Geen+Byrne

Our Team

With over a hundred years of continuous residency in the Kelowna area, the roots of the Geen family tree run deep in the fertile Okanagan soil. Team Geen provides their clients with an unrivalled depth of knowledge about the local community and market conditions.

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Jerry GeenPersonal Real Estate Corporation

After a successful career as a professional photographer, Jerry was ready for a new challenge. With his professional demeanor, sharp analytical skills, and excellent ability to "connect" with all types of people, Real Estate was the perfect fit! Having been born and raised in the Okanagan and having grown up with agriculture in the family blood simply added to Jerry’s suitability to this profession. So, after thorough and in-depth training, Jerry started his real estate career with RE/MAX Kelowna in March, 2003. Since that time, Jerry’s dedication to the Real Estate profession has earned him the prestigious RE/MAX Platinum Award in 2005, 2006, and 2007; an  outstanding  achievement by any measure! In February of 2009, Jerry was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame as a result of his exceptionally high sales volume.  Jerry consistently ranks in the Top 5 Sales Associates at RE/MAX Kelowna for productivity (#2 for 2012) ...  just the kind of REALTOR® you want to have working on your behalf! With an expert knowledge of the local Real Estate market, including all residential categories as well as farms and acreages, Jerry looks forward to many more successful years as a REALTOR®. From start to finish, Jerry is committed  to giving 100% effort to his clients, whether they are buying or selling! As a bonus, Jerry’s training as a professional photographer (Award Winning Professional Photographer 1993-2002) allows him to photograph and list your property to highlight its most valuable features – both on the Internet and through print marketing.

Jerry is a member in excellent standing of the following professional associations:

  • Canadian Real Estate Association
  • British Columbia Real Estate Association
  • Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board

Call Jerry at RE/MAX Kelowna

Kelowna Office: 250-717-5000 Toll Free: 1-800-663-5770 Direct: 250-870-3888


Elya ByrnePersonal Real Estate Corporation

After exploring a formal education in journalism with UBC-O and Kwantlen UC and her subsequent move into business, Elya decided to try her hand at real estate. That was back in 2007 and Elya has been thriving with RE/MAX ever since. Inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame in 2015, Elya’s passion for real estate continues grow.

Elya is a third generation Lake Country resident but she actually began her career in Nanaimo BC. After taking on the position of sales administrator for a new Nanaimo development, it became clear that Elya had a real flair for real estate and a significant set of skills to transfer over from her previous endeavours. By the time the development was off to a good start, she was licensed and working as an independent Realtor® with the leading Nanaimo brokerage RE/MAX of Nanaimo, and shortly thereafter as a very busy Buyer’s agent with the Charlie Parker Team. At the end of her first year licensed, she had a wealth of knowledge & experience in all facets of the market and dozens of sales under her belt.

Considering Elya was born and raised in the Okanagan, it didn’t take long before the warm summers called her back from Vancouver Island, and she has since been working for the central Okanagan’s leading brokerage RE/MAX Kelowna. Since beginning her career with RE/MAX, her passion for the business and high standard of client care has only continued to grow. She continues to help clients referred to her by her RE/MAX associates on the Island and beyond relocate to the Okanagan.

Although independent for many years with RE/MAX Kelowna, Elya has been working closely with Jerry since 2012. ‘Geen+Byrne Real Estate Team’ became official in 2015 and Elya has never looked back! Like the Geen family, Elya shares a family history in farming and the real estate business in the Okanagan. Together Jerry and Elya continue to provide an authority on residential, acreage, and agricultural real estate in the area.

Elya takes great pride in her commitment to a higher level of service. She provides systematic, easy to understand advice that ensures her clients get the best service while they achieve their real estate goals. People driven, people first... Elya understands that the timing of real estate is driven by the needs of her clients, not by the clock. She guides clients through the process from start to finish.

"I help many clients at different life stages with a variety of transactions, from buying their first condo to purchasing their dream acreage, and I am confident that my comprehensive care gives my clients more support during this important transaction. My clients quickly feel at ease while making one of the largest financial investments of their lives." ~ Elya Byrne

Elya is a member in excellent standing of the following professional associations:

  • Canadian Real Estate Association
  • British Columbia Real Estate Association
  • Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board

Call Elya at RE/MAX Kelowna

Kelowna Office: 250-717-5000 Toll Free: 1-800-663-5770 Direct: 250-317-1980


Gerald Geen(Unlicensed)

As a resident orchardist, Gerald is one of Kelowna’s most qualified experts in agricultural and  small acreages. Gerald has "retired" from the 24/7 life of a licensed REALTOR®, but Team Geen is quite fortunate to have Gerald as a consulting unlicensed assistant!

  • Licensed REALTOR® from 1992 to 2009; RE/MAX Hall of Fame and Platinum Club Member
  • Past-president (7 years) of the 1500-member BC Fruit Growers Association; honoured with Life Membership in 1993
  • Member of Bank of Montreal’s Western Canada Agricultural Advisory Committee
  • Member of BC Institute of Agrologists and the Agricultural Institute of Canada
  • Strong supporter of the Children's Miracle Network – Gerald generously donates to the BC Children's Hospital charity with every sale he makes
  • Highly-respected Kelowna secondary school teacher for 16 years.

 

If you’re looking to list or purchase property in the Central Okanagan, put the experience, education and expertise of this well-established team to work for YOU!