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How Long Does it Take to Sell a House?

By February 15, 2012

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There is no stock answer to how long does it take to sell a house?

That's because selling quickly depends on a lot of variables, some of which a seller or the listing agent cannot control. You've also got market conditions to consider. I generally ask sellers: which is more important -- to sell quickly or to get the most money? Sometimes, you can get both. For example, I listed a fixer upper. Within a week, we received 12 offers and sold for almost 25% more than the last comparable sale. The transaction closed with an all-cash offer two weeks later.

The sellers relied on their agent's advice, thank goodness . . . read more about How Long Does it Take to Sell a House.

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At the time of writing, Elizabeth Weintraub, DRE # 00697006, is a Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate in Sacramento, California.

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