This has been a crazy month for me so far. I have been interviewed by 3 major media outlets who were gathering info for various articles they were writing.
Canadian Real Estate Investor Magazine was the first to make contact with me a couple of weeks ago. They often write pieces about various regions in the country and what the rental and revenue market is like. I really enjoyed talking to this reporter, as it made me even more aware of the things that investors from outside our area are interested it.
As a long time resident of Lethbridge, it is easy to not have noticed how rapidly our population grew, how much more development has come in recently, to not see our marketplace changing dramatically. Speaking with the reporter about rental properties in Lethbridge made me realize just how great our market is and how fortunate our local investors are.
The second contact came from Inman News. Around here, nobody would recognize that name, but Inman News is 'THE' major player when it comes to Real Estate news in the US marketplace. According to their website, "Inman News is the leading source of independent real estate news, information, advice, research, opinion and commentary for industry professionals and consumers alike."
The 3rd call came late this week and was from CTV news. These guys are a staple of the Canadian media and I have actually spoken to them in the past. With the Alberta marketplace seemingly weathering the economic downturn rather well, we are attracting national and international attention. I was thrilled to be the positive voice on this issue and to contribute some opinion and facts regarding how things are going. I personally believe that much of what happens in the market is a creation of the mindset and attitude of consumers, real estate professionals, and the media.
If we want a strong economy and real estate market, we need to focus on the successes and on the good news that is around us. Sure there are a few hardluck stories and there are some markets elsewhere in which things are still not going well. Lethbridge is doing great though. Alberta is still going strong. Canada in general is still one of the leading marketplaces in the entire world.
So I just wanted to brag a bit about these media requests I had received. Hopefully my contributions will be informational, educational, or at least entertaining. Thanks so much for reading.
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.