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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

DEANNA EARLY ---(NMLS #268590)---   this is something that Bob changed a few months back.  The reward is the response and conversation, not the points which constantly get abused!

Mar 30, 2016 11:26 PM
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LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
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Can't imagine getting to $500k

Mar 31, 2016 03:04 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Getting to the free 500k is a fun thing...back in the old days, it took twice as long to get there...now, there seems to be points for everything!

Mar 31, 2016 02:49 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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I wish!  I would have hundreds, possibly thousands of extra points.

Mar 31, 2016 02:11 PM
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Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
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Seems to me you have to contribute something in exchange for points. Upvoting adds nothing to the content...

 

I sill haven't figured out what good points do for you anyway....Can I win a trip or something???

Mar 31, 2016 12:06 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Guess I have not noticed this, thought we did get points.

Apr 02, 2016 12:43 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

There are already plenty of ways to earn points.

Mar 31, 2016 11:11 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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It's the Active Rain gods who decide this.

Mar 31, 2016 09:17 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Deanna. I don't have a clue and pay such little attention to the points stuff.

Mar 31, 2016 07:01 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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DEANNA EARLY ---(NMLS #268590)--- - there was a time when points were issued for such things, I remember.

Somehow, I like current point system.

Mar 31, 2016 01:46 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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Susan Emo has it right. It used to be that way but a few people abused the system.

Mar 31, 2016 01:38 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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The points for that were taken away months ago because Bob didn't like the quality of the questions and was trying to improve this part of the platform. You also used to get points for upvotes.

Mar 31, 2016 11:54 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I just read everyone's comment and I guess there is nothing I can add.  I think it somehow cut down on spam, but not sure why or how.

Mar 31, 2016 10:42 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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 The points system was changed a few months back due to abuse.

Mar 31, 2016 09:54 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Maybe because you can "like" it yourself all day long?

Mar 31, 2016 09:46 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

AR rules...and they change once in a while

Mar 31, 2016 08:33 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Bob and crew removed them and a lot of the points a few months back.  I'm not thrilled about it.  I liked getting point for answers to my questions.  I've asked a few good ones that garnered 20+ responses each.  Would have been nice to have points too... especially since they were "just for fun" questions, not RE related where the answer would have been the most important reward.

Mar 31, 2016 03:22 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Question, we should get this change.

 

Mar 31, 2016 03:19 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I think it should go back to the old system. May be we should vote on it....

Mar 31, 2016 02:27 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes, they changed this.  As Susan Emo said, the reward is in the answers. They've had to curtail things a bit as many often abuse the system.  Before we were getting even more off topic q's from those just trying to get points.  We still get them, but at least they aren't as prevalent.

Mar 31, 2016 01:19 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

As Susan Emo pointed out, Bob and the rest of the AR team stopped awarding points for likes several months ago.

Mar 31, 2016 12:38 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I'm trying to get to that free level too Deanna. Hope they don't change that just before I get there!!! 

Mar 31, 2016 12:34 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Susan Emo has addressed this correctly and gets an Upvote from me although I'm not sure she will get points for it.  There are limits.   To points. Not to my thinking that she deserves an Upvote.   

Mar 31, 2016 12:32 AM
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Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

Good idea!

Mar 31, 2016 12:06 AM
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Bob Crane
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people were complaining about points for stupid questions so this was part of what some thought was the solution.

Mar 31, 2016 12:03 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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The breakdown is here.  That was something that points used to be awarded for, but it was changed.

Mar 30, 2016 11:30 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What Susan Emo said

Mar 30, 2016 11:29 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Interesting point!

Mar 30, 2016 11:14 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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more points please

Apr 29, 2017 06:33 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Deanna,

As Susan Emo said, there were real crazy questions...A

Mar 31, 2016 02:20 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I think the only points you get are ten for asking the question. This was changed many months ago. There are no longer points for having a question liked. 

Mar 31, 2016 11:59 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

What Susan Emo  said.

Mar 31, 2016 11:52 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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The thing that stops me from asking Q: all answers come individually, so if you have 40 answers, you got 40 emails:(

Mar 31, 2016 06:23 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Who the devil knows

Mar 31, 2016 05:03 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know.

Mar 31, 2016 04:30 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Susan Emmo has answered.

Mar 31, 2016 04:09 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

ditto to what Susan Emo said.....

Mar 30, 2016 11:59 PM