“It’s like shopping for a car in the rain,” said Megan Spargo of Podley Properties in Pasadena, who will be showing buyers properties in her area this weekend.
Darryl Rosen of Shorewood Realtors, who will spend the weekend after Thanksgiving holding an open house, echoed that idea.
“There are people who are seriously looking for homes,” Rosen said, “and those are the people who are going to be coming.”
And Drew Mandile of Sotheby’s Beverly Hills office said that the familial nature of Thanksgiving actually works in the favor of agents.
“Thanksgiving is a festive time, when mom and dad have time off and they can drive around,” said Mandile, who is also holding an open house this weekend. “I mean, how much can you eat before you want to take a drive?”
Of course, not all agents agree. The piece quoted a couple of agents who opted for the final days of the year between Christmas and New Year’s as the true time to invest in holiday shoppers.