Average Time to Sell a House in Kansas in 2021

Jamie Ayers

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Jamie Ayers

December 3rd, 2021
Updated December 3rd, 2021

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Getting ready to sell your Kansas 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 Kansas

  • In 2021, the average time it takes to sell a home in Kansas — from listing through closing — is approximately 89 days. That’s 54 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.

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 Kansas?


Average Time to Sell*
Average Price*
National
86 days
$704,881
State
89
$302,326
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The average time it takes to sell a house in Kansas in 2021 is 89 days — 54 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 3.5%slower 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) times 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?

» LEARN: the best time to sell in Kansas

Best month to sell a house fast in Kansas


Month*
Days on Market**
Best Month
June
38.5 days
Worst Month
January
80 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 Kansas is June. The median time it takes for Kansas homes listed in June to sell is 38.5 days, which is 15.5 days faster than the annual average.

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

Best month to sell a house in Kansas for price


Month*
Average Price*
Best Month
May
$220,000
Worst Month
January
$184,000
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The best month to sell a house in Kansas in terms of sale price is May. The median sale price in May is $220,000, which is 7.3% — or $15,035 — more than the annual average.

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.

» 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 30 days faster than the average time to offer in Kansas.

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 Kansas:
67 days
89 days
National Average:
80 days
86 days
Average Sale Price in Kansas:
$260,833
$302,326
National Average:
$307,750
$704,881
Best Month for Speed:
May, with an average of 21 days on market
June, with an average of 38.5 days on market
Best Month for Price:
June, with an average sale price of $277,000
May, with an average sale price of $220,000
*Based on data gathered from Realtor.com and Zillow Data Center

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