Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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3,840,217
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Here is the official answer....

''Points May be Deducted from Your Account

Our goal is to make our points a reward system, not to be punitive and deduct points all the time. That being said, there are certain scoring events that can be reversed (you lose the points).  Examples include:

  • Deleting a blog post
  • Deleting a comment
  • Unfollowing a member

We have a rule in the system stating that any points are locked in after six months. So, if you go in and delete an outdated blog post from 2012, you won’t be penalized."

 

Mar 19, 2017 08:03 PM
Rainmaker
2,460,958
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Try it and see. You can always re-follow if the points are the issue.

Mar 19, 2017 08:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Don't think so. I canr emember deleting people who are gone from here and nothing changed.

Mar 19, 2017 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I think I read something that points are locked after 6 months so if you unfollow or delete comments or posts you won't lose points if it was over six months ago. Not sure though.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4563477/the-activerain-point-system

Here is where I read it Nathan Gesner.

Mar 19, 2017 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,528,505
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I'm watching my follower count today , I'm watching you.

Mar 19, 2017 07:40 PM
Rainmaker
4,969,239
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I do not think so..probably the person you are following will lose points.

Mar 19, 2017 04:52 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

You only get 10 points for following so if you do it would be hard to notice. I suggest giving it a try and watch closely to see.

Mar 19, 2017 03:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,497,698
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, but only if they are a recent follow.  I believe the points system blog explains it.

Mar 19, 2017 10:00 AM
Ambassador
3,338,449
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not believe so.  Deleting comments ... yes. 

Mar 19, 2017 09:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,847,665
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew.

Mar 19, 2017 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
979,296
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Nathan - Looks like Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland has the correct answer.

Mar 20, 2017 03:30 PM
Rainmaker
986,552
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes you will Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland knows - unless they posted something terrible why bother?

Mar 20, 2017 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner - I think if you 'UNFOLLOW' after 6 months, you do not lose points. Immediately? Never tried it. I usually do not 'UNFOLLOW'.

Mar 19, 2017 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
678,558
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I don't believe so, but if all you lose is 10 points - no big deal.  I'm not here just for the points so if there was a legitimate reason to unfollow someone, just do it.

Mar 19, 2017 06:57 PM
Ambassador
3,580,264
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I have no idea but I'm guessing somebody as answered this one!

Mar 19, 2017 06:22 PM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good question

Mar 19, 2017 04:56 PM
Rainmaker
897,328
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, but they will put a hex on you forever... lol

Mar 19, 2017 02:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I understand that the algorithm takes back the points if you unfollow within six months.  I don't know if this is still how it is handled.

Mar 19, 2017 01:44 PM
Ambassador
2,678,589
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 No. 

      And if you want to game the system for points, unfollow then re-follow and your total will increase by 10 points. 

      I don't know if the person that you unfollowed then re-followed gets 50 points or not, maybe you can tell me.  

                  

                    

Mar 19, 2017 01:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,839,276
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Don't think so. I cleaned up my followers a while ago because some where no longer posting.

Mar 19, 2017 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,046
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Anita Clark shares her wisdom....

Mar 19, 2017 09:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I hope you give it a try and let us all know. I think i have only unfollowed soemone once in 8 years here though. 

Mar 19, 2017 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,188,610
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am without a clue. Have never done it!

Mar 19, 2017 08:34 AM
Rainmaker
151,633
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

That's a great question, Nathan Gesner! Along those same lines, there may not be any reason to unfollow them unless you just don't like what they post. I would think that the active members posts would push the inactive members posts down your blog roll.

Mar 19, 2017 08:08 AM
Ambassador
5,198,807
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I think after 6 months you won't lose the points.  Great question for support@activerain.com 

Mar 19, 2017 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,440
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I don't know the answer to this one but it would seem that if you get points for following you should lose them for unfollowing?

Feb 25, 2018 03:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,895,624
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I did not know the answer till I saw Margaret Rome answer.

 

Mar 22, 2017 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,618,781
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

If you followed them in last 6 months or so. I do not think, I even unfollowed anyone... 

Mar 20, 2017 11:19 PM
Rainmaker
908,118
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

If you do, it's probably not enough to worry about. Blog more and recover them!

Mar 20, 2017 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

does it matter?

Mar 20, 2017 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
7,784,709
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Points are locked in after six months.

Mar 20, 2017 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

You will if you "unfollow" me!! 

Mar 20, 2017 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,326
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As others have written. Hope you aren;t unfollowing us. Was it something we wrote?

Mar 20, 2017 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
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 think so.

Mar 20, 2017 05:28 AM
Rainmaker
2,165,864
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Sometimes

Mar 20, 2017 04:34 AM
Rainmaker
5,095,861
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Since I haven't ever unfollowed someone, I don't know. But as I plan to do a spring cleanup, I guess I'll find out soon.

Mar 20, 2017 03:42 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea

Mar 19, 2017 10:14 PM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Great question! Not that I have unfollowed anyone. 

Mar 19, 2017 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I don't think so.

Mar 19, 2017 07:27 PM
Ambassador
6,348,779
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have never tried it, why unfollow?

Mar 19, 2017 06:51 PM
Rainmaker
536,943
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I don't the answer to this question. I would have to ask that question myself if the need arose.  I like all that I am following so never had to think on this one.

Mar 19, 2017 06:14 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I believe you need to leave them there for 6 months.

Mar 19, 2017 04:02 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think I read somewhere that you DO lose points when you unfollow, but that may have changed....

Mar 19, 2017 03:05 PM
Rainmaker
142,796
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I don't think so, but I also don't remember what the guidelines say.

Mar 19, 2017 02:26 PM
Rainer
509,449
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I don't know. Good question and thanks for asking.

Mar 19, 2017 02:04 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I don't think so.

Mar 19, 2017 09:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,131,564
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Nathan Gesner Probably not, but check the guidelines.

Mar 19, 2017 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,236,920
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I will follow others unless someone wants to dump me. That has not yet happened on AR. A few who harassed others have been reported and removed membership. 

Mar 19, 2017 09:33 AM
Ambassador
5,030,748
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No I don't think so.

Mar 19, 2017 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner No idea.

Mar 19, 2017 08:17 AM