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Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
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Rainmaker vs. Ambassador has nothing to do w/ points.

Rainmaker means that you are a paying member and your posts are public...or once you've gotten to 500,000 pts it's free.

Ambassadors are pretty much volunteers...they are people who have volunteered to help new members of the community as they may need help.

Nov 27, 2015 05:30 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It is not about points.  Ambassadors are great people who go out of their way to help the newbies, and also help the Active Rain staff understand the pulse of the community.  There are many who don't have the designation and are just as helpful like Debbie Gartner who knows so much more about Active Rain than anyone else in my opinion.  All in all this is a wonderful community of people who care.  A

Nov 27, 2015 01:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Neither of these have anything to do with the number of points someone has on AR.

Nov 27, 2015 10:10 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not sure what you are asking since you can become Rainmaker any time, but you have to be ''invited'' to become Ambassador. 

Nov 27, 2015 04:31 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jack Gerbehy None of these designations on AR has anything to do with points - except that once you cross 500,000 point mark, you are RAINMAKER.

Any paid member prior to that is a RAINMAKER.

AMBASSADORS are just volunteers who promote ActiveRain. They are appointed.

Nov 27, 2015 02:31 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 I am a rainmaker trying to get drought infested CA more rain....

Nov 27, 2015 02:22 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I don't understand your question or the example you left.

Nov 27, 2015 11:17 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Rainmaker: Paying member

Ambassador: Someone chosen by AR to act as a brand ambassador (see the word usage) and to be a first level of support for the user community.  This is a standard practice in many industries and is actually taught in "social media 201" type classes.

Nov 27, 2015 09:59 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

You got all right answers. 

Nov 21, 2019 08:14 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great answers you got.

Nov 21, 2019 01:06 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Service driven, not points driven.

Feb 19, 2019 10:41 PM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

As Bob Crane said, we Ambassadors get no extra points for being Ambassadors.  We just agreed to help people along the way as they try to make sense of the AR platform.  

Nov 29, 2015 03:15 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Debbie Gartner has the answer I would provide.

Nov 27, 2015 11:58 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

They are unrelated

Nov 27, 2015 11:38 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I'm late to the party but it looks like you have some spot on answers here. 

Nov 27, 2015 10:58 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Saturday morning Jack. An ambassador has nothing to do with points. It is there duty/obligation to promote and help others in active rain.

Nov 27, 2015 06:10 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

There is not one - ambassadors are nominated and chosen to be a help to the community.  


A rainmaker is simply someone who pays for their AR account and has access to SEO indexing.  There are some ambassadors with a relatively small amount of points, and some rainmakers with millions of points.

Nov 27, 2015 01:48 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

You work your way up the point scale until you get to 500,000 points.  You get a free Account.  The Ambassador has nothing to do with getting points.

Nov 27, 2015 01:29 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

This has more to do with the knowledge of the site...which I don't feel I qualify for even giving my national placement in the top 20

Nov 27, 2015 12:14 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

A Rainmaker is when you choose to pay to upgrade so the public can see your posts, you will see a $10 deduction for each 100k points you earn until you hit 500k and it is free. An Abassador is not ties to points, you are chosen based on your activity and reputation you make here in the Rain, 

Nov 27, 2015 09:04 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Neither of these designations is tied to points.

Nov 27, 2015 08:58 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I was fortunate enough to be a rainmaker before they started charging but now I have over 700,000 points so it is moot.

Nov 27, 2015 08:53 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

ditto to what everyone else has already stated.... 

Nov 27, 2015 08:12 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Being an ambassador has nothing to do with points. You are a Rainmaker once you hit 500,000 points or if you pay a monthly fee if you have less than 500,000 points. This status makes your posts public and gives you good SEO. 

Nov 27, 2015 07:57 AM
Toronto, ON

Ambassadors have been appointed by ActiveRain over the years based on various subjective criteria over the years.  The number of points does not determine if a person is an ambassador.

Nov 27, 2015 06:50 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You are learning RAINSPEAK...You will be fluent soon enough

Nov 27, 2015 06:29 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I think you have a couple good explanations I'm an Ambassador, and if you need any help...let me know? 

Nov 27, 2015 06:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Points are not related to these designations other than you get a free membership as a Rainmaker when you reach 500,000 points.

Anyone can become a Rainmaker by paying the current dues.

Nov 27, 2015 05:37 AM