In this interview, we sit down with Monique Burgemeester the founder of How To Buy A House BV to discuss the exciting changes happening with her events. Monique shares insights into why she decided to make the gatherings more personal and the benefits it brings to our attendees. Unlocking the Future of Home Buying is the title to a new series of tailored events for serious home buyers.

Can you tell us about the event and the significant change you’ve made in its format from a large and busy gathering to a smaller, more personal setting?

Monique -> Absolutely! The event, “Elevate Your Home Buying Journey,” is a special initiative close to my heart. We’ve transformed the home buyers event from its previous large-scale format into an intimate gathering for several reasons.

Could you elaborate on those reasons?

Monique -> Certainly. We’ve always valued the quality of interactions over quantity. In a large and busy event, it’s challenging for attendees to have meaningful conversations with our experts. By limiting the number of participants to just 25, we can create a much more personalized and engaging atmosphere. We believe that the setting at Midtown Grill perfectly complements our commitment to quality interactions. Picture this: You have the chance to indulge in a delightful meal and engage in relaxed conversations with the relevant experts. It not only saves you time but also provides a comfortable way to gather information about perhaps the most costly purchase in your lifetime. By the end of the event, you’ll be equipped with all the knowledge you need. How wonderful is that!

That sounds like a great change. How does this shift benefit attendees?

Monique -> It benefits our attendees in several ways. First, it allows them to have direct access to our 5 senior experts. In a smaller setting, they can ask specific questions related to their unique circumstances. Second, it fosters a sense of community and networking among attendees. Lastly, it ensures that everyone’s questions and concerns take centre stage, guaranteeing a more enriching experience.

What motivated you to make this change?

Monique -> Well, the last significant event took place in February 2020, just before the initial lockdown, and it was so hectic that we hardly had the time to ensure everyone received equal attention. We were determined not to repeat this experience.

Additionally, over the years, we’ve witnessed an increasing demand for personalised guidance in the home-buying process. Buying a home is a substantial decision, and individuals seek tailored advice. In response to this demand, we aimed to craft an event that genuinely places the spotlight on each attendee. Our guiding principle has always been quality over quantity.

That’s a thoughtful approach. Can you share any feedback or reactions you’ve received about this change?

Monique ->We’ve just wrapped up our inaugural event, and it’s safe to say that we’ve hit the mark! Our attendees highly value the presence of our esteemed experts and are absolutely thrilled to access information tailored to their specific needs. As the evening unfolds, they have the opportunity to engage in even more personalized conversations. It’s becoming increasingly evident that this is precisely what people have been seeking but unable to find online—a considerate and thoughtful approach to information sharing.

One noteworthy change is our introduction of an attendance fee. In the past, our events were free, but this model was no longer sustainable. By implementing this fee, we aim to ensure the quality and sustainability of our offerings. It allows us to allocate resources efficiently, ensuring that even if someone can’t make it, we can still compensate our contributors, such as the chef.

It sounds like a fantastic transformation. What do you hope attendees will take away from this event?

Monique -> Our primary goal is to empower attendees with the knowledge and confidence they need to make informed decisions about their home purchase. We want them to leave with a sense of clarity and connection. Whether it’s finding the right property, understanding mortgage options, or navigating legalities, we aim to equip them with the tools they need for a successful home-buying journey.

That’s a noble objective, Monique. Thank you for sharing your insights and the motivation behind this transformation. We wish you all the best with the event.

Monique -> Thank you, it’s been a pleasure discussing this with you. With these new events, we are expanding our commitment to your satisfaction, ensuring that you leave with all the knowledge you need to make informed decisions. We look forward to welcoming you to these upcoming events in 2024 at Marriott Hotel Amsterdam, Midtown Grill!

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