Live Chat-New and improved Real Estate Technology

In a world of smartphones and getting information on the go, it is important to keep up with real estate technology trends.

Live Chat just as it sounds.  This real estate technology allows consumers to chat in real time with a member of our team.  You can ask anything from questions about a specific property to how much your home is worth. Day or night, there is an agent, a real agent, on the other end answering your questions.

Kelowna real estate technology trendsAs real estate technology evolves, more platforms are moving to taking out the personal touch of selling real estate in Kelowna, or any other market.  The team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates recognize the need to for this technology and wanted to combine it with a personal touch which can be done with Live Chat.  

“Live Chat is not a robot.  Live chat is cutting edge real estate technology that allows each team member to be logged onto our website so we can answer questions from consumers in real time as they come in”. Says Tracey Vrecko, real estate marketing specialist and Realtor.

Live chat is a benefit to both buyers and sellers:

For Buyers:

Live chat real estate technology allows buyers to ask questions at anytime of day or night.   Without obligation of giving out any information about themselves or having to register.  They can ask about a property, area or market and get on the spot information from one of our experienced real estate agents.

For Sellers:

If you are listed with us at Quincy Vrecko and Associates you have the advantage of Live Chat real estate technology.   We can track when buyers are looking at your property and invite them to chat when they are on your listing.  This real estate technology gives us valuable insight on where activity is coming from and how buyers are accessing that information.

Laptop photo-kelowna real estate technology trendsLive Chat is a win-win for both buyers and sellers when the other end of the line is an actual person.  Many real estate teams use an automated system that doesn’t connect with an actual person which can cause frustration when trying to get a simple question answered.  This real estate technology will put you in touch with us so you can get your questions answered by a licenced real estate agent.

Live Chat is not only great for the real estate consumer.  Live Chat real estate technology allows us to view how our consumers are accessing our website, how long they have been browsing and even which city they are from.  It tracks if the visitor is new or returning for another look. This helps us target our marketing and track where buyers are coming from.

When you list with the team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates, you get the advantage of this top of the line real estate technology.  This allows consumers to connect with your listing agents to get real time information about your property.  Call one of our team member for more information on all of our listing services and all other cutting edge real estate technology trends.


Well known local real estate agent, Charlene Volk, joins Quincy Vrecko and Associates with RE/MAX Kelowna

The award winning team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates is pleased to announce their newest member Charlene Volk.  

Charlene was born and raised in Kelowna and has been in the local real estate industry for over 22 years.  Her experience started from the roots, in real estate administration and conveyancing where she progressed into a licenced real estate agent.  Charlene is an experienced local real estate agent dedicated to ensuring a smooth real estate transaction and a superior level of customer service.  

Charlene lives in Kelowna with her husband and 3 daughters.  When she is not in the office selling real estate, she is out enjoying the beautiful valley she grew up in.  She loves to go quadding and boating and to relax she curls up with a good book with her cat Milo.

Charlene’s clients love her for her honesty and appreciate her hard work ethic.  Well respected in the community, she is known for her integrity selling local real estate.  A natural fit to the Quincy Vrecko and Associates team, we welcome her aboard!

Quincy Vrecko and Associates is one of the top local real estate teams with RE/MAX Kelowna selling an average of 90 million dollars in Kelowna real estate a year .  The team offers a diverse skill set and specialises in all areas of real estate including Luxury home and waterfront properties, family homes, investment and recreational properties, condo and townhouses and developments.  

Read Charlene full Bio.

When listing a home for sale, you want to make sure you are set up for success. 

Your Kelowna listing must be seen by as many buyers as possible.  Even those outside of Kelowna.  

Sure the MLS, or, is a great tool when looking for homes for sale in Kelowna.  But how is your Kelowna listing getting to those outside of Canada, or even North America?

Every Kelowna listing with Quincy Vrecko and Associates is advertised internationally.  Even more, their listings are in over 100 different countries and territories worldwide.  All listings are then translated into 29 different languages to ensure, clear, effective marketing all over the world.

Quincy Vrecko and Associates with RE/MAX International is in more countries than any other real estate brand.  Therefore, your Kelowna listing with the Quincy and Vrecko associates team gives your listing the advantage over others.  This exposure reaches potential buyers looking outside of Kelowna, Canada and even North America.

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Here is an example with our beautiful listing at 195 Upper Canyon Drive in Wilden:

In English:

This executive home is located on one of the largest lots in the growing community of Wilden. Sitting on more than ½ an acre surrounded by parkland.  The home boasts stunning panoramic views, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, large landscaped yard, 28 ft pool, hot tub, and covered patio.

