Bob Ratliff Blog: The ActiveRain Point System

The ActiveRain Point System

The ActiveRain Point System

If your new or old to ActiveRain and wondering 

how many points one can collect daily or weekly

The AR Staff was kind enough to 

list a link at the top of each members points page.

 

Click on your points and that will direct you to your points page then find the link at top of page
that reads "activrain point system"

 

For members who need a refresher course click on your resource tab at top of page and click on getting started in AR and find blue prints to blogs, how to complete your profile, community guidelines and more.

 

ActiveRain awards points to our members as a way to motivate them to engage with others and share their expertise.  You can earn points through community events like entering a contest, taking a survey, attending a meet-up, but most of the points you accumulate will come from the daily interaction you have on ActiveRain.

What makes ActiveRain different from any other online community is the willingness of agents and real estate professionals to help one another in their business and in life.  Face it… real estate is a tough gig and you need a strong support network to survive!

This post will walk you through all of the essential elements of our scoring system.

 

When Points Are Awarded

We have about 50 different “scoring events” that are running behind the scenes.  These events are constantly evolving based on feedback we get from the community.  Here are scoring events the "point buckets" that you'll see on your points page aligned

Notice: ActiveRain changes the scoring system on occasion as we release new upgrades or respond to people abusing the system.  We'll do our best to keep this up-to-date, but please use this as a reference tool only.

 

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 
0 N/A

 

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

Scoring Events Points Frequency
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

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You published a new question 10 1 per day 
Your question was featured 50 1 per day
A member bookmarked your question 25 3 per day
You answered another member's question 10 10 per day
A member "Liked" your answer 10 5 per day
Your question received an answer 5 25 per day
A member "Liked" your question 5 25 per day
A member subscribed to answers on your blog 
0 N/A
You tagged a member in an answer 0 N/A
You "Liked" a question 0 N/A

 

Invite Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
Your invitation was accepted by someone you invite to ActiveRain   250 20 per day

 

Other Points

Scoring Events Points Frequency
You logged in today 100 1 per day
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
You bookmarked another member's blog post 0 N/A
You "Liked" another member's blog post 0 N/A

 

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.

There are also times when we will deduct points from a member's account if we feel they are blatantly abusing the points system.

View Your Points At Any Time

Members can navigate to the "Points" page on their computer or phone to see how they are tracking on points this month and to see the total points accumulated on their account.

The points are organized into smaller "buckets" so you quickly see where your engagement is strongest.

Earn 10% of the Points for Every Person You Invite

One of the fastest ways to accumulate points on ActiveRain is by inviting new members and coaching them on how to engage within the community.

When a member accepts your invitation, we attach them to your account in our database. At the end of each month, our system will award you a bonus equal to 10% of any points your invitees earned.  These points are awarded as a single lump sum.

Summary

We always points on ActiveRain to be a positive experience for you.  They should motivate you to engage with your peers and to share your secrets in the real estate industry’s top online community.  If you ever see something that feels out of line you are welcome to let us know about it.

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Comment balloon 49 commentsBob Ratliff • February 01 2015 12:09PM

Comments

That's a great outline of point system.  I was not aware of many of the points available.  That's okay though, not worried about points.  

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) almost 5 years ago

Bob,

Good of you to repost this, many are asking this question.  I am tempted to crash your party, if only we could teleport. LOL A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 5 years ago

Bob,

 Good refresher and it does change frequently! I hope you have a great day planned!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 5 years ago

Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689 ....Great reminder of how it all works ....Thanks!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 5 years ago

Great info and I certainly do didn't realize so much was available! Let's make it rain!!

Posted by Trumps Elite, Realtors/Career Consultant (Keller Williams Realty Acadiana) almost 5 years ago

Thanks for dropping by Cindy Edwards good to read your not worried about the points but many in the RAIN do and that's why I re-blogged the staff point system.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

It would be nice Ron & Alexandra Seigel if you could teleport down....

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

Thanks for dropping by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert 

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

great reminder Rob Thomas and great way to gain 25 points for the re-blog

 

thanks for dropping by today....

 

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

With the changes recently to AR pages its good to be reminded Elite Team especially to those who are just starting to blog on AR.

For the ones who have accomplished their 500K and say they don't care about points "which I'm not buying".... its nice to be reminded how one can gain a few extra points.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

Bob - Thanks for sharing this information. The point system certainly has changed, and I don't think I was aware of all the ways you could earn them. 

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) almost 5 years ago

Bob, go to know what points are awarded for.  Members can earn more than twice as many points daily today then they could when I first started in 2006.  Much easier to climb to the top then before.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 5 years ago

Thanks for dropping by today Troy Erickson I know that 15 member posted this in December 2014 but many missed it so I thought I would re-blog it and gain 25 points in doing so. Have a great Sunday....

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

Yep, it's amazing how many one can gain daily, I just learned you can blog on product reviews once a day and gain 50 points.... Good stuff here in the RAIN George Souto .

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

They changed it up a bit from what I remember.  Good post explaining it all.

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) almost 5 years ago

Once we get use to our routine Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner it will change again.... thanks for dropping by today.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

Hi Bob -- good to get out the word on point accumulation -- it's so important for those who want to "earn" FREE membership.  Like you, I have my doubts about those who say points don't matter to them.   If that's true, I'm sure many would be willing to take a few hundred thousand from them to add to their total.      

