Average Time to Sell a House in North Dakota

Jamie Ayers

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Jamie Ayers

November 3rd, 2022
Updated November 3rd, 2022

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Getting ready to sell your North Dakota home? Here’s how long you can expect it to take — and some tips on how to speed things up (and still get a great price).

Time to sell a home in North Dakota

  • In 2022, the average time it takes to sell a home in North Dakota — from listing through closing — is approximately 96 days. That’s 61 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
  • Key factors that impact North Dakota home sale timelines include local market conditions (e.g., buyer demand, job market, rising home values, etc.), time of year, and your property’s type and condition.
  • Your agent’s listing strategy (pricing, marketing, networking, etc.) and the buyer’s financing situation — i.e., the amount of time it takes for them to secure loan approval — will also influence how long your sale ultimately takes.

Read on to learn more about how long it takes to sell a house in North Dakota and get some pro tips on how to speed up your sale, get better offers, and save thousands in the process.

Editor’s Note: The data in this article may be slightly skewed because of COVID-19’s disruptive effect on real estate trends. See the table at the end of this article to compare data from before and after the pandemic and see how drastically trends were affected in your state.

What’s the average time to sell a house in North Dakota?


Average Time to Sell*
Average Price*
National
79 days
$425,000
North Dakota
96 days
$294,000
*Based on Realtor.com data (October 2022)

The average time it takes to sell a house in North Dakota is 96 days — 61 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 21.5% slower than the national average.

Keep in mind that these are annual averages and the numbers will vary by month and/or season.


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Best time to sell a house in North Dakota

In addition to the average days on market and list price data, we’ve compiled data on the BEST (and worst) times to sell your North Dakota house based on what’s most important to you:

  • Fastest Time to Sell: When should you list your home if you’re looking to sell quickly?
  • Highest Sale Price: What month should you list in to get the best possible price for your home?

Best month to sell a house fast in North Dakota


Month*
Days on Market*
Best Month
March
36 days
Worst Month
February
92 days
*Based on Realtor.com data (October 2022)

The best month to sell a house fast in North Dakota is March. The median time it takes for North Dakota homes listed in March to sell is 36 days, which is 25 days faster than the annual average.

» READ: How to sell your house fast

Best month to sell a house in North Dakota for price


Month*
Average Price*
Best Month
May
$306,509
Worst Month
January
$254,950
*Based on Realtor.com data (October 2022)

The best month to sell a house in North Dakota in terms of sale price is May. The median sale price in May is $306,509, which is 7.8% — or $22,098 — more than the annual average.

Tips to get your North Dakota home sold

1. Perform minor repairs

Performing a handful of minor repairs can make a huge difference when it comes to how much you could get for your home. Whether it’s a coat of paint, tightening a few outlet panels, or replacing broken tiles, small repairs can work wonders.

Consider getting an inspection before you put your home on the market. If your buyer hires their own inspector and finds that there are some major issues with your home, they could end up shifting the balance of the negotiation. You might have to settle for much less than you thought.

2. Perform HVAC maintenance

While you might not be equipped to do a top to bottom repair on your HVAC system, a few minor changes might make a difference. If you haven’t changed the air filters in a while, there’s no better time to do that.

Have a specialist come by and take a look. They can diagnose any issues and help you prepare your home for buyers. They’re going to want to move into a home that can handle the next North Dakota winter without hassle.

3. Choose the right time and price

As stated above, choosing the right time and the right price point can make all the difference in selling your home faster. Sitting on the market is toxic for a home. Potential buyers see a home sitting on the market and wonder why it’s been there so long. You might have to drop the price month after month.

Also, a low price can be enticing to some buyers while being a turn off to others. If the price is too low, it might seem suspicious.

4. Stage your home

Staging your home makes it look bigger than an empty home in photos. Also, people find it easier to imagine moving into a home that has furniture and amenities in it.

If you’re going to sell your home quickly, you need to stage it properly. This requires hiring an interior designer and could cost you several hundred dollars a month per room. In a world where image matters, the way you stage it for photos and viewings makes all the difference.

5. Work with an experienced local agent

If you really want to ensure that your home quickly, you’re going to need to deal with someone who knows how to list it correctly. Experienced local agents know about the local market, what people are looking for, and how to pitch your home in all of the most important listing channels. This ensures that more buying agents see your home listed and share that listing with their clients.

Next steps for North Dakota home sellers

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Importantly, home sellers who list with Clever get their first qualified offer in an average of 24.1 days* — that’s 37 days faster than the average time to offer in North Dakota. Find a top local agent and get a 1% listing fee now!

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*Average time to offer for Clever home sellers

Average time to sell a house in North Dakota: 2019-2021


2019*
2020*
2021*
Average Time to Sell in North Dakota:^
79 days
78 days
64 days
National Average:^
67 days
65 days
48 days
Average Listing Price in North Dakota:
$233,575
$236,433
$254,922
National Average:
$311,707
$334,043
$373,644
Best Month for Speed in North Dakota:^
June, with an average of 79 days on market
August, with an average of 64 days on market
June, with an average of 44 days on market
Best Month for Price in North Dakota:
June, with an average sale price of $239,900
October, with an average sale price of $244,300
June, with an average sale price of $268,450
*Based on data from Realtor.com
^Days to offer; does not include the typical 35 day closing period

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