The day on which a property is first listed for sale can have a huge impact on how quickly a buyer is found, with new research revealing Monday is the best day for homeowners looking to sell up.
Which Money? analysed thousands of properties for sale and found those originally listed on the first day of the week typically took 176 days to be secured by a buyer. This compared favourably with the average sale duration of 191 days.
What’s more, properties listed on a Saturday took 203 days to sell, while the wait was even longer – 213 days – for those who put their homes on the market on a Sunday.
Kevin Shaw, national sales director at property specialist Leaders, says: “It seems the day on which you put your property on the market can have a significant impact on how quickly it sells, with homes made available at the start of the week selling more than a month faster than those listed at the weekend.
“Many people choose to browse the property market online at work or in the evenings to plan which homes they will view later in the week or at the weekend. So making your home appear as a brand new listing on a Monday is a shrewd move.
“Of course, there is plenty more you can also do to ensure your property sells quickly and progresses without a hitch. Presenting it for sale in the best possible shape and setting an asking price designed to maximise interest are just two more steps that are sure to lead to success.”
For more advice on how to get the best price for your home contact your local Leaders branch.