It's smart to be strategic about when you put your home on the market. The time of year can make a difference in speed of sale and price. In general, mid-January to mid- June is the best time to sell your home because that's when the real estate market is the most active. August is typically a slower month, with fall showing a resurgence of interest (September through early-November). The Holidays are usually a slow time of year, although the buyers who are looking then are likely to move quickly. Ultimately, the best time to sell is when your home is prepped and prepared for market.