Christopher Pagli, "I Stay Open Until You Close" (William Raveis Legends Realty Group)

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Rainmaker
2,634,487
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Theres RAIN (no points) and ACTIVERAIN (points)...One comes on its own and the other invites you to join...

Mar 20, 2016 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
563,146
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

They need to wait a bit on that...I'm almost a free membership.

Mar 20, 2016 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,716,504
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Why do people always bring this up?

Mar 20, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
5,528,990
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Christopher,

The points fuels the competitive spirit.  When this whole social media thing started there were at least 10 more platforms like this one.  There is one left standing besides Active Rain...A

Mar 21, 2016 01:33 AM
Rainmaker
846,325
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Probably less active, I have competition issues.

Mar 20, 2016 10:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

A few weeks ago Bob Stewart brought up the question.

 The members with lots of points said it would not affect their activity; newer members & those with fewer points reacted strongly that the points are a motivator.

 

Mar 20, 2016 10:40 PM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Active because my posts show up on searches & I have gotten clients from them.  And importantly, I have learned so much from my peers.

Mar 20, 2016 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
873,575
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I still would participate for the knowledge and interaction with other agents. 

Mar 20, 2016 09:25 PM
Rainmaker
4,057,976
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I can't answer that question from this vantage point as the points are still there. I might very well move my blogging efforts to WordPress instead... and check in from time to time on my friends in the Rain.

Mar 20, 2016 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
759,996
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Honestly, I'd probably be a bit less active.

Mar 20, 2016 09:30 PM
Rainmaker
6,546,154
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would not be answering as many questions.

Mar 20, 2016 09:23 PM
Rainmaker
660,532
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I would still active. I enjoy this networking, its fun and always something new to learn.  

Mar 21, 2016 02:24 AM
Rainmaker
140,568
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I think I would still be active.  I like the community here.

Mar 21, 2016 12:21 AM
Rainer
471,473
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

It would not change my participation because this site is about so much more than points !   I'm here for the publicity, marketing, training and mentoring I get from AR and other members.

I notice the ones who seem to have a problem with points are those that already have a ton of them.   Please don't disparage those of us that find them a motivating force and an acknowledgement of our achievements.

Perhaps ActiveRain could create a designation like "Long Timer" for those that have exceeded a certain score, say 500K, and at that point only the title would show and points would be deleted.

Mar 21, 2016 12:08 AM
Rainmaker
2,020,150
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I would be a POP TART user

Mar 20, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would continue to write my posts and reciprocate comments.

Mar 20, 2016 11:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,456,927
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Christopher Pagli I believe the point system is a great motivator for a lot of people. I would still be here.

Mar 20, 2016 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,027,385
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I am competitive by nature, so although I would like to say it doesn't matter, it does.  

Mar 20, 2016 11:01 PM
Rainer
74,407
Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

I would still be active. I like the information I get from others on AR.

Mar 20, 2016 11:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,871,895
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

same

Mar 20, 2016 10:41 PM
Rainmaker
3,322,050
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would still write my daily blog and may even check out my favorites, but there would be no incentive to participate in other parts of the rain. Then again it would be a big slap in the face to those who have been so active to earn the points they have. I can see it would be "pulling a trulia" abd we ala know how many agents ran from that platform when they pulled the same thing  

Mar 20, 2016 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Mar 20, 2016 10:35 PM
Ambassador
5,360,011
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

They would not mess with a great system like the points system.

Mar 21, 2016 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Probably less active.

Mar 21, 2016 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
290,569
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, I would still be active, as I enjoy the networking and the 'learning something new every day' factor (and that happens more days than you think!).  I enjoy the personalities, of course, Christopher Pagli!!  I would miss the Points at this time, because I'm so new, it's fun to see them accumulate. 

Mar 21, 2016 04:29 AM
Ambassador
965,693
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I'd still be active but I wouldn't be happy - points were a huge motivating factor - I wanted to get to that 500K mark!  

