Our mission is to serve you with excellence and produce results exceeding your expectations.

Welcome to The Homes Team


TheHomesTeam responds to the Okanagan Real Estate Market with the highest standard of professionalism in meeting our obligations to our clients and providing result-driven service. 
 

Russ Verhaeghe - Real Estate Sales Representative for over 30 years.

 

 Russ Verhaeghe has distinguished himself by delivering the highest level of service and professionalism to all his clients, whether they were buying or selling, Residential, Lease land or Commercial. He recognizes each buyer or seller brings with them a unique set of needs and he goes above and beyond the call of duty to meet those needs. Client satisfaction is a passion to Russ and his years of expertise ensure success.

Russ has acquired a multitude of awards over the years; most recently, he holds multiple Platinum Awards of Excellence, a Master Sales Award and a President's Gold Award.

The Platinum Award of Excellence is presented by Royal LePage to their top producers.

Over 2 plus decades, Russ has become intimately acquainted with the areas he serves, which include Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Westbank, the West Kelowna and Winfield.

To support his efforts in the Real-estate Market, Russ holds the following designations: B.Sc., e-agent®, Seniors Real Estate Specialist.

Russ has the wisdom and experience that can only come from years in the business, coupled with the energy, enthusiasm and creativity that are the expressed qualifications of top producers.

Revie Verhaeghe - Real Estate Marketing Specialist. 

Revie Verhaeghe is a Professional Marketing Specialist with experience of 30 years in marketing, and 12 years Real Estate experience. She handles the team’s advertising aggressively and creatively, creates sales flyers, brochures and edits their monthly newsletter.

 


REAL ESTATE REPORT, COMPLIMENTS OF THE HOMES TEAM


 

 

 

Should You Sell or Rent Your Home?

Smart questions to consider to help you make your decision

A case could be made that Kelowna’s real estate

market is both a seller’s market and a landlord’s

dream in the first quarter of 2015. Low inventory

is keeping demand high even with the drop in

oil prices and a low vacancy rate means that

rents are rising as well. So should you sell or

rent?

Here are a few questions to consider:

Do you have the financial resources to hang

on to a rental property?

A house takes maintenance and what can go

wrong will at some point. Do you have the money

saved up to manage emergencies or to juggle

living costs if your renters leave you in the lurch

and you need to cover the mortgage for a few

months?

Do you have the tolerance to be a landlord?

If you are going to hang on to your property,

you have to be prepared for the responsibility

that carries with it. That means dealing with rent

deposits, tenants and maintenance yourself or

taking the time to source a property manager

that can do it for you. A huge factor is also the

condition the home is in – if it’s going to have

continuous issues then it can be a real stress and

financial drain.

Can you cover your costs?

Determining the rent you need to cover

your costs is more than just your mortgage.

You must look at property taxes, maintenance

costs, property management costs

and more. If you are not going to be able to

earn enough rental income to at least come

out even, it may be wiser to sell. The exception

to the rule is if you believe your

home’s value will rise enough during your

rental period to offset any shortfall.