How long does it take to sell a house in December 2022?

The most common question I get from homeowners is: “How long will it take to sell my house”.  I pulled up some numbers from the Multiple Listing Service and the average amount of time it takes to sell a house in the Twin Cities metro area is about 30 days. Houses that are in the 250,000 to 350,000 price range sell the fastest and houses that are priced over 500K take a couple of days longer to sell.

There are a lot of variables. I suppose the numbers refer to the “average” house. The house needs to be priced right. Typically it takes a little longer to sell a house in December than it takes in March.

I decided to look at data from the last ten years for some perspective. It used to be pretty normal to have a house on the market for six months or more. In the last couple of years, most of our listings have gotten offers after a day or two on the market.

How long it takes to sell
Average days on market 3-month rolling averages
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