Foolproof tips for selling your Downtown Kelowna Home

When you put your Downtown Kelowna home up for sale you only have one chance to make a great first impression. The goal is to sell your home in the least amount of time with the best price possible. If you are getting ready to list your Downtown Kelowna home, here are a few foolproof tips to remember…

Be Flexible with Showing Requests

couple standing outside downtown Kelowna home

Be flexible with showing requests to get your home SOLD

When a potential buyer wants to view your Downtown Kelowna home, it’s important to be as flexible as possible with showing requests. This buyer may be coming from out of town with limited time to view and if you are strict on showing times it may not work for them to view. If you have the ability to be flexible with showing requests, it could help sell your Downtown Kelowna home faster.

Keep your house tidy

It’s not uncommon to get last minute showing requests. That being said, keeping your house tidy is a smart tip if you do get a last minute showing request. A general rule of thumb is leave your house 30 min away from being clean. This means if you get a showing request, within 30 minutes you can clean your home. Focus on the main rooms if you don’t have time to clean the house. Kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms are the main rooms in a home that buyers will spend more time in.

sold sign in front of Kelowna home

Plan to be gone for showings and we will SELL your home

Plan to be gone for the showings

Yes, despite how tempting it is to stay home to sell your home, that is what we are here for! The team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates attend every showing. We are there to sell your Downtown Kelowna home to the buyer for you. We make sure  that the buyers questions are answered and that they understand every feature of this Kelowna home. Our team is there to get your downtown Kelowna home SOLD! We call it the QVA difference. 

If you are looking for a Kelowna real estate agent to sell your Downtown Kelowna home, contact the team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates. We have a unique marketing plan and ensure that our sellers get the best exposure for their home. Check out how we are different here, then contact us for your free home market evaluation. Call 1-778-760-2860 today!

Mother’s Day activities in Kelowna

Mother’s day is just a few days away! It’s time to say thank you to your motherly figure in your life. Whether that be a grandma, mother, aunt, or family friend! If you have yet to plan what you are doing for your mom this weekend, don’t worry we’ve got you covered. There are plenty of activities happening in Kelowna this Mother’s day weekend. Check out our top three happening this weekend in Kelowna.

Mother’s Day Sip & Paint

If you are looking for a special and intimate Mother’s Day with your mom, head down to Buvez Wine Bar on Lawrence Ave in Downtown Kelowna. Paint the night away while sipping bubbly with your mom. This is a great way to spend some one on one time with your mom and show her how much you appreciate all she does! Bonus? You get to take home a great painting and sip some wine all while spending time with your mom! Check out their website for all additional information.

Mother’s Day Brunch

What better way to spoil your mom this Mother’s Day than treating her to a brunch that she doesn’t need to cook or clean for!! I’d say this is the best one yet… On Mother’s Day treat your mom to brunch at Basil and Mint located on Lakeshore Road in Kelowna. A few menu features for this mouth-watering brunch are, french toast with maple syrup, eggs benedict and chipolte spiced baked eggs. Now that sounds like heaven!!

P.S. I Love You Cooking Class

Now this one is sure to tug at the heartstrings. If you have a child ages 7-13 this event is perfect for a Mother/Son or Daughter evening. Dads, you’ll have to help plan this one for your wife… On May 12th at QB Gelato, your son/daughter will be involved in a 3 hour cooking class. The menu will feature hand shaken mocktail, Indian inspired receipes and finish off with gelato making demo! How fun is that? This hands on cooking class is sure to be the unique gift your mom will remember for the years to come.

If you are looking for a full list of Mother’s Day activities happening in Kelowna this upcoming weekend, check out Tourism Kelowna’s website. From the team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates, we want to wish all the mothers, grandmas, aunties or motherly figures a Happy Mother’s Day. We hope you have a great day with your loved ones in Kelowna.

March Agenda: What to do in Kelowna

Another month has come and is almost gone, we’re almost ready to welcome Spring! With a new month approaching comes a new agenda of things to do in Kelowna. If you are looking for something to do in Kelowna this March, check out our handy agenda for the month of March. Each month we feature 3 events happening locally in Kelowna, keep your eye out for the months to come!

Fondue Friday

cheese fondue with wine

Fondue Fridays

If you are looking for a fun weekly activity for March, and you love wine… then we have the perfect activity for you! Back by popular demand, every Friday in March from 5:00-7:00PM head over to the View Winery located in Kelowna, BC for a Fondue Friday evening! Enjoy rich cheese and chocolate fondues paired with estate grown wines. This weekly event is just $15 and is the perfect way to spend your cold weekends!

