Real Estate Agent's Rating Summary
|Response Rate||100 %|
|Usefulness of Website||4.68|
|Value of Service||5.00|
|Reach & Lead Generation||4.84|
|Home Prep & Staging Advice||4.80|
|Success Ratio||92 %|
|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
After developing a distaste for Realtors due to past transactions Sarah did a wonderful job at renewing my faith. She was very professional but still very easy to work with and a wonderful soul. She was always on top of things, brought up points I had not considered and obviously was researching the property to make certain I knew exactly what I was purchasing. She even impressed my brother who is very rarely impressed. I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah. You won't go wrong with her as your agent. - Cathy Dunn
Reply: Thank you so much Cathy! On the face of it things were pretty straight forward with you -- you identified the house you wanted and it was still on the market when you were ready! Easy for me --- or was it??? Then we unearthed a few things with it being so close to the creek that became very complicated!! You stuck with it and have a beautiful place as a result. Falkland is lucky to have you!
Sarah is authentic, has a contagious vitality, is a discerning listener to her buyers and took our purchase over the finish line for our dream home. We valued her through our process of looking and purchasing and now treasure her as a friend. We highly recommend Sarah for purchasing or selling. It has been a privilege to meet and know Sarah and made our experience so enjoyable. - Laura Blain
Reply: Laura and Darrin - thank you! I so appreciate these kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you both in helping you move into the North Okanagan and settle into this new and wonderful community. You show gratitude and love in everything you do and that is a rare and beautiful thing.
Sarah was by far the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. She is very knowledgable in her profession and the market today. Friendly, efficient, hard working and never left a single question unanswered. Even sailed out to find our buoy…. Highly recommend Sarah if your buy or selling!!! - Courtnie lafontaine
Reply: Ha ha! That was a cold trip out on the boat to find that buoy too! So glad you have landed the perfect place for you to expand your entrepreneurial skills!
You will not find a realtor that is harder working than Sarah. She is knowledgeable in the market and will give you reliable advice. My house sold for what it was worth and I couldn't be happier. - Ryan Stearns
Reply: Thanks so much Ryan! They say every house sale is unique and yours most definitely was. Who would have guessed we would have to go through 6 offers before one stuck!!! That was unusual bad luck and you soldiered through it admirably!!!
Very responsive and knowledgable. Valuable service. Sarah was on time and was very pleasant to deal with. She seemed to know the market values and had a very good idea of what a property should be valued at. - bradford mcpherson
Reply: Thanks Brad and Rick! I am so happy that we found somewhere that worked so well for the two of you to get out of the fickle and demanding rental market! Now you have no landlord breathing down your neck ever again!!!
I meet sarha over a year ago when she left a card in my mail box. I had been wanting to sell my house so i contacted her and we talked. Sarha sold my property in a timely fashion and got what i was asking and a bit more. After a year of looking at properties we finally found a place that was suitable for me and she went above and beyond to help me purchase the property. I would highly recommend sarha for an agent she is wonderful and awesome to work with - Greg Kienlein
Reply: Wow! Thanks so much Greg! You were always so diligent in doing a driveby of every property that was a possibility before we went to see them with you squeezed into my little car!!! Fun times! And I am so happy we didn't give up over a year of looking to find you such a great place to begin your new chapter on life!
I would highly recommend Sarah Kennedy to anyone, especially first home buyers. Before buying our house, Sarah set us up with notifications from her website that alerted us whenever a home became available that fit our parameters. When we decided to buy, Sarah walked us through the entire process. There was a lot to learn, but Sarah explained what we needed to know at a our own pace and went over all the next steps clearly. With every person that we were meant to contact such as lawyers, brokers and insurance companies, Sarah provided us a with a list reputable contacts, which made the process much easier. She was available whenever we had any sudden questions and would check in periodically to ensure everything was clear and to our liking. My wife and I could not recommend her more! - Ryan Racine
Reply: Hey Ryan and Katie - thank you for this positive review! The process for first time buyers is daunting, no question about it so I am glad my steps and thousand emails helped in learning the language and customs of real estate. You'll be all set for your next house buying venture!!
