Ask An Ambassador: I'm Counting On You!

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

ActiveRain is a lot of things to a lot of people.  The Pay It Forward vibe makes this community unlike any other online community I've encountered.  It's become a vital part of my daily life for years and I don't see that changing any time soon.

There's a lot of things I count on ActiveRain and its members for:

1.  To play nice in the virtual sandbox.  Fact is there are very, very few true jerks in the Rain.  The truly jerky tend to find themselves not finding the "nourishment" they want from their bad behavior and most often they wander off and after a few months we may notice that we haven't seen whatisface around in a long time.

2.  To share.  Your expertise, your experiences, your life.  An opportunity to learn and get to know you, and yes, maybe even become friends.

3.  To remember us when you hear of someone needing an agent in Ohio.  As we remember our Rainfriends in Texas, Florida and pretty much every other state coast to coast and even a bit farther as we see opportunities to help them :)

4.  To help each other out.  See a typo or a sentence that just doesn't make sense or a dead link?  A quick contact email or text is always appreciated.

5.  To give us ideas.  Ideas to adapt to our own local market both for better serving our clients or that spark we need to write another blog post.

6.  To keep the growling Chihuahua away :)  That one is for the AR Staff, but keep the glitches minimal and the curtains open so we can post as we need to! 

7.  To give me a place that understands the frustrations, the highs and the lows of this business.  A place to vent and a place to celebrate.

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

Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz

 

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Ambassador
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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)

Dick, Same here!

Alan, The problem I sometimes see with jerks that if left unchecked they either attract other jerks or influence others into acting jerky...hey, if X gets away with that, why can't I?  So best to nip it as early as possible for the good of the entire community.

Mar 28, 2017 02:17 PM #14
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

BLiz

I'm ever so thankful to have found AR and for having been a member for so many years, and it just gets better and better.

Jerks are thankfully few and far between - we meet them in our business, too, and unfortunately we sometimes don't have a choice but to deal with them rather than ignoring them.

Jeff

Mar 28, 2017 02:26 PM #15
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

BLiz- All of what you mentioned are the extras, perks, and sprinkles on the ice cream sundae that is known as ActiveRain.  Without the back and forth and giving and getting that goes on here, we'd be just any other platform. 

Mar 28, 2017 03:47 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Such a wonderful resource and a great group of people! 

Mar 28, 2017 04:12 PM #17
Ambassador
2,693,831
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Jeff, I've certainly encountered a few agents that I'd rather never do a deal with again, but fortunately find most agents aren't that way.  I enjoy working with a good professional on the other side of the deal when both of us understand we're each just trying to do the best possible in representing our respective clients.

Kathy, And if it was just another platform I'd not participate to the degree that I do.

Sharon, It truly is!

Mar 28, 2017 04:27 PM #18
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

I completely agree.  This community of RE professionals is unlike anything I've ever experienced online.  A virtual community that is very real.

Mar 29, 2017 03:44 AM #19
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

ActiveRain is a community of individuals who interact, not only regarding our professions, but about our lives. Pretty amazing when you think about it.

Mar 29, 2017 03:47 AM #20
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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks for keeping us on the Positive road.

I have experienced some glitches on AR, but I sent a message to the help desk and they have always graciously solved the problem.

Mar 29, 2017 03:52 AM #21
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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)

Mick,  For sure on the very real part.  I've gotten support when I've needed it from friends I've never met in person.

Kat, And a lot of that is something we'd have never expected when we joined.  Getting to know people personally and share the ups and downs of life.

John, Those glitches are bound to happen, and as long as they're not major I can live with it.  Some things I've learned the tricks to protect myself (e.g. copying the post before hitting submit).

Mar 29, 2017 04:06 AM #22
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I am glad this got featured - we are lucky to be part of such a wonderful community as AR - and I haven't seen the chihuahua for a few months! I guess things are running smoother - or I am luckier! 

 

Mar 29, 2017 04:45 AM #23
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Liz and Bill Spear "To play nice in the virtual sandbox.  Fact is there are very, very few true jerks in the Rain.  The truly jerky tend to...wander off..."

Or - in extreme cases - get zapped by the AR Gods! 

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Mar 29, 2017 06:28 AM #24
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This has to be said periodically

Mar 29, 2017 07:35 AM #25
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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)

Lise, Other than a few known glitches (e.g. posting to featured listing) I think the site has been very smooth from a functional standpoint.  I know there have been clock/point issues, but honestly those don't bother me because points aren't my driver for being here.

T&S, Thanks for the reblog!  And fortunately the AR SMITE button isn't needed too often.

Richie, It does :)

Mar 29, 2017 10:46 AM #26
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

That sums up AR for me exactly. well said.

Mar 29, 2017 12:48 PM #27
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Melissa Spittel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westminster, MD
"Achieving Results Together "

The "pay it forward" is immense in such a competitive industry. I'm constantly amazed at the willingness to share in AR. Imagine if society played as nice in the sandbox as AR members. Oh, what a wonderful world it would be. 

Mar 29, 2017 06:41 PM #28
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Very well said.  This is one of the best platforms I have visited! 

Mar 29, 2017 07:46 PM #29
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Good stuff, as always Bliz. -Kasey

Mar 29, 2017 11:01 PM #30
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Liz and Bill.  And, I must add that you two are shining examples of playing well in this sandbox.

Mar 30, 2017 05:01 AM #31
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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)

Nick & Trudy, Thanks!

Melissa, I'm afraid we'll just have to settle for this community playing nice, although I'd love for it to spread.

Melissa J,  I've found nothing else like it!

Kasey, Thanks!

Gabe, We try!  And thanks for the reblog!

Apr 09, 2017 05:28 AM #32
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Love this post!  I've been slammed with projects and not able to write as much as I'd like.  Way behind on commenting, too.  ARGH!  Love your stuff!

Apr 10, 2017 07:58 PM #33
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