Born and raised in Edmonton, and a die-hard hockey enthusiast all my life, I am equally as passionate about this unique City. It’s such a great place to raise a family – your family. Having grown up on a small farm just outside of the City, I always felt that I had the best of both worlds at my doorstep.
Without going too far from home, I was able to attend some great Universities. First, I went to Augustana in Camrose and received a Degree in Economics with a Minor in History and then I finished at U of L in Lethbridge and received a Degree in Commerce.
I have found Edmonton to be a very affordable place to live over the years. I appreciate that my children will also benefit from the opportunities that I had growing up here. It’s comforting to know that as they grow, they can find diverse and great job opportunities here, keeping our family close! It also offers a small town feel but in a large city, with lots of green space, lots of Community and Sports leagues and year-round family-oriented festivals.
Prior to Real Estate, I owned an Industrial Equipment Business; my wife and I also have enjoyed working together on our own developments and rental properties. I love understanding ‘how’ a Building was put together and the materials used. My clients appreciate that I’m able to offer a technical perspective on the homes we view.
My wife is a very large part of my success, she really helps me to keep everything balanced; spending quality time with our family is a huge priority for us. We have 3 wonderful children and in the summer, we love to spend our time camping just outside the city, and in the winter, we really enjoy visiting the Palm Springs area.
I never thought that my next career move would be through an advertisement that my wife found on Facebook, but that is exactly how I came to arrive at Liv Real Estate. Social media really does affect all areas of our life today, my wife thought that ad deserved further investigation.
After having interviewed already with the other ‘big names’ in Edmonton Real Estate, I knew I was just going to be another number there; I was simply craving something more ‘unique’. I was impressed with Liv’s training opportunities and desire to help me grow my career. Anyone who wanted to invest this much in me personally would result in me being a better agent and advisor to my clients; I saw this as a ‘win-win’ for everyone involved. I’m happy to be here and equally as happy to help you feel at ‘home’ and confident about your next move; let’s talk today:)
If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
My Grandmother, I miss her home cooking and her stories
What’s your favourite restaurant in Edmonton?
Il Pasticcio, my wife is Italian.
What’s the best vacation you’ve ever taken?
We took our kids to Maui; it was great to spend that time with the family it truly is paradise. I would love to go back every year if I could.
If you could personally witness one event in history, what would it be?
Martin Luther King ” I have a dream” speech, President Kennedy “do not ask what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country” speech… The 60’s in general as it was a shift in the way North America viewed life.
If you could be a character in a book or movie, which one would you be?
James Bond (Sean Connery version) who was ever cooler than that? Plus he always reminded me of my father.
If you could trade places with any famous person, living or dead, who would it be, and what would you do differently?
President Kennedy – I’d take a scenic route that missed the Book Depository area. Things would have been a lot different.
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