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

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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 Maine home

Listing your Maine 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 Maine is June. The median sale price for Maine homes in June is $395,000, which is $32,121 more than the annual average.

The best month to sell a house fast in Maine is May. Maine homes sold in May are on the market for an average of 24 days, which is 40 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 Maine 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:

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Should I sell my Maine home now?

It may not be a good time to sell a house in Maine right now. Listing prices have been on the decline since mid-summer and are expected to trend downward for the rest of the year. If possible, it may be beneficial to hold off selling until next summer when the market picks up again.

Take note, however, that each area’s market is different — so it’s best to consult with a local specialist first. An experienced real estate agent can advise you on when it's best to sell and help you sell for the most profit.

»Get connected with a local agent today.

The best time of year to sell a house in Maine

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 Maine house.

Best month for:


Price
June
$32,121 more than average
Speed
May
40 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 Maine.

Location
Best month to sell
Typical sales premium
Average days on market
Cumberland County
July
$45,425
11
York County
June
$48,413
16
Penobscot County
June
$23,488
26
Kennebec County
July
$34,567
14
Androscoggin County
March
$40,279
7
Realtor.com (August 2022)

Best time to sell in Maine: Price


Median sale price
Sales premium*
June
$395,000
$32,121
*Compared to annual average

Historical data can help you understand when prices in Maine 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
$258,650
-$15,262
February
$262,200
-$11,712
March
$271,981
-$1,931
April
$281,875
$7,963
May
$289,483
$15,571
June
$293,975
$20,063
July
$286,421
$12,509
August
$284,681
$10,769
September
$266,967
-$6,945
October
$265,783
-$8,129
November
$264,708
-$9,204
December
$260,217
-$13,695
Annual Average
$273,912

Realtor.com (August 2022)

Best time to sell in Maine: Speed


Days on market
Days faster
May
24
40
*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
134
34 days slower
February
141
41 days slower
March
133
33 days slower
April
115
15 days slower
May
79
21 days faster
June
61
39 days faster
July
64
36 days faster
August
71
29 days faster
September
85
15 days faster
October
93
7 days faster
November
104
4 days slower
December
120
20 days slower
Annual Average
100

Realtor.com (August 2022)

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

If you need to sell your Maine 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 Maine is June when houses sell for 8.85% more than average.

If your priority is speed, May is the best time to sell because homes tend to sell 40 days faster.

December 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 93 days.

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