Testimonials

We chose Melissa as our realtor for our first home buying experience due to her knowledge of the area/industry and her superb negotiating skills. Throughout the experience she and her assistant were super helpful. Their prompt replies and great organizational skills were much appreciated. I am so grateful to have had Melissa in my corner through this new experience.

– Kaitlyn & Kris


We highly recommend Melissa Vike for handling the sale of your home. She was efficient, pleasant to work with, a great communicator, knowledgeable about the area, provided us with lots of great information and advise, was very professional, and got the job done! Our home has now sold and we are very pleased.

– Kathy Richins


Melissa Vike came highly recommended from an agent we had worked with previously in Vancouver. After my first phone conversation with Melissa, I had a sense she understood what my husband and I were looking for and was respectful of our needs and wants. Since we were relocating to Kamloops, we really appreciated Melissa’s knowledge of the different neighbourhoods and communities. Melissa was also fantastic when it came to answering all our questions, as first time home owners we had a lot of questions regarding home upkeep and maintenance.

Melissa, thank you for such a warm welcome to Kamloops life and thank you for helping us find our new home, we love it!

– The Bagg’s


Our needs were pretty specific for the house and the yard. Just moving here from out of town Melissa was very accommodating when we had to come from out of town. She was very patient with showing many houses that might work, but just not the right one. When we found the right house she made the deal happen quickly and efficiently. We are very pleased with Melissa and we recommend her to every one we know looking to buy or sell.

– Dorian, Dani, and Ember Beattie


Melissa’s willingness to look at our big picture (including a lot to build on, a lot to sell, and a currently owned property to convert to a rental) was awesome. She has definitely given us “value added” service!

 – Julie Schooling


Melissa has been professional and knowledgeable through every aspect of the sale of my current & new home. Having dealt with Melissa Vike previously, it was without question that I would use Melissa for my next Sale & Purchase. She is Helpful & understanding with any questions or needs you may have, none being too big or too little. Most importantly Martha gets her yard, you made one adorable pup very happy!! Thank you Melissa for making this experience incredibly enjoyable and stress free!!

– Danielle Noordam


Easy to work with. The entire process was effortless.

– Tim Neustaeter


Our whole experience selling our home could not have gone any better. We received over 97% of our asking price and it was all done in under 2 months. Melissa was prompt to return any call or messages and offered expert advice regarding price point and timing for open houses. The whole team made selling our home effortless and stress free. Couldn’t ask for anything else!

– Wade Schaber


Excellent’ is not a strong enough word to describe the performance of Melissa Vike. The word ‘outstanding’ is closer, but even that under cooks her performance. Melissa Vike was ‘above and beyond’ in every aspect of the search and purchase of our property in Sun Peaks. Through a series of video hook ups between April and August (we live in Australia), Melissa Vike helped us to understand where the Sun Peaks market was at, what properties were available and what our buying expectations should be. This was then followed up by our first trip to Sun Peaks in August, where we met Melissa ‘face to face’ for the first time – she was superbly organised with 7 inspections lined up in one day which enabled us to quickly make a decision on one of them. While our offer this time was unsuccessful and we left Sun Peaks ’empty handed’, we knew it would only be matter of time until Melissa Vike found us that ‘perfect’ property. This she did (the day we landed back in Australia!), and an immediate inspection of the property by Melissa Vike (with a live Facetime stream back to us in Australia!) was quickly followed by an offer being submitted and accepted by the sellers – superb commitment, follow up and negotiation by Melissa Vike made this part of the buying process quick, easy and fairly stress free. It’s not often you end up buying a house the other side of the world to where you live without actually seeing it first (this was our first time!!) – to do this, you must have supreme trust and confidence in your Agent – this we had by the bucket load – thank you Melissa! Since having the offer accepted, the follow up and attention to detail by Melissa Vike and her Re/Max team have been fantastic, and we are all now set to complete in October. Looking forward to eventually seeing our house in November when we get back there, and of course catching up with Melissa to properly say ‘thank you’!! None of this would have been possible without Melissa’s diligence, persistence, local knowledge and outstanding personality/character – a great credit to herself and her business. A true asset. Do yourself a favor, engage Melissa Vike today to help you find or sell your next house. You will be doing yourself a disservice by not doing so!! Strongly, strongly, strongly recommended, not just for locals buying/selling in the Kamloops/Sun Peaks area, but also for those people who live out of town, inter Province or abroad overseas – distance is not a barrier to excellence for Melissa Vike!

