“Is That Like, ‘Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb?'”

The above may seem like a trick question, but it’s really not.

Especially given that Minnesota’s Spring housing market doesn’t really kick off in April or May, but early February (or whenever the subzero weather relents).

So, do Fall sellers jump the gun as well?

Avoiding Labor Day Weekend

In my experience, not so much.

In contrast to late January, when Minnesota Buyers are around (if not necessarily about), in late August many family Buyers are either on vacation or preoccupied with getting their kids ready for the school year.

Which means that they’re not likely to notice that your hot new listing just debuted on the market, or line up to attend your late August open house. 

Knowing the market’s seasonal ebb and flow, experienced listing agents generally try to position their Fall Sellers to hit the market the first full week after Labor Day.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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