One of things I've noticed in the course of my Real Estate career is that lots of folks are interested in how the "market is doing". I remember a former broker of mine telling us people always want to know and that it is hip and trendy to discuss Real Estate. This seems to ring true in many respects.
As an agent who focuses on Snohomish county and the cities of Arlington, Marysville, Lake Stevens and Everett, the market has certainly changed. Markets do that, don't they? It's remarkable in my mind how things get lumped together. One thing is for sure, the Real Estate climate is largely a local issue. In a word, what's happening across the country is not always true for our local market.
All in all, though time on market has lengthened and prices have flattened or declined, Snohomish County remains an excellent area to buy or sell homes and land. Sales may have even slowed down, still a super place to buy or sell.
So, if you ask me how the market is...
I say it's still great, maybe just not as great as some previous time(s) but still great.