Growing up, in a quiet place, about an hour outside of Edmonton, my small town roots have always provided me with a strong sense of Community throughout my life. Summers in the Country, spent with family, often included boating, fishing, camping and racing laps around our acreage in my go-kart. Following the example of my Father, I worked hard during high school to save up enough money to go to School in Costa Rica; at the young age of 17 I was off on a plane on a new adventure.
I’ve always had an adventurous spirit; I love exploring new places and meeting new people. During my time in Costa Rica, I ended up falling in love with Latin Culture. I developed a passion for learning languages, especially as I was eager to communicate on a deeper level with new friends abroad. I ended up living in Costa Rica for about 3 years on and off, coming back to Canada to work and save up for my next adventure.
Having lived as a foreigner in a Country that was not my own, I understand, firsthand, many of the challenges of living in a new place. I have a soft spot for people who are new to Canada, as I know how much many of them have had to sacrifice just to get here. I really respect and feel inspired by their hard work ethic and ability to adapt to new environments, despite their circumstances. Nothing makes me happier than seeing newcomers succeed and prosper, when they move to Canada.
Real Estate has always been a part of my life. When I was younger, my Father had a few rentals and I would often tag along. I would assist him with painting baseboards, cleaning, and helping with simple bookkeeping. I also loved watching interior design shows with my Mom as a kid. In 2010 I received my Real Estate Licence and I began my career as a Realtor in my hometown. Later on, I began flipping homes in University as a way to make some extra income. I fell in love with the Residential Real Estate process. It was extremely rewarding to take something that was not very desirable and completely transform it into a place both myself or anyone else would be proud to call ‘Home’.
One of the things that make the city of Edmonton a great place to live is the River Valley. My favourite place to go to in Edmonton is the stairs at the Constable Ezio Faraone Park (often with a coffee in hand). I like to sit at the very top on the railing and take in the River views and the fresh air. The spaces that we surround ourselves with have a huge impact on our emotional wellbeing. To live our best lives, I truly believe that you should love where you liv!
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I Liv for: adventure and meaningful connections.
What's your favourite restaurant in Edmonton?
Banaadiri Xamereey Somali Restaurant (11732 95 Street) When you step inside it feels like you are getting a sneak peek into another world. I like it because it’s so different from any other restaurant that I have been to in Edmonton. From the special juices to the banana; it’s truly is a gem in our city.
If you could shop for free forever at any store, what store would it be?
Zara; so I always look fresh.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I would pick the power to fly so that I could see all of the world, without the jet-lag and hassle of traveling through airports.
My husband and I really loved to work with Liv Real Estate®, specially with Beverley Hasinoff. She was so candid, looking out for what we wanted, diligent and so helpful in helping us understand all the process as first homeowners. They really follow through and make sure everything is in place. I absolutely recommend them. This is a really professional team.‐ Gabriela Siade Read More