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Meet Your REALTOR® Rom Houtstra

Rom Houtstra

Licensed Kelowna Realtor and Canada Relocation Consultant

Certified Negotiation Expert

Certified  Negotiation Expert


Rom assists Canadians and Buyers from countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and the UK to relocate and purchase a home and or business in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia and its surroundings also called the Okanagan.

Rom immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1993 to establish his own manufacturing company in Kelowna. As an independent entrepreneur, Rom developed, patented, and marketed a unique retractable canopy for pick-up trucks that were sold to dealerships and distributors in both Canada and the United States. Then in 2002, after more than 30 years in sales, negotiation, and customer service in Western Europe and North America, Rom consolidated his talents and made the ultimate career change to Real Estate.

Rom has over 20 years of real estate experience and joined Royal LePage Kelowna in 2022. As a specialist in relocating Canadians to the Okanagan and helping International buyers relocate to Canada, Rom offers local sellers the unique advantage of marketing their property to the wider Canadian and International markets.

With a background in corporate law and more than 30 years of skill development in sales, negotiation and customer service in Western Europe and North America, Rom has the experience and personality to bring Buyer and Seller together whether it be across town or across continents.

Rom is an award-winning REALTOR® and Canada Relocation Consultant and  specializes in the following services;

  • Residential Real Estate, Investment & Recreational Properties
  • Selling Businesses
  • Relocation and providing access to Immigration services for Foreign Skilled Workers and Immigrant Entrepreneurs/Investors

When he is not busy serving real estate clients, he enjoys spending time with his family, his dogs, travelling, playing tennis and golf, skiing and playing the piano.

Whatever your real estate and relocation needs are, Rom would be pleased to help you and your friends.


Trish Balaberde

Mortgage Broker

Trish Balaberde has been fortunate to call the beautiful Okanagan home for the past 28 years, 18 of which she has spent working as an Independent Mortgage Broker.

Trish has a sound understanding of the Kelowna area and real estate market which complements her years of experience in mortgage lending.

Her ability to understand the needs of people from all walks of life and her efficiency with a quick analysis of credit applications allows Trish to customize and provide the perfect mortgage for her clients. She has a high level of commitment and thoroughly enjoys helping each and every client achieve their dream of home-ownership.