The real estate market is falling fast. The higher interest rates have caused a major crash in the housing market. It has been a great sellers market for a while now but that is changing. Now more than ever you need a competent real estate agent to guide you through the transaction. Buyers are still looking but they are being more cautious. This isn't a bad thing as unfortunately many buyers were skipping important steps such as the home inspection. Your real estate agent should be able to prepare you for all of the steps to get you to the closing.