Ask An Ambassador: Help Is A Click Or Call Away

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 SAL.2002007747

One of the absolute best things about this community is the willingness to share and to help others.

Over time you get to know people and we share the best and worst of times, both business and personal.

We learn from each other, sharing ideas that we'd probably never think of letting a local competitor hear.

We're exposed to techniques from across the country that we can adapt to our local market.

You can draw on this community in times both routine and extreme. 

I've tapped friends from coast to coast including a very trying situation fall 2015 (you know who you are!) when I needed expertise that I didn't have to help my family.  The help was freely offered, and that kind of help is not something I'd expect anywhere else but from friends I've made in the Rain.

And the favors go both ways.  It's a pay it forward community.  I know what I know because others have taught me or I've figured things out. 

I've helped Rainers between showing appointments, sitting in my driveway, standing outside while waiting for a closing to start, from early morning to late in the evening, it's part of what I enjoy doing to help this community thrive.

Helping isn't an Ambassador thing, but a Rainer thing.  We all help, with or without the badge designation.

Got a question?  Need help?  Just ask.  Someone will do their best to give you what you seek!


Until next Tuesday, just Ask An Ambassador if you need help!

Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz


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Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Bill and Liz, this is one of the reasons why ActiveRain is much different than similar platforms. Help is freely given amongst friends in the rain.

Oct 25, 2016 08:17 AM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

BLiz- you are right about that!  The members here are quick to help a fellow member and offer support as well. That's a huge difference between this platform and others. 

Oct 25, 2016 11:15 AM #2
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Beth, The only place I've found similar support is in FB groups composed of other ActiveRain members!

Kathy, No hesitation at all, if someone needs help, people offer.

Oct 25, 2016 11:23 AM #3
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Bliz this is who 'we rainers' are......150%!! And how fortunate we all are to have grown together in so many ways over the years.

Oct 25, 2016 11:58 AM #4
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I wish you the best in your marketing efforts.

Oct 25, 2016 12:41 PM #5
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Bill and Liz -- this is what makes Acive Rain such a wonderful place to hang out.


 "It's a pay it forward community.  "

Oct 25, 2016 01:54 PM #6
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

That is my absolutely favorite thing about ActiveRain. It is a community like no other!

Oct 25, 2016 01:58 PM #7
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Liz and Bill Spear - it is always paying it forward, especially when it comes to ActiveRain! 

And yes, you deserve that orange badge! (How many members share their points with others?)

Oct 25, 2016 03:10 PM #8
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, this is a very giving community.  U've been on both sides of those phone calls.

Oct 25, 2016 05:35 PM #9
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Bill, you are the poster child for the pay it forward community - and we love and appreciate you!  

Oct 25, 2016 11:47 PM #10
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Liz and Bill.  Yes, there's any number of people willing to help with issues here in the Rain.

Oct 26, 2016 12:10 AM #11
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Bliz

Well you nailed it with this one. The community has always been that way, I think. I think it's one of the main reasons people like being here and participating - it's a way to get help, but also to offer with, nothing expected in return (OK you get some points).


Oct 26, 2016 12:19 AM #12
Alison Creamer
Keller Williams Elite - Virginia Beach, VA
Realtor,MRP,ABR, CDPE,IMSD,HamptonRoads

The relationships and things I have learned in the Active Rain community are priceless!  

Oct 26, 2016 01:05 AM #13
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

AB, It's great knowing help is out there when we need it.

Harry, It's working fo rus.

Joan, It's something we realized early on, and the community is good at maintaining that culture.

Praful, Love to see how this community helps each other.

Debbie, Definitely have enjoyed the benefit of receiving help and giving help.

Debe, Thanks!  I want this community to thrive and it's one way I can help.

Gabe, And there are certainly some topics that have some true experts we can rely on.

Jeff, And more or less, the community is self-policing.  Those that don't get the culture and want to continually cause trouble tend not to stick around.  It's only been in extreme cases that I've seen Staff have to show them the exit.

Alison, That they are :)

Oct 26, 2016 09:59 AM #14
M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

What a great feeling post to start my morning with - thanks "BLIZ."

Oct 27, 2016 02:42 AM #15
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

M.C. You're welcome!   One of the nice things about this community is there are usually positive things to be found :)

Oct 27, 2016 02:51 AM #16
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I agree - this is an amazing and wonderful community. Every time I talk with new agents I encourage them to join.

Oct 27, 2016 04:24 AM #17
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Marte, The fact that this community works so well together as a whole, really makes those that haven't grasped the culture that more obvious. Fortunately that number of those that don't "get it" is pretty small.

Oct 27, 2016 10:13 PM #18
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great advice!  I'll remember going forward to recommend newbies join the Newbies group and the Ambassadors to have their questions answered.  

Oct 30, 2016 05:33 AM #19
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Jan, I get a fair number of contacts either via phone or email asking for help, and am always happy to do what we can.

Oct 30, 2016 07:56 AM #20
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