A REALTOR® posted a blog in 2008 suggesting that Active Rain points were useless, misleading and ego driven.
My reply was:
Not true !
The point scoring system is very crucial, has great significance and clearly identifies the mutual and reciprocal action of our members and their interaction.
The point system also clearly demonstrates the act of sharing in the activities of a group, more specifically any Active Rain group.
As a condition of sharing a common interest with others including our fellow realtors, mortgage brokers, stagers, appraisers, home inspectors, attorneys, educators, and our other colleagues, we are rewarded with points demonstrating our cooperation, camaraderie, and any quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability with our interests.
Through our associations, we add to this the quality and condition of being honored, esteemed, respected or well regarded by our peers and prefects.
"I have an obligation to my profession of which I'm proud to belong."
The point system clearly represents something that serves to indicate or suggest the level of interaction each honorable Active Rain associate and member has with other members of our profession.
This system is also derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes in an agents level of professionalism, serves as a healthy indicator and a function of time spent in the industry, and may reward our members ultimately as an informal recommendation to a potential future employer, a buyer, a seller, or any other client or customer.
ActiveRain serves as a healthy indicator of an agents qualifications through their profile, their level of spirited cooperation in the network by the point system, the level of respect earned from their associates and colleagues through their interaction, and their dependability noted through testimonial, peer, clent and consumer review.
Thanks to all for taking a moment to consider my thoughts, and share yours, and for your participation in Active Rain.
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