Average Time to Sell a House in Idaho

Kristen Klempert

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Kristen Klempert

September 3rd, 2022
Updated September 3rd, 2022

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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).

Time to sell a home in Idaho

  • In 2022, the average time it takes to sell a home in Idaho — 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 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.

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 Idaho?


Average Time to Sell*
Average Price*
National
77 days
$435,050
Idaho
74 days
$572,245
*Based on Realtor.com data (August 2022)

The average time it takes to sell a house in Idaho is 74 days — 39 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 3.9% faster than the national average.

Keep in mind that these are annual averages and the numbers will vary by month and/or season.


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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) times 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?

Best month to sell a house fast in Idaho


Month*
Days on Market*
Best Month
May
25 days
Worst Month
January
63 days
*Based on Realtor.com data (August 2022)

The best month to sell a house fast in Idaho is May. The median time it takes for Idaho homes listed in May to sell is 25 days, which is 14 days faster than the annual average.

» READ: How to sell your house fast

Best month to sell a house in Idaho for price


Month*
Average Price*
Best Month
May
$622,500
Worst Month
September
$533,150
*Based on Realtor.com data (August 2022)

The best month to sell a house in Idaho in terms of sale price is May. The median sale price in May is $622,500, which is 8.4% — or $48,129 — more than the annual average.

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 Real Estate can match you with a top local realtor from a trusted brand like Keller Williams or RE/MAX.

Clever also negotiates reduced 1% listing fees on your behalf. You'll get guaranteed full service and support from your agent, but pay a third of the 3% listing fee most realtors charge.

Importantly, home sellers who list with Clever get their first qualified offer in an average of 24.1 days* — that’s 15 days faster than the average time to offer in Idaho. Find a top local agent and get a 1% listing fee now!

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*Average time to offer for Clever home sellers

Average time to sell a house in Idaho: 2019-2021


2019*
2020*
2021*
Average Time to Sell in Idaho:^
59 days
53 days
37 days
National Average:^
67 days
65 days
48 days
Average Listing Price in Idaho:
$356,184
$402,056
$524,923
National Average:
$311,707
$334,043
$373,644
Best Month for Speed in Idaho:^
May, with an average of 18 days on market
September, with an average of 43 days on market
April, with an average of 26 days on market
Best Month for Price in Idaho:
July, with an average sale price of $370,348
November, with an average sale price of $433,970
June, with an average sale price of $550,000
*Based on data from Realtor.com
^Days to offer; does not include the typical 35 day closing period

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