This week our listings saw an average of 2.43 showings each. Traffic has continued to increase since the first of the year. There is no doubt that the Charlotte market has begun to pick up. Next week we’ll be publishing our monthly E-Newsletter and the Mecklenburg Real Estate market stats will be listed. The data will show that January 2008 was a pivotal month for our market. The number of home sales in January were the lowest I’ve ever seen. However, for the first time since April of 2007 the pending home sales in Mecklenburg County have increased! Pending home sales is an indicator of the sales figures for the next 30-60 days. This is a sure sign that the numbers are on their way to improvement this spring.