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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Also during the '80s, metalcasting was transformed from a seller's market to a buyer's market.
No one thinks the seller's market is over or that resale prices will fall below current levels,'' Link said.
While the inventory, of condominiums, co-ops and townhouses for sale in Chelsea has been on the rise, the historical low interest rates, combined with a significant lack of new development, have continued to make for a seller's market.
Still, a seller's market that has reigned for the past several years persists.
Virginia Honey lost much of the commercial business it gained in 2003 when shortages of raw honey resulted in a seller's market at Vita's level.
That month also marked the end of the previous strong seller's market because prices headed into a prolonged slump from that point on.
The low interest rates have created a seller's market.
That's a sign of a shift from a seller's market to a buyer's market.
But I don't know anyone who believes rates will go high enough to turn this seller's market off.
Although we sold three properties in 2002 to take advantage of a seller's market, we have, at the same time, purchased the property at 360 Lexington Ave.
New Boston Fund, which purchased the buildings in separate transactions in 1997 and 1998, cited an attractive seller's market as the primary reason for the sale.
The feeling is even stronger today, but for more than a year we've been saying this seller's market surely must cool off soon, yet it keeps on going,'' said association president Jim Ezell.