The Best Week To List Your House 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 for sale is just around the corner.

A recent 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® 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’ve been putting your plans on the back burner and waiting for the right time to act, this could be the nudge you need to make your move happen. As Hannah Jones, Senior Economic Research Analyst at, 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.”

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

They’ll be able to offer advice on balancing your target listing date with what you need to do from a repair and renovation standpoint. They can also walk you through 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 focus 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.”

Here are some specific examples from that article:

 Numbers of Homes for Sale, Since 2017 | KM Realty Group LLC, Chicago, Illinois

Remember, even if you’re not ready to list within the next few weeks, that’s okay. The window of opportunity doesn’t close when this weekend. 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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Ready to get the ball rolling? Let’s connect and schedule a time with real estate experts to go over your next steps.

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