The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is an association of more than 2,900 real estate professionals who live and work in the communities of North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford, and Mission.
Fraser Valley market showing signs of spring
SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) recorded 1,102 sales in February, an increase of 43 per cent over January’s sales and an increase of 21 per cent over the 913 sales during February of last year.
Ray Werger, President of the Board, says, “The last time we saw an improvement in the market this early in the year was two years ago when we ended up having a solid, steady market from February through to mid-summer. It’s too early to predict whether this year will be similar, but for now sales are up and the average number of days to sell a detached home is one week faster than it was in January.”
Werger adds, “Although sales have picked up, it’s important to mention that they’re still hovering about 10 per cent below our 10-year average and the increases in activity are specific to property type and location, so be sure to ask your REALTOR® how your home and neighbourhood compare.”
FVREB announces new 2014/2015 board
LANGLEY, BC - The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) elected its new Board of Directors for 2014/2015 at its Annual General Meeting held on February 26.
REALTOR® Ray Werger will replace outgoing President Ron Todson. Werger has been active in real estate since 1992, and is a representative of Royal LePage West R.E.S. (Surrey).
“It's an incredible honour to lead one of the largest, longest-serving professional associations in BC. Since 1921, our Board has been providing Fraser Valley REALTORS® with the tools and services we need to give consumers the best possible service,” Werger said.
White Rock REALTOR® takes top honour in Fraser Valley
LANGLEY, BC - The 2014 recipient of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s John Armeneau Professional of the Year award is Bonnie Moy of HomeLife Benchmark Realty in White Rock.
The award is the highest honour the Board bestows, recognizing outstanding leadership and dedication professionally and within the community.
With over 22 years in the real estate profession, Bonnie is revered for her skill, expertise, and commitment to both the Fraser Valley and its community of REALTORS®.
Fraser Valley Board honours its brightest community contributors
LANGLEY, BC - The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) presented its highest honours for community giving at its Annual General Meeting, February 26 at the Coast Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley.
The individual award went to Abbotsford REALTOR® Wendy Church with Lighthouse Realty Ltd. and the corporate award was presented to Royal LePage - Wolstencroft, Langley.
The REALTORS® Make Good Neighbours awards recognize volunteerism and community support offered by Fraser Valley REALTORS® and offices. Candidates are nominated for going above and beyond to improve the quality of life within their communities.
New Year welcomes increase in sales and new listings in Fraser Valley
SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) recorded higher activity in January compared to one year ago with an increase in sales and a slight increase in new listings.
The Board processed 772 sales on the MLS® last month, a 25 per cent increase compared to the 617 sales in January 2013. In addition, the Board saw a modest 1 per cent increase in new listings in January, 2,676 compared to 2,643 received during the same month last year, but a 164 per cent increase compared to the new listings received the previous month, December 2013.
Ron Todson, President of the Board, says, “Starting early in the year, we typically see a ‘re-stocking of our shelves’ in advance of the spring market, which is a positive trend for buyers in that it creates new opportunities for them. With higher inventory they have greater freedom to comparison shop.”