I get asked this question so much.
For varying reasons.
Sometimes it's because people are genuinely curious.
Other times it's a loaded question where the person asking me is a total "Debbie Downer" and needs affirmation of their negative outlook on the world.
For these kind of people when I state the market is pretty fair, they have a pre-loaded response like "well, that's not what I hear" or "my brother-in-law says the market is in the dumpster".
There's always someone who needs to make themselves appear like the authority figure when in fact they wouldn't know the real state of the market from a hole in the ground.
What's your response to this classic question?