Success Stories

Taras was recommended to us by a friend and it became evident pretty quickly why... He knows Penticton and the market there like the back of his hand. He toured us around town, took his time, showed us everything that matched our criteria, and was able to give us the background on each area, along with the pros and cons of each place. He was patient with us, and so incredibly helpful along the way, not to mention thoughtful. We love our new place and have him to thank for it. I wouldn't think twice about recommending him for any real estate purchase in Penticton! He's the best.
We had long planned to make a start in a new spot in the Okanagan, but the challenge of uprooting from friends and family in Vancouver, and commencing our careers here held us back for years. We even had family travel out from back east to join us for our wedding in Penticton in 2006, simply to expose them to the gorgeous interior of BC. Years after, with children in tow, we finally found the means to get the move under way, and we began a search with little bearing, but lots of enthusiasm - first time home buyers in need of a lot of hand-holding. Though we had begun looking at houses in other places in the valley, little energy was building, and it wasn’t until a friend referred us to their ‘amazing agent’ in Penticton that we really found our way. Taras understood us pretty immediately, and has an approach with people that’s disarming and frankly fun. After a brief chat about what we were after, Taras started our search in a way that we didn’t altogether expect - he spent hours touring us around the city simply familiarizing us with the whole place, and giving us an invaluable view of our possible future in it. By the end of that day, that we realized that there was no other spot in the Okanagan that fit us like Penticton. That tour imbued us with an imperative to land a property, and the insight of specifically where to apply our effort looking. Taras jump started the process for us significantly, not by showing us properties, but by revealing to us an actual life in Penticton. The rest of our search wasn’t without challenges, but we completed a deal and transplanted our family of four very successfully, in the summer we had really hoped and needed it to happen. Without that first step, we're uncertain that we would have ended up arriving in our new home in this summer. Taras provided the platform, the understanding and the desire that ultimately delivered the home we were always longing for. His knowledge and experience we’re beyond what we were expecting and he exercise immense patience with us as first-timers. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, we would jump at the opportunity to help people find Taras, because he’s far more than just any real estate agent.
It is my pleasure to endorse Taras as the best realtor with whom I have ever worked . He has a passion for identifying value in both extant & presale real estate . With a strong instinct for architecture , in both engineering & design , he is able to provide excellent insights into any potential purchase , as well as always having a great sense of location and market considerations . My family and I have now bought or sold six properties with Taras and his guidance and attention to detail in the transactions has been unerring . He has even helped significantly with valuable finishing detail in 3 presales . He is always prompt , enthusiastic & patient . Highly recommended both for the one-time buyer and those interested in developing a solid portfolio in Penticton area real estate.
My wife and I met with Taras after our condo had been on the market for almost 3 months. At the time, we were very unhappy with our realtor and had decided to look for a new one. After our bad experience with the first realtor, we did not set our expectations too high. We had sold some investment properties in recent years and found that our realtors either did not want to do much for their commission or forgot we existed once the sale was complete. A friend recommended Taras, so we arranged to meet with him and another realtor. When we met Taras we were impressed by his high energy level, but also skeptical as to whether such energy would continue once the listing agreement was signed. After a very good initial meeting, we made the decision to list our condo with Taras. From that day forward, Taras did not let us down. He was always professional, available when we had questions or concerns and the effort that he and his team put into marketing our condo was more than impressive. In my many years, I have dealt with many realtors, but I have never had one that worked as hard as Taras. When we sell our homes, it is not a cheap process and what most of us want is to know that our realtors earned the commission. Taras works hard and definitely earns his commission. The fact that for the first time I am providing a testimonial to a realtor further supports how happy we were with the Kinash Team. I am providing this testimonial not for Taras, but for people who are looking for a very good realtor. Finding a great realtor is difficult, so I am hoping that my testimonial helps a few people to connect with Taras. You will not be disappointed! Thank you Taras and the Kinash Team.
