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This Is the Best Time to List Your Home in America’s Largest Cities

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Looking to sell your home? Better list it quick to take advantage of the nicer weather, buyers emerging from the pandemic, and before interest rates rise too much. Realtor.com says the best week to put your house up for sale this year is the week of April 10 to 16. 

During that week, the national median listing price could reach $39,000 more than the start of the year, according to Realtor.com. What’s more, sellers will face less competition. The same week last year had 12.9% fewer sellers actively marketing their homes compared to the average in 2021. 

And it is not just fewer sellers, but more buyers as well. At the same time last year, there were 29% more buyers in the marketplace as measured by views on Realtor.com listings than the average week throughout 2021. The home could also sell faster, historically 13.2% faster than the average week. (Looking for a bargain? See the cheapest city to buy a home.)

To determine the best time to list your home in America’s biggest cities, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed Realtor.com’s report The Best Time to List. Realtor.com evaluated each week from 2018 through 2021, in the most populous U.S. metro areas, based on how fast homes would sell, how much they would sell for, and how many buyers and sellers were in the market. Realtor.com’s index consists of the active listing count, page views per property, median days on the market, median list price, new listing count, and reduced price count.

In 18 major metros, the optimum time to list was in March. For example, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim market, the week of March 10 was the best period to put a home up for sale. On the other hand, the peak week in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area starts June 26. 

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metro region registered the highest increase in listing prices since the beginning of the year at 22.8%. There, the prime time to sell is the week beginning May 15. Price is not the only factor in home-buying. Some may also want to consider moving to the most neighborly city in America.

Click here to see this is the best time to list your home in America’s largest cities

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1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +3.9%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +10.8%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -10.4%
> Population: 19,216,182

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2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +4.3%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +8.3%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -12.7%
> Population: 13,214,799

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3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +11.0%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +16.7%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -10.4%
> Population: 9,457,867

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4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +6.9%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +25.3%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -16.7%
> Population: 7,573,136

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5. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +5.1%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +15.7%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -16.0%
> Population: 7,066,140

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6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +6.3%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +6.3%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -21.4%
> Population: 6,280,697

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7. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
> Best week to sell: Week beginning June 26, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +5.4%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +0.4%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -5.0%
> Population: 6,166,488

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8. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +5.4%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +9.4%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -10.9%
> Population: 6,102,434

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9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +8.7%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +16.0%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -15.3%
> Population: 6,018,744

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10. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
> Best week to sell: Week beginning May 22, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +8.3%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +3.3%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -1.5%
> Population: 4,948,203

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11. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +8.7%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +20.6%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -23.5%
> Population: 4,873,019

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12. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +10.8%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +18.1%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -14.6%
> Population: 4,731,803

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13. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 3, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +4.9%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +17.8%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -14.2%
> Population: 4,650,631

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14. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +16.2%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +38.9%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -22.5%
> Population: 4,319,629

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15. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 27, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +11.6%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +18.5%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -35.2%
> Population: 3,979,845

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16. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +3.2%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +19.6%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -6.2%
> Population: 3,640,043

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17. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 27, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +5.9%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +13.3%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -14.3%
> Population: 3,338,330

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18. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 3, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +6.6%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +23.0%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -7.5%
> Population: 3,194,831

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19. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +6.2%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +14.6%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -37.1%
> Population: 2,967,239

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20. St. Louis, MO-IL
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +12.5%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +8.1%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -12.7%
> Population: 2,801,423

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21. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +5.5%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +16.7%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -18.7%
> Population: 2,800,053

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22. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 3, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +4.1%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +17.3%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -7.5%
> Population: 2,608,147

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23. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 17, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +5.0%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +27.0%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -14.9%
> Population: 2,550,960

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24. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +3.8%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +28.0%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -17.0%
> Population: 2,493,221

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25. Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 17, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +6.6%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +15.1%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -21.4%
> Population: 2,363,730

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26. Pittsburgh, PA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +10.6%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +21.5%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -15.7%
> Population: 2,317,600

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27. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +4.9%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +21.2%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -17.5%
> Population: 2,266,715

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28. Austin-Round Rock, TX
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +10.0%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +29.4%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -20.8%
> Population: 2,227,083

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29. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 17, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +22.7%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +12.8%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -12.0%
> Population: 2,219,750

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30. Kansas City, MO-KS
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +8.2%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +20.1%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -2.3%
> Population: 2,155,068

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31. Columbus, OH
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +12.5%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +26.5%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -19.4%
> Population: 2,122,271

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32. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
> Best week to sell: Week beginning May 1, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +14.7%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +20.0%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -23.3%
> Population: 2,076,531

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33. Cleveland-Elyria, OH
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +14.9%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +13.8%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -14.4%
> Population: 2,048,449

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34. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +8.7%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +14.7%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -18.8%
> Population: 1,990,660

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35. Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +4.8%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +18.8%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -14.7%
> Population: 1,933,860

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36. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 17, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +4.8%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +9.9%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -17.7%
> Population: 1,765,031

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37. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +4.0%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +17.0%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -13.1%
> Population: 1,624,578

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38. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
> Best week to sell: Week beginning May 15, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +22.8%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +7.6%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -22.2%
> Population: 1,575,179

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39. Jacksonville, FL
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +7.6%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +25.9%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -12.2%
> Population: 1,559,514

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40. Oklahoma City, OK
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 3, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +10.8%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +12.1%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -11.1%
> Population: 1,408,950

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41. Raleigh, NC
> Best week to sell: Week beginning June 26, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +6.9%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +9.1%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -13.5%
> Population: 1,390,785

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42. Memphis, TN-MS-AR
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 17, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +4.3%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +14.9%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -8.5%
> Population: 1,344,910

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43. Richmond, VA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 13, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +6.1%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +21.6%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -9.2%
> Population: 1,290,866

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44. New Orleans-Metairie, LA
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +6.1%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +10.7%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -14.2%
> Population: 1,270,530

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45. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 24, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +13.3%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +5.6%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -13.0%
> Population: 1,266,389

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46. Salt Lake City, Utah
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 20, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +4.0%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +34.0%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -21.9%
> Population: 1,232,696

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47. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
> Best week to sell: Week beginning June 26, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +11.3%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +-9.4%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -20.2%
> Population: 1,204,877

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48. Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
> Best week to sell: Week beginning April 10, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +19.1%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +38.3%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -23.4%
> Population: 1,127,983

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49. Birmingham-Hoover, AL
> Best week to sell: Week beginning May 15, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +11.9%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +11.4%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -17.2%
> Population: 1,090,435

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50. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
> Best week to sell: Week beginning March 27, 2022
> Chg. in list price from beginning of the year: +6.5%
> Chg. in page views from avg. week: +28.4%
> Chg. in days on market from avg. week: -11.3%
> Population: 1,077,370

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