“DOM” vs. “CDOM” vs. “PDOM”

Unbeknownst to non-Realtors, there are not one but THREE different ways to count the number of days a given “For Sale” home has been the market.

According to the Multiple Listing Service (“MLS”), they are:

One. Days on Market (“DOM”):  the number of days the current listing has been on the market.

Two. Cumulative Days on Market (“CDOM”):  the number of days the home has been on the market in the last year.

Three. Days on Market at the Current Price (“PDOM”): what it sounds like.

“Kitchen Sink Scenario”


This “kitchen sink” scenario should help (unless it confuses you further):

Day #1:  “Active” — home lists on MLS for $500,000.

Day #32: Price reduced to $489,900.

Day #40: “TNAS” (“Temporarily Not Available for Showing”) while home is inspected.

Day #45. “Active” (Buyer cancelled as a result of the inspection).

Day #58: Price reduced to $479,900.

Day #90. MLS status changed to “Cancelled.”

Day #110. Home re-listed (“Active”) with Realtor #2 at $475,000.

Day #130. Price reduced to $465k.

Day #145.  MLS status changed to “A,i” (“Active, Subject to Inspection”).

Day #155. Status on MLS switched to “Pending.”

Day #212. Status on MLS switched to “Closed”; sold price = $462,500.

Here are the number of days for each of the metrics:

PDOM: 25 days.
DOM:  45 days.
CDOM: 155 days.

Got all that?

Your Realtor (hopefully) can explain . . .

See also, “Days on Market” vs. “CDOM” vs. “History.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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