The Best Week To List Your Home Is Almost Here

Are you thinking about making a move? If so, now may be the perfect time to start the process. That’s because experts say the best week to list your house is just around the corner.

A recent Realtor.com study looked at housing market trends over the past several years (with the exception of 2020, since it was an unusual year), and found the best week to put your house on the market this year is April 14-20:

“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 matters for you. While the spring market is a great time to sell no matter the week, this may be the peak sweet spot. And if you have been putting your plans on hold, waiting for the right time to act, this could be the push you need to get things moving. As Hannah Jones, Senior Economic Research Analyst at Realtor.com explains:

“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.”

However, if you want to get in on the action, you must act quickly and rely on the experts. 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 will be able to advise you on how to balance your desired listing date with the necessary repairs and renovations. And they can show you exactly how to prioritize your list so you know what to tackle first.

For example, if your house is already in good shape, you will be able to concentrate on the smaller tasks that are simple to complete and have a significant 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.”

Here are some specific examples from that article:

 a graph of a number of homes for sale

Remember, it is fine if you are not ready to list within the next few weeks. The window of opportunity will not 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. 

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