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Average Time to Sell a House in Idaho

Getting ready to sell your Idaho 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).

Getting ready to sell your Idaho 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 Idaho — from listing through closing — is approximately 69 days. That’s 34 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
  • Key factors that impact Idaho 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 Idaho — 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 Idaho?

Average Time to Sell* Average Price**
National 80 days $307,750
State 69 $289,667

*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 Idaho in 2020 is 69 days — 34 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 13.75% 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 Idaho

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 Idaho 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 more about the best time to sell in Idaho.

Best month to sell a house fast in Idaho

Month* Days on Market*
Best Month May 18 days
Worst Month January 59 days

*Redfin Data Center (median days on market by month in 2019)

The best month to sell a house fast in Idaho is May. The median time it takes for Idaho homes listed in May to get an offer is 18 days, which is 16 days faster than the annual average.

> Read our comprehensive guide on how to sell your house fast.

Best month to sell a house in Idaho for price

Month* Median Price*
Best Month November $315,000
Worst Month January $260,000

*Redfin Data Center (median sale price by month in 2019)

The best month to sell a house in Idaho in terms of sale price is November. The median sale price in November is $315,000, which is 8.75% — or $25,333 — more than the annual average.

5 tips to get your Idaho home sold

1. Do your spring cleaning

If you’re going to get your home on the market by the beginning of spring, you may need to start cleaning and decluttering your home before spring actually starts. This means getting rid of unnecessary items you’ve collected throughout the past year.

Open up those spaces in your home and clean off the dust and dirt that has accumulated during the cold winter months. Don’t forget to clean the garage to show off its size, as that is a strong draw for buyers in snowy Idaho.

2. Consider meaningful repairs

Cold and snowy winters have likely left your Idaho home in need of at least a few necessary repairs. Maybe it is something more expensive, like fixing a roof, or something small like simply repairing a garage door. In either case, evaluate whether it adds value to your home and is something you can easily fix and repair.

3. Put up a fresh coat of paint

Once you finish your spring cleaning consider sprucing up the paint inside and outside your home. Sellers are turned off by bold colors and prefer a neutral tone that will create a blank slate for buyers and allow them to consider what they would do with the space. Consider painting the interior white and the outside gray or beige.

4. Stage your home and take professional photos

If you’ve done repairs, painted, cleaned, and otherwise prepared your home, hire a professional to take photos of your home for the open house and listing. You’ll want to be sure you accurately depict the best features of your home and use them to market your home properly.

You should be working with an expert real estate agent who will know how to target the right buyers and stage your home properly. This is an important step in ensuring you will attract the appropriate buyers who will present you with a strong offer for your home.

5. Price your home properly

A comparative market analysis (CMA) is what gives you the most reasonable expectation of what price you can get for your home. An experienced, local real estate agent can get you the information you need to put together an informed analysis. This will include recent sales, inventory on the market, and what features have added value to similar homes.

Next steps for Idaho home sellers

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

Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Idaho. 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 here.

Importantly, home sellers who list with Clever get their first qualified offer in an average of 13 days* — that’s 21 days faster than the average time to offer in Idaho.

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Andrew Schmeerbauch

Andrew Schmeerbauch is the Director of Marketing at Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you top agents to save on commission. His focus is educating home buyers and sellers on navigating the complex world of real estate with confidence and ease. Andrew has worked on projects for the United Nations and USC and has a particular passion for investing and finance. Andrew's writing has been featured in Mashvisor, L&T, Ideal REI, and Rentometer.

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