Friday, 27 March 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Live in the City

Last week we compiled a list of reasons why we love small towns, but there's lots of great things about settling in more densely populated areas of the North Okanagan.  To be fair, let's start with our TOP 5 REASONS TO LIVE IN THE CITY:

5. Cuisine - There's nothing like being able to pop downtown to satisfy a late-night sushi craving, and your chances of being able to do this increase significantly when you live in a city.  More restaurants, more variety, and longer business hours are all reasons we love the convenience of city-living.

4. Amenities - Higher population areas offer residents a range of amenities that small towns simply can't match.  This increased selection of recreation and education opportunities make a city more appealing to families seeking a community to help them thrive.

3. Services - Hospitals, police stations and civic organizations are much more abundant in cities.  Knowing that help is close by in the event of an emergency can be huge motivator for older folks deciding where to buy real estate.

2. City Transportation - Helping to reduce the carbon footprint, city transportation authorities give residents the option to be part of the pollution solution. 

1. Competition - Business owners know that it takes a big fish to survive in a big pond, and to grow their business, entrepreneurs are compelled to approach their clients more creatively, with competitive service and competitive pricing.

The agents at RE/MAX know about competition and what it takes to stand out.  In the North Okanagan, RE/MAX sells more real estate* than any other franchise. They have the local knowledge, expert training, and competitive drive it takes to acheive the oustanding results you're looking for.  Visit to find the right agent for you.

*Based on MLS unit sales as reported by OMREB in 2014 for North Okanagan.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Why We Love Small Towns

The Thompson-Okanagan region of British Columbia has seen strong population growth in its major cities of Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon, adding to amenities and city appeal for tourists from all over the world, but there’s plenty of small-town charm left in BC’s beautiful back yard.  Read more...

Friday, 13 March 2015

Bringing Landlords & Tenants Together

Located in the beautiful Thompson Okanagan area of BC, RE/MAX Commercial Solutions offers professional services in the areas of commercial and residential property management, rentals and leasing.  Whether you’re looking for a rental property to call home or seeking professionals to manage your investment, our property management team makes it easy, doing the research and legwork for you.

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

RE/MAX vs. The Competition: Our Market Share February 2015

The team at RE/MAX got a jump-start on Spring in February (you may have noticed the weather in the Thompson Okanagan do the same)! 

At month-end, RE/MAX agents in the North Okanagan held 45% of the entire region's active listings and were responsible for over 50% of the months' sales (by dollar volume).  In the Shuswap, nearly 58% of the area's sales (by dollar volume) are attributed to the professionals at RE/MAX brokerages, who closed 59% more transactions in the last 12 months than their closest competitor.  RE/MAX maintained its #1 status in Kamloops as well, with more listings, transactions and dollar volume sales than any other brokerage.

This looming market share is no coincidence; it’s a carefully crafted cocktail of intimacy with the market, local expertise, cutting-edge tech tools and individuals who are truly passionate about what they do.  If you’re thinking about buying or selling a property, it’s easy to see why RE/MAX is the place to start.  Visit to find the right real estate professional for you.