In this market, many are considering relocating to Kelowna. Relocating is an exciting and uncertain time, with so much unfamiliarity coming your way, preparation is key. We spoke to Drew Irvine, our Wilden Luxury specialist, on the most exciting neighborhoods of Kelowna and what they can bring to your dream Okanagan lifestyle.


Drew, tell us about the most sought-after neighborhoods and what makes them ideal for relocation to the Okanagan?

Okanagan living is like no other. With sunshine and endless activities, choosing the right neighborhood for you is of most importance. Wilden is absolutely one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Kelowna, with its modern homes, incredible lake views, and ideal location. Quite similar is the neighborhood of High Pointe in the lower Glenmore area. In South Kelowna, Kettle Valley and Lower Mission are also great options. On the other side of the bridge, the Mission Hill Winery area is beautiful and boasts amazing views. All these neighborhoods have great locations, beautiful homes and are close to all amenities.



You specialize in Wilden Luxury homes, what makes this neighborhood so special?

Wilden is known for its amazing city, valley and lake views, and luxurious homes. Most of the homes are brand new construction or built in the last 5 years, which means no renovations are required and these homes are move-in ready. Additionally, they often feature great outdoor living spaces and inground pools.  Wilden also has a really great, quiet community. The location is more than ideal, about halfway in between downtown Kelowna and the airport. With a 10-minute drive to the yacht club, Wilden is the best way to have stunning views in a quiet area and still be close to the lake and cultural center. Not to mention the amazing hiking trails and golf courses nearby. It’s an ideal neighborhood for someone looking to enjoy the Okanagan lifestyle.


Speaking of the Okanagan lifestyle, tell us more about it and how Wilden caters to it?

Of course, the Okanagan lifestyle is known for its amazing weather. For example, Toronto summers in comparison are extremely sticky and humid, making the heat unbearable. Kelowna summers are dry, long, and pleasant. Perfect for enjoying the lake and patios. Winters are shorter and much milder than the rest of Canada, and if you’re looking to enjoy some winter activities, Big White Ski Resort is a short way away. In the Okanagan Valley, you’re also avoiding all the Vancouver rain. Additionally, Kelowna is growing and developing some amazing areas. Downtown is becoming a great cultural center. Kelowna General Hospital is an amazing teaching hospital, which recently included a heart center. This is a great thing to have right in your city. Relocating to Kelowna brings you the perfect blend of city living and quiet nature. With its beaches, hiking trails, golf courses, wineries, patios, and tons of beautiful neighborhoods to choose from. Wilden brings all of that together and adds luxury to the blend. With these turn-key modern properties, you’re ready to move in and start enjoying the lifestyle right away!

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Virtual Technology

The world has moved towards a new way of living, and we are all doing our part in social distancing.  One of the top real estate teams in Kelowna turns to virtual real estate to continue selling property in Kelowna. 

While the doors may be temporarily closed to the RE/MAX Kelowna downtown office, the team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates continue to service buyers and sellers by the way of virtual real estate technology.  



“We have been using virtual technology for years, and now it is the time to really rely on it to keep our business alive.”  Tracey Vrecko, Marketing manager for Quincy Vrecko and Associates.  

This top real estate team has established several outlets for virtual real estate for connecting buyers and sellers.  For years, they have been ahead of the curve and have been offering: 

Website Live Chat

Online Market Evaluations

VR home tours


“Ultimately, our goal is to stay connected while we all work through a new reality.  We have had a lot of questions from the public about what is happening in Kelowna real estate.  We are open, and we are here to answer questions and help where we can.”



Virtual Reality Tour

The use of virtual real estate technology will allow the team to keep social and physical distancing rules and regulations while providing real estate services.  Every member of the team specializes in all areas of real estate. These Specialities include but are not limited to single-family residential homes, condos and townhouses, new home construction, real estate development, waterfront property, luxury real estate, and investment property.  



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Over the next few weeks, the team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates will be highlighting and explaining the different techniques used to connect through virtual real estate.  Find out how you can benefit from the different virtual real estate platforms to keep connected and informed during these complicated times.  


