Statistics, combined with marketing exposure can sometimes be very revealing. “Mansion” is the Wall Street Journal’s entry into the high-end real estate magazine world. Well, not quite a magazine — it’s an extra section they run on Fridays. It’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, though; one that dealt with a topic we agents have long debated. The article was headlined “THE BEST DAY TO LIST A HOME IS…”. It summarized an elaborately executed study by a national brokerage revealing hard statistics on which day of the week is best for launching your home 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 Kalamazoo area listing results.
She went on to point out several, seemingly conflicting statistics about which day was the best to list your house.
This all points to something experienced Kalamazoo REALTORS already know: statistics can be revealing and helpful, but they can also detract from getting the job done. The best day to publish a Kalamazoo area listing is as soon as it’s ready – the instant it’s ready! Buyers are constantly combing the listings, especially now since internet listings are so popular, and the ideal prospect may be long gone if we hold off for any reason. Home buyers who are working with the Veenstra Team will be alerted by email any time a house matching their wish list comes on the market, SO, it doesn’t really matter what day the house comes on the market! Our clients get the opportunity to know and respond as quickly as other REALTORS!
If you are ready to sell your home, let’s get your Kalamazoo or Portage house on the market and in front of home buyers now! If you are considering selling, give us a call so we can provide advice about what enhancements and staging will help get the job done! We don’t want you spending money on upgrades that won’t enhance the sale ability