I always felt that real estate fees are way too high…. until we saw how hard, relentless and enthusiastic Taras works. On top of selling our development units at fair market value within a reasonable time frame he helped/advised us on matters beyond his duties as a real estate agent. We can’t imaging anyone working harder for you. And of course we are again hiring Taras for the sale of our last development unit.
I just want to thank you and your team for helping us find the perfect home. Moving back to Penticton after 30 years a lot had changed. You made the process fun and easy. We thought selling at the coast and buying here would be complicated. But you went above and beyond making the experience easy. We will let you know when the house warming is I hope you and your wife will come. Thanks again!
Taras helped with me make a purchase for a second time! The process of finding the ideal place took over two years and he worked very hard at finding suitable properties that met my criteria. Many properties were viewed with Taras in person and he was appraised of key information for each viewing. I also saw some places via FaceTime tours and we were very appreciative that Taras could accommodate this request as I'm an out of province buyer. When he found me the "one" we were quick to put together an offer and capitalize on a competitive opportunity. He supported me with mortgage brokers and home inspectors and ensure they had access to the property. Once the deal was finalized things got interesting. The seller had a bit of seller's remorse and we had to go through some fairly tedious steps to ensure the sale went through. Taras was amazing the entire time. Positive and supportive and the deal went through. I know this won't be the last time I utilize his superb services.
Tiffany and I are so glad we were directed to Taras. He couldn't have been more of a gentleman and so easy to communicate with. He took the time and extra steps to ensure Tiff and I were happy and comfortable in our new home. He even met with Tiff and I in my place of work to enjoy some revelry and to pick our brains as to what we were looking for. Thank you Taras. You and your team. This was too easy! Cheers!!! You're welcome over any time, mate!
It's been an incredible journey of 2 years with you with our home purchase. You have been travelling with us in each step and guiding us the right path with our thought process. In fact, we must say, without your guidance, We may not have succeeded with our dream that came true now. Your knowledge sharing, helpfulness, references and advise are fantastic. We have already referred your name to many of my friends for their dream to come true. We did referred these people to you even before my purchase was complete, just because of how well I respect you for helping us in the process. Nevertheless, I must mention our friend and your assistant Manpreet who was helping us in the entire process. She was great. As We have shared with you, it's only a continuing journey and not a one time purchase. I have no one else in my mind with respect to our real estate needs. We are super happy with our home and thanks to you and all your team members who helped one way or the other for this dream that came true now. We are happy that, we not only found a perfect professional for our real estate needs but, also a friend to trust for life. Take care and all the best and continue to help others like me who can only benefit from you.
Taras was sensitive to our needs for new a home and as newcomers to the Penticton area we really appreciated his attentiveness and help in understanding the local area and market. We particularly appreciated Taras’s architectural background, nothing beats having a realtor capable of viewing a home with expert insight into both aesthetics and structure.
Not enough can be said about Taras! … After 37 years we sold our family home and wanted to retire out of the Lower Mainland. We decided to move to beautiful Penticton. A very old friend referred us to Taras Kinash. After reviewing miscellaneous testimonials and reviews of realtors, we decided Taras’s background and personality was the one to help us find a place to relocate and reinvent ourselves in the retirement years. Taras makes clients feel individually unique. He is enthusiastic, informative, knowledgeable, respectful and energetic. He is honest, caring and he has special skills that doesn’t always come with a realtor designation. We feel that Taras pushed the envelope with the negotiations of our new home in Sendero Canyon. He is always positive, optimistic, professional and at the same time warm, open, and genuine. We have been living in Sendero Canyon for 8 months and if Taras sees us on the street or anywhere in town, he always takes the time to stop and greet us with his big friendly smile.

