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Terry Osti - Vancouver / Kelowna / RE/MAX Kelowna

RE/MAX Kelowna

Sales Representative (13 Years)

4.97/5

82 Verified Reviews

About Terry Osti - Vancouver / Kelowna / RE/MAX Kelowna

Learning and Serving:
I am a highly experienced REALTOR® and am driven by learning and serving and strive to provide the best education and experience for my clients. My work ethic began a long time ago when I was a child. I had multiple paper routes and delivered the absolute best service I could to the Kelowna residents on my routes. After graduating from high school, I moved to the big city of Vancouver and began a career in sales and management in the Auto Parts industry, helping people with their car problems and inspiring my staff to be the best they could be. I also served the Community of Fort Langley as a Firefighter and helped the victims of many incidents. I also spent many years in the construction industry, wearing the tools as well as being a project manager. Our jobs took me across North America and I was able to experience work on small home renovations, all the way up to massive power plant containment projects. I understand how homes are put together and can identify issues that will come up in an inspection. I will happily tell you not to buy that home when the quality of the product does not align with the Seller’s price expectations.
I went to the University of British Columbia and studied Landscape Architecture. I can draw pretty well now (ha ha) but more importantly, I have a deeper understanding of how humans relate to the spaces they occupy and why good design matters when you buy a home.
Why Skills Matter:
The real estate industry only requires individuals to pass a single exam to become licensed. This means that licensees will have a huge variety of skills and abilities when they start in the industry as well as how they educate themselves over the course of their career. This can sometimes be challenging for the general public to understand who to choose to represent them with this extremely complex and costly task of buying and selling real estate. Evaluating the skill level of any Agent requires some homework by the client and should not be taken lightly. Discovering what kind of services you will be receiving during this evaluation process is critical as there are many different business models being offered.
The Industry:
The real estate industry has a history of publicly measuring Agents by the number of transactions they complete and how much gross revenue they generate. You see this every year when the awards are handed out and then advertised across the various platforms. Member of the Medallion Club, #1 Agent in sales, etc. These awards are industry-specific and most consumers really don’t understand what they mean or really even care, right? I have an extensive list of these types of awards but receiving these do not motivate me. Ensuring that your needs are understood and your expectations exceeded, that is what’s really important.
Giving Back:
RE/MAX and I have always believed in giving back to the community and the industry. The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) is our charity of choice. I make a donation every time I get the privilege to help someone buy or sell so when you choose to work with me, you also choose to support the CMN. I also feel it’s very important to help elevate the real estate industry as a whole. I do this by teaching at the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver to help other agents improve their skills. I also do this through my Mentor and Coaching programs where I help new and experienced Agents become better at helping their clients. I am a member of the Technology Committee at the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board where I help evaluate the latest tools for our Agents. I have also participated in numerous community committees and strata councils, helping people make decisions that enabled them to enjoy better lives.

Awards

RE/MAX Hall of Fame imageRE/MAX Hall of Fame
Best Residential REALTOR®-Canada.<br />
BUILD Magazine-2015 imageBest Residential REALTOR®-Canada.
BUILD Magazine-2015
Seniors Real Estate Specialist  imageSeniors Real Estate Specialist
RE/MAX Platinum Club imageRE/MAX Platinum Club
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist imageCertified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
RE/MAX 100% Club imageRE/MAX 100% Club
RE/MAX Paperless Agent imageRE/MAX Paperless Agent
Master Certified Negotiation Expert   imageMaster Certified Negotiation Expert
Accredited Real Estate Coach imageAccredited Real Estate Coach
Accredited Buyers Representative  imageAccredited Buyers Representative
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist - Million Dollar Guild imageCertified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist - Million Dollar Guild
RE/MAX Platinum Club imageRE/MAX Platinum Club
Luxury Homes Affiliate Member imageLuxury Homes Affiliate Member
The Most Cherished Award - Best Uncle imageThe Most Cherished Award - Best Uncle

Services

Cities & Neighborhoods

KelownaWest KelownaVancouverCoquitlamPort CoquitlamBurnabyDowntownPoint Grey

Services Offered

Relocation ServicesFirst Time Home BuyersFixer Uppers

Property Specialization

Detached HomesTownhomesHigh-rise CondosNew Housing DevelopmentsCustom HomesAttached HomesResidential Relocation

Latest Reviews

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Nicholas Apps

Reviewed 2 months ago Terry helped us buy in March, 2021
5/5
West Kelowna
Terry came highly recommended to me through a real-estate agent in North Vancouver. I couldn't have been happier with all aspects of his service. Terry is knowledgeable of the market in the Okanagan and went out of his way to help me make my first home purchase as a remote buyer. What stood out to me was his honest communication and strategies in the negotiation process. I would recommend Ter... Read more
March, 2021
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Linnet W

Reviewed 2 months ago Terry helped us buy in March, 2021
5/5
West Kelowna
Terry was recommended by our realtor here in the Lower Mainland and we couldn't have been better taken care of. Terry is very knowledgeable and gave us very good advice. Terry is an ultimate professional in his field and we would highly recommend him.... Read more
March, 2021
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Laura Tomasone

Reviewed 2 months ago Terry helped us buy in March, 2021
5/5
West Kelowna
Terry was amazing to work with. We moved to Kelowna from Ontario and he was great at providing us knowledge on the different neighborhoods. Terry also has a construction background so he is able to provide information about the house and it’s structure. He does not pressure his clients to purchase something that isn’t right for them, and is willing to take the time to find the right house. We ... Read more
March, 2021
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Deborah and David North Vancouver

Reviewed 2 months ago Terry helped us buy in March, 2021
5/5
Rutland
[NOT_ACTIVATED_USER] Our agent in North Vancouver contacted Terry in Kelowna on our behalf and right from the beginning we felt well taken care of. Terry is personable, open, knowledgeable and well organized and really cares about his clients. He took us very smoothly through the challenging process of buying a home remotely, with a tight timeline. He provided us with regular relevant listings ... Read more
March, 2021
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Julia Costa

Reviewed 6 months ago Terry helped us buy in November, 2020
5/5
Kelowna, BC
Me and my husband received a reference for Terry, and we decided to work with him to help us buying a house in Kelowna. We had a very short deadline and in need to have a home in Kelowna as soon as possible. We did everything remotely, since we were living in Vancouver at the time, and Covid-19 restrictions limited our ability to travel. Terry went above and beyond to help us along the process, e... Read more
November, 2020
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