What is a Buyers Market?

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Realtors use an analysis called Months of Inventory to evaluate the real estate market.

The Months of Inventory is equal to how long it would take to sell the existing inventory if no new houses were put on the market.

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Seller's Market 

When the Months of Inventory is below four months, realtors call it a seller’s market because the supply is relatively low so sellers have a stronger position in negotiations between a buyer and a seller.




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When the Months of Inventory is above seven months, realtors call it a buyer’s market because the supply is relatively high and buyers have a stronger position in negotiations.




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Months of Inventory between four and seven is considered a normal market with a good balance of buyers and sellers.

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Comments (3)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jean Marie and Wayne - the use of real estate speak can lead to confusion for non-practitioners.  Whenever, common language is used and definitions explained, more people "win".  

May 08, 2020 08:26 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl 

I really view all markets as buyer's markets. When inventory is low buyers tend to bid prices up and when inventory is high they tend to make bids on the down side. The seller has little control, imho

May 08, 2020 08:42 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - it is always important to educate first so that buyers and sellers understand the market.

May 08, 2020 09:32 AM

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