David Glavina

David Glavina

REALTOR®
CENTURY 21 Bachman & Associates
  • 204-226-4065
  • 204-453-7653
  • 204-284-4262
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DAVID GLAVINA - REALTOR® - CENTURY 21 BACHMAN & ASSOCIATES

Welcome!  As a CENTURY 21® Real Estate professional, I am dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service possible. My personal knowledge of the local Real Estate market is combined with the power of the CENTURY 21 brand - the most recognized name in Real Estate today.   Let me assist you in finding your dream home, in a neighbourhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want. Or if you are interested in selling a property, I also have the expertise to help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price.   I look forward to being your REALTOR® ... working for you!

TESTIMONIALS....

“We appreciate the integrity with which you transact your affairs”. (Henry & Linda, 2015)

"David Glavina of Century 21 Bachman & Associates has recently acted as our listing agent for the estate sale of our East Kildonan residence. And today the sale is finalized as a new owner takes possession. Throughout the process I always felt that David was very helpful. When I had a question, he promptly replied. Always offering advice and useful information. I am impressed with his expertise and thorough attention to detail. This was a house in need of significant upgrading. We were expecting a slow sale. But once listed, the house had sold in less than a week and at a satisfactory price. I do believe that it all came together because of David’s efforts. We would definitely recommend David and Century 21 to our friends."  Alex & Linda (March, 2015)

"Thank you for your patience and all your help! I will keep you in mind for any friends and family in the future."  Dave S. (January, 2015)

"John T. sent a letter to Century 21 Canada saying that you were a pleasure to work with!  He said you provided plenty to look at and was very through in the information. Manager, Century 21 Bachman (2014)

"I will definitely be recommending you to all my family and friends. My dad has bought and sold many properties and mentioned that you have been the easiest and most honest agent he has worked with yet.  I can't thank you enough for your time and energy you put into this [buying home].  I'm not sure I could have found someone else who would have been as dedicated as you are.  I thank you very much."  Daniel S.(2014)

"I will be sure to pass your name and number along to friends.  I have dealt with many real estate agents in my life time but none have been more pleasant than you.  I tend to respond rather negatively to aggressive salespeople and have welcomed the reprieve from unrelenting pressure. Daniel has made a good choice in asking you to represent him".  Henry S. (2014)

 "We are very pleased with the outcome of the sale of our house. Thank you so much for everything, David. We couldn't have done it without you! "  Krista B. & Roland F. (2013)

"When I had finally saved up enough to make my first home purchase and enter into this whole 'home-buying' adventure, I was admittedly nervous about having to head out to viewings with a possibly 'over-assertive salesperson' or one who might grow impatient with my very long and particular list of wants/needs in selecting the "perfect house".  David - your patience, kind nature and incredible professionalism actually helped me find the "perfect home".  Even in the middle of winter, the "bidding heat" was on, but you helped me navigate the daunting process of coming up with the "winning offer" without succumbing to any pressure to out-bid at any cost.  We both knew exactly how much money I had to "play with" and your sound advice at crunch time kept me calm and in control at every decision-making point along the way.  Thanks, David...for helping me find my home!" Judith M.(2013)


Personal Background

I have come to the Real Estate profession after a diverse career in the music and IT industries.   I met my wife (Nancy Enns)  while completing a music degree in violin performance at the University of British Columbia.  We formed the "Armadillo String Quartet of Canada" and as the Manager, I successfully marketed the quartet around the world, traveling extensively throughout six of the seven continents for over 10 years, performing on luxury cruise ships.  During that time, I studied the investment industry. 

After 9-11 we settled in Winnipeg and I worked as a Project Manager with Music Services International (MSI) for seven years. During those years, MSI became one of the most successful contractors of live theatre music in North America.  I developed my interest in technology and created the company's database and helped usher in new technology systems, which was critical to the company's success.  During that time I invested in real estate properties in River Heights, Wolseley and Victoria Beach.  I enjoyed my experiences in real estate as well as seeing the growth in equity as a result of our investments. 

After I left MSI, I studied Information Systems Technology at Red River College and am now using my organizational, social and computer skills combined with my interest in real estate to help people with their real estate needs.   

