Sam Ireland is a born and bred Albertan with a passion for people and a taste for business. Growing up in Medicine Hat and towns all over central Alberta, his education and sense of belonging was hewn here, and his roots run deep.
Sam was a good student, but his business acumen emerged before his facial hair! At only 17 years old, he completed a questionnaire for Realty World in Fort Saskatchewan (at the suggestion of a REALTOR® friend). The results were amazing, even though the time wasn’t right. After his second year at Grant MacEwan College (now MacEwan University), Sam jumped ship to run aboard with the family business (his family owned two paint stores). There he managed the city location for a number of years and took on construction and painting jobs that caught his interest.
Sam’s final experience before deciding to get his REALTORS® licence put the final mark on his passion for real estate. When buying their first home in 2003, he hired a family friend, and Sam jumped in, learning the ropes and getting the information, listings info and documents on his own. Even the licenced family friend had to suggest that Sam give real estate a go. Since he already had somewhat trained himself, Sam dove into professional certification. Needless to say, once his training was complete he went on to do 12 sales in 16 weeks. Real estate was clearly a perfect fit for Sam.
Living on an acreage in Sturgeon County (and with the family farmstead being located in Strathcona County) Sam keeps a special place in his heart for those counties. His work takes him to these places, as well as Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan and the mature neighbourhoods in the northeast and the lower east side of Edmonton. His experience and versatility make him an excellent choice for people looking for a home anywhere in central Alberta. In whatever community you look, Sam has likely been there helping people.
Sam’s been in Realty Executives’ 100% Club and Top 10% Club since his first year in real estate. He’s got a reputation for having tight paperwork (which is a great way to get popular with vendors), but it’s when you work with him that the magic happens. Sam’s infectious enthusiasm and passion for helping people is strengthened by his unwavering positivity. He finds solutions that reduce the competitive nature of the business, seeking win/win scenarios that build lifelong relationships with clients, other REALTORS® and communities.
From helping families into their first home to creating multiple offers and selling a client’s home for more than they imagined to helping the elderly couple in the home they built find another family who want to build a new history, Sam Ireland is happy and ready to help you.
When asked about the future and what he sees for himself in central Alberta real estate, Sam says,
“Five years from now, I’ll be exactly where I am, doing what I love and cherishing the present for what it is.”
If you’re looking to buy or sell Edmonton & Area Real Estate properties, contact Sam Ireland and let his family look after yours.