The spring housing market is off to the races!
The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a move.
New research from realtor.com shows that the first week of April is actually the best time to list your house for sale!
The report used “trends in median listing prices, views per property on realtor.com, home price drops, median days on market, and number of listings on the market over the last three years,” to determine a ranking for every week of the year.
Listing your home in the first week of April contributes 14x more property views, 5% less competition from other home sellers, and results in the home being sold 6 days faster!
Below is a graph indicating the average score for each month of the year.
It should come as no surprise that April and May dominate as the top months to sell. The second quarter of the year (April, May, June)
is referred to as the Spring Buyers Season
, when competition is fierce to find a dream home, often leading to bidding wars.
If you’re thinking of selling your home this year, the time to list is NOW!
According to the National Association of Realtors,
41% of homes sold last month were on the market for less than 30 days! If you list now, you’ll have a really good chance to sell in April or May, setting yourself up for the most exposure!
If you have had any thoughts of selling, call us today--The Militello Team. Put our 40+ years of experience selling real estate north of Boston in Essex County on the North Shore to work for you!
THE MILITELLO TEAM
(978) 815-3877 - jOSEPH
(978) 500-1480 - KATHLEEN
VICE-PRESIDENT / REALTOR
Source: Keeping Current Matters
J Barrett & Company
1 Beach Street
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts 01944