Sarah Kennedy is an absolution blessing when it comes to buying or selling property. She goes above and beyond in either finding the perfect home for you or selling your property. Sarah makes sure she does what is best for you and helps in any possible way to make it an enjoyable experience. She is super kind, very thoughtful yet professional and always responds promptly. I would highly recommend Sarah and having her as your agent is a must! - Daniel Bruning
Reply: Thank you Dan and Diana! Rarely have I been called a blessing.... LOL!! It was truly a pleasure working with you both. You too were so responsive to get your place professionally looked after and in the condition for your buyers that you yourselves would want if you were in their shoes!! Rare indeed!!
Absolutely fantastic job, thanks Sarah. As a first time seller, we needed the direction, attention and patience that she gave our family. We ended up with such a great result and appreciate the effort she made to help us get there. Highly recommended. - Rob Hostland
Reply: Hey Rob - thanks for the review! That sale took a couple of attempts but we made it! And thank you for all the time you took to make your place look as perfect as possible!
Sarah was absolutely amazing to deal with. She really went the extra mile to ensure that our first time buying experience was memorable. I would highly recommend her to anyway looking to buy or sell a home. - Sean Young
Reply: Thank you so much Sean! That was quite an ordeal wasn't it to figure out the difference between storm water drainage and sewer and what was connected to what! Wow! We did it!
Sarah is amazing!!! Knowledgable, kind, smart, quick and efficient. Her attention to detail and organization made everything smooth and seamless. I felt well looked after, invested in and the experience itself was very low stress. She rolled with all the punches during the process. Couldn't be happier! - Alyssa Judith Therese Furneaux
Reply: Hey Alyssa! Thanks for your kind words. That's what I love about this job -- no one purchase is like any other! Who would have guessed we would uncover that the sump pumps were not draining correctly into the City storm system and what it would take to fix that so when you come to sell in 10 or so years, someone else doesn't have to go through this bureaucratic nightmare! You and Sean rolled with the punches too!!
Sarah is amazing at getting all the info needed together so you can make decisions, but she lets you make the decisions. She is super organized and always there for you. Her energy is unbounded and she deals with less than ideal situations in a really professional and calm way. We so appreciated the work she did to make every step of the process easy and logical for us. - Kate stefanuk
Reply: Thank you so much Kate! We certainly had an unusual curve ball or two thrown our way! Thank you to you too for all your patience and willingness to tack when we needed to!
Sarah Kennedy is an amazing, knowledgeable realtor. She helped us during the purchase of our first home. she really took the time and patience to work with us finding our dream home. walking us through the whole process and explaining everything. She is always there when you have questions, super easy to talk to, has brilliant advice and is a tough negotiator. - Keely
Reply: We had quite the journey with getting the Sellers to replace the leaning chimney didn't we!!?? I'm so happy that you found a way to buy this home when you did! It will last you many years!
Sarah Kennedy is truly exceptional. Without her efforts and expertise we would not have secured our dream home. Over several months, she assisted us with numerous showings and offers. She was consistently responsive to our near constant inquiries. She worked tirelessly for us and was patient when we changed our minds. She didn't pressure us to buy when we decided to press pause on our search and wait for more options. Sure enough, as soon as we stopped looking, we found the one - the house that ticked ALL the boxes! However, there were some major hurdles to leap in order to make it happen. Sarah fought incredibly hard for us - she gathered all the information we required to make an informed decision, she introduced us to a lender who made the financing happen, she was a fierce negotiator, she obtained a massive price reduction for us, she found a solution for every obstacle, most importantly, she just didn't quit. She had taken the time to get to know us, so she knew how perfect the property was for us - she was determined to make it happen, and she succeeded! We couldn’t be more happy with the service we received from Sarah and will definitely recommend her to everyone we know! - Brendan and Elaine Roberts - Brendan Roberts
Reply: Wow! Thank you Brendan and Elaine! It was truly a pleasure! You're right -- there are some moments in life when THE perfect property shows up for the perfect new owners. And this was it for you both and the boys! I am soooo happy for you!
