Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts! (Full Circle Property Management)

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Dec 07, 2015 10:24 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

There are some really silly questions, and yes, you get 10 points for every question, I think only one per day.

Dec 07, 2015 10:17 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes , for one a day . I was very slow to get involved here(Q&A) . It turns out it's a fun feature of AR that builds comonality between it's members . Additionally it embraces one key rule of social media - Ask engaging questions to your target audience  !!!!

Dec 07, 2015 10:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I wish they would eliminate the points for questions and the points for answers. The quality of this section would probably improve.

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 15 20 per day
A member "Liked" your answer 10 5 per day
Your question received an answer 0 N/A
A member "Liked" your question 0 N/A
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


Dec 07, 2015 10:52 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Dennis Swartz I think the silly questions have dropped significantly since the point system was changed.

Dec 07, 2015 10:41 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I think most of us have likely said it to ourselves as well as out loud.  It's okay as I can choose to answer and sometimes in very snarky way.

As far as points --- this is always a good link:

Read more about ActiveRain Point System

Dec 07, 2015 10:30 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

For one per day

Dec 07, 2015 10:10 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Hmmm, one could consider the "pointless questions' to be those without points.

Some are here to have fun, others not so much. Count me among the former.

Dec 07, 2015 09:30 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

There are alot less crazy questions now that the points have been changed. Q and A is a great source to both learn and be entertained. If you are all serious all the time, then you may want to skop q and a. 

Dec 07, 2015 09:19 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

See the drop down next to you name.  Click on it and then click on Points.  Points are covered there.

Dec 07, 2015 09:07 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The explanation by Women of Westchester working Together sums it all up! Was not aware of the changes myself!

Dec 07, 2015 08:58 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I thought you do not get points for questions. I learned something new .

Dec 07, 2015 08:40 PM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes, some of them are ridiculous.  You now get 10 points for asking a question once per day.  You used to get would also get  5 pts for all the answers you received and 10 pts for every thumbs up you got on the questions.  It was kind of ridiculous.

They changed this a few weeks ago to try to improve the quality of the q's and it definitely helped.  But, yes, there are still some stupid q's, and some seem to go for any bit of points they can receive.  

Dec 07, 2015 06:39 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Dennis - I think you get 10 points per question, but I am sure there is a limit on the number you can ask in any given day. Okay, so as Roy Kelley pointed out, you only get points for one question per day.

Dec 10, 2015 01:27 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I believe you get ten points for asking a question, and you only get points for one question a day. 

Dec 08, 2015 12:53 PM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Dennis Swartz how many points did this post earn you?  You'll have your answer.

Dec 08, 2015 12:32 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Makes you wonder.  

Dec 08, 2015 12:01 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Yes there are a whole 10 points for asking a question (one per day per person). I think this format is missing the mark and there are some questions that don't belong.

Dec 08, 2015 10:11 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

The big disadvantage of asking a Q here: you receive every individual answer in a separate email. 

Dec 08, 2015 05:48 AM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

There are no pointless questions.  Even the pointless questions get points, which is the opposite of pointless.  


Dec 08, 2015 03:46 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, I think 15.  Sadly, no more points for answers.

Dec 08, 2015 03:42 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Points are listed under your profile info.

Dec 08, 2015 03:00 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A tiny bit of points for the first one and zero for any others.


Dec 08, 2015 02:59 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

You get 10 points for asking a question.  15 points for answering.  And, I have no clue why some folks are asking some of these questions.

Dec 08, 2015 02:36 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dennis Swartz yes, there are 10 points for asking questions - pointless or with some point. (Limit is only 1 a day, hopefully, that will help....)

Dec 08, 2015 02:30 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Finally, somebody speaks the truth!  

What's your favorite color?  


Dec 08, 2015 01:51 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Interesting play on words.

Dec 08, 2015 01:47 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

some are useless, but not as many as previous to the change in points....

Dec 08, 2015 12:47 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

You get 10 points for one question/day.

Granted there are some silly questions, however, there are also so very valuable questions that benefit our community as well.

I enjoy the Q&A section...even the silly ones.


Dec 08, 2015 12:26 AM