You’ve heard it before: List your home early in the year. That way, you’ll be ready to close the deal when home sales peak in June. But what exactly does “early in the year” mean?
Zillow has stated that the magic window to list your home: March to mid-April.
Out with the old, in with the new
Because the majority of home shoppers now start their search on Zillow or another site refreshed multiple times a day, listings can become old news fast.
As a home seller, your biggest competition is a surge in new homes for sale, pushing yours lower in search results. The largest surge nationally occurs in the last weeks of February and into early March, so if you list your home before then you may quickly become outranked. Listing your home during March or early April, however, means you’ll likely bypass this surge.
Time is money
In addition to attracting a serious buyer, you likely care about two things: how quickly and how much you sell your home for. Turns out, the two go hand-in-hand.
After Jan. 1, the first significant drop in the time listings typically spend on the market is in late March. This is also when the difference between final sale prices and list prices is highest.
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