Sarah is a highly professional agent, with integrity, knowledge and excellent media skills. She is a joy to work with and manages any robust discussions with tact and finesse. I have no hesitation in recommending her. - Nicola Hodelet
Reply: Nicola - you listed at a very difficult time in the market - heh! no wonder we had some lively discussions! I loved working with you both
We met Sarah by chance with my dad walking in to her office to ask some questions and I feel so lucky he did. It was an absolute joy having Sarah leading the way on our first home purchase. She patiently held my hand through the whole thing and was available for any questions I had. I would definitely recommend her in a heartbeat! - Jessica Morrison
Reply: Hey Jess - it was sort of meant to be wasn't it? I am so happy to have been a part of getting you on the road to owning your first home. I'm looking forward to seeing how you transform that already lovely house into a home!
From the get-go we were very happy with the way Sarah handled our listing. She was on vacation and I think within a day or a day and a half our house was listed and the sign was up. Ever since then she's kept a very high degree of professionalism, communication, and consulting. When Sarah returned from vacation and we met her face-to-face we both found her very personable and sincere. - COLLIN NOBLE
Reply: Thanks Collin and Cheryl! You're right -- I think our first conversation I was on a bus in Montreal and we still got you listed! You are both awesome to work with - thank you!
I wish I could give Sarah 10 stars but there’s only five on this page. I’ve dealt with quite a few realtors throughout the years and Sarah was by far THE BEST. She listens, she cares, she goes the extra extra mile for you and doesn’t stop until you’re fully satisfied. I cannot recommend her enough!!!! Thank you Sarah Kennedy. - Beatrice Weir
Reply: Bea - thank you! We were really under a timeline to find the right space for your business in a very short time frame! Yeay - perseverance counts on both sides!
So thankful Sarah was highly recommended by a friend. I had immense confidence and trust in Sarah from our first meeting. Selling in this changing market was a journey of many bumps and twists. She diligently researched, advised and smoothed out any worry or concerns with expertise knowledge and professionalism. Sarah is upbeat and supportive and on top of what’s needed to be put in place, addressing any pitfalls immediately. She is very respected by external peers and professionals alike. I will not hesitate to recommend Sarah as there could not have been anyone else I would have preferred to travel this journey with. - Brenda Minaker
Reply: Thank you for those kind words Brenda. Your sale happened at a very challenging time in the market, plus who would have known we would uncover a very unique legal issue? You bravely confronted everything with a "let's get it done right" attitude. You even bought an entire new oven for your buyers when just one burner needed adjustment! Way to go girl!
Sarah was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout our whole process of selling and endeavouring to buy, but ultimately deciding to wait. She was patient with us when we changed our minds several times and explored different options. She assisted us in considering the idea of a buying a MASSIVE fixer upper. After realizing it was not the right time for us to embark on that project, she remained available and diligent as we continued our search. When we ultimately decided to sell and wait before buying, her knowledge and advice enabled us to feel confident in our negotiations and satisfied with the end result. We will absolutely ask her to be our realtor again in the future! - Elaine and Brendan Roberts
Reply: LOL... I love the caps on massive... yes that project would have consumed you. I love the way you two have a running stream of dialog that allows us all to cover the pros and cons of every home we considered. I also want to commend any homeowner that snakes their drains as part of their home cleaning!!!!
Sarah Kennedy is an exceptional Realtor. This is 7th home we have purchased over our lifetime and her professional warm friendly manner combined with her indepth knowledge of the market is what makes her so wonderful to deal with. Everything went smoothly despite the stress of buying in a fast paced crazy market. I would highly recommend her to others. - Sherryl Yaciansky
Reply: Sherryl and Al -- you were both such a pleasure. You knew exactly what you wanted and we were lucky to find it quite quickly!
Sarah was the best realtor I have ever had and I have done numerous transactions. I felt I could trust her and she stayed in touch after the sale/purchase for followup of any issues or concerns. I highly recommend her and I have already done so. It was a pleasure working with her. She is truly the best; a real treasure in this crazy world as she helped me to navigate through some particularly confusing and stressful situations. I absolutely adore ❤ her!!! - Bonnie Anderson
Reply: Steady on there!!! Hilarious! We weathered some crazy storms and disappointments - no doubt about it. From the unit that was perfect if it not were the fact that parking was not allowed (??) to your chosen unit that decided to increase strata fees by 16% on the day before you took possession!! You took it all on board and stayed determined! Thank you for being so easy to communicate with which is 90% of the battle!
