There is no easy answer!  Some homes sell in a few days, others may take several months.  Recognizing the key factors influencing a sale can give you significant control over market time. Hiring a realtor with EXPERIENCE  should help guide you through these factors.  The proper balance for these factors will expedite your sale:

1.  Location:  It is the single greatest factor affecting value.  Neighborhood desirability is basic to a property's fair market value

2.  Competition:  Buyers compare your property against competing properties.  Buyers interpret value based on available properties.

3.  Timing:  The real estate market may reflect a Seller's or Buyer's market.  Market conditions cannot be manipulated; an individually tailored marketing plan must be developed accordingly.

4.  Condition:  Property condition affects price and speed of sale.  Optimizing physical appearance and advance preparation for marketing maximizes value.

5.  Terms:  The more flexible the financing, the broader the market, the quicker the sale and the higher the price!

6.  Price:  If the property is not properly priced, a sale may be delayed or even prevented.  

Cindy Baughn