Selling your home? This is exactly when you should put it on the market

April’s showers will bring May flowers — and the best time to list a home.

The best two-week period to put a home on the market is May 1 through May 15, according to a new study by real-estate website Zillow ZG, +1.10% Based on an analysis of 24 of the nation’s largest markets, homes listed during that time period sell on average two weeks faster and for $2,400 more.

Generally speaking, late spring will be the best time to sell this year because of the prevailing market trends, Zillow argued. This spring is shaping up to be the most competitive spring home buying season since the Great Recession — consequently, by late spring buyers may be more eager to get into a home if they’ve already suffered through multiple failed bids.

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