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A Saturday in the first half of July is the best time to list a Tampa Bay home

Tampa Bay homes listed in the first half of July tend to sell for $1,500 more on average.
The first half of July is the best time to sell a home in the Tampa Bay area, Zillow says.
The first half of July is the best time to sell a home in the Tampa Bay area, Zillow says.
Published Feb. 18

The best time to list a home for sale in the Tampa Bay area is between July 1 and July 15. That's according to Zillow, which found that homes hitting the market in that time period sell for $1,500 more on average. To get the most page views, it's also best to list a home on a Saturday.

Nationally, the best time to list is the first two weeks of May when school is about to get out and families planning to move start looking for a new home. Pittsburgh has the earliest window — the second half of March — while Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale join Tampa Bay in having the latest window.

As the market shifts toward a buyer's market, sellers can gain an edge and "earn a boost by listing at the right time,'' Zillow said.

Nationally, sellers who want to maximize their profits should list their homes in the first two weeks of May.

Contact Susan Taylor Martin at smartin@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8642. Follow @susanskate.

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