The Best Week to List Your House… it’s almost here!

The Best Week To List Your House Is Coming Up

The Best Week To List Your House Is Just Around the Corner | MyKCM

Are you thinking about selling your house? If so, you may want to make it a priority to start the process soon. According to realtor.com, the sweet spot for sellers is just around the corner. In a recent study, experts analyzed housing market trends by looking at data from the past several years (excluding 2020, since it was an atypical year). When applied to the current market, experts determined the ideal week to list a house this year. The research says:

“Home sellers on the fence waiting for that perfect moment to sell should start preparations, because the best time to list a home in 2022 is approaching quickly. The week of April 10-16 is expected to have the ideal balance of housing market conditions that favor home sellers, more so than any other week in the year.”

If you’ve been putting your move on the back burner waiting for the ideal time to sell, you should know your golden window of opportunity is coming up. If you’re able to get your house ready quickly, here’s what you can expect from that week.

You Should See More Buyer Activity

The article expects higher buyer demand based on what’s happened in previous years. This could result in increased competition among buyers and ultimately a bidding war over your house. And since mortgage rates recently ticked up over 4%, chances are good that analysis is right. When rates rise, experts say buyers often hurry to make their purchase before rates climb higher. As Nadia Evangelou, Senior Economist and Director of Forecasting at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says:

“. . . Buyers are rushing to lock in lower rates as the outlook is for even higher mortgage rates in the following months.”

Your House Is Expected To Sell Quickly

Additionally, the realtor.com analysis shows houses sell even faster during this week of the year, likely due to the heightened buyer demand. If you work with a trusted real estate professional to price your house right, it should sell quickly. And when homes are already selling in just 18 days according to NAR, that could set you up for a big win.

Your House Will Be in the Spotlight

Since the beginning of the year, the number of homes available for sale has been at or near record lows. According to the realtor.com study, the typical trend for this week of the year is that there will be even fewer sellers on the market. If you list when inventory is low, your house will be the center of attention for eager buyers craving options.

If you’re ready to move fast, you may want to shoot for April 10th-16th as your target goal. Just remember, even if you’re not ready to list within the next couple of weeks, rest assured this is still a hot sellers’ market. If you list later in April, you’ll still be in the driver’s seat.

Bottom Line

Ready to get the ball rolling? Let’s connect and schedule a time to go over your next steps. In the meantime, you can start making a checklist of things you need to tackle to get your house ready and questions you may have for me. When we talk, we can prioritize your to-do list and get you on the road to selling your house.

My team is ready to get you ready! Just fill out the contact form below, send me an e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com, or give a call/text 508-930-5259. We look forward helping you too!



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Jennifer McMorran, Realtor, SRES
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer/Seller Specialist
MA, RI, and Cape Cod & Islands Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
Keller Williams Elite
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
jenmcmorran.realtor
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Realtor.com (or .con) ?

22 cottageYou are browsing through listings on Realtor.com.  You know, just for fun.

And it happens, a home appears on the screen that may be “It”.

Hesitant to call and schedule an appointment, you fill out the “tell me more about this property” form in hopes the listing agent will send along some special tid bits of information on that listing.

Well, sadly, as it is with much of what we find on the World Wide Web, this contact form is not going to give you what or whom you are expecting.

The “tell me more about this property” form is not to provide you, the consumer, a service. This “form” is instead a tool Realtor.com uses to make additional money by charging agents for buyer leads (even on their own listings).    Your contact information is passed on to someone who has paid for “your lead” and may not to the agent associated with that listing.

If Realtors and brokerages choose not to pay the monthly fee, inquiries on our own listings are randomly distributed to those willing to pay a fee for leads.

For Sale by Jen McMorranSo, how can you get more information on the property from the listing agent who actually has direct connection to the sellers and has taken the time to “learn the house”?  Scroll almost all of the way down the property information page to the section entitled “Listing Provider”.  There you will find the Listing Agent’s name.  Since I have a profile all set up, you just need to click on Jen McMorran and that link will bring you to my agent page with all of my contact information.  I’d then be happy to send along any information I have (as I am sure any list agent would!!)

Real estate websites absolutely play a vital role in marketing properties and reaching the most consumers. I just feel it is so important for consumers to understand how these sites work.  If you are directed to an agent does not understand a property (or projects like our new construction), you as a buyer run the risk of being misadvised and/or missing out.  (Sadly I had this happen to two buyers this past spring when our Flynn Terrace townhomes were selling so fast.  Those two buyers missed out and a third had a pretty stressful transaction as they used the random agent assigned through Realtor.com to represent them.)

So, if you don’t have an agent and want “more information” from a source who actually has it, scroll down to the Listing Provider section.  If you do already have a relationship with an agent, give them a call and let them know you think you may have found the “one”.  They can then make the calls for you.

Real Estate transactions can be stressful enough… no need to make them more stressful.   Rely on the listing agent who knows the property best for more information or call the agent who knows you and your needs the best!

Jen McMorran, Realtor
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
508-930-5259
jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor
http://www.BeHomeBeWell.comKensington - Jen McMorran