Not many people pass through our lives that are as special as Taras. He sets the bar. Our move and relocation has been smooth and enjoyable and we know Taras helped make this possible… If anyone is in the housing market looking to relocate from anywhere to the Okanagan or perhaps upgrade or downsize in the Okanagan, we would highly recommend Taras Kinash in a flash! Thank you Taras, … for making our home purchase & our new home build such a great experience!
With the amazing assistance of Taras Kinash, we were able to purchase a couple of rental properties with relative ease. Taras has a realistic approach to the Real Estate industry that makes him easy to trust and deal with. His understanding of the current market and the actual construction of properties was above and beyond our expectations. Taras and his team were all very professional, efficient, courteous, on time and a great at communicating with us at all times. I would highly recommend Taras and his team to everyone. They bring quality and professionalism to a whole new level! It was a pleasure working with Taras and his team.
It was very nice running into you and your family in the park this weekend. When we left we realized that we hadn’t written a review for you yet, so apologies from us for it being late:

Earlier this year Taras Kinash helped us find a house that’s just perfect for us! We chose Taras as he has an extensive background in architecture as well as real estate. We felt with his diverse experience he could help us locate a property in which we could build a suite, and his skills certainly did prove valuable. He would take us through a property and would be able to discuss what exactly could be done in terms of design, for us to reach our goals. Often he’d draw us up quick little sketches. At times we got excited and were all over the map, but he proved patient. He made it his priority to find us something before Spring, when we had to be out of our rental. His office staff are wonderful too. Professional and personable; we could get questions answered by Taras or his staff promptly, any time. We’d highly recommend Taras Kinash if you’re looking for a realtor in Penticton!
Taras Kinash is truly a remarkable real estate agent. He understood my husband and my needs in purchasing an investment/holiday home in Penticton. Taras found us one promptly that was such a good fit for our family. I really appreciated Taras' extensive understanding of architecture and design which helped us envision the, "what could be". He is on the pulse with the market and knows where to invest in the revitalization of Penticton. Whatever your real estate needs I would strongly recommend Taras Kinash as your agent. He is not only good at what he does but he truly cares about his clients. Very grateful and hope to have Taras represent us again in the near future.
Taras was excellent and extremely diligent in helping us purchase our investment property in Penticton. He was patient with all our questions and very supportive when we had some last minute issues from the bank and insurance company. He went above and beyond to explain the process with us, listen to our concerns and help us negotiate the offer with appropriate advice on conditions to ensure that there were no surprises. He was always positive and upbeat and a pleasure to work with. He really loves Penticton and is extremely knowledgeable about the housing market there. We have no hesitation recommending Taras.
We recently had the pleasure of working with Taras Kinash of the Green Kinash Real Estate Group, RE/MAX Penticton Realty. My husband and I had recently retired and were relocating to the Penticton area.Taras told us he would find us our dream retirement home and he did not disappoint! We were in town visiting for a few days and we had made arrangements to meet with Taras at his office in Penticton. We fully expected to view some homes on our first day but much to our surprise Taras had other plans in mind.Our first day was an orientation to the city of Penticton and surrounding communities.Since we were unfamiliar with the layout this tactic turned out to be an ingenious idea. Taras was very knowledgable in the cities history,past, present and future developments.His resourcefulness in the various communities was a bonus as he was able to list pros and cons that may help us with our decision.Since we lived on the coast sometimes it was not always easy to see a house when it came on the market.When able to,I would fly into the Penticton airport and Taras was always there to pick me up and escort me to the homes to view.I don’t know that that is in all Realtors job descriptions but he never hesitated at my request.

Buying a home can be an extremely stressful time and Taras was always patient and professional in every way.He researched the legalities of land titles,land surveys,easement access,etc.Taras’s recommendation of Home Inspectors,septic Inspection professional’s always yielded the best in the business.When we did find the house that had everything on our wish list and other offers were on the table , I know it was Taras who worked diligently to secure our position and get us our dream home.We certainly appreciated his hard work.

We have been in our home for almost a month and I can’t believe how lucky we are. We love the location, community, tranquility and everyone that visit us are in awe.Taras was right,he DID find us our dream home.We are very grateful and blessed to have been able to work with Taras Kinash.
We came in contact with Taras from a simple phone call inquiring about one of the new developments being built in Penticton, and are we ever glad we did. Taras assisted us in purchasing and designing our new home. We couldn't have lucked out more as he is friendly, hard working, energetic and genuine. Being from out of town, we didn't want to make multiple house hunting trips and didn't have too. Taras listened to our wish list and knew exactly what we were looking for. He was so tuned in to what we wanted, he was able to deliver on the first house hunting trip. Throughout the building of our house, Taras would send us pictures and updates and kept us in the loop as to what was happening. The entire process from initial offer to moving in was smooth and we couldn't be happier. Thank you so much TK!!!!
Taras Kinash has been a fantastic realtor for myself & my family . Over the past 8 months, my parents and my sister have moved within Penticton and I have purchased a rental property in Penticton. Altogether Taras has assisted with 4 real estate transactions for us in that short period of time & every one has been FUN & put us WAY AHEAD. It is a pleasure to work with Taras, as he is the complete professional, with exceptional attention to detail, yet totally relaxed and INTERESTED in his clients. His background in architectural design comes through constantly in his sage advice to both buyers and sellers. I only wish we had met him earlier as my parents struggled to sell the old family home with multiple, seemingly indifferent local realtors. Thank you for everything ,Taras !!!
TARAS! Thank you for all your help and hard work! We found it!! I really appreciate everything you did on my behalf; all the house showings, all the late evenings explaining contracts, the house call and getting your car stuck in the snow. You are really awesome at your job! I know you'll go far. I'll recommend you to everyone. Thank you!
I looked at a few different properties in Penticton and Taras was able to identify important details in the properties history and point out significant positives and negatives to each property. He conducted himself in a professional manner and had enthusiasm for all aspects of the transaction. Taras worked hard during our process which included helping me close a deal while in Spain, he clearly enjoys being a real estate agent and it shows in his work!
Taras Kinash was instrumental to our successful purchase of a vacation property in Penticton. He listened carefully to all of our criteria and found properties that met or exceeded these needs. Viewing real estate with Taras was awesome! Taras was eager, energetic and always optimistic in our real estate search. Being an out of province Buyer, Taras kept in constant communication with us and made himself available to show property whenever we were in Penticton. Taras’s experience in property development and building design was very helpful in determining the potential of each home we viewed. It feels good to know that my real estate representative understands how homes are built, how they can be altered and all the planning and permitting that is required to remodel a home. He spent hours with us in one property helping us envision its potential redesign options. He was patient and gave us the space and time to make a decision on which property we eventually wanted to make an offer on.

