About Me

I go back many years!

Born and raised on a small farm in Northeastern Alberta, I learned values such as hard work and respect for others naturally ... you just lived that way!!

Upon graduation from high school, I moved to the big city of Edmonton, where I attended the U of A and received my B.Ed. and thereafter taught elementary and junior school or 6 years. I always loved teaching and the exuberance of youth. I seemed to enjoy the free spirited kid the most!

I am married and my wife of over 40 years and my two sons have always been very active, whether it was skiing, running, cycling hiking.  From the time our boys were 4 years old until they left school, I was busy as a director of the community hockey league, driving to freestyle ski competitions, watching them slashing at other lacrosse players or just watching their sporting events with a "Timmies "in my hand. Never did win a major prize in "Roll up the rim"

After a number of years as  a residential real estate appraiser, I decided to take the full step and join the real estate world and thus  the last 10 years with RE/MAX Real Estate.

The real estate industry is ever changing and more so in past few years than before. Homes are more price sensitive now then they may have been in the past. Making sure you have the proper information as to all the factors of pricing your home when selling or proper value of a home you maybe interested in purchasing are extremely critical in making the right decisions.  I believe in giving you information you have to hear , not necessarily what you want to hear. That can eliminate a lot of stress in the sale or purchase of your home.

These years have been very fulfilling in helping first time and experienced buyers navigate through buying or selling a home. Fondly hearing a first time buyer refer to you as "Pops", only comes in the way of a compliment when you build a relationship based on trust and integrity.  That streak of grey hair that I have acquired, gives that experienced older buyer a feeling of my credibility in the industry. I enjoy working with people of all ages and love developing relationships with all my clients and some may even say, "I talk too much".

In the end, I take great pride in giving my clients honest advice and gaining their trust as a person that has their best interest at heart.

Life is Good !!!!
John Drebit
John Drebit
REALTOR®

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