How to Choose Real Estate Investing Seminars That Work For YOU.

Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by in General

Investing in real estate is not as easy as it sounds. You may hear of friends making amazing sums of money, turning a profit every time and attracting unbelievable rental income from their homes.

But, the truth is, when it comes to real estate investment, the risks and profits are directly proportional to knowledge. This is the difference between real estate investment and the stock market. In the latter, even education cannot guarantee success. On the other hand, real estate investment has a steep learning curve. So, to be successful in real estate, you need to invest more time and resources in it.

Anyone expecting to make steady returns from real estate investment must be willing to develop the necessary skills and expertise.

Unfortunately, too many investors jump into the bandwagon thinking that they will learn as they go. If you’re one of them, know that you can earn good returns, but the stakes are certainly higher.

Real estate investing seminars aim to dispense important and relevant information on real estate investments and associated issues. That is why attending real estate investing seminars is an excellent idea for those interested in real estate investment. Besides, real estate investing seminars offer a wonderful opportunity for investors to meet other investors in the same area.

Before you attend one of these seminars, it is important to know that the nature of these discussion forums vary with the source offering the seminars.

They may run the gamut from useless to helpful and from expensive to affordable. The best way to get value from these seminars is to attend a few reasonably priced ones. This will help new investors assess and evaluate the usefulness of these seminars.

When choosing a real estate investment seminar, keep the following factors in mind:

  • Cost: Be wary of seminars that cost too much or too little. Expensive seminars may not deliver the quality they promise. Free seminars may be sales pitches in disguise, or an opportunity to sell CD’s, books or other material.
  • Size of the class: If you choose a free or low cost seminar, expect a large group.
  • Expertise: Judge the expertise of  the speaker before signing up for the seminar, you want someone who walks their talk and is an active investor. Also google the name of the person running the group to see if there are any scams or complaints associated with the so-called expert.
  • Refund policy: If it is legit, they will have a refund policy. Ask if they have a refund policy before you enroll.

A number of real estate investors make the folly of falling for extremes. Either they jump into real estate investment without any awareness of what it entails or they spend millions of dollars on education without investing any money in real estate. The right path to follow would be to learn a little and start taking action. Then learn more as you go along; because in real estate investment, you need to learn more to earn more!

Why not start by attending one of the local Real Estate Meet-up Groups in your area? We hold an informal meeting once a month here in Halifax.  It’s a great way to start building your knowledge base by surrounding yourself with like minded people. For more information, please contact us at http://www.meetup.com/Real-Estate-Investors-Halifax/. And due to the success of our most recent investing seminar, we will be running another one in February. NO BS, no big sell – just pure practical education and a ton of resources.  Stay tuned for more info!

Have a great weekend!

Jane

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