Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Breaking News:   Steve Harvey will be announcing the answer to this question.  

Jan 10, 2016 10:34 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

there is no ActiveRain member who is a greater ambassador than you.... and I consider myself a very good ambassador on this platform... 

Jan 10, 2016 10:48 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Roger, I don't think there's been anything more recent published about Ambassador selection since Kerrie's post The Orange Badge (which also includes a link to Niki's post on the same topic).

The reality is the Ambassador list is filled with a fair number of Rainers that are no longer active (perhaps there should be an Ambassador Emeritus type title?).

As far as the Community Guidelines, I know they didn't give me a test to verify I'd read them, but I suppose selection is or was based on demonstrated actions here in the Rain and I'd assume potentially recommendations from others to Staff.

And that's my engineering answer for your questions :)  Bill

Jan 11, 2016 08:18 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I remember when the Ambassador thing started, we were charged with calling new members and converting them to Rainers...getting them to see the value in blogging to the public.  There was even a small commission in doing so, but I never was able to get it done.  Since those days, the role has been a member that others could call on for guidance.  It's mostly symbolic at this point.

Jan 11, 2016 12:35 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Still laughing at Michael Jacobs answer.  Many moons ago I was contacted by another Ambassador and asked to take the role of an Ambassador. 

Jan 11, 2016 12:23 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Who knows?  It looks like our friend Michael Jacobs knows the announcer who will enlighten us all.  LOL A

Jan 10, 2016 11:58 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I was made an ambassador years ago for promoting Active Rain in my community and bringing people to join. A lot of this was instituted by Active Brad who I maintain a freindship with to this day. It has been a long time since anything was organized about it or any direction from AR as to the purpose. Maybe this will change with new ownership, but who knows?

Jan 10, 2016 10:12 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

The A/R background is such a puzzlement...

Jan 10, 2016 10:10 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I also will check back to learn and as it has been a while go back and read the guide lines.

Jan 10, 2016 09:47 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have no clue; however will be checking back for answers.

Jan 10, 2016 09:29 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Roger D. Mucci i often wondered how one becomes an Ambassador? It will be interesting to read the upcoming repsonses.

Jan 10, 2016 09:27 PM
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Excellent question Roger!! And the answer is??????

Jan 10, 2016 09:26 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have asked this before as well and I think Chris Ann Cleland has the answer. What leads you to believe they have not read the Community Guidelines?

Jan 11, 2016 03:35 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

You might have to lure Kerrie out of retirement and see if she can provide an answer?

Jan 11, 2016 01:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good question Roger,  never check it out, all I know is one should be able to call them if you neek help with something I guess.

Jan 11, 2016 01:18 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

You would be a great Ambassador.  We are there to assist others in the Rain when they have questions or just need a little push.  When something is quirky, we go on a Facebook page for Ambassadors and quiz each other about issues.  And yes I have read the guidelines......  

Jan 11, 2016 12:35 AM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

I don't have any idea- it is something that I have wondered myself! Following!

Jan 10, 2016 11:34 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Roger, in my humble opinion, you and Barbara Todaro are Ambassadors!

Jan 10, 2016 11:26 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I agree with Barbara Todaro ... completely.  I don't think there has been a "new" Ambassador for quite some time, and some of them are no longer active in the 'Rain I believe.

Jan 10, 2016 11:04 PM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes, a lot of ironies here, right Roger?  I know you've blogged abt this before.  

Jan 10, 2016 10:57 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope your blogs will provide the answers. I expect there are many members who have not read the community guidelines.


Jan 10, 2016 10:22 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I thought that their purpose was to 'help' with tech challenges, best practices here on AR. How do they get selected? Don't know.

Jan 10, 2016 09:54 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

007 connections my friend without reading the Guidelines purely by connection, one knows some one who knows some one and next thing you are in and become one of the exalted rulers:)))

Jan 17, 2016 02:55 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Would think all Ambassadors would have to read the Community Guidelines, but love Michael's answer! 

Jan 11, 2016 11:48 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Roger - I know that it sure is not promoted or advertised here anymore, and I am not sure the last time someone became an ambassador. It would be interesting to know if this will change, or be updated in the future.

Jan 11, 2016 06:36 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Roger. You are already an Ambassador, without the title.

Jan 11, 2016 05:46 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Roger D. Mucci you have a valid point.

As an Ambassador, I have read and followed community guidelines - and will be shocked to know about the Ambassador who has not read it!

Jan 11, 2016 03:42 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Having memorized the manual is not nearly as important as supporting the harmony of the community and helping others as you go through the day in the rain.

Many play the part well in this little community with or without an orange patch, and a few others fail to play it well as well.

Jan 11, 2016 02:52 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

An Ambassador should have read the community guidelines and demonstrate that they believe in the network and have a willingness to help others. There are many that don't wear the badge that are very qualified and supportive of the AR community and surpass the service given by many of the named Ambassadors that have gone silent.

I for one think when you are no longer active that your orange badge should be retired or at least you should be contacted to see if you intend to be coming back and helping with the role you were given and agreed to do. I guess there is not enough staff to do all this monitoring therefore we rock along like before.

Jan 11, 2016 11:34 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Very good question.  Waiting patiently for comments.

Jan 11, 2016 11:24 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I was nominated and accepted the position. I do work to encourage new members when I have time. I also try to be helpful when someone needs it. I have gotten emails and phone calls asking how to do something, and I do my best to help out that. 

Jan 11, 2016 08:39 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Can I throw my hat in the ambassador ring? I would promise to be a perfectly awful one that would never behave or follow the rules or call anyone back.

Jan 11, 2016 05:20 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have no idea.

Jan 11, 2016 05:07 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In my experience, the ambassador has been first level support and they act to keep the community vibrant and to educate on it's use.  This is inline with the "Brand Ambassador" or "Evangelist" concept for companies.  Usually unpaid persons who love the product so much they help people by answering questions on forums or get people to experience the product for the first time.

Jan 11, 2016 04:04 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I believe these people volunteer for this gig to help fellow members. I believe they are supposed to contact new members. I was never contacted by anyone when I joined AR. I think at least 2 years passed of my being on AR before any body initiated a phone call to me and it had nothing to do with ambassadorship. Any one who is an ambassador and does read the guidelines should be ashamed.

Jan 11, 2016 01:43 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Well, I've never known of any commissions as Chris Ann Cleland mentioned.  As far as I know one has to complete an Ambassador application and then pass a rigorous exam. 

Now, Roger D. Mucci your question implies that you know of an Ambassador who has not read the Community Guidelines.  For reals?

Jan 11, 2016 01:22 AM
Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX

I don't have an answer for your question Roger Mucci.

Jan 10, 2016 11:25 PM
Toronto, ON

At certain times in the past, ActiveRain would appoint certain people as ambassadors.  These are volunteer unpaid positions.  If I recall correctly, in some cases, they asked who might be interested and in other cases, they asked people if they might be interested. 

Who was selected was based on various internal criteria that was not published and likely changed over time.  However, I think it was geared towards people who were generally helpful in getting others to become active here or who may have published a lot of posts relevant towards using AR.

I don't think anyone has been appointed in quite some time, or if anyone has, it would be very few people.

Jan 10, 2016 10:51 PM