There are actually three days that are better than the rest of the week.
They carry lower expectations.
I listed this property on Monday the 29th. I showed it off the sign on the 30th. Then we went 10 days without a showing. I called the seller last week and we discussed strategy. We elected not to do anything and "wait and see what the weekend would bring."
What the weekend brought:
Saturday: Showing at 11. Showing at 12:30. Showing at 3:30. Call from one of the agent's saying it's a top two, we're coming back tomorrow. Sunday: Repeat Viewing at 12. Repeat Viewing at 2. Email from the other agent who scheduled a 2nd showing saying we're bringing an offer late Monday. Monday: Repeat Viewing from the 3rd showing on Saturday. So we're 3 for 3 on weekend traffic all wanting another look. Offer shows up Monday mid-day. Low. Monday a showing is scheduled for Tuesday. I call the agent and ask about the buyer's level of interest. They're asking their agent to measure the house because they want to prepare a sight-unseen bid from Japan where they're stationed.
How do you think the seller countered? Even better, with all that traffic, the home is under contract. It's a great house. But all the buying activity hit at the same time. Buyers knew they had to act.
So again, how could Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday be the best day of the week to buy a house?
By default, the mid-week pattern is better.
Sellers have their guard down. They expect (somewhat incorrectly) lots of weekend showings (our company has been only 15% higher on Friday through Sunday in per day showings since May 1). So they are more entrenched on the weekend. If these buyers waited (and maybe they could not) until the following week, or saw it before the weekend, how much more negotiating could they have done?
Maybe some, maybe none.
But think of this: if you're a seller and your doors just got blown off and four buyers in three days have you in their top 2... are you willing to negotiate much?
If you're a seller and you have the weekend off work, do you want to leave the couch and the game so a buyer can view your home? If you're already at work, isn't it more convenient to have buying traffic circulate through the home when you're not there?
This little set of nuances can save a buyer a few thousand dollars in a single transaction. Why? Terms enhance value. Dates enhance value. If a seller wasn't inconvenienced, and the offer process falls into their normally productive work pattern, and they're not already comfy with the chips and the remote... the pattern leaves to a more willing and able to negotiate seller.
For a buyer, that's good news.