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Rainmaker
2,020,350
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have to. I've got folks tryin to pass me !

Aug 13, 2016 01:01 AM
Ambassador
5,361,546
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Most people really do; watch how many points those who claim they dont care about points earn.  And how upset they get about others who do this and that "just for the points".

People care, but most are embarrassed to admit it.

 

The issue came up at an Eastern meetup last year about heavy earners on AR who claim to not care about points, yet do everything possible to earn the max.

I will admit that there are many who do not care, but AR was built on competitive people who do care about these things, and their dominance in the RE social media world depends on this competition and the things we do to earn them.

 

It was refreshing a while back when I got a call from a multi millionaire here concerned about points for recent meetups and a contest, and getting them before someone passed her. 

It brought a smile to my face as I thought, "how refreshingly honest".

Aug 13, 2016 07:27 AM
Ambassador
4,559,180
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's right there in your face, hard to not see it

Aug 13, 2016 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,060,553
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

How can you miss it? It's right there staring you in the face!

Aug 13, 2016 01:03 AM
Ambassador
1,371,254
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I know I did when I noticed I was getting close to a million points but not now.  I think it is important to those striving towards a FREE membership though.

Aug 13, 2016 01:15 AM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Harry F. D'Elia - should I share my spreadsheet for my daily/weekly/monthly activities on ActiveRain?

Aug 13, 2016 04:17 PM
Ambassador
2,224,117
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do. That's because I've set a personal point goal for myself. It's just a goal between me, myself and I. This is one of the ways I have fun on AR. 

Aug 13, 2016 10:54 AM
Ambassador
2,564,451
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Are you referring to looking at the Leaderboard?

   I look at it daily.

Aug 13, 2016 08:17 AM
Ambassador
3,312,361
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

The only way I look at my points is to see if I am making progress against the #1 slot in the state of VA taken by Lenn Harley.  The distance between us used to be just under 500,000 points.  Her lead is narrowing, but only because she disappeared...I have no illusions about that.  

If I cared more I'd enter the contests and max out my points every day.  The points just aren't that important after a while.

Aug 13, 2016 05:31 AM
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

Bob Crane nailed this one!

Aug 13, 2016 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
3,973,752
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I will admit, I do.

Aug 13, 2016 02:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,635,942
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We can not help but notice as it is next to our header when we post.

Aug 13, 2016 01:16 PM
Rainmaker
956,587
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It's pretty hard to miss when you go to your home page. I do pay attention when points have not been awarded for a contest.

 

Aug 13, 2016 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
2,442,552
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I do! Not that they are worth anything, but I have typed a bunch of posts and comments to earn them.  They do not come easy!

Aug 13, 2016 10:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,280,348
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I'm sorry to say that I do. I find it's a measurement of my participation.

Aug 13, 2016 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
916,173
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do

Aug 13, 2016 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,715,689
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 do... I keep track of how many points I need per month to reach FREE status before my next renewal.  

Aug 13, 2016 08:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,514,605
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do, since I want to reach 1 million:) and move higher on leader-boards. 

Aug 13, 2016 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
5,531,639
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Harry,

I agree with Susan Emo and Jeff Dowler .  Happy Saturday A

Aug 13, 2016 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,322,403
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like to... make sure i am keeping up with my 1000 a day 

Aug 13, 2016 01:05 AM
Rainmaker
468,799
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Badges....Badges... we don't need no stink'n badges....

Aug 13, 2016 01:00 AM
Rainmaker
874,330
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Let's be honest, it's a game with measurable goals.  I am hooked.

Aug 18, 2016 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
6,548,379
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have no idea.

Aug 14, 2016 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,381,073
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do, I have my eyes set on the 500k free account, topping my county and being in the top 100 of my state (currently at 101).

Aug 14, 2016 04:18 AM
Rainmaker
818,907
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not each day, but I still want my free account.

Aug 14, 2016 03:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,385,024
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Only when we're closing in on a milestone.

Aug 13, 2016 11:28 PM
Rainmaker
4,162,935
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Hard not to pay attention. Think it was a focus for the first 500,000 more so than now.

Aug 13, 2016 11:18 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not look for it but it shows up on home page.

Aug 13, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
729,253
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

yes of course

Aug 13, 2016 09:46 PM
Rainmaker
4,063,172
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The total number shows up everyday. 

Aug 13, 2016 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
3,613,947
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

You bet I look at it everyday

Aug 13, 2016 08:38 PM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I check about once a month.

Aug 13, 2016 07:36 PM
Ambassador
3,728,452
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Nah, I'm looking forward to 2 million though!

Aug 13, 2016 03:56 PM
Rainer
318,713
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I do :-) Not only my points. I look at my ranking.  I'm slowly moving up & have many more points before reaching the 500,000 mark.

Aug 13, 2016 03:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,175,626
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I have no iodea..I never look at points.

Aug 13, 2016 12:25 PM
Ambassador
3,722,438
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh, I glance once in a while. 

Aug 13, 2016 12:18 PM
Rainmaker
2,401,819
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

No interest in the points. I see the totals when I go to My Home because they are on the page. The only "stat" I keep up with at this stage is number of followers. 

Aug 13, 2016 10:28 AM
Rainmaker
2,634,787
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I dont count the money in my wallet nor my AR points but I know they are there...

Aug 13, 2016 08:18 AM
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 see the points under my avatar when I am on the system but cannot say I am doing any real comparisons are analyzing how to make them spike.

Aug 13, 2016 05:29 AM
Rainer
230,924
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i stopped 2 months after i joined maybe one month. but all good

Aug 13, 2016 05:18 AM
Ambassador
3,037,949
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I see the stats and numbers ... however I am not counting. 

Aug 13, 2016 05:17 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

Not everyday, but I do check it out on occasion.

Aug 13, 2016 04:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,457,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Harry F. D'Elia I don't pay much attention to the points anymore.

Aug 13, 2016 02:15 AM
Rainmaker
3,685,854
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!

Aug 13, 2016 02:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Bob Stewart could probably do a query to the AR database and find out the answer.

Aug 13, 2016 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
797,107
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

Never thought about it.  I notice when I sign on because it's right there but it's not like you win anything.

Aug 13, 2016 01:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,409
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Not me is here today.

Aug 13, 2016 01:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,804
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

The other day I accidently did because I was looking for a past comment I posted on something a few days ago. I find that the easiest way to go back & check where I've been so to speak.

Aug 13, 2016 01:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Many days I barely have time to check in much less worry about the day's point total.

Aug 13, 2016 12:59 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I look at them for the month.... never the total for the day....

Aug 13, 2016 12:56 AM