CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.
- 251 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6C2
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About Amanda Westrheim
Not Your Typical REALTOR®. Not Your Typical REALTOR® Bio.
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 mean lasagna!) and I like to 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.
More About Amanda (pronounced 'West-Rhyme')
Top 1% country-wide | #1 Century 21 Kelowna | DOUBLE CENTURION® | 2016 Sales Associate of the Year | 2011 Rookie of the Year
If you are buying or selling property in the Okanagan Valley, you deserve to work with a REALTOR® who loves what she does and loves where she lives - someone who will work her hardest for you and provide the expertise you need to make sound decisions. That professional is Amanda Westrheim. With her as your guide, you can make the most of your opportunities in the Okanagan market and get more out of your real estate experience.
Hi! I am dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service possible. My personal knowledge of the Okanagan Real Estate market is combined with the power of the CENTURY 21® brand - the most recognized name in Real Estate today.
When I joined the real estate business, I made a commitment to represent the Okanagan with the highest calibre of professional, experienced service with a focus on the Okanagan Lifestyle. Let me assist you in finding your dream home, in a neighbourhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want. If you're interested in selling a property, I can help you get the fastest sale possible, at the best price.
I look forward to working for you, and being your REALTOR® for life!!
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Sales Associate of the Year!
Dec 8, 2016
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.”
Why Choose Westrheim?
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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!
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®.
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.
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!
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Why I Work By Referral
Relationsips 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.
Century 21 Connections
The CENTURY 21 Connections program offers savings and choices from reputable companies across Canada. Connections Program Partners help my clients manage the details before, during and after the sale or purchase of a home. It’s “one-stop shopping” for you and a competitive edge for me!
CENTURY 21®, the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, raised $1.8 million through its franchise system in 2010, and has raised nearly $102 million in funds for Easter Seals, its sole philanthropic partner since 1979. CENTURY 21® delivered on its system-wide goal of surpassing the $100 million fundraising mark on behalf of Easter Seals during the 30th anniversary year of their partnership.
Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you!
To all our teams, sponsors & volunteers for making the 6th annual Easter Seals and
Boys and Girls Clubs 24 Hour Relay for the Kids such a success!
This year with additional in-kind support we raised $209,446 to send kids to camp! Way to go teams! Thank you for all of your hard work!
CENTURY 21® Awards
- 2017 - CENTURION® Producer
- 2016 - #73 Producer by Production in Canada
- 2016 - DOUBLE CENTURION® Producer
- 2016 - Masters Hall of Fame
- 2016 - Sales Associate of the Year
- 2015 - #46 Producer by Production in Canada
- 2015 - #47 Producer by Units in Canada
- 2015 - DOUBLE CENTURION® Producer
- 2014 - #49 Producer by Production in Canada
- 2014 - #61 Producer by Units in Canada
- 2014 - DOUBLE CENTURION® Producer
- 2013 - CENTURION® Producer
- 2012 - CENTURION® Producer
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