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Not Your Typical REALTOR®. Not Your Typical REALTOR® Bio.
"I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal. People...know me. I'm very important." - Ron Burgundy
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.
Question: Will you return my calls and 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. ;)
Question: 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 properties
If 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.
Question: 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
Question: 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.
Join Kelowna's A-LIST.
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, remodeling 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.
"My unparalleled marketing strategies and networking capabilities result in more sales and higher sale prices." - Amanda Westrheim.
Amanda is recognized consistently as the #1 agent by sales volume. Her expertise is unrivaled, selling hundreds of properties in her career!
"We don’t just plug your home into the MLS “system” like the many brokerages do today, we take a personal and specific approach to each home – that is what makes the difference. We consult and advise our clients from the very beginning, to determine the best mechanisms and strategies to sell the home, and at the highest price. Appearance matters, and we are experts in creating and managing the presentation of your home, understanding that success rests in the details, and that nothing is more important than hard work, ambition, and extreme dedication!" - Amanda
YOUR Your property will be advertised in the 180 and West MLS Magazine with a color advertisement.
DIRECT EMAILS LIST
An email introducing your property, with photos, description, listing information, and your exclusive property webpage, will be sent to ALL of Amanda's contacts and real estate agents.
We will create a landing page for your property on our brokerage website GetAListed.com with photos, floorplans, virtual tour, 3D Matterport renderings, more information, and videos.
REAL HOME ADVICE MAILER
Numerous times a year, Amanda mails a multi-page magazine to thousands of property owners throughout Canada advertising her current listings.
Amanda will email all of her personal and business contacts, including many affluent community members such as architects, designers, lawyers, doctors, talent agents, media, celebrities, athletes, business managers, developers, etc.
The C21 Youtube channel features our active listings. We will create a video of your property which will be shared on multiple social media outlets.
We commission the city’s best photographers to capture your home using high resolution. We are able to showcase and accentuate your home’s most beautiful features!
AERIAL DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY
If necessary for acreage and lakefront properties we commission professional drone photographers to photograph a birds-eye-view of your property and the surrounding area, showcasing its location, views, and exterior attributes.
MARKETING IN VANCOUVER AND ALBERTA
Amanda will email more of her personal and business contacts which includes many affluent community members in the country’s top real estate markets showing interest in the Okanagan Valley.
We create a custom color brochure for your home, allowing every prospective buyer and agent who visits the property to leave with an asset to share with their family and friends and to remind them of the beauty of your house. The leaflet will include photography, description, floor plans, website domain link, and other listing information.
BILLBOARD ON HWY 97
With daily traffic of over 50,000 vehicles and annual visitors of over 1.5 million, Amanda's billboard advertises her website 24/7 to ensure maximum exposure for your property listing!
Your property will be a prominent FEATURE LISTING on the front page of the Amanda's website, which is heavily advertised in both print and media outlets, and receives many thousands of visitors per month.
With the owner’s permission, multiple open houses for the public will be held on Sundays. In some cases, special REALTOR opens will be required.
Amanda hosts special events for her dear clients, catered with exquisite food and drink, to thank you for your business.
We post your home on numerous personal and business social media platforms to increase exposure to hundreds of thousands of friends and followers.
SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION
Amanda posts your property on our social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook and also pays to promote the posts so that they reach not only our followers but tens of thousands more!
Buy with Amanda.
Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and the right advice and guidance is paramount. Experience and expertise matter, and they can make a significant difference in making sure that you not only find the right house, but that you also pay the best price.
When working with Amanda, she not only has a thorough understanding of the marketplace, she also has access to many properties that are off-market and an awareness of properties that are about to be listed. Most importantly, she is keenly aware of the nuances that determine value and we are discerning as to construction quality, materials, and craftsmanship. She will listen to your needs and find you the perfect home and we will make sure that you make an educated and informed decision.
Once you choose a property she will represent your interests vociferously throughout the purchase process, negotiating the best possible purchase price, managing and advocating for you during inspections, city review of the file, legal matters, title and closing. She will also advise you on how to make the house even better, including furniture and design, and possible remodel ideas and augmentations where beneficial.
Real Estate has always been my passion. Since I was a little girl, I knew that I wanted to be a REALTOR®. While other kids were reading Goosebumps and comics, I was flipping through The Real Estate Book. When the internet was introduced into our home, MLS.ca was our homepage. On weekends, I'd wander through open houses.
I purchased my first home in Vernon at 19, the legal age allowed in BC. My family always told me, "If we can give you one piece of advice, buy Real Estate young." Because of that experience, I feel adequately prepared to assist other young first time buyers. It has allowed me to grow my personal real estate portfolio and has lead to wealth in the early stages!
