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

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 Montana home

Listing your Montana 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 Montana is July. The median sale price for Montana homes in July is $650,000, which is $71,504 more than the annual average.

The best month to sell a house fast in Montana is June. Montana homes sold in June are on the market for an average of 37 days, which is 36 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 Montana 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 Montana home now?

Typically, the housing market starts to cool once fall arrives. However, if you need to list this year, it's better to do it now rather than later since the winter months are historically when prices drop and homes sit on the market.

But remember, trends vary from city to city. It's best to talk with a local real estate agent and discuss your options.

»Get connected with a local agent today.

The best time of year to sell a house in Montana

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 Montana house.

Best month for:


Price
July
$71,504 more than average
Speed
June
36 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 Montana.

Location
Best month to sell
Typical sales premium
Average days on market
Yellowstone County
January
$55,348
17
Missoula County
January
$67,108
27
Flathead County
July
$121,171
51
Gallatin County
January
$623,400
32
Cascade County
February
$59,175
30
Realtor.com (August 2022)

Best time to sell in Montana: Price


Median sale price
Sales premium*
July
$650,000
$71,504
*Compared to annual average

Historical data can help you understand when prices in Montana 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
$378,075
-$19,812
February
$383,700
-$14,187
March
$388,983
-$8,904
April
$406,775
$8,888
May
$417,583
$19,696
June
$429,375
$31,488
July
$420,400
$22,513
August
$416,411
$18,524
September
$384,388
-$13,499
October
$382,008
-$15,879
November
$383,317
-$14,570
December
$383,633
-$14,254
Annual Average
$397,887

Realtor.com (August 2022)

Best time to sell in Montana: Speed


Days on market
Days faster
June
37
36
*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
125
33 days slower
February
123
31 days slower
March
111
19 days slower
April
85
7 days faster
May
70
22 days faster
June
62
30 days faster
July
67
25 days faster
August
73
19 days faster
September
84
8 days faster
October
93
1 days slower
November
101
9 days slower
December
114
22 days slower
Annual Average
92

Realtor.com (August 2022)

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

If you need to sell your Montana 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!

If you're weighing your options for selling a house, Clever can help!

Our fully-licensed concierge team is standing by to answer questions and provide free, objective advice on getting the best outcome with your sale or purchase.

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If you're after the best sales price, the best month to sell in Montana is July when houses sell for 12.36% more than average.

If your priority is speed, June is the best time to sell because homes tend to sell 36 days faster.

January 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 99 days.

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