What' the difference between a Seller's market and a Buyer's market? To put it simply, it means one party has an advantage over the other. To determine whether we are in a Buyer's or Seller's market, the anlaytics are based on the absorption rate. In a buyer's market, you will find sales are slower, and prices are edging a bit lower. In a seller's market, you will have quicker sales, and prices could be rising. How do you figure out the absorption rate for your specific home?