Affiliate Sponsorship Program

“There’s no better way to get your company’s name and products in front of OBAR real estate decision-makers than through a comprehensive, year round sponsorship package.”

For a current roster, visit the Sponsors & Affiliates page.

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    Welcome

    The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce expanded benefits for Diamonds as well as new promotional opportunities in the weekly Legislative Briefing, Upcoming Events, and Milepost emails! This program is always up for your comments and suggestions as we look forward to meet your needs as our valuable sponsor!

    Our sponsors are made highly visible to our membership. Through dozens of events, our 7’ tall sponsor banners make well over 4,000 viewer impressions each year. Our event attendees are among the most productive in local real estate and many are the decision makers in their firms.

    Event opportunities allow you to engage REALTORS® directly:
    • Welcome Table at General Membership Meeting with Raffle (65-140 attendees)
    • Welcome message at a Continuing Education Class (75-150 REALTOR® attendees)
    • Welcome message at a “Hot Topic” non-CE class (10-30 attendees)
    • Participation in Golf & Surf Fishing Tournaments, OBAR meetings, committees, task forces, and socials!

    The digital exposure for our sponsors is considerable. Through our Milepost newsletter, event updates and social media highlights, annual viewer impressions total 2,800 for Silver sponsors, 5,600 for Gold and over 11,000 viewer impressions for Diamond sponsors. The banner promos at outerbanksrealtors.com log over 4,000 daily viewer impressions.  Our weekly emails are sent to over 850 REALTORS® and 100 sponsors!

    Digital opportunities include:
    • Banner Promo in rotation on the OBAR website homepage (250×600)
    • Square Promos in rotation on the OBAR website sidebar (200×200)
    • Recognition on OBAR Social Media Sites
    • Banner Promo in a weekly OBAR email (250×600)
    • Square Promo in a weekly OBAR email (150×150)
    • In-line Promo incorporated into an Upcoming Events or Milepost email (picture + 150 words)
    Please note: If you do not supply custom artwork, you will still be recognized in a promo using your logo.

    Your support is greatly appreciated by our membership and by our leadership especially. If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you in a productive new year!

    Sincerely,
    Christopher Nave, Executive Officer
    cnave@outerbanksrealtors.com

    Karen Pierce, Membership & Marketing Director
    karenp@outerbanksrealtors.com

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    Affiliate Referral Reward Program

    OBAR is excited to launch our NEW Affiliate Referral Reward Program!

    • REALTOR® members are eligible to receive a non-refundable account credit for each affiliate or sponsor referred. Affiliate members are eligible to receive a gift card for each affiliate or sponsor referred. (Not eligible for self-referral)
    • Reward is equal to 5% of new affiliate/sponsor dues, or 5% of the increase for affiliate/sponsors stepping up to a higher level. Affiliate/sponsor dues must be paid before reward is issued.
      Affiliate/sponsor must confirm the referring party. Only one reward per referred sponsor or affiliate.
    • Rewards will not be issued for affiliate/sponsors returning to a level held within the past 6 months.
    • All Affiliate Sponsorship Program Terms and Conditions apply.

    For more information, contact Karen or Christopher at 252-441-4036

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    Program Levels

    DIAMOND Level Sponsor – $4,000 ($7,850 value)

    • Top-Tier Logo on Sponsor Recognition Banner displayed at over 100 meetings and events including BIC Breakfasts, Networking Socials and General Membership Meetings
    • One Welcome Table at our General Membership Meeting with opportunity to hold a raffle or address attendees
    • Twenty General Membership Meeting Tickets
    • Welcome message at a Continuing Education Class
    • One Golf Tournament Team
    • One Golf Hole Sponsorship
    • One Surf Fishing Team
    • Ten tickets to REALTOR® Ball
    • Two Banner Promos in rotation on OBAR Homepage with designation as a Diamond Sponsor
    • Two Square Promos in rotation on OBAR Website
    • Monthly Email Banner Promos with Diamond designation
    • Twice-Monthly Square Email Promos with Diamond designation
    • Quarterly In-Line Story Promo in Weekly OBAR Email
    • Conference & Training Room Rentals
    • Basic OBAR Affiliate Membership and Benefits

    Gold Level Sponsor – $2,000 ($4,335 value)

