Blog 2023 Real Estate 2023: Photos and Numbers!

2023: Photos and Numbers!

By Alyssa Isenstein Krueger, January 4, 2024

As in year past, I am unbelievably grateful and in awe of how fabulous my clients are. I work only by referral or word of mouth, so most of the time the folks who come to me know someone I worked with or know someone who knows someone who has worked with me at some point. A million thanks to those who worked with me in 2023 and those that referred good people to me! Over the last couple of years I’ve had a number of clients find me on their own and after reading my bio and my google reviews, reach out to work with me. So all you peeps you leave me the best reviews are just gold to me!

The overall market saw a huge decline in the number of transactions between 2022 and 2023- with some areas of town seeing a 35% decrease in number of homes sold. Despite these market numbers, I was extremely lucky in that I was able to work exactly the same number of transactions in 2023 as 2022- 27.

I have always loved patterns, stats and spreadsheets. If you care about these such things and are curious what some of my numbers look like, read on!

Of the 27 homes I sold, six were condos 22%, and half of those condos were all in the same new construction townhomes just 4 blocks from my house, and the rest were single family detched homes.  Two of the single family homes were on SE Knight St., only 11 blocks apart. Seven of the homes (26%) were within 6 blocks of my house. All of the homes were in the City of Portland in Multnomah County.

  • Number of transactions where I represented the sellers: 9 (33%)
    • Average sold price of a home I listed: $565,000. Of those 9 homes, 4 had multiple offers and sold for over list price, and 1 was sold off-market.
    • The average age of a home I listed was 1939.
    • Four of the 9 seller transactions I had resulted in over asking prices as the result of multiple offers, and 1 was an off-market sale where my sellers sold their home to some friends of theirs, so it never hit the market.
  • Number of transactions where I represented the buyers: 18 (67%)
    • Average sold price for a home I helped a buyer purchase: $537,181
    • The average age of a home I helped a buyer purchase was 1962.
    • Four of the 18 buyer transactions I had resulted in my buyers paying over list as the result of multiple offers.

Homes sold by area in Portland:

  • Homes in N: 3
  • Homes in NE: 6
  • Homes in SE: 14
  • Homes in S/SW: 4
  • Homes in NW: 0

Alyssa Isenstein Krueger

Broker | OR

She/Her

I am living the dream. Working as a real estate broker in my home town brings this native Portland gal joy beyond measure. Check Out My Reviews! I took the round-about-road towards this career. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in NY two decades ago with a degree in liberal arts/creative writing, I returned to my hometown of PDX and got a job in a legendary record store of days gone by, worked as a music and culture writer for Portland’s oldest weekly publication while pursuing a graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University. Armed with my masters degree, I moved into the realm of affordable housing, community development, and urban planning, and then rounded the corner with a long stay in arts management then back around the bend when I got my real estate license and went to work for a non-profit housing builder at the cusp of the market crash in 2007. In the time between that market crash and the ensuing madness, I’ve stayed on top of the market like a dog guarding a bone. Using a magical combination of experience, instinct, and market data, I know what homes are worth, I know how to write a terrific offer, and I know how to help a seller market a home and receive and accept a great offer. Mutual trust and tender relationship building is the basis and foundation of my real estate practice. I use my skills as an active listener, creative solution finder and ace negotiator to get my clients the best price on a home, win the multiple offer roulette, and have as smooth and easy transaction as possible. Timely and responsive communication is the most important aspect of building trust and I don’t take that part lightly.  I am a stickler for details and nothing pleases me more than guiding a client through the home buying or selling process (and sometimes both at the same time). My role is one of advocate, advisor, partner, transaction organizer, and counselor. I am a partner broker with Portland Housing Center and relish the opportunity to work with eager first time home buyers. I have a knack for seeing the potential in almost any home and love to help clients see past what is and help them envision what can be. I have a decade of first-hand experience renovating and caressing my bungalow in Ladd’s Addition and had the honor of having my own home featured in a story in the Oregonian’s Homes and Gardens section. I can feel the love for any and almost all homes, but my heart goes all aflutter when entering a museum quality time capsule house -- the solid mid-century ones with the original pink or green tiled bathrooms, those charming early 1900’s farmhouses with the original kitchen cabinets and fir countertops, the cozy bungalows with the built-ins still intact. When I’m not working with clients, you’ll find me hanging with my two boys, Kalman and Saul, and my husband Robert, a Fine Art Conservator with his own business, Cascadia Art Conservation Center.  Retired racing greyhounds have been my constant companions since 1997, and our family includes Peanut the greyhound, Pinto the South Korean Italian greyhound, our 2 cats Spaghetti and Will, and our chickens, Rosie, Lil' Peck, Penelope and Nugget. I am an obsessive gardener/plant fiend and love that we live in a climate where I can grow eucalyptus trees (I have 3 in my yard including a couple I started from seed) alongside blueberry bushes (6 in my yard). Given some free time, you’ll find me junking at an estate sale, dreaming of high brow junk, low brow art, making things, sewing, reading and dreaming of tropical locales.  
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