Getting ready to sell your Georgia 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).
Updated February 17, 2020
- In 2020, the average time it takes to sell a home in Georgia — from listing through closing — is approximately 74 days. That’s 39 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
- Key factors that impact Georgia 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 Georgia — and get some pro tips on how to speed up your sale, get better offers, and save thousands in the process.
What’s the average time to sell a house in Georgia?
|Average Time to Sell*||Average Price**|
*Redfin Data Center (average of median days on market in 2019)
**Redfin Data Center (average of median price in 2019)
The average time it takes to sell a house in Georgia in 2020 is 74 days — 39 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 7.50% 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 Georgia
In addition to the average days on market and list price data, we’ve compiled data on the BEST (and worst) time to sell your Georgia 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?
Best month to sell a house fast in Georgia
|Month*||Days on Market*|
|Best Month||May||29 days|
|Worst Month||February||55 days|
*Redfin Data Center (median days on market by month in 2019)
The best month to sell a house fast in Georgia is May. The median time it takes for Georgia homes listed in May to get an offer is 29 days, which is 10 days faster than the annual average.
Best month to sell a house in Georgia for price
*Redfin Data Center (median sale price by month in 2019)
The best month to sell a house in Georgia in terms of sale price is June. The median sale price in June is $264,000, which is 6.02% — or $15,000 — more than the annual average.
5 tips to get your Georgia 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. Not just any old agent will know how to strategically price your home to sell. That kind of knowledge comes only with a special person who has lots of experience in the industry.
Your Clever Partner Agent will not only work for a reduced commission, but they will also make the home selling process as stress free as possible.
2. Knock Down the Cobwebs
Home buyers like clean, tidy houses. When buyers see a beautifully clean house, they assume that maintained your home as well. Hire a professional cleaning crew if you aren't up to the task. The money that you spend hiring professionals to clean your home may help increase your profit during closing.
3. Take Advantage of the Hot Georgia Market
You may have fallen asleep during every Econ lecture in college, but you probably at least got one question right on the final exam. Consumers often pay more for products that are in demand.
Homes in Georgia are in demand right now. While the hottest markets are in Cumming and Marietta, Atlanta is close behind.
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 in the eye of a buyer.
Your stager may recommend bringing in furniture and artwork. They may also ask you to remove clutter to make spaces seem more substantial. Try not to be offended when receiving their advice. They are only trying to help you make more money.
5. Avoid iBuyers
You may receive an email from a company that offers to buy your house sight unseen. The nameless writer of the email may promise you a fast closing process. You may be tempted to take the lower offer just to sell your house quickly so you can move on with your life, literally and figuratively.
The problem with iBuyers is that there is no guarantee that the closing process will be any faster with them than if you sold your home through an agent. In fact, when you have an agent, you have a person to turn to who can try to speed the process along. When you work with iBuyers, you only have a name on an email. If your email queries are not answered, you may find yourself in a difficult position.
Next steps for Georgia home sellers
If you’re looking to sell your home fast in Georgia and get a great price, Clever can help.
Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Georgia. 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.
Importantly, home sellers who list with Clever get their first qualified offer in an average of 13 days* — that’s 26 days faster than the average time to offer in Georgia.
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 2019.
Additional resources for Georgia home sellers
- How to sell your house fast in Georgia
- How much does it cost to sell a home in Georgia?
- 8 steps to selling a house in Georgia
- What’s the average real estate commission in Georgia?