The The hustle and bustle of summer is simmering down as the Okanagan trades in it's hot, beachy days for sweaters and pumpkin spice! The tourists are leaving, the kids are in school, and the streets have become quieter.

If you're trying to sell your home, that may sound more like a nightmare than a scenic picture of a serene city like Kelowna. Your probably thinking, Quieter? Who wants quieter? I need those people to stay here and look at my home!!!

Don't Panic! The year may be coming to an end, but your dreams of selling your home are not! In fact, well the rest of Kelowna is cooling down, the real estate market is heating up!

Let The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team put your worries to rest with these.

Reason #1: Browsers Be Gone
Yes, it's true that the spring housing market is filled with potential buyers, however, over half these buyers may hold off on making an offer. Springtime is a convenient time to move and make home renovations, so not only does it mean more buyers, but it also means more sellers, and with more sellers comes more options, and the temptation to be extremely picky.  With more homes to choose from, they can afford to be critical of each house, and that could easily extend their search by months. However, the goal is still to find a home, and come September and October, all those serious buyers will be feeling the pressure to make their move before the added stress of the holiday season or bad weather hits. That’s where you come in my friend!

Reason #2: Less Competition, More Opportunity
Autumn home buyers not only have the stress of kids back to school, holidays coming, and bad weather, but now their options are shrinking as many sellers rush to close by September. You may be feeling the stress of closing  a sale yourself, but here is the silver lining: Now that so many other sellers have settled, you are competing in a much smaller pool, fortunately for you, that means your home is bound to stand out, and you can use this scarcity to your advantage.

Reason #3: More Pressure To Buy
If you're looking to sell your condo, we have an added bonus for you! While it's true that families are more likely to make their move in the spring, millennials, and single buyers usually splash into the pool a bit later in the year. Have a larger, family home? No worries!  To avoid higher “on season” real estate rates, many families who need to relocate for work often wait for the fall to save themselves and their employer's money. These out-of-towners usually have a stringent timeline and are more likely to settle quickly and be forgiving of maintenance issues.

Reason #4: Cheaper Renovations
As mentioned above, some buyers are in need of a home quickly, and may not be as concerned about home improvements as others, However, either way, you should probably make sure your home is in tip-top shape in order to get the best return possible. Luckily, home improvements tend to die down during the autumn months as well, which means cheaper building supplies, lawn care equipment, and contractors!

So, whether you live Downtown, Glenmore, Mission, Rutland, Black Mountain, or West Kelowna, you can now you can quit panicking and enjoy a glass of award-winning Okanagan wine knowing that you have created a smart selling tactic, and there is still plenty of time to get your home sold!

Haven't placed your home on the market yet? We've got you!

Click here to get in touch with the Dion-Ivan Real Estate team and get the process started!


We just SOLD a property located at 1875 Country Club Drive in Kelowna.
TOP FLOOR WEST FACING CONDO AT PINNACLE POINTE!! This 2 bed, 2 bath unit has a very functional open layout with the living room separating the bedrooms. The amenities are fabulous with an OUTDOOR POOL & HOT TUB as well as a gym and conference room. The development is conveniently located within minutes to the Airport, Shopping, the University & two Championship Golf Courses! Live in year round or take advantage of the strong rental demand. Priced well below comparable units!! THIS PROPERTY IS MARKETED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)

We just SOLD a property located at 1325 McKenzie Road in Kelowna.
A classic Okanagan estate! Set on nearly 10 acres of its own sun soaked bench this unique offering features 2 homes with expansive lake and city views! The elegant driveway meanders towards both homes and a substantial 36 x 45 heated shop (in addition to a detached 20 x 23 garage) overlooking the valley below. The primary home offers a gourmet kitchen, a spacious floor plan with master on the main plus the quintessential Okanagan poolside patio that naturally embraces seamless indoor outdoor living so you can entertain in privacy with acres of orchards being your closest neighbor. Award winning gardens and waterscapes provide premier outdoor garden spaces that connect the homes while providing perfect privacy for extended families. The triple garage provides ample storage plus a heated shop adds further value to the manicured landscaped grounds perfect for entertaining. Located minutes from local amenities, the airport, world class skiing at Big White and the beaches of Okanagan Lake this property features a unique opportunity with unrivaled privacy. Jointly listed for sale by two different Royal Lepage Kelowna Real Estate teams for more information you can contact either- Domeij & Associates 250-717-2214 Dion-Ivans Real Estate Group 250-575-5455 (id:2493)

We just listed a new property located at 218 Marigold Crescent in Kelowna.
Amazing Family Home on a Cul-De-Sac..Steps from Dr Knox Middle School and only a Short Walk to North Glenmore Elementary. The Main Floor of the Home includes Hardwood Flooring, Tons of Windows giving the home a Bright and Cheery Feel! The Kitchen has a Large Sit Up Granite Island, Stainless Appliances (Gas Range) and Beautiful Oak Cabinetry! The Kitchen overlooks the Large Living Room that also includes a Nook which is a Perfect Space for Growing Families + has all 3 Bedrooms on the Same Floor!! The Bathrooms have been Beautifully Updated as well as most of the Light Fixtures, Flooring and Window Coverings Throughout the Home. The Lower Level offers a BRIGHT 2 BEDROOM SUITE with its Own Entrance. The Suite will be sure to ImpressNew Cabinets and New Stainless Steel Appliances!! The Backyard of the Home offers lots of Greenspace, a Garden Area and a Big Beautiful Deck Overlooking the Yard. A MAJOR BONUS is the Parking. there is Tons of Parking and Parking for a Large RV. This home has the Perfect Blend for any Family Location, Floor Plan, Yard Space, Ample Parking and an Incredible Suitethe List goes on! PROUDLY MARKETED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. For more information visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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