Meet a REALTOR® - Justin Pokrant

Getting to Know your Century 21 Bachman REALTOR®

When it comes to buying or selling a home, we understand the importance of getting to know your Realtor as more than just a professional. Our “Meet A REALTOR®” series introduces the hard-working people of the Century 21 Bachman & Associates, and provides a personal look at each of us as residents of our community. For our first installment, we spoke with Justin Pokrant about what it means to live and work as a REALTOR® in Winnipeg & the surrounding area.

1) How long have you lived in Winnipeg?
I’ve lived in Winnipeg my whole life. I grew up in St. James and now have a house in St. Vital with my wife and two Chihuahuas.

2) Why did you choose to settle here?
I truly love Winnipeg but I don’t travel very often so maybe I don’t know what I’m missing elsewhere. Haha. In all seriousness, family and friends are a big reason for my wife and I to stay here.

3) What is your favorite thing about living in Manitoba?
Within an hour’s drive from Winnipeg are some of the most beautiful lakes, beaches and parks in Canada, along with thousands of miles of trails for snowmobiling and quadding.

4) What makes Manitoba different than any other province to live? 
I have a thirst for leaning from people who have been in the industry longer than I have. If I don’t know something, I am not afraid to ask for someone’s help in the office. There is a combined wealth of knowledge and experience at Century 21 Bachman & Associates that I often tap into, which is hard to find anywhere else.

5) Tell us a few of your favorite activities to do or places to visit in the area?
You can never go wrong with a few beverages on a patio on Corydon or biking around the Assiniboine Park in the summer.

6) Tell us one thing you love about working in the real estate industry and why?
I love meeting new people every day, never having a day of work that is the same as any other day, and being in control of my own schedule.

7) Describe your favorite sale in real estate:
Looking back, some of my favorite sales have been the ones that have hiccups along the way. As much as you want things to go perfectly there are sometimes roadblocks that you have to work around, making the sale that much more satisfying because you put so much work in to it

8) How has technology helped you as a REALTOR®?
The use of cell phones has made it possible to reply instantly to my client’s questions, and even scan and send offers and conditional removal forms electronically while out of the office. The advancement of affordable video cameras, digital camera and editing software has also drastically improved the way agents canshowcase homes for their clients on the internet, where 90% of home buyers start their search.

9) Describe one quality about yourself, which has helped you develop the necessary skills to be a successful REALTOR® with Century 21 Bachman & Associates?
I have a thirst for learning from people who have been in the industry longer than I have. If I don’t know something, I am not afraid to ask for someone’s help in the office. There is a combined wealth of knowledge and experience at Century 21 Bachman & Associates that I often tap into, which is hard to find anywhere else.

If you are thinking of buying or selling call: Justin Pokrant 204-453-7653

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