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The series Property Wars played out like anything else on TV . . . contrived, unrealistic, scripted, predictable, formulatic . . . which garners the "BARF" review
Property Wars is entertaining for the "What are you nuts?!?" value. It's like the Three Stooges on a home buying spree. Each "investor" is out to poke the eyes out of the next guy and yuk-yuk-yuk. If one stooge doesn't get the one up-man-ship on the other, not to worry . . . the stooge will self-destruct all on his own.
The "investors" of Property Wars go out to look at homes that are up for auction in the Phoenix, AZ real estate market. The show's premise is that none of the stooges investors are allowed to pre-tour the properties prior to making their bids. I think that's a bunch of hooey. I saw combo boxes on the front door.
Would anyone in their right mind bid on a house sight unseen?!? Only on Property Wars.
The Property Wars formula: There are 4 sets of "investors" and during the 30 min. episode they are going to look at 3 different properties. The premise is that none of them have entered the property, so they are bidding blind. WHO DOES THAT?
So, the 4 sets of Property Wars investors arrive at the property. They don't go inside and base their bids on: 1) what they think the property is worth in current condition (which they, presumably, have no way of knowing), 2) what they have budgeted for updates (which they have no way of knowing), and 3) how they are going to make out like bandits on this deal.
Magically, the Property Wars bidding starts at the exact time they are all at the property. They have their partner at the auction site who places the bids and communication is done via cell phone. One investor backs out. One investor drives the price up on purpose. One investor has second thoughts and bails. One investor gets the winning bid.
Then the winning investor gets the keys to the property.
CUT TO COMMERCIAL -- oh the suspence, the drama, the anticipation.
Back from commercial break they open the door and see . . . the mess, or the move-in ready.
Rinse and repeat.
Kids don't try this at home. Investing in real estate is not "As Seen On TV" No one buys a home without touring it and performing due diligence. No one buys into a investment property without knowing what the costs will be to re-hab.
Property Wars is a combination of the 3 Little Pigs meets the Three Stooges. An unreality show which is entertaining because it's so ludicrous.
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