Kimberly Thurm, Broker / Relocation Consultant ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff, Naperville, IL)

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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Kimberly, You can manually add neighborhoods, but not cities/towns.  You'd have to send a request to Support@ActiveRain.com and request a new town be added to the drop down menu for that county.

Mar 13, 2017 09:29 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Kimberly - You got some great answers from Liz and Bill Spear, as well as Inna Ivchenko and Fred Griffin. Not much else I can add here. 

Mar 14, 2017 12:23 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Do not forget to use tags. I believe, they are the most important. Also share your post all over your media sites mentioning the location and some other key words. 

Mar 13, 2017 11:51 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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Mar 13, 2017 06:10 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have some good answers.

Mar 14, 2017 06:15 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Liz and Bill Spear are correct.

Mar 14, 2017 05:52 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Liz and Bill Spear nailed this one!

Mar 14, 2017 05:13 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Kimberly Thurm - I think the town should exist in the dropdown.

Check with Support@ActiveRain.com

Mar 13, 2017 11:01 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

What Liz and Bill Spear said - contact support to have them add the town. They're very responsive!

Mar 13, 2017 09:23 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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I submitted my neighborhood and it worked.

Mar 13, 2017 08:56 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I believe your town is predetermined by your profile and how you set up your membership. I don't think there are other options just neighborhoods.

Mar 13, 2017 06:01 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I add cities but not neighborhoods.

Mar 13, 2017 02:43 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have added communities in the past.  I do not know if the wonkiness is gone from adding listings to our home pages.  Send a request to support to add the town you want added.

Mar 13, 2017 01:43 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

For hyper local i have been able to add neighborhoods but not towns. For putting in a listing, you click listings and then type on the address where it will ask you to confirm the address. It is different than just hyper local but has not worked quite right the last month. I have stopped trying to add listing due to the error message when featuring a listing. Perhaps someone has tried it this week to know if it is or is not fixed???

Mar 13, 2017 10:49 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I have added neighborhoods but not cities. I don't see why AR wouldn't fulfill a request.

Mar 13, 2017 10:09 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I believe Liz and Bill Spear is correct, if memory serves, I've added neighborhoods, but not cities. Although you could for time-sake, add the town as a "neighborhood" until AR updates it. They've left out Towns in San Diego too.

Mar 13, 2017 09:49 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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I am going to park here and read what others have to say as I am late to the game

Feb 17, 2018 08:03 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have added neighborhoods when it was not there.

Mar 15, 2017 12:55 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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keep blogging

Mar 14, 2017 07:17 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Kimberly, here to learn the answer! Thanks for the question!

Mar 14, 2017 07:15 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

You can add neighborhoods - Liz and Bill Spear have your answer

Mar 14, 2017 06:25 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I'm not sure if the listings section is currently working correctly. I was also pretty sure that all the towns were already added many years ago.

There are also a couple of groups you might add your listing to.

Mar 13, 2017 01:15 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would send a note to Support@ActiveRain.com. It's a good question but I think we can only add neighborhoods - towns are preselectd but perhaps they can add it. Or add the town name as the neighborhood

Mar 13, 2017 11:22 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

You can add your particular area.  It's a bit of a pain, but it works.

Mar 13, 2017 11:16 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't believe you can add towns, just neighborhoods. But you can try entering into the drop-down menu.

Mar 13, 2017 11:10 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Your answers are on the way Kimberly

Mar 13, 2017 10:40 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I need to add a town or two

Mar 13, 2017 10:36 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
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Great question! Thank you for asking about this, Kimberly Thurm!!!

Mar 13, 2017 10:27 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I'm probably not the one to respond to this but....  fill in the state, and then the county followed by the town... then the street can be filled in....

Mar 13, 2017 09:37 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I am surprised that they missed a town, did you make sure to click the right county first?

Also good to make sure they are in the "Listings" category.  But dont click that box for them to be featured on the side, that will cause the post to fail.

Mar 13, 2017 09:34 AM