Partners in life and in business, co-founders Tracey and Quincy Vrecko are the face of Quincy Vrecko and Associates. Started as a small team of 2, they are now one of the top teams for RE/MAX Kelowna. Together for 20 years and parents to 2 boys, we find out what keeps them connected both in and out of the office.
Where did you meet?
Tracey: We met in Calgary in 1999. We both worked in the retail industry at the time and the stores we were running were across from one another.
When did you move to the Okanagan?
Quincy: We moved in 2009 when our oldest son Gabriel was almost 2, and Tracey was pregnant with our second son Paxton. We were looking for a quieter city to raise our family that had a great sense of community, for that reason, we decided on Kelowna.
Tracey : I wanted to move back to Winnipeg where I am from and Quincy wanted to go back to the coast where he grew up. Kelowna was a great compromise!
What do like the most about living in Kelowna?
Tracey: I like the work/life balance we have. We are so lucky to be able to balance our time so that we can spend time watching our kids grow up. They grow up too fast.
Quincy: I love the lifestyle. We ski and snowboard with the kids in the winter, and boat and bike in the summer. Life doesn’t get any better than that.
What do you do when you’re not in the office?
Tracey: We spend most of our time with the boys at home. We are real home bodys. We do family movie nights on Friday’s and spend most weekends up at Big White. In the summer, we are out on our boat or in the pool.
Quincy: Tracey and I like our TV. We like to watch Netflix series and movies most nights. When we can, we like to travel.
What is the best trip you’ve been on together?
Quincy: It would be our trip to Europe. We went for 3 weeks. I took Tracey to the Madonna concert in Amsterdam. It was amazing. But more significantly, this was the trip we decided to start a family. I will never forget that.
Tracey: That’s a tough one. We have travelled to some amazing places. I would have to say our first trip Tofino. Quincy took me there when we were dating and introduced me to the ocean. Since then we have been back every year with our family.
What do you love about your partner?
Tracey: I love his determination and resilience. He is a strong, confident man and I admire that about him. He deeply cares about the people in his life and would do anything for them. And he makes me laugh!
Quincy: I love her tenacity. Not only is she a great business partner, she is a great mom to our 2 boys. She is supportive, caring and hardworking. I don’t know what I would do without her.
What is a couples story you like to share with people?
Quincy: I like to tell people that Tracey tried to break up with me when we first started dating.
Tracey: That’s true! I took him out for lunch to have the “let’s just be friends talk”. But he proceeded to tell me, “take the weekend to think about it, you will realise it is the wrong decision. We have a good thing going here and we should be together”. Now here we are, 20 years later. What a salesman!
What have you learned the most about being partners in life and business?
Tracey: That communication is the key to success in any relationship.
Quincy: That Tracey is always right!
What does the future hold for Quincy Vrecko and Associates?
Quincy: We are working closely with a business coach to take our company to the next level. Our new Mission statement really says it all.
Providing an unparalleled approach to buying and selling Family homes, Premium Properties and Luxury Estates in the Canada. Our promise is to exceed the expectations of all clients and colleagues by always providing absolute exceptional service for every transaction.