Meet a REALTOR® - Bruce Kowalchuk

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 Bruce Kowalchuk 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 grew up in Winnipeg.

2) Why did you choose to settle here?
I came back to Winnipeg after graduating from MacMaster University to be close to my friends and family.

3) What is your favorite thing about living in Manitoba?
I Love spending time at the cottage or outdoors throughout Southern Manitoba

4) What makes Manitoba different than any other province to live?
The Lakes and Parks are all so close to the city.

5) Tell us a few of your favourite activities to do or places to visit in the area?
I like to work hard and play hard. It just comes down to balancing your life between work, family and play. Travelling is always great but my real passion has always been the family cottage near Spruce Woods Provincial Park. My family and I go to the cottage year round. When we go it’s all about the Snowmobiles, ATVs, Canoes, and Tractors. It’s a great place to relax and connect with my wife, son and daughter away from the city. My wife prefers the relaxing part. So now, the kids and I do the adventure stuff which gives my wife some alone time. We ride, hike and play as much as we can. And, I really do enjoy the preparation and constant maintenance part of cottage life, especially working on the snowmobiles and ATVs for those big rides.

6) Tell us one thing you love about working in the real estate industry and why?
I love the challenges of being a REALTOR®. It's about helping people get what they want in real estate. As a career it quickly showed me that if you work really hard and put in the time you can be very successful. That's why I've been in the business for 20 years.

7) Describe your favourite sale in real estate:
That's hard to do. Really, the one's I like the most, are the ones that required a lot of negotiating to get the deal done right for my Client. I've had many transactions where the Clients were very excited with the real estate deal. Both Buyers and Sellers.

8) How has technology helped you as a REALTOR®?
The latest technology really helps me present the facts and trends about the Winnipeg Market to my Clients. Today's Agents have to be up to date.

9) Describe one quality about yourself, which has helped you develop the necessary skills to be a successful REALTOR® with Century 21 Bachman & Associates?
Hardworking. I strive to put my clients and their properties absolutely first in my work. It means being accessible to my clients, and responding quickly with the information and advice they need.

10) Why did you join the Century 21® System?
My answer is no other company has the collection of benefits for my clients and their properties. The recognition of the CENTURY 21 name; the high profile Bachman & Associates office; the world's largest referral network; and AIR MILES® Reward Miles, all add up to a big advantage when competing for the City's real estate business.

If you are thinking of buying or selling call: Bruce Kowalchuk 204-453-7653 and visit his website

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Shirley Przybyl

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CENTURY 21 Bachman & Associates
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