Rom Houtstra

Rom Houtstra

CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.
  • 250-317-6405
  • 888-301-2121
  • 250-869-0101
  • 250-869-0105
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Your Worldwide Kelowna Relocation Specialist & Kelowna Real Estate Agent

Rom Houtstra is an immigrant from Holland and a Kelowna Real Estate Consultant and Relocation Specialist with over 11 years experience. As a specialist in INTERNATIONAL RELOCATION, Rom significantly increases benefits to both INTERNATIONAL BUYERS AND LOCAL SELLERS.  

His Romrealty Team specializes in the following services;

1. Local Kelowna Real Estate such as Residential, Recreational and Business Opportunities

2. Founder of the Kelowna Homebuyer Network: A group of experienced professionals including Mortgage Broker, Investment Planner, Personal Insurance Agent, Home Insurance Agent, Home Appraiser, Home Inspector, Conveyancing Lawyer, Accountant and Myself.  We will provide buyers no hassle guidance every step of the way.

3. Relocation and BC & ALBERTA Fast Track Immigration services for Foreign Skilled Workers and Immigrant Entrepreneurs/Investors

Ask him about his comprehensive Vision21 marketing plan that will sell your property faster and for top dollar. Some of his perks for sellers and buyers are a free courtesy moving van, wholesale pricing coupons at the Brick and air miles reward miles.

Whatever your real estate, relocation or business needs are, talk to the Romrealty Relocation Team,

Rom’s legal, marketing and sales background, his knowledge of European and North American markets, and his genuine interest in people bring success to both his business and personal life.





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- First Time Kelowna Home Buyers

- Relocation of Overseas Clients and Immigrants, in particular Western Europeans

- Recreational Kelowna Properties

- Downtown Kelowna Properties

- Kelowna Foreclosures

- Development Site Acquisitions in British Columbia

- Okanagan Business Opportunities

- Kelowna New Developments

- Access to fast track BC Immigration


Professional Interests

  • Volunteer Fundraiser Easter Seals
  • Member of the National Assocation of Realtors
  • Member of the Kelowna Homebuyer Network and Okanagan Homebuyer Network
  • Past President of the Kelowna Business Development network (
  • Member of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Okanagan Enrepreneurial Society


Community Involvement

Rom is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, the Okanagan Entrepreneurial Society, CIPS (Certified International Property Specialists), Coaching Soccer and a Volunteer Fundraiser for Easter Seals.


Rom has completed the Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course at the Sauder School of Business of the University of British Columbia.

Rom also has a degree in Corporate Law and Marketing.

Professional Background

ROM HOUTSTRA is an experienced licensed Realtor for Century 21®. As a specialist in INTERNATIONAL RELOCATION, Rom significantly increases benefits to both INTERNATIONAL BUYERS AND LOCAL SELLERS. 

Rom Houtstra is the visionary and creative mind behind ReloCan Holdings Inc., a company devoted to meeting the administrative and real estate needs of families and businesses leaving and entering Canada. By combining foreign property sales with access to fast-track immigration services, and a network of relocation mortgage and financing partners, Rom has been able to ease and accelerate transitions for his international clients. Rom’s work at ReloCan brings amazing results to local Real Estate sellers as well, who benefit from European exposure, which can substantially increase their opportunity for a sale!

Rom was born into an entrepreneurial family in The Hague, Netherlands.  After graduating from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, with a degree in Corporate Law, Rom expanded his entrepreneurial knowledge and expertise by working as a legal spokesperson on environmental and marketing issues for over 400 businesses, including Crown Packaging, Unilever, Basf, Philips and Heineken. In 1991 he accepted a position as substitute Director of C.M.H.R., representing the window and doorframe manufacturing industries of Holland, where he supervised and monitored bidding procedures for various construction projects.

After researching the North American market and lifestyle, Rom immigrated to Canada in 1993 to establish his own manufacturing company in Kelowna. As an independent entrepreneur, Rom developed, patented and marketed a unique retractable canopy for pick-up trucks which was sold to dealerships and distributors in both Canada and the United States.

In 2002, after more than 20 years of skill development in sales, negotiation and customer service in Western Europe and North America, Rom decided it was time to consolidate his talents and make the “ultimate” career change - to Real Estate. 

The following year, Rom added his experience as an entrepreneurial immigrant to the mix. In April of 2003, he launched ReloCan Holdings Inc., a One-Stop Relocation Centre, catering to international clientele. His knowledge of immigration proceedings, global markets, business and law give him the range he needs to facilitate smooth, efficient international relocations. Rom’s clients appreciate his ability to communicate fluently in Dutch and English, and his basic knowledge of German and French.  

 In 2004 Rom chose to partner with Century 21®, in order to give ReloCan clients the widest possible market exposure.  “Century 21’s global referral network provides maximum exposure to buyers, and better, faster results.”  says Rom, “I chose Century 21 because it is the largest real estate company in the world, with over 7,800 offices in 45 countries. Century 21 also has a robust presence on the World Wide Web, attracting 3x more online visitors than its nearest competitor. It is, in fact, the largest referral network in the world.”

Rom’s legal, marketing and sales background, his knowledge of European and North American markets, and his genuine interest in people bring success to both his business and personal life.

When Rom is not busy serving real estate clients, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, golf and playing the piano.

Rom would be pleased to help you or your friends and relatives with any relocation needs or questions.

Personal Interests

When he is not working, Rom likes to spend time with his family, his kids, Marnie, Maaike and Alexander, enjoying the outdoors, coaching soccer, play tennis and enjoys playing the piano or listening to music.


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

CENTURY 21® Awards

  • 2016 - Masters Ruby
  • 2015 - Masters Emerald
  • 2014 - Masters Silver
  • 2012 - Masters Silver
  • 2011 - Masters Ruby
  • 2008 - Masters Ruby
  • 2007 - Masters Ruby

Property List

1665 Ufton Court #340, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8G7
Beds: 1
1,162 living area