“We are committed to continuing the flow of real estate information, and will do so in a safe and effective way. Your health and safety is our main concern.  Stay safe and stay home.” 


Log onto for all your virtual real estate needs.  You can ask questions using Live Chat, fill out a form for a free home evaluation or tour any of our many amazing properties by the way of a virtual tour.  

As always, for more detailed information, call (250) 868-3602 to reach one of our agents by phone.


Featuring an amazing luxury home at 4850 Tuscany Lane

Perched on a private ridge in the Upper Mission lies this small gated community of 8 exquisite luxury homes with spectacular views of Lake Okanagan.

This prestigious community is home to 4850 Tuscany Lane.  A luxury home like no other. A contemporary flair on a traditional Tuscan inspired home. 

4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Offered at $2 695 000

Upper Mission Executive 4850 Tuscany LaneThis luxury home is inviting and exudes opulence from the moment you enter.  The grand entrance through the wrought iron front doors opens to views of Lake Okanagan and displays the detail in the finishing with the barreled ceiling and accent lighting.  The alder wood floors bring warmth and function to the space making this home livable luxury.  

The main living area of this luxury home is an open concept while strategically separating the rooms slightly to define each space.  The wall of windows and sliding glass door lights up the area and allows for spectacular views of Lake Okanagan and downtown Kelowna.  The living room boasts 14 foot trayed ceilings with accent ribbon lighting perfect for setting the mood.  

Conveniently located just off the living room is a wet bar complete with 140 bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar with a barrel wood ceiling.  Upper Mission Executive 4850 Tuscany Lane

The kitchen is equipped with top of the line appliances including a pot filler above the 6 burner gas Dacor stove.  The soft white cabinetry is complemented by the rich wood accents and tied together with the unique granite countertops.  The kitchen leads off to the butler pantry, and powder room down the hall back to the foyer. 

The lavish master bedroom of this luxury home is perfectly positioned to enjoy the Lake views while ensuring optimal privacy.   The ensuite master bathroom is separated by a 2 sided linear fireplace and features soaker tub and large walk-in steam shower. The master wing is complete with a massive walk-in closet with island and built-in cabinetry with direct access to one of 2 laundry rooms in the home.  

This level is complete with an office overlooking the front entrance and access to the courtyard.  This room features built-in solid wood cabinetry and desk.  

Built by Bill Frame, an award-winning luxury home builder, known for quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.  This is not just a luxury home, it is a work of art with every detail planned out and executed perfectly. Sprawling over 6500 square feet over 2 floors, the design of the home allows for continuous flow from room to room.  

Upper Mission Executive 4850 Tuscany LaneThis luxury home features the best in technology.  With 11 televisions and a home automation system that controls the Lutron lighting system, audio and visual, HVAC, blinds and all security cameras.  Convenience and security in the palm of your hands.  

The lower walk-out level of the home mirrors the main with a spacious landing leading to a cozy family room.  This is a great space to relax and sit by the fireplace or grab a drink from the adjacent wet bar. The room is open to the games room and has direct access to the covered pool deck.  

This lower level is where you will find 3 more bedrooms.  One with ensuite and 2 others with access to the pool deck.  Continuing on the lower level, you will find a home gym and large pool bathroom. This level also offers a unique storage/hobby space with side garage door access and built-in storage cabinets.

Upper Mission Executive 4850 Tuscany LaneAnd for a night at the movies, no need to go out!  This incredible media room was made to give a true movie theatre experience.  Complete with a 115-inch screen with 9.1 surround sound you can project any movie, sports games, concerts or favorite show.  The room is soundproofed to omit sound transfer throughout the home and sound panels were installed to give the perfect sound inside.  The theater seating with comfy recliners and the wet bar at the back will make it so you never go out again!


Okanagan outdoor living at it’s finest

A luxury home is not complete without an amazing outdoor living space to enjoy the best of the Okanagan.  And this spectacular home does not disappoint. The upper deck is perfect for all year round enjoyment with full electric shades and overhead gas heaters.  Accessed from the living room, dining room and master bedroom, this deck has a built-in kitchen with Vermont Castings BBQ and a lounge area with hidden TV.  

