Do you know the story of Sylvester Stallone? He had next to nothing and created an endearing story of the underdog, better known as Rocky. The rest for Sylvester has been history.
I think everyone has a Rocky story, overcoming adversity and accomplishing the remarkable in their own way. Buying and selling a home can be challenging, scary, and frustrating. Having a good agent can be the difference between having enjoyable success, or painstakingly stressful failure, or somewhere in mediocrity in-between.
I once thought that being a real estate agent was the equivalent of being a used car salesman, this coming from a guy who once worked his way through University as a janitor. I was inclined to pass on the first opportunity to have anything to do with the profession, but as it turns out, some agents are remarkable at what they do. Their tenure, experience, emotional maturity, work ethic, and attitude make them invaluable, and the people they serve appreciate the results they get from their agent's success. Thanks to a little luck and the influence of my peers in the business, this has been my experience.
Growing up in Oil Alberta, in a blue-collar family, I learned how to work on the site of a service rig. Luckily for me and the oil industry, after five years, I found myself back in school, where I was more at home and ready to put in the work required to succeed academically.
Academics forced me to change my thinking from hours, position, and income, to a learning mindset. Having thrived in two very different worlds, I realized that success comes from serving others, in whatever capacity, and an attitude of service is the earmark of human accomplishment.
A lecturer once said, "When a door opens, I walk through it, and hence I have experienced a wonderful life," and it sums up the way I look at life. This takes guts! Real Estate has been in front of me for several years, from academics to commercial valuation to residential negotiation. It provides me with a fulfilling career in which I can serve others and create value for my family.
How I Liv
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I would spend some of my free time trying odd jobs! Maybe six months at a casino, and then a year as a development superintendent assistant so I could learn some basics of building my own home with my own hands.
What is your favourite restaurant in the city?
Our family favourite is The Lingnan. The Peach Shrimp and Lemon Chicken Canton are amazing! It helps that they include so many Gluten Free options on their menu, as my partner is Celiac.
Do you like sports?
Yes. I'm an Oilers fan from childhood and an Eskimos fan by association (my partner is a nut). I also Dragon Boat race in the summers .