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. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,214 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,554 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 768 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,707 sqft
    Year built: 1914
    Days on market: 1
  3. 6 beds, 7 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 11,948 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,652 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  4. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,263 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,012 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,248 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,466 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 7
    Days on market: 1
  6. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,890 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,390 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  7. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 607 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,826 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,974 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,503 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  9. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,678 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,789 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Days on market: 1
  10. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,230 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.51 ac
    Year built: 2009
    Days on market: 1
  11. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,878 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.86 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  12. 4 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,929 sq ft
    Lot size: 34,417 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  13. 6 beds, 7 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 9,065 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,570 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 2
  14. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 986 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,777 sqft
    Year built: 1907
    Days on market: 2
  15. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 6,585 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,158 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Days on market: 2
  16. 4 beds, 4 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 3,525 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,421 sqft
    Days on market: 2
  17. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,735 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,647 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 2
  18. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,596 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,982 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  19. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,575 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,487 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  20. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,281 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,770 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  21. 2 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 1,399 sq ft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  22. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 4,176 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,414 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 3
  23. 1 bed, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,009 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.23 ac
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 3
  24. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,248 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 3
  25. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,225 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,607 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 3

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