In terms of creating a purchase offer and the subsequent negotiations, ‬‪Taras explained the real estate purchase process clearly to us and drafted a compelling offer/contract which we felt protected our interests. We appreciate that Taras presented our offer to the Sellers in person. Taras made a great impression with the Sellers, and he has informed us that the Sellers have referred him to other friends and family. We also had recommended Taras to a friend who purchased property with him. With our purchase offer, he was able to negotiate a great price and reasonable terms of sale for us. He was simply amazing in his congenial negotiation tactics and gave nothing less than 100% effort to make the process of purchasing our home hassle free and smooth. Our purchase was not straight forward yet Taras managed it professionally and calmly.‬

Taras was thorough in researching the home, property history, making sure all permits were granted, and helped us assess the property for potential expansion in the future. We were very happy with the other professionals Taras referred to us, specifically our home inspector and lawyer. We felt assured that Taras performed the highest standard of due diligence.‬

We are very satisfied with our lakefront home and enjoy everything that it has to offer. Taras helped us find a home that met our criteria and needs and as a result we are over the moon happy with the property. He is a great resource and his service extends beyond our sale date. Taras still communicates with us regularly and is always happy to help whenever we need assistance with our home, whether it is to recommend an air conditioner repair technician, or a dock installer, Taras is on hand. He is not only the real estate expert we trust, he is a friend who cares about our home and our life in the Okanagan. We are considering purchasing another investment property and Taras is our man!‬‬‬‬‬
We have dealt with several real estate agent over the years and no one has put in the same amount of time and attention to detail as Taras. We feel so lucky to have had him as out agent. Very professional, but also a really nice person.
Taras went above and beyond to assist us on our purchase, We were out of country making this purchase and just flew in at the end of finalize the deal. The property we purchased was in West Kelowna and Taras picked us up for appointments and helped with the lawyer, insurance and utility arrangements. He negotiated fast and smart and we received a better deal on our home purchase than we were expecting. We now also feel we have a friend.
Towards the end of Summer 2016 we had less than a week to find an unoccupied house, condo or duplex to move into. This was a challenge as the Penticton real estate market was hot and vacant homes were hard to come by. Taras of Green Kinash Real Estate Group was our agent. With one day left of our stay in Penticton he came through for us and found us our home. He negotiated well, got the dates we needed and even had the Sellers supply all the furniture in the purchase price. We appreciated his thoughtfulness, pleasant personality and knowledge of the real estate market. We are very grateful. Thanks Taras!
Taras was very good to work with when I purchased a commercial property. He was very efficient and easy to communicate with. I would definitely recommend him.
Taras’ knowledge and passion was invaluable to us during the purchase of our new home and the sale of our current home. His love for his job and his authentic desire to see his clients happy bleeds through every interaction with him. He was extraordinarily professional, while taking the time to make sure you feel understood, valued and part of the decision making. We had to move quickly on both the offer on the new property as well as listing our current home, and Taras was able to guide us confidently to make clear and informed choices every step of the way. It was an absolute delight having him as an integral part of our team! We would have him a hundred times over! WE LOVE YOU!!!
Taras Kinash came highly recommended by our daughter in law. Taras was very pleasant, honest, thorough and from my first meeting with him, I felt we were in very capable hands. Taras was genuinely committed to find the best buyer for our home. He was also very diligent in ‘doing his homework’ and I was confident we would be getting the best outcome possible, which we did. He was also available via text or telephone and was never too busy to answer any questions I had. I highly recommend Taras and would definitely enlist him again as our realtor.
A million thank yous would not be enough to show you our most heartfelt gratitude. Thank-you all incredibly much for all of your hard work, extra time and encouragement – (not to mention calls, emails, texts and pep talks!) into making this move happen for our family. What you do truly does make a difference. Thank you.
