It’s true what the say “Home Is where the heart is”; for me, Home is also where the greatest opportunities are! Born and raised in Edmonton and a life-long resident, I’ve known all along what many others have come to find when they move here later on; the potential is unlimited!
Growing up on the North side of Edmonton, I literally lived on the City Limits. Being on the cusp of a Big City, while also straddling the outskirts and wide-open fields, meant that my childhood was both urban and rural. My Brother and I relished having the best of both worlds and were very curious to explore our surroundings! My extreme love of the outdoors today, was born out of a childhood, spent mostly outside. One of my passions growing up was dirt biking. My Mom’s attempt to corral her son’s adventurous side backfired when she bought us a broken bike that didn’t work - we spent days taking it apart, cleaning it and eventually rebuilding it. I live my life the same way today - I like to get my hands dirty and learn everything about the way things work.
While not outside, I was learning about the world of business and Real Estate through osmosis; my Father was a successful Edmonton Real Estate Agent. I was fascinated by his natural ability to help total strangers find their dream homes. My parents encouraged me at a young age to invest in Real Estate and I have been successfully flipping homes for 15 years. When I wasn’t investing in Properties, I was investing in my passion for Hair and Business. I was a hairstylist for 20 years and owned my own upscale salon in the heard of downtown Edmonton for 15 years; Harrow Hair Company.
Much like Liv Real Estate, my Hair Company was founded on providing great customer service experiences and only employing highly educated professionals. I looked for people that took their work and their customers seriously and treated them how they would like to be treated. Similarly, I have now gravitated to a Brokerage and work culture that prides itself on being experts in their field; both in their knowledge of Real Estate and how they treat others.
Over the years, I have purchased countless properties, taking character homes and completely renovating them while preserving their unique charm. Turning forgotten gems into beautiful modern homes for new families, is both exhilarating and highly rewarding. Helping others find their dream home, is now what drives me most. I’ve grown up watching it happen for others, through my Dad, I’ve done it for myself many times and I’m ready and excited to help you!
What did you get into trouble for the most as a child?
Buying and selling goods and services to students and teachers
What's your favourite restaurant in Edmonton?
Ilpasticio pasta kitchen
If you could personally witness one event in history, what would it be?
The fall of the Berlin Wall. I want to see the faces of the individuals pulling the wall down.
If you could shop for free forever at any store, what store would it be?
Any store that has a car! I love cars.
If you only had 24 hours to live, what would you do?
Hold my loved ones and teach my daughter not to be scared of anything.
If you could trade places with any famous person, living or dead, who would it be, and what would you do differently?
Keanu Reeves, because he is so humble with so much success. I’d like to experience what it would be like to have anything and want nothing. I think that is true freedom.
What would you do if you won the lottery? Not tell anyone. And continue to work because I already follow my dreams.
I love every minute of my life and work. Otherwise, I wouldn’t do it.
Great group of people who are truly professional, very knowledgeable about real estate with very high service and ethical standards. Our clients are always well taken care of when we refer them to Liv.‐ Gord McCallum Read More