Team

Melanie White | Broker


204-724-3470
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I have had a passion for real estate as long as I can remember, when I was a young mother raising my 3 Wonderful Sons I couldn’t wait for Friday for the newest edition of the Real estate News to be published so I could read it from cover to cover and circle all of the listings of interest to notify friends and family and see what had sold from the previous week.  We generally moved every 2 years due to the rush I felt selling our home and finding the perfect new one…I believe my family started getting nervous when I finally put the paint brush down and hung the last curtain because they knew the bug to sell would hit soon!!

Real Estate remained to be a hobby as I worked at my career in direct sales (in home decorating accessories & giftware) for 18 years before becoming a financial advisor for a decade and finally in 2009 took the plunge to achieve my longtime goal to become a realtor.  I turned my longtime hobby into reality and have never looked back… NOW…I have the privilege of helping my clients turn their Real Estate Dreams into Reality!!!

In 2018, along with my husband Barry we opened Carpe Diem Realty…Seize the day!! The experience has been wonderful and truly allowed me once again to be fired up about the Real Estate industry because NOW…we operate our business on our term…with a TRUE desire to help our clients…that may sound cliché …but it’s the truth…there is no better satisfaction that seeing the smile on the face of our clients on possession date…the whole family is part of the process and should be respected that way!!

My practice isn’t limited to any sector of the real estate industry…I LOVE working within the rural market but have also spent several years working in both Brandon & Winnipeg.  I have sold residential homes, acreages, farms, commercial, flip projects and manufactured homes…I have a lot of experience in that area working with developers and families over the last 10 years.

It’s always very exciting for me to work with first time home buyers…the coaching can be instrumental but the reward for me is crossing the finish line and taking them from what may have seemed like just a dream…” someday we will own our own home” to “WE DID IT…WE OWN OUR OWN HOME”!! Their energy is positive and infectious and helps me stay excited about my career and seize the day!!!

Jennifer Penman | Realtor


204-721-0702
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As a Realtor, my first priority is to make my clients happy by listening to their wants and needs in order to achieve the best outcome in every transaction.  I strive to ensure that the home buying or selling process is fun, easy, and as stress-free as possible.

I recognize and value the trust my clients place in me and I strive to exceed their expectations by providing excellent customer service and a commitment to work hard, listen, and to follow through.

When not assisting clients you will likely find me at a hockey rink somewhere or spending time with my husband and two children.

Proudly serving Brandon and surrounding areas since 2012, I look forward to the opportunity to work for you.

Barry White | Realtor


204-720-4199
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I’m bringing 30 years experience in all aspects of Residential construction.

Whether you are a first time home buyer, upgrading to a larger home or looking for a “FLIP PROJECT” … I have the experience to assist you in making the RIGHT decision.

I set a high bar for customer satisfaction and service and look forward to showing clients how I make the difference.

Now living in the Gladstone, Mb. area, it feels like coming home to me as I grew up in the general area and look forward to reconnecting and meeting new clients.

Dawn Coubrough | Realtor


204-871-5974
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I am very excited to start the new chapter in my life with Carpe Diem Realty. Along with my husband Perry, we moved to Gladstone in 2006 to purchase the Gladstone Bakery, and then Lickity Splits Drive-In in 2010. Having sold both businesses recently, I now have the time to dedicate to my Real Estate career.

They say “home is where the heart is” and I wholeheartedly agree. I can’t think of a more rewarding experience then to help make this dream come true for my clients. As a previous business owner, I bring commercial experience to the table as well.

So whether you are buying or selling residential homes, commercial properties, vacant land or farm land, I would love the opportunity to work for you.

Kate Halashewski | Realtor


204-212-2239
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Have you ever heard the Jim Rohn saying “If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree”? The first time I read that I laughed thinking sarcastically…if it were only that simple. After spending time in the Carpe Diem Office I quickly realized, it actually can be.

With a good realtor on your side, you gain access to a whole network of people and resources that make buying & selling your home, land or business an uncomplicated and even enjoyable experience!

After having become a Certified Manitoba Municipal Administrator, I was fortunate to spend 7 years in our local Municipal Office. It was here that I learned all about zoning, planning, regulations and so much more. I am incredibly grateful for my time there because the knowledge I gained is invaluable.

In the last 13 years I have learned from my contractor husband much more than I care to admit about the industry. I’ve learned first-hand about the various aspects of real estate, construction & renovation through our own entrepreneurial adventures.

I’ve also learned how to balance, negotiate and see the bright side of things from my most challenging job; being a mother to two very clever girls.

I’ve decided that trading in real estate isn’t buying & selling. It’s matchmaking on a whole new level. In a world where perfect isn’t always likely, it’s all about finding what’s perfect for you!

So, if you think to yourself “I wonder if…” or “I have an idea”…You are my kind of person. Give me a call and we can think outside the box together.