Average Time to Sell a House in Oregon in 2021

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Jamie Ayers

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March 8th, 2021

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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).

  • In 2021, the average time it takes to sell a home in Oregon — from listing through closing — is approximately 93 days. That’s 58 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.

Editor’s Note: The data in this article may be slightly skewed because of COVID-19’s disruptive effect on 2020 real estate trends. See the table at the end of this article to compare data from 2020 and 2019 and see how drastically trends were affected in your state.

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


Average Time to Sell*
Average Price*
National
99 days
$601,428
State
93
$597,202
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The average time it takes to sell a house in Oregon in 2021 is 93 days — 58 days to get an offer and an additional 35 days to close. This is approximately 6.1% 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) times 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: the best time to sell in Oregon

Best month to sell a house fast in Oregon


Month*
Days on Market**
Best Month
April
49 days
Worst Month
January
84 days
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)
**Days on market doesn't include the amount of time it typically includes to close (about 35 days)

The best month to sell a house fast in Oregon is April. The median time it takes for Oregon homes listed in April to sell is 49 days, which is 15 days faster than the annual average.

» READ: a comprehensive guide on how to sell your house fast

Best month to sell a house in Oregon for price


Month*
Average Price*
Best Month
November
$644,357
Worst Month
April
$558,126
*Based on Realtor.com Data (December, 2020)

The best month to sell a house in Oregon in terms of sale price is November. The median sale price in November is $644,357, which is 7.3% — or $47,155 — more than the annual average.

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.

A local 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

Importantly, home sellers who list with Clever get their first qualified offer in an average of 13 days* — that’s 45 days faster than the average time to offer in Oregon.

Sell your house fast and save thousands!

Work with a top local agent for a fraction of the typical cost.

*Average time to offer for Clever home sellers in 2020

Average time to sell in 2019


2019*
2020*
Average Time to Sell in Oregon:
73 days
93 days
National Average:
80 days
99 days
Average Sale Price in Oregon:
$368,417
$597,202
National Average:
$307,750
$601,428
Best Month for Speed:
June, with an average of 23 days on market
April, with an average of 49 days on market
Best Month for Price:
June, with an average sale price of $381,000
November, with an average sale price of $644,357
*Based on data gathered from Realtor.com and Zillow Data Center

Additional resources for Oregon home sellers