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 a return to our Sponsorship Program roots.  We have rolled-back changes to paid event opportunities in order to give our most dedicated sponsors more exposure than ever before.

    Event opportunities allow you to address a group of engaged REALTORS® directly and distribute materials. These opportunities include our Continuing Education Classes (75-150 REALTOR® attendees) and “Hot Topic” non-CE classes (10-30 attendees). Many of these opportunities are complementary to our Diamond and Gold sponsors.

    Young Professionals Network (YPN) and “Cocktails for a Cause” events can provide you additional access to our membership.  OBAR will help coordinate and promote these events while you as the sponsor cover costs directly with the venue.  Contact Karen for details.

    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.

    The digital footprint 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 ads at outerbanksrealtors.com log over 4,000 daily viewer impressions.

    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 ($7,100 value)

    • Logo on Premier Level Recognition Banner* displayed at over 100 meetings and events including 5 BIC Breakfasts, 5 Socials and 5 General Membership Meetings
    • Two Continuing Education Class Sponsorships
    • Two “Hot Topic” Non-CE Sponsorship
    • One Golf Tournament Team
    • One Golf Hole Sponsorship
    • One Surf Fishing Team
    • Twenty GMM Tickets
    • Ten tickets to REALTOR® Ball
    • Four Banner Headline Ads in Milepost
    • Large AND Small Banner Ad on OBAR Website
    • Social Media Promotions: Facebook, Twitter
    • Conference & Training Room Rentals
    • Two Email Blasts Annually
    • Basic OBAR Affiliate Membership and Benefits

     Gold Level Sponsor – $2,000 ($4,285 value)

    • Logo on Recognition Banner displayed at over 100 meetings and events including 5 BIC Breakfasts, 5 Networking Socials and 5 General Membership Meetings
    • One Continuing Education Class Sponsorship
    • One “Hot Topic” Non-CE Sponsorship
    • One Golf Tournament Team
    • One Golf Hole Sponsorship
    • One Surf Fishing Team
    • Fifteen GMM Tickets
    • Four tickets to REALTOR® Ball
    • Two Banner Headline Ads in Milepost
    • Large AND Small Banner Ads on OBAR Homepage
    • Social Media Promotions: Facebook, Twitter
    • Conference & Training Room Rentals
    • One Email Blast Annually
    • Basic OBAR Affiliate Membership and Benefits

    Silver Level Sponsor – $1,000 ($1,800 value)

    • Logo on Recognition Banner displayed at over 100 events including 5 BIC Breakfasts, 5 Networking Socials and 5 General Membership Meetings
    • One “Hot Topic” Non-CE Sponsorship
    • One Surf Fishing Team
    • Ten GMM Tickets
    • Two tickets to REALTOR® Ball
    • One Banner Headline Ad in Milepost
    • Small Banner Ad on OBAR Homepage
    • Social Media Promotions: Facebook, Twitter
    • Conference & Training Room Rentals
    • Basic OBAR Affiliate Membership and Benefits

    Bronze Level Sponsor – $500 ($900 value)

    • Name listed on Recognition Banner displayed at over 100 meetings and events including 5 BIC Breakfasts, 5 Networking Socials and 5 General Membership Meetings
    • One Surf Fishing Team
    • Five GMM tickets
    • OBAR Web Homepage Small Banner Ad
    • Basic OBAR Affiliate Membership and Benefits

    Basic OBAR Affiliate Member – $250

    • OuterBanksREALTORS.com Affiliate Directory listing
    • Opportunity to offer a REALTOR® discount published on 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
    • Invitations to sponsor OBAR events and serve on OBAR committees
    • Email Blast to all members for $150

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    Benefit Comparison Chart

    Sponsor Benefits Value Bronze Silver Gold Diamond
    Recognition Banners at over 100 OBAR meetings (Exclusive) Premier
    General Membership Meeting Tickets $15 5 10 15 20
    Basic Affiliate Membership $250
    Golf Tournament Team $400
    Surf Fishing Team $175
    REALTOR® Ball Tickets $65 2 4 10
    Banner Ad on OBAR Homepage $600
    OuterBanksREALTORS.com Affiliate Directory $200
    OBAR Social Media Promotions $50
    Ad Banner in MilePost $100 1 2 4
    Conference & Training Room Rentals $150+
    A la carte opportunities Cost Bronze Silver Gold Diamond
    Email Blast to All Members (24 available) $150 2
    Continuing Education Class (12 available) $500 2
    “Hot Topics” Non-CE Sponsorship $100  ♦ 2
    Golf Tournament Hole Sponsor (18 available) $150
    Weather Alerts (10+ available) $50
    Young Professionals Network (YPN) OBAR coordinates and promotes only;  
    Cocktails for a Cause Charitable Event Sponsors cover costs directly with the venue.
    Sponsorship Dues: $500 $1,000 $2,000 $4,000
    Total Value: $900 $1,800 $4,285 $7,100

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    Terms & 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.
    • “Hot Topics” feature recognition in emails and signage. Greet all attendees and make a 2-3 minute presentation.
    • WEATHER ALERTS are sent as needed. Your company logo and a link to your website are included.
    • EMAIL BLAST TO ALL MEMBERS are limited to two per month and carry a 200 word limit.
    • 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.
    • Dues must be paid by March 1 to guarantee inclusion on the Banners.
    • Dues are discounted 50% after July 1 with limited benefits.
    • Charitable YPN Events & Cocktails for a Cause may be sponsored by realty companies but firm-promotional materials may not be distributed.
    • Dues are nonrefundable.

2017 Affiliate Sponsorship Program Guide & Application PDF Download

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