Bargaining Over Residential Real Estate: Evidence from England

43 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2002

See all articles by François Ortalo-Magné

François Ortalo-Magné

Wisconsin School of Business; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

Antonio Merlo

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics; Rice University

Date Written: February 2002

Abstract

This paper presents and investigates a new data set of individual residential property transactions in England. The main novelty of the data is the record of all listing price changes and all offers ever made on a property since it appears on the market, as well as all the visits by potential buyers for a subset of the sample. We analyze individual seller and potential buyers behavior within property transaction histories. This leads us to establish a number of stylized facts pertaining specifically to the timing and terms of agreement in housing transactions, and more generally, to the sequence of events that occur from initial listing to sale agreement.

Note: Please note that this paper has been updated to PIER 02-023.

Suggested Citation

Ortalo-Magne, Francois and Merlo, Antonio M., Bargaining Over Residential Real Estate: Evidence from England (February 2002). PIER Working Paper No. 02-005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=306119 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.306119

Francois Ortalo-Magne

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