9 things about Localism

Real Estate Agent

1. In 24 months Localism will have more traffic than Trulia and Zillow combined. (That's not an entirely fair prediction since Trulia and Zillow are focused solely on real estate, whereas Localism encompasses everything local.)

2. Where ActiveRain gives real estate professionals a chance to talk to consumers, Localism will give real estate professionals a chance to talk with consumers.

3. Top Neighbor positioning is always free and based solely on a member's contribution to a community.

4. Being the community sponsor does not mean you own the community.

5. Being a community sponsor will give you additional exposure; Just like any good advertising should.

6. We purposely priced the community sponsorships below market value.

7. will be backed by a significant advertising campaign.

8. Sponsoring a few communities or small cities should be looked at like an investment in the future.

9. The entire vision for Localism has not yet been made known realized.

Pam Winterbauer
Pam Winterbauer Real Estate - San Ramon, CA
"Providing Blue Ribbon Service"

Jonathon.....great information on the benefits of localism.

Jul 28, 2008 03:34 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info


Jul 28, 2008 03:37 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Sponsoring a community or town - will that be done by phone call, or internet?

Can 1 zip code have more than 1 community?  I hope the answer is yes.

Jul 28, 2008 03:51 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTORĀ®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I will have to research this further, Thankyou

Jul 28, 2008 05:29 PM
Desiree Daniels
RE/MAX Tri County - Robbinsville, NJ

::::sitting::::    holding that bag of cash I mention <grin>   

How are you today boss???

Jul 29, 2008 04:59 AM
Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!


Is there any way to put at the top of the blogs...posted to Localism, or to the "outside world"  like you do when someone makes a member's only post.

I mean you could possibly click the member's only post and it still could go to the outside blog?

People will make different comments when it's posted inside our little, rather large community, verses something that was going to the outside world to see.

Does my question make sense?

Jul 29, 2008 08:29 AM
Robert Lowery NMLS 211598
Prosperity Mortgage - Perry Hall, MD

This is a great idea.  Can't wait for the 31st.

Jul 29, 2008 09:42 AM
Seattle, WA

I am SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!! YES I will buy a lot, YES I want the exposure, how can you beat the price??  :) and NO I am not biased! I love the new Localism going up. It is sooo cool.

Jul 30, 2008 12:34 PM

I just logged in and it shows a counter telling me 6 hours 3 minutes from now it opens. Its currently 8:57 a.m.  I guess most communities will be bought up then by the high rankers first eh.  ah well it was a fun idea...

Jul 31, 2008 12:58 AM

nm just noticed it is pacific time

Good luck to everyone taking part in this today. LET THE LAND RUSH BEGIN! (in 6 hours from now)

Jul 31, 2008 01:12 AM
Shell Smith
shell - Manhattan, NY

Wow - I have never seen so many comments -apparently I have been missing out on a good discussion.  That site sounds great - thanks for talking about it.  I have been looking for new alternative for home searches.  I did find one recently called <a href="" title="PropertyMaps">PropertyMaps</a> which I love. It has a google maps/mls tool. I can't wait for this new site - sounds great.

Jul 31, 2008 05:10 AM
Shell Smith
shell - Manhattan, NY

Sorry - that link didn't take, the site is called Property Maps, and it's

Jul 31, 2008 05:11 AM
Robert Stewart
Redlands, CA

I am looking forward to being able to sponsor a community. Will there be a limit as to how many communities in one city an agent can take? I do not have as many points as some agents on Active rain longer in my area and dont think there will be any cities left that I specialize in.


Jul 31, 2008 08:06 AM
Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information

we actually read this one as soon as it came out. continuing on with Rich's list.

Jul 31, 2008 09:43 AM
Erin Newington
5305573559 - Grass Valley, CA
Sierra Foothills Realtor

If we are a member of Active rain does that mean we are automatically members of localism?  I see my articles showing up , but when i click to see if I am a neighbor I am not listed ..why?

Jul 31, 2008 10:19 AM
The Dunn Team Real Estate by The Book
Exit Realty Tri County - Acworth, GA

Everything I read about it gets better and better.... Thanks!

Aug 07, 2008 04:51 PM
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

I am sure the day will come when people forgo Zillow and Trulia in favor of a more accurate estimate from a Realtor. Cross your fingers that its soon!

Aug 13, 2008 02:12 AM
Justin & Katie Keisler
Hickory, NC

Short and sweet! Very informative!

Thanks for the post!

Have a great week!

Aug 21, 2008 07:38 AM
Grace Keng
Keller Williams Realty Cupertino - Cupertino, CA
CRS, CDPE (408) 799-8887


I did support 3 communities and I blog also. What is the difference of if you pay to support a community or not? Will that put us at the front or something? Please let me know. Thanks.


Aug 21, 2008 01:18 PM
Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt

Jonathan, has the vision now changed? With all of the post by AR staff and the features by AR members not liking the New Localism I am really really confused.

I thought I understood the vision - and now with the changes I am feeling like it has changed or has hit a snag because some don't understand and cant figure out why we don't have to talk about real estate all the time.

I see Localism as different than AR am I wrong? Can you write another blog about your vision for Localism.

Aug 21, 2008 06:26 PM