If you’re a home seller looking for the “best possible outcome,” the week to list is April 16-22.

That’s according to new data from Realtor.com, which shows that week will hit the sweet spot—the best combination of higher prices, fewer homes to compete against, faster sales time and strong buyer demand. 

For homeowners who are prepared to sell, listing during that April week could get $48,000 more for their home than they would have at the start of the year.

Sellers will benefit from:

  • Higher prices – Homes listed during this week have historically had prices 2.1% higher than the average week throughout the year, and are typically 12.1% higher than the start of the year
  • Strong buyer demand – Historically, there are 16.4% more views per listing during this week than the typical week, but in 2022 this week got 32.5% more views per listing than the average week, as buyer demand dropped in the latter part of the year
  • Fast-selling homes –  Historically, homes actively for sale during this week sold 18.0% faster than the average week
  • Less competition – Typically, there would be 9.3% fewer sellers on the market during this week compared to the average week throughout the year

The most important thing a seller can do is make sure their house is ready—and appealing. 

“In today’s market, it’s really important to price your home well and make sure that it looks its best in order to get top dollar and find a buyer quickly,” said Hannah Jones, economic research analyst at Realtor.com. “There are still buyers in the market, but due to high prices and interest rates, they’re being a bit more picky than they were the past several years.”

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