My interest and appreciation for real estate first began during my teen years when my family uprooted and moved from Devon, Alberta to Ottawa. The small-town bungalow-style living I grew up knowing was suddenly juxtaposed to a backdrop of picturesque Victorian homes and historic buildings. I fell in love with the beauty of Ottawa, soaked up its essence with winters spent skating along the Rideau Canal, and summers wandering through the Byward Market and scenic jogs through the Glebe. Eventually, my family found ourselves missing our roots and moved back to Devon, a place I am proud to call home.
My time in Ottawa engendered an appreciation for architectural beauty and the vibrancy of city living, but for me, nothing beats living in a small town close-knit community. When I’m taking a day to unwind you can find me with my partner fishing on our boat, hiking the backcountry, or running the river valley trails!
I was raised in a big family; the youngest of four siblings, and with more cousins than I could count! My mother’s core mantra “no one ever goes poor from giving” was instilled in me at a very young age, and was formative in creating the hospitable person I am today. Not surprisingly, I have chosen to work in the service industry my whole life. I graduated from university as a Special Needs Educational Assistant, a program that was a natural fit for my playful, patient personality, while also enabling me to pursue my passion for enhancing the lives of persons with disabilities, an issue close to my heart. Being of service is first nature to me, so when I decided to pursue real estate it seemed like a very natural evolution of my strengths and passions for building connections and helping others.
It would be my pleasure to guide you through the purchase or sale of your home, and a joy to share in your excitement of a big life transition. It is my commitment to make your real estate experience enjoyable and straightforward. It is what I LIV for!
What’s your favourite local restaurant?
Rural Routes in Leduc, AB. The menu items are always changing; the owners add a creative and delicious twist on current food trends. Rural Routes is also a Microbrewery, like the menu, the beers rotate and their brewer does an incredible job finding unique flavours for traditional styles.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I would invest in real estate and dividend stocks. With the passive income from investing, I would take care of my family and make annual contributions to the Children’s Ability Fund and Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS Edmonton). I’ve seen firsthand what the organizations do for their members and would love to share my wealth! Lastly, I would build my dream home on Jack Fish Lake, Parkland County as it is still close enough to the city to practice in real estate.
What’s your favourite quote?
Where you tend a rose, my lad, A thistle cannot grow. – The Secret Garden
What did you get into trouble for the most as a child?
Winding the dog(s) up.
If you had 24 hours to live, what would you do?
I would want to spend my final day with my family in my childhood home. We currently have family dinners every Sunday, I’d hope for it to be like every other Sunday. I would play a game of soccer with my nephews, brothers, partner and my dad. I’d laugh with my sister and sisters-in-law about something my mom is saying or doing, and just relive all the fond memories that we’ve shared together. I would express my gratitude and love toward each one of them, especially my sister. Finally, I’d wind up the dogs one more time just to have everyone annoyed with me, I am the youngest after all!
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