From the Star Ledger:
There isn’t an exact science to know when to list your home in order to sell it in a timely and valuable manner, but research says the best time to put your home on the market in the New York region is on a Saturday in the second half of May.
According to annual Zillow research, when a homeowner lists their home in the back half of May, the home sells on average for $3,100 more than other times in the New York metro area, which bleeds into parts of New Jersey.
In the Philadelphia metro region, which includes parts of South Jersey, the peak time to put a home on the market may already have passed. In the second half of April, homes sell on average for $2,400 more than usual.
But not all real estate agents abide to Zillow’s research, as they try to zig while everyone else zags in order to sell their client’s home.
Michelle Pais, the broker for NJ Signature Realty, said because the market is typically flooded with homes as soon as the weather warms, she advises her clients to beat everyone to the madness by listing their home before the spring market ratchets up.
As the inventory on the market rises, the demand lessens, she said.
“We have a small window,” Pais said. … “The warmer we get, the more homes pop on the market.”