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Average Time to Sell a House in Wisconsin

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).

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).

Updated February 17, 2020

  • In 2020, the average time it takes to sell a home in Wisconsin — from listing through closing — is approximately 100 days. That’s 65 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.

What’s the average time to sell a house in Wisconsin?

  Average Time to Sell* Average Price**
National 80 days $307,750
State 100 $200,667

*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 Wisconsin in 2020 is 100 days — 65 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 25% 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) time 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 more about the best time to sell in Wisconsin.

Best month to sell a house fast in Wisconsin

  Month* Days on Market*
Best Month June 52 days
Worst Month February 88 days

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

The best month to sell a house fast in Wisconsin is June. The median time it takes for Wisconsin homes listed in June to get an offer is 52 days, which is 13 days faster than the annual average.

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

Best month to sell a house in Wisconsin for price

  Month* Median Price*
Best Month June $217,000
Worst Month February $183,000

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

The best month to sell a house in Wisconsin in terms of sale price is June. The median sale price in June is $217,000, which is 8.14% — or $16,333 — more than the annual average.

5 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 here.

Importantly, home sellers who list with Clever get their first qualified offer in an average of 13 days* — that’s 52 days faster than the average time to offer in Wisconsin.

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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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