Is the Los Angeles Open House Going the Way of the Dodo?

Originally posted on January 29, 2012


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. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,757 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,070 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 0
  2. 6 beds, 3 full, 5 part baths
    Home size: 7,756 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,705 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 0
  3. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,504 sqft
    Year built: 1959
    Days on market: 0
  4. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,214 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,764 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 0
  5. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,033 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,029 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Days on market: 0
  6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,531 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.13 ac
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 0
  7. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,687 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,523 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Days on market: 0
  8. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,846 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.50 ac
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 0
  9. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,745 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,934 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 0
  10. 4 beds, 3 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 5,557 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,574 sqft
    Days on market: 0
  11. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,498 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,584 sqft
    Year built: 1946
    Days on market: 0
  12. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 498 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,747 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Days on market: 0
  13. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,232 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.22 ac
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 0
  14. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,590 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,301 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 0
  15. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,840 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 0
  16. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
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    Lot size: 7,853 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 0
  17. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,116 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,251 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Days on market: 0
  18. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,921 sq ft
    Lot size: 41,789 sqft
    Year built: 2008
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    Days on market: 0
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    Year built: 1996
    Days on market: 0
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    Lot size: 37,499 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 0
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    Home size: 2,137 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,977 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market: 0
  23. 5 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 4,414 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,500 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 1
  24. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,460 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,048 sqft
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    Days on market: 1
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    Lot size: 3.66 ac
    Year built: 1978
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1

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