Real Estate Round Table #1: Making Chicagoland First-Time Home Buying Easier

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Real Estate Round Table #1:
Making Chicagoland First-Time Home Buying Easier



     They say stepping out of your "comfort zone" and showing a willingness to do new things is good.  That lesson is valid whether you're talking about buying a first home or doing your first webinar.  I did the latter just  this morning ...

     With the assistance of small business and real estate consultant, facilitator, and wonderful friend Carra Riley, I tackled my first online webinar today.  A webinar that addresses the other "first" I speak of above ... Buying a First Home.  

     There were a few minor hiccups with sound (at first), but all in all this first video webinar went well.  Many of the fears I had previously have now disappeared.  Truth is, the unknown was far more scarey than the actuality.

     Much the same can be said about Buying your First Home in Chicagoland.  Education and preparation are key, as is who you choose to work with during your transaction. I learned during the making of my first video that sometimes it's best to learn as much as you can, make your preparations, and then dive into the waters. 

     I had great professionals at my side ... and that made all the difference to my mindset and to the outcome.  Do the same during your First-Time Home Buying transaction and you'll end-up successful too.

     My new webinar featured two of my Chicagoland referral partners ... 

Anne McMillin of Starting Point Realty ...


Anne McMillin 
Real Estate Broker
Starting Point Realty
anne@StartingPointRealty.com

Cell:   708.601.1530 

   

Richard Stringham of Stringham Insurance Agency in Mokena ... 


Richard Stringham - Owner/Agent
Stringham Insurance Agency
19646 South Wolf Road
Mokena, IL  60448
dick@stringhaminsurance.com 

 

Office:   708.479.2526  


     We hoped that the info and assistance provided within the video would aid Chicagoland First-Time Home Buyers.  Each of us was hoping to take the "fear factor" out of first-time home buying transactions for our viewers.  I hoped we accomplished that and more.

     Here's my video/link:

 

 

     I know I learned a lot today.  And again, I must say thank you to Carra Riley for that.  Making this video certainly reinforced a lesson about the "comfort zone" thing too.  Because of Carra's generosity and efforts I know I'll definitely be much more relaxed and educated about the ins-and-outs of video, webinars, and Google+ Hang-Outs in the future.  

     I'm looking forward to adding even more informational Mortgage financing videos and webinars in the future.  Be watching for them as I hope to share more on the topics of Mortgage financing, Credit/Credit Scores, Mortgage Pre-Qualification, preparing to Buy a Home, Mortgage Application, Chicagoland Construction financing, and more soon. 


     *  Have questions about what you heard in the video above?  Contact Me!  I'll be happy to hear from you, answer your questions regarding Mortgage financing, refer you to  great professionals within the Chicagoland area, and more.
     I can be easily found at:

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Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
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Gene, a big congratulations to you for stepping out of your comfort zone. I'm sure your webinar was a hit. Do you know how many people attended?

Dec 12, 2013 02:27 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

To tell you the truth Lottie ... I've gotten tied-up elsewhere after doing this.  Will have to check the stats out and get back to you.  The video is available for watching at anyone's convenience too ... so the advantages will be ongoing.  Getting the first video under my belt feels great!

Gene

Dec 12, 2013 02:49 AM #2
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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Gene congratulations.  Yep the unknown is scary even at our more mature age :)

I am doing my first webinar next week for a LO Licensing Training Class.  I have been playing around with it to make sure everything goes off as planned, but so far it looks pretty easy.

Dec 12, 2013 02:52 AM #3
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Way to go Gene! And it was bound to turn out well with Carra Riley in the wings! She is awesome and really knows her stuff.  Congratulations!

Dec 12, 2013 03:38 AM #4
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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
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Gene, I have this on my to do list for my 2014 business plan!  I guess great minds think alike?

Dec 12, 2013 07:54 AM #5
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Good stuff Gene!  The first step into video and webinars is the toughest, do a couple more and it'll come easy.  I watched a bit of the video & you guys did a great job.  First time buyers in Chicagoland would be wise to give you a call.

Dec 12, 2013 12:55 PM #6
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

You'll do great, George ... as handsome as we are ... we're naturals in front of the camera!!  Especially at our advanced age ....  Best of Luck to you!!

Amen to that, Anna!  Carra has been my Guardian Angel when it comes to these things and has held my hand multiple times for support ...

They do, Kathy!  And Go For It ... I truly believe it's what we should and must be doing to push our business along ...

Well there was the sound glitch ... but other than that 3 Rookies did okay.  It needs polishing, but we're at least in the game now.  I'm already making plans for more videos and I'm excited ...

Thanks for all the kind words and support, John ... I feel like you've become a friend ... and it's appreciated ...

Gene

Dec 12, 2013 10:06 PM #7
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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Gene, I started watching the video and it's great information for home buyers...I'll have to come back when I have more time.

Dec 13, 2013 07:25 AM #8
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Gene,

 This is a great tool for buyers and for you as well to get you clients. Excellent!

Dec 14, 2013 06:50 AM #9
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Congratulation for getting out of your comfort zone, been there many times. It is still a challenge, but I do it anyway. All the best with a successful journey through all the challenges that come your way.

 

Dec 14, 2013 10:56 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Nick:  I appreciate the effort ... esp. at this time of the year.  Not an Academy Award performance or effort on my part ... but it's a start .. and I'm glad I tackled it.  Hope all is well ...

Thanks, Yolanda!  Exactly the lesson I hoped my fellow AR members would see ...

Joe:  Let's face it.  We're LO's ... not actors.  But the marketing instrument is worth doing and doing well ... 

Gene

Dec 15, 2013 10:03 AM #11
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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Gene~ providing the best service to our clients is job #1, and this post is proof "you do it the best

Dec 16, 2013 12:30 AM #12
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Thank you so much, Jon ... appreciate the kind words and support.  Happy Holidays to you!

Gene

Dec 16, 2013 12:57 AM #13
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Great job!

Dec 16, 2013 07:25 AM #14
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Thanks, Lyn!  Hope to be seeing you more during the coming New Year ... both of us busy ... and successful ...

Gene

Dec 16, 2013 09:36 AM #15
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