Heading into Edmonton’s busy real estate season, more listings are hitting the market which will give home buyers more options. Demand for Edmonton homes for sale is expected to remain high, but home sellers will want to be strategic about their listing so that it stands out and attracts potential buyers. Read on to learn which day of the week is best to list so that you can sell a house fast.
Need to sell a house fast? List on a Friday!
In case you needed another reason to love Fridays, it turns out that listing your home for sale on a Friday gives you the best chance of selling for the best price. Interestingly however: only 18.8% of homes are listed on a Friday. That means that over 80% of sellers are missing out on the advantages of listing on the best day of the week.
Here are some interesting statistics collected by Redfin regarding Friday listings:
- 28.9% of homes listed on a Friday sold in 90 days or less
- Homes listed on either a Thursday or Friday tend to fetch the highest price, averaging 94.4% of the original list price
- At 18.8% above average, homes listed on Friday tend to get the most tours
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Other tips to help sell a house fast
The average number of days on market for homes sold in the Greater Edmonton Area for April was 23 days for single family homes, 45 days for condos, and 24 days for duplexes/row houses.
As previously mentioned, the Edmonton market remains strong but this is the peak time of year when people list, so it’s important to have a strong sales strategy to get eyes on your listing.
Here are a few more tips for a quick home sale:
Price to sell - Truly one of the most effective ways to sell a house fast is to price it competitively. Serious buyers will be tuned into the market and will instantly recognize a listing that is priced to sell. Check out our blog for more advice on how to price a home for sale.
Set the stage - Staging a home for sale makes it as easy as possible for potential buyers to visualize themselves living there. If you can’t afford professional staging, don’t worry. Decluttering and depersonalizing the space will go a long way to helping buyers see your listing in the best light. Here are some other home staging tips.
Hire a real estate agent - Working with an experienced, successful REALTOR® is one of the most effective ways to sell your house quickly. A good agent will assist you at every step of the process, from arranging professional photos for your listing to helping you with the list price, and of course, hosting showings and negotiating the sales price on your behalf.
With over 15 years of experience in the Edmonton real estate market, Wally has a proven track record for selling homes quickly for top price.
Call/text Wally at 780.238.7384 to get started.