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Black Friday home shopping

By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Posted: 2 pm ET

For shoppers, Black Friday often means lining up outside the local big-box store in the wee hours of the morning, poised for the door-opening rush to snag deals on electronics, clothes, toys and other holiday goodies. But it's also a time when potential homebuyers put on their game faces.

Realtor.com conducted a survey of 344 realtors and found that many will spend the long weekend after Thanksgiving pursuing serious buyers and sellers. Nearly half -- 42 percent -- are planning to show homes to clients over the weekend and 13.7 percent will host an open house.

The buyers and sellers who are willing to spend the Black Friday weekend home shopping are more likely to make and accept offers, the realtors believe. The advantage to showing your home to potential buyers right after you've disposed of the turkey and the in-laws is that you'll attract the buyers more likely to want to close a deal.

Are you planning to shop for a home on Black Friday weekend?

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