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. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 920 sq ft
    Lot size: 32,988 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Days on market: 1
  2. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,859 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 1
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,073 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.75 ac
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 588 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,998 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,571 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,510 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 2
  6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,029 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.91 ac
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,606 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,701 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  8. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,780 sq ft
    Lot size: 40,241 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  9. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.84 ac
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  10. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,213 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,416 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 3
  11. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,626 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,842 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  12. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,995 sqft
    Year built: 1931
    Days on market: 3
  13. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 6,465 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,975 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  14. $10,850,000 : 4 26TH AVE, Venice
    3 beds, 4 full, 4 part baths
    Home size: 4,034 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,043 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Days on market: 3
  15. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,164 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,207 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Days on market: 3
  16. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,238 sq ft
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 3
  17. 5 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 4,542 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,519 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 3
  18. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 5,275 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,750 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Days on market: 3
  19. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,512 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,102 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 3
  20. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,887 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.86 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  21. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,640 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.32 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 3
  22. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,619 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,500 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  23. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 579 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,757 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Days on market: 3
  24. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 5,474 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.28 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 3
  25. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,410 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,690 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 3

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