When is the Best Time for Listing Your Home for Sale?

When is the Best Time for Listing Your Home for Sale?With spring now fully in the air, you may be ready to tackle some of the items on your home’s to-do list – one of which may be listing it for sale. Traditionally, when the weather turns warm, many people who are considering making a move will take action.

But is this really the best time of year to do so?

Actually, yes. In fact, according to a recent report by Zillow, “listing a home towards the end of spring can significantly increase the seller’s chances of selling their home faster, and for more money.”1

But just how much faster and how much more?

Based on the survey’s results, on average, homes that are listed in early May sell nine days faster, and for one percent more than average listings.

In addition, the day of the week that you initially list your home can also make a big difference in the number of potential buyers viewing it. In this case, listings that appear on Saturday can end up with an average of 20 percent more views during the first week your home is on the market.

With that in mind, getting your home on the market during this time of year has the potential to bring in more money, and get your property sold faster so that you don’t have to worry about carrying it indefinitely.

If you are ready to make a move this spring, we can help. We will provide you with a free, no obligation home valuation so that you know exactly where you stand in terms of the proper list price.

We will also work with you on putting together a custom marketing plan so that you can get the information about your home in front of as many potential buyers as possible. So don’t wait! Give us a call today.

 

  1. Best Time to List Your Home is Saturday in Late Spring. March 2, 2017. Zillow.
2018-04-03T16:59:26+00:00 By |Advice, Home Selling|

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I grew up in the Bowie-Crofton area with my 3 other siblings. As the middle child, I have a natural talent for negotiating! I moved to the Annapolis area for several years after I graduated college, and I currently reside in Arnold with my wife, son, and daughter.