– Jon and Catherine Heap


Melissa Vike was super easy and fun to deal with. This was my first time buying a house, and i felt very over whelmed and had so many questions. She made the process easy, painless and fun.

Thank you very much Melissa

– Greg


Melissa did an excellent job at helping us sell our current home and purchase a new one. We are very please with how everything turned out!

– Caitie Spooner


Excellent service. Would highly recommend Melissa to others

– Gary Barriere


We had an amazing experience with Melissa Vike. We were relocating from Maple Ridge to Kamloops and our real estate agent from Maple Ridge gave us the names of a few realtors in Kamloops to contact. After speaking with Melissa for just a few minutes, I knew she was the right choice for our family. Her enthusiasm, kindness and knowledge won me over immediately.

What could have been a very overwhelming and stressful experience to relocate with two young children was made seamless and stress free because of her. She always accommodated our crazy schedules and made every effort to make the process as easy as possible for us. Whether it was answering all my silly questions at all hours of the day to ease my mind or playing peekaboo with our girls so we had dedicated time to look at a house, she did it all, with a huge smile on her face. Thanks to all her hard work we found our perfect home, within our price range, in the time frame we needed. The only downside to our house hunt being over is we are going to miss Melissa! She felt more like a friend than a realtor to us and we will forever be thankful we had her by our side during such an important time in our life.

We will absolutely be contacting Melissa for any real estate transactions we have in the future and will not hesitate to recommend her to anyone and everyone we know.

Thank you Melissa for being such a huge part of our dream coming true!

– Lisa H


Melissa went above and beyond to help us. She was reachable even while on vacation and answered calls and messages all the time. She helped us out with the little things and made sure that we knew exactly what was going both with the sale of our home and purchase of our new one.

– Kelsea Sarginson


Our son and daughter in law highly recommend MELISSA and we found her to be very comfortable to deal and her follow up assistance really good.

Checking excellent on everything may seem like an easy way out but really there was nothing else we could ask for.

– Bob Schelle


Melissa was so patient in the process of finding the right place for me and my daughter. She was also very flexible on time because she was able to set up meetings and viewings that wouldn’t go against my schedule. I’m really thankful for all her efforts.

– Norma Recaido


Melissa was very knowledgeable on the demographics of Kamloops and surrounding areas. She made me feel very comfortable with my first home buying experience and allowed me to feel at ease knowing she had my best interest in mind!

Thanks Melissa!

– Ashley Henze


Melissa’s understanding of finessing a deal to completion is amazing. Her experience in dealing with competing offers allowed us to close the deal at a price less than competing offers.

– K Brown


Melissa handle herself very professional she is very pretty dresses well her knowledge of Real Estate is top notch her ways to explain to me things in ways I would understand make me real comfortable.

– Aaron Chadwick


Melissa was knowledgeable about Kamloops and the places she took me too. She was very helpful and understanding during my hospitalization which was much appreciated.

She went above and beyond to make my experience less stressful given the circumstances.

– Penny Radmilovic


My husband and I are both first time home owners and also new to the Kamloops area. We have a 1 year old daughter who we really wanted to find the perfect home to raise her in. Melissa was VERY understanding in everything we were asking for and never gave up trying to find it. Even after MULTIPLE bidding wars that we lost out on she still plugged away looking for our “needle in a haystack”. When we finally found it and actually got an accepted offer the actual process of completing the sale was seamless and so easy. She has been so great to deal with and always there to answer all the silly questions we have had. I will really miss talking to her all the time, but also so happy we can start our life in our new home! Thank you for everything Melissa, you truly are amazing!

– Marc, Diana & Sophia Comeau


Melissa’s instant (Sunday morning) and ongoing responsiveness was what confirmed our decision to use her services. She was very approachable and genuinely interested in our needs, and set us up right away with the online PCS searches that eventually connected us with our property. She offers a great blend of professionalism, expertise, and enthusiasm.

