Real Estate Agent's Rating Summary
|Response Rate||100 %|
|Usefulness of Website||4.98|
|Value of Service||4.98|
|Reach & Lead Generation||5.00|
|Home Prep & Staging Advice||4.91|
|Success Ratio||98 %|
|Recommend Ratio||100 %|
Fil Strycharek is a Sales Consultant, Sr. Partner, and Top Producer at Vantage West Realty. He specializes in luxury sales, first-time purchases, and real estate portfolio management – all while acting as a mentor for new agents in our office. With a background in hospitality management, team building, and training, Fil brings a service mindset to the table that’s won him more office awards than any other Vantage West Realtor, including: · The World-class Award for his positive attitude and unflinching work ethic · The 5-Star General Award for having the most 5-star reviews in the office · The Mastery Award for showing true mastery in real estate · The Lifestyle Award for taking just as good care of himself and his family as he does with his clients Before taking his Peak Producers course and becoming a first-class realtor, Fil managed the bar at Joey’s Kelowna, opened Milestones Restaurants across Canada, and trained staff at one of Kelowna’s top restaurants, Raudz Regional Table. Fil moved to Kelowna from Europe at the ripe age of 1 and still calls the Okanagan home almost 40 years later. When he’s not working, he loves travelling the globe, sampling local wineries and restaurants, and getting outdoors with his wife and two young boys for hiking, beaching, or snowboarding trips throughout the Okanagan.
Fil is competent , knowledgeable and Very professional. I thought his team was very helpful going thru all the paper work required to ourchase properly, particularly for a first time buyer. I’d recommend Fil for your real estate needs. - Gloria McPhadden
Reply: Thank you Gloria!! You're going to love your Okanagan getaway home!
I highly recommend Fil Strycharek as top agent to use in Kelowna. He has represented me more than once and has proven expert negotiation skills. Fil knows the Okanagan market very well, I've referred him to others I know and they've been thrilled with their outcomes too. - Michelle B
Reply: Thanks so much, Michelle! It’s always a pleasure serving you and working with anyone you pass my name on too!
Fil was extremely pleasant, knowledgeable, and very supportive. Kept us informed of what was available during the process and was punctual in replying to all our correspondence. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling. - Ronald Grierson
Reply: Thanks so much Ron and Susanne. I’m sure your everybody’s favourite neighbour in your community!
Fil provided excellent advice and guidance during a challenging time to sell. There marketing strategy is very well thought out. We would highly recommend Fil and his team. A big thank you to Fil and his team! - thomas Kwan
Reply: Thank you for the opportunity Thomas and Amanda!! We were thrilled to get you multiple offers, even in a buyer's market!!
Fil is an amazing agent that goes above and beyond, he will work late hour and early morning any day of the week to make sure you're happy. I have Reccomened him to alot of people already. He's very responsive, incredibly polite and super professional. He made us feel comfort in the most stressful times! - Connie
Reply: Thanks so much Connie. Congrats again on your Sale and your new purchase!!
I would recommend Fil to anyone who wants to make the whole selling experience, painless! Himself and his team were amazing!! I was selling my mothers house as she was going into a home and had no idea what I was doing. He took care of EVERYTHING!! I was totally amazed! - Kelli
Reply: Thank you so much Kelli! You were a dream client!
Fil was great to deal with from day one. His communication throughout entire process was excellent, quick response time A+++ Clearly explained current market conditions and the pro vs cons of selling right now. Will definitely reach out to him again when it’s time to list the property for sale. - Kevin
Reply: Thanks Kevin. Taking the home off the market at the moment is the best thing to do. We will get it SOLD when the time is right!
Fil was very professional and we felt very supported by Fil during the sale of our home. We chose Fil after interviewing 5 Realtors from various Real Estate companies. We highly recommend Fil to sell your home. - Dean and Dawn
Reply: Thank you so much Dawn and Dean! It was an absolute pleasure working with you both. I’m super excited to see your new house once it’s completed!
