asking price


Definition of asking price

: the price at which something is offered for sale

Examples of asking price in a Sentence

The original asking price for the car was $20,000, but I was eventually able to buy it for $18,000.
Recent Examples on the Web Now, a historic low level of homes on the market in the Portland metro area has caused anxious buyers to make fast offers, sometimes for more than the asking price, and still some are being shut out by challengers able to sweeten the deal. oregonlive, 3 Sep. 2021 While a few other U.S. cities have had more properties sell at that premium to the asking price, none have experienced as big a percent rise in homes transacting at that lofty an increase, Redfin said. Sami Sparber, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2021 The sale is about $650,000 more than the asking price. Justin Fenton,, 13 Aug. 2021 In June, houses sold for an average of 103% of the asking price. Dallas News, 1 Aug. 2021 Three percent of houses sold for $500,000 more than the asking price. NBC News, 16 July 2021 People call him and offer to pay more than the asking price for the rental, effectively creating bidding wars on rental properties. Washington Post, 10 July 2021 Her clients paid a little less than the asking price of $317,000 and were treated to septic system repairs and asbestos remediation. New York Times, 2 July 2021 Make the value of the offer seem higher than the asking price. Allan Dib, Forbes, 22 June 2021

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First Known Use of asking price

1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of asking price was in 1755

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15 Sep 2021

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“Asking price.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of asking price

: the price that is asked for by a person who is selling something

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