Upper Mission Executive 4850 Tuscany Lane


The pool deck invites you to soak in the summer with a 38 foot, salt-water, self-cleaning pool, and sunken hot tub.  The patio is stamped concrete with plenty of room to lounge around the pool while taking in the beautiful views of Lake Okanagan, downtown Kelowna, and West Kelowna. Landscaped for ultimate privacy for the neighbors, it also features a water fountain and gas fire pit perfect for a cool evening.  

The home has room for all the toys with a triple car garage complete with dog wash and finished with epoxy floors, storage units and roughed in for a car lift.  

For more details on this amazing luxury home, visit and take a virtual tour.  To see this home in person, call Steve Hyndman from Quincy Vrecko and Associates luxury real estate team. 

4-180 Sheerwater Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
Offered at $10 988 888

Located behind the gates of the prestigious Sheerwater community lies this spectacular 2.5-acre estate worthy of its title “Home of the Year”. Built by All Elements, an award-winning luxury home builder, from concept to design this contemporary Sheerwater home was 4 years in the making.  Well worth the wait and now a true statement piece for the shores of Kelowna waterfront.

“It’s not often I come across a home that leaves me speechless.  Absolutely every detail in this incredible Sheerwater home is perfect.  It is a true waterfront masterpiece.”  Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real estate agent with RE/MAX Kelowna


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Oculus spiral staircase 4 180 Sheerwater

This welcoming home is a true reflection on functional design and impeccable craftsmanship hence, making this home the only one of its kind.  A vision of simplicity in design that allows the architecture to speak for itself. From the butterfly roof and dramatic floor to ceiling windows to the breathtaking 3 story spiral Oculus staircase.  The open concept allows for a continuous flow through the home for a streamlined design.


The construction incorporates glass, aluminum, and concrete with the natural elements of wood and stone.  Complemented by artistic flare with striking lighting fixtures, linear marble accents, floating wall and ceiling features with accented lighting and Bengal tiger wood barn doors.

This stunning Sheerwater home spans over 11 500 square feet.  It features 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms including a two-floor master suite, while additional bedrooms have a private living area and ensuites.  In addition to the main home, there is a 6 car garage and guest house perfect for guests or live in nanny.

Top of the line technology allows this home to be controlled at the touch of a finger with a highly sophisticated home automation system by Crestron.

Additional one of a kind features include

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Private full spa in the master suite

  • Lower level media room with sunken 70s style seating adjacent
  • Wine room with a contemporary take on traditional wine bottle racking
  • Full spa with steam room accented by a 4-tonne basalt rock water feature

The exterior of the home is as breathtaking and inside.  With a seamless transition from inside to out, therefore it allows you to enjoy the Okanagan at its finest. The three-sided infinity pool offers panoramic views of Lake Okanagan and in addition a pivoting platform that extends over the pool area.  There are 6 different outdoor living spaces for every occasion. From quiet private intimate setting with fire bowls to large areas for social gathering space.  The outdoor living area is complete with a zen garden, outdoor fire pits, as well as an outdoor movie theatre. The home is perched above Lake Okanagan to captures the amazing views, while maintaining privacy.  Down on the shores of the lake, there is a private beach area exclusive to this home.

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Living and dining room with linear marble wall

While this Sheerwater home is a work of art, it’s functional style and layout is beyond perfect for casual laid back Okanagan living.  Every detail of this home has been meticulously thought through to ensure perfection.

Sheerwater is a gated community in Kelowna’s North end of town.  This prestigious area is home to some of Kelowna top luxury properties and waterfront homes.  Each property spans over 2 acres of land therefore allowing a large building envelope. While ensuring privacy between neighboring homes.  Only a few lots remain in this development.


Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real SpecialistFor more information on this home or available building lots in Sheerwater, call Quincy Vrecko.  


Quincy Vrecko is the only luxury real estate agent exclusively specializing in the marketing and selling of luxury homes as well as waterfront properties in the Okanagan.  Quincy has been in the luxury industry for over 29 years and therefore understands the complexities of a high-end transaction.  Call Quincy directly at 250-863-8810 for more information on his exclusive services.  


