Home sellers ask, “When is the best time of year to list my home for sale?”
The national housing market is moving, home values are up, and homes are starting to sell well, but timing is still vital for the home seller who wants their home to sell quickly.
Spring and Summer is the best time to Sell a Home.
During these seasons, kids are out of school, and parents are starting to think about where they want their kids to attend in the coming fall. People are ready to use vacation time to tackle the move, and home buyers are interested in seeing homes at their best with beautiful landscaping.
Listing a home in the spring gives you the best chance of finding an interested buyer quickly.
There are more buyers in the market. The earlier you list in the spring, the better your chances of finding the right buyer.
However, the spring and summer selling season brings more competition.
Remember, you are not the only person listing a home for sale this time of the year. Properly pricing and staging your property will be an essential part of the process.
Is listing a Home for Sale in the Winter OK?
The Winter and Fall seasons have generally been called the “bad” time to sell a home. Surprisingly, there isn’t a “bad” season in the current real estate market.
Yes, fewer home buyers are looking, but those looking in the winter are more serious about buying and often have a pressing need to be looking.
Also, there is less competition during this so-called “off” season.
The only time that is particularly slow for real estate is around the holidays, but again, you will still have some earnest buyers who need to find a home and much less competition.
The Best Day of the Week to List a Home for Sale
While most home sellers think about seasons when considering the best time to list a home for sale, the truth is that the day you list is also essential.
According to statistics and Time Magazine, the best day of the week to post your listing is Thursday.
Listing on Thursday means buyers starting to think about the homes they will tour in the coming weekend will see your home and be able to schedule a showing.
Remember, having an excellent real estate agent, pricing the property right, and timing your listing right can help it to sell in the fastest possible time frame!