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Average Time to Sell a House in Oregon

Getting ready to sell your Oregon home? Here's how long you can expect it to take — and some tips on how to speed things up (and still get a great price).

Getting ready to sell your Oregon home? Here's how long you can expect it to take — and some tips on how to speed things up (and still get a great price).

Updated February 17, 2020

  • In 2020, the average time it takes to sell a home in Oregon — from listing through closing — is approximately 73 days. That’s 38 days to get an offer, plus the typical 35-day closing period.
  • Key factors that impact Oregon home sale timelines include local market conditions (e.g., buyer demand, job market, rising home values, etc.), time of year, and your property’s type and condition.
  • Your agent’s listing strategy (pricing, marketing, networking, etc.) and the buyer’s financing situation — i.e., the amount of time it takes for them to secure loan approval — will also influence how long your sale ultimately takes.

Read on to learn more about how long it takes to sell a house in Oregon — and get some pro tips on how to speed up your sale, get better offers, and save thousands in the process.

What’s the average time to sell a house in Oregon?

Average Time to Sell* Average Price**
National 80 days $307,750
State 73 $368,417

*Redfin Data Center (average of median days on market in 2019)
**Redfin Data Center (average of median price in 2019)

The average time it takes to sell a house in Oregon in 2020 is 73 days — 38 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 8.75% faster than the national average. Keep in mind that these are annual averages and the numbers will vary by month and/or season.

Best time to sell a house in Oregon

In addition to the average days on market and list price data, we’ve compiled data on the BEST (and worst) time to sell your Oregon house based on what’s most important to you:

  • Fastest Time to Sell: When should you list your home if you’re looking to sell quickly?
  • Highest Sale Price: What month should you list in to get the best possible price for your home?

> Learn more about the best time to sell in Oregon.

Best month to sell a house fast in Oregon

Month* Days on Market*
Best Month June 23 days
Worst Month January 60 days

*Redfin Data Center (median days on market by month in 2019)

The best month to sell a house fast in Oregon is June. The median time it takes for Oregon homes listed in June to get an offer is 23 days, which is 15 days faster than the annual average.

> Read our comprehensive guide on how to sell your house fast.

Best month to sell a house in Oregon for price

Month* Median Price*
Best Month June $381,000
Worst Month January $345,000

*Redfin Data Center (median sale price by month in 2019)

The best month to sell a house in Oregon in terms of sale price is June. The median sale price in June is $381,000, which is 3.42% — or $12,583 — more than the annual average.

5 tips to get your Oregon home sold

1. Price your house right.

Figuring out the right listing price for your home is one of the hardest parts of selling. Home sellers have to find a happy medium between pricing their property too high and not getting much interest and pricing it too low and losing money. It’s also difficult for people to objectively price a home they’ve lived in for years, which is filled with good memories.

Your real estate agent should help you with a comparative market analysis (CMA), which compares your property, its location, and its amenities to other similar properties in the area. This will help you come up with the right price for your listing.

2. Make some small improvements.

It’s understandable that most sellers don’t want to put too much time and money into a home they’re about to move out of. However, there are some small improvements that won’t break the bank and can improve both your sales timeline and your bottom line.

Repaint walls in bright, neutral colors. Update or replace light fixtures. Figure out how to showcase all of the best things about your property.

3. Consider curb appeal.

When prospective buyers pull up to your house, you want what they see to draw them in. Curb appeal lets people start with a good impression before they even get inside and can help you sell faster and for more money. Oregon buyers really appreciate their outdoor spaces.

Adding curb appeal doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Small things like cutting grass, pulling weeds, trimming trees, adding some potted plants, and creating an attractive outdoor sitting area can really pull potential buyers in. Investments in landscaping often give sellers a high return on investment.

4. Clean and stage your home.

Before you start taking photos or showing your home, you need to both clean and stage it.

Every part of your property, inside and out, should be tidy and spotless. Deep clean every room, from baseboards to dusty light fixtures. Rent a power washer to clean your driveway. Nary a speck of dirt should be visible to potential buyers.

Getting your house ready to list is more than just cleaning. You’ll also need to declutter and stage your home. Every room should be as minimalist as possible, without too many personal touches. The goal isn’t to show off how you and your family look in the home, but to allow potential buyers to picture themselves living there.

5. Get professional photos for your listing.

Having great photos draws in buyers and helps houses sell up to 32% faster. Photographs of your property should be taken in good lighting and at angles that emphasize its best features. Real estate photographers know how to do things like capture an entire room in just one shot, which helps rooms appear larger and gives buyers an accurate picture of your home.

Next steps for Oregon home sellers

If you’re looking to sell your home fast in Oregon and get a great price, Clever can help.

Clever negotiates reduced rates with top-rated real estate agents throughout Oregon. Get full service and support for a flat $3,000 listing fee — or just 1% if your home sells for more than $350,000. You’ll still have to offer a buyer’s agent commission, per the standard rate in your area (typically 2.5-3%), but overall, you’ll still save up to 50% on standard commission fees.

> Learn more about low-commission real estate agents here.

Importantly, home sellers who list with Clever get their first qualified offer in an average of 13 days* — that’s 25 days faster than the average time to offer in Oregon.

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Jamie Ayers

Jamie is the Director of Content at Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you with top real estate agents and helps you save thousands on commission. In the past, Jamie has managed columns for clients in a variety of leading business publications, including Forbes, Inc., CEO World, Entrepreneur, and more. At Clever, Jamie's primary goal is to provide home sellers, buyers, and investors with the information they need to successfully navigate the ins and outs of the real estate industry.

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