Plant a garden – Harvest a sale

by | Jul 12, 2010 | How to Guides, Uncategorized

It turns out going green does pay in Portland Oregon.

For sellers that are wondering what they can do to get an edge over the competition the answer might be right under your feet. Portland realtor Nick Krautter recently completed a survey of homes sold in the last month and came up with interesting results.

“It turns out having a garden increases your chance of selling and greatly reduces time on market,” Krautter explains. “I wanted to see if there was relationship between gardens and success in selling a home and it turns out about 25% of homes sold in the last month in Portland have a garden.” The really exciting results came in the form of reduced time on market. Krautter goes on to say, “In most areas of Portland having a garden translated into selling almost one month quicker than the average home!” To put that into dollars just take one mortgage payment to see how much green having a garden might put in your wallet.

Percentage of homes sold in the last month by area that have a garden:

North Portland 33%
Northeast Portland 23%
Southeast Portland 17%
West Portland 31%

Average days on market saved by homes with gardens:

North Portland 28 days
Northeast Portland 3 days
Southeast Portland 26 days
West Portland 22 days

0 Comments

Learning Center:

Advice, Opinions, and Market Reports about the Oregon and Washington Real Estate Market

Portland Luxury Condo Market Analysis

  2020 was a rough year with the pandemic, social unrest, and the closure of many restaurants and retail businesses. Nowhere was the impact more acute than in downtown urban areas across the country. Read the full  luxury condo report here to view the pre and post...

How To Buy & Sell at the Same Time

  How to buy a home when you already own a home: Have you been dreaming of your next home, but you’re not sure what to do with your current home? You’ve heard that it’s a sellers market, but what does that mean if you also need to buy?  There are three options to...

How To Retire for Real Estate Agents

Our CEO and Best Selling Author of The Golden Handoff, Nick Krautter, talks with Justin Stoddart on the Think Bigger Real Estate Show to review his revolutionary model that helps real estate agents grow their business while simultaneously helping other agents rapidly...

Start Your Search Today

For a Confidential Meeting contact:

Nick Krautter, CCIM

Principal Broker in Oregon/President

Managing Broker in Washington