The Best (and Worst) Day to List a Home

The Best (and Worst) Day to List a Home

Denver, Colorado, is an outstanding place to live. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, the suburbs of Denver offer no shortage of amenities, amazing scenery, nature, top-rated restaurants, great adventure sports, and luxurious homes.
Properties in Denver and the surrounding area are in demand, as they are set against the beautiful nature of the Rocky Mountains, have a ticket to the best snow sports resorts in the world, and grant access to excellent, highly-rated schools in the area. For example, homes for sale in Cherry Hills, CO, are extremely exclusive, private, and luxurious. They offer huge lots with modern amenities and a serene feel, yet they are still just a short drive from Denver proper, as well as the world-class ski resorts around the state, such as Breckenridge Ski Resort and Vail.
Whether you are selling Observatory Park real estate or cottages in the surrounding mountain towns, you want to be sure that you devise a solid strategy for listing your home if your goal is to receive top-dollar offers. As a result, it’s important to be proactive and do your research when listing your home. This guide will walk you through the best and worst days to list your home on the market.

Lifestyle and schedules

One of the main things to consider when listing your home is the lifestyle and schedule of your potential buyers.
According to the “2022 NAR Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends” report by the National Association of Realtors, 47% of the home buyers in 2022 were older Millennials and Generation X. This generation is of the age in which they are most likely still working a full-time job and are occupied during the work week, Monday through Friday. In addition, nearly 50% of buyers in these age ranges also had children living in the household, according to the survey. Thus, the work and school week tends to be busier for these buyers.
Taking the lifestyle of your potential buyers into consideration is important. Many potential buyers don’t have time to look at listings or tour homes during the work week, as they are busy with work and child care. This leaves weekends as the best option for hosting open houses and private tours if you want to reach the most prospective buyers.

The best day to list a home

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Keeping this information in mind, it’s no surprise then that the National Association of Realtors has confirmed the best day of the week to list a home is Friday. A study found that homes listed on a Friday are 12% more likely to sell within 90 days of listing. In addition, homes listed on a Friday were found to get toured 19% more often than homes listed on other days of the week.
Part of this is because many buyers can finally sit down on a Friday after work to look through listings. When your newly listed property is at the top of the search, that means more buyers will see your property, and they will be able to schedule a showing over the weekend. Buyers also may be more likely to organize their showings based on how recently the properties were listed in hopes of being able to snag the home of their dreams before the competition. Ensuring your home is listed right before the weekend helps get you more showings faster.

The worst day to list a home

According to this logic, the worst day to list a home would be during the middle of the week. Potential buyers are busy with child care, work, school, and the rest of their lives, and they also are unable to tour homes as often during the work week compared to the weekend. Thus, listing your home during the middle of the week won’t have as great of an outcome compared to listing it on a Friday right before the weekend, and you may be missing out on potential buyers.

How to get the best offers

One of the best tips for listing a home for sale is to hire an experienced local realtor. Realtors will be able to help you create a listing that truly stands out and makes buyers want to come to a showing.
First, realtors will help you connect with a professional stager. Stagers can help you clean, organize, and declutter your home in order to create the type of design that is hot today. Stagers are design professionals and understand how to select furniture, art, and other pieces that showcase the natural beauty of your home and help your home look open and modern. They are essential for creating a showcase-worthy home to present to buyers in your listing photos and at your open house and subsequent showings.
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Another way that a realtor can help you prepare your best listing is to connect you with a professional photographer. Real estate photographers understand how to use the best lighting and angles to capture the beauty of your home and present an accurate and stunning image to your potential buyers. Professional photographs help your listing stand out and communicate the luxury and value your home has to offer. Professional photographers can also generate ample content to ensure that there is plenty for your potential buyers to look at while they are scrolling through your listing.
If you’re ready to list your home, there’s no better realtor in the Denver area than Ashleigh Fredrickson. Ashleigh has a passion for home design and architecture and has a thorough understanding of the Denver real estate market, from Observatory Park homes to Cherry Hills real estate. When you’re ready to list your home, Ashleigh is ready to walk you through every step of the way. Connect with her to get started.

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