It’s probably too soon to declare the slump in real estate over but there are several indications that things are improving. Over the last few weeks I’ve gotten busier and busier. In the last two weeks I’ve had 2 closings, written two offers (one accepted), signed up a new listing and gone on dozens of showing appointments. Another promissing sign is that our local inventory is down considerably and houses are selling much faster. Just recently i’ve seen 3 different properties in multiple offer situations – something we haven’t seen in a long time. In two of those situations the properties went over asking price. We’ve had several situations where new listings are going under agreement within days, especially when they’re priced correctly. Customers are shocked, they call about a new listing and can’t believe it’s under agreement already. I also see more buyers out looking as there’s been a significant increase in the number of people attending open houses. I’m not sure if this is true in all markets but in the Milton/Quincy/Dorchester areas things are definately picking up.