Bracing for “Super Bowl Stupor” in the Twin Cities

Especially if the Minnesota Vikings are in the Super Bowl — held in Minneapolis February 4 — it’s practically guaranteed that little else will happen here the week or so before (and if they should win, the week after!  🙂 ).

Which begs the question: should Twin Cities home sellers who are teed up to go list their homes now, or wait until after the Super Bowl?

Early Birds & Worms 2018 Home Buyers

For the most part, I agree with the consensus amongst my colleagues, which seems to be to list now.**

However, I’d recommend switching to “TNAS” (“Temporarily Not Available for Showing”) once Super Bowl Stupor kicks in in earnest.

That MLS status turns off the “days on the market” clock, which is why some agents also switch listings to TNAS while the Buyer’s inspection is playing out.

**Main advantage for Sellers: less competition from later-this-Spring listings.

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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