31 January 2017
31 January 2017,

In the past, some unscrupulous companies have run ‘property seminars’ in a bid to forcefully encourage people to invest in their listed properties. Unfortunately, this has left some investors wary – which is a shame, as a reputable property seminar can be a highly useful tool, not to mention provide a wealth of inside knowledge.

Here’s a few tips about what you can expect from a reputable property investment seminar (and the warning signs you need to look out for!).

What to Expect from a High Quality Property Seminar

A decent property seminar will focus on the following:

  • Providing you with up-to-date knowledge of the current market.
  • Detailing key buying trends, and how to make the most of them.
  • Outlining property hotspots and upcoming locations.
  • How to find the right buy-to-let property for sale, at the right price.

It’s also likely to cover a wide range of practicalities, such as how to buy a house at auction, what expenses are involved with being a landlord, and how to keep maintenance costs down. You might also be able to view some exclusive live deals on the day, with incentives to invest. However, a reputable property investment agent won’t force you to commit – which is the key difference.

Warning Signs

If you experience any of the following at your property investment seminar, take it as a warning sign that the company is more interested in selling property to you than offering you useful, practical advice.

  • They focus on telling you about past customers who have ‘got rich quick’ from their schemes.
  • They adopt a bullying, over-forceful approach, in a bid to coerce you into investing.
  • They don’t have any solid knowledge of the property market.
  • They seem more interested in taking your money than helping you to invest wisely.

Generally speaking, if the company in question is charging a fee for their property seminar, this isn’t a good sign. Many reputable property investment agents run free sessions, which you can attend without signing up to any plan or agreement.

Do You Need to Attend a Property Investment Seminar?

You don’t necessarily have to attend a property seminar to be a successful investor. However, it is important to do the right level of research before you begin. As with any form of investment, you should know the market inside-out, and be able to calculate risk.

If you choose not to attend a seminar, make sure you find out as much as you can about investing in property in the UK from other sources. For example, read relevant, up-to-date publications, and learn more by reading related books in your local library. Talk to other investors to get the lowdown on what’s really involved. Likewise, estate agents and property investment agents will be happy to provide you with further information.

The Buy2Let Shop Limited

If you’d like to find out more about the UK’s property market, without the hard sell, join The Buy2Let Shop for their next property investment seminar in London. It’s free to attend, and whilst you will be shown exclusive deals, with some stamp duty already paid (to bridge the gap), you won’t experience any hard selling – only practical, helpful advice.

If you’d like to find out more about our seminars, please visit The Buy2Let Shop today.

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