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You’re gonna get a wide range of answers, but the usual time-frame is between 3-12 months to see actual, tangible results.
By ‘site overhaul’, if you’re talking about moving from one domain to another, deleting/adding content, then that will hinder your ability to catch up quickly and will take some time for your rankings to come back.
SEO is an investment. You’re paying someone (who may or may not be qualified) to essentially take your business from nothing, to a lead-generating machine all at the whim of Google’s ranking signals that they need to understand and perfect.
If we’re talking about local SEO only, then realistically, you should see results faster because the competition is lower. I have no idea what your niche is, what keywords you’re targeting or who your competitors are, but local SEO tends to yield quicker results (in my opinion).
Do you rank for the local pack? (The result of 3 businesses in a map pack when you search for something locally?) If you don’t rank for anything related to your niche whatsoever, it’s usually a good indication that your GMB isn’t optimised enough.
If it’s purely local SEO, then you may want to ask what your SEO is actually doing because the competitive landscape is not as vast with local businesses.