How long will my house take to sell?

Real Estate Agent with Five Star Real Estate

This is probably the number 1 question asked by every seller!  Three key things impact the time it take to sell a home.

  1. Condition, if you want top dollar, your home has to be in top condition.
  2. Location, people say "location, location, location" have more or less value depending on location, create more buyer interest and sell faster or slower depending on location.
  3. Marketing.....he who markets best has more showings and sell faster!  No showing, no buyers, no sale!
  4. would not pay more than a property is worth and neither will today's buyers.  Price fairly and your home will sell.

I know this is short and sweet but it is the facts on what key elements make a home sell.  The length of time it takes depends on marketing.  If your agent has a written marketing plan for your property you are on your way.  I offer my clients a 55 written item marketing plan.  Most professionals today do have a marketing plan make sure to ask before you list so you know what to expect.

Thanks, I hope this helped, drop me an email with any questions or comments.


Gary White
Associate Broker

Comments (1)

Tracy Santrock
Santrock Realty Group Inc. , - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Broker


As you know - real estate is local.  You can do all of the things above in a weak market and a home can still sit but in a strong market they will fly off the shelf.  It all depends on the market conditions.

Oct 23, 2007 09:46 AM