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 4/27/2015)

  1. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 903 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.86 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 0
  2. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,674 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,029 sqft
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 0
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,060 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.36 ac
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 0
  4. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,420 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,349 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market: 0
  5. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,661 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,799 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Days on market: 0
  6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,291 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,947 sqft
    Year built: 1976
    Days on market: 0
  7. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,050 sq ft
    Days on market: 0
  8. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,712 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,752 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 0
  9. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,121 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,114 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 0
  10. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,230 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,456 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 0
  11. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,562 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,031 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Days on market: 0
  12. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 1,915 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,662 sqft
    Year built: 1945
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 0
  13. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,003 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 0
  14. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,562 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,917 sqft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  15. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,554 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,165 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Days on market: 1
  16. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,324 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 1
  17. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,157 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,146 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  18. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,496 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,501 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 2
  19. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 955 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.76 ac
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  20. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,126 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,201 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market: 3
  21. 2 beds, 2 part baths
    Home size: 1,530 sq ft
    Year built: 2011
    Days on market: 3
  22. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,541 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,180 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 3
  23. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 731 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.30 ac
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 3
  24. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,950 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 3
  25. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,949 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,704 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 3

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