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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According to the statistics outlined above we are in a seller's market, which means that there is a high demand for property on the Russian River and not many homes for sale.
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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.
Although we typically hold properties for long-term ownership, we realize it is currently a seller's market and are presently in contract to sell two properties.
For the first half of the year, it was a Seller's market, reaching a zenith of frenzy with buyers flinging themselves on properties like starving raccoons.
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.
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.
The topic will be "Buying Commercial Buildings and Creating Upside in a Seller's Market."
Beck suggested that this trend reflects the strength of the seller's market. "Given the extremely favorable market conditions, sellers may simply be more confident, and therefore more willing to hold out for their asking prices," she said.
1999 should continue to witness a seller's market, with fewer townhouses available.