The Prime Time to List a Home
Danielle Hale | January 15, 2015
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.
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:
- Thurs., May 1
- Tues., April 1
- Thurs., May 15
- Fri., April 11
- Fri., May 30
- Thurs., April 10
- Fri., May 16
- Fri., June 6
- Fri., May 2
- Fri., May 9
Source: National Association of REALTORS® Economists’ Outlook Blog