– Julie & Shane Schooling


What caused us to decide to purchase a home through RE-Max with Melissa Vike was her ongoing demonstration ( action ) and efficiency. As we are located in Alberta , we were asking lots of questions of Melissa and she demonstrated great patience , always had the most up to date information in response to our queries , and these factors are what set her ahead of the potential other realtors. When you are buying a home from long distance the most important factor ( hurdle ) a realtor must obtain is the clients trust at a very early stage in the client / realtor relationship. Melissa did this very effectively and professionally and this trust bond is what guided us in our further decisions as we progressed through the purchase of our home at a very long distance . We had never bought a home , unseen , and the thought of it was unnerving and scary , but Melissa was able to walk us into the process , explaining how it all goes , and alleviate much of our anxiety.

– Matt and Cindy Patterson


Melissa was very helpful with finding me a new home. was very very patience with me. as I was doing this one my own. and not being from the Kamloops area

– Anne Strain


Melissa was very helpful guiding through the process of buying a first hoe and helped on every level she could.

– Cole Fex Kamloops (Buyer)


We have been interacting with Jestine Hinch since the spring of 2-14 and she put us on PCS. After she left on maternity leave she asked Melissa to take over our account and she has been great.

We feel that Melissa did an exceptional job during the presentation of our offer which was not the highest offer. She was able to convey us to the seller in a personal way that possibly endeared us to them as more than just another offer and we were sooo appreciative of this.

She was great!

– Art and Judy Dumaresq, Canim Lake BC (Buyer)


Thank you very much Melissa for being exactly who I needed to sell my property. You were attentive, answered all my silly questions, always had my best interests at heart and were honest in all your opinions. I would highly recommend Melissa to all my family and friends. – Jennie Crawford from Savona, BC (Seller)

Melissa is very friendly and approachable. She went out of her way to meet with us and show us properties. She was very understanding of our needs and very patient with all our questions. When we finalized the deal she was there for referral and reference whenever we called. IT was a pleasure to do business with her.

Best Wishes

Val & John Jewell

– VJ Jewell, Cache Creek, BC (Buyer)


Melissa Betts is very professional and takes your wants and needs seriously. She is always on time and responded to any questions very quickly. She is very knowledgeable about the Kamloops and surrounding areas, communities and schools. I would recommend Melissa Betts to any family or friend as she was able to help us find exactly what we were looking for a price we were willing to pay and was always happy to show all of the homes

– Chelsea Dufficy (Buyer)


Melissa has been a great asset in our purchase…she met our expectations and went well beyond the standard to provide excellent service to us…She negotiated a wonder deal for us and was tireless in her efforts to ensure that we were satisfied with our purchase…

Further to her professionalism as a Realtor she is also a very caring person who truly wanted us to be the happiest we could be…We consider Melissa to be a very good friend now and we enjoy her company whenever we get a chance to get together…

We would recommend Melissa to anyone who values superb service and a personal, understanding, compassionate relationship…she is destined to be at the top of the Real Estate business…

– Ron & Sue Caryer, Pacific Ridge Estates (Buyer)


Working with Melissa Betts on the sale and purchase of my new home was nothing short of excellent. Her professionalism and knowledge was far beyond what I expected. She makes you feel at ease and always gets back to you in a timely and friendly manner. She was definitely an asset to have around during the process.

I would highly recommend Melissa Betts to anyone that is looking to buy or sell their home. I look forward to dealing with her in the future.

– Pamela vab der Woning (Buyer)


Melissa Betts is knowledgeable, professional and kind. She fully researched the properties and was prompt to answer every question I had.

Melissa was always smiling, very sweet and respectful, while showing ‘fixer uppers’ with my two wild toddlers. She negotiated well and was able to deliver with an earlier possession date.

I felt very informed and comfortable having Melissa as my realtor. I will highly recommend her.

– Janet Green, Kamloops (Buyer)


Melissa Betts from the Finch Group is one outstanding agent, a pleasure to deal with and very approachable.

We were very impressed with her abilities to service us in a timely and efficient manner.

Melissa will be our first choice for our future property investments and we will recommend her to our friends and associates.

– Doug and Naomi Teramoto, Delta BC (Buyer)


She was very easy to talk to. When asked questions she answered them or found the answer, I just liked her and the way she helped us find a house.

