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Timeline for Selling a House

One of the main questions asked by people who want to sell their home is, “How long does it take to sell a house?”

To sell a home in the Boston area and specifically in the suburbs of Newton, Brookline, Wellesley or Needham can take one month or even a few months, and usually follows a set home sales timeline. As any real estate seller agents and seller realtors from Boston, Newton, and Wellesley Real Estate firms can tell you, sellers and buyers alike are usually much more relaxed about the selling process once they understand just how long a sale typically takes. Any experienced Realtor will explain that there is quite a bit to do before the selling process even begins.  For any help with buying or selling your home in Brookline, Newton, Needham or the surrounding areas, call Osnat Levy.

Here is a timeline to help guide sellers through the process of selling a home:

Two months before Listing

Six weeks before listing

Two weeks before Listing

One week before Listing

Listing Day

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3-8 (7 days from acceptance of offer)

Day 14 (14 days from acceptance of offer)

Day 45 (3 – 4 weeks from signing of the P&S)

1 Week Before Closing

Day of Closing


Congratulations on the Sale

We hope this timeline for selling a house helped you.