Wondering when to list your home for sale? Zillow has made it easy for you. Homes are selling fast year-round, but homes listed in the spring command the highest sale prices nationwide, according to the online marketplace’s latest analysis.
Homes listed for sale in the second half of April can expect to sell for 2.8% more, or about $9,300 on the typical U.S. home, Zillow found; moreover, if you list your home on a Thursday, it could command about $1,100 more, as it’s more likely to catch a weekend shopper’s eye.
On the flip side, the first two weeks of November are the worst time to list a home, associated with a 3.5% discount. The potential price difference between the best and worst times to list is 68% higher than it was before the pandemic, with the ability to impact a sale price by as much as $21,000, compared to a difference of only $12,500 in pre-pandemic days.
“With inventory as low as it is, home sellers can expect a quick sale pretty much year-round,” said Zillow economist Nicole Bachaud. “Even as frantic buyers are snapping up homes days after they hit the market and often bidding them up above list price, there is still value to be had by listing a home during the right time of year, which is in the spring in most cases.”