(PRWeb UK) July 29, 2009
With all the recent uncertainties and speculation surrounding the current property market, many landlords and property investors are constantly torn between questions such as, "What's the next move with my property portfolio? Should I be buying or should I be selling? What's going to happen to property prices? What's going to happen to interest rates? When's the best time to buy?"
These, and many more questions, were covered at a recent property seminar, which took place on 7th July at The Mount Hotel in Wolverhampton. It was a networking, learning, & trend analysing property event that attracted, despite the Michael Jackson memorial service, some 65 current and new landlords, property investors, and property professionals.
This first in a series of Property seminars, to be held in Wolverhampton and involving some of the UK's leading property experts, was staged by leading UK Lettings Agent, Lawsons http://www.lawsonslet.com, based in the West Midlands. It attracted not only property investors from the Wolverhampton area but also from as far a field as Shropshire, Staffordshire, Birmingham and Worcester.
The keynote speaker for this first evening event was the property millionaire, Simon Zutshi, author of the property best seller 'Property Magic' and founder of the UK wide Property Investors Network (PIN) http://www.propertyinvestorsnetwork.co.uk Simon shared his top tips on how to, in his words, "Exploit the current favourable market conditions in order to source and buy 'Below Market Value' properties, without putting down any of your own cash." Simon shared some fascinating market insights, starting from the 2007 property crash, up to where he believes the market will lead us over the coming 18 months. Simon's central message was to answer the question; "When's the best time to buy?" His unreserved answer was: "The sales are officially now on! Buy right now and don't delay! It's a buyers market out there."
Lawsons Managing Director, Sally Lawson, who played host to the event, said: "It was great to see so many committed landlord delegates, especially as they all seemed to verify that the Buy-To-Let market is back, it's vibrant, and it's full of opportunity! My own evidence clearly shows that now is a great time to get involved in the buy-to-let market, as I'm currently overwhelmed with a deluge of fabulous deals that are continuing to land on my desk. It's self-evident to me that the market is absolutely surging forward. As the great financial investor, Warren Buffet, always says, "You should buy when the market is selling and sell when the market is buying".
There where many other property professionals there on the night offering their help and guidance including property funding specialist Garry Smith of Century 2000 Services Ltd http://www.century2000.co.uk and financial advisor Martin Dodd of The Midlands Investment Agency http://www.miadvice.co.uk
Karen Mills, Customer Services Manager at Lawsons said: "These events, which will be held every 2 months, are designed to ensure a high level of interaction and engagement from property investors. The seminars will include thought-provoking educational sessions to address today's investor challenges, as well as power networking with like-minded individual to ensure landlords are kept bang up to date with the latest opportunities." Adding: "Our next event will be on the 8th September and people can find out more details at the http://www.lawsonslettingsacademy.co.uk website"
Sally also added: "These seminars will help Lawsons become a real centre of excellence for property professionals around the West Midlands region. A place where people can congregate to find out the very latest and best industry practises, so they can make much more informed decisions."
If you are interested in either expanding, or getting involved in, your own buy-to-let property portfolio, Lawsons are launching a series of Landlord Advisory Workshops showing investors Where to buy? What to buy? When to buy? and how to ensure the property is as rentable, safe, & secure an investment as possible. Please visit the Lawsons Lettings Academy website at http://www.lawsonslettingsacademy.co.uk or http://www.lawsonslet.com or if you have any immediate questions or requirements, please contact Karen Mills on +44 (0)1902 428008.