Lethbridge Real Estate - Where is Your Realtor?
I obtained my real estate license in 1993. That was about 17 years ago and in that time I have seen a lot of market trends. We had good times when listings were hard to come by and the inventory of homes for sale was so low that they were snapped up before you could even put a sign in the ground. I have seen slow markets where there were days that not a single property in the city sold.
I have watched as literally hundreds of people have jumped into the real estate business and also watched as hundreds of them have left with their tail between their legs. Lots of these people jump into the career thinking that it is easy money, that they can do what they want when they want, that clients will be jumping all over themselves to work with them. The reality is that real estate is more than a full time job. It is definitely not a physically demanding job, or dangerous, or sometimes not even difficult, but it is a job that requires that you are often available 7 days a week 365 days a year and usually at the most inopportune hours of the day.
Those who join the profession and think that they will sell a few houses a month very easily and put thousands of dollars in their pocket are usually shocked. I would guestimate that the average Realtor in my Province spends around $2000 to $3000 per month just to stay in business. The Best Realtor in Lethbridge between $3000 and $5000. This covers their office bill, advertising, signage, licensing fees, real estate board fees, etc. So just to have this job is a $30,000 a year expense. This is probably the reason that so many of these 'hotshots' who join up get kicked to the curb within the first couple years.
Where is your Realtor?
As these people come and go from real estate, they often leave a trail of orphaned clients behind. These are clients who had faith in them and their abilities, and had hoped they would have a Realtor. Who takes care of these people? Where do they go for advice and help after their Lethbridge Realtor has taken a job at Costco? Now more than ever it is important that you choose a Realtor who has experience, a proven track record of success, and who will be there when you need them.
Below you will see a list of the Licensing activity for the past week. Take a look at how many NEW real estate people joined up, and compare that to the number who are dropping out of the business and cancelling their license. Is your Realtor on the list? Will they be on next weeks list?
I encourage you to get an established and experienced Realtor working for you! Give me a call. Robert May 403.330.3039
License Activity Report
September 20, 2010 - September 26, 2010
|This summary report has been prepared by the Real Estate Council of Alberta for information purposes and reflects past licensing activity for the time period indicated. If you require current information, please visit our website at www.reca.ab.ca. Go to "On-line Transactions" on the top menu bar of the homepage. Click on "Public Inquiries" to obtain current information on the licensing status of industry members in Alberta.|
|Registration Cancellation:||Broker, Associate Broker or Associate cancels registration.
|Licence Cancellation:||Licence cancelled by RECA.
|Authorization Expired:||Licence not renewed.
|Licence Suspended:||Licence suspended by RECA.
|New:||Entering the Industry for the first time OR reentering the industry.
|Re-Instatement:||Individual registered with a different brokerage within the same licensing period.|
|ABAT, WAYNE||Associate||Reinstatement||CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD LTD./CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD LTEE O/A CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD||CALGARY||September 24, 2010|
|ABAT, WAYNE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY LTD. O/A THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY||CALGARY||September 24, 2010|
|ANISIMOVICZ, MICHAEL||Associate||Registration Cancellation||PARAMOUNT REAL ESTATE CORPORATION||CALGARY||September 23, 2010|
|ARMSTRONG, CHARLA||Associate||New||CENTURY 21 THE PROFESSIONALS LTD.||CALGARY||September 24, 2010|
|BAARDSETH, HEATHER||Associate||New||769115 ALBERTA LTD. O/A ROYAL LEPAGE FOOTHILLS||CALGARY||September 20, 2010|
|BEATTIE, JOHN||Associate Broker||Reinstatement||CARMY SALES LTD. O/A EXIT REALTY GROVE||SPRUCE GROVE||September 23, 2010|
|BEATTIE, JOHN||Associate Broker||Registration Cancellation||CHAUVET HOLDINGS INC. O/A EXIT REALTY RESULTS||Whitecourt||September 23, 2010|