Taras and his team have now handled three purchases/sales for me. I am so impressed with the level of service and commitment that this team provides. Prior to me selling my marital home we had secured a very well known "high-end" real estate agent. While he was very polished in his appearance and presentation the service we got was abysmal and after six months we were no further along. With in one day of meeting Taras and his team they had a plan put together and very shortly thereafter we actually sold our home for $50,000 more than we were going to get previously. Since that time I have sold a condo to my renters; a suggestion made to me by Taras, which I had never considered before and in the end, worked out very well for all parties. Lastly, I had asked Taras to keep an eye out for a good deal on a condominium purchase for myself and he got me in on a ground-level deal which has saved me at least $20,000 and provided me with everything I've ever wanted since I got to the Okanagan over 10 years ago. I highly recommend both Taras and his team who have treated me as family, being extremely fair with me and worked hard to find exactly what I needed. Thanks guys you've really helped me a lot!
My wife and I first met Taras during the sale of our home to a local developer. He was acting as their agent at the time and was the consistent professional during the brief negotiations and helped us to come away with an excellent deal. We were so impressed with Taras during our conversations (and beer drinking) that we decided to ask him to help us find our new home as well. We were very impressed with his knowledge, his ideas and mostly his enthusiasm and energy. These traits would come in very handy and he was instrumental in keeping us happy and positive when deals didn’t go as hoped, encouraging us to believe in our dreams and continue our search for our perfect house. He found that house for us, a fabulous log home, and worked tirelessly to secure the purchase for us in a neighbourhood that fit our family perfectly. My wife and I couldn’t be happier with our house, our new neighbourhood, and our experiences working with Taras this year, and are proud to consider Taras as one of our friends.
I found Taras to be a respectful, professional and enthusiastic realtor. I interviewed him and his real estate partner John Green along with three other realtors in order to make a decision about who would be best to list our home (my mother was a former real estate agent and had informed me that I needed to interview a minimum of three perspective agents). One of the reasons I chose to interview Taras was because of the positive feedback I heard from a friend of mine who had worked with him. I ended up hiring Taras and John. It wasn't just because of their knowledge of the real estate market and the great customer service I had heard they gave, but because of their optimism and obvious enthusiasm about my home and property.

The write up they gave about our home reflected that enthusiasm that so attracted me - as well as other buyers. Our home was sold within the first week that it was listed!

Taras then went on to help me to find my next home, and he did an exemplary job. The hunt went on for a while . The sale went smoothly. He was a good negotiator. All necessary details were taken care of.

I would recommend Taras Kinash without hesitation to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
I received a letter from Taras after my house failed to sell. The way that he wrote to us was very inspiring and impressive. It showed that he was very interested in the way my house was built and its Mediterranean / Santa Fe style. He asked if he could view my house, he told me that he could sell my property in no time. His knowledge about design and market value came definite out when he viewed the home for the first time.

Taras, in a city of many realtors, specially stood out as he has a unique approach to real estate. After the initial viewing he followed up with two letters in a short space of time and insisted on our approval for the property listing. Not one of our previous realtors had ever approached us in a determined way to give us the service and attention we required. Our home had been on the market for several years, coming on and off the market.

I was very happy with his mature approach, his excellent real estate marketing material, and his professional conduct in showing our home and dealings with all clients who came to see our home. Taras got us a full asking offer, negotiated smart and protected our interests throughout.

I recommend Taras's expertise and energy to all future clients for this outstanding performance. His European background and his professionalism will be an asset for a quicker sale or assistance for finding the right home for you and the family.
I first met Taras when he sold my mother’s home when she was ready to move into a apartment. Taras did everything to make my mother and her sale a comfortable experience. Later when it was time to purchase our home my partner and I agreed that Taras would be the realtor for us. Taras was patient and listened to what exactly we wanted in our new home. He negotiated on our behalf and we can only look back and realize how he made sure it was an easy process for us.

We would recommend Taras to anyone buying or selling in the Penticton area. As far as we are concerned he treated us like we were his only client.