Quincy Vrecko, RE/MAX Kelowna’s waterfront specialist, shares some of the best features of a waterfront home.

Owning a waterfront home in the Okanagan offers one of the best lifestyles in British Columbia.  Once a small beach town, now Kelowna and surrounding area is home to some of the most spectacular waterfront homes and luxury properties.

waterfront specialist Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real Estate

“I have seen some amazing homes in the Okanagan over my career.  When a waterfront home has these 3 features, is sure to impress.  Nothing is better than the living the ultimate Okanagan lifestyle on the water.”  

Here are Quincy’s top 3 picks for the best features of a waterfront home:


Dock with boat lift

Most waterfront homes have a dock or the ability to build a dock.  Having your own dock is one of the best perks of owning a waterfront home.  This allows the homeowner the ability to have private moorage so a boat lift is a must.  There are many rules regarding dock licenses, read our recent blog for more information.

waterfront home seating area-Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real Estate

Outdoor seating areas

The key to outdoor living in the Okanagan is to have multiple seating areas throughout the property.  This allows the homeowner to have options such as full sun, shade, view of the lake or pool, quiet areas and spaces for large gatherings.  The key is to keep any patio furniture comfortable and easy to care for. This is where you go to relax!


Pool or beach house

Whether or not the waterfront home has a pool, a pool house (or beach house) is a must.  A perfect pool house should have a bathroom with a shower and a changing area. This allows the homeowners and guests to get ready for the pool or a swim in the lake without having to go inside the house.  This also keeps sand and water outside!

Like many luxury finishings, the sky’s the limit when it comes to a pool house.  You can include a kitchenette or bar and even a lounging area with TV.

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If you are looking for an Okanagan waterfront home, contact Quincy Vrecko of RE/MAX Kelowna. Quincy is the luxury real estate specialist for Quincy Vrecko and Associates of RE/MAX Kelowna.

He has over 28 years of experience in luxury sales and has helped many luxury homeowners purchase Okanagan waterfront property. Get in contact with Quincy, our luxury real estate expert today!

Call 1-250-863-8810



The Okanagan is home to amazing real estate with incredible views of the lake.  Each lakeview community has a different surrounding making each view unique. 

We are real estate professionals in the Okanagan specializing in lakeview homes, therefore we are the best team to take you on a tour of the Okanagan.   On this journey we will give you our perspective of each lakeview community and explain the differences in these breathtaking views.

In this 3 part blog series, we will tour homes in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland and Lake  Country. We will explain how each lakeview community captures the stunning beauty of Lake Okanagan in a unique way.  All beautiful and captivating. From sunrise to sundown, to the twinkle of the lights at night reflecting off the water.  

First of all, we start our tour of homes in Kelowna

Upper Mission

This area was cleared out by the Okanagan fires of 2003 as a result, is now one of Kelowna’s fastest growing communities.  High in the hills of Kelowna, this Lakeview community features mainly newer homes with vast panoramic views of Lake Okanagan.  These lakeviews are primarily of Lake Okanagan and the growing community around it. Because of the south and west facing views, it  makes this Lakeview community popular for the sun seekers looking to soak in the Okanagan sun.  While some of the north facing views get a glimpse of downtown Kelowna.

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The Lakeview community of Glenmore is nestled up against Knox Mountain.  A popular mountain for hiking, biking and sightseeing right in the heart of Kelowna’s downtown.  This small lakeview community has a mix of old and new homes. There are some of the best waterfront properties in Kelowna found in this area.  Most homes here offer big, west facing lakeviews from Peachland to Vernon.  



Established in the 90’s Dilworth is still building homes today.  Dilworth mountain is in the centre of Kelowna making lakeviews quite unique.  This lakeview community has some of the most diverse views of Lake Okanagan. Depending on the position of the home, these lakeviews can encompass both city and Lake Views.  A more lively night view with lights twinkling for miles.