    • Upper-Tier Logo on Sponsor Recognition Banner
    • Fifteen General Membership Meeting Tickets
    • Welcome Message at a Continuing Education Class
    • One Golf Tournament Team
    • One Golf Hole Sponsorship
    • One Surf Fishing Team
    • Four tickets to REALTOR® Ball
    • One Banner Promo in rotation on OBAR Homepage with designation as a Gold Sponsor
    • One Square Promo in rotation on OBAR Website
    • Bi-Monthly Email Banner Promos with Gold designation
    • Monthly Square Email Promos in with Gold designation
    • Two In-Line Story Promos in Weekly Milepost Email
    • Conference & Training Room Rentals
    • Basic OBAR Affiliate Membership and Benefits

    Silver Level Sponsor – $1,000 ($2,130 value)

    • Mid-Tier Logo on Sponsor Recognition Banner
    • One Surf Fishing Team
    • Ten General Membership Meeting Tickets
    • Two tickets to REALTOR® Ball
    • Two Square Promos in rotation on OBAR Website with designation as a Silver Sponsor
    • Monthly Square Promo in OBAR Weekly Emails with designation as a Silver Sponsor
    • Annual In-Line Story Promo in Milepost Email
    • Conference & Training Room Rentals
    • Basic OBAR Affiliate Membership and Benefits

    Bronze Level Sponsor – $500 ($1,050 value)

    • Logo on Sponsor Recognition Banner
    • One Surf Fishing Team
    • Five GMM tickets
    • One Square Promo in rotation on OBAR Homepage
    • Bi-Monthly Square Promo in weekly email
    • Basic OBAR Affiliate Membership and Benefits

    Basic OBAR Affiliate Member – $250

    • OuterBanksREALTORS.com Affiliate Directory
    • Opportunity to offer a REALTOR® discount published in our online affiliate directory
    • Willo’s Weekly Legislative Update and the Weekly OBAR Milepost Newsletter
      Invitations to attend General Membership Meetings, OBAR social events and non-CE educational events
    • Opportunity to purchase A la carte sponsorships and serve on OBAR committees

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    Benefit Comparison Chart

    Sponsor Benefits

    Value

    Bronze Silver Gold

    Diamond

    Recognition Banners at over 100 OBAR meetings

    General Membership Meeting Tickets

    $15

    5

    10

    15

    20

    Welcome table at General Membership Meeting

    Welcome message at Continuing Education

    Golf Tournament Team

    $400

    Surf Fishing Team

    $175

    REALTOR® Ball Tickets

    $65

    2

    4

    10

    Banner Promo in rotation on OBAR Homepage

    $600

    2

    Square Promo in rotation on OBAR Website Sidebar

    $300

    2

    2

    OuterBanksREALTORS.com Affiliate Directory

    $200

    Banner Promo in OBAR Email

    $100

    6

    12

    Square Promo in OBAR Email

    $50

    6

    12

    12

    24

    In-Line Promo with image & 150 words

    $100

    1

    2

    4

    Conference & Training Room Rentals

    $150+

    Basic Affiliate Membership

    $250

    Sponsorship Dues:

    $500

    $1,000

    $2,000

    $4,000

    Total Value:

    $1,050

    $2,130

    $4,335

    $7,850

     

    A la carte opportunities* Cost
    Banner Promo in rotation on OBAR Website Homepage (250×600), per month $50
    Square Promo in rotation on OBAR Website Sidebar (200×200), per month $25
    Banner Promo in an OBAR email (250×600) $50
    Square Promo in an OBAR email (150×150) $25
    In-Line Promo in an OBAR email (picture + 150 words) $100
    Welcome message at a Continuing Education Class (65-140 REALTOR® attendees) $250
    Welcome message at a “Hot Topic” Non-CE (10-30 attendees) $100
    Golf Tournament Hole Sponsor (18 available) $150

    *You must be a basic affiliate to purchase a la carte sponsorship opportunities.

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    Terms & Conditions

    Sponsorship Program Terms and Conditions:

    • All sponsorship opportunities and benefits are first come, first serve, subject to change and available only to OBAR members.
    • OBAR reserves the right, in its sole discretion for any reason, to accept or reject any potential sponsorship opportunity.
    • Event opportunities feature recognition in emails and signage. Greet all attendees and make a 2-3 minute presentation.
    • REALTOR®Ball tickets must be confirmed at least 2 weeks prior to the event in order to be guaranteed.
    • Payment is due before the event or promotion occurs.
    • Template “thank-you” promos will be used for sponsors which do not provide custom artwork.
    • Benefits run Mar 1-Feb 28. Dues must be paid by March 1 to guarantee inclusion on the printed 7’ banners.
    • Dues are discounted 50% after August 1 with limited benefits.
    • Dues are nonrefundable.

2017 Affiliate Sponsorship Program v2 with Application

Contact Membership & Marketing Director Karen Pierce with any questions
252-441-4036 or  karenp@outerbanksrealtors.com