Ivan Gascho knows real estate is about more than a transaction. It’s a major personal financial decision for both the buyer and the seller, and either way, it’s a significant transition in life. Whether it’s a first-time buyer, a family looking to set down roots, or a couple looking for a property investment, the stakes are high. Knowing that is one thing; honouring it is another.
“Integrity is essential in my life and my work. I believe in the values of being true to my word. This is the only way to build trust with people. You have to live up to your word every time. My clients know I am straightforward in my approach. Honesty is key. In an industry where referrals and relationships are built on a foundation of trust, these are the principles I operate from because they are true to my character.”
Ivan’s career in real estate is a natural evolution for a man whose experience spans more than two decades in home construction, with a specialized trade in architectural millwork and design management. He is all about the details. With his knowledge, he looks beyond the décor and the staged appeal to the core of the home. Seeing the structure and understanding it’s future potential gives him an edge that cooperating realtors respect and clients can depend on.
“I understand construction extremely well because I’ve been a part of home industry. I’ve worked with all the trades. I’ve been an integral part of the process from the ground up. I understand the factors to consider in evaluating the condition of a home. I can see issues that a homebuyer may not see initially, and when there is challenge, I am able to suggest solutions. That’s a value I can offer my clients and it’s why I enjoy what I do.”
Educating clients helps them make informed decisions. Ivan’s trained perspective informs and ultimately inspires their future vision for a home. But the challenge of finding that ideal property is what drives Ivan’s passion for his work. He loves a challenge. Ivan is a problem-solver by nature. Helping real estate clients find what they’re looking for is the reward he strives for every time.
“I really do love a challenge and in real estate, it’s never dull. Establishing solid relationships with people means listening to their needs. What do they want in their next home? What do they need for their family? There’s nothing like the adrenaline of finding solutions for my clients. I’m learning new things all the time, but always with the emphasis on helping my clients get real value for their investment. Success comes when I find a home that checks off all the boxes of what they need, want and hope for. Ultimately, it’s about giving people options to make an informed decision that benefits their needs.”
A father of four, Ivan knows the importance of safe, healthy neighbourhoods. He and his wife Elizabeth are rooted in their community that extends beyond their home in Mapleton. They’ve spent many years in Millbank too. They appreciate the rural aspects of their area with the connected convenience of larger urban centres nearby. In fact, Ivan joined Edge Realty because he trusted them to help his family make the move to Mapleton.
“We worked with Melissa Seagrove when purchased our current home and I liked her openness when dealing with us. She put all the information out for us to be fully informed. Her ethics were solid. Her research was thorough. And she let us make the decision that was best for us, without interfering. Melissa guided us through the deal from start to finish. It was integrity in action and I knew that this was a team I wanted to work with.”
Ivan brings a significant skill set, a dedicated work ethic and the integrity that Edge Realty insists upon. His value to his clients is evident in every deal. That’s what makes him an integral part of the team.