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

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By Jon Stubbs Updated July 1, 2024

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The best month to sell a house in Texas is June. Last year, the average listing price for Texas homes in June was $324,297, which is $18,563 more than the annual average.

The best month to sell your house fast in Texas is May, because that's when homes tend to spend the least amount of time on the market. Last year, Texas homes sold in May were on the market for an average of 49 days, which is 9 days faster than the annual average.

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Best time to sell in Texas for speed

In Texas, the fastest month to sell is May, when homes spend an average of 49 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 Texas is 58 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 Texas.

Month Days on market[1] Difference from average
January 74 16 days slower
February 65 7 days slower
March 53 5 days faster
April 50 8 days faster
May 49 9 days faster
June 49 9 days faster
July 51 7 days faster
August 52 6 days faster
September 59 1 days slower
October 62 4 days slower
November 64 6 days slower
December 69 11 days slower
Annual Average 58
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Best time to sell in Texas for price

The best month to sell for top dollar in Texas is June, when homes sell for an average of $324,297 (or $18,563 more than the annual average).

Historical data can help you understand when prices in Texas 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 $292,047 -$13,687
February $294,685 -$11,049
March $302,343 -$3,391
April $311,241 $5,507
May $319,022 $13,288
June $324,297 $18,563
July $317,895 $12,161
August $315,583 $9,849
September $300,658 -$5,076
October $299,473 -$6,261
November $297,436 -$8,298
December $294,128 -$11,606
Annual Average $305,734
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Best time to sell in Texas 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 Texas.

Location Best month to sell Typical sales premium Average days on market[1]
Dallas June $22,784 36
Houston June $10,120 38
San Antonio June $20,160 47
Austin June $23,454 40
El Paso July $5,733 53
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Top ways to sell your house no matter the time of year

If you need to sell your Texas 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 Texas. 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 Texas?

If you're after the best sales price, the best month to sell in Texas is June when houses sell for 5.20% 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 Texas?

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 71 days.

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

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