Over the years, the market has picked up after the holidays. I see you are in the East Bay. I believe it is pretty much like San Francisco which usually slows from Thanksgiving through New Year's and picks up around January 15 or so. When the 49ers were going to the Superbowl with Joe & Steve, the market slowed until after Superbowl. We haven't had that in a while..... There may be some lag what with the subprime debacle and buyers worries about loans. I suspect the Fed may cut interest rates again and that could create a surge. It really depends on the economy and the inventory and of course, realistic Sellers.