While growing up in Toronto, I have lived in many neighbourhoods and have traveled the city by bus and subway most of my life. Toronto has been my home and I am glad to be in a multi-cultural society that offers something for everyone.
While living in the Beaches as a teenager, I had a dream. I wanted to be the next student football athlete to receive a scholarship to the United States in the NCAA. So I traveled 3 hours a day to attend Michael Power high school. On January 7th, 1995, an opportunity arose... a full scholarship to Kent State University playing Division-1 Football.
In the subsequent five years the following occurred; I broke all the tight end records in the history of the school, I received my Finance degree and partially completed my MBA in Business, I was drafted in both the CFL and NFL drafts of 2000. I took this opportunity to play for the NFL.
During my first year as a professional athlete, I played on the Baltimore Ravens during The Super Bowl game and our team won... what an amazing first year! My dream had come true. Now I could retire! Just kidding! A few more teams later I was hurt and had to fall back onto my education background, I couldn't play football anymore.
I began reading books on real estate to get educated about my future. I decided to go back to class again and get my real estate license. I continued running and staying in shape in hope of a miracle from a doctor concerning my injury but at the same time preparing for life without football. Two years later, a renowned doctor by the name of Dr. James Andrews out of Birmingham Alabama, performed surgery and stated I was in optimum shape to resume my football career. Life had giving me a second chance at doing something I love to do. This opportunity was not going to be passed by.
I became a member of the BC Lions of the CFL. Guess what happened in my first year? That's right! I was in the championship game, the GREY CUP... another amazing experience!
Through my football training experiences, I’ve learned what it meant to have desire, faith, specialized knowledge, imagination, decisiveness, persistence and discipline. I decided to be proactive about my future.
I met and married my partner in life, Bernadette. She is an amazing woman who has supported my careers with an open mind and heart.
I knew I could not be a professional athlete all my life, so I picked up the phone and spoke and interviewed with Real Estate companies across the city.
When the interview was complete, I was ‘drafted’ yet again! Another dream come true! I have since used every waking moment to learn everything I can to have the ability to ask for referrals from my clients.
I attend every home inspection and negotiate at every offer presentations and results have been immeasurable. I continue to put it to good use helping people who need and deserve a special kind of real estate service here at KW (Keller Williams Referred Realty). We are part of the most innovative and technologically advanced company that emphasizes educating its agents on a daily basis. Staying humbled and using my integrity to find and keep clients for life makes for fun and enthusiastic days every day.
Being the last Canadian to win a Super Bowl ring with the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL in 2000 forced me to learn a lot about the intensities of planning, assessing and coming up with a game plan for victory every Sunday. Now I provide that same determination and winning strategy to my buyer clients every day.
My job is to make your home buying process less stressful. Starting to ask questions and getting the truthful answers from your buyer agent are a great beginning to your home buying process, whether you are buying in the next few months or a year or more away!
According to a famous writer and motivator, Napoleon Hill, "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”.
If you have the desire, faith, imagination, decisiveness, and persistence to become educated about owning your own home or condo, an opportunity has now been presented to you. Make your dreams come true! As Vince Lombardi once said (well maybe I’m paraphrasing just a little bit), let me show you the ‘playbook’ to your home buying success.
Speak to you soon and God bless,
JG (Jason) Gavadza