We had a great experience with Fil and his team from the first meeting. Great advice and communication. It was a challenging time for real estate in this unpredictable market. Fil and his team were with us each step of the way. I feel it was their commitment and marketing strategy had a huge impact on the sale. - Aris
Reply: We really want to say the biggest thank you to you and your family. Your trust in me and my team truly meant a lot. We were just as excited as you to see the Sold sign! - Fil
Fil is knowledgeable in the market and provides sound advice. Very professional and has great attention to detail. He has assisted us with both buy side and sell side transactions and we would highly recommend him. - Mike
Reply: Thanks so much Mike! It’s always a pleasure working with you.
Fil is the Best realtor Ive ever had and Ive bought and sold many properties over the years! Highly recommend him to all my friends. Number 1 realtor! Very trustworthy which is important to me. - Lynne
Reply: Thank you so much Lynne. It means the world to me that I get to continue working with you! - Fil
Fil goes above and beyond. His professionalism is next to none and made selling our place easy and stress free. Very personable and would recommend no one else. Very satisfied - Ian
Reply: Thanks so much Ian. I was happy to help. It's not an easy Market and Selling while living out of province has added challenges. Thank you for your trust. - Fil
Fil is an efficient , kind and knowledgeable realtor . I was able to sell my condo in less than a month , that was great and made me a very happy client . I highly recommend him , he is the best !!!! Thank you Fil . - Lissie Teipel
Reply: Thank you Lissie. So happy my team and I found you a buyer and got you a great price! You were a pleasure to work with. - Fil
Fil showed up on time for all appointments and was well prepared with market research and answers to questions we asked. Fil was very professional throughout the selling process and kept us up to date as offers came in. Fil is a very good negotiator and got us the best price possible based on market conditions. I would highly recommend Fil to handle my future real estate needs. - Darren
Reply: Thanks Darren. I truly appreciate your trust and all the work you and your family put into selling. This sale was very important to me. So happy to see it done and thrilled for Elsie! - Fil
Fil was referred to me by my mortgage broker, Jill Gruen. He was very professional and knowledgeable about the real estate industry and Kelowna. Very prompt service and answered all my questions and concerns quickly! He was able to sell my unit in one day, which I was very surprised about! I would highly recommend dealing with Fil for your buying or selling needs! - Noman
Reply: Thanks Noman. I appreciate the kind words and your business. I'm alway here to help! - Fil
Fil was very professional, knowledgeable and approachable. He always had time for my questions and communicated with ease and kept me abreast of everything that was happening during the selling process. There was never a doubt he had my best interest in the fore front. I would recommend him in a heart beat. - Karen
Reply: Thank you Karen and congratulations! I'm excited for your next adventure and Jane I are thrilled to be helping! - Fil
I would not hesitate to recommend Fil to anyone looking for a home in Kelowna! His expansive knowledge of the area, along with the time and care he took to understand our needs, led to us finding the ideal home. We worked with Fil remotely during much of our search, and his video walkthroughs and recommendations were invaluable -- and when we were able to visit and tour properties in person, Fil's professionalism and sense of humour made the whole process a pleasure. - RP Kelly
Reply: Thank you so much!! Welcome to the Okanagan! I know how stressful buying real estate can be, especial from out of provide. Can't wait for your pool parties!
Very pleasant experience working with Fil. Kept us informed and up to date on issues. Provided his opinions with experience and options available. Would recommend him to friends and family . - Fay
Reply: Thank you Fay. Congratulations and I'm excited where your journey takes you next! - Fil
He is very knowledgeable and gives great advice for new people in the market like us. We really enjoyed working with him. I admired his true advice about the property for our needs. Honestly, a true and great person and wants the best for his clients. - Geet
Reply: Thanks Geet!! So happy for you and your family!
