is the Wall Street Journalâ€™s entry into the high-end real estate
magazine world. Well, not quite a magazine â€” 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 â€” that one was
featured last week).
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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 on which day of the week is best for launching your Sherman
Oaks 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 our Sherman
Oaks listing results.
I bet you want to know the answer, so here it is: â€¦(drum roll, please) â€“
Friday. Houses listed on Friday spent the fewest days on market (2
fewer than Thursday, 7 fewer than the most ho-hum day for listing,
But, reading further, there is a problem. Listing on Tuesday brought
in the most requests for house tours â€” by 8 thousandths of one percent
over Thursday. For drawing house tours, Friday faded into the packâ€¦
All of which points to something experienced 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 listing is as soon as
itâ€™s ready â€“ the instant itâ€™s ready! Buyers are constantly combing the
listings, and the ideal prospect may be long gone if we hold off for any
If you are ready to sell your home, letâ€™s get your Sherman Oaks listing ready to go now!
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