Does it matter what day of the week a home goes on the market?
Thanks to my 13 years as a realtor, I’ve developed a certain “philosophy” about the best day of the week to list a home as well as the best day and time to start showings. It comes solely from my experience, so I was curious to know two things: Does the data support my listing philosophy? And do others agree with me?
MY PHILOSOPHY: For most homes below $750,000 we are in a clear sellers’ market. Based on this, if I’m listing a home in this price range I want to have a plan for timing the market. My assumptions are as follows:
• More buyers see homes on Saturday and Sunday
• Competition among buyers should help get the seller a better price and/or terms
• Holiday weekends should be avoided