Remodeling Your HomeSelling Your Home May 13, 2024

Reality TV Home Makeover Myths

Real Estate Reality TV shows have been a staple on our TV screens for years. Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to be glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting. However, as much as we love these shows, several misconceptions and myths surround them. This blog post will debunk some common myths about real estate reality television shows.

Myth #1: The renovation is completed in a day or two.

While shows may showcase the renovation process in a short time frame, the actual renovation may take weeks, or even months, to complete. 

Myth #2: Everything is perfect after the renovation.

After watching a home makeover show, one may believe everything is perfect after the renovation. However, this is only sometimes the case. Sometimes, homeowners may find that the design or furniture showcased on the show may need to be more practical and functional in real life. Additionally, given the quick turnaround time for the renovation, quality may be compromised, leading to future issues.

Myth #3: Buyers look at 3 homes and decide to purchase one of them.

Some buyers may fall in love and buy the first home they see, but according to the National Association of Realtors, the average homebuyer tours 10 homes as a part of their search.  

Myth #4: The houses the buyers are touring are still for sale.

Everything is staged for TV. Many of the homes shown are already sold and are off the market. 

Myth #5: The buyers haven’t made a purchase decision yet.

Since the entire buying process cannot be shown in a 30-minute show, TV producers often choose buyers who are further along and have already selected a home to buy. 

Myth #6: If you list your home for sale, it will ALWAYS sell at the open house.

Of course, this would be great! Open houses are essential to guarantee the most exposure to buyers in your area, but they are only one piece of the overall marketing of your home. Keep in mind many houses are sold during regular showing appointments as well. 

Reality television shows have captivated audiences for years, but several myths need debunking. Having an experienced professional on your side while navigating the real estate market is the best way to guarantee you can make the home of your dreams an actual reality. 

Trent Beaver

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