Best months to sell a home across the U.S.

December 30, 2015 by Gina Thelemann in Articles 

Some declare winter the worst time of year for home sales. But for many states we are entering the best and busiest months of the year.

After analyzing selling trends for the average number of days on market, and the ratio of listing price to final sales price, we found that the fall was the best time to sell a home in nearly half the states across the U.S.

When there are fewer homes for sale, buyers tend to compete over listings, which can lead to higher offers and less time on market. Additionally, we are seeing that many vacation and warmer weather markets are at an advantage in the fall and winter.

The biggest shocker, of course, is that spring is Delaware is the only state that shows a spring month—May—as the best time of year to sell!


The best months to sell a home across the U.S.

State Best Selling Month
Alaska June
Alabama August
Arkansas October
Arizona February
California October
Colorado December
Connecticut September
District of Columbia January
Delaware May
Florida August
Georgia November
Hawaii January
Iowa August
Idaho October
Illinois October
Indiana October
Kansas January
Kentucky November
Louisiana September
Massachusetts July
Maryland June
Maine September
Michigan June
Minnesota November
Missouri September
Mississippi February
Montana September
North Carolina January
North Dakota February
Nebraska June
New Hampshire October
New Jersey October
New Mexico October
Nevada January
New York November
Ohio February
Oklahoma September
Oregon February
Pennsylvania November
Rhode Island January
South Carolina July
South Dakota August
Tennessee October
Texas November
Utah October
Virginia September
Vermont November
Washington February
Wisconsin August
West Virginia July
Wyoming January

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