The Best (and Worst) Day to List a Home

Lisa Bowman


New Milford is one of the best suburbs to live in. Located in western Connecticut along the banks of the Housatonic River, this suburb features a rural atmosphere, with a focus on nature, farms, and classic New England country living. The classic New England architecture, stunning fall foliage, and lots of outdoor activities, such as hiking and biking trails, kayaking, boating, and swimming on Candlewood Lake, are alluring to visitors and residents alike. Located only 90 miles from New York City, New Milford is quaint, cozy, and serene, but has easy access to big city amenities such as nightlife, restaurants, and tourist attractions.

The New Milford real estate market in New Milford is competitive, and listing prices reflect that. With such high competition and rising home values, creating the best listing possible is important to take advantage of the market. This guide will help you decide on the best day to create your listing, and ways to make your listing stand out.

The best day to list a home

Although the real estate market can be extremely competitive for sellers, there are still ways to make your listing stand out when listing a home for sale. For example, certain days are better than others for listing your home. Why? The answer has to do with your target audience. Many people who are interested in buying a home are working a job that requires them to be busy from 9-5 on Monday through Friday. Thus, many buyers are looking to work on their home search on the weekend. This is why Friday has been reported to be the best day to list a home. When listings are published on Friday, people have time over the weekend to browse the new listings, making these homes more likely to sell and more likely to get multiple offers, thus driving up the listing price.

In a study by the National Association of Realtors, listings posted on a Friday were more likely to sell within 81 days of posting, which is quicker compared to other days. Homes that were listed on a Friday or Thursday were more likely to be toured in person, which can help lead to sales. Homes that were listed on a Sunday were more likely to be viewed online, but less likely to be viewed in person. This could be because people are relaxing on Sundays and getting ready for the work week. When working Monday through Friday, time can be limited to seeing properties in person.

The worst day to list a home

Conversely, the worst day to list a home is during the work week. Listings that are posted during the work week, Monday through Wednesday, are less likely to be viewed and less likely to be toured as buyers are often busy with other obligations, such as work or school. After work, buyers have little time to continue their real estate search, which is often delayed until the weekend. Then, the more current listings posted on Friday are viewed first.

Making your listing stand out

Although there are optimal days to post your listing, many other factors still come into play to attract buyers. First, you want to make sure that your home is in good repair. This is the time to carry out any repairs that you might have been putting off, such as a leaky faucet or other small issues. Don’t start large remodeling projects, such as redoing the entire kitchen, as these tend not to pay off in the listing. However, small improvements such as new fixtures or a fresh coat of paint can work wonders for the home and improve the quality of the listing.

Another important aspect of making your listing stand out is to clean and declutter your home. Buyers want to see themselves in your home, not you. Remove memorabilia, photographs, and other knick knacks that create clutter and make your home personal. The buyer needs to be able to picture themselves in your space. In addition, your home will need a deep cleaning and proper organization, even the cabinets, and closets you rarely use. The entire home will be inspected by the buyers, and it should be in show-worthy condition. This includes the exterior of the home, such as the deck, driveway, and landscaping.

Lastly, one of the most important ingredients to a successful listing is having great pictures. You need to hire a professional real estate photographer for luxury listings. Buyers want to see lots of content that feature your home's best amenities. Having a plethora of photographs adds a professional quality to your listing and will bring in high-end buyers. Professional photographers also know the best angles and lighting to capture the beauty of your home.

Hiring a realtor

When creating a new home listing, the best decision is to hire a realtor. Realtors are certified professionals through the National Association of Realtors (NAR). They are held to a higher standard of ethics than other real estate professionals and are obligated to work tirelessly for you to get you the best possible transaction. Realtors have extensive experience and knowledge that will help you buy or sell your property. They also have ample connections in the community that can help in the process of buying or selling your property, such as relationships with other realtors, potential buyers, access to listings that aren’t public yet, contractors, and more. Most importantly, realtors are there to help you through the tough decision-making process. Buying or selling a home can come with lots of big emotions and plenty of stress. Realtors are there to help make the process easier for you, guide you through tough choices and help you make the best decision that aligns with your goals.

Reach out to Lisa Bowman

When you’re ready to hire a realtor and get started with your listing, Lisa Bowman is ready to help with Coldwell Banker Realty. Lisa has decades of experience in Connecticut real estate and can help you find the best houses for sale in New Milford. As a top listing and selling agent, Lisa is committed to helping clients get the best service and deal possible in their real estate transactions. With plenty of listings, Lisa is well-connected and ready to help you buy or sell the perfect home.


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