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Despite a drop in first quarter real estate sales in Lethbridge, property transactions are still going strong according to the Lethbridge & District Association of Realtors

It's proving to be a busy spring for local realtors.  Currently there are 1,594 active listings in the Lethbridge region.  Cathy Maxwell with the Lethbridge and District Association of Realtors says there is currently 6.2 months worth of inventory in the region, down from 10 months back in January.  She adds year to date sales for the first quarter are down 8.4% from 2015, but notes last year's sales reached a eight year high. - Tom Roulston

Cathy Maxwell, CEO, Lethbridge & District Association of Realtors

Thank you to all my clients, family and friends for making 2016 such a huge success. I want to wish each and everyone of you a very happy new year. Please feel free to contact me for all your real estate needs. 2017 is going to be a GREAT year!

Joanne Feist, Realtor

Re/Max Real Estate Lethbridge

Thank You to The Yellow Balloon for donating this beautiful sign to display in your home just in time for Valentine's Day!

If you would like to enter to WIN this sign please visit our Facebook Page HERE and be sure to check out

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Listing your home with an educated real estate professional is an important factor to the sale process, but so is marketing.

A home for sale should be effectively marketed on the MLS system (Realtor.ca) as well as other outlets.

Some key website to consider having your home displayed are:

A realtors personal website with a featured listing, a website that syndicates your listing to other websites that are relative to home selling, social media and kijiji are also important marketing tools.

Aside from the internet, print marketing is also still an effective way to sell a home. Featuring a property in a local magazine or newspaper never hurts.

When the time comes to sell your home, you should always consider these marketing tools. Ask your realtor how they plan to use the internet and print media to market your home.

For a full list of marketing tips and tools or to learn how to take advantage of Joanne's marketing campaign visit this website or contact Joanne at 403-315-0658.