WINNIPEG, April 12, 2023 – Along with the number of active listings on the market, MLS® sales in March continued to grow from last month marking a sustained transition back to the type of market seen before the pandemic began. The number of active listings is up over last year but still has room for growth before meeting the levels seen before the pandemic began. Meanwhile, MLS® sales for March 2023 were below the record March sales totals in 2021 and 2022 and slightly above the levels seen before the pandemic.
Of the 3,368 MLS® active listings across our market region in March, 1,565 were in Winnipeg while 1,803 were in the rural areas outside Winnipeg and of the 1,014 MLS® sales across our market region, 664 were in Winnipeg with 350 in the rural areas outside Winnipeg.
“It's good to see an increase from last month in MLS® sales along with continued growth in active listings to close out the first quarter of 2023," said Akash Bedi, outgoing 2022-2023 president of the Winnipeg Regional Real Estate Board. “March was the first time since the market shifted midway through 2022 that MLS® sales totals have been higher than the same month in pre-pandemic 2019."
Of the 1,612 residential detached MLS® active listings across our market region, 773 were in Winnipeg while 839 were in the rural areas outside Winnipeg. Of the 698 residential detached MLS® sales, 471 were in Winnipeg while the remaining 227 occurred in the rural areas outside Winnipeg.
Of the 443 active listings for condominiums across our market region, 315 were in Winnipeg and 128 were in the rural area outside Winnipeg. Of the 149 total MLS® condominium sales in March, 122 were in Winnipeg and the remaining 27 occurred in the rural area outside Winnipeg.
“It has been my pleasure serving as the Winnipeg Regional Real Estate Board's President since the beginning of 2022," said Bedi. “My time as President has been a unique and rewarding experience. Moving forward, the incoming 2023-2024 President, Rena Prefontaine will be sharing Winnipeg Regional Real Estate Board monthly MLS® market updates to keep buyers and sellers informed throughout the year ahead.“
“As we enter the spring real estate market in April, REALTORS® leverage the MLS® system and are the experts when it comes to what's happening in neighbourhoods and can offer professional market intelligence," said the Winnipeg Regional Real Estate Board CEO Marina R. James. "REALTORS® provide valuable advice and objective feedback for buyers when looking for a home and for sellers looking to maximize their return. Either way, REALTORS® help ease the stress for buyers and sellers during one of the biggest financial decisions of their lifetime."