|BENCE, RONALD||Associate||Registration Cancellation||1ST CHOICE REAL ESTATE INC.||EDMONTON||September 24, 2010|
|BLAIR, MARTIN||Associate||Registration Cancellation||PETER P. FISCHER O/A CANMAR SERVICES||CALGARY||September 20, 2010|
|BRODSKY, STEPHANIE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||CHALLENGE REALTY LTD. O/A REALTY EXECUTIVES CHALLENGE||EDMONTON||September 20, 2010|
|CAMPBELL, DEBBIE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||ROCKY WILDWOOD INVESTMENT LTD. O/A RE/MAX ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE||ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE||September 23, 2010|
|CHAHAL, PARMJIT||Associate||Registration Cancellation||CALGARY INDEPENDENT REALTY LTD. O/A CIR REALTY||CALGARY||September 22, 2010|
|CHEUNG, MAN WAH||Associate||Registration Cancellation||CENTURY 21 TERRACE REAL ESTATE LTD||CALGARY||September 22, 2010|
|CHOW, AMY||Associate||Registration Cancellation||CITYSEARCH RENTAL NETWORK INC.||CALGARY||September 24, 2010|
|COLLANTES, MELBA||Associate||Registration Cancellation||PAT DUGGAN REAL ESTATE SERVICES LTD. O/A FIRST PLACE REALTY||CALGARY||September 22, 2010|
|COMBE, KELLY||Associate||Registration Cancellation||REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.||CALGARY||September 20, 2010|
|DESMARAIS, TRACY||Associate||Registration Cancellation||NEWWEST ENTERPRISE PROPERTY GROUP (ALBERTA) INC. O/A NEWWEST ENTERPRISE PROPERTY GROUP||EDMONTON||September 20, 2010|
|DUFOUR, DANIELLE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||ALL STAR REALTY GROUP INC||CALGARY||September 21, 2010|
|DULAI, SUKHPAL||Associate||Registration Cancellation||ALL STAR REALTY GROUP INC||CALGARY||September 21, 2010|
|EDWARDS, MONICA||Associate||Registration Cancellation||SLAVE LAKE REALTY (2003) LTD. O/A RE/MAX SLAVE LAKE REALTY||SLAVE LAKE||September 22, 2010|
|EVANS, EVELYNNE||Broker||Registration Cancellation||GIL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES LTD.||CALGARY||September 24, 2010|
|FORREST, BRENDA||Associate||Reinstatement||NORTH STAR REALTY CORPORATION O/A REALTY EXECUTIVES NORTH STAR||EDMONTON||September 20, 2010|
|FORREST, BRENDA||Associate||Registration Cancellation||CELTIC MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC.||EDMONTON||September 20, 2010|
|HALABI, ROBERT||Associate||Reinstatement||771566 ALBERTA LTD. O/A REALTY EXECUTIVES - MASTERS||ST. ALBERT||September 20, 2010|
|HALABI, ROBERT||Associate||Registration Cancellation||LAMPAS HOLDINGS LTD. O/A RE/MAX RIVER CITY||EDMONTON||September 20, 2010|
|HENRY, WAYNE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||MIGHTY PEACE REALTY LTD. O/A ROYAL LEPAGE MIGHTY PEACE REALTY||FAIRVIEW||September 21, 2010|
|HUYNH, ALEX||Associate||Registration Cancellation||CALGARY INDEPENDENT REALTY LTD. O/A CIR REALTY||CALGARY||September 22, 2010|
|HYDER, OMER||Associate||Registration Cancellation||ADVANCE REALTY LTD.||CALGARY||September 21, 2010|
|JANES, JEAN||Associate||Registration Cancellation||ALCOR COMMERCIAL REALTY INC.||FT. MCMURRAY||September 21, 2010|
|KANAGASURIAM, SUBIHARAN||Associate||Registration Cancellation||1ST CHOICE REAL ESTATE INC.||EDMONTON||September 24, 2010|
|KRANJEC, JIM||Associate||Registration Cancellation||STAGECOACH GMAC REAL ESTATE INC.||COCHRANE||September 24, 2010|
|LAMBERT, BETH||Associate||Registration Cancellation||DISCOVER REAL ESTATE LTD.||CALGARY||September 22, 2010|
|LARSON, TANIS||Associate||Registration Cancellation||ARTEAM REALTY INC. O/A ROYAL LEPAGE ARTEAM REALTY||EDMONTON||September 22, 2010|
|LAWSON, CHAD||Associate||Registration Cancellation||1144484 ALBERTA LTD. O/A CENTURY 21 ROYAL REALTY||WAINWRIGHT||September 20, 2010|
|LINDAL, JANIS||Associate||Registration Cancellation||ROCKY MOUNTAIN REALTY (1996) LTD. O/A ROYAL LEPAGE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REALTY||CANMORE||September 20, 2010|
|LIPTON, SHAREN||Associate||Reinstatement||MARV SATHER REAL ESTATE LTD.||EDMONTON||September 21, 2010|
|LIPTON, SHAREN||Associate||Registration Cancellation||PAXTON PROPERTIES LTD.||EDMONTON||September 21, 2010|
|MA, YONG||Associate||Registration Cancellation||ALL STAR REALTY GROUP INC||CALGARY||September 21, 2010|
|MACBETH, LISA||Associate||Registration Cancellation||DISCOVER REAL ESTATE LTD.||CALGARY||September 20, 2010|
|MACHADO, TAMMY-LYNNE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||STERLING REALTY (ALBERTA) LTD. O/A STERLING REAL ESTATE||EDMONTON||September 24, 2010|
