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July 1, 2016

The Prime Time to List a Home

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The Prime Time to List a Home

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.

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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.

The following were the most popular home listing dates in 2014:

  1. Thurs., May 1
  2. Tues., April 1
  3. Thurs., May 15
  4. Fri., April 11
  5. Fri., May 30
  6. Thurs., April 10
  7. Fri., May 16
  8. Fri., June 6
  9. Fri., May 2
  10. Fri., May 9

Source: “EHS in 2014 by the Numbers – Part 3 – Popular Listing Dates,” National Association of REALTORS® Economists’ Outlook Blog (Jan. 14, 2015)