When Is the Best Time to Sell a House in Alaska?

Jamie Ayers

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Jamie Ayers

September 19th, 2022
Updated September 19th, 2022

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Should I sell now? | Best time to sell: Overall | Best time to sell: Price | Best time to sell: Speed | Best time by location | Top ways to sell your Alaska home

Listing your Alaska home at the right time can help you find a buyer quickly and earn the highest profit.

If you have some flexibility with your sale, it's worth doing some market research and timing your sale for the best outcome possible.

Key Takeaways

In terms of price, the best month to sell a house in Alaska is June. The median sale price for Alaska homes in June is $409,900, which is $34,683 more than the annual average.

The best month to sell a house fast in Alaska is May. Alaska homes sold in May are on the market for an average of 27 days, which is 45 days faster than the annual average.

Of course, this is just a small piece of the overall picture. When you should list will depend on your situation and location. Seeking the opinion of a local real estate expert will help you determine the best time for you to sell your Alaska home.

Clever Real Estate can connect you with top real estate agents in your area so you can discuss all your options. They will come up with a custom strategy to match your timeline and priorities. Plus, you'll save money on listing commissions if you sell with the agent.

👋 Talk with a local expert before you list

No matter the time of year, Clever can connect you with a local real estate agent to help you sell quickly and for more money. Talk with an expert about your options so you can make the right decision for your situation. Plus, with Clever:

✅ There's no obligation — you get expert advice for free

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Should I sell my Alaska home now?

If you need to sell your Alaska home this year, you might want to list now. Although listing prices are dipping, a major drop in prices usually starts in mid-autumn and continues through winter. If you don't have to sell your home right now, then it’s best to wait until next summer when the market heats up again.

While this is the overall trend of the state, local markets may vary wildly, so consult with a local real estate agent before making any decisions. They can advise you on the latest trends and help you find the best time to sell your home in your county.

»Get connected with a local agent today.

The best time of year to sell a house in Alaska

Determining the "right" time to sell your house is somewhat subjective; it really depends on your specific goals and circumstances. That said, if you're like most sellers — i.e., your top priorities are selling high and fast — here's when you should list your Alaska house.

Best month for:


Price
June
$34,683 more than average
Speed
May
45 days faster than average
Realtor.com (August 2022)

Best time to sell by location

It's important to note that trends vary from region to region. The table below shows the most lucrative months to sell for five counties in Alaska.

Location
Best month to sell
Typical sales premium
Average days on market
Anchorage County
June
$34,658
17
Fairbanks North Star County
August
$50,792
17
Matanuska-Susitna County
June
$35,842
22
Kenai Peninsula County
July
$59,554
28
Juneau County
May
$88,333
15
Realtor.com (August 2022)

Best time to sell in Alaska: Price


Median sale price
Sales premium*
June
$409,900
$34,683
*Compared to annual average

Historical data can help you understand when prices in Alaska are typically at their annual high and low. While each year will have slight variations, we looked at sale prices since 2016 to determine the trends and average prices for each month.

Month
Average sale price
Difference from average
January
$292,442
-$12,667
February
$298,742
-$6,367
March
$308,079
$2,970
April
$315,005
$9,896
May
$320,200
$15,091
June
$320,833
$15,724
July
$314,421
$9,312
August
$313,983
$8,874
September
$296,883
-$8,226
October
$293,842
-$11,267
November
$293,632
-$11,477
December
$293,242
-$11,867
Annual Average
$305,109

Realtor.com (August 2022)

Best time to sell in Alaska: Speed


Days on market
Days faster
May
27
45
*Compared to annual average

Days on market — or DOM — is commonly defined as the number of days from when a property is listed on the MLS and when it's sold and taken off the market.

When a market has a low median DOM, that's usually an indicator of favorable conditions for sellers, i.e., a high demand among buyers. As with sale prices, we looked at data going back to 2016 to determine historically good months to sell quickly.

Month
Days on market
Difference from average
January
107
34 days slower
February
97
24 days slower
March
67
6 days faster
April
54
19 days faster
May
51
22 days faster
June
48
25 days faster
July
54
19 days faster
August
60
13 days faster
September
69
4 days faster
October
77
4 days slower
November
88
15 days slower
December
103
30 days slower
Annual Average
73

Realtor.com (August 2022)

Top ways to sell your house no matter the time of year

If you need to sell your Alaska home and it's not the best time of year to list, you still have options.

Sell quickly

You can still sell quickly by reaching out to a cash buyer or, if your house qualifies, to an iBuyer.

Cash buyers can close in a matter of days year round so you don't have to wait for a buyer during the slow season. You can also request offers from multiple buyers to ensure you're getting a good deal for your home.

Save money

One of the biggest costs when selling your house is real estate agent commissions. If you need to sell when sale prices are typically lower, saving on realtor fees is often your best option for maximizing your profit.

By listing with a flat fee MLS company instead of a traditional agent, you pay a more affordable upfront fee instead of a typical listing commission. However, you'll have to complete every step of the home selling process without professional help.

Another option is working with a discount brokerage. These are often full-service agents who work for reduced commissions.

No matter the time of year, the smart choice is always to talk with a real estate professional. Clever can connect you with an agent to go over your options and develop a customized sales strategy about how and when to sell your home. The service is 100% free and there's never any obligations.

👋 Next Steps: Talk to an expert!

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If you're after the best sales price, the best month to sell in Alaska is June when houses sell for 9.24% more than average.

If your priority is speed, May is the best time to sell because homes tend to sell 45 days faster.

October is the month when homes sell for the least amount of money. When it comes to a quick sale, January is the worst time to list. Homes stay on the market for an average of 98 days.

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