Sarah Kennedy Accepting New Clients
Real Estate Agent's Rating Summary
|Response Rate||55 %|
|Usefulness of Website||4.63|
|Value of Service||5.00|
|Reach & Lead Generation||4.80|
|Home Prep & Staging Advice||4.68|
|Success Ratio||93 %|
|Recommend Ratio||100 %|
Smooth sailing with Sarah!
Buying and selling a home can be like weathering a storm – so, navigating with ease into a safe harbour with some fun along the way, is what I’m guessing you’re looking to do. I love to sail - so forgive me while I continue with the analogy!
When was the last time you bought or sold a home?
For most people it was 5+ years ago and so the details and the steps you go through are all a little fuzzy! (Besides… regulations are constantly changing and so are market conditions!) In my world, I live the details of real estate every day!
I have always believed that when you make the decision to buy or sell, these are YOUR life changing decisions and not anyone else’s. I am there to coach, guide support you! So, “jump on board!” It‘s important YOU take the helm with me as your navigator and crew! “Land ahoy!”
Besides my Okanagan Lake sailing obsession (LOL!) here are 3 things about me as a quick introduction. You will find me to be:
- an active partner – I am known for early mornings and some late nights too! I truly am on call for when you need to wrestle through the big decisions. You can call me anytime … and I will answer!
- a clear communicator – my previous career in marketing and account management in business was all about taking complex statistical results and helping clients to figure out what to DO with the data. This skill is critical in real estate.
- a powerful negotiator – working on multi-million dollar deals in the corporate world has honed my skills to get the best deals for my clients
Sarah is a pleasure to work with with high energy and an optimistic outlook. She does her research and is highly knowledgeable about the real estate market. Sarah has an amazing work ethic. She is very flexible and is willing to do whatever it takes to succeed in achieving the clients goal. We highly recommend Sarah for all your real estate needs. - Lynn Allard and Steve Fekete
Reply: Thank both of you! Wow! what a journey you've been on. A hugely changeable market for your sale and a shortage of places to buy. I am so happy you have found somewhere great!
As first time buyers, Sarah really walked us through the whole process. Sarah's knowledge was invaluable and she was always quick to respond to any questions. Sarah's transparency and authenticity quickly earned our trust and we truly felt that she was looking out for our interests. Although the process was stressful at times, Sarah helped us navigate through it and we even had some laughs along the way. I would absolutely recommend Sarah Kennedy to anyone looking for an excellent realtor. - Sarah This was our first time buying and we're new to the whole process. Any time we started to feel overwhelmed Sarah was there to get us back on track feeling at ease and moving things forward. Her great sense of humour and positive attitude clearly come to her naturally and it makes all the difference. With her exceptional knowledge of the local market and ability to strategize we always knew there would be no stone left unturned in our search. We’re very grateful to have been able to work with her and won’t hesitate to call her again. - Darryl - Sarah & Darryl
Sarah was great to deal with, she would show any house to us even though it may have been a bit out of our budget. Really liked her support with what our property plans were, she seemed generally interested in all of our input (good or bad). - Joe
Sarah guided me through the sale of my lakeview lot in Vernon. Made more difficult by the fact that it was long distance as I live in Prince George. From our first communication Sarah was nothing but professional, while also being very real and easy to work with. She explained each phrase of the process until I felt very comfortable with everything. Sarah advised and guided me through every aspect from setting a price to countering on offers. She gave me the information and confidence to make all the correct decisions. Thank you Sarah, Pierre - Pierre Bergeron
Sarah was very detailed and thorough and did an exceptional job for us. We were very pleased. The new home took a while to complete but she stayed in touch during the process. - Peter
Sarah worked vigorously with me for a year we searched Vernon.. Mara lake.. Sicamous.. west Kelowna.. I had estate problems I could not buy until a year later ( this was unexpected) we then kept searching these areas for anything I thought could be a possibility.. it was during a difficult time to purchase we were faced with multiple biding wars which I did not want to get involved in.. some home sold within hours of listing I had no chance.. Sarah took time with me to show me everything from condos.. to cabins to houses .. Sarah recommended areas I never heard of.. I wasn’t sure which road I wanted to take.. being a single lady I decided no strata fees some were quite high & it was scary if some would need upgrades down the road and I would have to put our lots of money.. In the end I decided to look a couple hours away .. Sarah offered to refer me to that area specialist as she did not know the market well enough she felt for me to get my monies worth in value . Sarah answered st my phone calls.. texts..emails promptly.. clearly & professionally making sure my questions or concerns were answered in detailed replies.. Sarah carried her own flash lite and went into attics and basement crawl spaces & made note of anything she didn’t like or understand and directed these to professionals for answers it was like she was buying the house for herself.. Sarah ride a roller coaster with me for over a year always offering alternative solutions if the path we were taking hit a dead end.. If you look up the words “ Above & Beyond beside them should be engraved “ Sarah” - Heather
Reply: Heather - you went through soo much in this pivotal year and you still kept your humour, energy and determined spirit alive!!! I am so happy Audrey was able to find you a place in the end in Penticton that you are going to love love love!!!
