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Lethbridge Relocation Package

relocating to lethbridgeFor the past 15 years, I have had many real estate clients who arrive to live and work or retire to Lethbridge from various locations across Canada and the world.  In the past, I used to provide these clients with a package in advance of their arrival to the area.  This bundle was referred to as a 'relocation package'.

 

Stuffed into this package of info was always a map, lists of schools and recreational activities, economic projections, housing stats, and lots of other dry stuff that really was just in there to make the pack look much more extensive and helpful.  The reality was though that the majority of those packages probably went unopened or only looked at for less than a brief moment.

 

As much as some of this information seemed useful, most of it was statsitics and stuff that the average person really doesnt' care about.  Most of it was not tangible real life stuff.

 

Who cares who the 3rd biggest Lethbridge employer is, or who is on the City Council, or how many days below freezing there are?????

 

What people really want to know is stuff that matters to their real lives.  Stuff that matters day to day.  Stuff like:

-is there a place I can get Japanese food?

-is there a gun club?

-is there a waterpark for kids?

-where do you go to buy car insurance there?

-which shopping center has the best stores?

-which streets or areas have lots of crime?

 

The real valuable relocation package comes not from some branch of the government or the City of Lethbrige.  It comes from living in the community, raising a family here, participating in sports and cultural events, shopping, dining out, and entertaining friends and visitors here.   The real relocation package is experience and not statistics.

 


If you are considering moving to Lethbridge and southern Alberta, give me a call and lets talk about the real relocation package and about the things that matter to you and your family.   Robert May  403-330-3039 or robertmay (at) gmail (dot) com.

 

 

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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 7 commentsRobert May • September 22 2009 04:25AM

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Robert, I agree. I deal with snowbirds and they want to see the golf courses, beach and where to buy groceries. they are not wanting demographics. I send maps and a few brochures, but I ask them for an extra day of their time. The first day I do not show them any property. I just give them a feel for the area, and their interests. It works. Thanks for your post.
Posted by Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist (Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Robert,

I think about that kind of thing alot.  How much of my stuff is read.  The bottom line is to give people what they want.

An additional benefit of your cutting back on what you are sending is that it is much more green! Think of the trees you've saved.  You've reduced the cost to deliver the mail as well as the expense of printing the material!

How many days is it below freezing anyway??

Diane

Posted by Diane Donnelly, Anne Arundel County, MD Real Estate (Keller Williams Flagship) over 8 years ago

Robert, you're right - when people relocate, they are primarily interested in how their lifestyle will be affected.  You've given me an idea:  Marketing myself as the  Live Relocation Package.  Thank you!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA (Cameron Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Thanks for the positive comments ladies.

 

Kathryn, that is a great angle!  Go with it, it is something I haven't seen anyone do before.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Robert,

Yes, most people are interested in the things they will want and need.  I have found though that I am able to give some direction with blogs now too.

Ann

Posted by Ann Hayden, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 8 years ago

I think some of these relocation packages are designed by people who have never moved in their lives. Kind of like some of the stuff people design. They don't have to use it so they don't care how it's designed.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 8 years ago

Great comments guys thanks for stopping by.  Always a pleasure to have comments from some of my favorite AR celebrities.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) over 8 years ago

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