Anywhere from 1 day to 1 year or more -- depending primarily upon two factors: Price and condition. Buyers are looking for "good deals" and will be ready to submit an offer on homes which are well-priced. While there are buyers looking for cents-on-the-dollar purchases of homes needing work, most buyers prefer homes in "move-in" condition. Even though buyers may wish to change flooring or paint in their own choice of colors, a home freshly-painted in neutral colors and with flooring appearing like-new, well-maintained yard, and general sense of having been given proper care, priced to meet or beat 'the competition', will be in high demand. Homes which are priced too high linger on the market -- and often are not shown. Yes, buyers can always make an offer -- but many buyers do not want to 'insult' the seller with the price they believe is realistic for a property priced above market. If the home appears to have major neglect, the price will need to be reduced substantially, in order to have buyers willing to 'take a chance' on unknown conditions.