How long does it take to sell a Middletown home? Typically, buyers in our marketplace don’t have any requirement for how long a property has to be on the market. In fact, we find the most motivated buyers are anxiously waiting to purchase your home.If you have a home in excellent shape and priced appropriately, you’re likely to receive an offer immediately. However, if you’re lagging on condition or price, expect your home to sit on the market. You might not even find a buyer willing to work with your expectations. Buyers might think something is wrong with your home since it’s been listed for so long.