The number of sales agreed in November hit an eight-month low, according to the latest figures from NAEA Propertymark.
Political uncertainty, coupled with the run up to Christmas, impacted the plans to buy or sell over the month, according to the estate agent association.
The average number of sales agreed per member branch fell to seven over the month, the lowest recorded agreed sales since March.
The number of prospective buyers also fell by 9%, with the number of hopeful buyers registered per estate agent branch decreasing from 341 to 332 over the period.
This is the lowest figure recorded since July.
However, sales to first time buyers saw an increase in November, rising to 28%. This marked a 5% year-on-year increase, with first time buyer sales sitting at 23% the year prior.
Housing supply also remained stable across the month, though it did see a year-on-year rise. An average of 39 properties was available per member branch, compared with 35 in November 2018.
Mark Hayward, NAEA Propertymark chief executive, said: “The housing market now has reassurance from a Government, which will, in turn, inject some confidence in the market for both buyers and sellers.
“Now the political impasse is resolved and it’s clear how and when we’ll be leaving the EU, we hope there will be a degree of certainty which may trigger a flurry of activity.”