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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Once you have 500,000 points, your account is free. Here is a link to information on different ways to earn points.

Feb 05, 2019 03:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Do everything that is allowed on the points schedule. You can reach 500,000 points in less than a year for a free membership.


Blogging Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You published a new blog post 225 10 per week 
Your blog post was featured 100 1 per day
A member bookmarked your blog post 25 3 per day
Your blog post received a new comment 6 50 per day
A member "Liked" your blog post 5 25 per day
A member re-blogged your post 25 1 per day
You reblogged another member's post 25 1 per day
A member subscribed to comments on your blog  
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Commenting Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You commented on a blog post 25 20 per day
You tagged a member in a comment   0 N/A


Product Reviews

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You submitted a product review   50 1 per day


Profile Points

We have numerous scoring events for our members as they set up or enhance their profile page.  In general, you'll earn 25-100 points for every section the first time you update it.


Q&A Points

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A member bookmarked your question 25 3 per day
You answered another member's question 15 20 per day
A member "Liked" your answer 10 5 per day
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Invite Points

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Your invitation was accepted by someone you invite to ActiveRain   250 20 per day


Other Points

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A member "Followed" you 50 5 per day
You "Followed another member 10 5 per day
You reported a confirmed spam question, answer, or comment   5 5 per day
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Feb 05, 2019 04:35 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The biggest benefit is a free account at 500k. In the old days before the take over, there was State and local pages. The more the points you had, the higher you ranked. Therefore #1 got a the top spot for all to see when they looked up your State, county or state. If you want more points, be more active. Some Say points have no value, but for me it is what motivated me to get active. The results from being more active were more new clients directly from AR. That keeps me active

Feb 05, 2019 05:10 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

You have received information on the "how". Any benefits you obtain vary depending on any goals you have. If it's increased business you may see that over time when people find you through your posts. Maybe it becomes valuable by increasing your knowledge through blogging. It could be camaraderie with others in your area or in your field. Why are you here? What do you want? Good luck.

Feb 05, 2019 04:41 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Stay Active in the Rain

Feb 05, 2019 03:45 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

This should explain all you need to know for now Kate:  GETTING STARTED

C'mon in, the water's fine!

Feb 05, 2019 03:30 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great question and welcome to the Rain, Kate! Roy Kelley has you covered!

Feb 05, 2019 05:40 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Daily participation leads to a free account along with some fun & information info from nationwide colleagues.  Welcome aboard! 

Feb 05, 2019 04:50 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Roy Kelley has the answer to your fist question and Nina Hollander has the answer to your second question. Good luck...

Feb 05, 2019 07:50 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

There are many ways. I would suggest you follow the advice you have received here

Feb 05, 2019 05:42 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Write blogs - that is where the big point live.

HINT: Since you will NEED to write LOTS of blogs, keep them short (200 to 400 words) or break them apart to be serial blogs....then use the short url to link them.

DO NOT fall into the reciprocal 'follow' trap.

I recommend a few things.

#1. Who are you? Your profile suggests real estate agent but no brokerage is identified. Deception is never a good beginning.

#2. Your profile announces Best Real Estate Blog. Hmmmm....

Clearly there is more going on that your inquiry suggests.

I would get more into the benefits, but I suspect intrigue lies ahead. Polish up your profile, be a bit more transparent and your experience here could prove revelatory.

Feb 05, 2019 04:36 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You get points for participation. It the friends you make and what you learn that is more important. Jump in!

Feb 05, 2019 04:16 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The benefits are bragging rights once you've surpassed 500K which gives you free access to be a Rainmaker.

Feb 05, 2019 08:46 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Welcome to Active Rain, and you plenty of answers already.  Be consistent!

Feb 05, 2019 07:14 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Do everything that Roy does, he is the clear leader in this regard.

Feb 05, 2019 07:10 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nina Hollander has your answer.

Feb 05, 2019 08:36 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No free flights but connections can come from it.

Feb 05, 2019 07:42 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Ending the monthly fee

Feb 05, 2019 07:21 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Many of the greats that have traveled before you asked this question...proceed

Feb 05, 2019 07:04 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Win shoes & gifts with the AR logo just like the Price is Right!

Feb 05, 2019 06:22 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

The perks are invaluable and to attain points, you must participate by posting and commenting. Once you reach 500K points, the membership is FREE and then you can pick out an AR toaster and AR MeetUp t-shirt. Just kidding about the toaster and t-shirt!

Feb 05, 2019 05:47 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Nina has answered.

Feb 05, 2019 05:37 AM
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

The only tangible monetary benefit is FREE account. That level of participation also shows your interest and participation in the community.  We love to share our knowledge and learn from each other.  It's a two way street. 

Feb 05, 2019 10:23 AM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

You'll earn just by being active. As for what it does for you -  that really depends on what you want and why you are here. 

Feb 05, 2019 10:11 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY


Other than a free Rainmaker account at 500,000 points, there is no benefit to the points. You can't redeem them for a gas card, or Magnolia gift card.

Feb 05, 2019 09:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

How can I increase my points.... be ACTIVE on Active Rain. Points are for bragging.

Feb 05, 2019 07:36 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

The only practical benefit is getting a free account if you don't already have one (need 500K points). Contests and general participation are a good way to get points.

Feb 05, 2019 12:41 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nina Hollander  to the rescue. We look forward to hearing more from you and seeing your participation n the community.

Feb 05, 2019 10:24 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

you have all the ways to get points now

the benefit of being here in the rain is the amount of knowledge the amazing people share with you and each other. You can not buy this kind of knowledge and experience. Read their blogs and participate with comments. the reward is what you will learn.... its priceless!

Feb 06, 2019 12:44 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

You have received some fine answers, Kate. Good luck!

Feb 05, 2019 04:20 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

You have the answers you are looking for. I wish you all the best.

Feb 05, 2019 02:34 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Nina Hollander got you started on th right link.


Feb 05, 2019 02:27 PM
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

Nina Hollander said it all. Good luck. 

Feb 05, 2019 12:50 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

advantage:  at 500k points you'll be a free rainmaker....and get google juice....

Feb 05, 2019 12:41 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

You got the answers!

Jun 24, 2019 06:29 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Once you hit 500K points, you are FREE.

Feb 10, 2019 08:59 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The ways are already given

Feb 08, 2019 08:16 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kate Steven many good educated responses.

Feb 06, 2019 08:09 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

When you exceed 500,000 points, you get a free Continental Trailways ticket out of Autaugaville

Feb 06, 2019 01:35 PM
Merv Edinger & Associates
Remax Nova - Halifax, NS

 You can start by following everyone who comments on your question. You get points for following them & they get points for having a new follower.


Feb 06, 2019 05:50 AM