What is the Sales To Active Listing (List to sale Ratio)

If you've been checking out Vancouver real estate stats or maybe you overheard a realtor or mortgage broker at the table beside you mention a “sales to active listing ratio” and wondered what the heck that is this is the video for you.

As defined by the real estate Board of greater Vancouver sales to active listing ratio measures supply and demand by looking at the total supply of homes for sale compared to sales during the month


To calculate this out you take the sales, for that time period depending on how you’re calculating it but usually it’s monthly, and you divided by the amount of active listings, which are listings that are currently available for sale.  As defined by the Vancouver Real Estate board, higher percentage means a larger portion of available listings have sold which indicates buyer demand. A sales active listing ratio above 20% indicates a sellers market that buyers demand could be working for you as the seller!
I sales to active listing race between 12 and 20% is actually considered a balance market which can mean the sellers and the buyers have about the same clout. And that usually results in the home prices rising with the long-term average rate. Nothing too crazy is going on.
Finally a sales to active listing ratio below 12% indicates more homes for sale in that area because a smaller percentage of the available listings are actually selling. Now that is considered a buyers market. Which can mean the sales are working in the favour of the buyer. They have more to select from and because there’s usually less active buyers in that circumstance those who are selling have a little less negotiating power.

And that is the sales to active listing ratio… it is important to note however.. Like everything in the real estate market just because there’s a ratio, or some numbers to back up an idea it does not necessarily mean that the home or property that you were looking at will play into the “typically market” indicator. Their are many factors to consider when buying or selling.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions! All the best



“Surprising comeback?” Metro Vancouver real estate market update for May 2023

Here is the Metro Vancouver real estate market update for May 2023 which means we're gonna be talking about the April Numbers. real estate Board of greater Vancouver mentioned a surprising come back in their last market update for the April numbers 2023. And this video we're gonna be going over those numbers and talking about what they meant by a surprising comeback.

Remember when you're going over these numbers to keep in mind that this is Metro Vancouver, and not a specific area if you're trying to look for specifics, you can follow the link to the real estate Board of greater Vancouver's website and take a look at the market stats in a more specific area or feel free to reach out to me and I can give you some more accurate statistics for your product type and location. One other thing to keep in mind when you're going over statistics is if you're looking at market trends don't just look Monte month year to year but also multiple years in a row. I'm sure you heard that 2021 and 2022 were record highs here in Metro Vancouver, but also all over the world and then in 2023 we saw a significant downfall. We're still seeing some of that fall off in the GVRD and around Canada. Closer to Vancouver is starting to level out, according to the numbers, but also keep in mind for investment purposes, real estate like any other investment is not necessarily guaranteed. My favourite part about real estate as an asset is that you can live in it! 

Here a link to the strait Board of greater Vancouver's market watch where you can find these numbers for yourself and numbers from previous months and years.

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Is it a good time to buy Real Estate? Is it a Bad time to buy Real Estate?

I made this video in January 2023 but most of the content is still relevant. When is the best time to buy real estate? Of course it depends on your goals and that is part of the research that you need to be doing. The best time to buy real estate, if that is a goal of yours, is “when you can.” But what does that mean? "When you can" means when you've done all of the homework… this includes financial research, market research, neighborhood research, personal research… "When you can" is different for absolutely everybody. Don't let anybody tell you you should! This decision should always be yours and yours alone.

In this video, I am going to teach you the 'rules' of when to buy real estate. We'll cover topics like location, budget, and more. If you're looking to buy real estate, then you need to know the rules!

I’ll teach you the key factors you need to consider when buying real estate. From budget to location to market conditions, we'll cover everything you need to know in order to make an informed decision about when to buy! When should you buy? Is now a bad time to buy? Everyone wants to buy at the right time! Buy low sell high That makes sense doesn’t it…? Well, of course, it does in theory. In this I break down when is a good time and when is the bad time to buy. I’ll start by doing a simple explanation of trends and seasons, move on to some advice from one of the world's best investors, give you a story about my first condo purchase, let you know who I think it's “good and Bad” for and finally wrap it all up with a summary of when is a good time and when is a bad time to buy. REMEMBER!!! This is about your personal goals, your personal capacity, and your situation. Many people do not share the privilege of being able to pursue real estate and that is in no way a refection of them. I hope to inform, update, educate and empower. Never pressure, only inspire!

Do I recommend everyone gets into real estate? Well, as a realtor, you would assume I would say yes… But absolutely not. Real estate is not for everyone.

Personally, I do believe in the real estate market… I do own in the lower mainland… I do feel safe in my investment. But nothing is guaranteed. Your ability to own real estate does not in any way, shape or form, reflect upon you as a person, or your level of success. 

Let me know what you think. And if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.

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