Updated February 17, 2020
- In 2020, the average time it takes to sell a home in Oklahoma — from listing through closing — is approximately 71 days. That’s 36 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
- Key factors that impact Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma — 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 Oklahoma?
|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 Oklahoma in 2020 is 71 days — 36 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 11.25% 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 Oklahoma
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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma
|Month*||Days on Market*|
|Best Month||June||24 days|
|Worst Month||February||58 days|
*Redfin Data Center (median days on market by month in 2019)
The best month to sell a house fast in Oklahoma is June. The median time it takes for Oklahoma homes listed in June to get an offer is 24 days, which is 12 days faster than the annual average.
Best month to sell a house in Oklahoma for price
*Redfin Data Center (median sale price by month in 2019)
The best month to sell a house in Oklahoma in terms of sale price is June. The median sale price in June is $185,000, which is 6.07% — or $10,583 — more than the annual average.
5 tips to get your Oklahoma home sold
1. Price your home competitively using a comparative market analysis
The initial listing price of your home can greatly influence how many buyer offers you see and how long your home stays on the market.
For instance, if you price your home too high above market value, many buyers will pass over your home looking for a more affordable price elsewhere.
And, if you price your home too low under market value, buyers will be more apprehensive to pull the trigger believing that there’s something wrong with the home to be so affordable.
To help you know what to list your home at and price your home competitively to draw in more buyer offers, utilize a comparative market analysis (CMA). A CMA compares your home to the prices of similar homes recently sold in the surrounding area.
By knowing the current market value of homes in your neighborhood, you can price your home at a similar price or just below the market value to attract more offers and start buyer bidding wars, which can ultimately raise asking prices and help your home sell above the initial list price.
2. Highlight the best features of your location
Oklahoma’s thriving economy, job market, and numerous colleges and schools attract many young adults to the state with the majority looking for homes close to the action.
Buyers will be looking for homes with easy commutes into the metro for job opportunities, school, entertainment, and restaurants and bars. Highlight if your home is near any main highways with easy access into the major cities or near any convenient public transit.
Be sure to also showcase if your home is in a great school district, a low-crime neighborhood, or if you’re close to any parks, grocery stores, coffee shops, or local businesses.
3. Stage your home
Staging your home helps potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the home and, according to realtor.com, a staged home sells 88% faster and for 20% more than a non-staged home.
A professional stager will come and help you declutter and rearrange or remove furniture in order to highlight the best aspects of your home and draw in more buyer offers.
A stager can bring in a new perspective as you may not realize how faded your old couch is or see the noticeable chips on your stair bannisters.
4. Add smart technology
Smart technology is an easy and relatively inexpensive addition that can increase the value of your home as well as make it more appealing to younger buyers.
Smart technology can range from putting your lights on timers, installing a smart thermostat that can be controlled remotely from your phone, or setting up a smart security system such as a smart lock that reads your fingerprint, or a video doorbell.
5. Focus on that small-town feel
One of Oklahoma’s best features is that the state is able to hold onto that small-town vibe while still having plenty of big-city attractions. Play up the small-town feel by working on your home’s curb appeal.
Big, green front yards can help foster the all-American image — consider adding a small gate or picket fence to your yard as well as a front porch in order to enhance this feel. Certainly, these additions can be appealing to young adults looking to start their own family.
Next steps for Oklahoma home sellers
If you’re looking to sell your home fast in Oklahoma and get a great price, Clever can help.
Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Oklahoma. 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 23 days faster than the average time to offer in Oklahoma.
*Average time to offer for Clever home sellers in 2019.