Average Time to Sell a House in South Dakota in 2021

Kristen Klempert


Kristen Klempert

October 3rd, 2021
Updated October 3rd, 2021


Getting ready to sell your South Dakota 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 South Dakota

  • In 2021, the average time it takes to sell a home in South Dakota — from listing through closing — is approximately 82 days. That’s 47 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
  • Key factors that impact South 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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota?

Average Time to Sell*
Average Price*
86 days
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The average time it takes to sell a house in South Dakota in 2021 is 82 days — 47 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 4.7%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 South Dakota

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 South 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?

» LEARN: the best time to sell in South Dakota

Best month to sell a house fast in South Dakota

Days on Market**
Best Month
35.5 days
Worst Month
65.5 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 South Dakota is June. The median time it takes for South Dakota homes listed in June to sell is 35.5 days, which is 11.5 days faster than the annual average.

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

Best month to sell a house in South Dakota for price

Average Price*
Best Month
Worst Month
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The best month to sell a house in South Dakota in terms of sale price is September. The median sale price in September is $279,900, which is 7.9% — or $20,516 — more than the annual average.

Tips to get your South Dakota home sold

1. Highlight the key amenities of the area

What’s the best part of living in your neighborhood? Are you close to a key employer, a particularly beautiful park, or a specific tourist site? Are there amazing restaurants, easy public transportation, or great schools? If so, you want to let folks know!

Be sure to highlight what makes your home better than others in your city or region. It will help buyers understand why they should focus on your property!

2. Boost your curb appeal

Listing in spring is the best way to get buyers to see your home, but you want to make sure it looks great. The first thing someone sees is the yard and porch, so you want to make sure they make a great impression. After a South Dakota winter, that takes a bit of effort!

Make sure your lawn is re-sodded if you’ve gotten bare spots during the winter. Trim trees and consider a fresh coat of paint for the door or porch. Plant flowers and pretty shrubs. It will draw in buyers.

3. Take Professional Photos

One of the key reasons to work with an experienced realtor is that you’ll get help with great marketing. Part of this is having professional photos done. 44% of people look online before they view a property in person, so you want to make sure you’re putting your best face forward.

Don’t rely on a cell phone or DIY photos. Make sure you work with a professional.

4. Make the right improvements

In South Dakota, people want to make sure any home they buy has a great HVAC and insulation. Otherwise, they’ll be paying a ton in heating and cooling costs. Have an HVAC inspection and considering upgrading insulation, especially in the attic.

When you can tout these improvements in your marketing, you’ll draw in buyers who are looking for good quality. You can also do other small upgrades that can make a big difference in selling quickly for a great price.

5. Stage your home for sale

When you’re ready to sell your South Dakota home, it’s time to depersonalize it and remove the things that make it “yours.” Instead, you want to help buyers see themselves living in the house. You might need to repaint in more neutral colors, or remove collections or personal belongings and put them in storage.

You can also work with a professional home stager to prepare specific rooms of your home with decoration and furniture that show off the room’s best features. It will be worth the investment!

Next steps for South Dakota home sellers

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

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

»FIND: Top Real Estate Agents in South Dakota

» 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 23 days faster than the average time to offer in South Dakota.

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

Average Time to Sell in South Dakota:
77 days
82 days
National Average:
80 days
86 days
Average Sale Price in South Dakota:
National Average:
Best Month for Speed:
July, with an average of 63 days on market
June, with an average of 35.5 days on market
Best Month for Price:
March, with an average sale price of $208,500
September, with an average sale price of $279,900
*Based on data gathered from Realtor.com and Zillow Data Center

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