Average Time to Sell a House in Missouri in 2021

Jamie Ayers

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Jamie Ayers

October 3rd, 2021
Updated October 3rd, 2021

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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).

Time to sell a home in Missouri

  • In 2021, the average time it takes to sell a home in Missouri — from listing through closing — is approximately 90 days. That’s 55 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.

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 Missouri?


Average Time to Sell*
Average Price*
National
86 days
$704,881
State
90
$343,912
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The average time it takes to sell a house in Missouri in 2021 is 90 days — 55 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 4.7%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 Missouri

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 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?

» LEARN: the best time to sell in Missouri

Best month to sell a house fast in Missouri


Month*
Days on Market**
Best Month
July
38 days
Worst Month
February
80.5 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 Missouri is July. The median time it takes for Missouri homes listed in July to sell is 38 days, which is 17 days faster than the annual average.

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

Best month to sell a house in Missouri for price


Month*
Average Price*
Best Month
March
$249,495
Worst Month
December
$215,000
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The best month to sell a house in Missouri in terms of sale price is March. The median sale price in March is $249,495, which is 4.7% — or $11,312 — more than the annual average.

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 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.

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. Negotiate like a pro

How you handle the negotiation is going to really make or break your sale. You don’t want to scare away buyers with unreasonable conditions, but you also don’t want to offer anything that might leave you with little to no profit. Again, this is when a real estate agent is going to come in handy. They have experience working with buyers and their agents and will be able to quickly determine what the buyer wants from the sale.

If you are deciding to sell your home yourself, otherwise known as FSBO, you will need to brush up on your negotiating skills and do some research to see what helps sellers profit during the negotiating process.

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.

» 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 31 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 2020

Average time to sell in 2019


2019*
2020*
Average Time to Sell in Missouri:
76 days
90 days
National Average:
80 days
86 days
Average Sale Price in Missouri:
$188,250
$343,912
National Average:
$307,750
$704,881
Best Month for Speed:
June, with an average of 28 days on market
July, with an average of 38 days on market
Best Month for Price:
June, with an average sale price of $207,000
March, with an average sale price of $249,495
*Based on data gathered from Realtor.com and Zillow Data Center

Additional resources for Missouri home sellers


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