Who Knew - What is an Ambassador?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

You may have noticed the banner on some of our wonderful Active Rain members that say they are ambassadors. Maybe you have been here a while or you are brand new but have yet to fully understand what an Ambassador with Active Rain means. It's a great question.

To put this into the words of our platform powers that be, here is how they describe an Ambassador:

The members who rock the orange badge possess something special. They live and breathe ActiveRain and they are here for YOU! Ambassadors are critical members of AR who proactively pay it forward by welcoming and educating the community. They know the ins and outs of the 'Rain and welcome your calls and emails requesting help and guidance.

ActiveRain has always been a place to help real estate professionals connect and grow their business through learning, educating, and sharing so never hesitate to reach out for some mentorship or answers.

The main thing I have learned during my 10 years in the Rain is that this is a community of people who are willing to help. If you have a blogging question, want to get a tip on navigating the site, and so much more, our AR Ambassadors are your go-to peeps. Just reach out to them when you need some help.

Now, how do you find a list of Ambassadors? First, you can click HERE.

Next, go to your Home Page and look on the left side. There you will see the tab that says, Meet Great People. Click on that and then you will see, Ambassadors.

When you click on Ambassadors, you will see all of our wonderful leaders listed right there. Take a look around and perhaps you might even find someone who lives near you. Wouldn't that be great?

Getting to know your fellow Active Rain members is the best thing about this platform hands down! As I have traveled the country, those members I have gotten to know over the years I have been able to meet some of them. 

I'll never forget meeting the famous, Anna Banana while we were visiting Phoenix. We met up in person and it was so cool! Another two fellow bloggers, Cherise and Gordon Selley have become some of our very best friends. They live in Colorado and we get together many times during the year.

These are just a few great reasons to know your fellow Rainers but also to understand who your AR Ambassadors are. However, even those members who aren't Ambassadors, are also great go-to bloggers. Just reach out and get to know your community here in the Rain!

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®, 

        Granbury, Texas 

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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Paula McDonald, Ph.D. This is great information for all the new members. It's not just Ambassadors that are willing to help...it's the entire AR community that is giving and sharing.

Jan 11, 2021 07:07 PM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

And there I am way down at #128th

Happy Monday Paula McDonald, Ph.D. 

Jan 11, 2021 10:04 PM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I love this post, Paula! I too, have met Anna Banana and Gary and loved having that opportunity.

You know, I REALLY miss Cherise & Gordon - I ADORE them and haven't heard their names in quite some time. Please give them my best the next time you speak with them.

Hope to see you tomorrow (TUES) at our ZOOM meeting!

Jan 11, 2021 10:40 PM #7
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Buckhead - Midtown - Westside ... Love our City - Love our Clients! - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Paula McDonald, Ph.D. 
Thanks for explaining the Ambassador concept for others in the community.  I am very proud to be counted in that number - that's for sure. A dream fulfilled...
All the best - Lynn

Jan 11, 2021 11:17 PM #8
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Paula.

I've reached out to them, you are right, they do help those who call and need assistance.

Jan 12, 2021 12:38 AM #9
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Paula... great information for those newer to the Rain. I was here for quite a number of years without knowing what this was all about.

Jan 12, 2021 04:56 AM #10
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Paula,

I am glad that you wrote a post about what the ambassadors do. When I have  a referral I always go to Active Rain to look if there is a member in the area, and what they have written. I always enjoy Bill and Liz Spear's posts, and know they are our townhome experts in the Active Rain community. 

Jan 12, 2021 05:45 AM #11
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

A great post.  As an ambassador, I'm more than willing to answer questions, unfortunately I'm also technology challenged, so more often than not, when a question comes up... I can put that member in touch with someone much more savvy than I am.

As Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 points out, there are more than mere Ambassadors, here in the rain, willing to help.  Most rainers are willing and happy to lend a hand.  Ask in the Q&A's, you'll be overwhelmed with responses, reach out directly to someone, or comment on their posts... you will get an answer...  many of them will be correct, too!

Jan 12, 2021 05:55 AM #12
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

If a new AR'er has questions, Ambassadors are a great place to start, but just about everyone who posts and comments here would be open to assist. That's what makes this such a special community.

Jan 12, 2021 06:17 AM #13
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Great info for newbies. Thanks for sharing! 

Jan 12, 2021 07:13 AM #14
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I think it's so important for newbies to know they can reach out to someone easily - that's why the ambassador list is great. However, I suggest it be updated since many have not posted in years.

Jan 12, 2021 07:38 AM #15
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Paula McDonald, Ph.D. - I wore that badge proudly for many years. 

I stripped myself of the badge when I saw SO MANY AMBASSADORS supporting the action of another AMBASSADOR not paying a referral fee. 

Jan 12, 2021 08:51 AM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Paula- I'm glad you posted this because I'll bet there are many people who have no idea what that Ambassador thing by the profile photo meant.  What's wonderful about this community is that any member is willing to help another member. 

Jan 12, 2021 09:46 AM #17
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

This is a great reminder to utilize all the tools that ActiveRain has.  I do not think I have ever clicked on the Ambassador button.

Jan 12, 2021 10:42 AM #18
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Paula there are some who should get demoted just sayin for different reason than what Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist said:)) there are other 'crimes' too:))Endre

Jan 12, 2021 06:36 PM #19
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

If you are active long enough on ActiveRain you will find that almost anyone you reach out to for help will gladly offer it.  The difference in color, (Blue vs Orange) just demonstrates someone that may have offered just a bit more on occasions.

There are many 'blue' members that outwork team 'orange' on a regular basis. Having offered that, it only takes an email to support to get the ball rolling to promote blue to orange if they feel it's justified.  Back in the Day we had Kerrie, aaahhhh and she tidied up all the loose ends

Jan 13, 2021 05:38 AM #20
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Over time newbies will see the beauty of this community and the rainships created over time.  Thanks for the post Paula McDonald, Ph.D. 😎

Jan 13, 2021 06:58 AM #21
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID

I just brought up the Ambassador concept to a non-profit I am on as a way to expand knowledge of it and it's mission.  Happy 2021!

Jan 13, 2021 09:37 AM #22
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Paula McDonald, Ph.D. - the ambassadors are similar to those in a chamber.  They help members navigate and make them feel part of the group.  We have many great ambassadors here.  This is similar to a chamber of commerce.

Jan 14, 2021 03:43 AM #23
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great post for new members and the reminder for the rest of us of how powerful and what a great list of ActiveRain members!

Jan 20, 2021 09:19 AM #24
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