Selling a house? These are the best dates to list your property

Updated on 26 March 2019 | 0 Comments

With Brexit uncertainty still causing ripples in the property market, it’s more important than ever to list your property at the right time if you want to sell

If you’re in the process of selling your house but are worried that the Brexit debacle will put a stop to it, then keep the faith: according to research, this Friday (29 March – the original date for Brexit) is actually the second most popular date for property sales completions.

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Home sales portal OkayLah looked at Land Registry figures for 2018 and found that while the highest number of property sales completed on 29 June in 2018 – 18,758 in total – the second most popular date was 29 March.

With a study by independent advice experts the Advisory finding that the timeframe between the first day of marketing your property and completion of sale is as little as 15 weeks, if your house has been on the market since mid-December, there is a decent chance it could complete this week.

For those not quite ready to list, the following dates also saw a high number of property sale completions in 2018: 28 September, 30 November and 31 August. To meet these dates within the 15-week timeframe, you’d need to list your property by 15 June, 17 August or 18 May respectively.

Meanwhile, to be in with the chance of selling your house on the most popular date of the year (29 June) next year, you’ll need to list your property by 16 March 2020.

Paul Telford, Founder and CEO of, said: “As this research demonstrates, by commencing your property sale at the right time you can take advantage of the seasonal influences that impact the market and by doing so, you can increase your chance of selling and the time it takes to get that sale over the line.”

The most popular dates for listing and selling properties

Best day to list Best day to sell Transactions (2018)
16 March 29 June 18,758
14 December (2018) 29 March 14,389
15 June 28 September 13,999
17 August 30 November 13,513
18 May 31 August 13,261

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