Real Estate Agent with Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited

Maybe it's because people are back from vacations, or maybe more members are deciding it's time to get serious about their blogging, but as an ActiveRain Ambassador I have received more requests for assistance or to answer questions on AR in the last 2 weeks than I had received in the prior 3 months.

... and I am always happy to help with whatever answers or suggestions I have !

I received questions about about finding members in different states, how to add colored text to their blog, and some general questions about blogging to get business and my experiences here ... all of which I was happy to discuss, and hopefully gave some helpful advice !



My point is, I know for sure that there are dozens of ActiveRain Ambassadors that you will run into as you read through the posts and comments here, who are only too happy to help when it comes to Getting the Most out of ActiveRain.


... sometimes newer members may feel intimidated to reach out for assistance, but pretty much everyone here, Ambassador or not, are ready and happy to assist !




If you are serious about taking your blogging to the next level, and have been lurking and reading for some time, do not miss the opportunity to tap into those members who have agreed to be Ambassadors in this community !


If you need to know how to insert pictures into a blog, adjust the size and colors of fonts, learn how to reblog someone else's post, or allow your own post to be reblogged, or any other questions you may be pondering - reach out to any of the members who have this ...



...under their picture, and dont ever feel like you are bothering them ! Shoot them an email, or leave them a voicemail, and you will see very quickly that they truly enjoy helping people become more successful in this big ActiveSandbox !


Here are just a few !!!!




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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I never really knew this.  It's nice to know that these people have agreed to assist those of us who are still learning.

Aug 23, 2010 05:03 AM #61
Carrie Sampron
Home Smart Realty Group - Highlands Ranch, CO
ABR SFR & Kathy Sampron (303) 931-3629 Highlands R

Sheldon:  It is always nice to receive an invitation to ask questions.  Thanks!

Aug 23, 2010 05:32 AM #62
John DL Arendsen
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Sheldon, I'm so happy to see that you and your fellow Ambassadors lend so much support to AR members and the RE community. I have received tremendous support from AR staff and many members in my brief time as an active AR member and have really learned a lot from attending AR University and Rain Camp.

Now I have a question for you. I'm in somewhat of a dilemma. I recently wrote a post about a situation I've just found myself in and have reached out to several members in the AR community and have received some valuable and intelligent information. So I was wondering if you had some time would you mind jumping in on this discussion. Here's a link to the post. I would very much appreciate and respect your input.

Thanks in advance,


Aug 23, 2010 06:18 AM #63
Carra & Shae Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Sheldon.....Ambassadors are always quick to help when called upon.  But as you point out, nearly everyone on AR will lend a helping hand when asked.  That's what makes this place so great - sharing and helping is good for the soul!

Aug 23, 2010 07:04 AM #64
Robert Amato
Bob Amato of Empire Home Mortgage Inc - East Meadow, NY

Great post. Thanks for pointing this out to us "newbies". Always good to know how to get help.

Aug 23, 2010 09:27 AM #65
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Steve ! Absolutely ! Thats part of the creed in this place !!!

TLW ! Your whipping is usually helping folks get up to speed, so yes, Whip Away !

Simon ! Well said - we all look out for each other !

Eileen ! You are very welcome, and you have become one of the experts here now !

Aug 23, 2010 09:47 AM #66
Deborah Grimaldi
Albert Realtors - Cranston, RI
(401) 837-9633

Good idea Sheldon, share the information across the board, way to go!!

Aug 23, 2010 11:25 AM #67
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Patsy ! Ha ! Use us all !!!! lol !

Susan ! And they will continue to be there for ya !

Mike ! - I've got so much help from dozens of folks around here !

Kat ! Good question !

Brian ! - Yep - all of us need help at some times !

Joshua ! Yw !!!

Debbie ! Its what this place is all about !

Susan ! And thank you for all those you help with techy issues ! Ambassadors were invited in about two or three phases last year, and we had a training session and have been proactively looking to help ever since !

Christine ! Ha ! I think you're right !!! And TLW is quietly always happy to lend a helping hand ... and a few of her classic stories !!!!

Aug 23, 2010 12:59 PM #68
Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Sheldon.. The Ambassadors  have been doing a lot to help those with questions.  I noticed this from time to time when I am reading blogs.  However, I feel that regardless of where you stand in this website, we are all one BIG happy family, and are ready to help out others.  I know I am.

Aug 23, 2010 03:56 PM #69
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Lenn :o) - Of course - you are the epitome of being there for our fellow ActiveMembers - yours truly included :o)

Keith - Ha ! And will always be there when needed :o)

Jane - Count Cards, put $500K on black, and Mimi at Tiki Nails on Sunset is fabulous ;o)

Aug 23, 2010 04:00 PM #70
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

And I thought Ambassador was just the next rank after Rainmaker----after you earned so many points!  How nice to know we have guardian angels!!  Thanks for the post Sheldon!