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 almost 5 years ago

Well there you have it!  ActiveRai couldn't have made it any easier for us to understand!! :)

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) almost 5 years ago

 I agree with you Michael Jacobs let them give a couple thousand to a newbie and then we'll see how important points are to them. I was happy when I finally hit my 500K and can you believe I'm over 540 now.... feels good but there is a lot of millionaires on the Texas board....

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

I was like how long  had that link been on my page Joni Staples so I thought I would share it today.... hope your having a great Sunday.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

That's good information for new AR members, as well as those of us who have been around for awhile, but weren't aware of the points changes.

CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Fart’s Club group! 

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 5 years ago

Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689 Excellent post and a good reminder to us all. Have a great week friend. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) almost 5 years ago

I didn't know it was there. I bookmarked the post you referenced

Posted by RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman, Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate (RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia) almost 5 years ago

 Good morning Bob. I can remember when the points system was not as robust as it is now. Nowadays, if one stays steady add it they can earn 40,000 points a month. Some time ago, it would take almost 2 months  or more to accumulate of the same amount.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 5 years ago

 Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat its good to be reminded occasionally to boast a little motivation in the rain. Thanks for the features on the "Old Fart's Club".

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

Alan Kirkpatrick thank you sir, may you and your family have a wonderful safe week. 

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

Glad I could remind you where to find it RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman if your not looking at the top of the page the link blends into the page. I just noticed it yesterday....

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

I remember those days, probably why I never participated much until 2013

I've been a member since 2007 but only got involved blogging Oct. 2013 when I finally told myself to climb the leader board.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

Great recap, Bob. I think some people were asking if you can top out on daily points--but since earning some of these points is beyond our control based on what others "do" it's hard to say with any certainty.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) almost 5 years ago

Myrl Jeffcoat -- I hope you weren't featuring this post in the the Old Fart's group because being old farts we suffer from CRAFT disease (can't remember a friggin' thing)! (LOL!)

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) almost 5 years ago

Ha! Nina Hollander your going to give Myrl Jeffcoat a big chuckle from your comment.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

Bob -- that was the point! Waiting to hear from Myrl now! (But you know, I cleaned up my language for the CRAFT disease .)

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Bob,

Great way to refresh everyone's memory on the points! Loved the comments especially Nina Hollander's!! hehe 

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) almost 5 years ago

Bob, this is an excellent reminder for longtime and new members of the Rain. It's a marathon, not a race and consistency will always payoff in the points department. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Great post, as the system changes at times.  I remember with this last change, I didn't catch that we only receive points for one re-blog a day.  I had re-blogged 10 great posts, but found out that I only received points for one, haha.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) almost 5 years ago

Nina Hollander - It just seemed so fitting to feature this post in the Old Fart's Club, for the very reason you mention.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 5 years ago

Great reminder on an FAQ especially for new members, Bob.  Points are a great way to keep motivated and learn how to effectively network here in the rain.  You do a stellar job on all of the above.

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) almost 5 years ago

Hi Bob. Thanks for the rundown on the points system.  I am glad it is shown at our fingertips.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 5 years ago

Hello Bobby,

Great post - especially with all of the recent changes here in the Rain!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 5 years ago

Bob, The system has changed a lot in recents times and it is always good to review wheh points are awarded. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 5 years ago

Oh, gosh!  An iPhone app?  Just what we all need to support our obsessions.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Bob I can not keep up with the changes of the Points just as I get used to what we have they change them....So how about bringing back the "feature button" just sayin, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 5 years ago

I like how they post something about new point modification and disable comments. It is like: ''here, deal with it!''.

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) almost 5 years ago

Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689 ~ I have been seeing some weird point swings happening.. One AR members "overnight" had about a 5000k point increase (and he's not even participating right now) The only reason I noticed this is because after about 1 year being stuck at #31 in California and "recently" I finally became #30 in California... Well that lasted two days and then "poof" the person I passed received about 5000 points overnight (and like I said, he's not participating)... & BTW: I also noticed another member jump up about 5000 points over night and the only reason I notice her big move is because her and I are very close on the "all state" page...  PS:: I was going to blog about it but I don;t think it is worth the effort....  

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) almost 5 years ago

Jon Kolsky that is so weird...... maybe you should let the staff know. No to be mean but to be fair. That isn't right when we work so hard and someone else doesn't even have to try. I did notice the other day I logged in and it gave me 400 instead of the 100??? crazy.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 5 years ago

Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689 ~ I feel bringing it to staffs attention is a bit too much... I hear what you are saying, but in the same breath "if" there's gaming going on "so be it" It is what it is, and in the over all big picture I have better things I'd like to talk to AR staff members "if" and when I get a moment to dial their #

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) almost 5 years ago

Thanks for the review!

Cheers to many points in the RAIN to ALL!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 5 years ago

Bob - I have been keeping track lately.  Active Rain has made a number of changes in the past year.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 5 years ago

Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689 Thanks for the recap- I also found the comments to be interesting- I wish I had an extra 5000 points added on my points;)

Posted by Shanna Hall, I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311 (Real Estate Solutions) almost 5 years ago

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