Born and raised in Edmonton, I am very passionate about the opportunities afforded in this gorgeous City and the surrounding areas. ‘Home’ for me, specifically growing up, was spent on the Southside of the City; as someone with a healthy curiosity for my surroundings, I have witnessed the development and transition of my Communities over my lifetime. About 14 years ago now, I moved ‘East’ with my family to Sherwood Park; a beautiful hamlet next to the City. I have 2 children, a son and daughter, both very active kids, that excel in soccer and hockey. With life always on-the-go, Sherwood Park has been a welcome backdrop for our family to get involved with community and recreational activities close to home.
Despite having always had Edmonton as my home base, I have been around the world and back and had some very unique travel experiences thus far. Some of the colourful places that I have travelled to and that were worth writing home about, included: Russia, London, England and a once-in-a-lifetime backpacking trip across Mexico. Seeing Mexico, one small little rural town at a time, with nothing more than a backpack, was such an unforgettable way of experiencing the local culture; it’s a trip that I will never forget as long as I live!
Prior to beginning my Real Estate career, I was a Student Advisor at the University of Alberta for over 15 years. I feel as though my transition into Residential Real Estate has been such an organic evolution for me as I have always had such a ‘helping side’ to my personality. I cherished my years at the University of Alberta, as it is a place that fosters such a positive learning environment. I especially loved building relationships with the students that I worked with, gaining their trust and providing them with the necessary information to help them make the right choices for their future. Many of these same skills have been easily transferrable to the world of Real Estate. Before making one of the biggest purchases of someone’s life, people need to trust those ‘guiding’ them, the process and know the facts; I’m happy to facilitate this.
Real Estate is so much more than just ‘the home’. As someone with active kids, I know that your surroundings are equally important in developing your family's growth. Who at the end of the day, doesn’t strive to live in a peaceful place that is safe for their family and encourages all of us to be positive contributors to our community and neighbours. Edmonton and the Surrounding Area(s) is such a beautiful place to live; everyone is so friendly and we make great efforts to embrace each Season. If you are new to this wonderful City or have proudly spent your life here and grown with the City, as I have, I’m happy to get to know you, build a relationship with you and show you how truly wonderful this unique place can be for you and your family!
I Liv for: family, friends and my Charcoal Lab Bodhi
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I would spread the wealth! I would love to help my friends and family out and take everyone on a once in a lifetime vacation.
What's your favourite restaurant in Edmonton?
Vaticano Cucina. They have the BEST Italian dishes that I've ever had
If you could personally witness one event in history, what would it be?
I would love to go back in time and witness Martin Luther King Jr's I have a Dream speech. It was a moment in history that will never be forgotten.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To slow down time.
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