I listed my condo with Fil at a somewhat difficult time as Covid Omicron variant was exploding. He kept in touch with me throughout the process and still managed to bring me 2 offers in one day! Very happy with Fil’s professionalism and effectiveness. Thank you, Fil!! - Bev Garrett
Reply: Thank you Bev. Happy to bring you a couple of offers. It’s always nice to have a couple choices. Lol
Being in the real estate industry myself, I have a level of service I expected, during my own purchase. Fil not only exceeded every expectation I had for him but at every stage in the process surprised me with service I didn't even know would be offered. Fil and his team were so thorough and detailed and always one step ahead of everything, which made the purchase process so enjoyable. Although, I know the home buying process inside and out, I couldn't believe how much I valued being in such capable hands, knowing that I could sit back and every last detail was being taken care of. If you are a First Time Home Buyer or a savvy purchaser, I am confident in saying that Fil and his team are the right fit for you. - Jill Gruen
Reply: Thank you sooo much Jill. You're one of the best Mortgage specialists in the Okanagan! The fact that you chat with Realtors all day long and you choose me and my team to help you purchase an investment for your family was beyond flattering. Thank you for your trust. I can't wait to work with you in the future! - Fil
Phil & Kristen were amazing to work with... Very professional & hbowledgable about the local market. We would Highly recommend them very highly. We would look forward to working with them again anytime... ... - Bob Budd
Reply: Thank again Bob! So happy we could help make this happened for you both!
Phil made it all of my expectations and more. The speed with which he closed the deal was impressive. He also helped that the tenants who have been upstairs for six years continue on as tenants. I would recommend anyone to use fill as an agent. - Jim Thompson
Reply: Thank you Jim. I truly appreciate you putting your trust in me and my team!
Best agent my wife and I have ever had. Very concise, and thorough. Would use again to buy. Unfortunately, we did not go through with a buy due to our jobs being relocated but if we end up in Kelowna again we will use Fil. - Aaron
Reply: Thank you so much for your kind words. I'll be here when you're ready. LOL
Fil is a great realtor to sell your home with. He’s bold and wants to make sure he does right by his clients. Our transaction time with Fil was short and very successful. How every transaction with a realtor should be. - Lillian Jarvis
Reply: Thanks so much for the review and feedback Lilian. Working with you both was amazing! I’m so happy we were able to set a new record in sales price for the development!
We found Fil to be very knowledgeable and personable. We interviewed serval real estate agents before and decided that Fil and his team were the best fit for us. I was nervous coming into the whole process of selling a home and Fil was there every step of the way to ease my stress. I was very happy with his suggestion to to have the house professionally staged. I believe it definitely helped to sell the house. All in all I was extremely happy with his service and would highly recommend Fil and his team. - Melody Torikka
Reply: Thanks so much for your trust Melody. Your home is an absolute gem and it was such a pleasure to work with you!
Fil helped me secure the sale of a house in a very competitive market. His guidance made me feel like we made solid educated decisions regarding the sale. Would recommend. - Nick Adamack
Reply: Thanks Nick! I can’t wait to see the house once you’ve finished the Reno’s. If you need “a guy” for anything I most likely have one, don’t hesitate reaching out. Thanks again.
Best real estate experience I have ever had! It was a real pleasure working with Fil. He was always on top of his game and very responsive to my needs. Fil kept me well-informed, offered sage advice and was very thorough and professional. I am amazed it all went so smoothly! - Barry Kovalske
Reply: Congratulations Barry!! So happy to have been able to help!
Fil was amazing to work with! Due to the pandemic we bought our house remotely from another city across the country. He went to all of the showings we asked for and would take detailed videos with his professional commentary. Additionally since we didn’t know the city, he helped us choose the right neighborhood for our family and after moving here we couldn’t be happier with his advice. He was always respectful & valued us as clients and made the entire process as stress free as buying a house sight unseen could be. We look forward to always working with Fil in the future :) - Geoff N
Reply: Thanks so much Geoff. It was so awesome to welcome you and your family to Kelowna!
