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Zillow reveals the best time to put your San Antonio home on the market

Zillow reveals best time to put your San Antonio home on the market

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Better start prepping your home now. Photo by Phillip Spears/Getty Images

It seems Texas' lack of a real winter has a ripple effect that extends far beyond agriculture. Spring has been declared the ideal time to list your home in San Antonio, with homes hitting the market at the end of May fetching $1,500 more.

That's according to a recent study from Zillow, which analyzed the history and outcome of millions of home listings over the last several years.

Early May is almost as profitable in Alamo City, but as soon as the calendar hits early August the numbers start falling. Seems the extreme heat of Texas summers is nearly as bad as possible ice in the winter, with sellers taking a sizable cut from early September through January.

If you want to get the most eyeballs on your listing when it first debuts, make it live on a Saturday. Sunday is close behind, but posting on a Tuesday means a sharp downtick in views.

Buyer interest also fades quickly, Zillow confirms, with traffic for new listings dramatically falling after only seven days. In the first week, homes in San Antonio are 41 percent likely to sell at or above list price. By week 12, the number drops to only 14 percent.

The stats are slightly different elsewhere around Texas, with Dallas-Fort Worth seeing Sundays in early June as the best time to list. Early birds get the worm in Houston and Austin, where early May is the key list time.

But the rest of the nation is even earlier, with homes listed for sale anytime in April selling one full week faster than average.