â€œMansionâ€ is theÂ Wall Street Journalâ€™s entry into the high-end real estate magazine world. Well, not quite a magazine -- itâ€™s an extra section they run on Fridays. Itâ€™s a nice diversion for those who want to read about really rich people selling their properties. More than that, it could actually be an important source of information if you decide to buy a vineyard in the middle of Los Angeles (Bel-Air, actually -- that one was featured last week).
It was another article that caught my eye on Friday, though; one that dealt with a topic we agents have long debated. The article was headlined â€œTHE BEST DAY TO LIST A HOME ISâ€¦â€.Â It summarized an elaborately executed study by a national brokerage revealing hard statistics onÂ which day of the weekÂ is best for launching your Hopkinton andÂ MetrowestÂ listing. The author, Sanette Tanaka, brought up several ways to look at the question. While her focus was, of course, national, the unspoken allure was to zero in on which day will maximize ourÂ MetrowestÂ listing results.
I bet you want to know the answer, so here it is: â€¦(drum roll, please) --
Friday.Â Houses listed on Friday spent the fewest days on market (2 fewer than Thursday, 7 fewer than the most ho-hum day for listing, Sunday).
But, reading further, there is a problem. Listing on Tuesday brought in the most requests for house tours -- by 8 thousandths of one percent over Thursday. For drawing house tours, Friday faded into the packâ€¦
All of which points to something experiencedÂ HopkintonÂ andÂ MetrowestÂ agents already know: statistics are helpful, but not to the point where they detract from getting the job done.Â TheÂ best day to publish a local listing is as soon as itâ€™s ready â€“ theÂ instantÂ itâ€™s ready! Buyers are constantly combing the listings, and the ideal prospect may be long gone if we hold off for any reason.
If you are ready to sell your home, let's get yourÂ MetrowestÂ listing ready to go now!
I have found Wednesday to be a good day to list in MLS. The reason is first I believe buyers start getting organized for weekend home visits on Wednesday and Thursday and in our localÂ MassachusettsÂ MLS system New listings remain tagged as â€œnewâ€ for the 1stÂ 3 days. This will draw more attention to your listing.
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