Wilden is a newer lakeview community located north of Glenmore.  This area has a more rustic feel with the lakeview through the towering evergreen trees.  This area is on the other side of Knox mountain and features newer, craftsman style homes.  

East of Kelowna
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South East Kelowna

East of Kelowna, this lakeview community seems like it is miles from the city yet it is only minutes away.  Surrounded by acreages, orchards, vineyards and golf courses, the views are serene. Mainly larger homes in the area, and only few with these prime Lakeviews.  Therefore, the ones that do are picturesque. Lake Okanagan is framed by the lush rolling hills of South East acreages. Truly a spectacular setting to view the lake.


Ellison is mainly a flatter residential area and farming community, also home to the Kelowna International Airport.  The views in this lakeview community are found in the homes perched above the flats of Ellison. These lakeviews are just a portion of the views captured in this area.  The lake is off the distance over the city of Kelowna, the vast orchards and large acreages in the area. An active night view as planes land of the tarmack of YLW.

Lakeview community Black Mountain-Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real EstateBlack Mountain

There are mainly newer homes in this lakeview community.  The furthest distance from the lake, the west facing view is complex with a mix of city, mountains, orchards, golf courses and farms.  The higher up the mountain you go, the more vast the view gets, as a result, you get a little bit of everything from this lakeview community.


Above all, depending on what view you are after, there is a lakefront community that will capture it.  Our next series will explore West Kelowna lake views.  

Quincy Vrecko and Associates specializes in Premium Properties and waterfront homes that feature incredible lakeviews.  As a result, our team of professionals can find the best lakeview community that suits your lifestyle.

A Kelowna Waterfront home: Now and then

The shores of Lake Okanagan have certainly changed over the years.  Those small cabins that once lined the lakefront, are now few and far between.  These prime waterfront lots are now home to spectacular, luxurious Kelowna waterfront homes.

Back in the early 1970’s Kelowna was the place for a beach vacation.  Laid back and perfect for a summer in the sun. Most of the Kelowna waterfront homes were small cabins and beach houses, very different from the luxury properties that line the shores today.

Let’s take a look at  one Kelowna Waterfront home: Then and now.

The CEO of QVA, Quincy Vrecko, is a leading waterfront real estate specialist in Kelowna and will compare what this Kelowna Waterfront home used to be and what it is now.

Let’s start with then:

 4084 Lake shore cabin Kelowna Waterfront home



Sale Price:  $1 470 000

House: 1000sq.ft beach home built in the 1940’s



I sold this home to the current owners back in 2014.  A hard working couple from Calgary looking to get into the real estate market in Kelowna and secure a Kelowna Waterfront home for their future retirement.

The home was a small waterfront cabin built in the 1940’s.  Quaint and cute, the home was only 1000 sq.ft with 2 bedrooms, one bathroom.  

What attracted them to the property, was the lot and location.  The lot was 62ft of waterfront and offered amazing beach and deep water for moorage.  This is where they would eventually build their dream home.

After enjoying this little cabin on the Lake for 2 years, they eventually brought it down and started to build their dream home.  

Fast forward to now:

4084 Lakeshore Kelowna Waterfront home



Estimated Price:  $6 500 000

House: 6000sq.ft luxury home with high end finishings, 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, one bedroom suite




Now that .20 acre lot is home to a spectacular luxury Kelowna waterfront home.  Built by James Debruin from Debruin fine homes. This luxury estate boasts, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, guest quarters, media room, wine room, inground pool and lush private patios just to name a few.

Out on the shores of Lake Okanagan, this Kelowna waterfront home has a beautiful dock with electric boat life to complete the perfect Okanagan lifestyle.  

Truly a masterpiece on the waterfront.  This Kelowna Waterfront home is enjoyed all year round by the newly retired couple who had a dream 5 years ago and has now made it a reality.

Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real Specialist



To find your piece of paradise on Kelowna’s waterfront, call Quincy Vrecko.  Quincy specializes in waterfront properties and luxury home

Quincy Vrecko


Considering buying a Waterfront property in Kelowna?

Start by calling talking to expert in Waterfront properties and Luxury homes in the Okanagan.  

