Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
DECEMBER IS A GREAT MONTH TO BUY A HOME IN WASHINGTON, DC
For as long as I can remember, Lexus has run a fabulous ad campaign during the holiday season...The December to Remember Sales event. It's a smart and savvy marketing campaign but I think it can apply to residential real estate too. December is truly an excellent month to buy a home and here's why:
SELLERS ON THE MARKET IN DECEMBER ARE SERIOUS
We all lead busy lives but the holidays - Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Years - can get really crazy. School plays, parties, shopping, work events, you name it. We over commit ourselves every year and swear we won't do it next year. Add selling a house to the mix and your friends think you have gone mad??? Are you crazy or perhaps, maybe you are brilliant! Only the most serious sellers have their homes on the market through the holidays. Whatever the motivation is - move up, move down, financial, retiring, relocating, December Sellers are motivated and buyers should take note!
BUYERS OUT LOOKING FOR HOUSES IN DECEMBER ARE SERIOUS
Buyers that are out in December are real. You see less nosy neighbors, wannabe decorators and perpetual scouts. Why, because they are busy with their lives, getting ready for the holidays and on vacation. The Buyers that are scheduling appointments with their Realtors and lenders this time of year want to buy.
IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY - INTEREST RATES ARE AT HISTORIC LOWS AND HOME VALUES ARE DOWN
Interest rates are really low and combined with home values being down 10-25% in the National Capitol Area Region from 2 years ago, there are some really good deals to be had.
When you combine SERIOUS SELLERS with SERIOUS BUYERS and add LOW INTEREST RATES and DEPRESSED HOME VALUES to the mix, December really is a great month to buy a home!
Betsy Schuman Dodek is a resident of Luxmanor in N. Bethesda, Maryland. She specializes in listing and selling luxury homes in Potomac, Bethesda, Rockville, Chevy Chase and the District of Columbia, working with buyers relocating to the Washington DC Metro area and first-time buyers. For a personal consultation or to speak directly to Betsy, call 301-996-8700.
The Schuman Team at Washington Fine Properties
Helping You Achieve Your Goals In Any Market & At Any Price Point!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.