Popular Listing Dates
Here is a great article that proves the most popular listing dates. I create a new local Aldea Listings print out almost every Friday, which is when I see the new listings come out. The most popular month for listing a home seems to be the spring time, between March and June. We all know that January and February are usually dead months for real estate, but since I am available all the time, I tend to get properties sold during these times when other realtors are away. And just an aside to the statistics, I should be closing a townhouse in February, if all goes well… Enjoy~Dianne
The Prime Time to List a Home
From Daily Real Estate News
Thursday and Friday are the most common days of the week when real estate professionals list a home for sale, according to 2014 existing-home sales data analyzed by the National Association of REALTORS®. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday follow in popularity in that order. The least popular days to post a new listing are Saturday and Sunday.
Meanwhile, the most popular months for new listings are in spring, with two-fifths of all new listings in 2014 coming on the market between March and June, according to NAR’s analysis.
Also, “while home closings exhibit a strong tendency to get done at the end of the month, listings are much steadier throughout the course of the month, with a slight tendency to be posted earlier rather than later,” researchers write at NAR’s Economists’ Outlook blog.
You probably know that home listings go up most often on Thursdays and Fridays. Here is the data to back up your intuition:
As we start the New Year, this is a good time to take a look and recap the year behind us to see what insights 2014 holds for 2015. The last sales data for December 2014 is just now being collected, but we can get a good sense of the year by looking at the data we currently have for the past 12 months. In our first posts, (Part 1 and Part 2) we looked at closings by day. Here, we’ll take a look at listings.
- Below, we see the most popular listing days of 2014. Note the strong preponderance of spring dates and obvious lack of weekends.
- The biggest months for new listings are May, April, June, and March, and June. These months alone accounted for two-fifths of all new listings in this analysis.
- While not devoid of new listings, the weekends are obviously not popular days to list. Among weekdays, Fridays and Thursdays are the most common days for new listings to go up, with Monday trailing a bit and Tuesdays and Wednesdays are not too far behind. Wednesdays and weekends are the only days of the week absent in the top 25 days for listings.
- While home closings exhibit a strong tendency to get done at the end of the month, listings are much steadier throughout the course of the month with a slight tendency to be posted earlier rather than later.