2018 REALTORS Care® award

Port Coquitlam REALTOR® honoured for commitment to community causes

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) awarded REALTOR® Jody Squires the 2018 REALTORS Care® award for his tireless fundraising and charitable efforts.

The REALTORS Care® Award honours Metro Vancouver Realtors who demonstrate a sustained commitment to charitable, fundraising, or volunteer activities that strengthen communities and support people in need.

Jody works at RE/MAX Sabre Realty in Port Coquitlam and is co-director of the RE/MAX Sabre Golf Tournament, which raises approximately $20,000 each year for local charities.

“Jody epitomizes the charitable spirit within our Realtor community,” Ashley Smith, REBGV president said. “While he’s a go-to person in his office for raising money for charity, it’s his personal acts of kindness that make him a standout.”

In 2017, Jody learned that the infant daughter of a colleague had cancer. Wanting to help, Jody organized an auction to shave off his trademark beard. That effort raised $10,000 for the girl and her family.

Using money Realtors raise at RE/MAX Sabre Realty, he also acts as Santa Claus each year, delivering gifts, food and clothing for people receiving services at a women and children’s shelter in the Tri-Cities.


Demand for homes continues to outpace supply in Metro Vancouver

A shortage of residential property listings coupled with strong demand, particularly for condos and townhomes, continued to impact Metro Vancouver’s housing market in March.

Residential property sales in the region totalled 3,579 in March 2017, a decrease of 30.8 per cent from the 5,173 sales recorded in record-breaking March 2016 and an increase of 47.6 per cent compared to February 2017 when 2,425 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 7.9 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month.

“While demand in March was below the record high of last year, we saw demand increase month-to-month for condos and townhomes,” Jill Oudil, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) president said. “Sellers still seem reluctant to put their homes on the market, making for stiff competition among home buyers.” Continue reading