Clients of his looking for fixers in the Palm Springs area recently had to compete with six offers that came in within eight hours of a property coming on the market. He hopes other buyers taking the holiday off will decrease the competition.
"This year alone I held open houses on Father's Day, Mother's Day, Easter and Labor Day," said the 17-year veteran who works with Re/Max Execs.
He plans Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon open houses at a $1.499 million four-bedroom home in Manhattan Beach's Tree Section.
"Three-day weekends are my favorites," he said.
Some agents find Thanksgiving weekend to be the last big push for buyers who want to close by the end of the year for tax purposes. The urgency is gone by Christmas week.
"That would be what I call the dead zone," said Brian Melville of Re/Max of Santa Clarita. "At Halloween it starts to slow, and by Thanksgiving it's slower. Then, everyone starts to check out."
Not all agents agree.
The time between Christmas and New Year's is one of Valerie Torelli's most active times of year.
"Some of our busiest weeks are when people take downtime," said Torelli, who owns Torelli Realty in Costa Mesa. After polishing off leftovers Friday, she'll spend the weekend hosting an open house in Costa Mesa, where she has a five-bedroom, three-bathroom house listed at $699,000.
Cleone Skaug of Re/Max All Pro in Lancaster also keeps busy during the last part of the year. She'll be having an open house Sunday at a 3,000-square-foot manufactured home in the Lancaster area listed at $160,000 as a short sale.
So what is the worst time to try to sell a house?
"Mother's Day is the slowest holiday to do an open house," said Caliendo, the Redondo Beach agent. "It's mom's day and it's her way. If I was going to stop doing one holiday, I'd stop that."