Cynthia Leal Chiang
REALTOR®
Cynthia Leal Chiang
Office: (403) 973-3171
Email: Email Me

Client Ratings Cynthia Leal Chiang has been rated by 76 clients.

  • Satisfaction: 97%
  • Recommendation: 99%
  • Performance: 99%

Hello! My name is Cynthia and though Calgary is my current home, I originally come from a place that is the polar opposite of everything this fine city is known for.
a person standing on a beachMy upbringing in balmy, sun-drenched Ecuador, where snow was not a word in my vocabulary, was filled with every sport imaginable.  Growing up, my specialty was track and field and I was particularly good at long jump; our enviable climate made it possible for me to participate in these sports year-round.  I am extremely close with my family, and thanks to modern technology (Facetime) I'm still able to touch base with them even now, every day and see how they're fairing, thousands of miles away.  
I attended an American High School in Ecuador, which really opened my eyes to the world outside the tropical paradise I'd grown up in.  About 80% of the teachers at my school were American; in listening to their stories, I began to realize how different life was there and in other places in the world. In University I really loved and excelled at Economics and given that this is a Global subject, my mind would wander and I'd constantly think about the big differences between poor and rich nations.  After a few years, my curiosity became more than just theoretical and I was interested in seeing and learning about these differences first-hand.

The school I was attending in Ecuador had different exchange programs with schools all over the world.  Not knowing where to go, I turned to the Dean of the School of Economics for advice; after all, he'd gotten his MBA from a school in Spain and had also been to the United States for school, so I trusted his worldly Academic perspective. We sat down to discuss my options and his advice was very practical, he told me "Cynthia, you are a very smart person, you know that if you move to school in a party city like Miami or New Orleans all you are going to do is party and you are not going to take your education seriously.  If I were you, I would seriously consider going to a good school in a calm and quiet city where you are going to focus on your education and have a good life. Take a look at the University of Alberta, it is a really good school, Canada is a beautiful Country and you've always been curious about developed nations anyways, so consider it".

Since you know the outcome of this story already, I obviously didn't just consider his advice, but I acted upon it shortly thereafter.  I arrived in Canada in late August of 2006.  I transferred to the U of A to complete my Bachelors Degree and to my surprise; it was a very warm September. I hadn't accounted for this and had only packed sweaters, gloves, scarves. Even when October rolled around, everyone thought it was hilarious that I dressed for warm fall weather with layers of gloves, scarves, multiple sweaters and a thick winter jacket.  Growing up, a "cold" day in the city of Guayaquil was plus 22 degrees.  When winter was really upon us in mid-February and the temperatures eventually fell to a ghastly -50 outside, I curled-up in my University dorm-room, wearing every single piece of clothing that I owned, all at once, and questioned my sanity for choosing to move to such a cold place.  When the cold snap was over and feeling returned to my fingers, toes and face, I realized that there were actually a lot of benefits to living here...even in the Winter.  I love Skiing and Banff was just a few hours away by car; having world-class skiing conditions that close was definitely something I took advantage of as often as possible.  Also, given my love and knowledge of good food Calgary offers an endless array of good restaurants to explore.  

Shortly after Graduating University, I debated between returning home to Ecuador and putting down roots in Canada.  I ended up getting a very promising job at a Bank here, where I was a 'High Value Clients Senior Investment Representative', which in some ways was a natural step for me to take, given my strength for 'numbers'.  I realized after about 2 years, however, that despite the fact that I was good at my job, I was not happy. Working in this very structured, rigid environment, didn't leave much flexibility - in any regards.  I started to take notice of my friends and which ones were actually happy with their career choices and why.  My friend Nathan who was practicing real estate at the time always seemed to be happy with his job and yet he had the time and means to enjoy life outside of work.  Over dinner one night I picked his brain further and realized that perhaps Real Estate might be the right fit for me also.

Deciding to pursue Real Estate 150% was the perfect marriage and balance of that I was searching for in my life.  It capitalized on my ability to set my own goals, meet new people and help others in a real and tangible way; it's the best decision, professionally, that I've ever made.  I'm extremely happy with where my life is now and I know that this reflects in my relationships and the satisfying results that I'm able to achieve for my clients.   

Testimonials


Cynthia Chiang has an excellent relation with clients , patience , committed , punctual and a good planner when it comes to the showing of several homes in a short time . From the start you will feel you are with a real hardworking and friendly agent offering multiple choices and recognized as a trusted one . I wish Cynthia all the best in her career.
Dr.AbdelFattah Toukan, Calgary ,Alberta, left feedback 4 months ago
Cynthia is everything you need when you decide to purchase a property! We enjoyed the process and Cynthia's company. The communication was always on point, she took excellent care of our needs, and concerns. Her guidance and suggestions were always very important. Cynthia was more than we could ask for! We are very lucky to have her beside us!. At the end of the process we bought a house but most important we gain a friend!
Natalia Ramirez, Calgary, left feedback 4 months ago
I am very happy with my experience with Cynthia in the sale of my condo. When we decided to sell the property she was quick to get everything set up for listing it right away. (stager, photographer, website, property listing, etc) It was all well done and looked very nice! It translated into lots of viewings of the property and some early offers even when the condo market was not so hot. We have a newborn and Cynthia made sure to accommodate showings for minimum disruption. In the end, we were able to sell the property within the timeframe we originally discussed and everything worked out well. I'd recommend Cynthia for any real state deals.
Simon / Calgary, left feedback 5 months ago
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