Localism Sponsorship Land Rush Schedule

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Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain

On Thursday we will be kicking off the Localism Sponsorship Land Rush. This will be the official schedule for when you will have access to Sponsor communities/cities on Localism.

Schedule for States/Provinces for Localism Land Rush:

  • July 31st - Washington State
  • August 4th - Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Alberta, British Columbia
  • August 5th - Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland
  • August 6th - Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nova Scotia, Nunavat
  • August 7th - New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
  • August 8th - South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming, Saskatchewan, Yukon

Day of offering schedule:

On the day your State/Province is scheduled, there will be a timeline based on your ActiveRain points to gain access to the sponsorship interface. We are very appreciative of the members who have supported us all along the way and we want to give them a little bit of a head start on claiming the communities they have put so much effort into building.

On the day your state/province is scheduled:

  1. ActiveRain Members with 200K + points will have access at 12:00pm Pacific Time (3:00pm Eastern Time)
  2. ActiveRain Members with 100K + points will have access at 12:15pm Pacific Time (3:15pm Eastern Time)
  3. ActiveRain Members with  50K + points will have access at 12:30pm Pacific Time (3:30pm Eastern Time)
  4. ActiveRain Members with  10K + points will have access at 12:45pm Pacific Time (3:45pm Eastern Time)
  5. All ActiveRain Members will have access at 1:00pm Pacific Time (4:00pm Eastern Time)

Sponsorship pricing:

The price to sponsor a community/city will be:

  • 1-10 communities/cities sponsored = $9 per community/city sponsored per month
  • 11-25 communities/cities sponsored = $8 per community/city sponsored per month
  • 26+ communities/cities sponsored = $7 per community/city sponsored per month

Community/City sponsorships will be offered on a month-to-month basis and you can cancel at any time prior to the beginning of the next month.

Payment Options:

Payment will be accepted with credit card. Visa, Mastercard or AMEX.

Why the price drop?

Since we've launched, we've been dilegently reading your comments and concerns. We've taken them back to our brain trust to see what type of solutions we can come up with. What we've come back is nothing short of mind numbing. Jonathan will be creating a post that he will have up tomorrow that gives a sneak preview of the changes that will be up by the end of August, coinciding with the release of Localism to the public......which will highlight some changes to the sponsorship area.

What cities are we able to sponsor directly?

You will be able to sponsor a city directly if the city population is under 40,000 people based on the census data from the 2000 United States Census.  All the cities that have populations over 40,000 according to US census data will not have a direct sponsor option.

In the cities with over 40,000 residents, the person that has the most community sponsorships on the first day of the month will get an automatic sponsorship of the city. These automatic sponsorships will start September 1st.

Here is a link to a spreadsheet of Cities over 40,000 people that won't have a direct sponsorship option

Where do I go to sponsor?

(you will need to log in with your AR user name and password. Make sure to use NO CAPS for your user name)

 

**** The launch for the state of Washington on July 31st will take place for everyone at 12:00pm Pacific Time as we will not have the infrastructure in place to stagger the start times.

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Rainer
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Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

I was wondering what happens with the duplicate/mistakes on the neighbourhoods.  I purchased the same one twice, as I bought them at different times, and since it was available, I didn't realize I had already bought it. 

It would be great if the AR Gods could let us know what will happen to those neighbourhoods and/or/if (?) they will be fixed/removed? :)

Aug 08, 2008 04:05 PM #314
Rainer
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Kevin Comerford
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Media, PA

Claiming land in the rain, does it get any better than that?

Aug 08, 2008 04:42 PM #315
Rainmaker
204,203
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

Same issue here Sylvie.  All we need is general contact info for the person who will amend the changes correctly (or we could take up arms and fix it ourselves).  Untill all communities are bought, this topic should continue to revive itself.  Someone should start a list for all those communities that have been duplicated on both active rain and localsim. Knowing brad he prob already has one stored away on his hard drive. Well our agents will be creating one specifically for our own area, perhaps once someone makes the template for the master list then each city and community can link back to other master pages for specific areas in other words lancaster county, pa would refer back to our master list. 

Let's start posting on Localism now people.

