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 12/22/2014)

  1. 1 bed, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,101 sq ft
    Lot size: 28,996 sqft
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 0
  2. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,553 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,786 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 2
  3. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,434 sq ft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 770 sq ft
    Lot size: 28,418 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
  5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,585 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,626 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Days on market: 4
  6. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Lot size: 18,807 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 4
  7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,230 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,364 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 4
  8. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 768 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.09 ac
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 4
  9. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,526 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,317 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Days on market: 4
  10. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,643 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 5
  11. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,819 sq ft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
  12. 1 bed, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,988 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.74 ac
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 5
  13. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,396 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,473 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 5
  14. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,121 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,533 sqft
    Year built: 1967
    Days on market: 5
  15. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,997 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 5
  16. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,568 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,744 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 5
  17. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,259 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,785 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 5
  18. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,800 sq ft
    Year built: 1970
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 5
  19. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,178 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,217 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
  20. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,354 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,007 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 6
  21. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,653 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,750 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Days on market: 6
  22. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 992 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,888 sqft
    Year built: 1967
    Days on market: 6
  23. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,523 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,980 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 6
  24. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,404 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,263 sqft
    Year built: 1975
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 6
  25. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.51 ac
    Year built: 2009
    Days on market: 7

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