How many Days or Showings to Sell

How long does it take to sell a home? How many buyer showings on average before an offer comes in? These are common questions before selling a home. We write regular reports to answer those home selling real estate questions here.

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How Long to Sell a Home in Portland, Oregon? 2023 Report

July 7, 2023

History of Time on Market in Portland Taking a look at the days on market in Portland, Oregon can tell the story of its real estate market as a whole. It is easy to see the trends, shifts, and market changes over the course of years. Typically days on market exceeding 60 days is a buyer’s market and time on market less than 60 days is considered a sellers market. Past Years Average Number of Days to Sell (go pending) in Portland, Oregon Past Years Average Number of Days to Sell (go pending) in Portland, Oregon 2022 29 ( hottest first half I’ve ever seen, slow second ) 2014 70 2021 27 ( fast all year ) 2013 83 2020...


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How Many Home Showings to Sell a Home? 2023 Report

May 5, 2023

My clients want to know, how many showings on average does it take to sell a home? So for a number of years now I’ve been writing a local research report on the topic. Thankfully, we do have access to the necessary data through RMLS. We get daily buyer traffic reports and inventory reports. The smart lockboxes we use locally record every home buyer showing. The MLS records when an offer is finally accepted and the homes goes into pending status. If you’re curious on the average number of days it takes to sell a home (annual reports), we have that for you. If you’re curious what the current real estate market is up to in the Portland, Oregon metro...


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How Long Does it Take to Sell a Home in Portland, Oregon?

September 7, 2022

If this report was from quarter one of 2022, it might feel like one weekend, or just a few days. However, inventory is always the highest in the fall in Portland, and combine that with rising interest rates, and the average number of days it takes to sell a home in Portland, Oregon right now is pretty high. Homes in the Fall and Winter take Longer to Sell During the best time of the year to sell a home (March – May) days on market is always pretty low. But during the seasonally best time of the year to buy a home (July through September) inventory is high and days on market get longer. Average Numbers of Days to Sell...


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How Many Showings to Sell a Home? 2022 Report

April 15, 2022

The United States as a whole, greater Portland metro area included, has been in a seller’s market since the early 2020 when COVID19 threw the industry for a loop. One of the annual reports we started a few years prior was the average number of showings it takes to sell a home. This homeowner concern skyrocketed with the start of the pandemic, and still remains of great interest. This showing report fits well in with our other related annual real estate market reports such as, How many days does it take to sell a home?, What day of the week do most buyers look for homes?, What is the best time of the year to buy (or sell) a home?,...


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What Day of the Week do Most Buyers Look at Homes?

March 30, 2022

Updated 12/2023. The real estate market is, truly, a market. Prices go up and down by the week. Playing the market right as a home seller can earn a tens of thousands more in a home sale (even hundreds of thousands). Playing the market right as a home buyer can in the reverse, save tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Here is our greater Portland real estate market there is a best time of the year to sell a home and a best time of the year to buy a home that has stayed pretty consistent over the last few decades, whether or not the overall market is rising or falling. Not only is there a best and better...


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How Many Days to Sell a Home in 2021?

July 19, 2021

In case you haven’t already heard, 2021 is a great year to sell a home in the Portland real estate market! But just in case you’ve been living under a real estate rock, here’s a quick catch up. Inventory has been hovering at a notorious low, because homes are selling faster than new listings come up. Now, typically the real estate market starts slowing by late summer and continues to cool off into the fall and winter months. So what we’re looking at below (RMLS report), covering through the end of June 2021, should represent the fastest time of year to sell a home: As you can see, the ratio of active listings to sold properties dipped below 1 to...


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How Many Showings to Sell a Home? 2021 Update

April 9, 2021

The Portland real estate market has been quite volatile since the advent of COVID 19 in early 2020. No one predicted the seller’s market we are in now. After COVID 19 hit, home became more important than ever to the entire country, somehow at the same time dramatically decreasing inventory and dramatically increasing buyer demand. While we are in the traditionally hot spring sellers season, it feels hotter than anything I’ve experienced as a local sellers agent since 2003. Inventory should increase over the span of the year and this fall should be a much easier time to buy in the Portland real estate market. How many buyers will come through my home before it sells? Many homeowners are watching...


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How Many Showings on Average to Sell a House? – 2020 update

August 21, 2020

2020 is a year that will go down in Portland real estate market infamy. We had a massive drop in showings, over 60% in March when COVID first hit the real estate market. The rebound in our market was about as fast as the decline, about 100% market rebound in July 2020. Typically the real estate market in Portland peaks in April or May, this year it peaked in July and has been cooling a touch since then. Average Number of Showings to Sell a Home COVID has changed our world in many ways. It has also changed how many showings it takes to sell a home, but not as much as one might think. Real estate agents are trying...


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How many showings on average to sell a house? – 2019 update

October 4, 2019

In Portland your real estate agent has access to the MLS, here called the RMLS which gives an incredible amount of real estate market data, including weekly buyer traffic reports and total inventory reports broken down into active, pending, and sold properties. Basically your real estate agent has access to the information to be able to tell you how many showings on average it takes to sell a house. Two powerful forces in the real estate market. Number of buyer showings. RMLS makes the weekly number of showings available to their subscribers, and their data covers most of northern Oregon from the Coast to past Mt. Hood. Similarly their Washington data covers the southern half of the state. Showing traffic...


How Long to Sell My Portland Home? – 2019 Update

August 9, 2019

Longer than you’d think! The average days it takes a home before it receives an accepted offer on the Portland real estate market and goes pending is charted by RMLS, our local multiple listing service. The below picture shows how many days on average it has taken for the last five years to get an accepted offer on a Portland home in our real estate market. This snapshot was taking in June of each year for comparison. You’ll notice in the above chart that even when the Portland real estate market was the absolute hottest (2016) the average time it took to sell a home was about one month. Right now that has turned into a month and a half...