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

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By Jon Stubbs Updated June 5, 2024

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The best month to sell a house in Wisconsin is June. Last year, the average listing price for Wisconsin homes in June was $274,001, which is $22,054 more than the annual average.

The best month to sell your house fast in Wisconsin is June, because that's when homes tend to spend the least amount of time on the market. Last year, Wisconsin homes sold in June were on the market for an average of 52 days, which is 19 days faster than the annual average.

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Best time to sell in Wisconsin for speed

In Wisconsin, the fastest month to sell is June, when homes spend an average of 52 days on the market (DOM) — 19 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 Wisconsin is 71 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 Wisconsin.

Month Days on market[1] Difference from average
January 99 28 days slower
February 99 28 days slower
March 78 7 days slower
April 59 12 days faster
May 53 18 days faster
June 52 19 days faster
July 55 16 days faster
August 59 12 days faster
September 66 5 days faster
October 70 1 days faster
November 77 6 days slower
December 88 17 days slower
Annual Average 71
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Best time to sell in Wisconsin for price

The best month to sell for top dollar in Wisconsin is June, when homes sell for an average of $274,001 (or $22,054 more than the annual average).

Historical data can help you understand when prices in Wisconsin 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 $236,658 -$15,289
February $246,192 -$5,755
March $257,818 $5,871
April $267,100 $15,153
May $273,167 $21,220
June $274,001 $22,054
July $262,243 $10,296
August $258,774 $6,827
September $239,925 -$12,022
October $237,617 -$14,330
November $235,823 -$16,124
December $234,042 -$17,905
Annual Average $251,947
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Best time to sell in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

Location Best month to sell Typical sales premium Average days on market[1]
Milwaukee June $23,319 29
Madison February $16,065 34
Green Bay March $34,342 36
Appleton September $8,729 30
Eau Claire March $17,259 28
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Top ways to sell your house no matter the time of year

If you need to sell your Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin?

If you're after the best sales price, the best month to sell in Wisconsin is June when houses sell for 3.30% more than average.

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

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

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 65 days.

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

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