Alma Hadzic is a MaxWell Polaris Real Estate Agent in Edmonton Alberta. Alma started selling Real Estate right out of High School when she was only 19 years old.
Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Alma came to Canada at the age of 4 and found inspiration in her parents’ sacrifice to build new lives for their family members in Canada after leaving everything and fleeing from the carnage of civil war in their homeland. The experience of being a young child of struggling immigrant parents who ultimately succeeded and prevailed has proved to be the main fuel to Alma’s ultimate drive to succeed in life.
As a very young woman in the Real Estate industry, Alma zealously took to the challenge of overcoming the obstacles associated with credibility and being taken seriously. In this endeavour, Alma proved that she was capable of matching her clients with the best possible residential properties to suit their family needs. This was no small feat for a new Realtor starting out at such a young age especially due to the fact that one of the biggest financial investments most people will make in their lives is purchasing a home. Alma took on the challenge and found it incredibly rewarding and fulfilling when her clients expressed their happiness with their home buying/selling experience and gratitude that Alma helped turn an otherwise stressful situation into a fun and exciting one.
Prior to embarking on a career path in Real Estate, Alma sold cosmetics at a local Shoppers Drug Mart. The challenge in cosmetics was all about selling and meeting monthly targets in order to keep brands such as Dior, Chanel, and other high end brands in the store. This made Alma realize she had a passion for sales and client satisfaction which ultimately steered her to get into Real Estate.
Alma graduated with a Business and Human Resources diploma at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and is in the process of completing her Bachelor of Business Degree.
Alma is described by her colleagues as friendly, helpful, and approachable. Alma genuinely enjoys meeting new people of all gender, ages and ethnic background. She naturally has great communication and relationship-building skills, she believes you have something new to learn from everyone. Alma is committed and loves a challenge! In her own words: “Two Real Estate transactions are never the same.” She believes that it is extremely important to be organized and self-motivated while being patient, understanding, and compassionate. Alma makes it her mission to get each and every client the best deal possible! Whether that means helping a seller get top dollar for their home in a short period of time or helping a buyer purchase a great investment property at a lower price than comparable homes in the area, Alma is endlessly committed to her clients.
Alma also helps connect her clients with great mortgage brokers who can help obtain low interest rates and higher approvals. She has aligned herself with the highest caliber of people including an incredible team of professional photographers, designers, marketing experts, accredited property stagers, numerous lawyers, invaluable home inspectors, and quality-dedicated contractors to help with any home renovations. “Team work makes the dream work” is a motto that Alma truly lives by.
Alma focuses on selling Residential Real Estate in Edmonton or surrounding areas such as St. Albert, Morinville, Beaumont, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and Sherwood Park.
Why she loves being a Realtor?
“I love being a Realtor for many reasons. For one, I love being a Realtor because it constantly challenges me. Every day is a learning experience so I know I will never get bored of my career (knock on wood). However, I think the most important reason I love being a Realtor is the joy of helping buyers find the perfect home. I work with many first-time home buyers and I really enjoy explaining the buying process and then going out to view potential properties which they may like. When we find the perfect home, that is my favorite part as I thrive and live through their excitement. Many of my clients have turned into good friends. We stay in touch and it makes me so happy to hear how their life progresses from getting married, starting a family, etc.”
In her free time, Alma is dedicated to fitness and healthy eating. She enjoys going for hikes and travels often. Alma loves palm trees and beautiful sunsets by the ocean. She loves volunteering and giving back to the community. She also enjoys reading a good book. Her favorite book is: “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. “It’s a MUST read!” Alma also loves animals and is the proud owner of a black & tan Pomeranian dog named Louie whom Alma adores.