Adam Alexander Real Estate
By McCale Ashenbrener
Photos by Rase Littlefield
When people ask Becky or Alex Macdonald how long they’ve lived in Idaho, Becky smiles, “Since day one!” The Eagle High sweethearts grew up here and became involved in real estate as newlywed college students. “We still own our first home in downtown Eagle. It was a real fixer-upper when we bought it almost 20 years ago,” Alex explains. “Now it’s a cute, little rental.”
When Alex took his first job as a high school math teacher, the couple moved to a mountain town in upstate New York “We bought a 100-year-old farmhouse and Alex put his builder’s aptitude and construction management minor to work making it a wonderful investment. Its sale helped us build our dream home here,” Becky said.
After their first daughter was born, they moved onto the small acreage where Becky grew up. Alex was the contractor for the home they now call “Mini Mac Farm”. They love raising their three children there and sharing the joy the animals and garden bring.
Alex always had a heart to transform forlorn houses into homes. In the beginning, he did all the work himself while finishing college. He became a Realtor while also balancing a decade long career in education. After becoming an associate broker, he and Becky decided to devote all their time to real estate. Last spring, they celebrated the grand opening of Adam Alexander Real Estate. “Our office building was originally a farmhouse surrounded by around 20 acres. We worked hard to restore its original charm and enhance Old State Street with its renovation,” Becky said.
“We were so happy to come home,” Alex reflected. “But our time away gave us real insight into what it means to be the new guys in town. That’s one of the reasons we are so welcoming to people just moving here. Who can blame them? It’s a great life!”
Idaho’s great combination of outdoor recreation and culture has helped Boise and the Treasure Valley find its way to the top of realtor.com’s Hottest Markets of 2020.
“When we were growing up, Eagle was a neighborly, farm town,” Becky said. “We are committed to maintaining that attitude of kindness and generosity in the midst of the growth.” Alex jokes that “Growing up, we were unknown! Back East, people consistently confused Idaho with Iowa. This valley in the national spotlight makes us smile.”
No doubt about the Boise area attracting major attention. As evidence, the American Dream, a streaming program presenting the nation’s best real estate, recently developed a series about Idaho. Adam Alexander’s team were natural ambassadors for a program focusing on positive stories about real people and communities. The show reaches millions across digital channels weekly.
“It’s much more than scripted home tours,” Becky says. “In addition to showcasing beautiful homes, we’ve covered everything from Idaho’s Wine Country to the gala for Wipe Every Tear, a charity that rescues trafficking victims.”
“The added benefit is when people list with us, they might be featured on a show streaming on CBS, FOX, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon. Just being part of American Dream was an unexpected opportunity,” Alex said. But, when we do the right thing, good things follow, and that’s our commitment,” he said.
Becky and Alex are passionate about helping others make Idaho dreams come true. “People and properties are our priorities. Whether someone’s looking to buy, sell, build, or invest, our team always has time for a chat.” Becky concluded.