Sarah recently sold my single family investment house. She arranged absolutely everything from gutter cleaning to septic pump-out, keeping me well informed of the step by step progress. Sarah suggested I have the property inspected before going to market, and this proved very strategic. Buyers came to the table with offers quickly, and no subject to inspection. Sarah's gentle manner with the tenant was appreciated and made for very cooperative showings. I would hire Sarah in a heart-beat. A true pleasure to do business with her. - Kitty Brodie
Reply: Thanks Kitty! Sheri was a truly remarkable tenant and you were a phenomenal seller to work with -- prompt, decisive and ready to get the right trades in at a moment's notice.
Sarah was great to work with - not only very knowledgable and detailed in her work, she found out our priorities and helped us to show us properties that we could seriously consider. She stayed with us through a long process of a new home construction and willingly offered sage advice - we always felt that she “had our back”. She is so positive and always a pleasure to work with. We would definitely recommend her to any of our friends and relatives! - S Kutney
Reply: Thank you so much Shelley and Peter! Building a home is never an easy project - but you guys managed it from distance and have created your true "forever home". Welcome to the wonderful community of Vernon.
I found that Sarah was very comfortable and professional to deal with. She went out of her way to find the property’s that I would be interested in. She was very Thurrell and well Knowledged of the listing available. I would highly recommend using Sarah as your realtor she will find you the dream home you’re looking for. She did a great job trying to find me my dream home,but unfortunately we just couldn’t find that right place. I was kept up to up to date on all the resent listings, she even managed to find me some places that weren’t even in the listings. Highly recommend Sarah Kennedy to be your realtor, you will not be disappointed, she’ll get the job done. Give her a call. - Dave Kohnert
Reply: Dave -- I wish you all the best on your move out of the province! I'll be sad not to have you as a client!
Sarah was a blessing to work with in this market. She was personable and professional, listened well, offered helpful advice, perspective and strategies throughout our lengthy house hunt. We appreciated how prompt Sarah was in organizing viewings for us and she was always available (with a smile or cheery greeting) for whatever we needed. She worked hard for us - thanks Sarah! - Alison
Reply: Alison - it was truly a pleasure to work with you too! You kept your cool when all around was in madness!
Sarah Kennedy is extremely helpful and knowledgeable in a very difficult market. She was available to see new listings very quickly and worked very hard for us. Her advice on offer strategies was spot on and her attitude and friendliness to my family and small kids made it a very enjoyable experience. - Joel
Reply: Joel - thank you for those kind words. It's hard moving province any time - let alone in the hottest sellers market we have seen in a couple of decades! You did it and I hope you are going to enjoy that beautiful neighbourhood you're in!
Sarah went above and beyond to help our company find a suitable commercial shop space. She was very responsive and determined to help us find a good fit. I would recommend Sarah to any companies in Vernon looking to find commercial space. - Adon Portman
Sarah is very friendly, thorough, and responsive. This was my first time pruchasing a home and she was patient and attentive helping me get up to speed and find a home that matched my needs and goals. I felt like I was in good hands. - Ken kovacs
We found Sarah Kennedy to be an outstanding agent, and truly an all-round pleasure. We feel blessed to have had the benefit of her services in an unfamiliar and dynamic market. Sarah is very upbeat, careful, patient, proactive and respectful, and a superb, intelligent listener. She was direct, honest, encouraging and realistic in the information and advice she provided. Sarah is a data and statistics maven! Sarah was a very effective and principled negotiator, advising us on key aspects of our offers while protecting our interests. She is a savvy woman of heart and mind. - Two Lower Mainland refugees
Sarah was extremely helpful and responsive. We live in Ontario and she organized many calls with the different parties involved, managing the time difference and accommodating our needs several times. - Claire Theriault
Sarah was cheerful, positive, and very energetic throughout our challenging search during the crazy house buying market period in Vernon. She made herself available at a moments notice as the market demanded quick responses to anything coming on the market. - Ken C
Sarah was recommended by a work college. As a first time buyer, Sarah was very helpful. Her knowledge and expertise was indispensable. The way she got to know us personally really facilitated the whole buying experience. - Sebastien Beule
Reply: Thanks Seb! You were a super pleasure to work with and I wish you nothing but continued investment success as you build your portfolio!
