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Free real estate seminar in Bradford aims to help home buyers

Seminar taking place Feb. 5 at Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library
Rose M. Sorbera, from the Rose Real Estate Team and iPro Realty, will host a real estate seminar Feb. 5 in Bradford.

Rose M. Sorbera from the Rose Real Estate Team and iPro Realty will host a seminar on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library.

The seminar, called A Key to the Real Estate Market, will include a panel of local experts who will field questions from the audience. The event aims to provide information to anyone interested in buying and selling property in today’s climate, from first-time buyers to families looking to smart-size.

“The reason I’ve done this is because I have a lot of people who ask me a lot of questions and I can only answer from a real estate point of view, and I’m not an expert when it comes to mortgages and home insurance,” said Sorbera. “So, I decided to do this to help.”

Although this is her first time hosting this type of seminar, the experts she’s bringing on are veterans and she’s certain the information will be helpful for the community.

“We’re there to have a great time and do what we can to help with any questions,” she said. “This isn’t something that’s really been available in town. I think this is the first and will provide valuable information. It’s a really uncertain time and we can try and help people with their anxiety and help any way we can.”

Along with Sorbera, the panel is made up of Elechia Barry-Sproule, realty broker, Frank Del Vacchio, sales representative, Krishna Menon, mortgage agent, Carly Ladouceur, real estate lawyer, Denise Balduckie, financial planner, Carl Levy, home insurance specialist, Jen Bevin, home stager and smart-sizing expert, and Chris Hill, home inspector.

“We’re not trying to sway anyone one way or another; we’re really, purely there to answer questions,” said Sorbera. “This is something that has been needed and we just want to fill that need, and that’s the primary reason they’re all coming to help out. We want to let people know all the options out there that maybe they’re not aware of but could help them out.”

The seminar will be split into three segments with an opening introduction, a question period, and ending with refreshments.

“I’ll have a series of questions per person on the panel to introduce them,” said Sorbera. “Then we’ll take questions from those in attendance before everyone gets to mingle and eat. Maybe some people don’t want to speak in front of everyone, so they can ask directly during the mingling.”

With no sales component to the seminar and it being free of charge, Sorbera wants to let the community know it’s all about providing helpful information.

“It’s purely about trying to help,” she said, “and we’ve got door prices and loot bags along with the food and beverages. It’s supporting local business, too, with them contributing towards the door prizes and loot bags. We’re all very excited and hopeful people will take advantage.”