"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."