As my house was not for sale Sarah had to work very hard towards finding a deal that worked for her and a mutual neighbor of mine of mine to make a large sale possible simple she did very well and was very persistent in getting the deal done - Ian mathews
Sarah was a fantastic realtor. She was very personal and attentive to what we were looking for and made it happen for us, within our demanding timeframe. She knew exactly how to navigate through this tough market and was open to share knowledge at any time of the day, as well as take our calls and requests. Thank you Sarah! - Jillian Schochter
Sarah treated us with the most respect and professionalism one could ask for. She gave us so much attention and went way out of her way to make sure we were happy and found the home we wanted. Couldn’t have asked for a better person or realestate agent to help us find our home! Would highly recommend Sarah and if ever we are in the market for another home I can guarantee we will use her again! Thank you so much for your incredible work Sarah! - Cameron Lovett
Reply: Hey Cam and Jill -- it was a pleasure to work with you! You knew what you wanted - the question was finding it in this insane market we're in right now!
Sarah was in constant contact. Answered all questions. Was prompt with changes and requests. You’ll be delighted you chose her to sell your home. Brilliant with suggestions. Listened to our concerns and solved them. - Hansen Sarah was the ultimate realtor for our needs. We had acreage and a view property. She took the time to find out what we lived about our place. She spent the time finding alike listings for comparative value. She responded to all phone calls quickly. She was in contact daily which we heard was rare with realtors. Of note she made house yours happen against all odds of heat wave and wildfires. And she made it clear we were acting as a selling team. It worked. - Sharon - Hansen & Sharon Villars
Reply: Thank you so much for your comments. You have distilled quite a journey! We listed as the forest fire smoke obliterated your gorgeous lake view and you completed as the floods took out your only means of getting a moving truck to the coast! You stayed calm throughout!!! Well done to you both
Sarah was very helpful from start to finish with the purchase of our townhouse, she was very understanding of our needs/wants and gave an out of the box perspective! highly recommend - Colton
Reply: Thanks Colton and Irene! You were making your first house purchase in the most crazy market EVER! You did super well to stay so calm!
From the moment I met Sarah I felt confident I'd be happy with her services. And she proved me to be right. Her professionalism and knowledge shines, along with great humour. Much needed because buying a home in these times, can be very stressful. Especially under our unusual circumstances. Can't thank her enough, she definitely earned her income on this one - Lori Schneider Wood
She was amazing. Went well above and beyond my expectations and experiences with other realtors. This deal would not have happened if not for her and I'm forever grateful. I highly recommend Sarah to anyone looking for a realtor who really knows how to look after a client. - Chris Gilburg
Sarah is a great Realtor and a nice person to be around. She is very knowledgeable about different neighborhoods and property types. She is a very honest, easy going and positive person and I always find it fun and pleasant interacting with her considering her clear communication style and unique sense of humor. She also is a number person which is a plus specially for real estate investors. I would definitely keep working with her and would recommend her to anyone who wants to buy a property in Vernon and Okanagan area. If you work with Sarah you will find a great property and will get to know an amazing person! - Sam
Amazing , knowledgeable, flexible, personable, and went over and above to make the entire experience easy. She made the process of house hunting effortless and fun. My husband and I have had the opportunity to buy properties in the past and I can honestly say that Sarah has exceeded our expectations. Not only have we been able to make an extremely informed decision about purchasing a property but the bonus is we have made a lifelong friend. Thanks to Sarah we are thrilled with our new investment. WELL DONE! - Stephanie & Chris Carr
The best realtor I've ever dealt with. Knowledgeable and aware of comparable prices etc. Great sense of humor and always patient and available. I'd highly recommend her to anyone selling their home or buying a home. - Eva Marcia Risling
Reply: Thx Eva - we had some adventures in house hunting didn't we? Like locking the tenant on her roof patio and sliding down icy slopes on our bottoms!
It was a pleasure working with Sarah. Sarah was always pleasant, honest, and anything we asked never seemed to be a problem. Her professionalism and attention to detail made the process smooth and as stress-free as possible. We would most definitely work with her again and would certainly recommend her to friends. - Sandra Gilmour
Reply: Thanks Sandra and Gary -- welcome to the sunny Okanagan!!!
Sarah is very knowledgeable about the area.If she doesn't know something she will definitely find out!!She responds to questions very quickly and listens to want your wants are so your not wasting your time looking at properties that won't work.Always quick to point out things you may miss in the excitement - Brenda
Reply: Thanks Brenda! I've always believed sales people should do the opposite of selling!!!! Especially when it's easy in this market to feel pressured into a sale!
