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Average Time to Sell a House in Nebraska

Getting ready to sell your Nebraska 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).

Getting ready to sell your Nebraska 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 Nebraska — from listing through closing — is approximately 54 days. That’s 19 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
  • Key factors that impact Nebraska 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 Nebraska — 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 Nebraska?

Average Time to Sell* Average Price**
National 80 days $307,750
State 54 $205,417

*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 Nebraska in 2020 is 54 days — 19 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 32.50% 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 Nebraska

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 Nebraska 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 more about the best time to sell in Nebraska.

Best month to sell a house fast in Nebraska

Month* Days on Market*
Best Month May 9 days
Worst Month February 32 days

*Redfin Data Center (median days on market by month in 2019)

The best month to sell a house fast in Nebraska is May. The median time it takes for Nebraska homes listed in May to get an offer is 9 days, which is 10 days faster than the annual average.

> Read our comprehensive guide on how to sell your house fast.

Best month to sell a house in Nebraska for price

Month* Median Price*
Best Month June $218,000
Worst Month January $188,000

*Redfin Data Center (median sale price by month in 2019)

The best month to sell a house in Nebraska in terms of sale price is June. The median sale price in June is $218,000, which is 6.13% — or $12,583 — more than the annual average.

5 tips to get your Nebraska home sold

1. Price your home competitively

Regardless of the season, the biggest mistake those selling their home can make is listing it for the wrong price — either much higher or much lower than market value. This can easily be avoided by enlisting the help of a real estate agent that can perform a comparative market analysis (CMA) to give you an idea of recent selling prices of other similar homes in the area. TheNational Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests that sellers who work with agents get 33% more on their final selling price.

Many of those who list “for sale by owner” price their home too high. This may be because they are too personally attached to the home and would be better served by using an outside party, like an agent, to more accurately assess the best listing price.

Listing too high automatically excludes a group of home buyers looking in a certain price range. If a potential buyer does happen to come across your listing and deems it too high based on other similar homes, it may raise a red flag and signal to them that you won’t be willing to negotiate to a price more on trend with the market. Plus, once homes in Nebraska sit on the market for much time at all, buyers begin to wonder if there are defects or other reasons for the delay in sale. You have the best chance of selling your home in Nebraska when you first list, so make sure you get it right the first time.

2. Sell at the right time

Even though homes are selling fast in Nebraska, why miss out on a high selling price or fast sale? By relying on a real estate’s expertise not only in the Nebraska market, but your specific city or town, you’ll get optimal results. While we can predict late spring and early summer to be the best time to sell, there are nuances to smaller markets and rural areas that may cause this to differ slightly.

3. Perform (the right!) repairs and upgrades

One of the big values of using a real estate agent is that they have a good pulse on which repairs and upgrades will have a positive impact on your final selling price. Since this can vary by home value and area of the state, rely on their experience when determining which repairs to make.

It’s unlikely installing a pool in the backyard of a home valued at $100,000 will have much impact, but upgrading a bathroom or kitchen could make a big difference. Usually, paying someone to deep clean your home could have big pay-offs for its small investment. Simply decluttering can also have a huge impact on potential home buyers’ decision to pull the trigger. When deciding which upgrades to make, work with your real estate agent to ensure your investment will pay off (and then some) in the long run, instead of losing you money.

4. Market your home well

Since most buyers will view your home online in at least some capacity prior to making their decision to put in an offer, make sure you market it well. Professional photography and a stellar listing description can draw more buyers to your open house, as can sharing the listing on local and online home buying sites. Marketing your home correctly will attract qualified and motivated buyers. Plus, staging your home may help it sell for more.

5. Good negotiating

What comes in as a great offer above asking price may quickly reveal itself as a complicated one with multiple contingencies and the buyer asking for expensive repairs. On the other hand, your best offer may be one slightly below listing price but purchasing as-is, with cash.

After you review all your offers, you’ll have the opportunity to provide a counter-offer and negotiate any terms — these could include purchase price, time before closing, repairs paid for by the seller, and who pays certain closing costs. Negotiations can seriously impact a seller’s profit margins and make or break the sale.

While you may not be an expert negotiator, an experienced real estate agent does it regularly. They have expertise in how much to push a buyer while still maintaining a win-win situation for both buyer and seller.

Next steps for Nebraska home sellers

If you’re looking to sell your home fast in Nebraska and get a great price, Clever can help.

Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Nebraska. 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 here.

Importantly, home sellers who list with Clever get their first qualified offer in an average of 13 days* — that’s 6 days faster than the average time to offer in Nebraska.

*Average time to offer for Clever home sellers in 2019.

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Andrew Schmeerbauch

Andrew Schmeerbauch is the Director of Marketing at Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you top agents to save on commission. His focus is educating home buyers and sellers on navigating the complex world of real estate with confidence and ease. Andrew has worked on projects for the United Nations and USC and has a particular passion for investing and finance. Andrew's writing has been featured in Mashvisor, L&T, Ideal REI, and Rentometer.

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