When Is the Best Time to Sell a House in North Carolina?

Clever Real Estate


Clever Real Estate

February 24th, 2023
Updated February 24th, 2023


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 North Carolina home

Listing your North Carolina 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 North Carolina is July. The median sale price for North Carolina homes in July is $419,000, which is $34,967 more than the annual average.

The best month to sell a house fast in North Carolina is May. North Carolina homes sold in May are on the market for an average of 27 days, which is 19 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 North Carolina 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

✅ You'll work with a full-service realtor from a top broker

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Should I sell my North Carolina home now?

It’s best to hold off on selling your North Carolina home for now if you can. Listing prices have dropped in the past few months, and it may take a while to pick up again. If possible, it’s best to wait until the end of next spring to list your home. Data shows that the market is more active around this time and prices usually peak by summer.

However, each local market is different and has its own trend. We recommend you speak with an experienced real estate agent before deciding on anything. They know your area well and can provide the best advice on when to list your home.

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The best time of year to sell a house in North Carolina

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 North Carolina house.

Best month for:

$34,967 more than average
19 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 cities in North Carolina.

Best month to sell
Typical sales premium
Average days on market
Realtor.com (August 2022)

Best time to sell in North Carolina: Price

Median sale price
Sales premium*
*Compared to annual average

Historical data can help you understand when prices in North Carolina 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.

Average sale price
Difference from average
Annual Average

Realtor.com (August 2022)

Best time to sell in North Carolina: Speed

Days on market
Days faster
*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.

Days on market
Difference from average
20 days slower
15 days slower
3 days faster
14 days faster
15 days faster
13 days faster
9 days faster
7 days faster
2 days slower
4 days slower
7 days slower
15 days slower
Annual Average

Realtor.com (August 2022)

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

If you need to sell your North Carolina 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 North Carolina is July when houses sell for 9.11% more than average.

If your priority is speed, May is the best time to sell because homes tend to sell 19 days faster.

September 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 58 days.

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