I have interviewed about twenty agents over the years, and Sarah was the most prepared of any. She showed up at our first meeting with everything from comparable listings to topographical maps of our property and ratings of the local schools. She was professional, informed, flexible and fun. We wanted to take advantage of a sellers' market and sell as quickly as possible. There was a slight miscommunication on listing date, but Sarah immediately got on it, contacting ten photographers before she found a talented pro who took stills, video and drone shots. He even photoshopped our pool - which is awaiting a new liner - to show the property at its best. We had four days of showings and received six offers over asking! We couldn't be happier. We were away during the showings and Sarah was here every morning to make sure my pots were receiving extra water in the 40 degree heat. Sarah has also put us in touch with a lawyer to handle the sale. Closing will be in about seven weeks but we know we can call on her for anything we need until that time. We would highly recommend Sarah Kennedy to others. - Barbara S
Reply: You absolutely you can call ANY time Barb! Thanks for summarizing our journey so far!
Sarah was so helpful trying to find us a home while we still lived in Ontario! She went out of her way showing us the homes! I’d highly recommend her! She’s very professional! - Lee Ann Charette
Reply: Thanks Lee Ann! And welcome back to the west! We'll find you the perfect place to buy when you're completely settled here!
We found Sarah very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in selecting our new home. She communicated well, keeping us informed and was responsive to our needs and wishes. She was professional but also approachable. In all we were extremely happy and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone we know. - Susan Loveridge
Sarah was a great real estate agent .I have no complaints at all and she was very responsive to a number of questions and situations in had.i would highly recommend her to all my friends.thank you Sarah. - Bill Lipscombe
Reply: It was a pleasure - it was great meeting you and your friends and family. I hope you lure more of your tribe here from the coast!
Super upbeat and easy going personality. Trustworthy and knowledgeable about the real estate market. Very Helpful through every step of the buying process and would double check with other realtors to make sure of things so no miscommunication occurred. - Rachelle Cook
Reply: Thanks Rachelle -- it's not easy completing a real estate transaction from 1000 kms away! Well done to you too!
As a veteran real estate investor I valued Sarah's knowledge of the local real estate market and her constant availability to both show properties remotely and in person. On more than one occasion she went out of her way to make things happen. Her prompt response time to all of my inquiries proved invaluable in a hot market. Sarah was also helpful in connecting me with her network of local resources. It was truly a pleasure to work with her and I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone who wants a knowledgeable, professional and fun realtor. Thank you Sara! - Walter Pershin
Reply: Thanks Walter! It was a treat to work with you. You knew what you were looking for and you rolled with the punches of a hot market!
Sarah brought enthusiasm into our real estate experience. She was prepared and well connected to the local market. She made us aware of the many details involved with selling a home and made sure each step was completed in a timely manner. Sarah is friendly, attentive and communicates well. Our home was sold quickly, above the asking price without any drama. It was a totally inclusive experience, we were guided and supported throughout all the decisions we had to make; we were confident and knew we were in the driver's seat in the process. Thank you so much Sarah! - Roxy Rollins
Sarah Kennedy was superb. Most importantly in this rapidly moving market, Sarah tracked the changes and kept us up-to-date on the condo inventory. Very professional, excellent service. I would recommend Sarah as a truly qualified agent. Hard working, diligent and competent. - Bruce Strachan
Reply: Thanks so much Bruce. We had quite a journey didn't we? I'm so glad you and Bev are nearer to the grandkids!
Sarah Kennedy was a professional, knowledgeable, and personable realtor. It was a pleasure dealing with her and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Vernon area. She went above and beyond to ensure we were completely satisfied. - Jeffrey and Diana Peterson
Reply: Thanks Jeff and Diana! And now you have a well deserved fabulous get-away in the mountains! Perfect!
Sarah was very helpful. Her advice was clear and honest, it showed her level of maturity, patience and understanding of the market. I would have not issues recommending her to anyone looking to buy or sell. - Marc Brule
Reply: Thanks Marc! You asked some great questions! Glad you and Seb have such a high quality place! It was worth the search!
Sarah worked very hard to find the right forever home for us. She was efficient, patient and very knowledgeable about each listing that we visited. We were very fortunate to have her as our realtor for selling our home and buying our new condo. We highly recommend her and would certainly use her service again if we were to move again. - Bev Strachan
Reply: Hey Bev! I'm hoping your lovely condo is going to be perfect for you for many years -- and no more moves for a long while!
