As it stands as of today I am ranked 152 out of all Greater Vancouver Realtors as per BCALink.
So that means if there are around 10,000 Realtors in REBGV, I'm in the top 1.5% of all Realtors in Greater Vancouver.
Within the last 2 months, I sold a house on the East Side and bought another house (and got a great deal!), specifically because I am optimistic about the future.
I did not sit on my money and wait because I thought the market was going to fall. I bought because now is a good time to buy because Sellers are concerned about the future.
Once Sellers are no longer concerned about the future, they will no longer be open to negotiating.
Like I said, I am not worried about the market and I put my money where my mouth is.
I guess we all put our money where our mouth is: i.e. under the mattress or in the bank or other relatively riskless investments (bears) or buy more real estate (real estate bulls). We'll see who comes out better or worse at the end of the day, but history has shown that over-paying or buying at the top can and does lead to financial disaster - e.g. look at the US, UK, Eurozone: those that continued to buy right up to 2008 because they thought it was a good time to buy because "Sellers are concerned", got wiped out because it only got much, much worse for sellers over the past 4 years as prices continued to plunge, so those that bought at the top got wiped out - so badly that it caused the worst worldwide banking, financial and credit crisis and recession since the Great Depression....