The Best Month to Sell Your Albuquerque Home: Insights from Market Data


Understanding Seasonal Trends in the Albuquerque Real Estate Market



Hey everyone, Tego Venturi here from the Venturi Group of Real Broker. Today, I want to delve into the seasonal trends in the Albuquerque housing market and provide insights into the best time to sell your home in this area. Over the years, I’ve analyzed extensive market data to determine the optimal months for listing your property to maximize its value. Let’s dive into the details and help you make informed decisions when it comes to selling your Albuquerque home.

Tracking Home Value IndexΒ Changes

A few weeks ago, I shared a chart that illustrated the Zillow Home Value Index change by month in the Albuquerque area from 1999 to the present. This analysis aimed to unveil the seasonal patterns that influence home values in our region. What I discovered was a consistent trend: the months of June, July, and August typically witness the most significant increase in home values. However, it’s essential to note that there is approximately a two-month lag in the data. As a result, on average, home values tend to peak around September.

Albuquerque Home Values Chart

Revised April 2024

Granular Analysis of Price Per Square Foot

To further enhance our understanding, I delved deeper into the data by examining the price per square foot for residential properties in Albuquerque. This analysis spanned back to 2003 and involved a color gradient representation to show the fluctuations across different years. The data revealed that the lowest month, in terms of price per square foot, consistently falls in January. On the other hand, the peak months for home prices, based on closed sales, often occur in June and July, as indicated by the 21-year average.

Implications for Sellers

So, what does this data mean for potential home sellers in Albuquerque? On average, the highest prices for closed home sales are observed in July. However, it’s crucial to consider the timeline from listing to closing. With an average of 45 to 50 days from contract to closing and an additional 20 days for the property’s marketing period, it becomes clear that sellers should plan to list their homes between April and May at the latest if they aim to capitalize on the peak selling season.

Strategizing for Success

Given these insights, it’s evident that sellers need to have their homes market-ready well in advance. This entails thorough preparation, staging, cleaning, professional photography, and effective digital marketing strategies. It’s important not to underestimate the impact of these factors in maximizing the value of your home. By being proactive and leveraging these strategies, sellers can position their properties for success in the competitive Albuquerque real estate market.


Understanding the seasonal trends in the Albuquerque housing market can significantly impact your selling strategy. By aligning your listing timeline with peak selling months and implementing effective marketing and presentation strategies, you stand a better chance of maximizing the value of your home. If you have any questions or need further insights about real estate in the Albuquerque area, feel free to reach out to the Venturi Group of Real Broker. Visit our website at to access comprehensive market data and valuable resources. Take care, and best of luck with your real estate endeavors!