We had an amazing experience working with Fil and his team! We were first time homebuyers relocating from Ontario to the Okanagan. Fil and Ashley were incredible to work with, were so knowledgeable of the area and were well connected in the community. We felt 100% confident that we could lean on Fil's expertise to find us the perfect home in an area that suited our lifestyle. Fil did an incredible job securing the very first home we put an offer on despite a competitive market and multiple offers. Fil and his team were extremely professional and helped us throughout the entire purchasing experience. He also connected us with lawyers and a home inspector in the area, making the entire experience very smooth. We would 100% recommend Fil and will definitely be working with him and his team again in the future! They are the best! - Amanda and Josh
Reply: Thanks so much for the review Amanda and Josh! You guys got such an amazing property. I can’t wait to see what you guys do with the home. I’m more excited to try one of Josh’s cocktails!
I found Fil to be very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He is trustworthy and helped me through a difficult time as I had to sell the townhouse I lived in with my deceased husband and find me something smaller to buy. - Melany Jung
Reply: Mel, I can’t thank you enough, for your patience and trust. I’m so happy I could help in that difficult time. I wish you all the best.
Fil and his team have provided excellent service in selling two of our properties and buying our new home. We are particularly impressed by his marketing tactics, and his use of social media channels. - Barrie Stott
Reply: Thank you Barry. I thrilled to see you both living beachfront this Summer!!
I was looking for a investment-focused realtor and I couldn't be more happy with Fil. Fil advised wisely. When a home was a bad investment, he was honest about that. He really cared about my goals and advised accordingly. He was always available for a call and open to discuss. I am just glad I worked with him. I look forward to continue working with Fil in the future. I'd really recommend his services. - Paul Marin
Reply: So happy we found you “The One” and off market!! Congrats on your money maker!!
Fil was professional and dialed in to what we were looking for in our new home. He was very accessible to us. His efforts were superior in helping us find a new home as well as selling our previous home. Fil’s competence is definitely a 10/10! - Connie King
Reply: Thanks so much!! I’m so jealous of your new home! Hopefully you’ll have me up for a glass of wine!
We recently moved to Kelowna from Toronto and had no idea of the city. Fil made us feel at home. He was super patient with us and gave us great recommendations regarding house inspections and transaction. This was the smoothest transaction I have ever been part of because of Fil and team. Fil knows the valley really really well got us the home that meets our needs. We didn't feel that we were working with a salesperson. Fil was consultative and genuinely caring throughout the whole experience. Having zero knowledge of the Kelowna market, we felt 100% confident that we can lean on Fil's expertise to guide us to find the right home at an amazing price in a multiple-bidding market. We didn't have to look for a lawyer, inspector or even a mortgage agent. Fil made the intros to multiple people to find us the right person for the job. It was an amazing home buying experience, and Fil is definitely our Realtor as long as we are in the valley. - Sohaib
Reply: Thanks so much for the review! I'm so glad we were patient and found you the perfect home! I thank you and your family for putting your trust in me and my team!
Fil is an outstanding realtor; knowledgeable, trustworthy and professional. Buying a property from out of town during a ‘hot’ market meant that we could not see our new home in person until we moved in. As such, we relied heavily on Fil’s opinions and recommendations, all of which were honest and accurate. He was pleasant to work with, always prepared, patient and professional and we highly recommend him to all. Based on our positive experience, several members of our family have worked with Fil for their home purchases as well. We couldn’t be happier with our new home, thank you Fil! - Divna C
Reply: It was such a thrill to finally welcome you the best neighbourhood in the Okanagan!
Fil was a very professional and personable agent. He explained the process thoroughly and answered all my questions. Fil was always available to answer questions and keep my stress level I check. He suggested staging and I found that very helpful. I would recommend Fil and his team to anyone. They were all extremely helpful throughout the process. - Linda Baird
Reply: Linda thank you so much for putting your trust in us and allowing us to guide you through this process. I love it when a plan comes together and my clients get the rewards!
Fil is an experience, extremely professional real estate agent. He was a pleasure to work with, patient and very responsive. Fil and his team were amazing throughout the entire purchasing process and made sure every last detail was taken care of. I would recommend Fil to anybody looking for the perfect home! - Mark and Mirjana Snow
Reply: So exciting to get you both the Okanagan! I couldn't be more thrilled to have found a perfect home for you Off Market!