Mar 21, 2016 03:37 AM
Ambassador
3,037,614
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I honestly do not know.  It would depend on other factors that changed, if any. If posts are still ranking and consumers are calling ... the points don't make a hill of beans difference.  

Mar 21, 2016 02:47 AM
Rainer
45,807
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

Nothing would change for me.  I am on here from time to time.  Sometimes every day of the week, then sometimes once every other week.  It really depends on my schedule but I actually dont pay attention to the points.

Mar 21, 2016 02:11 AM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Not really here for the points. Here for the network, knowledge and to be seen on the web.

Mar 21, 2016 01:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,209
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I expect 60% less commentaries.  There will be few old timers. It will be like sr realtor club with may be 100-200 members.

Utah RE School teachers will not get their advertising for free. They count on students points to grease their juice.

Mar 21, 2016 12:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'd continue to do whatever I do now....

Mar 21, 2016 12:02 AM
Ambassador
2,952,997
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

No change.  I do what I do because it works and I value the community.  Points don't make my phone ring.

Mar 20, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
882,707
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I would stop immediately!

The only reason I am here is so I can add my AR points to my frequent flier miles for those wonderful upgrades.

Mar 20, 2016 09:59 PM
Ambassador
924,793
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

It's a wonderful incentive for new subscribers to get involved. The more involved you get, the more you want to be here. But I think they're great for the newbies. 

Mar 26, 2016 10:09 AM
Rainer
27,758
Jim McCord
Keller Williams Pinnacle Group - Cincinnati, OH
#1 Best Selling Author & Real Estate Coach

The points is strictly an ego thing... That's my thought... It wouldn't change a thing for me. Good post!

Mar 22, 2016 10:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,061,295
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I think the overall participation would be lower.

Mar 21, 2016 09:21 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Christopher Pagli - if that happens, no one else but Patricia Kennedy will remain the only 3 Million Points earner.....

And if you want 'Active' part to be really active.....the rain drops are points.

Mar 21, 2016 03:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,380,773
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Then it would just be "rain" without the Active.

Ok, maybe not, but most likely it would not be as active as it is now.  I know I would cut down my activity.

Mar 21, 2016 01:58 PM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I would still be involved as I am here for business first. Some days I think they should go away. Some days I think they are a great idea.

Mar 21, 2016 01:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,514,405
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Comments and answers will drop to little or none. It would be a big mistake for AR.

Mar 21, 2016 12:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,988,128
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

probably not as active - I like knowing that I am consistent in something 

Mar 21, 2016 12:59 PM
Rainer
68,795
Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

I'm not here for the points so it won't matter to me. 

Mar 21, 2016 11:53 AM
Ambassador
2,224,117
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I would still be a part of this community. I love this community and the friendships I've made. Although I probably wouldn't be as active without the point system. One of my yearly goals is also a point goal on AR. This is just for me, and I find it fun, and it motivates me even more to write my market reports. 

Mar 21, 2016 11:37 AM
Ambassador
3,312,361
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

As active as I am now.  

Mar 21, 2016 11:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

More points do not provide me with any tangible benefit.

Mar 21, 2016 11:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would be about the same

Mar 21, 2016 10:42 AM
Ambassador
4,558,652
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I believe I would continue to participate as I have. Interesting that this question keeps coming up.

Mar 21, 2016 09:42 AM
Ambassador
2,759,387
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

This topic comes up at least once a month.

Mar 21, 2016 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,971,760
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would still be involved.

Mar 21, 2016 09:39 AM
Ambassador
1,576,405
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It would not affect my postings.

Mar 21, 2016 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
818,707
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I would still post at my own pace and read good blogs.

Mar 21, 2016 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,430,147
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Christopher Pagli Probably less active.

Mar 21, 2016 07:15 AM
Rainer
318,713
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I like the motivation of higher points, and climbing the leader board. Yes, I have a long ways to go!  I have also learned from the interaction on here.

Mar 21, 2016 06:23 AM