seller's market


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Seller's market

Market in which demand exceeds supply. As a result, the seller can dictate the price and the terms of sale.

Bull Market

A market for a security, commodity, currency, or anything else where prices are consistently increasing. For example, if an index increases 10-20% over a relatively brief period of time, it is said to be in a bull market. There is a great deal of money that can be made in a bull market, but the danger exists that a bull market can undergo a price correction or become a speculative bubble. See also: Bear market.

seller's market

a MARKET situation in which the demand for a product or financial security is greater than the supply of it at existing PRICES, which leads to the bidding-up of prices to the advantage of sellers. Compare BUYER'S MARKET.

seller's market

a SHORT-RUN market situation in which there is EXCESS DEMAND for goods and services at current prices, which forces prices up to the advantage of the seller. Compare BUYER's MARKET.

seller's market

A market in which there is very little desirable property for sale and a multitude of buyers attempting to purchase.Sellers can afford to demand low commission rates from agents who are hungry for listings, refuse to negotiate the price, and refuse to allow contract contingencies. Contrast with buyer's market.

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No one is ready to call an end to this seller's market, though.
Frederick Peters, President of Ashforth Warburg Associates, remarked "We have gone from a Buyer's market in the early 90s to a Seller's market in the late 90s and 2000.
A spate of model launches, an increase in the number of participants (both domestic and foreign), and the needs to counter the pressure on margins have made it a buyer's instead of a seller's market.
There probably is a gradual slowdown ahead, but all the signs show a seller's market continuing in the near future and no bursting bubble anytime soon.
This is a seller's market where supply is scant in the face of huge demand, with the condo market in particular coming to the fore.
New Boston Fund, which purchased the 670,000-square-foot-office tower in the spring of 2001 for $45 million, cited an attractive seller's market as the primary reason for the sale.
This is a seller's market, where supply is scant in the face of huge demand, with the condo market in particular coming to the fore.
cited a strong seller's market as well as a healthy return for investors as primary considerations for selling the Ellipse.
Strong demand and scant inventory continue to fuel the seller's market, he said.
The topic will be "Buying Commercial Buildings and Creating Upside in a Seller's Market.
It's still a seller's market although the definition has changed dramatically in the last eight months,'' Link said.
Beck suggested that this trend reflects the strength of the seller's market.