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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(all data current as of 11/23/2014)

  1. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,577 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,118 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 2
  2. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,076 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,634 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  3. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,112 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,500 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  4. 1 bed, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 841 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,554 sqft
    Year built: 1968
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,074 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.96 ac
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  6. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 750 sq ft
    Lot size: 6.13 ac
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  7. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,114 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,840 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  8. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,567 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,934 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 3
  9. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,260 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,401 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 3
  10. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,052 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,204 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 3
  11. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,414 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,881 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 3
  12. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,538 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,918 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  13. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,021 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,060 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 3
  14. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,140 sq ft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  15. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,073 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,612 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 3
  16. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,116 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,503 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 3
  17. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 633 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,826 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 3
  18. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,242 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,502 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 3
  19. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 653 sq ft
    Lot size: 42,193 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  20. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,714 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,647 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
  21. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,029 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.07 ac
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
  22. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,825 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,168 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 4
  23. 5 beds, 2 full, 4 part baths
    Home size: 4,532 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,734 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 4
  24. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 992 sq ft
    Year built: 1971
    Days on market: 4
  25. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,899 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4

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