Hello and welcome to my Blog!

Karen Borring Olsen | Century 21 Assurance Realty

After a wonderful first career with RBC Royal Bank where I had the pleasure to work with many amazing people in communities across BC as we relocated with the Bank, ending up in Kelowna for the past 14 years – it was time to hang up my hat and retire from corporate life. After taking a year or so to reflect on my next steps, I decided to take a new tack and become an entrepreneur. 

From my experience in banking as a lender, risk manager, in marketing and sales, I have been helping clients buy and sell homes and providing advice my entire career.  As my friends and colleagues will attest, building relationships with clients while ensuring they receive great advice is very important to me. I am excited to continue with this focus in helping clients with their real estate needs buying and selling. With my personal experience in relocating, I will be able to assist families moving within the Central Okanagan or from other areas such as the Lower Mainland or across Canada to this fantastic place I call home.

On a personal level, I live in Kelowna with my dear husband and dear daughter who blessed us with our first grandbaby this past spring – dear granddaughter who is growing like crazy, already 7 months old.   One of the pleasures of living in the Okanagan Valley means I can take advantage of all that the beautiful and distinct four seasons have to offer – yes I even like winter as I am an avid skier and spend my spare time at Big White on the slopes.  The spring brings all the blossoms in the orchards and allows me to dust off my road bike and take advantage of the amazing areas to cycle around town.  In summer of course the lake beckons and waterskiing, paddle boarding and kayaking are my go to sports and in the crisp and colourful fall, the road bike is back out until ice hockey begins with my team, Rinking Havoc.

I am looking forward to connecting regularly here on my Blog and of course welcome your questions about the Okanagan housing market or real estate inquiries.  I am looking forward to working with clients, readers of my blog, family and friends.  I am here to work with you and help with all your real estate needs.  I value your trust, am ready to get to work and can’t wait to hear from you!