Anxious Buyers and Motivated Sellers Invited To Attend A Free Informational Housing Seminar Hosted By Crye-Leike Realtor Melinda Abernathy

Benton, AR., – Crye-Leike, REALTOR Melinda Abernathy is teaming up with Cornerstone Mortgage Lender Randy DeLay offering the community a FREE Homebuyer’s Seminar that will provide professional advice and information to prospective buyers and sellers considering a purchase or sale in today’s tricky housing market.


“I would like to extend an invitation to anyone who is even considering buying a home right now,” said Crye-Leike Realtor Melinda Abernathy. “If you are currently renting, stop throwing your money away and start investing. With so many homes on the market and interest rates at a historical low, now is the perfect time to start investing in your future.”


The seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at the Bob Herzfeld Library in Benton, Arkansas starting at 6pm.


“Now is a great time for anyone to purchase a home, but there is extra incentive for first-time homebuyers or anyone who hasn’t owned a home in three years,” said Melinda. “These folks qualify to receive an $8,000 stimulus tax credit if they buy a house in 2009. Many people have already taken advantage of this rare opportunity and use the money to help makeover, furnish and decorate their new home.”


Topics up for discussion at the seminar will include issues such as how and where to start looking for a home,  why home inspections are important, knowing what a buyer can afford, the benefits of a home warranty, improving your credit score and most importantly why now is a great time to buy. Cornerstone Mortgage Lender Randy DeLay will be available to discuss any financing questions and to help buyers with getting pre-qualified for a home loan.


Sellers can also find out about what things they can do to help sell their homes quicker in this current buyers market. Prospective sellers can hear what’s happening in their local housing market instead of all the gloom and doom they hear in national media reports.


“The seminar will help people in our communities be familiar with all sides and aspects of the transaction and will provide a wonderful opportunity for them to discuss what’s going on in today’s market,” said Melinda. “It’s important for the community to be educated about what’s involved in the buying and selling process. We encourage everyone to come ask questions, learn about buying or selling their home, and discover their best options in today’s market.”


Melinda Abernathy is a licensed Realtor in Arkansas assisting buyers and sellers in and around Saline, Pulaski and Hot Spring counties. She specializes in residential real estate focusing on first-time homebuyers. Melinda is a member of the Benton/Bryant Realtors Association and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


“When working with a client, I strive to provide excellent professionalism and service by making sure they are completely involved in and understand every step of the process,” said Melinda. “I want anxious sellers and first time buyers to be confident about the process in the current residential housing environment that we’re in right now.”


For more information on the seminar or to register call Melinda Abernathy at 501-844-1665 or you can e-mail her at Find her on the web at


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,500 licensed sales associates based out of 126 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2008, the Crye-Leike organization attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.