Definition of "Renter's Market"

Alena  Kirillov real estate agent

Written by

Alena Kirillovelite badge icon


There’s a time when it’s neither a Buyer’s Market nor a Seller’s Market. We call it “Renter’s Market”.

It’s that time where, despite the supply and demand ratio of properties for sale, the overall economic conditions are not favorable for such a big investment like buying a house and the Real Estate Market shifts toward Rental.

Renters always represent a huge market. There are a lot of people in many professions who get transferred from place to place, so choosing rent is best for them. Additionally, a lot of people have been preferring to save money to travel and other types of entertainment, so they don’t have “owning a house” as a priority – especially the ones who don’t have a big family and don’t intend to. Not to mention Rent Control, which always provides certain gems…

However, the term Renter’s Market should only be used when, independently from all of that, it is economically more interesting - both to the tenant and the landlord - to rent than it is to buy or sell.


Need help as a:

I'm interested to:


I work in:

Reach out to the local professionals for help
I agree to receive FREE real estate advice.

Agents, get listed in your area. Sign up Now!

Here's what you'll get:

1. Full zipcodes coverage for the city of your choice for 3 months

2. The ability to reach a wider audience

3. No annual contract and no hidden fees

4. Live customer support/No robo calls

$75 - Any City - 3 Months Coverage
loader gif

Please wait ...

I agree to receive FREE real estate advice
I agree with Terms & Conditions and Section 5-5.9.

Real Estate Secrets:

Did you know there is a middle way between rent and buy/sell? It’s called Rent with Option to Buy
 and we have a blog explaining a little bit about the so-called Rent to own Properties. You should check it out!

Is it a Renter’s Market right now? Look through The OFFICIAL Real Estate Agent Directory® and find a local agent that specializes in rental to help you find the best offerings!

image of a real estate dictionary page

Have a question or comment?

We're here to help.

*** Your email address will remain confidential.


Popular Real Estate Terms

Voluntary giving up of a right of a lien, usually on a temporary basis. The waiver may be explicitly stated or implied. An example is when a lender waives its right of lien against ...

(1) Licensed broker employed to represent and match both buyers and sellers. Usually employs several real estate agents in an office. (2) Commission or fee charged to sell real estate or ...

Levied on those benefiting from the installation of a sewer. ...

A covenant real estate definition covers covenants in the context of residential real estate, condominiums, neighborhoods, or housing co-ops that are ruled by an agreement of the owner to ...

Real estate sales contract where possession and use is provided to the buyer, but the deed is kept by the seller until the full purchase price is met whereupon the title is placed in the ...

The minimum age required for legal competency ( in most states 18 years). ...

Considerations used by lenders in appraising a prospective homebuyer' credit application. They are: Character, Capacity (cash Flow), Capital, Collateral and Conditions (economic status) ...

Metal or wood channel attached immediately below or along the eaves of a building for the purpose of channeling rainwater away from the structure. The gutter prevents rain runoff from ...

Laws enacted by every state governing the activities and requirements of real estate salespeople and brokers. Upon satisfying the necessary age and residency requirements and satisfactorily ...

Popular Real Estate Questions