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Have I ever been slacking!

Not with my business and not with my clients, but with taking time for myself and to get back to basics.

 

Activerain has been very good to me.  I write a little about my community, a lot about the mortgage and real estate market, and a little bit about myself and what I do for people to help fulfill their real estate needs.  However, the month of April was remarkably busy.

 

Normally, I have a fairly relaxed schedule and am able to meet clients on fairly short notice and quite conveniently.  For the past month, my client list has been expanding at a brisk and exciting rate.  The majority of these new clients are referrals from past customers, however many of them find me through my internet presence her on activerain or through one of my websites.

 

I am doing my best to refrain from spending wasted advertising dollars on print media.  In my marketplace the primary real estate paper is of pathetic quality, terribly overpriced, and full of old school real estate salespeople who are still clinging to the sales and marketing tactics that they learned from an old 'Tom Hopkins' book back in 1979.  The brand new, straight out of school, young real estate people would be in that trash publication too if they could afford an ad or if they had a listing to promote.  Both groups of salespeople are finding that there is less of a place for them in the modern real estate marketplace.

 

Between new mortgage clients and a handful of real estate clients this past month, the work load has been heavy and successful.  There are some who say the market is slow, which is humorous, because I would LOVE a single day off anytime this month.  I truly appreciate those who I have had the privilege of working with and cant wait until they start sending me referrals of their own.

 

I have lots of blogs to catch up on.  Lots of reading from my favorite writers, and lots of things that have been on my mind but just haven't made it to publication yet.

 

Stay tuned, I have lots of people to thank and lots of great stories to share this week.

 

Here are a few of my favorite past articles from my Lethbridge real estate and mortgage blog you might have missed or wish to recommend them to a friend.

WANTED: Single Women: - Single women are a hot mortgage market
Common Financial Problems - Avoid these financial mistakes
Get Your Credit Score UP - Invaluable insight into your credit score
Mortgage Guidelines Get Tighter - Harder and harder to borrow money
Is Your Mortgage Company Out of Business in 2009? - What to do when your bank goes broke
What is wrong with MLS - Is your info being abused?
Survivor - Real Estate Edition - Let's vote a few more off the island

 

 

 

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Robert May is a Realtor, as well as the broker and owner of Rainbow Realty of Lethbridge Alberta. He is also a licensed Lethbridge mortgage broker and financing expert with Canada First Mortgage of Calgary Alberta. He has been in the Lethbridge real estate industry since 1993 and offers full MLS real estate services to Lethbridge and surrounding area, as well as Lethbridge mortgage financing, mortgage refinancing, preapprovals, and Lethbridge heloc financing to Lethbridge and Southern Alberta. He can be found online at this link: mortgage broker Lethbridge





Let me share my 15 years experience in the local Lethbridge real estate and financing market with you! It is the first step towards making a profitable real estate decision.

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Robert W May is a Real Estate Broker in Lethbridge Alberta, having now been in the industry for over 23 years. . He was also a licensed Lethbridge mortgage broker and financing expert with Canada First Mortgage of Calgary Alberta for the past 10 years.  He is an industry leader always willing to help train and educate others in how to improve their business models for financial and personal benefit.




 

 

Comment balloon 10 commentsRobert May • May 08 2009 02:34AM

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Print media. . their future is doomed with the Internet. . Major newspapers are in some major trouble at the verge of closing

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) about 11 years ago

Yes, who would have guessed the such a large industry would wind down so quickly.  Newspaper and incandescent light bulbs have both suprized me at how quickly they met their demise.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Robert, so true. I look at my college kids, and I've never seen either of them sit down with a newspaper.

Posted by Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker ( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley ) about 11 years ago

Robert,

Great news - I'm glad to hear your internet approach is making an increase difference.  Thanks for sharing. 

Posted by Renee Marrs Caperton, Realtor - Corsicana Texas Real Estate (Marrs & Associates) about 11 years ago

It is so  so easy to get behind and just sit back and then go, wow how did it get that way. I am saying this looking at my desk

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros (AllMountainRealty.com) about 11 years ago

I do not like print media. I spend my money on Internet and radio advertising only. That is my story and sticking to it.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) about 11 years ago

Hi Robert, Good post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

Posted by Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate (RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd.) about 11 years ago

Hey friends, thanks for the words of encouragement and for stopping by to comment.  It is much appreciated.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Hey Robert

I agree it has picked up steam this last month and unfortunatly my blogs etc are taking a hit.  Hope you continue to keep busy.  talk to you soon

Posted by Lynn Meldrum (Lynn Meldrum with Verico Canada First Mortgage) about 11 years ago

I too wish I could get a day off now, I was so busy the last six months trying to change niches, I didn't realize that I hadn't taken any time off and now that I'm ready to my marketing has made it so I can't...  What a catch 22 we lead in this business.

Todd Clark - www.LivingBeaverton.com

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) about 11 years ago

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