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 10/25/2014)

  1. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,503 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,440 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Days on market: 0
  2. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,555 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,327 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 0
  3. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 643 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,149 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  4. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,929 sq ft
    Lot size: 12.37 ac
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 1
  5. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,124 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,015 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  6. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,794 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,516 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 1
  7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,850 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,492 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 1
  8. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,098 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,359 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 1
  9. 5 beds, 6 full baths
    Lot size: 20,332 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 1
  10. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,174 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.09 ac
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  11. 2 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,160 sq ft
    Lot size: 39,560 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  12. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 916 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.85 ac
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  13. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,313 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,672 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 1
  14. 6 beds, 7 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 9,141 sq ft
    Lot size: 39,000 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 1
  15. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,776 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.40 ac
    Year built: 1939
    Days on market: 1
  16. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,121 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Days on market: 1
  17. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,965 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,640 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 1
  18. 1 bed, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,055 sq ft
    Year built: 1970
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  19. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,769 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.50 ac
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  20. 5 beds, 4 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 3,435 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,932 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  21. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,054 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 1
  22. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,431 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.86 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  23. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,460 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,171 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 1
  24. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,482 sq ft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 1
  25. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 3,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,938 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Days on market: 1

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