How to Recognize a Seller's Market. Before Every Other Seller Does.

Written by Posted On Friday, 09 January 2015 12:52

What the Heck is a Seller's Market?

There are no better words in the English dictionary that can make a home owner do their infamous happy dance than these four little words: “it’s a seller’s market”.


So….you ask….how do you know if it really is a seller’s market and what exactly does that mean?

I’m going to bring you back to ECON 101 for a moment. Remember when your professor spent two weeks explaining the concept of supply and demand? Well, I hope you took notes.

In a seller’s market, there are fewer homes for sale with more buyers out there looking to purchase.  The factors that lead to more buyers in the market could be:  sustained low interest rates, high employment rate, legislative changes which make it easier to purchase a property – events and conditions that make buyers think it would be a good time to invest in a home.

In my experience, there are some advantages to the sellers in this kind of market. Typically, home prices will rise, buyers will quickly make offers and sometimes, buyers will compete for a property. This can lead to a bidding war, ultimately driving the price of the home up above expectations

Now on to your next question. How do I, as a potential seller, know when it really is a seller’s market?

How to Recognize a Seller's Market

Click here and I will send you a personalized FREE Comparative Market Analysis (Home Valuation) of your home. We can start there. I will also send you updated monthly market information.


It’s pretty simple actually. If houses are selling quickly for their actual value or above…then, it’s a seller’s market.

But, how do you know when to list and when it will be a seller’s market?

It’s all about projection. There are a group of people sitting in a padded room that study the local market day in and day out. Very patient people, indeed.

This is the forecast that they have come up with for the Metro Atlanta Market:

They project that Metro Atlanta home sales will rise over 10% in 2015.

This is my forecast: Rates are lower than ever and homebuyers are out looking. Despite the cold…..getting your home listed this winter, before everybody starts listing in Spring time, will give you an advantage.

Let’s do this. Click here and I will send you a personalized FREE Comparative Market Analysis (Home Valuation) of your home. We can start there. I will also send you updated monthly market information.

As I always say, “an informed homeowner makes a happy home seller.”

Here’s to being informed!


Emily Benner

Real Estate Expert

PalmerHouse Properties


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Emily Benner - Method Real Estate Advisors

Emily is a proven real estate professional with a depth of experience only surpassed by her passion to create amazing client experiences. By focusing on each client's unique needs and concerns she is able to leverage persistence, dedication, and compassion to help buyers find their path to the right home. Emily is a proactive guide along the journey and has a keen awareness of how to win the game of contracts for her clients. She is a North Atlanta resident and has a degree from Kennesaw State University. When she is not acting as a strategic guide, you can find Emily seeking a new town or campsite to explore with her two teenagers. Emily also enjoys horseback riding and supporting the communities she serves via various charities benefiting kids with cancer.

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