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, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,244 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,383 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 1
  2. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,093 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,812 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  3. 6 beds, 5 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 6,173 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,780 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 1
  4. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,219 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,251 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 1
  5. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,476 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,461 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Days on market: 1
  6. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 580 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,376 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Days on market: 1
  7. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,915 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.84 ac
    Year built: 1996
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  8. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,394 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,514 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 1
  9. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,715 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,146 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Days on market: 1
  10. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,207 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.04 ac
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  11. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,105 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,495 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 1
  12. 4 beds, 1 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 2,890 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,655 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market: 1
  13. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 6,666 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  14. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,260 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,045 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  15. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 833 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,406 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 1
  16. 7 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 3,977 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,560 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 2
  17. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,893 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,510 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  18. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,474 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,747 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Days on market: 2
  19. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,525 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,330 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Days on market: 2
  20. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 9.28 ac
    Year built: 1971
    Days on market: 2
  21. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,430 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,194 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 2
  22. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,624 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,508 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
  23. 7 beds, 2 full, 7 part baths
    Home size: 7,402 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,615 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market: 2
  24. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,887 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.86 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 2
  25. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,530 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,842 sqft
    Year built: 1933
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2

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(all data current as of 5/29/2015)

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