In Spanish:

Esta casa ejecutiva se encuentra en uno de los lotes más grandes de la creciente comunidad de Wilden. Sentado en más de un acre y medio rodeado de zonas verdes, la casa cuenta con impresionantes vistas panorámicas, 4 habitaciones, 3 baños completos, un gran patio ajardinado, piscina de 28 pies, jacuzzi y patio cubierto.

In German:

Das Executive-Haus befindet sich auf einem der größten Grundstücke in der wachsenden Gemeinde Wilden. Auf mehr als einem halben Hektar, umgeben von Parkland, bietet das Haus einen atemberaubenden Panoramablick, 4 Schlafzimmer, 3 Badezimmer, großen Garten, 28ft Pool, Whirlpool und überdachte Terrasse.

In Simplified Chinese:

这座行政住宅位于Wilden不断发展的社区中最大的地段之一。 酒店坐落在占地超过半英亩的公园内,享有壮丽的全景,设有4间卧室,3间全套浴室,大型园景庭院,28英尺的游泳池,热水浴池和带顶棚的庭院。


So when you are considering selling your home in Kelowna, your only choice is Quincy Vrecko and Associates.  The team will make sure your Kelowna Listing has the right exposure.   As a result, you can secure a sale quickly and for top dollar.  The team has experience with Luxury homes, Waterfront properties, family homes, townhouses and condominiums and recreational properties.

Contact us for more information of our listing services.

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What is a balanced market and what does that mean for home buyers and sellers.  Tracey Vrecko, a Kelowna Realtor from RE/MAX Kelowna sheds some light on the shift in the Kelowna Real Estate market.  

The Kelowna real estate market is not the doom and gloom the media is making it out be, in fact, the decrease in sales activity and the increase in inventory has balanced out a heated marketed that was putting stress on both buyers and sellers.


There are several factors responsible for this shift in the Kelowna Real Estate Market.

Increase in Inventory of homes for Sale in Kelowna  

According the the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board, the number of single family homes for sale in Kelowna has risen to just over 1550 units.  This is nearly double over this time last year where single family listings were sitting just under 800 units, creating a strong sellers market. This increase in inventory has cooled the heated market giving buyers more choice and sellers more competition.




Changing mortgage rules

New federal guidelines came into effect at the beginning of 2018 that has put a stress test on those who are looking for a mortgage.  This is not only making it more difficult for homebuyers to qualify for a mortgage, it is also decreasing buying power by approximately 20%.  This has had a significant impact on the Kelowna real estate market as homebuyers are now having to re-evaluate their needs when it comes to buying a home.  For more detailed infomation on the changes visit

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Speculation Tax

When the NDP government took control of the province of BC, the prime Minister John Horgan put forward the controversial Speculation Tax to aid in BC’s housing crisis.  Since it’s conception, this tax has since been revised due to the backlash of homeowners and investors, and has yet to be passed. Even the idea of this speculation tax has made the public nervous and has decreased buyers confidence in the housing market.  For more information on the Speculation Tax



Kelowna Realtor, Tracey Vrecko comments:

“This shift in our market has created a balance that will be better for home Buyers and Sellers.  For someone buying a home in Kelowna, this shift will allow them to take more time making this big decision and not feel as rushed as they did 6 months ago.  And for Sellers listing their home, with the increase in inventory of homes for sale in Kelowna, this has opened up options for when their home sells.”

With all the changes to the Kelowna Real Estate market it is more important than ever to have an experienced Kelowna Realtor working on your behalf.  Your real estate professional should keep you up to date on the factors affecting the market and how this will impact your home buying or selling experience.  


Quincy Vrecko and Associates are a group to top real estate agents in Kelowna and service the surrounding areas.  Kelowna Realtor Tracey Vrecko has been in real estate for 16 years and has vast knowledge and experience with changing markets.

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.

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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.


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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.

Like many other industries Kelowna real estate marketing campaigns have evolved from window signs and newspaper advertising to dynamic digital marketing strategies across multiple platforms. This transformation is necessary now that most consumer activity takes place online. There are many advantages to online marketing.

Target Markets

kelowna real estate marketingA recent poll found that 100% of active home buyers used digital media when searching for a home. In contrast only 28% used traditional print media in the Kelowna home search.

While print media is constrained to a specific readership, Kelowna real estate agents have numerous tools at their disposal to ensure digital campaigns reach the target audience. Digital advertising is targeted by location, age, income, interests and many other demographics. These criteria ensure that Kelowna real estate advertising is more likely to be viewed active buyers.