YLW Spring Travel Event

From 11:00AM to 3:00PM on March 3rd the annual Spring Travel Event is taking place. If a vacation is in the near future for you and your family, this is the event for you. Learn how easy it is to plan your vacation! This Spring Travel Events gives you information on flights out of Kelowna, hotels and travel packages. You can even enter for your chance to win a travel prize at the event by purchasing ballots. All funds are being donated to the Canucks Autism Network! You don’t want to miss out on this annual event in Kelowna.

homemade pasta in pasta roller

Homemade Pasta Workshop

Handmade Pasta Workshop 3.0 (Hands-On)

If you enjoy cooking or you are looking to learn a few new recipes, on March 29th we have the event for you. From 6:00PM to 9:00PM for only $75.00, you can learn how to make different homemade pastas at Start Fresh Kitchen. Grab your apron and you’ll learn how to make spinach gnocchi, basil tagliatelle and duck-stuffed agnolotti. Best part? After you are done cooking the pasta, you get to enjoy your masterpiece! Yum!

Well there you have it Kelowna, a few great events happening this month. If you are looking for full list of things to do this month, visit Tourism Kelowna’s website. They feature all weekly, monthly or annual events and you can search for whatever month you desire! If you are not a resident of the beautiful city of Kelowna and want to make this city your home, contact one of our real estate agents at Quincy Vrecko and Associates RE/MAX Kelowna. One of our knowledgeable real estate agents can assist you with your home purchase. All you have to do is pick up the phone to start your home search. Call 1-778-760-2860 today!

3 Home Staging Mistakes to avoid when selling your Kelowna Home

If your Kelowna home is up for sale, or you are looking to list, you know the importance of ensuring your home is in tip top shape. That being said, are you making one of these home staging mistakes? When you have your home up for sale, avoid making these mistakes to ensure your home sells for top dollar! 

Forgetting the Small Touches

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Don’t forget the small touches

When a potential buyer comes through your home, they are going to try to imagine themselves living in your home. From the first moment they walk in till the minute they close the door. Home sellers tend to forget the small things that could really make their home stand out to a potential buyer. Make your home feel welcoming. Put some flowers in the bathrooms, put a fruit basket on the kitchen counter, hey, even bake some chocolate chip cookies to make your home smell delicious! Whatever you do, don’t clutter your Kelowna home. You want to make sure the home still feels light and airy, but also adding in those special touches.

Over Staging your Kelowna Home

When you are ready to start staging your home, you may start thinking off all of the possible things you could do with each room. Keep in mind there is such a thing as over staging a room. Try to limit how much you place on bookshelves, end tables and bathroom countertops. You want your home to look inviting and neat. Over staging your home could give off the impression it is cluttered.

modern furniture in Kelowna home

Don’t overcrowd a room

Too much furniture

People tend to think that they need to fill a room up with a bunch of furniture in order to make the room feel full. Too much furniture, or clutter, could make the room actually feel smaller. Try to limit the amount of furniture in the room, opt for modern and smaller pieces rather than large bulky pieces. You’ll be surprised as to how open and large your rooms look by just taking away a few pieces and pulling the furniture away from the walls and towards the centre of the room.

If you are ready to list your Kelowna home, contact the team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates. On top of giving you expert advice on the real estate market in Kelowna, we can help you to ensure you aren’t making one or all of these home staging mistakes. Our team has years of experience buying and selling Kelowna real estate. We would love to list your Kelowna home. Contact one of our knowledgeable real estate agents today. Call 1-778-760-2860!

Make West Kelowna your Home

West Kelowna, our friendly neighbour, just a hop, skip and a drive over a bridge away!  It is the second most populated municipality in the Central Okanagan. This rapidly growing community has a wide range of activities for you and the family to enjoy. From hiking and biking to wine tours and much more, you’re sure to find it in West Kelowna.

Housing in West Kelowna

Home located in West Kelowna with large backyard and pool

1421 Pinot Noir Drive – Previously listed with Quincy Vrecko

More and more people are heading over the bridge to purchase real estate and in turn the housing market is rapidly growing.  Mission Hill, Shannon Lake and Lakeview Heights are just a few popular neighbourhoods in West Kelowna. Lakeview Heights is one neighbourhood that has been rapidly growing over the last few years. From luxury homes with stunning views of the Lake Okanagan to family homes perfect for your growing family. 

Wineries

West Kelowna is also known for their amazing wineries. From Mission Hill to Quails Gate, you are sure to find some amazing wines out that way. The wineries are within close proximity so choose a weekend and grab a few friends and enjoy a tour of the spectacular wineries. If you are looking for a weekend getaway that isn’t too far from home but relaxing enough to be able to unwind and enjoy yourself, the wine trails in West Kelowna are calling your name.

couple hiking up a hill

Hiking Trails in West Kelowna

Hiking Trails

There is no shortage of hiking trails in our province that’s for sure! Check out the great hiking trails that West Kelowna has to offer. If you enjoy a more difficult hike, check out Crawford Falls! The waterfalls are just spectacular and so rewarding after the intensity of the hike! Another great place for a walk/hike is Rose Valley Regional Park. Great place to bring your dog for a walk or birdwatch. Whatever it may be, Rose Valley Regional Park is the place to be!

If you are looking to make a change and you want to make West Kelowna your new home, contact the team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates. Our dedicated team of real estate professionals are ready to assist you with your next Kelowna home purchase. Call 1-778-760-2860 today!