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Property for Sale x Black Friday, for some shoppers, is a holiday in itself. Deals are scouted out in advance, with a schedule drawn up of where to shop based on store openings. Vehicles are arranged strategically, in order to hold on to the merchandise, and child care is taken care of. It can start on Thanksgiving itself, in the wee hours of the morning on Friday, or on Small Business Saturday. For some it’s an annual ritual.

Black Friday: A Holiday in Itself to Some Shoppers

In 2013, 92 million shoppers took part in this annual ritual – a rise of three percent from 2012. The National Retail Federation expects that over the holiday weekend (Thursday through Sunday) 140.1 million shoppers will hit stores and 95.5 million will shop on Black Friday itself.

When home buyers look for a property for sale and finally purchase a home, location matters, but convenience to shopping is important for 31 percent of recent home buyers according to data from the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report.  By generations, convenience to shopping when buying a home is most important to Older Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation. Interestingly, these age groups are the least likely to go shopping Thanksgiving weekend based on the report from the National Retail Federation. Perhaps their proximity to shopping year round, means they do not see a need to. Shoppers aged 18 to 24 are the most likely to report planning on shopping Thanksgiving weekend.