Ask An Ambassador: Connections

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

Like many things in Life, ActiveRain is what you make it.

You can use it as a dumping station for marketing reports and never comment or engage with anyone.

If blogging isn't for you, you can still come here, read, comment and get to know people.

Or you can be a regular blogger, connecting with potential buyers and sellers and agents from coast to coast (and beyond).

Over time, you'll figure out who a lot about people and their passions, how well they know their market, their business philosophy and a whole lot more.

Some you may get to meet in person and every time I have, it's never felt like I was meeting a stranger.

And people come and go from the Rain, and some come and go and come and go and come and go.....the Rain continues on regardless.

Many folks I know haven't blogged here in years and probably never will again.  The contact shifted from the Rain to Facebook so we're still in touch.

The cool thing about maintaining those relationships is the ability to help each other out.  One Rainer is very active in her garden club and has used several of my flower pictures for garden club newsletters and other garden club business.  I'm happy to provide.

Another Rainer who hasn't blogged here in 6 years reached out this week to ask to use some of my bee pictures to decorate here bee/she-shed :)  I've got plenty, so a Dropbox upload and link later and she's set!

I'm not a believer in the "you can't have a REAL friend unless you've met in REAL life" saying.  There are many people here that I've never met in real life, most likely never will, but count amongst my friends.  Phone calls, emails, Facebook chats, texts, the communication lines are there and open.

I'll readily admit, I don't participate in the social aspect of the Rain nearly as much as I used to.  My only mandatory is blogging daily.  I may or may not read another post, or leave comments, or visit the Q&A section.  It all depends on my time availability.  But even with that "neglect", I know the connections are out there if they need me, or I need them.

I'm connected.

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

Bill & Liz aka BLiz


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

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Bill(and Liz too)  - This is a favorite topic of mine. It's one that is in motion in sometimes weird and mysterious ways.  And in so many different varieties.  You summed it up well.

Aug 06, 2019 12:37 PM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good afternoon Bill and Liz,

I love moments like this, when connections spring up from the most unlikely places...We call those who start them, switchboards...A

Aug 06, 2019 03:15 PM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Bill - You hit the nail on the head for me with this one. Sharon Tara and I finally got to meet a few years ago after years of friendship on ActiveRain. It is a moment I will never forget, and yes it was as if we'd been friends forever. 

Aug 06, 2019 03:20 PM #3
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Bliz I"ve always considered you a friend! And I"ve met so many rainers in person, hundreds really over the last 10 years. Some of us meet quite often for happy hour or whatever here in town. And when we travel it's fun to meet other online  rainer friends. Like you said, when I meet them in person it's like we had coffee together 2 days ago! They are who they say they are  - great people!

Aug 06, 2019 03:50 PM #4
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

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This post is what us Tudes are all about - friendship, networking and helping each other out when/if needed!  Thanks Bliz!



Aug 06, 2019 03:52 PM #5
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Bliz, You guys have always been a mentor and wonderful friend in the Rain and on FB. Although, I don't post as often as I used too, I still check in to see how my AR friends are doing and sometimes I get to leave comments. I do value all the friendships that I have made here over the years since joining AR back in 2011. 

Aug 06, 2019 05:47 PM #6
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

You are absolutely right. It's certainly possible to be friends with people you haven't (yet) met in person. 

Aug 07, 2019 03:47 AM #7
Bob Jakowinicz
National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz - Livonia, MI
Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI RE Adventures

More than once over the years I've met someone who was also on this site.  After all of a few seconds you would've thought we have know each other for years

Aug 07, 2019 05:14 AM #8
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What we do here is a small version of what is required for our entire lives....

Aug 07, 2019 02:29 PM #9
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

It is always good to make and keep friends by any means possible.  You will certainly make friends if you stay long enough.

Aug 07, 2019 02:32 PM #10
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Bill,

What a great post..summed it all up nicely as usual..friendship, networking and helping each other out....a good definition of a friend and mentor.

Aug 08, 2019 03:48 AM #12
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