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Insights & Perspectives

We want to improve our industry and our communities, every day. Whether it’s freely sharing our expert market insights or cheering on our agents’ successes, we’re there. By doing things differently, we’re going to make everyone’s real estate experience better.

Market Stats

Our Chief Economist, otherwise known as Kevin Skipworth, one of our Managing Brokers, shares his statistical insights on the Lower Mainland real estate market.

Buyer Guides

We’ve compiled our collective home-buying expertise into the following simple materials, designed to help first-time home buyers and seasoned investors alike.

Seller Guides

We’ve condensed four decades of in-house expertise into the following materials, crafted to aid home sellers of every stripe—whether it’s a first sale or a tenth.

Recent Insights & Perspectives

Sales and Listings Report for August 2019

"Be You. Bravely and unapologetically” – Anonymous  Attached are the Sales and Listings Stats updated to the end of August 2019. Considering August is traditionally one of the slower months for real estate sales, this August was more active than anticipated. On the supply side, the number of new listings and active listings were down [...]

Ride to Conquer Cancer

Why sixteen agents from Dexter Realty strapped on their helmets, picked up their bikes and set out on a 225-260 kilometer journey to conquer cancer. As a brokerage, Dexter Realty works hard to set a standard for supporting our Lower Mainland communities and doing our part, especially when it comes to those causes closest to […]

Monsters in the Real Estate Closet

VANCOUVER, August 13, 2019/Kevin Skipworth, Chief Economist at Dexter Realty, publishes his latest fact-based real estate report as featured in the Province on August 12 2019. Think back when we were young and it was convenient to hide under the covers because there was a monster in the closet… reality wasn’t convenient nor logical. Much […]

Sales and Listings Report July 2019

"When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best versions of themselves.” - Steve Maraboli Attached are the Sales and Listings Stats updated to the end of July 2019. It’s down, it’s up, it’s down, it’s up… We wouldn’t expect anything less from the Metro Vancouver real estate market. After [...]

Bringing Ninja to Dexter

Why Kevin Skipworth moved mountains (or at least hotel bookings and catering) to bring the Ninja Installation to Vancouver  When Kevin Skipworth, one of Dexter’s Partners/Managing Brokers and our resident Chief Economist, heard about a valuable course from Dexter’s network of brokerages, he had to know more. It wasn’t just one person, a couple of [...]

Sales and Listings Report June 2019

"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” —Pearce Pilgrim Attached are the Sales and Listings Stats updated to the end of June 2019. While the story might be that sales in June have dropped off from May, the market is back in decline—the actual fact is June [...]

The “Real” Real Estate Data

The Metro Vancouver resale real estate market is primed for a comeback! Never have we seen the market with sales and listings numbers like we are experiencing right now. Even with monthly sales below that of a typical May and the 10-year average, fundamentals shown by new and active listing counts that there is significant […]

Sales and Listings Report May 2019

“If you want to change, expand your mind. Old ways don’t open new doors.” —Kristen Butler Before we get to the stats, I have one request for all the work that goes into producing this report. For the eighth time, I’m taking part in the Ride To Conquer Cancer and looking to raise $7,500 as [...]

Shore Clean Up

Sometimes making a difference means pitching in and picking up some trash. As Greater Vancouver’s proudly independent brokerage, we consider it our pleasure to do our part for our beautiful city. And we’re happy to put a sunny Saturday where our mouth is! On May 11th a group of thirty Dexter agents and friends—along with […]

Ride to Survive 2019

Why President David Peerless is putting his pedals to the metal to conquer cancer, and how you can help. At Dexter Realty, we’ve got a long history of supporting our communities and our agents, working to do our part to improve everyone’s lives. And our Managing Brokers are always ready to lead the charge. President [...]

Sales and Listings Report April 2019

"It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so." – Mark Twain Not much is changing in the market in relation to sales numbers, we are seeing the total number of homes sold consistently below 2,000 since July of 2018. But on a [...]

Dexter’s 2018 Award Winners

We keep great company At Dexter, we’re proud to say we have the most dedicated, empathetic and motivated agents in the Lower Mainland. Once a year we celebrate those who deserve recognition for their outstanding efforts—those agents who, in the preceding calendar year, exemplified the highest standards of work ethic, skill, and focused effort, in [...]

Dexter’s Umbrellas: We’ve got you covered

How did a simple idea to showcase Dexter’s new brand and new South Granville location turn into umbrellas and standing outside on the coldest, wettest day in December? Take one new logo When it came to creating the first items bearing the new Dexter logo, there were lots of ideas on the table. But we [...]

Sales and Listings Report – March 2019

"Your big opportunity may be right where you are now" – Napoleon Hill Ok, next! Let’s just move on to April! But for those looking for a recap, there were 1,743 sales in Greater Vancouver in March 2019, the lowest total for the month of March since 1986. So here is what we know; it [...]

Sales and Listings Report – February 2019

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid" – Albert Einstein The NDP Government announced their budget in February and in the immortal words of George H. W. Bush – “No New Taxes!” After last years [...]

Sales and Listings Report – January 2019

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.” – Betty Smith New Year, a similar mentality to start the year with a wait and see attitude in the market with both buyers and sellers. But the feeling is one of some growth of opportunity in the market [...]

Sales and Listings Report – December 2018

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells As we reflect on 2018, it was certainly the year of intervention into the real estate market. What we thought was intervention in the previous two years, became a race this year to add as many variables as possible to “create affordability.”  Attached are [...]

Sales and Listings Report – November 2018

What’s clear for 2018 so far, it is a year of change, in all things real estate and all things related to real estate. There were 1,633 homes sold of all types in Greater Vancouver in November this year compared with 2,831 sales in November last year and 2,255 homes sold in November 2016. This [...]