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

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By Jon Stubbs Updated June 4, 2024

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The best month to sell a house in Nebraska is May. Last year, the average listing price for Nebraska homes in May was $258,633, which is $17,712 more than the annual average.

The best month to sell your house fast in Nebraska is May, because that's when homes tend to spend the least amount of time on the market. Last year, Nebraska homes sold in May were on the market for an average of 44 days, which is 9 days faster than the annual average.

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Best time to sell in Nebraska for speed

In Nebraska, the fastest month to sell is May, when homes spend an average of 44 days on the market (DOM) — 9 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 Nebraska is 53 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 Nebraska.

Month Days on market[1] Difference from average
January 71 18 days slower
February 67 14 days slower
March 55 2 days slower
April 45 8 days faster
May 44 9 days faster
June 44 9 days faster
July 45 8 days faster
August 46 7 days faster
September 49 4 days faster
October 50 3 days faster
November 55 2 days slower
December 64 11 days slower
Annual Average 53
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Best time to sell in Nebraska for price

The best month to sell for top dollar in Nebraska is May, when homes sell for an average of $258,633 (or $17,712 more than the annual average).

Historical data can help you understand when prices in Nebraska 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 $233,538 -$7,383
February $240,842 -$79
March $249,857 $8,936
April $255,279 $14,358
May $258,633 $17,712
June $257,892 $16,971
July $247,039 $6,118
August $244,831 $3,910
September $227,744 -$13,177
October $225,483 -$15,438
November $224,603 -$16,318
December $225,308 -$15,613
Annual Average $240,921
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Best time to sell in Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

Location Best month to sell Typical sales premium Average days on market[1]
Douglas County April $44,433 33
Lancaster County May $34,215 37
Sarpy County April $23,962 44
Hall County December $15,554 30
Buffalo County May $33,617 31
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Top ways to sell your house no matter the time of year

If you need to sell your Nebraska 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 Nebraska. 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 Nebraska?

If you're after the best sales price, the best month to sell in Nebraska is May when houses sell for 4.80% more than average.

If your priority is speed, May is the best time to sell because homes tend to sell 9 days faster than average.

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

November 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 65 days.

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

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