AUSTIN (KXAN) — Wondering when the best time is to list your Austin home? New data states it’s coming up soon.

The study shows the week of April 16-22 is the best time to list a home in the Austin-Round Rock metro area. This week is forecast to have above-average prices, above-average buyer demand, a fast market pace and lower competition from other sellers.

This week is also the best week for most other metros in the country, the report said, including the Houston metro. San Antonio’s best week is the following week, April 23. The report said the week of March 26 is the best time to list Dallas-Fort Worth homes — bucking the national trend.

“The week of April 16-22 is expected to have the ideal balance of housing market conditions that favor home sellers, more so than any other week in the year,” according to

The real estate company added that the week of April 16 might not have the highest price or lowerest time on the market, but includes a higher-than-average number of buyers, as measured by viewers per listing. It also said spring is “generally the high season for real estate activity.”

The dates are based on seasonal trends from 2018-2019 and 2021-2022, according to It also accounted for favorability toward sellers.

Ryan Rodenbeck, the Austin realtor and owner of Spyglass Realty, said he echoes’s recommendation.

“Every year, March, April, and May are the best time to sell your home with the peak of pending sales occurring right in the middle of April,” Rodenbeck said.

Rodenbeck said this is because people are trying to get their homes ready to sell before the summer when kids are out of school. This leads to more inventory as people are in a rush to sell and people are ready to buy.

“If you’re wanting to get your home on the market and sold in optimum time, you would start right around the middle of March getting it ready,” Rodenbeck added. “And the sooner the better.”