Not Your Typical REALTOR®
Not Your Typical REALTOR® BIO
Raised in West Kelowna, BC. Amanda Westrheim is an award winning Kelowna real estate agent, author, and reality tv personality. You loathe typical real estate agent bios. Don’t worry, I do too. They’re like cardboard — stiff, bland, and identical to every other bio out there. Instead of boasting ad nauseum about awards and accomplishments you’re not interested in (see page right, LOL) I’m taking the novel approach of actually giving you what you want — real answers to questions you’re probably wondering right now.
Will you return my calls & emails?
Yes. Without question.
I realize this is one of the major frustrations the general public has with dealing with agents. I get dozens of calls and emails daily, and I work hard to reply as quickly as possible.
I’ve met many REALTOR®s who are jerks. Are you?
Depends on who you ask. If you ask certain agents who have stood between my clients and their real estate goals, they’ll probably say “yes”. A handful of people think I leave golden footprints in the sand! Those are the two extremes, and most people’s opinion falls somewhere in the middle. Here’s what I can tell you: I’m honest and candid. I take pride in being approachable and friendly. And if you need a quick real estate brain, or a strong dose of honesty, you’re in the right place. Loyalty to family, clients, and friends is one of my core values. Want to really find out if I’m a jerk? Mess with one of those people.
Do you have experience doing exactly what I need?
Until you tell me what you need, there is no way of knowing.
These are some “strong suits” of mine:
• Really knowing the current market
• Expert on the Kelowna/West Kelowna/Peachland/Lake Country & Vernon areas
• Strong negotiating skills
• Quick response times
• Investment/rental income propertiesIf your goal or situation isn’t represented on that list, don’t worry. Contact me anyway. If I can’t help, I can get you referred to an another agent who can.
What kind of work are you really good at?
On a personal level, I’m pretty good at cooking (I make a killer coconut curry!) and I compete in bodybuilding in my spare time.
On a professional level, here are the skill-sets that I’ve developed over the years:
• Listening (unfortunately, a lost art these days)
• Really caring about your wants, needs and goals
• Energy and enthusiasm
• A good reputation
What do clients think of you?
My clients are better suited to answer this for you. Here’s what some of them have said: TESTIMONIALS
During High School, I was offered an assistant position with a well-established, top-producing Real Estate Team in Kelowna. The experience I received was invaluable. After graduation, I was working full-time in the business, meeting with clients, taking photos of listings, installing For Sale signs, creating brochures, going over contracts and sorting through paperwork.
While studying for the Real Estate exam, I also enrolled at Okanagan College and received a Certificate in Interior Decorating, allowing me to offer suggestions on furniture placement and visualizing your new space. It’s a little added “extra” that I hope you can benefit from! Allow me to help you ‘set the stage’ to sell quickly and for top dollar.
I love living in the Okanagan and enjoy everything this beautiful region has to offer. Each and every day I admire the spectacular backdrop of lake views, vineyards, orchards, sandy beaches and world-class skiing.
As a result of this passion, combined with my industry knowledge and years of experience, I am well-qualified to assist you with all your real estate needs. Serving the entire Okanagan Valley, I gladly travel from Armstrong in the North to Peachland in the South including Kelowna, Vernon and everywhere in between!
Why I work by Referral
Relationships are more important than transactions!
You may have noticed that many real estate agents take a transactional approach to sales—identifying clients, closing the deal, and then moving on to the next one. I choose not to work that way because I believe you deserve more from the professional you decide to work with. That is why I work by referral.
Since my primary source of new business are referrals from people who know and trust me, I can dedicate my time fully to the activities that benefit you most, and always deliver truly exceptional service.
First Time Buyers
Unlike renting, buying a home is an investment that can appreciate over time, providing you with financial security later on in life. It will probably be the most substantial purchase you’ll ever make.
The satisfaction of making the ‘big buy’ can sometimes be spoiled by the confusion and hassle that comes along with it. I make it my duty to keep you well-informed, throughout the entire process. I’ll take extra special care of you from beginning to end!
I haven’t forgotten what it felt like to purchase my first home; I can relate to your fears and be patient while you explore the joys of home ownership.
Properties with views of Okanagan Lake, Kalamalka Lake, or even some of our smaller lakes sell at a PREMIUM PRICE! Buyers are willing to pay upwards of $50,000 – $75,000 or more for a home if it has a lake view.
The Okanagan is a wonderful place for horse people! We have beautiful trails throughout our local mountains, and the popular Mission Creek Greenway trail is open to riders as well. Being an Equestrian myself, I am educated in horse ownership and have ridden for years in both English and Western. I understand the features a property must have to accommodate horses. For example, did you know that the rule-of-thumb is typically no more than 2 horses per acre?
If you’re new to the wonderful world of horses, feel free to send me an email or give me a quick call – I’d be glad to put you in touch with some great trainers in the area.
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Choosing the correct real estate agent to sell your home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. It can be the difference between your home sitting on the market for months or selling quickly, for tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousand dollars more. Your home is a very personal, important, and valuable asset, and it can be an emotional and complicated endeavor to sell it, especially in today’s challenging marketplace. Numerous questions and concerns will need to be addressed, and the advice and consultation that you receive can make a tremendous difference in the results.
Marketing and advertising, remodelling and/or upgrading, photography, internet exposure, staging, design, floor-plan measurements, videography, timing and presentation, inspections, pre-market exposure, agent outreach and relationships, open houses, pricing, and dozens more nuances and subtleties all make up the difference between failure and a successful sale.
Amanda Westrheim is truly a full-service agent, and not just a real estate agent, she’s certified in: interior decorating and negotiation and is a senior’s specialist as well. She and her team are experienced and have a proven track record of success, in not just selling homes, but achieving record-breaking results for their clients.
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