Homeowners who are interested in cashing in on their home equity often have a lot of questions about the best time to list your home in Austin. Although the overarching truth is that anytime is a good time to list your home, it depends on your personal circumstances. Moreover, professional, expert representation can mean the difference between executing a successful real estate strategy or failing to get the best sales price for your home. Nevertheless, real estate website Zillow recently published data on the best time to list a home for sale in Austin.
According to the home search portal, Austin home sellers will gain an advantage if they list their home for sale between May 16-31. Their data shows that listing during their suggested time can get a home seller an extra $1,400 over listing any other time of the year. It will also take just a little over a week less time to sell, based on the average days to sell in the area.
Comparatively, Houston and DFW homeowners will benefit from listing their homes between July 1-15. In those markets, sellers can also earn $1,400 more (or about 0.6 percent) selling during that time. They will also sell 1.5-2.5 days faster than the average listing throughout the year. In San Antonio, listing in early April will net you $1,200 more and move homes off the market a whopping 8.25 days faster.
On a national level, early May is the best time to listing among the 35 large markets analyzed. Listing during the suggested timeframe earned sellers $1,600 more for home sale. It also saved them a full week of having to keep their home in showing condition.
Additionally, Zillow found that before putting their homes on the market, sellers spend about seven months on average thinking about their decision. During that time, most sellers complete at least one home improvement project before listing, so knowing the best listing window gives them time to prepare their home.
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