The seller's market is the term given to a market where the seller has the upper hand. This might happen when there are few good homes available in a certain area. It might also mean that the area is a hot one right now for potential buyers. The seller's market is one where a seller might receive a lot of interest from multiple buyers on any given listing. The seller might be able to get multiple bids and offers on a given property. These markets usually lead to higher sale prices on homes and can be difficult for interested buyers. Seller's markets are contrasted with a buyer's market, which occurs when there are very few buyers and a host of acceptable properties in an area. As a buyer, you would much rather do your bidding in a buyer's market than a seller's market, where the seller has all of the control.