Monitored and Modified

Digital campaigns allow you to experiment and constantly adjust audiences and other features of the campaign based on how people are responding to it. Online Kelowna real estate ads are monitored for reach, impression, and actions. This real time information allows advertising to be modified and improved with immediate effect. Print advertising does not allow for this flexibility.

virtual reality in kelowna real estate Multi-Media

Digital campaigns use videos and virtual tours as well as photography, allowing you greater creativity and versatility. A print campaign is limited to just photography and graphic design. Kelowna real estate marketing that uses a variety of media engages potential buyers and provides a well-rounded representation of what your home offers.


Home owners looking to sell their property in the Kelowna real estate market should look for agents that are savvy about digital marketing. The team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates advertise homes for sale across multiple digital platforms. A personalized and dynamic marketing plan is created for each home and all forms of media used including virtual reality.

If you’re considering selling your Kelowna home your first call should be to Quincy Vrecko and Associates to arrange for your free market evaluation. Reach us at 778-760-2860 today.

When you put a for sale sign up on your Okanagan property, it’s safe to say, you are looking for a good offer. The problem that we see nowadays is Kelowna home sellers take one look at the price and if it is not up to what they want, they just decline and walk away. Well, we are going to look at three things you should do in order to successfully handle an offer for your Okanagan property. It’s much more than just a price tag.

Review the conditions

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Review all the conditions

An important part of your offer is the conditions. Is it subject to sale? Is it subject to financing? It’s important to take a look at every condition on the contract as that may affect your answer to accept or not. The way the conditions are written can really determine how strong of an offer it is. This is something your Kelowna realtor should review with you in detail!

Review the dates

Have you purchased a Kelowna home and have a closing date for that property already? If you need to be out of your Kelowna home by a certain date, let your Kelowna realtor know. This can make the moving process go by a lot smoother. Move from one house to another! No need for you to own two Kelowna homes at the same time!

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Don’t be too quick to throw in the towel

Don’t be too quick to throw in the towel

When you get an offer on your Okanagan property, don’t throw in the towel too quickly! Remember, even though it may not be the best offer to start, it’s a starting point for negotiation! Take the time to review it with your Kelowna real estate agent and if it is worth negotiating, it may end up being an offer you want to accept!!

If you are looking to sell your Okanagan property, contact Quincy Vrecko and Associates! Our team is made up of knowledgeable and dedicated real estate agents who have helped plenty of Kelowna home sellers list and sell their homes. We can help you too! All you have to do is pick up the phone, we will take care of the rest for you! Call 1-778-760-2860 for your free market evaluation today!

Okanagan Lake provides us with miles of beautiful shoreline and with that some stunning waterfront luxury homes. If you are looking for a one of a kind Okanagan waterfront estate we have the perfect one for you. A short drive north takes you to 15870 Whiskey Cove Road and an incomparable piece of Okanagan waterfront.

  • Lakeshore with 145’ of Shoreline

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    Deep water access on the Okanagan waterfront

  • 1.75 acres of Level Property
  • 4 Bedroom & 6 Bath Main House
  • 2 Bedrooms Guest Cottage
  • Private Gated Driveway
  • Panoramic Lake Views
  • Deep end of the cove
  • Large Dock with Boat Lift
  • Oversized Garage with RV parking

“Just such a rare piece of land.”

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Open space for the family to enjoy

The current owners were drawn the property due to its location on the Okanagan waterfront as well as for the landscaping and other natural features that surround the home. At the dead end of a quiet road the property spans a level 1.75 acres boasting established landscaping with fruit trees, perennial gardens and open grassy areas to enjoy. This park-like setting provides endless enjoyment for the whole family, who often uses the open spaces for sports games and family reunions.

“Classic Beach House”

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Beach house inspired design

The two-bedroom guest house is the original structure build on the land while the four-bedroom main home came later. When time the property was purchased by the current owners it needed a major renovation. For a family who enjoys renovation projects it was the chance to create the Okanagan waterfront home of their dreams.

Stripped down to the studs the functional layout of the main home was left untouched. Redesigned using a classic beach house as inspiration, maximizing the view was the topmost priority. The orientation of the home at the deep end of the cove means that it faces south. This allows for a view that extends for miles, much like an ocean view.

“Inspiring Landscape”

Beautiful artwork throughout

Much of the artwork in the home are originals painted by one of the owners. The acrylic pieces are inspired by the natural landscape and the ever-changing view of Okanagan waterfront.  They stand out boldly among the more muted tones of the home’s décor. The owners’ favorite piece is an action scene of five boys in soccer uniforms jumping off the dock along with their dog.



Are you searching for the perfect home on the Okanagan waterfront? The team of luxury real estate agents at Quincy Vrecko and Associates specialized in Okanagan waterfront properties. Contact the team at 778-760-2860 and take the next step towards owning your own piece of waterfront heaven.