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

Posted on January 29, 2012


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. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,571 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,394 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Days on market: 0
  2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,819 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,501 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 1
  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,007 sq ft
    Year built: 1996
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,616 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,549 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,701 sq ft
    Lot size: 25,082 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 1
  6. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,482 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,705 sqft
    Year built: 1945
    Days on market: 1
  7. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,763 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.47 ac
    Year built: 1969
    Days on market: 1
  8. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 454 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.76 ac
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  9. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,777 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,490 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  10. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,401 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,963 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 1
  11. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,127 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,764 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 2
  12. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 869 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 2
  13. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,620 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,700 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 2
  14. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,713 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 2
  15. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,170 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,993 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  16. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,466 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,623 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market: 2
  17. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,026 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,500 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 2
  18. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,948 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,890 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  19. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,387 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,224 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  20. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,363 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,007 sqft
    Year built: 1945
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  21. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,096 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,809 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Days on market: 2
  22. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,574 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,759 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 2
  23. 5 beds, 5 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 7,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,146 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 2
  24. 2 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,676 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.29 ac
    Year built: 1981
    Days on market: 2
  25. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,505 sqft
    Year built: 1967
    Days on market: 2

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