There's A New Group in Town: Ask an Ambassador

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

There's A New Group in Town:  Ask an Ambassador

I know you might be thinking "Not another group.  Oy vey." Well let me promise you this, the Ask an Ambassador group is a very focused group and I think you'll find that we'll be consistent with our focus. 

Clearly those of us that have been around for a while can remember how apprehensive we were about asking questions about all things AR.  Furthermore, we were not quite sure who to ask.  What we didn't know is that:

  1. There were these "Ambassadors" who had made an agreement with Active Rain, to help new members and old members alike just for the asking.
  2. Secondly, we could have covered our eyes with one hand and with the other, pointed a finger on the screen and whoever was at the end of our finger, would have been a person who would gladly have helped us.
With that said, let me talk about the focus of the group.
 
  • Ask an Ambassador group was created to give new members a starting point to pose their questions.  A place where they can feel comfortable asking specific questions about how to navigate all things Active Rain. as well as eliminating the fear that they may not be asking the right person or persons. 
  • Our intent is to answer the How do I? Where can I? Who do I?, What is? etc, type of questions that newbies (and oldbies too) ask.  It's just that simple.
 
The AAA group simply wants to point a finger at the group of members that have been given and who have accepted Active Rain's charge to help when needed.  New members will soon learn that they can ask any member of AR for help, but at the onset, we're just going to point them in the right direction for starters.

The basic premise for posting to the group is that your title should contain a question pertaining to how to navigate in the community that is Active Rain.  The question in the title, will make it easy for someone to find the answer to a question that they have.
 
So as groups go, there are rules and here are ours:
 
Rule #1:  DO NOT POST UNRELATED MATERIAL HERE!  NO LISTINGS,  MARKET REPORTS, CONSUMER ORIENTED POST, RANTS, LOCALISM POSTS, ETC. WE WILL UNCEREMONIOUSLY REMOVE THEM, WITHOUT FURTHER DISCUSSION.

Rule #2:  SEE RULE #1
 
Anyone is welcome to post a question to the group and anyone can answer the questions posted to the group.  You do not have to be an Ambassador to participate.
 
Now let me introduce you to our moderators:
 
Charita Cadenhead
Rosemary Brooks
Dick Greenberg
Lenn Harley
Alan May
Brenda Mullen
BLiz Spear 
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Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Charita, I'm asked questions frequently and receive emails/phone calls... I am glad to help anyone here in the Rain.

Mar 12, 2013 03:15 AM #35
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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Charita & BLIZ ~ I think my comment was better off in a private message, "I sincerely apologize." I wanted to express my feelings, (just as I am doing now,) once again, "I am sorry"  

Mar 12, 2013 03:19 AM #36
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Thank you Jon.  I appreciate that you felt it was a good idea to withdraw the comment and I appreciate you 100% for doing so.

Thanks for the update Brenda.  Appreciate it.

Dick you have expressed your excitement in many ways and I am mos thankful to you for your role in setting the group up. I am considering this group a success even before it takes off.

Rebecca don't you just love helping others especially when they have personally reached out to you.  It's a great feeling and people appreciate it.

 

Mar 12, 2013 03:20 AM #37
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

@Jon, We're all cool and all want the same thing, a better and thriving AR community :)

Mar 12, 2013 03:20 AM #38
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Totally agree BLiz.  It's unanimous I'm sure.

Mar 12, 2013 03:43 AM #39
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

No problem Jon.  Your comment #27 was accepted in the good spirit that it was intended.

Mar 12, 2013 03:45 AM #40
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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Charita, I just wanted to echo what Dick said above in comment #34. We do need to have a supportive, warm, and friendly environment in our community, and I believe your New Group, AAA will go a long way to uphold those ideas. It's already off to a Great start.

Mar 12, 2013 03:58 AM #41
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Charita:  Now THIS... is a great idea for an Active Rain Group.  I very much agree.  What a great place for Newbies, and Oldbies as well, to go when they have questions to ask.  Cool Move!

Mar 12, 2013 04:23 AM #42
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

A cubed, got it.

Mar 12, 2013 08:33 AM #43
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Thanks Jerry.  Dick certainly expressed my point of view as well and we can create it and maintain it.

Thanks Karen Anne.  I think many of us feel the same way that THIS is a good idea.  If moderated properly and the very few rules observed, it will be a productive group.

Glad you got the memo Andrew.

 

Mar 12, 2013 11:10 AM #44
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

There is alot to learn from this group. Thanks for the creation of such a helpful AR service.

Mar 12, 2013 12:41 PM #45
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Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Charita,

This sounds like an a great group.  You list of moderators are simply amazing.  It makes me want to create a question just because.....  (I've got several helpful suggestions that I need to implement before I ask more.) 

I hope everyone, newbies and some of us that are still learning but not exactly new, will be a be able to improve their blogging experience with the help of this group. 

Mar 12, 2013 03:40 PM #46
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Charita-let's hope everyone will feel free to ask because it will be answered!

Mar 14, 2013 02:48 AM #47
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Sarah and Lee there certainly is particularly since any member can contribute to the process and I am hoping that you will too.

Sondra you and any other member are welcome to post questions that would benefit the entire membership about how to make the AR experience a good one.  I hope that you do contribute.

Hi Kathy, I hope they will too.  They may not post the question but they may choose to email as well.  You know how it was when each of us joined, we lurked for a while and learned that way.  I hope you will post questions that are asked of your or questions that newbies often ask.

Mar 14, 2013 03:03 AM #48
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Duly noted . . . duly joined and I will have my first contribution (as a non-Ambassador) something today.  Thanks for the invite Charita!

Mar 14, 2013 07:19 AM #49
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768,033
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Hey Carla.  Thanks for joining the group and I look forward to you contributing post to the group that answers questions that newbies and others will find helpful.

Mar 14, 2013 07:38 AM #50
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Cassandra Stewart
Future Home Realty - Tampa, FL
Your Tampa Florida Agent

Thank you for the invite Charita.  

Mar 14, 2013 10:44 AM #51
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Thank you Cassandra for accepting the invite.  I hope more than anything that you find this group helpful.  If you have a question you can post it here or you can emal anyone of us and we'll be sure to answer.

Mar 14, 2013 10:48 AM #52
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Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

This is great. There's going to be a lot of knowledge dropped in this group. I'll certainly be keeping an eye on it.

Mar 14, 2013 01:24 PM #53
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Glad to be here.  And more than happy to help out. 

Mar 15, 2013 10:40 AM #54
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