When you enlist the help of an expert REALTOR®, you're not just gaining support to buy or sell a house – you're gaining an ally who'll help you make the most out of your home. REALTORS® can guide you through every step of the process, explain the current market, help navigate complex paperwork and offer invaluable advice. When you're ready to make a move, get a REALTOR®.
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.
Is your home too 'cluttered' to sell? Using your existing furniture and maybe a can of paint, we can transform your space to attract Buyers - not deter them. My education in staging and redesign will help transform your home from unsellable to SOLD!
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.
For over 40 years, CENTURY 21 Canada™ – its System members, friends and family – have shown a lot of love for Easter Seals Canada. In 2017 alone, CENTURY 21 Canada broke all previous fundraising records by raising more than $759,284 in support of Easter Seals! That’s enough to provide life-changing summer camp experiences for more than 360 Canadian kids living with disabilities from coast to coast. Since 1979, CENTURY 21 Canada has raised more than $11.1 million in support of local Easter Seals organizations. Easter Seals Canada is CENTURY 21 Canada’s charity of choice.
Amanda's Speciality: 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.
"Amanda made our first time home buying so easy! She took the time to explain things to us carefully and made sure we understood every step of the process. We couldn't have been happier and recommend Amanda to everybody we know!"
"Amanda helped me find my first home. She was devoted to ensure our complete satisfaction. She kept us up to date with all new listings, and was always available. Even after the purchase went through Amanda was very helpful with all those questions that seem to come up as first time home owners."
"Hi Amanda, first off we just want to say thank you so so much for helping us out with buying our first home! We really appreciate everything you have done for us and realize that without your help the Project Build grant would have probably never been possible! Thanks again for everything and we will be sure to refer everybody we can to you!! Thank you!"
"Amanda did an amazing job helping us find our first home! Buying a house is a very stressful experience, so as first-time home buyers, Amanda helped us through every step of the process, giving us excellent advice along the way, and always made us feel comfortable. She helped us find a house that fits all of our needs, but never put any pressure on us to buy. She is very easy to talk to, and a great listener, and she demonstrated that she really had our best interests at heart. Amanda is an excellent realtor, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is buying or selling a home!"
Amanda's Speciality: Lake View
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.
I keep an up-to-date, thorough list of all lake view properties active in our marketplace. Looking for something that's not listed? I can tell you where the BEST views are.
Amanda's Speciality: Horse Properties
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.
Sales Associate of the Year.
Amanda Westrheim of Century 21 Assurance in Kelowna, B.C. is Century 21 Canada’s Sales Associate of the Year. The award was presented during the organization’s 40th anniversary Canada Conference in Vancouver recently.
Candidates for Sales Associate of the Year are selected by peer nomination and evaluated based on a variety of factors that include sales, growth and their overall contribution to the system and local community.
Westrheim started her career in real estate as soon as she graduated from high school, taking on administrative roles for Century 21 Assurance until she was licensed in 2011. In her first year she became the top producing agent in her office and received the brand’s award for sales excellence, the Centurion.
“I have always known that I wanted to be a Realtor, so to receive this type of acknowledgement, so early on in my career, is surreal and beyond encouraging,” says Westrheim. “My discipline and background in the industry, prior to even being licensed, gave me an incredible head start as a Realtor. I want to thank everyone who has supported me from day one.”
Last year Westrheim became a Double Centurion producer, an achievement that requires a gross closed commission of at least $484,000 or 134 units.
“To be named Sales Associate of the Year is an incredible honour at any stage in a Realtor’s career, but to receive this recognition just five years in is quite exceptional,” says Brian Rushton, executive vice president, Century 21 Canada. “Her passion for real estate and obvious commitment to her clients and the Century 21 brand is inspiring and I look forward to watching her continued success.”
KELOWNA, BC—Canada’s newest Real estate show, Seller’s Market, from co-producers, Cedarwood Productions and Kelowna-based Visland Media is ready for your enjoyment. Season one of Seller’s Market was shot entirely in the Okanagan and will begin airing on CHEK TV, will run every Wednesday at 1:30pm and Friday at 3pm.
In addition, the producers are pleased to announce a partnership with Castanet, which will allow local viewers who may not have CHEK TV to watch as well. The 13-episode series, will be available online at https://www.castanet.net/ every Wednesday at 9pm. The series can also be viewed on http://sellersmarket.tv/
Seller’s Market features five of Kelowna’s top realtors: Amanda Westrheim, Marika, Dean, Luke and Darryl going head to head in a battle to win listings. Viewers will get an inside look at how these award-winning real estate experts assess a home for sale and pitch their services to the homeowner. Each week one winner will leave with a new listing and their competitors will go home empty handed.