The most important step in starting your search is to hire a luxury real estate agent.  This agent will have experience with this complex transaction.  Quincy Vrecko with RE/MAX Kelowna has been selling waterfront property in Kelowna for years.  He understands how complex this type of transaction can be.

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“There are so many important details when buying waterfront property in Kelowna”, says Quincy.  “I have extensive experience with buying and selling on the water. The rules and reulations are constantly changing with regards to waterfront properties and you need to know what questions to ask”


Some of these important factors could drastically change the use of the property or even the value.  Before diving into this large investment, the following factors should be considered and carefully examined.  As a waterfront specialist, Quincy can help protect your investment and bring some clarity when buying a waterfront property in Kelowna.

Things to consider

Waterfront:  When you are buying a waterfront property in Kelowna, you are buying the land  but you do not own the waterfront. There are very few properties in the Okanagan where the homeowner owns the foreshore right.  This means, you do not own the beach out in front of your home.

Docks:  If that waterfront home has a dock, the dock must have a specific permission or general permission. You must ensure it is compliant with the rules and regulations set out by the ministry. Different areas of Lake Okanagan have different requirements for dock construction.  This is based on the salmon spawning, depth of the water, protection of the foreshore and indigenous plants to name a few.  You will want to make sure your dock is a legal dock before your purchase.  


Building:  When buying a waterfront property in Kelowna and tearing down the current home, there are new setbacks that are now in place for new home construction on the waterfront.  Years ago, structures were allowed to be closer to the water but new guidelines are in place once that old cabin or beach house is taken down.


When looking into buying a waterfront property in Kelowna, it is important to hire a real estate agent who is experienced in selling waterfront properties.  Someone who is knowledgeable in the details of a waterfront sale.  


Quincy Vrecko of RE/MAX Kelowna is one of the top luxury real estate agents for waterfront sales in the Okanagan.  His extensive knowledge gives his clients the advantage when buying a waterfront property in Kelowna. Call Quincy before starting your waterfront search.  

Okanagan Lake dominates the Kelowna landscape and many people live here for the fantastic lake views. The mountains surrounding the city provide excellent spots for lake view homes. If you are searching for the perfect Kelowna lake view home there are multiple options, but we have done the research for you. Here are our top 3 neighbourhoods for a Kelowna lake view home.


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1191 Eaglecrest in Highpointe. Recently sold with RE/MAX Kelowna

On the southern end of Glenmore, the neighbourhood of Highpointe is nestled on the side of Knox Mountain providing panoramic lake views. A perfect site for a Kelowna lake view home. Comprised of 65 home sites the area is a high-end strata community with strict architectural and landscape design controls. This ensures long term value for the area homeowners. Features such as clean lines and open architectural design maximizing the views are standard in this neighbourhood. The location is convenient to downtown Kelowna and provides walking access into Knox Mountain Park.

westpoint kelowna lake view home

1001 Westpoint listed with Quincy Vrecko & Associates.


Overlooking desirable Lower Mission and out to Okanagan Lake, Westpoint is filled with statement luxury homes. The elevation of the area ensures that a Kelowna lake view home on Westpoint has beautiful views. These Kelowna luxury homes are designed to maximize the views and high-end features such as media rooms, wine cellars and luxurious outdoor spaces are the norm. All this in close proximity to the shops, restaurants and amenities of Lower Mission.


lakestone kelowna lake view home

1656 Lakestone listed with RE/MAX Kelowna

The relatively new community of Lakestone is popular for its proximity to the airport, natural surroundings, and of course the fabulous lake views. Popular as a spot to build a custom Kelowna lake view home, each home site is placed to maximize the lake views. Glass nano-walls and deep covered decks are popular features.  The neighbourhood features the luxurious Lake Club for residents, featuring a fitness room, pool, hot tub and direct beach access. Many building sites and brand new homes are currently available.

If you are on the hunt for the perfect Kelowna lake view home be sure to contact Quincy Vrecko & Associates. Their experienced team of luxury realtors specializes in these luxury real estate neighbourhoods.