Disclaimer: “All-time high” isn’t a metric I’m able to historically track and graph — I’m only referencing what I’ve seen on my own reports in my 13+ years in Real Estate using the multiple listings service.
A few definitions:
“HOLD” status is the term for limbo in the multiple listing service (MLS). Also known as “HOLD do not show” and “off market until further notice”. It’s implied that the listing will be back to “ACTIVE” status.
There’s a different status for listings where the seller does NOT plan on having it active in the near future called “Withdrawn”. The seller is restricted from re-listing the home until the listing contract expires.
Then there’s “Expired” and “Cancelled” where the home is officially off the market with the prior listing broker. These are the types of listings that receive a TON of phone calls and solicitations from other agents and statistics show that a good percentage of them end up selling again.
Here’s how many homes are currently on HOLD as of April 14th 2020:
Anaheim Hills: 21
Yorba Linda: 26
All of Orange County: 817
All of Los Angeles County: 1,557
Just for reference, the entire Orange County usually hovers under 100. The larger cities named like Anaheim and Yorba Linda usually have 5-10.