Average Time to Sell a House in Wisconsin in 2021

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Kristen Klempert

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March 3rd, 2021

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Getting ready to sell your Wisconsin 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).

  • In 2021, the average time it takes to sell a home in Wisconsin — from listing through closing — is approximately 102 days. That’s 67 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
  • Key factors that impact Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?


Average Time to Sell*
Average Price*
National
99 days
$601,428
State
102
$349,491
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The average time it takes to sell a house in Wisconsin in 2021 is 102 days — 67 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 3.4% 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 Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

Best month to sell a house fast in Wisconsin


Month*
Days on Market**
Best Month
October
51 days
Worst Month
February
103 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 Wisconsin is October. The median time it takes for Wisconsin homes listed in October to sell is 51 days, which is 13 days faster than the annual average.

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

Best month to sell a house in Wisconsin for price


Month*
Average Price*
Best Month
July
$359,572
Worst Month
January
$326,940
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The best month to sell a house in Wisconsin in terms of sale price is July. The median sale price in July is $359,572, which is 2.8% — or $10,081 — more than the annual average.

Tips to get your Wisconsin home sold

1. Make sure your key systems are in great shape

Wisconsin is known for short, beautiful summers and long cold winters. If you want your home to sell quickly, be sure that the major home systems are in great shape. A buyer will be far more interested in a home with a recently inspected HVAC and plumbing, along with a home that’s well-insulated.

Having someone look over the major systems can also give you peace of mind that nothing will fall apart before you move!

2. Stage your home for sale

Professional staging can be the difference between getting a great offer quickly and languishing on the market. You probably have a lot in your home that makes it “yours.” As you get ready to move, it’s time to remove those things so someone else can see themselves living there. Staging sets your home up to show off its best features while making it easy for a buyer to imagine it being theirs.

3. Price your home appropriately

If you price your home too high, you know that you’ll drive off buyers and struggle to sell. But did you know the same thing will happen if you price too low? It signals to potential buyers that there’s something wrong with the home and many stay away. At the same time, it draws in bargain hunters who see the opportunity to negotiate and get an even lower price.

Pricing your home at the right level for the features and neighborhood is the only way to win! That’s why an experienced listing agent is so important.

4. Invest in the right improvements

Doing improvements is a great way to add value to your home and to help it sell more quickly. However, you can drive yourself crazy trying to make everything perfect. Instead, focus on the improvements that make the biggest difference.

Putting insulation in the attic is one of the best returns on an upgrade you can get. You’ll recoup over 100% of the cost in the increased value of the home. It’s especially important in Wisconsin, where the weather can get severe.

You’ll also want to consider landscaping to boost curb appeal, fresh paint where needed, and updates that increase energy efficiency.

5. Remove evidence of pets

Yes, you’ve loved having your pet cat, dog, parrot, or other animal share your home with you. However, potential buyers may not see this in the same light. Be sure to house your pet with a friend or family member during the sales process, and make sure there are not dropping in the yard, litter boxes around the house, or other evidence of your pet in the home.

Remember, at this stage, you are helping others see themselves in the house rather than making it your own.

Next steps for Wisconsin home sellers

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

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

Importantly, home sellers who list with Clever get their first qualified offer in an average of 13 days* — that’s 54 days faster than the average time to offer in Wisconsin.

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


2019*
2020*
Average Time to Sell in Wisconsin:
100 days
102 days
National Average:
80 days
99 days
Average Sale Price in Wisconsin:
$200,667
$349,491
National Average:
$307,750
$601,428
Best Month for Speed:
June, with an average of 52 days on market
October, with an average of 51 days on market
Best Month for Price:
June, with an average sale price of $217,000
July, with an average sale price of $359,572
*Based on data gathered from Realtor.com and Zillow Data Center

Additional resources for Wisconsin home sellers