Sarah was very professional, developed a strong sales strategy and provided market and listing advice and support ongoing. Sarah also developed a positive relationship with the renters who were required to leave at the end of their lease which was very helpful. Strongly recommend Sarah as we had multiple offers which were managed very well. - Ken MacLeod
Reply: Ken -- you were a pleasure to work with start to finish. Organized and clear. You sold right at the top of this crazy market we had so I am glad we tracked and timed it so well.
For being a renter she made it go very smoothly with the showings and everything else, very understanding with my situation as well. I Highly recommend her! Thank you very much! - Jan Hornell
Reply: Jan - thank you so much for this. You went through a crazy time with 27 showings! And you kept your cool and you kept the place looking great. Thank you so so much
Sarah was great to work with and I have to say she definitely went the extra mile on every front. Our sale turned out to be very tricky but Sarah remained steadfast and determined. I would highly recommend her as a realtor! - Patti
Reply: Wow! Thanks Patti... What a crazy journey -- 27 showings, 4 offers, 2 open houses and through it all a lovely tenant who managed to keep her cool with me!!!
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
Reply: You guys were forced into buying in the craziest time of our market so far! That was incredibly hard and you stayed calm through it all! Congrats to you both!
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
Reply: LOL -- I'm always interested in your input Joe -- even now!!! You are super practical and have a great eye for opportunity to improve the property. I hope this is going to really work for Lara's business.
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
Reply: Thanks Pierre! We managed the distance well and we also managed to get the highest price for any lot sold in that area to date!!!! Yahoo! That made it worth hanging on to for all those years for you!
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
Reply: Peter and Shelley - you were a pleasure to work with. It was a great education for me to visit the site every month and see the construction in progress. Glad my little videos helped you from a distance to monitor progress!
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
Reply: Thanks team! It was such a pleasure to work with a dynamic team, bringing an outstanding business to our community, to find a suitable space. I am sure it won't take long for you to out grow it and then we'll find you a Vernon equivalent of the Apple campus!!
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
Reply: Thanks Ken! We talked about the home buyer improvement loan and I was thrilled that you grabbed it and immediately finished your basement and generated another 800 sq ft of living space! Well done! Welcome to Vernon!
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
Reply: A data and statistics maven! LOL -- that's awesome! I truly do believe that having the numbers and the data allows you to negotiate fairly to get the right price!
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
Reply: Merci Claire! We did a bunch of stuff by video call which was very helpful. I also believe in presenting as much data as possible so you can really get a handle on what fair market value really is -- especially when you are not familiar with the area.
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
Reply: Thanks Ken! That period of multiple offers and 10 minute viewings was challenging for everyone! You stuck with it and I'm so glad you found such a wonderful place to call home.
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
Reply: Thanks Ian!! You're right -- it's not easy to think about selling when it really wasn't on your mind and then someone approaches you with an offer! I enjoyed our many conversations and I'm thrilled you did so well.
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
Reply: Hey Jill thanks! We were buying at the very peak of the crazy market. Our bully strategy worked -- it's not allowed anymore but it was right for us at the time and paid off!
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
Reply: Thank you Lori and Chris ! It's not easy finding a property that meets the needs of all parties! There's usually some compromising that has to be done and you handled it well as a team! Plus I love the fact that we managed to get a really really great deal with some hard driving, fact based bargaining!
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
Reply: Thanks Chris! Yes - we negotiated very hard on this deal! We stayed the course and got more equity for you! Super happy!
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
Reply: Thanks Sam! I do believe that even if you know the area, it is still always best to check check and recheck the trends and comparisons to find the fair market value.
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
Reply: Thank you Steph and Chris. I hope your daughter will truly love her time in Vernon knowing she has a beautiful little place to call home. It has been a true pleasure working with you both.
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!