Average Time to Sell a House in Delaware

Kristen Klempert

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Kristen Klempert

May 3rd, 2022
Updated May 3rd, 2022

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Getting ready to sell your Delaware 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 Delaware

  • In 2021, the average time it takes to sell a home in Delaware — from listing through closing — is approximately 93 days. That’s 58 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
  • Key factors that impact Delaware 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 Delaware 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 real estate trends. See the table at the end of this article to compare data from before and after the pandemic and see how drastically trends were affected in your state.

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


Average Time to Sell*
Average Price*
National
78 days
$404,950
Delaware
93 days
$452,500
*Based on Realtor.com data (March 2022)

The average time it takes to sell a house in Delaware is 93 days — 58 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 19.2% 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 Delaware

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 Delaware 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 Delaware

Best month to sell a house fast in Delaware


Month*
Days on Market*
Best Month
July
42 days
Worst Month
January
77 days
*Based on Realtor.com data (March 2022)

The best month to sell a house fast in Delaware is July. The median time it takes for Delaware homes listed in July to sell is 42 days, which is 16 days faster than the annual average.

» READ: How to sell your house fast

Best month to sell a house in Delaware for price


Month*
Average Price*
Best Month
March
$452,500
Worst Month
May
$379,900
*Based on Realtor.com data (March 2022)

The best month to sell a house in Delaware in terms of sale price is March. The median sale price in March is $452,500, which is 13.1% — or $52,512 — more than the annual average.

Tips to get your Delaware home sold

1. Work With a Professional

The best thing you as a homeowner can do to move your house quickly is to partner with an expert local agent. Any real estate agent worth their salt knows that setting an asking price too low makes buyers nervous. If the asking price is too high, home buyers will avoid even looking at the property.

Setting an appropriate asking price is as much of an art as it is a science. Let your real estate agent work their magic to help you set an appropriate price for your house.

2. Make Your Bathtub Shine

Home buyers like clean, tidy houses. When buyers see a beautifully clean house, they assume that your home has been well-maintained. Hire a professional cleaning crew if you aren't up to the task.

3. Take Advantage of Delaware Market

Using the resources available to you, many provided in this article, monitor your local market for the right time to list your home. The time of year does indeed affect both your sale price and the time your property will take to sell.

4. Set the Stage

Hiring a professional to stage your home will make your home sell faster. You may think your home is artfully decorated, but stagers know what to do to make homes look their best. Your stager may recommend bringing in furniture and artwork. They may also ask you to remove clutter to make spaces seem more substantial. Listen to their advice.

5. Negotiate like a pro

How you handle the negotiation is going to really make or break your sale. You don’t want to scare away buyers with unreasonable conditions, but you also don’t want to offer anything that might leave you with little to no profit. Again, this is when a real estate agent is going to come in handy. They have experience working with buyers and their agents and will be able to quickly determine what the buyer wants from the sale.

If you are deciding to sell your home yourself, otherwise known as FSBO, you will need to brush up on your negotiating skills and do some research to see what helps sellers profit during the negotiating process.

Next steps for Delaware home sellers

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

Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Delaware. 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: 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 34 days faster than the average time to offer in Delaware.

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

Average time to sell in 2019


2019*
2020*
2021*
Average Time to Sell in Delaware:^
91 days
83 days
60 days
National Average:^
67 days
65 days
48 days
Average Listing Price in Delaware:
$317,443
$340,234
$381,200
National Average:
$311,707
$334,043
$373,644
Best Month for Speed in Delaware:^
June, with an average of 32 days on market
October, with an average of 64 days on market
July, with an average of 42 days on market
Best Month for Price in Delaware:
October, with an average sale price of $325,000
September, with an average sale price of $349,950
November, with an average sale price of $396,950
*Based on data from Realtor.com
^Days to offer; does not include the typical 35 day closing period

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