hi Ben... The direct answer to you question is "until sold".Selling a home in Maryland takes 2-3 days. WOW, you may say, how come some houses haven't sold after 100 days on the web site? Houses on the market can take 6 months to a year due to preparation and promotion. When the preparation is done and the marketing finds the buyer, then job of selling starts. Negotiations(selling) may take 2 or 3 days to get a written agreement between seller and buyer., thus the house is "sold". Next its "off to the races" to settlement. Along the way are home inspections, lender loan reviews and repairs completed. After 30 days for this all to happen, buyers sign the bank papers and get their new home key. Sellers get a check and the Realtor is paid. Start to finish in Maryland can be a year. When do you want to start??