Average Time to Sell a House in Arkansas in 2021

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Kristen Klempert

Updated 

December 30th, 2020

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Getting ready to sell your Arkansas home? Here’s how long you can expect it to take — and some tips on how to speed things up (and still get a great price).

  • In 2021, the average time it takes to sell a home in Arkansas — from listing through closing — is approximately 111 days. That’s 76 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
  • Key factors that impact Arkansas home sale timelines include local market conditions (e.g., buyer demand, job market, rising home values, etc.), time of year, and your property’s type and condition.
  • Your agent’s listing strategy (pricing, marketing, networking, etc.) and the buyer’s financing situation — i.e., the amount of time it takes for them to secure loan approval — will also influence how long your sale ultimately takes.

Read on to learn more about how long it takes to sell a house in Arkansas and get some pro tips on how to speed up your sale, get better offers, and save thousands in the process.

Editor’s Note: The data in this article may be slightly skewed because of COVID-19’s disruptive effect on 2020 real estate trends. See the table at the end of this article to compare data from 2020 and 2019 and see how drastically trends were affected in your state.

What’s the average time to sell a house in Arkansas?


Average Time to Sell*
Average Price*
National
99 days
$601,428
State
111
$278,353
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The average time it takes to sell a house in Arkansas in 2021 is 111 days — 76 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 11.7% slower than the national average. Keep in mind that these are annual averages and the numbers will vary by month and/or season.

Best time to sell a house in Arkansas

In addition to the average days on market and list price data, we’ve compiled data on the BEST (and worst) times to sell your Arkansas house based on what’s most important to you:

  • Fastest Time to Sell: When should you list your home if you’re looking to sell quickly?
  • Highest Sale Price: What month should you list in to get the best possible price for your home?

» LEARN: the best time to sell in Arkansas

Best month to sell a house fast in Arkansas


Month*
Days on Market**
Best Month
October
63 days
Worst Month
January
94 days
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)
**Days on market doesn't include the amount of time it typically includes to close (about 35 days)

The best month to sell a house fast in Arkansas is October. The median time it takes for Arkansas homes listed in October to sell is 63 days, which is 1 days faster than the annual average.

» READ: a comprehensive guide on how to sell your house fast

Best month to sell a house in Arkansas for price


Month*
Average Price*
Best Month
November
$293,394
Worst Month
January
$258,814
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The best month to sell a house in Arkansas in terms of sale price is November. The median sale price in November is $293,394, which is 5.1% — or $15,041 — more than the annual average.

Tips to get your Arkansas home sold

1. Price your home competitively.

This is the most important step. Pricing your home can make or break the time it spends on the market and the amount you earn from the sale. Nothing can kill the home sale like an overpriced, inflated number. Part of your Clever Partner Agent’s service includes a competitive market analysis (CMA) that will help you understand the true value of your home and price it well.

2. Stay current with technology.

In today’s climate, almost everything is done online. Shopping for homes is no exception. Have professional photos of your home taken and make sure the listing is well-written and attractive.

3. Perform small repairs.

Replacing the carpets, adding new paint, and landscaping the yard make the home feel new, without breaking the bank. Buyers will get to see a home without your personal imprint on it.

4. Have a flexible schedule.

Accommodating house tours, last minute inquiries, or chance drop ins can help your home sell faster. The more people you get into your home the better when it comes to getting that bad boy sold.

5. Work with a professional. 

An experienced realtor will steer the ship, guiding you through the entire home selling process. A Partner Agent helps during each facet of your home sale, including listing, marketing, touring, and closing.

Next steps for Arkansas home sellers

If you’re looking to sell your home fast in Arkansas and get a great price, Clever can help.

Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Arkansas. Get full service and support for a flat $3,000 listing fee — or just 1% if your home sells for more than $350,000. You’ll still have to offer a buyer’s agent commission, per the standard rate in your area (typically 2.5-3%), but overall, you’ll still save up to 50% on standard commission fees.

» LEARN: more about low-commission real estate agents

Importantly, home sellers who list with Clever get their first qualified offer in an average of 13 days* — that’s 63 days faster than the average time to offer in Arkansas.

Sell your house fast and save thousands!

Work with a top local agent for a fraction of the typical cost.

*Average time to offer for Clever home sellers in 2020

Average time to sell in 2019


2019*
2020*
Average Time to Sell in Arkansas:
107 days
111 days
National Average:
80 days
99 days
Average Sale Price in Arkansas:
$155,500
$278,353
National Average:
$307,750
$601,428
Best Month for Speed:
September, with an average of 62 days on market
October, with an average of 63 days on market
Best Month for Price:
June, with an average sale price of $163,000
November, with an average sale price of $293,394
*Based on data gathered from Realtor.com and Zillow Data Center

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