Localism and Listing Router Sittin' in a Tree…

Services for Real Estate Pros

The ActiveRain team rarely sleeps or vacations. Today, I'm pleased to announce the happy marriage of Listing Router and Localism. Here's how it works:

You sponsor a Localism city or community: You can now login to your Localism account (https://localism.com/account) and assign a "Listing Router URL" for any city or community that you've sponsored. Simply click on a sponsored location in the sidebar (on the right) and scroll down. You'll notice a new component (pictured below, Figure 1). Provide the URL to your IDX site; it'll be displayed prominently on the relevant city or community page (Figure 2).

(Figure 1: The new Listing Router URL box in your "My Account" Localism screen)


You run Listing Router campaigns on ActiveRain: You don't have to do anything! Your existing campaigns will run automatically on Localism, immediately and dramatically increasing your exposure to consumers. The invitation to view homes in the local area is both bold and decisive; see for yourself in Figure 2.

(Figure 2: The striking invitation to consumers looking for a home on the Austin, TX Localism page)


Frequently Asked Questions

I'm sponsoring a city/community in Localism and have assigned a Listing Router URL. Will I have to share clicks with people sponsoring Listing Router campaigns for the same area on ActiveRain?

No — the sponsor of a city or community on Localism will receive all clicks for that area.


Will I be charged per click for traffic generated from my sponsored Localism city/community?

No — the potentially unlimited traffic generated from your sponsored locations is included as part of your monthly fee.


Enjoy! I'm excited about the future of Localism and ActiveRain! (mostly because I have access to the "master" whiteboard that holds the blueprint for these coming months… it's going to be a roller-coaster ride!)

Comments (54)

Courtney Cooper
Cooper | Cartwright - Seattle, WA

holy moly!  I better get moving on that one!

Dec 20, 2008 07:02 AM
Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt

Jonathan, I do appreciate your comment and will send you an email with my concerns and we can chat after the holidays. Thanks.

Dec 20, 2008 07:13 AM
Jodi Bakst
Team Jodi Realty - Chapel Hill, NC
Team Jodi - Chapel Hill Real Estate, Durham Real E

I have signed up for this but have not received leads.  Can you check to see if I signed up properly?

Dec 20, 2008 07:59 AM
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL


I love Roller Coaster Rides and thanks for reminding me to pretty up our Localism. I actually forgot all about it. I paid to play and didn't do the playing part of that. Ooops :)


Dec 20, 2008 10:01 AM
Emily Lowe
RE/MAX Homes and Estates, Lipman Group - Nashville, TN
Nashville TN Realtor

WOW  - I need to check that out NOW!!!  Thanks!

Dec 20, 2008 10:04 AM
Tim Monciref - Austin, TX
Over 2,000 homes sold…..

Thanks... I signed up so we will see how it goes......

Dec 20, 2008 10:05 AM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

Cool... now I have to see if I can get it to work for my area. 

Dec 20, 2008 01:46 PM
Debbie DiFonzo
Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri - Lebanon, MO
Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate

Great bonus for Localism! I had a few more communities, dropped them, only keeping one. Now I am wondering if I shouldn't revisit that plan...

Dec 20, 2008 02:04 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Will have to go and check this out -- sounds like a good thing.

Dec 20, 2008 02:19 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

This looks like something I need to look into a little further and use on some of my communities.

Dec 20, 2008 03:36 PM
Michelle DeRepentigny
Success Realty - Athens, GA
Broker Athens, GA

Jorgen, man that is cool!  I'm really glad I got my communities during the land rush.  Now, I know y'all are wamped with bugs but could you pretty please take a look at my profile again sometime in the future my photo is not showing up and the profile is all out of whack again and no one else in my area seems affected.  Thansk!

Dec 20, 2008 06:00 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

well pour yourself a drink and pat yourself on the back - thanks for getting that job  done.

merry christmas!

Dec 23, 2008 03:31 PM
June Lewis
Northwood Realty Services - New Castle, PA
Realtor Northwood Realty - New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571

Jorgin.  I understand this ..that is is important to get the information to protect your territory what the problem for me is in western Pa ( Pittsburgh area) with the West Penn Multi-list controlled by local brokers we as Realtors ARE NOT allowed to link to our multi-list or the IDX capibilities that the multi-list offers.  If we have our own sites we are not even allowed to frame the multi-list

In this situation I can only access my page on my company site.  do I then understand this will not work for me?  If we can not take  advantage if the IDX and multi-list Then does this give rights to Market leader to capture those leads and what are my options...thanks I really need to clear this up

Jan 07, 2009 01:07 PM
Marilyn Katz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - Westport, CT
ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com

Jorgen- I have a Listing Router campaign and a Localism sponsorship for Westport, CT.  When I go to the Localism page, I do not see the View Homes for Sale box.

I signed in and did not see the new component to provide the URL to my IDX site.  Thanks, I could use some help.

Jan 14, 2009 12:17 AM
Natalie Langford
Realty Negotiations - Winchester, VA
Winchester, VA Real Estate

That's a pretty cool button.  I've been looking for it, but didn't think to sign out just to see it.  It's a bummer I've waited so long to make it work.  When does procrastination ever pay?!  :-)

Jan 15, 2009 01:41 PM
Stephanie Hall
Keller Williams Realty - Madison, MS

I think this is a great program...

Jan 21, 2009 12:20 AM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Jorgen - this is awesome, and thanks for all you do with AR.

Feb 16, 2009 02:51 AM
Ginger Moore
Wilkinson & Associates Realty - Gastonia, NC

Hi, I have signed up, gotten some hits, but no leads. Hopefully it is working correctly!Anyway we will know soon.  I will keep you posted, should I get a lead through hit router.  thanks for a great post!

Jun 25, 2009 01:55 PM
Scott Baker
www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker Realty - Liberty Township, OH
Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio

Just sponsored 3 cities in my area. Any suggestions on what to do First, Second, Third? I won't be able to do anything with it until Tuesday, busy ...any suggestions would be appreciated. I want them to be successful sponsorships.

(and for some reason can't change out and old picture of me that shows up in localism. It keeps reverting back to orginal picture?)

Mar 07, 2010 03:34 AM
Sham Pathania

I can see still log into Localisn but don't see my profile. Its says something went wrong and.....

What is the latest and How to fix it?

Feb 15, 2011 04:58 AM