The market has taken off after a very slow December and January. My listings are getting lots of showings and contracts. This past week was probably the most hectic week I have had in over the past 5 years. I personally handled negotiations on 7 properties that resulted in a change of status. My homes are priced competitively by realistic owners. I invest lots of time and resources to advertise my listings effectively with color visual tours and brochures and feature my listings across the major real estate Internet sites. This results in lots of attention and contracts. The next step is to get these homes through home inspections and financing appraisals so we can close these transaction. No small task given the new complexities in the market.