|MATHISON, TARA||Associate||Registration Cancellation||TORODE REALTY ADVISORS LTD.||CALGARY||September 21, 2010|
|MCDONALD, MARY||Associate||Registration Cancellation||EXECUTIVE REAL ESTATE CANADA LTD. O/A REALTY EXECUTIVES APEX||CALGARY||September 24, 2010|
|MCDONALD, MARY||Associate||Reinstatement||REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.||CALGARY||September 24, 2010|
|MOMM, DEBORAH||Associate||Registration Cancellation||CALGARY INDEPENDENT REALTY LTD. O/A CIR REALTY||CALGARY||September 21, 2010|
|MOMM, HARALD||Associate||Registration Cancellation||CALGARY INDEPENDENT REALTY LTD. O/A CIR REALTY||CALGARY||September 21, 2010|
|MURRIN, TERRENCE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||1139529 ALBERTA LTD. O/A SUTTON GROUP - FORT MCMURRAY||FT. MCMURRAY||September 22, 2010|
|NELSON, TAMARA||Associate||Registration Cancellation||CALGARY INDEPENDENT REALTY LTD. O/A CIR REALTY||CALGARY||September 22, 2010|
|NORMAN, AL||Associate||Registration Cancellation||SHELAGH BRENNAN REALTY LTD. O/A SUTTON PREMIERE REAL ESTATE||SHERWOOD PARK||September 21, 2010|
|NYGAARD, RICHARD||Associate||Registration Cancellation||BATTLE RIVER REALTY LTD. O/A COLDWELL BANKER BATTLE RIVER REALTY||CAMROSE||September 22, 2010|
|OHLER, JOANNE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||SEABOLT HOLDINGS LTD. O/A SUTTON GROUP - CANWEST||CALGARY||September 24, 2010|
|PHILLIPS, ELEANOR||Broker||New||GIL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES LTD.||CALGARY||September 24, 2010|
|PHILLIPS, ELEANOR||Associate Broker||Registration Cancellation||GIL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES LTD.||CALGARY||September 24, 2010|
|PILGAARD, AMANDA||Associate||Registration Cancellation||2 PERCENT REALTY INC.||EDMONTON||September 23, 2010|
|RAFIQ, KHAWAR||Associate||Registration Cancellation||1ST CHOICE REAL ESTATE INC.||EDMONTON||September 21, 2010|
|RIMMER, GREGORY||Associate||Registration Cancellation||REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.||CALGARY||September 23, 2010|
|SCAIFE, CATHERINE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||1ST CHOICE REAL ESTATE INC.||EDMONTON||September 24, 2010|
|SIMPSON, DONNA||Associate||Registration Cancellation||TOOLE PEET & CO. LIMITED O/A PRUDENTIAL TOOLE PEET REAL ESTATE||CALGARY||September 24, 2010|
|STACEY, FRANK||Associate||Registration Cancellation||1ST CHOICE REAL ESTATE INC.||EDMONTON||September 24, 2010|
|STEHR, STEVEN||Associate||Registration Cancellation||CAMERON REALTY GROUP INC.||CALGARY||September 20, 2010|
|STEPPAN, KIMBERLY||Associate||Registration Cancellation||COLLIERS MACAULAY NICOLLS INC. O/A COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL||Edmonton||September 23, 2010|
|SWAIN, DENISE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||TONKO REALTY ADVISORS LTD.||CALGARY||September 21, 2010|
|SWITZER, DOROTHY||Associate||Registration Cancellation||WAINWRIGHT HOMES LTD. O/A COLDWELL BANKER WAINWRIGHT HOMES||WAINWRIGHT||September 24, 2010|
|SYED, SHAH MOHD||Associate||Registration Cancellation||1ST CHOICE REAL ESTATE INC.||EDMONTON||September 24, 2010|
|TREBELL, WILLIAM||Associate||Registration Cancellation||SHELAGH BRENNAN REALTY LTD. O/A SUTTON PREMIERE REAL ESTATE||SHERWOOD PARK||September 21, 2010|
|TURNER, STANLEY||Brokerage||Registration Cancellation||S.S. TURNER REAL ESTATE CORPORATION LTD.||CALGARY||September 21, 2010|
|TURNER, STANLEY||Broker||Registration Cancellation||S.S. TURNER REAL ESTATE CORPORATION LTD.||CALGARY||September 21, 2010|
|VACHON, JEANELLE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||TOOLE PEET & CO. LIMITED O/A PRUDENTIAL TOOLE PEET REAL ESTATE||CALGARY||September 21, 2010|
|VOLK, EVELYN||Associate||Registration Cancellation||ALL STAR REALTY GROUP INC||CALGARY||September 24, 2010|
|WHEELER, LANCE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||AZTEC REAL ESTATE INC.||STRATHMORE||September 22, 2010|
|WHITE, SCOTT||Broker||Registration Cancellation||PARAMOUNT REAL ESTATE CORPORATION||CALGARY||September 23, 2010|
|WILSON, STEPHANIE||Associate||Registration Cancellation||MIGHTY PEACE REALTY LTD. O/A ROYAL LEPAGE MIGHTY PEACE REALTY||FAIRVIEW||September 21, 2010|
|WOG, CHERYL||Associate||Registration Cancellation||CENTURY 21 PRIME REALTY (2002) LTD.||HIGH LEVEL||September 22, 2010|
|YOUNG, KIM||Associate Broker||Registration Cancellation||1ST CHOICE REAL ESTATE INC.||EDMONTON||September 24, 2010|
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.