Calgary Real Estate Seminars - Real or a Scam?

Posted by on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 9:01pm.

We've all seen them - real estate seminars that promise you'll make thousands of dollars from investing in real estate. A lot of these seminars will cost you thousands of dollars just to attend or you may find cheaper ones that only cost you hundreds. These are real estate investment courses that will give you more insight into real estate investment and how to make the most of it.
The problem with most of these seminars

The vast majority of these seminars are designed to pique your interest and get you motivated in real estate investing and then offer a course at the end of it to teach you more. In some cases there will be actual physical properties available that you can sink your money into right after the seminar is over.

During the seminar you may find that your adrenaline is pumping and you are ready to take your knowledge to the next level immediately. This is why the seminars are being run this way and there are many people that will go ahead and make the purchase once the event is over.

Learn about the speaker

In order to stay protected, the best thing that you can do before taking in one of these seminars is find out more about the company or individual that's holding it. Feel free to Google the company or individual's name to find out more information about the speaker and his background in real estate investing. You can also include the word "scam" in your search to see if anybody has purchased a property, course or materials and doesn't think that he has received value for his money.

When you're promised the moon...

Also, watch out for seminars that promise exaggerated results and profits that seemed too unrealistic to believe. A legitimate seminar will provide proper guidelines and investment solutions that will bring you one step forward towards financial independence and freedom. They should not promise to make you a millionaire within the next five years and then tell you that the only way to achieve this is to purchase a $5000 course.

Protect yourself and your money by going into any real estate seminar with your eyes wide open. Research more about the seminar and who will be running it before you go. With the Internet, you can find out about potential scams before getting involved in one, which gives you a lot more power as an individual and as a future real estate investor.

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