Housing sales in Scotland remained flat in June, with the market continuing to fall, according a survey.
Interest from potential buyers continued to fall in June, with chartered surveyors reporting a fall in new buyer enquiries.
The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) UK Housing Market Survey also showed that newly-agreed sales in Scotland fell for the third consecutive month.
In contrast, RICS said there was an increase in the number of new homes going on the market despite the slump in demand.
It said the rise in new properties could put further pressure on prices.
RICS Scotland director Sarah Speirs said: "The housing market in Scotland failed to turn a corner last month and activity remained slow.
"Despite this, it is unlikely that we will see any real movement until purchasing a property is more affordable and accessible for the likes of first-time buyers."
House prices across Scotland continued to drop last month, with 24% more surveyors reporting price falls rather than rises.
Almost a fifth (19%) of surveyors said they expect prices to continue to fall over the coming months.
Greg Davidson, a member of RICS from Perth-based chartered surveying practice Graham & Sibbald, said: "Uncertainty in the market and general economy continues to make it difficult for purchasers to commit.
"As such, transaction levels have dropped back a touch and there is no particular driver for these to change significantly over the foreseeable future."