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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  1. 4 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,580 sq ft
    Lot size: 25,413 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 0
  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,170 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,535 sqft
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 0
  3. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,194 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,021 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 0
  4. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,995 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,774 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Days on market: 1
  5. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,304 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,522 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 1
  6. 1 bed, 2 full baths
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.36 ac
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 1
  7. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,063 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,575 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  8. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 602 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,725 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 1
  9. 6 beds, 3 full, 4 part baths
    Home size: 8,770 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.86 ac
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 40
    Days on market: 1
  10. 1 bed, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,436 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  11. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,753 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,806 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Days on market: 1
  12. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Lot size: 13,070 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 1
  13. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,650 sq ft
    Lot size: 36,106 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 1
  14. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,371 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,452 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 1
  15. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,926 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,894 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  16. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,753 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,264 sqft
    Year built: 1975
    Days on market: 1
  17. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  18. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,222 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,382 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 1
  19. 1 bed, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 2.86 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  20. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 852 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,906 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 2
  21. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,264 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,918 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  22. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,130 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 2
  23. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,230 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,850 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 2
  24. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,587 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,251 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  25. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,397 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,484 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2

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