Auction versus Negotiated Sale: Evidence from Real Estate Sales
- Publication Type:
- Journal Article
- Real Estate Economics, 2015, 43 (2), pp. 432 - 470
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© 2015 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. We offer a theoretical and empirical comparison of auctions and negotiated sales. We first build a simple model to show that auctions generate a higher relative price than negotiated sales when demand for the asset is strong, when the asset is more homogeneous and when the asset attracts buyers with higher valuations. Using data from property sales in Singapore, we find support for our theoretical predictions. In addition, we find that auctions do not necessarily generate a higher price premium for foreclosed properties than for nonforeclosed properties.
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