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

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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.

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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 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.

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!