“Avoid Fridays”

Don’t fill up your gas tank just before Memorial Day weekend.

Don’t move at the end of the month.

And, if you can avoid it, don’t close on a Friday.


The title companies are swamped then, especially this time of year. Edina Title, which is representative, is literally seven times busier on Fridays than the next busiest day.

Admittedly, it’s not that big a deal.

The odds of a mistake are still less than 5%, and if there is one, it will be caught and fixed (at least, Edina Title will). However, you may find yourself delayed significantly by closings earlier in the day. Or at the least, dealing with a closer who’s under more time pressure than usual.

So, pick another day, as long as it’s not Monday: that’s when the overflow from Friday gets dealt with.

P.S.: One more: don’t book your airlines tix on a weekend. The airlines know that that’s when people buy the most tickets — and make sure their fares are highest then (true).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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