Average Time to Sell a House in Georgia 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 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).

Time to sell a home in Georgia

  • In 2021, the average time it takes to sell a home in Georgia — from listing through closing — is approximately 78 days. That’s 43 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.

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 Georgia?


Average Time to Sell*
Average Price*
National
86 days
$704,881
State
78
$512,425
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The average time it takes to sell a house in Georgia in 2021 is 78 days — 43 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 9.3%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 Georgia

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 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?

» LEARN: the best time to sell in Georgia

Best month to sell a house fast in Georgia


Month*
Days on Market**
Best Month
April
33.5 days
Worst Month
January
58 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 Georgia is April. The median time it takes for Georgia homes listed in April to sell is 33.5 days, which is 9.5 days faster than the annual average.

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

Best month to sell a house in Georgia for price


Month*
Average Price*
Best Month
July
$369,900
Worst Month
December
$320,228
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The best month to sell a house in Georgia in terms of sale price is July. The median sale price in July is $369,900, which is 6.5% — or $22,483 — more than the annual average.

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.

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 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. 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 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.

» 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 19 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 2020

Average time to sell in 2019


2019*
2020*
Average Time to Sell in Georgia:
74 days
78 days
National Average:
80 days
86 days
Average Sale Price in Georgia:
$249,000
$512,425
National Average:
$307,750
$704,881
Best Month for Speed:
May, with an average of 29 days on market
April, with an average of 33.5 days on market
Best Month for Price:
June, with an average sale price of $264,000
July, with an average sale price of $369,900
*Based on data gathered from Realtor.com and Zillow Data Center

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