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Average Time to Sell a House in New Hampshire

Getting ready to sell your New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire — from listing through closing — is approximately 98 days. That’s 63 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
  • Key factors that impact New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire — 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 New Hampshire?

Average Time to Sell* Average Price**
National 80 days $307,750
State 98 $279,667

*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 New Hampshire in 2020 is 98 days — 63 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 22.50% 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 New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.

Best month to sell a house fast in New Hampshire

Month* Days on Market*
Best Month July 48 days
Worst Month January 86 days

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

The best month to sell a house fast in New Hampshire is July. The median time it takes for New Hampshire homes listed in July to get an offer is 48 days, which is 15 days faster than the annual average.

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

Best month to sell a house in New Hampshire for price

Month* Median Price*
Best Month June $298,000
Worst Month February $252,000

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

The best month to sell a house in New Hampshire in terms of sale price is June. The median sale price in June is $298,000, which is 6.56% — or $18,333 — more than the annual average.

5 tips to get your New Hampshire home sold

1. Do your spring cleaning

Since you’re planning to get your home on the market by summer, you will need to actually clean and declutter your home in the spring. The long New Hampshire winter has surely caused you to let stuff pile up in your home, and much of it to become stuffy and dusty.

Use the spring months to clean out what you’ve been meaning to get rid of, declutter your home, and open up those living spaces. Buyers will want to see all the features of your home and easily imagine how they can utilize the space living there.

2. Consider meaningful repairs

While you’ll want any repairs and renovations to be cost-effective, i.e. add value to your home, it is likely the harsh winters and New Hampshire weather has left some repairs necessary. Maybe it is something more expensive, like fixing a roof, or something small like simply repairing a garage door. In either case, you’ll want to assess if it is something you can easily take care of to avoid low ball offers on your home.

3. Put up a fresh coat of paint

While you might find dark colors on your home, or your kid’s brightly painted bedroom unique, most sellers are turned off by bold colors. A neutral tone will create a blank slate for buyers and allow them to consider what they would do with the space. Consider painting the interior white or something neutral. Light colors are also best outside, but at the very least consider freshening up the exterior paint and removing any blemishes.

4. Stage your home and take professional photos

If you’ve done repairs, painted, cleaned, and otherwise prepared your home, leave your smartphone behind and hire a professional to take photos of your home. You’ll want to be sure you accurately depict the best features of your home and use them to market your home properly.

Your real estate agent will know how to target the right buyers, stage your home properly, and set up open houses and showings to attract strong buyers for a quick and smooth transaction. No one wants to see an empty home, so instead take the time to let professionals give your home the first impression it deserves to buyers.

5. Price your home properly

A comparative market analysis (CMA) is what best gives you a reasonable expectation of what price you can get for your home. An experienced, local real estate agent can best get you the information you need to put together an informed analysis. This will include recent sales, inventory on the market, and what features have added value to similar homes.

Next steps for New Hampshire home sellers

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

Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout New Hampshire. 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 50 days faster than the average time to offer in New Hampshire.

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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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