Home prices across the province are off slightly and the number of transactions is expected to fall by 10 percent by year-end.
However, the B.C. Real Estate Association still says "strong market fundamentals continue to underpin an elevated level of home sales".
In a statement issued this morning, it predicted that more than 100,000 units will be sold in 2017, marking the third consecutive year that this threshold will be reached.
Multiple-listing residential sales are forecast to fall to 101,000 units, down from last year's provincial record of 112,209.
The 10-year average is 84,700 sales, according to the BCREA.
It pointed out that the supply of homes is at a 20-year low, suggesting this will put upward pressure on prices next year.
"The average MLS® residential price in the province is forecast to decline 1.1 percent to $683,500 this year, and increase 5.2 percent to $719,100 in 2018," the BCREA stated. "The decline in the provincial average price is largely due to rising demand for more affordable condominiums and a larger proportion of home sales occurring outside the Metro Vancouver region."