Average Time to Sell a House in Washington

Kristen Klempert

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Kristen Klempert

December 17th, 2021
Updated December 17th, 2021

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Next steps for Washington home sellers

If you’re looking to sell your home fast in Washington and get a great price, Clever can help.

Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Washington. Get full service and support for a flat $3,000 listing fee — or just 1% if your home sells for more than $350,000. You’ll still have to offer a buyer’s agent commission, per the standard rate in your area (typically 2.5-3%), but overall, you’ll still save up to 50% on standard commission fees.

» LEARN: About low-commission real estate agents

Importantly, home sellers who list with Clever get their first qualified offer in an average of 24.1 days* — that’s 9 days faster than the average time to offer in Washington.

Sell your house fast and save thousands!

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*Average time to offer for Clever home sellers

Average time to sell in 2019


2019*
2020*
2021*
Average Time to Sell in Washington:^
51 days
47 days
33 days
National Average:^
67 days
65 days
48 days
Average Listing Price in Washington:
$464,631
$488,426
$563,486
National Average:
$311,707
$334,043
$373,644
Best Month for Speed in Washington:^
May, with an average of 12 days on market
August, with an average of 37 days on market
April, with an average of 26 days on market
Best Month for Price in Washington:
June, with an average sale price of $482,490
November, with an average sale price of $509,500
July, with an average sale price of $579,950
*Based on data from Realtor.com
^Days to offer; does not include the typical 35 day closing period

Additional resources for Washington home sellers

Tips to get your Washington home sold

1. Set a competitive price

Everyone’s looking for a bargain, so one way to set yourself apart from other sellers is to price your home slightly lower than its “real” value. Keep in mind that initially pricing your home low doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll end up selling low. Ideally, your bargain price will attract multiple buyers, which will start a bidding war, and your home will close far above ask.

2. Tailor your home to local tastes

Whatever your personal tastes may be, when it comes to selling your home, you want to appeal to the largest possible number of people. This means staging your home in a way that appeals to contemporary tastes. Think neutral colors, clean lines, and uncluttered surfaces.

If your furniture is worn out or outdated, consider replacing it. And in a state like Washington, where entire months can be rainy and overcast, natural light matters more than ever. Remove all heavy window treatments like drapes and shutters, so your home is as bright and inviting as possible.

3. Make repairs

We all procrastinate on home repairs, but when you’re selling, you want your home to be in the best shape possible. This means freshening up your landscaping, re-shingling that bedraggled roof, and repainting those peeling shutters.

Of course, never lose sight of the fact that the point of making repairs is to boost the eventual sale price of your home. Consult with your agent before undertaking any serious repairs to make sure the money you spend on the repairs isn’t more than the money you’ll potentially make in the form of an increased sale price.

4. Presentation is key

Your home’s bright, polished, decluttered, and freshly painted. Now you have to make sure that buyers can see that. Nothing dampens potential interest like a listing with dim, low quality photos, or a vague, perfunctory listing description. Work with a professional real estate photographer to take high quality photos of your home, and consult your agent to craft the most appealing listing description possible.

5. Consider after hours showings

In this day and age, not everyone keeps a conventional schedule. For people who work weekends, or third shift, the traditional Sunday afternoon open house just doesn’t work. If you want to get the most eyeballs possible on your home, you might consider using a lockbox so your agent can show your property after hours or on weekdays. It only takes one qualified buyer to get your home sold, so why not maximize your chances of finding that buyer?

»FIND: Top Real Estate Agents in Washington

Next steps for Washington home sellers

If you’re looking to sell your home fast in Washington and get a great price, Clever can help.

Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Washington. Get full service and support for a flat $3,000 listing fee — or just 1% if your home sells for more than $350,000. You’ll still have to offer a buyer’s agent commission, per the standard rate in your area (typically 2.5-3%), but overall, you’ll still save up to 50% on standard commission fees.

» LEARN: About low-commission real estate agents

Importantly, home sellers who list with Clever get their first qualified offer in an average of 24.1 days* — that’s 9 days faster than the average time to offer in Washington.

Sell your house fast and save thousands!

Work with a top local agent for a fraction of the typical cost.

*Average time to offer for Clever home sellers

Average time to sell in 2019


2019*
2020*
2021*
Average Time to Sell in Washington:^
51 days
47 days
33 days
National Average:^
67 days
65 days
48 days
Average Listing Price in Washington:
$464,631
$488,426
$563,486
National Average:
$311,707
$334,043
$373,644
Best Month for Speed in Washington:^
May, with an average of 12 days on market
August, with an average of 37 days on market
April, with an average of 26 days on market
Best Month for Price in Washington:
June, with an average sale price of $482,490
November, with an average sale price of $509,500
July, with an average sale price of $579,950
*Based on data from Realtor.com
^Days to offer; does not include the typical 35 day closing period

Additional resources for Washington home sellers

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