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 3/29/2015)

  1. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,315 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,528 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,822 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,224 sqft
    Year built: 1934
    Days on market: 1
  3. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,614 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,512 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Days on market: 1
  4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,674 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,524 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,679 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.43 ac
    Year built: 1964
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  6. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,507 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.61 ac
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 2
  7. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,614 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,512 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  8. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,326 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,802 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 2
  9. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,589 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Days on market: 2
  10. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,392 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,016 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 2
  11. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,020 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,903 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market: 2
  12. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,897 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,250 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 2
  13. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Lot size: 2,400 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 2
  14. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,260 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,500 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Days on market: 2
  15. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,980 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,000 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Days on market: 2
  16. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,669 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,034 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 2
  17. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,587 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 2
  18. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,372 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,661 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Days on market: 2
  19. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 717 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,250 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 2
  20. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,169 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,850 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  21. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,776 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,847 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 2
  22. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,199 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,518 sqft
    Year built: 1970
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  23. 1 bed, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 924 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,299 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 2
  24. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,018 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.12 ac
    Year built: 1966
    Days on market: 2
  25. 1 bed, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 741 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.30 ac
    Year built: 1972
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2

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