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

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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 by Month

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Numbers from Fidelity of Portland

Different Types of Homes Sell Faster than Others

We perform a lot of research on this, mostly because I find it fascinating.

  • Homes with at least one Bedroom Suite (attached bath) sell 25% faster than homes that don’t have one (calculating similar sq. ft., location, and other home characteristics).
  • Single level homes sell 22% faster than any homes with more than one story.
  • Luxury homes take the longest to sell (in general). In Portland the top 25% of housing prices today would be represented by a home priced at $1,088,500 with 3252 sq. ft. and four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The average time to sell in 2022 for this pricing tier has remained roughly double that of any other priced home in the metro.

Homes in the Suburbs are Selling Faster than Homes in the City

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Numbers from Fidelity of Portland

Some Realtors Sell Homes Faster than Others

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September 7, 2022

Stephen FitzMaurice

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