Getting ready to sell your Missouri 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 Missouri — from listing through closing — is approximately 76 days. That’s 41 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
- Key factors that impact Missouri 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 Missouri — 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 Missouri?
|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 Missouri in 2020 is 76 days — 41 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 5.00% 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 Missouri
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 Missouri 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 Missouri
|Month*||Days on Market*|
|Best Month||June||28 days|
|Worst Month||January||64 days|
*Redfin Data Center (median days on market by month in 2019)
The best month to sell a house fast in Missouri is June. The median time it takes for Missouri homes listed in June to get an offer is 28 days, which is 13 days faster than the annual average.
Best month to sell a house in Missouri for price
*Redfin Data Center (median sale price by month in 2019)
The best month to sell a house in Missouri in terms of sale price is June. The median sale price in June is $207,000, which is 9.96% — or $18,750 — more than the annual average.
5 tips to get your Missouri home sold
1. Hire a cleaning crew
Homebuyers like clean, tidy houses. When buyers see a beautifully clean house, they assume that the home has been well maintained. This means they are more willing to pay more for the house.
To make sure your home looks its best for showings, hire a professional cleaning company. This isn’t the time to have your 15-year-old haphazardly scrubbing the bathtub while simultaneously watching old episodes of Friends.
2. Take advantage of the hot Missouri market
Bankrate has listed St. Louis as one of the top U.S. cities for first-time home buyers. Livability ranks K.C. as the 49th most livable city in the U.S.
The Missouri market is hot right now. Take advantage of this trend by putting your Missouri home on the market sooner rather than later.
3. Hire a stager
We know what you’re thinking. A stager? Isn’t that some made-up job for a Martha-Stewart-want-to-be?
The reality is that hiring a professional to prepare your home for showings 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.
Your stager may recommend bringing in furniture and fresh flowers. They may also ask you to remove clutter to make spaces seem larger and airier.
4. Work with the best
The best thing you as a homeowner can do to move your house quickly is to partner with an expert local agent. Your Clever Partner Agent will know how to strategically price your home to sell quickly and for the highest amount.
Your agent will know the ins and outs of your local real estate market. They know the best time to put your home on the market according to school schedules and local job trends. They probably know your neighborhood better than you do.
5. Avoid iBuyers
You may receive an email from a company that offers to buy your house sight unseen. You may be tempted to take this lower-than-asking-price offer because the company promises a fast closing process. You are ready to move, and if you can get out of your home a month sooner than you expected, you will be able to enroll the kids in their new, local school at the beginning of the school year. You may be tempted to take this offer.
The problem with iBuyers is that there is no guarantee that the closing process will be any faster with them than if you sold your home through an agent. In fact, when you have an agent, you will be dealing with a flesh and blood person. When you sell your house to an iBuyer, you won’t know who is in charge of your sale.
Next steps for Missouri home sellers
If you’re looking to sell your home fast in Missouri and get a great price, Clever can help.
Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Missouri. 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 28 days faster than the average time to offer in Missouri.
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 2019.
Additional resources for Missouri home sellers
- Top We Buy Houses for Cash companies in Missouri
- How much does it cost to sell a home in Missouri?
- 8 steps to selling a house in Missouri
- What’s the average real estate commission in Missouri?