– Margaret Newman Logan Lake (Buyer)


Awesome job all around! Would recommend Melissa to anyone interested in selling or purchasing.

– Dillon Tweedie, Wainwright AB (Buyer)


I found Melissa Betts to be knowledgeable, professional, and gave us sound advice in regards to our home purchase.

– Paul Giles Maple Ridge (Buyer)


We decided to purchase a ski property at Sun Peaks while we were living in the Caribbean. As such, all of the prep work with Melissa was done remotely. We planned on looking at properties in one day and making an offer. I can’t say enough great things about Melissa.

Melissa was fast, efficient and thorough. Her use of technology for handling this deal remotely was critical and exceptionally well done. After we placed the initial offer, all of the back and forth paperwork was handled remotely and documents were executed using DocuSign. The seller was difficult to deal with, we had many many iterations of documents going back and forth. Without her exemplary attention to detail and the use of technology, this deal would not have happened.

I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone needing an agent in the Sun Peaks/Kamloops area.

– Kelly Brown and Linda Strachan (Buyer)


Melissa was the perfect Real Estate Professional to help us find our new home in Kamloops. If you’re looking for a friendly, professional, knowledgeable agent I highly recommend Melissa and the Finch group.

– Russell Inouye, Squamish BC (Buyer)


I loved Melissa’s positive and no-nonsense attitude. She was friendly (which is important) but even better, in seemed genuine. And she got serious and down to business right away, and I liked that!

– Michael Meyer, Sahali (Buyer)


Melissa was very communicative, which was important to me, as we began our search for a new home in Kamloops. This was a long distance move for us which required plenty of Melissa’s time. She understood what was important to us and spent countless hours researching properties and visiting City Hall to ensure our needs were met. 29 properties later and we finally found the home, location and property we hoped for – and Melissa made it happen!

– Ron & Karen, Kamloops (Buyer)


Over the years, my wife and I have dealt with several Real Estate Agents and we both agree that Melissa is the best one. We would have no problem recommending Melissa to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

– Ron and Judy Ball, Kamloops (Buyer)


She was very dedicated, contracting us and sending suggestions for months. We selected the house on line, she showed them. She was very friendly and delightful. The deposit money was just sent, so can’t complete that one. In spite of being very busy, Melissa always got back to us. For a short time that she has been in the realty business, she learned a lot. Keep up the enthusiasm!

– Rose-Marie & Glenn Kaloops (Buyer)


Melissa was exactly what we needed when it came time to look for a house in Kamloops, she took us through the whole procedure step by step and we felt very confident with all our decisions, always available to answer our questions and concerns and above all, she made us feel that she cared.

We at no time felt that the above were handled in any way other than professional and it was all explained to us in detail so we understood each procedure.

We cannot state enough on how thankful we were to have Mellisa with us throughout all the procedures of buying a house, she made it all interesting and actually did all the work, we were just along for the ride.

If or when in a few years we are ready to make another move, we would certainly contact Melissa.

On a final note, I’m going to miss our phone calls and emails, Melissa feels like a friend more than our agent.

– Flow and Kevin Carrigan Chase BC (Buyer)


Melissa Betts, made looking at homs painless and exciting. She did her homework before we would look at a listing to make sure that there were no issues or told me what the issues were.

Very honest, forthcoming, with any information that would assist me in making a decision on a home, all while not persuading one way or another. She let me make the decision, she just provided the information I needed.

Top notch in professionalism and approachability, it was an absolute pleasure working with Melissa and when the time comes will definitely seek her out as my realtor again.
I will recommend Melissa to all my friends and family when they are searching for a home.

Thank you, Melissa, job well done, another satisfied client 🙂

– Rob Garden (Buyer)


Melissa Betts made our home search fun and enjoyable. She cared about our wants, likes and dislikes. She happily researched any information that she didn’t know and would get it back to us faster than we expected each time. Melissa worked weekends and holidays to make our purchase come together, despite the low, very low, commission she will make on this sale, we never felt that we were not worth her time or effort. She was a joy to work with and we look forward to recommending her and hopefully using her again should we decide to switch homes.

– Karen Whitfield (buyer)