Sarah was absolutely great to deal with. She had our house listed quickly and was always on top of informing us when showings were happening. Selling of buying can be a very stressful time, but with Sarah we never felt pressured or stressed to do things that were out of our comfort zone. She is a very supportive person and truly want to help make your next home a reality, or new house dreams come true. I cannot say enough good things about Sarah! - Joe Rempel
We would ABSOLUTELY refer Sarah Kennedy to any potential sellers! She supported our hopes, dreams, and requests through the whole process. Not once did we feel pressured or uncomfortable. She worked well with our whole family, I feel the transparency she offered was a breath of fresh air! Her professionalism, knowledge and hard work was impressive, she is great at her job. In the end we decided not to sell, through it all she continued to support our decisions and showed amazing integrity! We will absolutely use Sarah again, and would encourage all friends and family to do the same! - Lara Rempel
Reply: Lara and Joe -- you participated in the most insane real estate market we've had in decades and you too kept cool throughout and were a total pleasure to work with. The dream WILL manifest when the time is right. I truly believe that!
Sarah is the best! She was thorough, professional and great to work with. She kept me apprised about available places and always let me know as soon as a new one came on the market. I was purchasing over the Christmas holidays and Sarah was always available and more than helpful. She was honest and forthright- no games. You will be more than happy working with her! - Andrea
Reply: Thanks Andrea! We both viewed most properties in our ski outfits didn't we? I'm glad you found something so great for you.
Sarah was a pleasure to work with and helped us to make some stressful decisions easier. She spent a lot of time to find us properties that could work and gave us lots of information in regards to the market situation, like how many days the property is on the market and pricing comparison with other similar units. She is very knowledgeable and we will definitely use her services again should the need arise. - Heidi Borgeaud
Reply: Thanks Heidi! It was a pleasure to work with you and the family. You bought in a tough market and we were very strategic in our approach to wait out the Sellers! Well done!
Sarah was such a joy to work with! The buying process would have been a nightmare without her. She put a lot of time and effort into helping me find a home that was the right fit for me, I didn't feel pressured to make a purchase. - Heather Tegart
Sarah was a pleasure to work with. We started our discussions from one side of the country to the other and she took her time to show us as much of the Okanagen as possible. She was friendly and professional and knew her stuff. - Jill Briggs
Reply: Thanks so much Jill. I know your plan is a long range one to be in the Okanagan. We're going to find the perfect place for you and the family!!!
Sarah was outstanding! She spent hours and hours with us on our search. She certainly went "above and beyond" the call of duty several times for us. And she is still helping us with the process going forward, too. She is very professional and knows the Vernon market inside/out. We highly recommend her!!! Thank you, Sarah! - Peter Kutney
Reply: Too kind Peter! You were easy to work with - fast to make decisions and clear in your communication and questions! Glad to welcome you to your new home of Vernon!
Sarah was amazing! From start to finish Sarah was always very informative, super friendly and could not make us feel at more ease. She helped us a lot throughout the whole process as this was the first time for my girlfriend and I buying property. Sarah was always positive, professional and realistic with the homes we viewed. She always had good feedback and input on the homes we saw. Sarah always responded promptly, answered all our questions and made the whole process flawless. Sarah also gave us great advice when it came to putting in an offer and made all the communication between both parties very pleasant. My girlfriend and I could not be more happy with Sarah! - Daniel Bruning
Sarah was the best. She listened to my needs and wants and provided listings that were right. She also took the time to help me understand the terms used. She was very friendly and worked hard to help me find a new home.Sarah went beyond what I would expect from a realitor. I feel very fortunate to have Sarah working for me. - Kathryn Cherryka
Sarah was excellent to work with. We initially had another realtor and were paired with Sarah due to conflicts of interest. It was definitely the best thing that could have happened for us. She was very knowledgeable, professional, warm, friendly, and made you feel like you'd known her for years. The deal for our first home was a complicated one to say the least, and Sarah stayed on top of everything she needed to the whole time, going the extra mile to do research into home warranties and GST for us, setting us up with a home inspector (who was also great), and relaying all of our questions/concerns with the selling agent/homeowner in a super timely manner. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone looking to buy or sell. - Whitney Redman
Sarah was amazing, she found me a great place that I love. I always felt like I was her only client. Sarah was very professional and a pleasure to work with. I will work with her again in the future. - Warren
Sarah was excellent. Terrific person to work with. VERY responsive to e-mails. good researcher, and knowledgeable about Vernon. We stopped looking because of personal reasons, but will definitely contact Sarah when the time is right. - Malcolm Thurgur
Lisited for around 2 year with no offers. I called Caldwell Banker and Sarah came out, listed the property and had 3 offers in 9 days. Sarah has a very good way with people. Thank you Sarah - Robyn Andrews