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

Jamie Ayers

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Jamie Ayers

September 19th, 2022
Updated September 19th, 2022

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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 Pennsylvania home

Listing your Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania is June. The median sale price for Pennsylvania homes in June is $299,000, which is $25,067 more than the annual average.

The best month to sell a house fast in Pennsylvania is June. Pennsylvania homes sold in June are on the market for an average of 37 days, which is 22 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 Pennsylvania 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:

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Should I sell my Pennsylvania home now?

Although listing prices have been dipping in the past few months, if you need to sell a house in Pennsylvania, it’s better to do so immediately. Based on past trends, mid-winter is usually when prices bottom out and the market stalls — so there’s still some time to find a decent buyer before then. However, if you can hold off until next year, it’s best to target listing by the start of summer when the market is usually more active.

Before deciding on anything, make sure to consult with an experienced realtor first, as local trends can vary from the overall state. An expert can give you up-to-date advice for your area’s market and ensure that you’re listing at the best time, for the right price.

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The best time of year to sell a house in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania house.

Best month for:


Price
June
$25,067 more than average
Speed
June
22 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 Pennsylvania.

Location
Best month to sell
Typical sales premium
Average days on market
Philadelphia
June
$26,783
35
Pittsburgh
June
$13,638
37
Scranton
July
$30,842
29
Harrisburg
August
$43,008
37
Erie
May
$30,163
39
Realtor.com (August 2022)

Best time to sell in Pennsylvania: Price


Median sale price
Sales premium*
June
$299,000
$25,067
*Compared to annual average

Historical data can help you understand when prices in Pennsylvania 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
Difference from average
January
$214,799
-$13,614
February
$219,757
-$8,656
March
$228,724
$311
April
$233,800
$5,387
May
$242,183
$13,770
June
$244,783
$16,370
July
$236,286
$7,873
August
$234,363
$5,950
September
$224,608
-$3,805
October
$224,376
-$4,037
November
$221,142
-$7,271
December
$216,133
-$12,280
Annual Average
$228,413

Realtor.com (August 2022)

Best time to sell in Pennsylvania: Speed


Days on market
Days faster
June
37
22
*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.

Month
Days on market
Difference from average
January
95
23 days slower
February
94
22 days slower
March
75
3 days slower
April
63
9 days faster
May
60
12 days faster
June
58
14 days faster
July
59
13 days faster
August
63
9 days faster
September
69
3 days faster
October
71
1 days faster
November
75
3 days slower
December
85
13 days slower
Annual Average
72

Realtor.com (August 2022)

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

If you need to sell your Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania is June when houses sell for 9.15% more than average.

If your priority is speed, June is the best time to sell because homes tend to sell 22 days faster.

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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