"The majority of the people that are concerned about it, maybe shouldn't be. There's a lot of hysteria out there... We're really encouraging people in the market to proceed with business as usual in hopes that all of these details will get ironed out," said Elizabeth Rowe, broker and owner of Rowe Real Estate.
An average loan takes 30 to 45 days to close, but for buyers there is now a minor delay.
"When you apply for a loan you fill out a loan application and all of that information has to be verified, things like employment, tax records, just to make sure people aren't fabricating their IRS forms... Well, if the office for the IRS is closed, there's no way to verify that these people are reporting accurate information."
But Rowe is hoping to ease minds in market.
"We've got sellers that are asking questions, is now the right time to sell with everything that's going on, and the answer is absolutely."
40-percent of buyers across the nation are purchasing homes with cash, and even locally there has been an increase in cash closures.
"Where we are seeing maybe a little bit more concern and panic is in the employment verification for government employees. How do you verify a job where no one's answering the phones? ... I don't know that there are lenders out there that would want to lend money to somebody and say well, we don't know how long you're not going to be receiving a paycheck."
When it comes to the big picture, Rowe believes buyers and sellers should not let this government shutdown scare them out of the market.
"We're not seeing it have an impact, really where it's having an impact is in the fear in buyer and sellers' minds."
To learn more about the impact on real estate, check out Rowe's myReport.