Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett

CENTURY 21 Westman Realty Ltd.
  • 204-761-5253
  • 204-725-0555
  • 204-727-0377
  • 2915 Victoria Ave
    Brandon, MB R7B 2N6
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As your 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 the opportunity of working for you!

Personal Background

I was born and raised in Manitou, a small town in south central Manitoba.  I took my schooling in Manitou, graduating from Nellie McClung Collegiate before continuing on to Assiniboine Community College in Brandon.  As a child I spent a great deal of time on my grandparents farm and have a true appreciation of agriculture and rural community life.  I was also fortunate to have grandparents in "town" that I was also able to spend considerable time with.  These rural roots have rendered me a country boy at heart.  The guidance I have received from my parents and grandparents has given me a strong sense of family and provided me with a sound moral and ethical foundation which I try to pass on to my children.  

My wife also has ties to "rural life" in Manitoba and together we find Brandon's rural flavour make it a very appealing place to live and raise our children.  We appreciate the amenities offered in Brandon as well as the small town atmosphere where neighbours know each other and you recognize people on the street and say hello.  Brandon is a great balance of community and convenience.

I am engaged and committed to the Real Estate Profession.  Since starting my career with Century 21 in 2005, I became involved with organized real estate at the local level, in various capacities, including President of Brandon Area REALTORS(r) in 2012 (then Brandon Real Estate Board).  My industry volunteering has continued on to the provincial level where I am the 2016 President of the Manitoba Real Estate Association.  It is a pleasure to be able to give back to an industry I passionately care about.

Professional Background

After graduation from Business Administration at Assiniboine Community College my career path lead me down some very interesting roads.  My journey included a couple of years working in the farm machinery industry, specializing in grain conditioning and handling systems, then on to Winnipeg to begin a career with Federal Express (later FEDEX Express).  My 15 year career with FedEx began in Winnipeg as a Cargo Handler, then Customs Rater and finally Courier.  When an opportunity opened up in Brandon I found my rural roots were calling and I spent the next 13 years as a courier in Brandon.  After a brief stint with Ecolab, I joined Century 21 West-Man Realty Ltd (now Westman.com) in August, 2005.  I have found the training, guidance and support offered by both Century 21 Canada and the management at the local franchise level to be invaluable to my career development.  I believe they are second to none and I strive for the same high standards as I help my clients through their real estate transactions. 

My career path has come to include engagment in organized real estate at the local, provincial and national level.  My first introduction to the organizational side of the industry began with an executive position as Treasurer on the Brandon Real Estate Board (BREB).  Moving through the Executive positions at BREB involves some crossover with Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).  My resume pertaining to organized real estate includes:

BREB Treausrer 2010

BREB President- Elect 2011

BREB President 2012.

MREA Director 2012

BREB Past-President 2013  (Political Action Committee Rep)

MREA Manitoba Political Action Committee 2013 - Present

MREA Manitoba REALTOR Network Committee 2014 - Present

MREA Treasurer 2014

MREA President-Elect 2015

MREA President 2016 

MREA Shelter Foundation - Governor 2016

MREA Immediate Past President 2017

CREA Regional Director 2017 - 2019

My involvement with the BREB, MREA and CREA has given me an opportunity to serve the industry that I am dedicate to and has given me a new perspective into organized real estate.

Personal Interests

My personal interests are somewhat guided by the interests of my children these days.  Aside from their activities I am involved in curling, both Men's League and Mixed and I golf in a Men's League.  My other interests are wide and varied including snowmobiling, boating, water-skiing, para-sailing, fishing and hunting.  I enjoy travelling with family and friends.  I enjoy everything from a quiet night at home with the kids and a board game to an evening out on the town. 

As a family we enjoy spending time at our cottage at Pelican Lake appreciating nature's wonders as well as appreciating our community of friends there.

Professional Interests

I am always striving to improve myself professionally and am constantly evaluating what I have to "bring to the table" in offering the best I can to my clients. 

The way we as realtors do business is constantly evolving and I make every effort to keep myself abreast of any changes.  I plan to continue taking real estate related courses as my career progresses.  I also plan get more involved with the local real estate board and give back to the membership and community at large.

Friends and Acquaintances

"A stranger is a friend you just haven't met yet"

I have been fortunate to make many friends and acquaintances both professionally and socially.  I invite you to call me with any of your real estate inquiries.  I look forward to making many new friends and renewing old acquaintances.  Please contact me at 204-761-5253 or by e-mail at mbarrett@mymts.net .

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Property List

710 Walker Avenue, Alexander, MB R0K 0A0
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
908 living area
508 Ellis Avenue, Manitou, MB R0G 1GO
Beds: 3 / Baths: 1
1,109 living area
306 Edith Street, Manitou, MB R0G 1G0
Beds: 4 / Baths: 2
1,232 living area
140 Lakeview Meadows Drive, Pelican Lake, MB R0K 1R0
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
2,128 living area
116 Strathcona Park Drive, Pelican Lake, MB R0K 1R0
Beds: 3 / Baths: 1
975 living area


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