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Why You Should Attend a Home Buying Seminar January 18, 2010

Posted by minnesotarealty in MN Realty.
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Mortgage lenders, banks, libraries and real estate firms in MN often host home buying seminars to educate the community about the home buying process. Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or are thinking about moving to a new neighborhood, the home buying seminar in your area is a great place to have your questions about home buying answered by local professionals.

Home buying seminars are commonly conducted in places like the local library, the community center, or in a banquet room of a hotel or restaurant. It may be held as a lecture with a Q&A session, or as a PowerPoint presentation or as a slide show. Many of the home buying seminars can be attended free of charge and you will surely benefit from tremendous amount of information that will be given.

A key benefit of attending such seminars is getting meet people like the local realtors. This is a great opportunity to know the various realtors and agents in person, rather that have to having to find them by using the Yellow Pages or search engines. It is also a way to establish new relationships and get to learn more about their services or the firm that they are working for.

Mortgage lenders that conduct home buying seminars will educate you on the financial side of home buying, and may introduce several loan packages and programs available, or even prequalify you on the spot. Meeting mortgage lenders at these events helps you establish a relationship and may make it easier for your to get started on the preliminary loan document process.

Some lenders and realtors may also offer discounts or incentives for attending their own branded seminar. While local libraries and educators also host these informational events, they may not be able to direct you to specific professionals in the area. When you attend a seminar hosted by a lender or realtor, you’ll have an opportunity to get referrals and other insider information about services you need. Mortgage lenders who host the event may waive your closing costs if you attend the event, and realtors may offer gift cards or other free gifts as part of their invitation.

“1,200 Great Sales Tips for Real Estate Pros” book authors, Christina Spira and Mariwyn Evans, stated that realtors who go the extra mile by creating videos to introduce their services and offer free gift bags go these things to establish a relationship with their prospects. These seminars can be used by you to get a closer look on how the company and the agents treat their valued and prospective clients.

The information you can garner from the professional realtors and the other benefits that you can get by attending these seminars will greatly aid you to getting a better home purchase. Consider signing up for one or two home buying seminars in your prospective area to get an insider’s view of the current market and learn more about your home buying needs from the experience realtors.