With the majority of properties listed on some online portal, the day your property is listed is crucial.
Studies suggest that having your property listed on Thursday evening or early Friday morning is the best time of the week. The majority of homes are ‘open-for-inspection’ on a Saturday, so most potential buyers will be putting together their list of inspections to attend on a Thursday or Friday. * http://www.acsp.com.au/articles/home-staging-and-the-day-of-the-week-you-list-your-house-is-important-%E2%80%93-choose-wisely.php
What About The Inspection?
Saturdays from late-morning to early afternoon are generally the best time for open for inspections, as most people are unlikely to be working, while it’s still late enough in the day for sleeping in. * http://raywhiteseaforth.com/industry-tips-know-how/preparing-for-an-open-house-inspection/ And keen buyers will most likely set-aside that time for looking at properties.
Though with so many homes open-for-inspection on a Saturday, you want to make sure your property is inspected by as many people as possible – as they say, the early bird gets the worm, so having yours first-up in the morning could see more people through the door.
If your listing a ‘family-home’ the timing of your open is particularly important, as families with small children will probably have ‘had enough’ of looking at properties (with bored and restless kids in tow) by the afternoon, so get in early.
Also, consider having a staggered start time for your inspection, i.e. 9:45 am or 10:20 am, as most inspections will generally start at ‘typical’ interval times like 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am and so on.
Your real estate agent is an expert in their local market; they will understand the needs and demographics of buyers in your area, and devise a listing strategy to suit.