Real Estate Trade Shows: Learning From Top Leaders

With the New Year comes several different real estate trade shows and seminars to help a new and experience home flipper learn how to maximize profits with a fix-and-flip. As an investors, you likely wonder which regional trade shows are best and what can you expect to learn. Most of the real estate trades shows, conferences and seminars last one to three days during the early part of the year or summer. If you missed out on events in 2016, you can keep an eye out for investor expo and other events in 2017. Attending events with like-minded investors helps you make more money. Depending on the particular trade show, you will come back with products, information and tips to flip a home faster and for more profits.

Getting a success mentality

If you feel intimidated by the entire real estate investing process, adopt a winner’s mentality by attending the Think Realty national conference and expo at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel April 29, 2017. The conference is great for new investors looking for resources. A Think Realty conference also takes place June 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland and Feb. 18 in San Diego, California. For information about Think Realty, visit their event registration site. When you attend, expect to hear from real estate investment experts and educators. Vendors offer tools and resources specifically for people who fix up and sell foreclosures and other real estate properties.

Learning to stage your home to sell

People who want to make money flipping home often attend conferences related to home staging such as the RESA Home Staging Convention. The event will take place January 19-21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The convention brings together home stagers and investors interested in different staging techniques. The International Association of Home Staging Professionals hosts their conference and expo Feb. 10-12, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The keynote speaker for the IAHSP event is Jeff Lewis, start of Bravo’s “Flipping Out,” program.

Getting remodeling tips

Another way to beat the competition as a home flipper is to improve how you remodel your investment property. The Cleveland Home and Remodeling Expo takes place March 24-26 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, but most major cities host similar events. Exhibitors often include business owners that sell appliances, water systems, household product, garage doors, heating, A/C, home décor, art, interior design, furniture, kitchen and bath products, lighting and garden, landscaping services. Oftentimes vendors offer specials, discounts and deals to real estate investors who attend the trade shows. When flipping homes, it pays to know about the latest trends in everything from windows and window coverings to electronics and security. Many vendors show their latest technologies, sharing the on-trend products and designs that will appeal to people looking at your home flip. With real estate trade shows, you talk to vendors as well as listen to speakers. For the Cleveland event, the guest speaker is Hilary Farr of HGTV’s “Love it or List it.” She appears March 25 at 1 p.m. Other celebrities speaking at the event include Matt Muenster of DIY’s Bath Crashers and Matt Fox of HGTV’s “Room by Room.

If you have not attended a real estate trade show or convention in the past, check out the events in your region. For more information about getting the financing you need to flip a home, talk to us at Center Street Lending. We specialize in loans with a 24-hour turnaround timeline. If you want to buy an investment home in Washington State, Virginia, Florida, Arizona, California, Georgia, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina or Utah, talk to us today. For more information about what a private money-lender can do for you, please contact us.

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