You may know you need to sell your home, but did you know that the time of year you put it on the market can make a crucial difference in how quickly it sells and even how much you get for it? Conventional wisdom has always dictated that June is the big home sales peak. That may be true, but that doesn’t mean you should list your home in June, and where you’re located in the United States should also play into your timing.
Listing in winter is well-known to be the worst time to list a house. So what is the best time to sell a house? If you live in a warm climate, such as California or Florida, you’re best off putting your home on the market in early spring – between mid-March and mid-April.
If, on the other hand, you live in a harsh climate like Boston, statistics show the magic window for listing your house is closer to late April, because the weather takes much longer to warm up.
How much faster will your home sell during these times than at other times of the year? It depends where you live. In San Francisco, the wait is 10% shorter, while in Dallas, the gain is 22%. Houses also go for higher prices during these times of the year.