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 9/22/2014)

  1. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,410 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.11 ac
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 0
  2. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 915 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.85 ac
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 0
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,866 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,949 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  4. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,767 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,818 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  5. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,637 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,780 sqft
    Year built: 1912
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,454 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,008 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Days on market: 1
  7. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,885 sq ft
    Lot size: 12.37 ac
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  8. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,267 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,713 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Days on market: 1
  9. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,461 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,441 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Days on market: 1
  10. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,371 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,507 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  11. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.44 ac
    Year built: 1970
    Days on market: 1
  12. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,000 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 1
  13. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,465 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,016 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 1
  14. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Lot size: 5,708 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Days on market: 1
  15. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,206 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,540 sqft
    Year built: 1932
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  16. 6 beds, 2 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 3,189 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,698 sqft
    Year built: 1908
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 1
  17. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,297 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,701 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  18. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,553 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,786 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  19. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,815 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,754 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  20. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,019 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,206 sqft
    Year built: 1996
    Days on market: 1
  21. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,028 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,499 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  22. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 879 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,306 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Days on market: 1
  23. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Lot size: 40,236 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  24. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,530 sqft
    Year built: 1934
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  25. 5 beds, 2 full, 4 part baths
    Home size: 4,632 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,689 sqft
    Year built: 1933
    Days on market: 1

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