Aug 23, 2010 04:45 PM #71
Deb Harshman
Long and Foster - Christie's International Real Estate & Owner of Staged Home Decor - Potomac, MD
REALTOR & ASPMaster Stager, The Selling Advantage

Hi Sheldon.

Thanks so much for bell ringing! I need a lot of help. It does frustrate me and then I just go on to doing other urgent tasks and drop the blog topic I had on my mind.  I promise to be contacting for the help I need.


Aug 24, 2010 04:42 AM #72
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Leesa - Yeah Jan is mildly amusing ;o)

Craig - Nice !

Elizabeth ! Yes those folks in the collage are some of the cream of the crop for sure ;o)

Lisa ! I know it's a pleasure for the Ambassadors and other members to help whenever they can !

David ! Me too ;o)

Roland - Well said and I agree 100% ... especially about Lenn :o)

Suzanne - oh there are many more Ambassadors - and then many more willing Rainmakers :o) All ready to give any help they can !


Aug 24, 2010 08:31 AM #73
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Sheldon, Great job in explaining what the Ambassadors do.  Everyone I have ever asked has been more than willing to help, this is a great community.  One thing that is also helpful is the ActiveRain Manual that Brad put together.  I stumbled across it only last month!

Aug 24, 2010 12:00 PM #74
Valerie Duncan Stewart
(Metro First Realty) - Oklahoma City, OK
Real Estate Agent-Broker, OKC, OK


I often wondered what an Ambassador title meant. Thank you for sharing. I didn't realize we could call upon other members for help. How absolutely awesome!

Aug 25, 2010 04:05 AM #75
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Claude ! It is almost impossible NOT to learn something new every day here ! :o)

Chris Ann ! You are a huge part of this community :o)

Sharon - Amen ! Everyone is there for anyone ! :o)

Anna Banana ! I love those 'Aha' moments !!

Loreena ! You are up with the best this community has :o)

Terrie ! Thank you - and that was the hope - to let the newer agents know there are people ready a willing to help at every turn in this community :o)

Lori ! You got it ! TLW is a pretty good one to have as a mentor/inspiration ;o)

Jason ! You're welcome ! Anytime :o)

David ! Love that ! Many phone calls go on each day from members to members ! for info, and a few laughs !

Claudette ! Thats exactly what I was hoping to do :o)


Aug 26, 2010 01:01 PM #76
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Cathy ! So excited to hear that you have been busy ! Thats great news !!!

Missy ! You also are one of the pillars that compile the foundation of this fabulous place ! Thousands have learned from your willingness to share your expertise - myself included ;o)

Gita ! I agree ! :o)

janeAnne ! You are so giving in all aspects here, and share a wealth of knowledge through your blogs, and I'm sure through followups to member questions :o)

Lynn B ! You're very welcome !

Lynn C ! Actually I do have an outside blog ( ) and I have had my blogs indexed by google in mere minutes to the first page :o) There are some tactics on keyword usage, titles, and content, as well as having pertinent comments that compliment the keywords. I'm not sure why your blogs would not be getting indexed? thats something to contact the AR Tech Gurus about :o) But why Outside Blogs? Well, there are many stories (including some from me) of clients calling saying "I read your blog, and I have a few questions" who often end up as clients - so for me thats reason for me to have one, and use my blog for all sorts of posts :o) Let me know if you have any specific Qs with blogging, and I'll always be happy to bounce any ideas around ! Cheers Lynn !

Dave ! I love to pay it forward as I never take for granted those who have helped me on my journey !

Lisa ! Ha ! I'm dont know the magic formula - I just got asked and loved the concept :o) Hope you guys are well :o)


Aug 26, 2010 01:26 PM #77
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Tammie ! Great ! Glad this was helpful !

Carrie and Kathy ! Thats what I was hoping to convey :o)

John - Heading there next !

Carra ! And the Cosmic Cow Pie is great for the soul too !

Empire ! You got it !

Deborah ! My pleasure ! Thanks !

Valerie ! Well said - I know you are there with advice for many :o)

Pat ! Ha! Guardian Angels huh ! I like the sound of that ;o)

Deb ! You bet ! Anytime :o)

Mary ! The ActiveRain manual is another great resource ! Thanks !

Valerie ! You sure can ! Anytime :o)

Aug 26, 2010 01:34 PM #78
Janice Cooper
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. ~ C: 609-694-3622 New Jersey - Medford Township, NJ
Broker Associate, ABR, ASP

Great information Sheldon!  Thank you! ~ JC

Sep 16, 2010 03:14 AM #79
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

My pleasure Janice ! And if you need any info from up the turnpike, let me know :o)

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