Friday Is The Best Day To List A HomeBlog, Real Estate Tips, Selling
Nailing the day that a home listing debuts is crucial, homes get four times the traffic on the day of debut than any other time of the week. Last year, homes listed on Fridays sold for 99.1% of the seller’s original asking price, the highest percentage of any day of the week. One day of the week can mean an extra $5,000 in a home-seller’s pocket. Listing a home on a Friday rather than a Sunday—the worst day to debut—could mean a difference of nearly $5,000 on a $500,000 house. Properties listed on Fridays also sell the fastest. What makes Fridays so special? Adults who have a Monday-to-Friday workweek tend to be more positive and happier on Fridays, an effect that lasts through the weekend. They also tend to report more vitality and energy on the weekends, which may prompt them to be more proactive in searching for homes. Conversely, Sunday listings have to sit around for a few days before people start lining up home tours for the following weekend. One other day seems to dominate the real-estate world: Tuesday. Homes that are listed on a Tuesday garner the most interest for home tours, Tuesdays are big planning days for many people.