Average Time to Sell a House in Colorado in 2021

Kristen Klempert

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Kristen Klempert

October 3rd, 2021
Updated October 3rd, 2021

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Getting ready to sell your Colorado 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).

Time to sell a home in Colorado

  • In 2021, the average time it takes to sell a home in Colorado — from listing through closing — is approximately 84 days. That’s 49 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
  • Key factors that impact Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado?


Average Time to Sell*
Average Price*
National
86 days
$704,881
State
84
$1,157,431
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The average time it takes to sell a house in Colorado in 2021 is 84 days — 49 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 2.3%faster 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 Colorado

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 Colorado 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 Colorado

Best month to sell a house fast in Colorado


Month*
Days on Market**
Best Month
June
28 days
Worst Month
January
81 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 Colorado is June. The median time it takes for Colorado homes listed in June to sell is 28 days, which is 21 days faster than the annual average.

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

Best month to sell a house in Colorado for price


Month*
Average Price*
Best Month
June
$584,790
Worst Month
October
$510,000
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The best month to sell a house in Colorado in terms of sale price is June. The median sale price in June is $584,790, which is 5.6% — or $30,993 — more than the annual average.

Tips to get your Colorado home sold

1. Fix or replace your roof

Late spring and early summer hail storms have been known to total a few cars and blow holes through roofs. Check your roof for hail damage and consult with your home insurance agent to see if you qualify for a covered repair or replacement.

2. Paint

Colorado experiences a range of weather all year round. Often times, older homes bear testament to the dynamic patterns and might scare potential buyers off.

3. Play to the crowd

People move to Colorado to start or grow their families, embrace the young urban professional lifestyle, or to escape cities and find solitude in nature. Stage and market your home accordingly by showcasing the location, renovations, or space, depending on the target audience.

4. Clean your windows

Colorado is known for its abundant sunshine. Showcase your home’s seamless transition into nature by having clean windows to let the outside, in.

5. Revamp the exterior entertaining spaces

Potential buyers will be better able to envision themselves in your home if the exterior patios, porches, or entertaining spaces are spruced up and depersonalized. Many Coloradans are here for the outdoors and to maximize the summer by hanging outside with friends and family.

Next steps for Colorado home sellers

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

Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Colorado. 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 24.1 days* — that’s 25 days faster than the average time to offer in Colorado.

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 Colorado:
64 days
84 days
National Average:
80 days
86 days
Average Sale Price in Colorado:
$416,000
$1,157,431
National Average:
$307,750
$704,881
Best Month for Speed:
May, with an average of 19 days on market
June, with an average of 28 days on market
Best Month for Price:
June, with an average sale price of $428,000
June, with an average sale price of $584,790
*Based on data gathered from Realtor.com and Zillow Data Center

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