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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Gives people something fun to do on the way home from church.

May 14, 2016 01:45 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

After Church, when everyone is all dressed up, they don't want to go back home, so Open Houses were invented, so they have someplace to go.

May 14, 2016 09:33 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Barbara Todaro on this one. "Sunday after noons are free for selecting whatever one wants to do rather than needs to do...."

May 14, 2016 01:07 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

When I was a kid, our family always went for a Sunday afternoon drive.  Perhaps it is a carry-over from the good old days? 

May 14, 2016 12:56 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

because Saturdays are usually devoted to family activities such as sports for kids and/or chores that need to be done....grocery shopping, etc.....

Sunday after noons are free for selecting whatever one wants to do rather than needs to do....

May 14, 2016 12:09 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

In Denver, we see more open houses on Saturday.

May 17, 2016 11:51 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sorry, but I have never done many on sunday...waste of time

May 15, 2016 11:35 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

A tradition going back a long way.  In my area, most are held on Saturday and/or Sunday with a few during the week.

May 14, 2016 11:37 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

In our area, it is mostly Saturday. 

May 14, 2016 08:46 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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More people have time off on Sunday's and are likely to do more leisurely activities. 

May 14, 2016 07:43 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
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Saturdays seem to be really busy in this area. Sports games and lessons are more likely on Saturdays than Sundays. Sundays are more relaxing than Saturday to me, as you have had a day off work to refresh (of course, not all of us!)

May 14, 2016 07:35 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It's a weekend ... many are off work ... lazy days and Sundays ... you know 

May 14, 2016 06:35 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Because that's when people are most likely to show up.

May 14, 2016 04:30 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My guess is because most people have Sunday off and can take the time to go to open houses.

May 14, 2016 04:25 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Public open houses, usually 2-5 pm. I have one tomorrow in West Hills. Come over:) ( see my blog for details).

May 14, 2016 04:20 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Saturday & Sunday is the break from Monday thru Friday .....

May 14, 2016 03:31 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I assume because after church you don't have anything else to do?  Sports teams are usually on Saturday.

May 14, 2016 03:06 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Don't know.

May 14, 2016 01:44 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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By Sunday, folks are bored with staying home and many when leaviung church are looking for reasons not to go back to their homes. Visiting Open House Events are a sound alternative.

May 14, 2016 01:41 AM
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

We get a decent amount of traffic on Saturdays too.

May 14, 2016 01:19 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Today, it is the most likely time BOTH decisions makers can act in unison.

Depending on the location of the real estate, alternative days could prove successful.

Regarding your 'WHY" Hmmm,

I guess NAR decided those under their umbrella would enjoy neglecting their family on yet another day. "So work free on Sunday" (agents will do anything) proved true. Just guessing.

May 14, 2016 12:42 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The government did away with blue laws to gain more money from the fee's!

May 14, 2016 12:38 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Maybe it was originally an after church thing.  Not sure.  I know many markets have Open Houses just about any or every day of the week.  Depends on the demographics.

May 14, 2016 12:17 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That is not the case here in Minot ND Coal Infantino , in fact I have an open house this afternoon (Saturday). During the school year it is split between Saturday and Sunday and when school is not in session our open houses are on Thursdays.

May 14, 2016 12:12 AM