Rob Nelson founded Kelowna Life Real Estate Group in 2015 after deciding to move and enter the real estate market in Kelowna. His passion for Kelowna, and the Okanagan lifestyle has been a substantial part of Kelowna Life’s success.
Rob and his team of expert real estate professionals not only specialize in real estate, but truly believe in the City of Kelowna and love promoting the Okanagan.
Life Before Kelowna Life
Prior to founding Kelowna Life in 2015, Rob was an owner operator in the competitive nightclub industry in Alberta for over 20 years.
The decision to change career paths, and move to beautiful Kelowna happened while vacationing with his spouse, Andrea, in the summer prior to founding Kelowna Life. Rob and Andrea instantly fell in love with Kelowna’s gorgeous natural beauty, active lifestyle, and incredible community feel. It was during a dinner that summer on the stunning waterfront boardwalk at the Eldorado Hotel in the Lower Mission that they looked at each other and at the same time said, “we should live here.’
48 hours later, Rob and Andrea had purchased a brand new home in the Upper Mission, were on a flight home to Alberta to put an exit strategy into motion, and began building Kelowna Life.
In Rob’s first full year he finished in the Top 1% of all Macdonald Realty Real Estate Agents in Canada in 2016, and as a group they won a CENTURION® Team Producer award in 2017.
The Okanagan Lifestyle
Rob attributes his success and unique approach to real estate from his previous experience and dedication to promoting the Okanagan.
The climate is incredible with four distinct seasons, and it strikes the perfect balance between a small town feel and big city amenities, including a world class hospital, and an international airport. Because of this, Kelowna and the Okanagan area are rare gems. It’s no longer just a place you go to vacation or retire. We have many young people moving here to raise their families or to succeed professionally.
Rob has a young family, so he knows first hand how great the Okanagan and Kelowna are for raising a family. There are so many outdoor activities to keep them busy and healthy including beaches, skiing, hiking, as well as extracurriculars for the kids, from dance to hockey. It also offers great education, including several college options and the University of British Columbia.
The thriving downtown core offers tons of local restaurants and shops, festivals, a great art district, as well as local wineries throughout the Okanagan Valley.
Economically, there is a growing business sector with a huge entrepreneurial community.
With so many great options, there is always something to do.
It’s clear that Rob and the team at Kelowna Life Real Estate Group truly believe in the City of Kelowna and love promoting the Okanagan. The growing team reflects these values and continues to strive for the best.
Cultivating Expertise in the Real Estate Profession
Rob’s background and personal interest in Kelowna has given him the tools to approach real estate from a customer service and business background as opposed to a more traditional sales relationship with his clients.
He has learned from the positive and negative personal experiences of purchasing and selling properties and businesses. These experiences allowed him to understand the ups and downs of buying and selling, and how to apply these experiences.
His previous industry is highly competitive and has a high failure rate. After a successful 20+ years in the hospitality industry, and work with agents in British Columbia and Alberta, Rob was confident that he could also excel and stand out in the real estate industry by applying the business principles he’d learned and his excellent work ethic.
These experiences, combined with his educational background has resulted in an ambitious work ethic and a team of focused experts who work diligently for their clients and constantly strive to exceed expectations.
Rob successfully understands how hard you have to work to maintain the right to continue to work with your clients and how you have to deliver on what you have promised.
Rob and the rest of the agents at Kelowna Life will continue to grow their incredible team of like-minded, service oriented, business minded individuals to maintain the high level of service their clients have become accustomed to.
They strive to continue to earn the privilege of representing their clients with their real estate needs while earning their referrals which have become the bloodline of their success.
Rob is truly thankful for all of their amazing clients and proud of Kelowna Life’s accomplishments in such a short time.
In the meantime, view Kelowna Life’s incredible property listings and learn more about the communities from Kettle Valley, to Wilden to the Upper Mission.
Feature House Listing in Kettle Valley, Kelowna
This incredible new house listing at 5338 Upper Mission Drive, Kelowna BC | $879,000 won’t be on the market for long. Take advantage of the the opportunity to live in stunning Kettle Valley in the Upper Mission area in this updated 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2600 square foot home with walkout basement.
The property includes a beautiful high end kitchen, vaulted ceilings, spiral staircase, and separate living area downstairs which could easily be a rental suite property.
This great family home is walking distance to Chute Lake Elementary School. There is endless space in this well maintained 0.99 acre lot for the kids to play, bike, hike or dirt bike all available to you right out your front door. Plus, endless storage opportunities for your toys, boats, or motorhomes.
This must see private oasis will not last long!