Fil has been working with us for more than a year to find a place. He didn’t give up on us, whenever we called he was willing to help up and if he wasn’t available then he would have his assistant Kristen help us. He gave us true and honest opinion whenever we looked at the homes. When we won the deal his assistant (Kristen) helped us step by step to complete the transaction and we had no issues when it came time to close the deal. This was the first time for us to purchase a home and the level of service was exceptional. Thank you Fil & Kristen. - Rani Grewal
Reply: It was a long journey that I was thrilled to go on with you!
My husband and I wanted to take advantage of the sellers market and sell our rental home in the Glenrosa area. We interviewed 4 other agents and were blown away with the presentation Fil and his team provided. The level of service promised in this presentation is exactly what we got. The exposure our home received through their marketing strategy created tremendous momentum. From the first walk through with Fil and his team, the advice on where to increase the value in our home with moderate effort and investment on our part helped us understand where to put our time and money. Educating us on the importance of staging the property for maximum appeal and dollar made us realize it was an important investment and his team delivered on this too. Fil coached us through the process, answering all our questions, guiding us through some of the unknowns in real estate transactions, making the process much easier for us. Fil always followed through in his promises, was professional, and on top of everything. Working with his team made this transaction so much easier and stress free! We highly recommend Fil and Vantage West for their services. - Tamie and Don Sanderson
Reply: Thanks so much Tamie. We setup the steps but you guys put in the work! It’s always a great feeling when the plan ends it total success. Can’t wait to work with you in the future.
Fil and his team were all so very helpful and great to deal with in a stressful market. Thanks to Kristen also for her patience and hard work. Fil was quick to respond to our many questions and viewing requests. Fil was also helpful with local mortgage brokers. - Geoff Dowson & Angela Webber
Reply: So excited for you both! Thanks so much for the review.
Was a pleasure to work with Fil very professional outstanding to work with. Im very thankful for the effort he put in for me to get my first house would definitely recommend Fil to anybody looking for an agent. Cant wait to work with him again in the future. - Thomas
Reply: Thanks Thomas, so excited for you!
I was referred to Fil by a close friend in Toronto who had work colleagues who used his services. I reached out, and right away was met with professionalism and knowledge. Moving from Toronto I knew very little about the different areas of Kelowna, but Fil was able to give me helpful Pros and Cons for all of them, ranging from the Westside, and Peachland, too Rutland, Downtown and beyond. I would recommend Fil to anyone moving to Kelowna from out of the City/Province as he made me feel right at home, right away. - Anthony Worrall
Reply: I’m was so happy we were able to win in this market. Hope you enjoy the view for years to come!
Working with Fil Strycharek and Vantage West Realty was nothing short of an amazing experience. From start to finish, phone calls were returned promptly, questions were answered and we were kept informed every step of the way. Fil is an honest, professional agent, who takes the time to go over every aspect to make you feel comfortable in your decision. Fil is exceptionally personable and an absolute pleasure to deal with. I would, without hesitation, recommend Fil if you are planning to buy or sell a property. Thank you Fil for making our dream of moving to Kelowna come true. - CC
Reply: Thank you so much for the review. I can't wait to welcome you to the sunny Okanagan!
