How do market conditions impact price-TOM relationship? Evidence from real estate owned (REO) sales Article

An, Z, Cheng, P, Lin, Z et al. (2013). How do market conditions impact price-TOM relationship? Evidence from real estate owned (REO) sales . 22(3), 250-263. 10.1016/j.jhe.2013.07.003

cited authors

  • An, Z; Cheng, P; Lin, Z; Liu, Y

fiu authors

abstract

  • Empirical evidence on the relationship between real estate price and selling time (time-on-market (TOM)) is mixed as to whether the price-TOM relationship is positive or negative. Competing theories also suggest opposite predictions about TOM's impact on selling price. The article examines the price-TOM relationship against the background of varying market conditions and highlights the impact of these conditions on the relationship. The theoretical analysis extends search theory and Lazear's model to changing market conditions and reconciles their predictions on the relationship. The empirical analysis refines the investigation of the price-TOM relationship by revealing the cross-effect of market conditions and TOM on price. The findings confirm that the price-TOM relationship can indeed be positive or negative depending on these conditions. However, except for the case of an extremely bad market, the relationship is generally positive. This outcome occurs because search effort (indicated by TOM) brings significant price benefit that is large enough to offset all but the worst market price declines. Additional analysis confirms that the findings are not altered by the potential endogeneity between price and TOM. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

publication date

  • September 1, 2013

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start page

  • 250

end page

  • 263

volume

  • 22

issue

  • 3