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 10/23/2014)

  1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,366 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,018 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 0
  2. 6 beds, 7 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 6,790 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.45 ac
    Year built: 1957
    Days on market: 1
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,875 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,934 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 4,285 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,919 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 1
  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,371 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.32 ac
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  6. 3 beds, 1 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 4,890 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,942 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 1
  7. 4 beds, 1 full, 4 part baths
    Home size: 3,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,512 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 1
  8. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 851 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,489 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 1
  9. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,271 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,998 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  10. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,783 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,215 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  11. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,063 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,948 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 1
  12. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,705 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,059 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Days on market: 1
  13. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,951 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 1
  14. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,148 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,074 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  15. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,144 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.69 ac
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 1
  16. 5 beds, 1 full, 4 part baths
    Home size: 4,026 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,622 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 2
  17. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,480 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,859 sqft
    Year built: 1976
    Days on market: 2
  18. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,653 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,750 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Days on market: 2
  19. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,387 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,010 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 2
  20. 2 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 1,582 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.56 ac
    Year built: 1966
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  21. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,743 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,367 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  22. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,020 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,518 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  23. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,190 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,991 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 2
  24. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  25. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,175 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,508 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2

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