Timing Is Key: The Best Week to List Your House

Are you contemplating a relocation? If so, it might be an opportune moment to kickstart the process. Experts suggest that the optimal time to list your house is approaching swiftly.

A recent study conducted by Realtor.com analyzed housing market patterns over the past several years (excluding 2020 due to its unique circumstances). The findings indicate that the prime week to introduce your house to the market this year falls between April 14th and April 20th:

“Every year, one week stands out from the rest as that perfect stretch of time when it’s great to be a home seller. This year, the week of April 14–20 is the best time to sell—that is, if sellers want to see lots of interest in their homes, sell quickly, and pocket some extra cash, according to Realtor.com® data.”

 

Here's why this timing holds significance for you: While the spring market typically presents favorable selling conditions regardless of the week, this particular timeframe might represent the pinnacle of opportunity. If you've been deferring your plans and awaiting the perfect moment to take action, this revelation could serve as the push you've been waiting for to initiate your move.

Hannah Jones, Senior Economic Research Analyst at Realtor.com, provides further insight:

“The third week of April brings the best combination of housing market factors for sellers. The best week offers higher buyer demand, lower competition [from other sellers], and fewer price reductions than the typical week of the year.”

But, if you want to get in on the action, you’ll need to move quickly and lean on the pros. Your local real estate agent is the perfect go-to when it comes to figuring out a plan to prep your house and get it on the market.

They’ll be able to offer advice to balance your target listing date with what you need to do from a repair and renovation standpoint. And they can walk you through exactly how to prioritize your list so you know what to tackle first.

For example, if your house is already in good shape, you’ll be able to really focus in on the smaller things that are easy to do and make a big impact. As an article from Investopedia says:

“You won’t have time for any major renovations, so focus on quick repairs to address things that could deter potential buyers.”.

Just remember, even if you’re not ready to list within the next couple of weeks, that’s okay. The window of opportunity doesn’t close when this week ends. Spring is the peak homebuying season and it’s still a seller’s market, so you’ll be in the driver’s seat all season long. 

Bottom Line

Ready to get the ball rolling? Let’s connect and schedule a time to go over your next steps.

Here are some specific examples from that article:

1319 Properties
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$615,000
Neighborhood: Islandwalk/The West Vlgs Ph 7
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,789
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
1
Day on Site
N6132439
MLS
$529,153
Neighborhood: Sunstone At Wellen Park
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,908
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
1
Day on Site
T3519292
MLS
$239,000
Neighborhood: Bird Bay I
2
Beds
2
Baths
972
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
1
Day on Site
N6132434
MLS
$739,900
Neighborhood: Sawgrass
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,108
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
1
Day on Site
N6132415
MLS
$375,000
Neighborhood: Bird Bay Ii
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,041
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6132221
MLS
$669,000
Neighborhood: Renaissance/West Vlgs Ph 2B &
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,381
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
2
Days on Site
D6136044
MLS
$595,000
Neighborhood: Stoneybrook At Venice
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,081
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6132358
MLS
$875,000
Neighborhood: Sarasota National Ph 8
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,078
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4606492
MLS
$750,000
Neighborhood: Islandwalk At The West Villages
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,013
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6132121
MLS
$382,000
Neighborhood: South Venice
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,202
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
2
Days on Site
C7491217
MLS
$389,999
Neighborhood: Palencia
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,503
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6132424
MLS
$462,425
Neighborhood: South Venice
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,512
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4607232
MLS

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