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5 Myths About Real Estate Reality TV Explained

5 Myths About Real Estate Reality TV Explained | MyKCM

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one sitting.

When you’re in the middle of your real estate themed show marathon, you might start to think that everything you see on TV must be how it works in real life, but you may need a reality check.

Reality TV Show Myths vs. Real Life:

Myth #1: Buyers look at 3 homes and make a decision to purchase one of them.

Truth: There may be buyers who 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 #2: The houses the buyers are touring are still for sale.

Truth: The reality is being staged for TV. Many of the homes being shown are already sold and are off the market. 

Myth #3: The buyers haven’t made a purchase decision yet.

Truth: Since there is no way to show the entire buying process in a 30-minute show, TV producers often choose buyers who are further along in the process and have already chosen a home to buy. 

Myth #4: If you list your home for sale, it will ALWAYS sell at the Open House.

Truth: Of course this would be great! Open houses are important to guarantee the most exposure to buyers in your area, but are only a PIECE of the overall marketing of your home. Just realize that many homes are sold during regular listing appointments as well.

Myth #5: Homeowners make a decision about selling their home after a 5-minute conversation.

Truth: Similar to the buyers portrayed on the shows, many of the sellers have already spent hours deliberating the decision to list their homes and move on with their lives/goals.

Bottom Line

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Rainmaker
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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If only reality was like the reality TV shows, especially the three showings and a decision made.

Jan 17, 2017 05:05 PM #1
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Gita Bantwal
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I hope others will read this post and learn. I enjoyed reading it.o

Jan 17, 2017 05:15 PM #2
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Beth Bromund
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Interesting behind the scenes peek at some of the workings of reality tv home shows.  Thanks.

Jan 17, 2017 05:18 PM #3
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Michael,

One thing is for sure about those shows . . .  it has a lot of people thinking they know what they are talking about.  We've had people come into open houses as a hobby...  many people out checking things out and giving unsolicited advice.  If I didn't do this for a living it would almost be funny.

Jan 17, 2017 05:37 PM #4
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Love this post, Michael!

Jan 17, 2017 05:38 PM #5
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GReat post, Michael. This is all true and yet, sadly, there are likely many buyers and sellers who have fallen, or will fall, for these myths and believe buying and selling is far easier than it really is.

Jeff

Jan 17, 2017 05:40 PM #6
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Oh yes, we had a buyer say at the closing table that she thought she would find a home after seeing only three homes. She and her husband started looking right after the market started to escalate, and we must have looked at over 20 houses and put offers (or tried to) on at least six. 

AND, regarding open houses, that is a little funny too, as most houses are not sold at open houses, but by Realtors bringing buyers by privately. 

Jan 17, 2017 06:36 PM #7
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