Aug 09, 2008 01:20 AM #316
Rainer
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Andrew Johnson
Touchstone Realty - Martinsburg, WV
Real Estate Service and Inventory Specialist

THanks for the post

Aug 09, 2008 01:38 AM #317
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Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA
ActiveRain Ambassador

Sylvie,

They will be removed and we will get you a refund. We will be working all week next week going through and cleaning house.

Aug 09, 2008 08:08 AM #318
Rainmaker
56,401
Sherry Lee Cox
Platinum Properties - Paso Robles, CA

How do I go about sponsoring a city?  The city I live in, Paso Robles, only has about 30,000 residents...  Also, what is the cost per month?

Thanks much

Aug 11, 2008 12:23 PM #319
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Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge

I read the tutorial and the strategy and still had problems.  Now my community is lost. I've worked dilligently from the beginning and didn't get my community. I even waited around all day to launch at the right time.  Still no luck. 

It's a real disappointment for me.

Aug 11, 2008 03:13 PM #320
Anonymous
Anonymous

if your date has passed can we buy our area if it has not been bought by others?

Aug 13, 2008 11:59 AM #321
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Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA
ActiveRain Ambassador

Yes, the sponsorship area is open to anyone now. All you need to do is go to Localism.com/login and log in with your AR username and password. Then you will click on the 'sponsor a community' link and target your area.

Here is a tutorial on how the process works.

Aug 13, 2008 12:09 PM #322
Rainer
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Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

Thanks, Bob.  I'm not worried about the refund.  In fact, I'll donate the money to you, so you can buy some extra coffees, considering you and your team are going to be working long hours.  I'd just prefer to see Toronto, Toronto, Ontario disappear. :)
Thanks again.

 

Aug 13, 2008 01:42 PM #323
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

By the way,can some subdivisions/neighborhoods be added to Washington DC? I have like three-five neighborhoods that I will like to have added to Washington DC. Thanks. Great post.

Aug 28, 2008 04:55 PM #324
Rainmaker
204,203
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

I think anything goes at this poiint lanre. Based on strategies i've seen employed by a few others you can, unless it's changed, make communities names at will when sponsoring them.

Aug 28, 2008 11:15 PM #325
Rainer
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Ryan Vivo
Gateway Realty - Fairfield, CA
NRBA Realtor Solano County, Gateway Realty 707-384-5894

I haven't been on active rain for a while and I totally don't even understand this sponsor a community but hey I bought 3!!! LOL.  I need to get back to blogging!

Sep 01, 2008 05:42 AM #326
Rainmaker
204,203
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

"In the cities with over 40,000 residents, the person that has the most community sponsorships on the first day of the month will get an automatic sponsorship of the city. These automatic sponsorships will start September 1st."

 

is this still going to happen?

Sep 01, 2008 12:47 PM #327
Rainmaker
204,203
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

hmmmm. We noticed the billing cycle was moved up to September 7th, so we take it that's the day it will be done instead?

Sep 03, 2008 12:01 AM #328
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Chastity Guevara
Camelot's Quest Realty - Casa Grande, AZ

I tried to sponsor 3 communities tonight that said they were available and the system had an error.  I was also wondering about the community I really want is being sponsored by someone that to my understanding is no longer in the country or real estate. 

Sep 20, 2008 06:25 PM #329
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Stephanie Perrault
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Los Gatos, CA
Realtor Associate

Is there is any way to get automatilcy notify if a communityhas been drpoed from her sponsor?

Sep 20, 2008 08:18 PM #330
Rainmaker
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Scott Mazza
Stewart Title of California - Ventura, CA

Thanks for the good information bob. I will pass this on to a couple of clients.

Sep 21, 2008 03:11 AM #331
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Ellie Shorb
Compass Real Estate - Chevy Chase, MD
Realtor DC, MD & VA Luxury Home Expert

This was really helpful -- Thanks!!

Feb 05, 2010 06:56 AM #332
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Ellie Shorb
Compass Real Estate - Chevy Chase, MD
Realtor DC, MD & VA Luxury Home Expert

This was really helpful -- Thanks!!

Feb 05, 2010 06:56 AM #333
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