We live in River Heights and have two energetic boys, both of which are heavily involved with minor hockey at a high level... and loving every minute of it!

Communities

Cities
Balmoral

 Balmoral is a close-knit community in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood, a short 20 minute drive from the City of Winnipeg.  People began settling ...

Neighbourhoods
Birds Hill

Birds Hill is a popular community located a few kilometers north east of Winnipeg in the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul just off Lagimodiere Blvd. ...

Bridgwater Forest

Bridgwater Forest, Winnipeg's newest and most popular neighbourhood located in Waverley West, is the life most homeowners have always wanted. With over ...

Bright Oaks

Bright Oaks is in the greater community of St. Vital. It is bounded on the north by bishop grandin, on the east by St Mary's, on the south by Woodlawn ...

Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park is just minutes from the perimeter, and surrounding lakes and parklands. This growing community is easily accessible off Dugald Road and ...

Charleswood

Charleswood is a residential community located in the southwestern part of the city, and is bordered by the Assiniboine River to the north, the Rural Municipality ...

Crescentwood

Crescentwood is located in the south-central part of the city. The neighbourhood  is bounded on the north by the Assiniboine River, on the east ...

Crestview

This community is west of Sturgeon Road and north of the Assiniboine River. Crestview lies north of Portage Avenue, with the meandering Sturgeon Creek ...

Deer Lodge

Deer Lodge is a neighbourhood within the greater area of St .James. It is located south of the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. ...

Education

REALTOR® - MREA

         Manitoba Real Estate Association, Winnipeg, MB.

BIT - Business Information Technology

         Red River College of Science & Technology, Winnipeg, MB.

B.MUS. - Bachelor of Arts

         University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

 

 

Languages

  • English
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Home Buyers Mistakes!

 

Mistake #1. Not Getting ‘Pre-Qualified’ for your Mortgage

Before looking for your next home take the time to get pre-qualified by the bank or mortgage broker you choose. This can save you hours of searching for homes in the wrong price range or worse, purchasing a home and then finding out you don’t qualify for financing. Pre-qualifying gives you peace of mind, helps narrow your search criteria and most importantly, gives your agent a negotiating edge by being able to alleviate the sellers concern over financing. The latter is especially important should a competing offer surface.

Mistake #2. Not Shopping for your Mortgage Terms

Rates are negotiable! Banks will sharpen their pencils to get your business especially if you have a good credit rating and bring other business to them e.g. RRSP’s, general account, savings etc. Posted rates should viewed as a starting point. You need to know what the best rate is and this is usually done by get competitive quotes. Also, ask whether the bank will cover appraisal fees, and about buy-out fees, penalties, payment options, portability etc. The time spent can save you thousands of dollars over the life of the mortgage.

Mistake #3. Not Getting Professional Inspections

Nobody wants to purchase a home only to find out later there are defects, latent or otherwise. Ensure you obtain inspections where needed e.g. home inspection, structural engineer, insect, radon etc. If the inspection identifies deficiencies you may be able to negotiate the purchase price to cover required repairs or make your satisfaction of the inspection subject to the homeowner remedying the problem. Your agent can advise you on inspections you should consider.

Mistake #4. Not Using A Professional Real Estate Agent

Your agent can help you make a purchase with the least amount of problems. He or she can ensure the price you pay is market value. They can offer expert advice on what to look for, conditions to include, negotiation strategy etc. After all, they work for you.

Mistake #5. Buying First Before Selling

If price is important you should always sell your present home before buying another. It has the advantage in letting you know exactly how much money you will have available for your next purchase. Selling your home first allows you to place fewer conditions on your purchase which makes your offer more attractive to a seller. They often will demand more money to take a “subject to” offer which takes their home off the market. The other advantage is if you find a terrific house, chances are others will also find it attractive and you stand to lose it if you can’t make an unconditional offer.

Mistake #6. Not Knowing The Full Cost Of Home Buying

Know all the costs associated with your purchase. Consider the following costs: legal fees, transfer tax, property taxes, new home landscaping, fencing, appliances, window coverings.