Updated February 17, 2020
- In 2020, the average time it takes to sell a home in Kansas — from listing through closing — is approximately 67 days. That’s 32 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
- Key factors that impact Kansas 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 Kansas — 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 Kansas?
|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 Kansas in 2020 is 67 days — 32 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 16.25% 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 Kansas
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 Kansas 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 Kansas
|Month*||Days on Market*|
|Best Month||May||21 days|
|Worst Month||January||49 days|
*Redfin Data Center (median days on market by month in 2019)
The best month to sell a house fast in Kansas is May. The median time it takes for Kansas homes listed in May to get an offer is 21 days, which is 11 days faster than the annual average.
Best month to sell a house in Kansas for price
*Redfin Data Center (median sale price by month in 2019)
The best month to sell a house in Kansas in terms of sale price is June. The median sale price in June is $277,000, which is 6.20% — or $16,167 — more than the annual average.
5 tips to get your Kansas home sold
1. Understand the local market
Knowing the state averages is a great start, but nothing helps you sell faster and for a better price than fully understanding your local market. For example, Kansas City is currently benefiting from a great job market, low cost of living, and rising home values. As a result, you may do better in that area than in others.
Working with a low-cost full-service listing agent is key to knowing your exact market conditions and responding accordingly.
2. Invest in HVAC and insulation
One of the wonders of the Midwest is that you get terribly cold winters and very hot and humid summers. Home buyers will pay a premium and show extra interest in homes that have recently inspected HVAC systems and excellent insulation.
Not only do these steps reduce energy costs, but they also help keep everyone comfortable during weather extremes in the state.
3. Boost your curb appeal
Your yard and landscaping are the first things a home buyer will see when they pull up to tour your home. Are they going to be impressed or put off? Remember that making a great first impression is much better than simply not making a bad one.
Take some time to do landscaping or hire help. In the spring and summer you can get a lot of beautiful flowers and bushes to showcase your property. Don’t forget about the front porch as well — a freshly painted door and some appropriate decoration can help your home feel especially welcoming.
4. Invest in focused upgrades
While you don’t need to redo your entire kitchen before you move, a little facelift can make a big difference. The kitchen is often the focal point for home buyers, so make sure it looks spacious and easy to use.
Think about ways to make the space seem bright and airy. You might invest in a few extra cabinets to expand the storage space. Consider new cabinet and drawer pulls as well.
Other focused upgrades that can make a big difference include adding energy efficiency, finishing a basement, and updating the flooring. Be sure to talk to your realtor before you make major investments because they’ll know what matters most in your local market.
5. Declutter and depersonalize the home
As you get ready to move, it’s time to undo the changes that you did to make the house feel like home to you. Focus on neutral colors and put away collections and other personal items that a stranger would consider clutter.
You’ll be able to redecorate and set up your belongings again in your next home, but for now it’s important that potential buyers be able to see themselves living in the space. If they can’t envision their own family and personal effects there, they will move on without putting in an offer.
Once you’ve decluttered, consider professional staging for at least a few main rooms. It’s a great way to show off your home’s best features.
Next steps for Kansas home sellers
If you’re looking to sell your home fast in Kansas and get a great price, Clever can help.
Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Kansas. 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 19 days faster than the average time to offer in Kansas.
*Average time to offer for Clever home sellers in 2019.