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

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By Jon Stubbs Updated July 1, 2024


The best month to sell a house in Maine is June. Last year, the average listing price for Maine homes in June was $293,975, which is $20,063 more than the annual average.

The best month to sell your house fast in Maine is June, because that's when homes tend to spend the least amount of time on the market. Last year, Maine homes sold in June were on the market for an average of 61 days, which is 39 days faster than the annual average.

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Best time to sell in Maine for speed

In Maine, the fastest month to sell is June, when homes spend an average of 61 days on the market (DOM) — 39 days less than the annual average.

When a market has a low average DOM, that's usually an indicator of favorable conditions for sellers, i.e., a high demand among buyers. The annual average in Maine is 100 days on the market, compared to the national average of 63 days.

When a state average DOM is less than the national average, it indicates a seller's market in that state. Conversely, when the state average DOM exceeds the national average, it indicates a buyer's market, meaning a less desirable time to sell.

We looked at data from 2016 onward to determine historically good months to sell quickly in Maine.

Month Days on market[1] 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
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Best time to sell in Maine for price

The best month to sell for top dollar in Maine is June, when homes sell for an average of $293,975 (or $20,063 more than the 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[1] 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
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Best time to sell in Maine 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[1]
Cumberland County April $24,642 18
York County May $66,713 27
Penobscot County July $13,096 28
Kennebec County June $23,451 25
Androscoggin County January $18,070 12
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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 your home quickly: Sell to a cash buyer or an iBuyer. Cash buyers are best for sellers who need to sell in a matter of days without investing any money to fix up or stage the home. iBuyers can also close quickly with cash, but your house needs to be in good condition to qualify.
  • Save money with a discount realtor: List with a discount brokerage and work with full-service agents who work for reduced commissions.
  • Sell without a realtor: List with a flat fee MLS company. You'll save on listing commission, but you'll need to complete every step of the selling process yourself, making this option best for experienced sellers with extra time on their hands.
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Data sources

Our Research Team uses real estate data from reputable sources, such as Zillow, Realtor.com, and FreddieMac, to determine the best and worst months to sell a house in Maine. We analyze monthly trends for listing prices, housing inventory, and mortgage rates and refresh that data on our pages as the primary sources update.

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When's the best time to sell a home in Maine?

If you're after the best sales price, the best month to sell in Maine is June when houses sell for 4.40% more than average.

If your priority is speed, June is the best time to sell because homes tend to sell 39 days faster than average.

When's the worst time to sell a home in Maine?

January is the month when homes sell for the least amount of money. When it comes to a quick sale, February is the worst time to list. Homes stay on the market for an average of 93 days.

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Article Sources

[1] Realtor.com – "Realtor.com Housing Data". Updated May 1, 2024.

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