Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Connect with a Bank and ask them to promote you and set up arrangement with the Mortgage guy in the bank...

Mar 15, 2018 11:52 PM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

We did invitations to the neighbors of homes we had sold.

Mar 16, 2018 02:50 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Work with a reputable lender in your area, then promote the seminar on the medium potential the first time buyers use, mostly social media.

Mar 16, 2018 06:00 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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We work with  Loan Officers. They tend to provide a location their conference room and coffee. The use of FaceBook seems to help. 

Mar 16, 2018 04:54 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Facebook ad boost 

Mar 16, 2018 04:35 AM
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Alexander Jerome
KW Peterson & Associates - Birmingham, MI
Real estate agent serving southeast Michigan

Cross promotion with other professionals who would be of interest to a first-time buyer, such as mortgage professional, cpa, wealth manager.

Mar 16, 2018 04:19 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I've been considering doing seminars of one type or another so I'm going to keep an eye on answers to see if I get any new insights as well. Thanks for asking!

Mar 16, 2018 03:05 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I tried a few times but attendance was low. Team up with a lender and promote it to apartment dwellers.

Mar 16, 2018 05:42 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I do not do them because people have not turned out in the past.

People here are using (co sponsored with LO's):

Coffee houses with chat over coffee, handouts, etc.

Rent a room at the local pizza place & have free pizza, pop & have a conversation. 

Mar 16, 2018 05:40 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not hosted one in a while, but i like to use the local paper as well as posting to Facebook groups.

Mar 16, 2018 05:29 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I agree with Endre Barath, Jr.. Out here banks often put these on themselves and partner with agents.  I know the local wells fargo has (or had) one every month and brought in different agents to talk.

Mar 16, 2018 08:42 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

How about your favorite local lender, Facebook  - groups and as an event, Linked, a mailing to your farm

Mar 16, 2018 07:42 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Endre Barath, Jr. gave you a brilliant idea!  A

Mar 16, 2018 07:19 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Facebook.

Mar 16, 2018 06:02 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Partner with a child care facility. Great resource!

Mar 16, 2018 04:24 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

By letting other professionals kow about it.

Mar 16, 2018 02:08 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have some great answers here Praful Thakkar 

Mar 16, 2018 10:49 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love Endre Barath, Jr.'s idea and also, market to mid-range apartment complexes (mailings). Good luck, Praful!

Mar 16, 2018 10:45 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Looking forward to learning from the others below, but I am not sure that I will ever go after this demographic.

Mar 16, 2018 08:19 PM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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1. Create a custom/targeted audience for Facebook ads.

2. Do a local press release.

3. Send an email to your customers and SOI list and ask them to invite a friend.

4. Offer a door prize.

5. Get a sponsor and have snacks.

6. Partner with other agents and have them duplicate the efforts to multiply the outcome.

7. Fliers / Door knocking in local communities.

8. Direct Mail to local apartment communities.

I say do all of the above and have a blow out event!

Mar 16, 2018 05:37 PM
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Jayne Combs NMLS#222444
Preferred Rate Partnered with American Pacific Mortgage #1850 - Napa, CA
Sr. Mortgage Consultant

As a lender, I have found that the people coming are looking to learn more about debts, credit, and income to buy a home.  A lot of time people put these events on with a Lender, Realtor, Insurance, Inspector, Title Guy.  But the first time home buyers really want to know what it takes to get qualified to buy.  I think when we involve all the other individuals it should be a class on when you want to put an offer on a home.  I'd word the workshop like to attract not only first-time homebuyers but also repeat or boomerang buyers too. 

Mar 16, 2018 05:32 PM
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Andrea Moore
Welcome Home Loans, LLC - Winter Garden, FL

Create an event on Facebook. Ask your sphere to share it.

Mar 16, 2018 02:26 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

FB events, Eventbrite free tickets, announcement in libraries and major stores. I also saw recently fliers on win-shields. 

Mar 16, 2018 01:20 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That is something I just would not do.  You have some good comments here. I wish you all the best with this. 

Mar 16, 2018 08:29 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Co-sponsor with a lender or a home inspector.   

Mar 16, 2018 08:24 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Parked and reading

Mar 16, 2018 06:38 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Newspaper and fliers.

Mar 16, 2018 06:06 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Depends on if SEMINAR(S) means the same program multiple times for a extended period or one program broken into a series.

Mar 16, 2018 04:44 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Endre Barath, Jr. gave you a great answer you could also consider local community service groups that hold events or promote them for their memebers or the public that are in the right age ranges Praful Thakkar 

Mar 20, 2018 04:43 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Go to corporation offerimg seminars on company time. Zip realty used to come monthly... I went there for lunch and get away from people.

Contact HR

Mar 16, 2018 11:38 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good question and very good suggestions. 

Mar 16, 2018 09:54 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar Have a lender and an attorney ready to assist your seminar. Give away a lot of good information to attendees.

Mar 16, 2018 07:30 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Give them something they want to know. A local lender partnered with several real estate companies, insurance agents and other related businesses. They did lots of social media blasts, advertising, billboards, email invites, mailouts and had it at a great local venue with good food. There were less than a dozen "maybe" buyers that attended.

I think a better venue would have been at a new home development with lots of mini-seminars. Buyers will come out to see the houses because that is what they want.

Mar 16, 2018 06:21 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not something I do as I've never heard anyone tell me they can any success. Maybe team up with a local lender?

Mar 16, 2018 06:20 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Mar 16, 2018 03:22 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Post notices (if you can) in apartment complexes.

Mar 19, 2018 03:00 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I tried door hangers at a apartment complex with permission of the manager

 

Mar 16, 2018 09:22 PM