|When Online Real Estate Searches Peak|
|March||Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington|
|April||Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin|
|July||Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Wyoming|
|* Indicates that real estate search activity does not peak in any state during this month.|
- “ Home-search activity swings with the seasons in every state. Buyers and sellers can use these ups and downs to their advantage,” says Jed Kolko, Trulia’s Chief Economist. “Sellers looking for the most buyers should list when real estate search traffic peaks. Buyers, however, should think about searching off-season, when there is less competition from other searchers.”
- “Local weather patterns have a big impact on when people search for homes online. If it’s too cold or wet to check out open houses, people search less online,” says Jed Kolko, Trulia’s Chief Economist. “Search activity in warm-winter states, like Florida and Hawaii, peaks in January and February. But for most of the country, search traffic is highest in March or April, especially in regions where summer brings rain. In general, people search more online when it’s warm and dry outside.”
- To view the full Real Estate Search Study, click here.
- To view an interactive U.S. map illustrating the peaks and valleys of online real estate searches across the country, click here.