After a dismal showing of only 6 sales in September, October has roared back with 27 sales , the highest monthly count in three years. Sales were strong in all price ranges giving more evidence that the Carmel marketplace is turning around. It also appears that many buyers have determined that we are at or near the bottom and they have chosen not to risk waiting any further. Those buyers sitting on the fence and trying to pick the bottom may want to rethink their strategy. Carmel Beach painting by Justin Clayton.