Sat. Jul 31st, 2021

Twenty-seven days.

That’s how quick, on average, single-family homes in Rockingham County sold last month after being listed on the market, according to the New Hampshire Association of Realtors.

And that days-on the-market number seems conservative to local real estate agents.

Pam Gray, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Shoreline in Portsmouth, said in her territory, homes seem to be flying off the market at a pace even quicker than that.

“That sounds like a long time right here in this market,” she said of the NHAR’s monthly report.

That was the case for Chris Saettel, a longtime Air Force pilot with property in Portsmouth. He and his family’s home sale was finalized in less than a week’s time. After being stationed at Pease beginning in 2014, Saettel was transferred to work in Washington D.C., so he and his family now reside in Alexandria, Virginia.

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188 Buckminster Way is a Portsmouth house that sold only a few days after being listed on the real estate market. The house, originally listed for $699,900, sold for $725,000.

In 2017, when they moved south from their 188 Buckminster Way home – a three-bedroom colonial with a brick walkway and a back deck perched over 1.26 acres – they rented out the home to a family of four. When the renters decided to move this year, the Saettel’s decided to list the home through Keller Williams Coastal Realty for $699,900.

The open house occurred June 20 and, after receiving multiple offers, Saettel said his family has since accepted an offer of $725,000 to sell the home.