About Me

Your Approachable, Dependable, Relatable Winnipeg REALTOR®

Hi! THANK YOU for visiting my page and taking a minute to learn a bit about me.

I'm Dino, and I've lived in Winnipeg most of my life, having immigrated from Croatia with my parents in 1993.

My real estate adventure started when I bought my first house at the age of 21. A couple years later, my parents bought a farm and I did the opposite of what most people do and moved TO a farm in my 20's. A pheasant farm, of all farms. So, I rented the house out and became a landlord by chance. It went well, so I bought more - learning a ton in the process.

Throughout this time I studied business (economics, accounting, marketing, management, etc) at the U of M and worked full time in hospitality.

In my mid 20's, I was diagnosed with an illness that, had it not been for the support of my family & friends could have left me dead or homeless. It took me years to recover, and now I donate a portion of every sale I make to local mental health initiatives so that those without solid support at home can get it elsewhere. 

As I recovered I took on new challenges. I sold life insurance, and was doing well, but I didn't enjoy it. I had an opportunity to sell cars, so I took it - but I didn't enjoy that either. I learned a tremendous amount about sales during my time in those industries, but I kept gravitating back towards hospitality. It was important to me - and still is - to work in a field where I could be myself and see people leave happier than they came as a result of their time spent with me.

I met Teah during one of my gravitations back to hospitality and have been gravitating towards her ever since. There's no combination of words I can use to describe how incredible, funny, and loving she is.  She's unreal.

Throughout all this, I always thought of real estate as an "end-game". I'll sell real estate *eventually*, I thought. Covid sped that up as I finally took steps towards becoming licensed after the second lockdown was announced. I  found out I was going to become a dad the day I took my first exam and I hurried through the rest of the course! 

Bringing My Own Life Experience to Real Estate

I came into this profession extremely well-equipped to assist with and enhance the experience of buying and selling real estate. My parents taught me how to work hard, and that success does not come freely. Managing multiple rental properties & teaching my brother to do the same taught me about financing, (traditional & creative) investing strategies, and the buying process. A decade in hospitality taught me to listen well and anticipate needs. My varied sales experience, supplemented with dozens of books on the topic taught me to sell. I learned a great deal in University as well, but I didn't stop there - I always work closely with a mentor more experienced than myself, and take every opportunity to learn something new, or reinforce what I know. 

I was #1 in sales in my office in my 2nd full month as an agent, and I maintained that status and went on to help families buy or sell real estate 51 times before my first 12 months were up. That's about 5x what the average agent will do in their first year. Recently, I moved to RE/MAX One Group to see how much farther I can go.

Dad life and taking care of my clients doesn't leave too much time for hobbies these days, but I do enjoy biking around leisurely along our river trails and enjoying a good meal with good company at any of our amazing authentic Winnipeg breweries - I mean restaurants. I love this city - it's been extremely good to my family. It's an equally great place to plant roots, or to build from and go anywhere.

I'm well-reviewed, and consider myself a well-rounded, innovative, up-to-date real estate professional that ensures you have all the information you need, and all the guidance you want - to not only be successful in the biggest transaction of your life... but enjoy the process, too.

- Dino Stepic

My Goals as a Winnipeg REALTOR®

The house hunting process can be a ton of fun but it can also be difficult to understand. Instead of leaving you in the dark, it’s my goal to shine a lot on how the Winnipeg real estate market operates and what you can expect from a REALTOR®. Understanding what can effect the purchase, sale or valuation of a property is a life skill that will benefit you for the rest of your life. 

I view real estate as part of a lifelong education. You don’t just buy a house and end your experience in the market there, it’s only the first step. I want to teach you how to navigate the world of buying and selling but I also want to keep you informed about rate changes, options for renovating your existing space and tips and tricks to maintaining a home. Whether you have questions about cooperative selling systems, services rendered by REALTORS® or what to expect during the purchase, sale or lease of real estate in Winnipeg, I have got the answers for you.

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