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Best Time to Sell a House in Wisconsin

What is the best time to sell a house in Wisconsin? This is a question many people ask when they’re considering selling a house, land, or investment property. In this article, we answer when is the best and the worst time to sell a house in Wisconsin, based on our decades of real estate experience.

June is the best month to sell a house in Wisconsin. The summer months of May, June, July, August, and September are typically the busiest real estate months marked by the highest number of house closings and the highest median home price.


What are the Best Months to Sell a House in Wisconsin

Let’s look at real estate data for more information on when the best months are to sell a house in Wisconsin.

When Do Most Houses Sell in Wisconsin?

In 2022, the most homes sold during June.

It’s clear the weather and school year impact real estate in Wisconsin, as most house sales occur during the summer months. The following information is based on data from the Wisconsin REALTORS Association.

During 2022, the months with the most homes sold in Wisconsin were:

  1. June (8,773 homes)
  2. August (8,420 homes)
  3. July (7,922 homes)
  4. September (7,623 homes)
  5. May (7,419 homes)

2021 had similar statistics as the top three months with the most homes sold in Wisconsin were:

  1. June (9,622 homes)
  2. July (9,600 homes)
  3. August (9,250 homes)

When Do Houses Sell for the Most Money?

June is also when houses tend to sell for the most money in Wisconsin, as shown by the highest median prce.

During 2022, the months with the highest median sale price were:

  1. June ($280,000)
  2. July ($279,000)
  3. May ($275,000)
  4. August ($272,725)
  5. September ($270,000)

In 2021, the highest median house price was during the following months:

  1. June ($256,000)
  2. July ($250,796)
  3. August ($249,900)

*Keep in mind, a house that closes in June was likely listed and had an accepted offer in April or May, usually 30-60 days before closing.


Check out our South-Central Wisconsin Real Estate Market Reports for the recent market updates for the following Wisconsin counties:


The Best Month to Sell a House in 2020

The 2020 pandemic shook up the typical spring/summer real estate season. It was still a hot year for real estate in Wisconsin, but the busiest months occurred later in the year.

In 2020, the most Wisconsin homes sold in:

  1. July
  2. October
  3. August
  4. September
  5. June

In 2020, the highest median house price was in:

  1. August
  2. September
  3. October
  4. July

Best Months to Sell a House in 2019

Let’s look at the Wisconsin real estate data one more year back to see what the real estate trends were in Wisconsin pre-2020:

  1. August
  2. July
  3. June
  4. May

In 2019, the months with the highest median home price were:

  1. June
  2. August
  3. July
  4. May

When Do Houses Sell Fastest in Wisconsin

As you contemplate when to sell your house, another factor to consider is the days on market (DOM).

“Days on market” is the number of days that a property has been listed on the local multiple listing services (MLS) until a seller has accepted an offer and signed a contract.

-National Association of Realtors

If you’re looking to sell your house as quickly as possible choosing the right real estate agent to help you prepare, price, and market your house is vital and the time of year is another factor to consider.

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Months with Fewest Days on Market Jefferson County 2022

April was the month homes for sale in Jefferson County sold the fastest, according to Redfin data. Homes typically sold pretty quickly from April through October thought, as the median days on market were between 40-50 days this entire time period.

January 2022 was the month when homes spent the most time on market with a median of 65.5 days on market.


Months with Fewest Days on Market Jefferson County 2021

The data of median days on market for Jefferson County in 2021 show houses got accepted offers the fastest during:

  1. April – 43 days on market
  2. July – 44 days on market
  3. August – 44 days on market

Houses sold quickly all year in 2021 however. From March until December, the median days on market for houses was 51 days or less.

This trend of homes selling the fastest during spring, summer, and fall is typical throughout the state of Wisconsin.


Months with Fewest Days on Market Dane County, WI

April was also the month when homes sold the fastest in Dane County, Wisconsin.

Houses in Dane County sold pretty quickly all year, as the median days on market was less than 50 from February until December in 2022.

May and June had the fewest median days on market for Dane County in 2021.


When Should You List Your House for Sale in Wisconsin?

When you’re trying to figure out when is the best month to sell your house in Wisconsin, you’ll probably want to consider four things:

  1. When do most homes sell in Wisconsin?
  2. When do homes sell for the most money in Wisconsin?
  3. When do homes sell the fastest?
  4. When does it work best for your unique circumstances? (Most Important One!)

Statistics aside, the best time to sell a house in Wisconsin is whenever you are ready! Houses sell any time of year, especially in a seller’s market when there’s more demand for housing than there is available supply.

However, if you’re looking to get the most interested buyers to consider buying your house, there’s one time period to consider avoiding.


When is the Worst Time to Sell a House in Wisconsin?

Based on our real estate experience, the “worst” time to sell a house in Wisconsin is mid-November until mid-January because most people are focused on the holidays, hosting, and buying gifts (not houses).

According to Wisconsin REALTORS Association data, the “worst” months for real estate sales in Wisconsin are January and February.

Wisconsin REALTORS Association
  • In 2022 and 2021, February was the month with the fewest home sales followed by January
  • In 2022 and 2021, January was the month with the lowest median home price followed by February

A pro to selling in the winter is the buyers out looking are usually serious and qualified. Plus, there’s less competition with fewer houses listed for sale.


When to Sell Your House in Wisconsin

If you have flexibility in when you list your house for sale, consider avoiding the time around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Spring and summer tend to be the best times to sell Wisconsin homes.

However, if you don’t have flexibility when you sell, don’t fret! At least 4,000 houses sell every month and our RE/MAX Shine agents are happy to help you make it happen any time of year!

The real estate market is always changing, so talk with your trusted real estate agent to consider the best and worst times to sell a house in your local market.


Here’s our free guide for sellers so you know exactly what it’s like to sell a house with a Shine agent! (If it doesn’t load correctly on a mobile device, please try it from a computer. Thanks!)

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