Believe it or not, there is statistically a better day to list your home for sale. That day is Thursday. According to Real Trends, "homes listed on a Thursday typically go pending faster than any other day of the week, all else equal. Those that are put up for sale on a Sunday tend to sit on the market longest, eight days longer than Thursdays. Saturday and Monday are only marginally better — homes listed on either of those days typically take seven days longer to sell than homes listed on Thursdays".
Zillow also claims that, "homes listed on a Thursday sell faster and are more likely to sell above list price than those listed on any other day of the week. Nationally, 21% of homes are listed on a Thursday, and it’s as high as a third of homes in some markets".
I have been listing homes on Thursday's since the beginning of my career and I can personally attest that Thursday is the best day. Most buyers are looking on the weekends. When properties are listed on Thursday, it gives enough notice to their agent and seller to accommodate a showing.
Another reason is because during the winter when it gets dark earlier, most buyers want to view homes in the day light (definitely recommended) so they'll push showings to the weekend.
As a seller, wouldn't you rather have the majority of your showings on the weekend and have the hassle for a day or two? If you've prepared your home correctly and priced your home accordingly, you may sell your home the first weekend!
When listing your home, take every advantage and use all the tips and tricks we provide to get your home sold for the most amount of money and with the least amount of headache and hassle to you. I know what it takes to get homes sold and get your favorable terms. I even wrote a book on how to do it. If you'd like a free copy or would like to chat about your home, please give me a call.