It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…to List Your Home

Posted by Laine Smith on 4/2/17 8:00 AM

Topics: Home Buying Home Ownership

Though every real estate market is different, the spring and summer months are a very popular time for sellers to list their homes. In fact, a new Zillow analysis found that in all but five of the U.S.’s biggest markets, the best month to list your home is April or May.

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On a national level, homes listed in early Mary sell 9 days faster and for 1 percent more than the average listing. In 2016, late spring was the optimal time and in 2015, the best time to list was between mid-March and mid-April.

In our spring housing market forecast, we discussed how still-low mortgage rates, rising home values and decreasing home inventory could pave the way for another homebuying season of competitive markets. As a seller, competition is good for business.

Related: 7 Ways to Tell It Might Be Time to Sell

If you’ve been on the fence about upsizing, downsizing or selling and buying again, download our free Upsizing & Downsizing Guide below. To get your home ready to sell, see some of our related blogs to get your home in the best shape for the market.

6 Characteristics of Home Sellers Who Sold Above Listing Price in 2016

9 Tasks You Should Start Doing If You Want to Sell Your Home This Spring

7 Little-To-No Cost Ways to Prepare Your Home to Sell

Download: Upsizing/Downsizing Guide

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