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 1/28/2015)

  1. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,148 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 0
  2. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,237 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.26 ac
    Year built: 1975
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 0
  3. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 854 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.86 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 1
  4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,620 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,424 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 1
  5. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 927 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.86 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,032 sq ft
    Lot size: 13.74 ac
    Year built: 1975
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  7. 5 beds, 6 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 4,818 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,639 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Days on market: 2
  8. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Lot size: 3,400 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market: 2
  9. 7 beds, 8 full baths
    Lot size: 1.59 ac
    Year built: 1982
    Days on market: 2
  10. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,993 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,842 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,070 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Days on market: 2
  12. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,369 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,669 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 3
  13. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,662 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  14. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 792 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,051 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  15. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,425 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,988 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  16. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,709 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,992 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 3
  17. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,490 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,249 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  18. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,096 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,949 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 3
  19. 2 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 1,520 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,249 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  20. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,698 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,410 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Days on market: 3
  21. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,135 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,172 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 3
  22. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 20,247 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Days on market: 3
  23. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,001 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,501 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Days on market: 3
  24. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,046 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,995 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Days on market: 3
  25. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,307 sq ft
    Lot size: 800 sqft
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3

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