How long does it take to sell a home?

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There are three different timelines to consider to answer this.

First, it should take 2-8 weeks to prepare a home for sale.

This includes painting, making minor repairs, staging, de-cluttering, preparing marketing material, etc. I have a "pre-listing checklist" available that gives you a detailed room-by-room breakdown.

Second, it can take anywhere from a couple days to a few months to get an offer on your home. This depends on your market, time of year, price point, etc.

Third, once you accept an offer on your home, the escrow process averages about 30 days, though the range is 1-8 weeks.

In 2021, if everything is done properly, selling your home should take 2-3 months depending on how much prep work you do before it's up for sale.