9 things to know about selling a home in spring 2017

  • Pick your listing time strategically

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    When you decide to list your home this spring can impact how quickly it will sell. Zillow conducted a study of listings in markets across the country and found that, nationwide, homes listed between May 1 and May 15 sold an average of nine days faster and for an average of 0.8 percent more than homes listed at other times. In most markets, listings posted on a Friday or Saturday performed best.

    "These times differ from one market to the next," Gudell said. "It's spread over March, April and May, and warmer markets will start earlier. Markets with deep, snowy winters tend to start a bit later."

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