Hi, I wish as Realtors we would have a magic wand to know exactly how long.... We can compare recently sold properties similar to yours, and lets say the average comes to 12 months.... nobody knows if yours will sell during the first month, the 5th, 12th or even later than that.
Most of it depends on what the currently active buyers are looking for and being in a buyers market these days in most areas, they have a lot to select from....
So to sell quickly your home has to meet a lot of different standards, size and location, upgrades and updates of the home, location and curb appeal, floor plan etc etc. all has to be first class (to beat the competing properties!!!!) and the price has to be right..... So condition of home, location and the right price!
So you really need to sit down with an area experienced Realtor, someone who lived in the area for a while and knows it well... He or she will be able after seeing YOUR home to compare it to similar homes recently sold, and can also preview homes currently on the market and report back to you.
If and when you are ready to list your home for sale, your Realtor also can take you to see a fee most similar homes either looking like yours for the price, or looking at homes at the price you think you would want to list and seeing if they are larger, newer, better upgraded etc. That will help you to be a very well educated and well prepared seller....
Setting the right starting price is very important, and may get less for your home than you may have expected, be prepared and make sure the Realtor is very honest with you .....
Good luck to you!
Edith YourRealtor4Life and Your Chicago Connection
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