Is the Los Angeles Open House Going the Way of the Dodo?

I read a post recently discussing how effective holding open houses is these days.  A few years ago that was the best way for a home buyer to find  Los Angeles homes for sale.  

Things have changed, and Los Angeles home buyers  are increasing searching online for listings.  Even if they are using the services of a Los Angeles Realtor®,  they continue to use the internet on their own.Los Angeles Home Buyers are Finding Homes before the Open House

When something comes up that interests a buyer they generally want to see that property immediately and not wait until the open house which might be a week or so ahead.  Especially in this market where good new inventory is few and far between.  And by “good”, priced right is the main criterion.

Most often a home will sell because Realtors® on the lookout for a particular property for their client will have seen it come on the market and alerted their buyers immediately.  No one is going to want to wait for the open house.  There will be other parties wanting to see the same property also, and generally the listing agent will agree to show before the open house.

A great house is probably already “sold” before the day of the open house, and the chance of a buyer accidentally falling upon it that day is slim to none.  So, many Los Angeles homes for sale will have the good fortune of being sold quickly and never make it to the open house day.

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  1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,948 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,910 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  2. 5 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 7,115 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,158 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 1
  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,679 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  4. 5 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 6,780 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,107 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 1
  5. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,499 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,725 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 2
  6. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,863 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,856 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  7. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,863 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,856 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  8. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,354 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Days on market: 2
  9. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 885 sq ft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 2
  10. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 990 sq ft
    Year built: 2009
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 2
  11. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,754 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,520 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 2
  12. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 910 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,372 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 3
  13. 7 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 4,296 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,440 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Days on market: 3
  14. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 762 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,358 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 3
  15. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 691 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,016 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 3
  16. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 691 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,016 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 3
  17. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,246 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.02 ac
    Year built: 1964
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  18. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,880 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 3
  19. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 658 sq ft
    Lot size: 34,219 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  20. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,862 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,547 sqft
    Year built: 1946
    Days on market: 3
  21. $1,395,000 : 419 GRAND, Venice
    3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,368 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,700 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 3
  22. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,327 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,545 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Days on market: 3
  23. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,930 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,454 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 3
  24. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 674 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,857 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  25. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3

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