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Real Estate Fight Club

Aug 2020

Episode 46: What is the Best Day to List a House?

August 10, 2020

On this episode of the Toe-2-Toe Podcast, hosts Jenn Murtland and Monica Weakley, alongside guest Rachael Real, duke it out over the best day to list a house. Hear why Jenn and Rachael prefer to list earlier in the week and why Monica thinks you should follow your client’s lead. 

Episode Highlights: 

  • What is the best day to list a house?
  • Guest Rachael Real feels this depends on the kind of market you're in.
  • Rachael likes Tuesdays because she wants to have a weekend.
  • Buyers in her area go out of town on the weekends frequently and those buyers will miss out.
  • Jenn likes Rachael's logic but she thinks the best day is Wednesday or Thursday. She thinks Tuesday is too early.
  • If you list on a Wednesday or Thursday you may not get syndicated until the last minute in Rachael's market.
  • Monica thinks you should list the house when it's best for your client.
  • Understand the market you are in.
  • Jenn argues that what's best for clients is to list when the most eyeballs will be on it.
  • It's really hard to drop everything and run out when you're trying to account for your time. This is the downside to listing on a Friday or Saturday.
  • Jenn does not think there's a strong case for listing it on any day.
  • Rachael says you can avoid some chaos when you're strategic about when you put it on.
  • Remember there is more than one way to be successful in this business.
  • Sellers want a system to be led through.
  • Listing property is all about confidence.

3 Key Points:

  1. Listing on a Tuesday or Wednesday allows the maximum number of people to see it.
  2. Listing on a Tuesday or Wednesday may be a better lifestyle choice for realtors.
  3. Ultimately listing on any day of the week may not provide a significant advantage or  disadvantage. 

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