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Market Update: We’ve had a strong first half of 2024 with the number of sales increasing in Winkler & Morden and a slight decrease in Altona but overall, 2023 and 2024 have been quite similar across the Pembina Valley. Read Post

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We’re honest people, so with that in mind we’re going to be honest about what makes a great realtor:

It’s not photography, it’s not videos, its not a good website that reaches thousands of prospective buyers (all of which we also provide). It’s genuinely caring about what’s in the best interest of our clients that put their trust in us to achieve their goals. To our clients, these aren’t just real estate transactions. These are life altering changes in your family’s home life, your businesses operations, your financial future, and they should be treated as such.

What we do differently is our people. Our team is what sets us apart from the competition. We take our slogan “Your Friends in Real Estate” very seriously. We genuinely care about our clients and their unique situations. We’re trustworthy, we’re motivated, and we care about what’s in YOUR best interest.

Winkler Office

Altona Office

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Abe Wiebe

Realtor®

English

Abe was born and raised in rural Manitoba, and currently resides in Altona with his wife, Alvina and their 6 children. He has prior experience working in construction, concrete, plumbing & heating, and management. Abe loves to spend his free time with his family, hosting barbeques, travelling, playing golf & hockey, and cheering on the Winnipeg Jets. Abe is fluent in English and Low German.

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Courtney Hutchison

Realtor®

English

Courtney grew up in Altona where she and her husband are now raising their two daughters. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Marketing, before pursuing a career in commercial real estate and project management. After taking some time to be home with her family, she is now excited to help clients find their new home. Courtney enjoys camping, trying new recipes, as well as spending quality time with family and friends.

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Dave Kasdorf

Realtor® & Managing Partner

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Dave has lived in Winkler for over 30 years, where he and his wife Lesley have raised their two children. Dave is the broker/managing partner at Choice Realty and has been part of the Choice Realty team since 2005. He began managing operations in 2014 before becoming partners with Nic Friesen in 2022. Apart from the real estate industry, Dave has business experience in retail, property management, and business consulting. In his down time, Dave enjoys spending time with his family at their lakeside cottage.

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Don Martens

Realtor®

English

Don currently resides in Winkler with his wife Melody, and he brings a vast amount of experience into the Real Estate business. He has worked in roles of sales/service and management within the farming community for 17 years, and the Residential Building Industry for 19 years. Over the years he and his wife have also designed and built 6 homes of their own in their “spare time” in addition to the countless house construction projects he has managed professionally. Given his experience, it was a natural fit for Don to become a Realtor, where he could continue to help people with their housing needs. Outside of work, you will find Don spending time with his family, including his grandchildren, and enjoying riding adventures on his motorcycle together with friends. Don’s core values include Faith, Integrity, Commitment, and Courage.

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Jocelyn Verrier

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Jocelyn began her career at Choice Realty as the Marketing Administrator in May 2017. She has always had a passion for real estate and business. Her current role as the Broker’s Assistant consists of helping the broker with administration and management duties in the office. Jocelyn and her husband, Jeremie, enjoy hosting friends and family, working on creative projects, fishing and camping.

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Johan Klassen

Realtor®

English, German, Spanish

Johan was born in Mexico, where he spent his early years. In 1996 Johan moved to Alberta and later married his wife, Lisa. They made Winkler their home in 2017, where they are now raising their four children. He has previous experience in construction, farming and manufacturing. In his downtime, Johan enjoys dirt biking, quadding and spending quality time with his family. Johan joined the team at Choice Realty in October, 2021 and is working alongside Robert Hildebrand. He enjoys providing quality service to the Pembina Valley community. Johan is fluent in Low German, Spanish, English and speaks basic High German.

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John Wiebe

Realtor®

English

John has lived in rural Manitoba for the majority of his life and currently enjoys living in Schanzenfeld with his wife Susanne and their three boys. Before starting his career at Choice Realty in 2013, he gained 17 years of experience in the construction industry as a Journeyman Carpenter, project manager, and as an owner/operator. When John's not working, he enjoys smoking meat, travelling, fishing, hockey and spending time with his family. John is fluent in English and Low German.

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Katharina Kagerer

English, German

Katharina began her current role as Marketing Coordinator in 2023. She ensures that all listings are advertised in their best light, and strives to create a great customer experience online through the Choice Realty website and social media. She has prior work experience in retail, customer service, and marketing, with a focus on social media. Katharina was born in Germany, and has been living in Winkler since 2013. She is fluent in High German, Polish and English. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and photography.

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Kathy Bueckert

Realtor®

English

Kathy grew up in the village of Rosengart, and currently resides in Winkler, where her and her husband have lived for 23 years, and raised their 2 children. She has 14 years of service under her belt at the City of Winkler, where she served the community in municipal administration. Kathy has always had a longstanding interest in Real Estate, and a big heart for the community. Her highest priority is conducting business with integrity and honesty. Some special things in Kathy’s life are spending time with family and her dog, fishing at Lake of the Woods with her husband, and quadding. Kathy is here to serve you in English and Low German.

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Nic Friesen

Realtor® & Partner

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Nic began his career at Choice Realty in 2015 and became partners in Choice Realty’s ownership in 2022. However, after being raised by the previous owner Nic feels as if he’s been in the real estate industry his whole life! After majoring in Marketing at Red River College, Nic worked at a local marketing agency, and then in property management making him familiar with residential tenancy laws and investment properties. He loves the challenge that each day brings in this industry and is passionate about helping his clients achieve their goals. In his spare time, Nic enjoys travelling with his wife Maria, sports, great coffee, and experimenting with food on his smoker.

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Noreen Loewen

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As the Office Administrator, Noreen is the backbone of Choice Realty. With exceptional organization and efficiency she ensures that all the agents are able to serve their clients effectively. She has been a part of the team since 2003 and has 9 years prior administration experience in the property management industry. Noreen and her husband Rudy enjoy fishing, hiking and canoeing at their family cabin.

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Robert Hildebrand

Realtor®

English, German

Robert was born and raised on a farm just outside of Plum Coulee. After marrying his wife Shirley, he moved just 1 mile away. They have three married sons and six grandchildren. Robert started his own automotive recycling business in 1977 and worked in that industry until 1996, where he loved serving his clients. He moved to Winkler in 1996 and has been in the real estate industry since 1997, continuing his passion of helping clients. When Robert isn't working, he enjoys attending car shows and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Robert is fluent in English, Low German and speaks basic High German.

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Steve Hildebrand

Realtor®

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Steve spent his early years growing up on a farm in Schoenwiese and then moved to Winkler in 2008. He became a real estate agent in 2015 after 9 years of experience in the insurance industry. Honesty and integrity are two traits that Steve values the most in creating an environment of trust with his clients. He really values his client relationships and looks forward to meeting many new people in the years to come. Steve enjoys spending time with his wife Madison and his nieces and nephew, going on road trips, fishing and watching dirt track racing in Winnipeg or Grand Forks. He speaks English & Low German fluently.

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Waldemar Dyck

Realtor®

English, German, Russian

Waldemar was born and raised in Russia and lived a number of years in Germany. He moved to Winkler in 1999 with his wife, Natalia, and their four children. He spends most of his free time cheering on his children at their numerous sports events. Waldemar has worked at Choice as a Realtor since 2015. He is fluent in Russian, German, Low German, and English.