Selling our house through Vantage West Realty was a very positive experience. They worked as a team from start to finish. From the initial meeting with Fil to staging, photos, listing, viewings and presentation of offers, everything went smoothly. I really appreciated their reference material and checklists as well. They covered everything. The house was actively marketed and sold quickly for more than the asking price. Fil Strycharek, our agent, is exceptional. He provided sound guidance and explained each step of the selling process. What he projected would happen regarding time frame and selling price was exactly what happened. Fil is honest, professional, knowledgeable, punctual, as well as being friendly and approachable. Fil went above and beyond during the selling process and was available even after the sale. He was there for us every step of the way. We would highly recommend Fil in particular and the entire Vantage West team. - Deb & Kenton Rasmussen
Reply: Thank you so so much! It was an absolute pleasure working with you both!! All your hard work and cooperation made a huge difference and I truly hope you feel it was worth it. If you should ever need anything don't hesitate giving me a call. - Fil
Buying a home in a hot real estate market can be a daunting task when trying to coordinate everything from out of province. That was exactly the situation we found ourselves in and Fil Strycharek and the team at Vantage West Realty in Kelowna made the whole process seamless for us. Vantage West Realty employs the "Team" approach when addressing their client's requirements. That approach to conducting real estate business really resonated with us as we had specific needs in terms of our budget, local financing options, legal council, and property management services. From the first time we talked to Fil, we knew we found the right realtor. Fil was able to quickly articulate the intricacies of the hot Kelowna market for us while focusing on the neighborhoods and properties that met our search criteria. From the moment the search was underway, the communication from Fil was consistent and nothing but professional all the way through the purchase phase. Fil was able to direct us to all the necessary resources available through Vantage West Realty to assist in tabling a successful offer on a property that met our search criteria and budget. I would highly recommend Fil and the Team at Vantage West Realty to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in the Kelowna market. - Huntley R Quinn
Reply: Wow, thank-you for the kind and generous review. Working with and getting to know you both has been such a great experience for me and I’m just so excited for you and for the amazing adventure you’re on. The countdown begins and you’ll be in the Sunny Okanagan before you know it!
I highly recommend Fil Strycharek as a realtor. He was professional, personable, and had excellent communication skills right from the first point of contact. His expert knowledge of Kelowna real estate made my process smooth and I felt confident in making an offer. I had success working with him and look forward to working with him again in the future! - Michelle Bajurny
Reply: Thank you Michelle! I'm so excited for possession day!
Fil's name and positive reputation precedes him. He was recommended to us by close friends who have bought/sold with him over the past few years. My husband and I are first time home buyers and Fil took the time to provide us with thorough and invaluable advise and market education. His extensive knowledge and experience is equally demonstrated through the support and guidance he provided us during the house hunting process. Fil has an awesome personality and is pleasant to deal with even in times of precarity. I would highly recommend Fil's services without hesitation. Thank you Fil for your hard work and the great outcome you gave us. We can't wait to move in to our new home. - Saher Ahmed
Reply: Thank you for the amazing review. I'm so THRILLED for you and can't wait for Possession day!
Fil is an incredibly personable and knowledgeable Realtor who spends time educating his clients on the Kelowna market and the intricacies of real estate in general. We ended this process learning so much more than we thought we would have just by speaking with Fil and we found our first home at an amazing price! By the end of our search we felt like we had found a new friend in town as well. We highly recommend Fil's services to any prospective buyer and we will be using him again down the line. - Liam Devine
Reply: Liam, thank you for the review and the kind words. Educating people in real estate is one of my favourite parts of this business. I appreciate you putting your trust in me and my team. Can't wait to celebrate with you in your new place!
We had a great experience having Fil help us sell our home! He is very knowledgeable, with not just the market, but the current local real estate market. He gave us all the info we needed (and then some!). He is very professional, and very easy to work with. He is aggressive in his business approach, but not pushy at all. He laid everything out for us in a way that made it very easy to make all of our decisions . He consistently kept us up to date on the progress he was making and was very flexible with helping us book the showings so that our lives were minimally interrupted. He set up the staging consultant, who was amazing, and it wasn't nearly as difficult as we thought it would be to get our house show ready. We definitely recommend him and will absolutely use him again. And their whole office is great as well! - Brenda Baldrey
Reply: Thanks you so much for the kind words Brenda. You did an amazing job getting the home ready. I hope you think payed off with the over list price multiple offers!! Thats always a fun day!!
Fil was excellent no pressure to sell was going to sell in 2020 but meet with Fil decided to wait Fil reached out in January we meet again decided to sell. What I like was commutation constant communication. Fil knows his stuff got top dollar for our home. Will definitely use his services again - Allan & Brenda Baldrey
Reply: Thanks Al. I'm so glad we kept in touch all this time! My job is always to give current market advice so my clients can make their own decisions we