Updated February 17, 2020
- In 2020, the average time it takes to sell a home in North Dakota — from listing through closing — is approximately 106 days. That’s 71 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
- Key factors that impact North Dakota 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 North Dakota — 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 North Dakota?
|Average Time to Sell*||Average Price**|
*Zillow Data Center (average of days on Zillow in 2019)
**Zillow Data Center (average of median price in 2019)
The average time it takes to sell a house in North Dakota in 2020 is 106 days — 71 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 37.66% 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 North Dakota
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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota
|Month*||Days on Market*|
|Best Month||June||79 days|
|Worst Month||February||152 days|
*Zillow Data Center (average days on Zillow by month in 2019)
The best month to sell a house fast in North Dakota is June. The median time it takes for North Dakota homes listed in June to sell is 79 days, which is 27 days faster than the annual average.
Best month to sell a house in North Dakota for price
*Zillow Data Center (median sale price by month in 2019)
The best month to sell a house in North Dakota in terms of sale price is September. The median sale price in September is $225,500, which is 2.19% — or $4,827 — more than the annual average.
5 tips to get your North Dakota home sold
1. Perform minor repairs
Performing a handful of minor repairs can make a huge difference when it comes to how much you could get for your home. Whether it’s a coat of paint, tightening a few outlet panels, or replacing broken tiles, small repairs can work wonders.
Consider getting an inspection before you put your home on the market. If your buyer hires their own inspector and finds that there are some major issues with your home, they could end up shifting the balance of the negotiation. You might have to settle for much less than you thought.
2. Perform HVAC maintenance
While you might not be equipped to do a top to bottom repair on your HVAC system, a few minor changes might make a difference. If you haven’t changed the air filters in a while, there’s no better time to do that.
Have a specialist come by and take a look. They can diagnose any issues and help you prepare your home for buyers. They’re going to want to move into a home that can handle the next North Dakota winter without hassle.
3. Choose the right time and price
As stated above, choosing the right time and the right price point can make all the difference in selling your home faster. Sitting on the market is toxic for a home. Potential buyers see a home sitting on the market and wonder why it’s been there so long. You might have to drop the price month after month.
Also, a low price can be enticing to some buyers while being a turn off to others. If the price is too low, it might seem suspicious.
4. Stage your home
Staging your home makes it look bigger than an empty home in photos. Also, people find it easier to imagine moving into a home that has furniture and amenities in it.
If you’re going to sell your home quickly, you need to stage it properly. This requires hiring an interior designer and could cost you several hundred dollars a month per room. In a world where image matters, the way you stage it for photos and viewings makes all the difference.
5. Work with an experienced local agent
If you really want to ensure that your home quickly, you’re going to need to deal with someone who knows how to list it correctly. Agents know about the local market, what people are looking for, and how to pitch your home in all of the most important listing channels. This ensures that more buying agents see your home listed and share that listing with their clients.
Next steps for North Dakota home sellers
If you’re looking to sell your home fast in North Dakota and get a great price, Clever can help.
Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout North Dakota. 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 58 days faster than the average time to offer in North Dakota.
*Average time to offer for Clever home sellers in 2019.