Average Time to Sell a House in Connecticut

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Kristen Klempert

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December 30th, 2020

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Getting ready to sell your Connecticut 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 Connecticut — from listing through closing — is approximately 96 days. That’s 61 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
  • Key factors that impact Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut?


Average Time to Sell*
Average Price*
National
99 days
$601,428
State
96
$782,371
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The average time it takes to sell a house in Connecticut in 2021 is 96 days — 61 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 2.9% 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 Connecticut

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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut

Best month to sell a house fast in Connecticut


Month*
Days on Market**
Best Month
October
45 days
Worst Month
January
100 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 Connecticut is October. The median time it takes for Connecticut homes listed in October to sell is 45 days, which is 19 days faster than the annual average.

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

Best month to sell a house in Connecticut for price


Month*
Average Price*
Best Month
November
$816,684
Worst Month
March
$736,169
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The best month to sell a house in Connecticut in terms of sale price is November. The median sale price in November is $816,684, which is 4.2% — or $34,313 — more than the annual average.

Tips to get your Connecticut home sold

1. Price your home right

One trick that agents sometimes use is to underprice your home slightly. Not enough to make people wonder what’s wrong with it, but just enough to attract buyers looking for a good deal.

If you can get a few interested buyers, you might even see the price go up as they compete with each other for a home that has suddenly become desirable because several people want it.

2. Stage it

Staging your home is important at any time, but more so in a slow market. You want to remove any barriers to buyers seeing your home as their own. Your pictures on the wall or your favorite old beat up recliner make that a little more difficult.

3. Know your audience

Take some time to research what other comparable homes are selling for and to whom. Getting to know the type of buyers that are coming to the area is helpful as you can market your home to appeal to their taste/needs.

For example, if you see that young families are buying up your neighbor’s homes, showcase the great schools or that fun park that’s just up the street. Singles/young professionals might be more interested in amenities/fun things to do in the area.

Be creative and don’t forget to promote the location and activities/amenities available outside your home. Your home isn’t an island, people want to know what life will be like for them if they purchase your home.

4. Make smart repairs

It’s just a fact of life that homes deteriorate. No home, not even a brand new one, will ever pass an inspection with flying colors.

In a seller’s market you might be able to get away with not making the necessary repairs. But when the market is slow like it is in Connecticut, buyers will simply move on to purchase a home that doesn’t require repairs or extra effort to fix it up after the sale.

You might not have wanted to make that investment, but if you want to sell your house quickly you’ll have to bite the bullet and do it.

5. Use a professional photographer

The Internet makes it easy for buyers to shop for a home from their couch. The number one thing they’re looking at to decide if they want to tour a home are the pictures.

iPhone photos with bad lighting won’t cut it. If you want to stand out among the sea of homes in the high inventory market in Connecticut, you need to have professional photos taken of your home. It will cost you a few hundred dollars, but it is money well spent.

Next steps for Connecticut home sellers

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

Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Connecticut. 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 48 days faster than the average time to offer in Connecticut.

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 Connecticut:
109 days
96 days
National Average:
80 days
99 days
Average Sale Price in Connecticut:
$259,917
$782,371
National Average:
$307,750
$601,428
Best Month for Speed:
June, with an average of 60 days on market
October, with an average of 45 days on market
Best Month for Price:
June, with an average sale price of $288,000
November, with an average sale price of $816,684
*Based on data gathered from Realtor.com and Zillow Data Center

Additional resources for Connecticut home sellers