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Real Estate Market Trends

Sell in May or June for the Highest Price Premiums

It's a question that's front and center in every home seller's mind: when should I sell? As I've shown before, timing market conditions is not easy and should not be your primary concern when answering this question. However, all else being equal, there are some strong indicators that certain specific times of the year are better when it comes to selling. In fact, you might want to get your home on the market as soon as possible, because a recent study showed that May was the month with the highest average premium on home sale prices!

Don't List Your Home on a Sunday

With all of the preparation that goes into listing your home, the particular day of the week on which you list probably doesn't even cross your mind. After all, how much difference could listing on a Monday vs a Thursday possibly have on the ultimate sale price and time frame? Well, according to a new study by Redfin, the answer is actually "quite a lot". They found that homes listed on a Wednesday sell for the highest price, while homes listed on a Thursday sell the fastest.

Examining Subtle Factors in Home Value

When determining a home's market value, there are major characteristics that rightly command most of the attention; things such as square footage, neighborhood, and the number of bedrooms are both obvious in importance and easy to quantify. However, there are an almost innumerable amount of more subtle factors that also come into play, a fact examined in a recent study by real estate analytics company HouseCanary. They sought to determine the effect of 5 "hidden" characteristics on a home's value. These details might not always receive an obvious, or even conscious, emphasis, but they are nevertheless connected to the market value of the home. In fact, significant correlations not only exist for things like frontage length and backyard slope, but they also show distinct regional trends.