In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, the survey asks “Think of your most recent sales contract in the past 3 months that was either closed or terminated. Please explain how the deal concluded.”
The responses indicate that more contracts are being settled on time. Of the REALTORS® who responded to the January 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey and who reported a sales contract that either closed or terminated in January 2018, 75 percent reported that the contract was settled on time. The share of respondents who reported that contracts closed on time has trended upwards in 2017. For comparison, only 65 percent reported that the contract closed in time in the March 2015 survey. With more contracts closed on time, the share of respondents who reported that a contract was delayed has declined to 22 percent (from 26 percent in March 2015), while the share of contracts that were terminated decreased to three percent (from nine percent in March 2015).
 Fannie Mae. Property Inspection Waiver. https://www.fanniemae.com/content/faq/property-inspection-waiver-faqs.pdf