Portland and Multnomah News. Selling Your House

After the announcement by Governor Kate Brown to postpone the reopening of the state for another week. In the hope of reopening, the owners of restaurants and non-essential businesses have remained. Record Covid-19 numbers were registered on Thursday, June 11. 

Multnomah is the most populated county in Oregon and it is still under maximum restrictions without being able to advance to “phase one” which would allow the partial reopening of restaurants, bars, beauty salons, barbershops, and gyms. As long as they comply with the new state-mandated social distancing and health provisions.

owners like Jason French of Nedd Ludd and Elder Hall expressed their displeasure at the new wait. Taking into account that their capacity for work and income has been very limited. 

Our city of portland County Multnomah, and the state of Oregon are approaching the phase one of the operations to restart activities during the coronavirus epidemic. We all know how important it is to continue applying the recommendations of the health authorities and the CDC

But it is necessary to restart the production machine, many people are desperate for the economic trauma that this epidemic is leaving us.

For now, some parks and recreation sites in Portland will continue to be closed until the end of June. 

March, April, and May were devastating months for many nonessential business owners, leaving many of them and their employees in poor financial shape, small businesses have suffered the most from prolonged quarantine orders, and some have already declared unable to stand up and continue working when the order to reopen is given.

Furthermore, new COVID-19 cases have appeared because people forgot the rules of social distance during religious celebrations and protests that have been taking place daily since the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. 

Many people have gathered to demonstrate their dissatisfaction in downtown Portland on the 3rd. And Main, or in the Revolution Hall. Other protesters toppled the Thomas Jefferson statue at the entrance to Jefferson High School. At the risk of catching and spreading the virus, but it must also be recognized that they are exercising their right to express themselves about something they disagree with.

Portland, like many cities across the country, has been under pressure from events. 

At Better Off Home Buyers, we sympathize with the people who have been directly affected by the latest events, we hope that all health and working conditions will soon improve and that all communities share our country in peace and harmony.

At Better Off Home Buyers we reiterate our commitment to offering the home buying service, we understand that the actual situation may have become difficult for many or has worsened for others and this could have had a bad effect on finances and the ability to sustain a mortgage loan.

We know of business owners who have made the decision to close down in Portland and have planned to relocate geographically. Our objective in this publication is to make known to people who for different reasons have the need to sell their property quickly, that our job at  Better Off Home Buyers is to buy properties.

I need to sell my house quickly, what should I do?

It is recommended in this case that you contact a professional home-buying buyer like us. If you contact Better Off Home Buyers either by filling out the form you find on this page or by calling us directly, you will realize that in less than two weeks the transaction will be completed.

In the current conditions of Portland, the real estate market has also had to adhere to the new guidelines ordered by the authorities; social distancing measures have to be complied with.

 Selling a home has become more difficult and time-consuming today if you compare what it was hiring a real estate agent earlier this year.

If you need to sell quickly, a real estate agent will recommend that you clean your property in maximum detail, make repairs, painting, and much more, which necessarily will take time and money.

To buy a house we do not require that the property is like a jewel, we do not need it to be well painted and in perfect condition. We simply buy it as-is. We buy all kinds of properties

When we buy your property, you have the opportunity to continue with your relocation plans or with the adjustments you need in your life or professional career.

We will buy your house according to our purchase criteria at the best possible price, we will pay it in cash. We have the ability to close a deal in two or four weeks, in many cases, we have closed a purchase in 7 days or less.

What do you need to do to sell your house?

To sell your Portland home, you need motivated buyers.

The spread of Coronavirus almost completely reduced the mortgage market in March of this year, according to Zillow and Redfin. The traffic of buyers in that month fell by 60%, during April it increased by 40% on the numbers of March, however, April showed 30% less traffic from home buyers than the year before on the same date.

May improved a little, which indicates that June has started with 20% less than the previous year’s statistics.

However these numbers only indicate the number of people looking properties for sale, but the number of homes available on the market is still below 15% compared to last year’s indicators.

For reasons of social distancing, there has been an increase in prospective buyers looking for houses for sale on the internet.

Sales themselves are still well below last year’s numbers, meaning that the COVID-19 dramatically affected the market. After that protests have followed. In some parts of Portland there have been vandalism and situations that have caused pain and loss to many merchants.

Real estate agents recommend that to sell your house you need to have it in the conditions that potential buyers fall in love with, they advise you to make the necessary repairs, to clean and paint the property. According to them, you should have a perfect curve appeal. But doing that could cost a lot of money.

Not having a property that is well painted, clean, and with a shiny curve appeal can decrease a purchase offer by up to 9.5%.

Better Off Home Buyers assists homeowners who are unable to cover the expenses demanded by real estate agents to sell the property. We buy the property as-is. It does not matter if it needs repairs, cleaning, new paint, or if the garden needs to be reconditioned.

To sell your house quickly, contact us, or call us directly dialing (503) 212-9641. Sometimes those owners who are busy do not have the time to do all the things that are typically needed, to prepare a house for sale in the traditional market.

At Better Off Home Buyers we will buy your property!


Hi, I'm Scott Dalinger a real estate investor in Portland, Oregon. I focus on helping homeowners and rental property owners out of negative situations by offering cash for their property. I research and write about real estate on my business website.

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