A Realtor.com study says the first week of April is the best week of the year to sell your home. Whats’s the best time of the year to sell your home? There are a lot of variables but there is little argument that the first week of April is a good time to year for a fast sale of your home.
An excerpt from the Realtor.com article
Home sellers expecting the quickest sales may want to make sure the house is in tip-top shape for showings because a big week in the housing market is quickly coming. The best week to put a home on the market is March 31 to April 6, according to a new analysis from realtor.com®. Researchers analyzed the 50 largest real estate markets in the nation over the past three years to determine the best week to sell.
During the week of March 31 to April 6, homes are listed, on average, for 6 percent more than at the beginning of the year—an extra $17,000, according to the study. Homes for sale that week also tend to fetch 14 percent more views on realtor.com® than at other times of the year. Further, listed homes sell about six days faster. The homes also see less competition that week; the highest number of homes tend to go up for sale in late spring, the study notes.
Why is the First Week of April a Good Time to List Your Home?
In a nutshell “competition”. In zip codes 30033, 30084, 30340, 30341, 30345 and 30329 we are extremely low on inventory. You can see the actual updated stats at https://englishteam.com/ under “Hows the Market tab”
If you list your home at a time when there are fewer homes on the market you stand a better chance of selling your home at a market price. It’s still a sellers market but sellers are picky. If you overprice your home it doesn’t matter when you list – you are fishing for big fish and they are notoriously slow to bite.