I was at the new sales associate orientation the past 2 days in Kelowna. It was a very interesting course. Well worth my time to go. There were about 55 new sales associates at the course, some all the way from Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Most of the people there were brand new to Real Estate, although there were some "old timers" like me as well. It was very interesting talking to the other Realtors to see how they were doing in their area.
According to the Vancouver Realtors, they are now getting offers that are "subject to the sale of the buyer's home". That is new, they didn't get any like that last year. So the market must be changing. We should see that in our area soon, unless, the "mine" re-opens. This also might mean that prices will be dropping, but, who knows? We'll just have to wait and see. After all who can foretell the future?
I also have to say how impressed I am by RE/MAX. They really looked after us well. They paid for our hotel (the Grand Okanagan), they fed us! They wined and dined us! All in all it was like a little "mini convention". Great opportunity to network.