Open houses are a great way for sellers to expose their home, and for buyer to find a new one. Visit an open house not just to see a particular home, but to learn about about the neighborhood: is it in a historic district, what style of architecture predominates in the area, the size and age of home found, and what about the schools and shopping? How large are the homes or the condos and what are the area sales prices?
Neighborhoods such as Bluff Park, Naples, California Heights, Belmont Heights and Belmont Shore, and cities such as Long Beach, Cerritos, Lakewood, Seal Beach Los Alamitos, and Signal Hill all feature properties built in different eras, so going to open houses helps the buyer learn what to expect in their home search. Also, open houses are a great way to find your next home if you have to relocate soon and haven't yet found a Realtor.