015: How to Utilize Online Marketing for Real Estate Investments with Mark Walker

November 24, 2016

About your host

Chad Weninger

​I have been a mortgage broker for 10 years and have held several different positions within the industry to get me to where I am today. Over the years I have helped many families achieve the goal of home ownership as well as save thousands in finding the right mortgage for their needs.


Mark Walker is the owner of Walker Real Estate in Kelowna, BC. His site, KelownaProperties, is Kelowna’s top real estate search site in the area. Its comprehensive home listing and user-friendly service provides the best possible experience for buyers and sellers.

Having been in the real estate business for over 15 years and an additional 5 years of investing, Mark is experienced in working with clients to find the best possible deals, tailored to their specific home needs. His expertise, knowledge, and strong relationships are the foundations for his success. He believes in putting the client first, pursuing the best options and presenting optimal solutions.

Mark discusses how online marketing is the most effective for real estate investing. He also talks about the current trends in Kelowna real estate, how he built his current business, and the keys to success through a major online presence.


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Key Points

  • [0:28] Share a bit about yourself.
  • [0:46] We specialize in selling real estate to those looking to move to Kelowna.
  • [1:06] How do you reach clients outside of the area?
  • [1:12] Our online presence is second-to-none.
  • [1:40] How did you get into the business?
  • [2:08] I am a third-generation realtor.
  • [2:54] Tell us about your experience with investing.
  • [4:15] I began in Edmonton and moved to Kelowna in 2013.
  • [4:24] When did you know this business was right for you?
  • [4:55] What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?
  • [5:13] Relationship is a people business. Don’t take anything personally.
  • [5:34] How has this advice applied to your business?
  • [6:59] We are part of the top 1% of businesses in Canada.
  • [9:01] What is the first step for people to take when looking to sell a home?
  • [11:48] Go through the process as normal, but work with someone recommended by a friend or family member.
  • [12:51] What are some common mistakes buyers or sellers make?
  • [13:51] There are more factors than just cost.
  • [14:14] How much does it cost, on average, to list a property?
  • [16:13] Online marketing is one of the best ways to list.
  • [17:01] Many properties we sell are to people outside of the area.
  • [18:11] What are the top three things people should look for in a realtor?
  • [18:47] Find someone who has sold a lot of real estate.
  • [19:14] Work with a realtor who sees eye-to-eye.
  • [20:25] Hire a person who has good recommendations and a lot of marketing.
  • [21:15] Service doesn’t stop when the house has sold.
  • [22:54] We’re here to get you the best deal, not just to be your friend.
  • [24:29] How can people contact you?


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Contact Mark Walker



About your host

Chad Weninger

I have been a mortgage broker for 10 years and have held several different positions within the industry to get me to where I am today. Over the years I have helped many families achieve the goal of home ownership as well as save thousands in finding the right mortgage for their needs.







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