Flip This! Investor proves not everything you see on TV is Real

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Real Estate Agent with Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate 255736

 

Real Estate Reality Shows are a dime a dozen these days.  We all know there is a certain amount of staging involved.  Whether it's House Hunters recreating the search progress, or other shows pulling in Realtor comments from areas that they don't service, it's all fun in the entertainment world.

More recently, investor related shows have become very popular.  One show, A&E's Flip This House is one that takes you from start to finish on a project and shows you the ins and outs of the whole project.  Although, some "fudging" is allowed in TV, I'm pretty amazed at the lengths that Sam Leccima from Atlanta went to stage this whole show.

Fox 5 did a great job on their story.  Watch the whole thing, "It's TV, man."

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Robert Whitelaw
Whitelaw & Sons Real Estate Services - Morgan Hill, CA
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These shows are the single worst thing I have come across when it comes to talking with new investors who want to get into flipping. They leave such a wrong impression with the public who then think everything they see on these shows is the way it is. It takes a while to "de-program" these folks.
Jun 20, 2007 10:48 PM #1
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Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO
A downside to the whole epidemic is the "do it yourself-er"- undoing "great" ideas (done incorrectly) from these programs can be costly when it comes to actually selling the house!
Jun 21, 2007 12:06 AM #2
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Aziz Abdur-Raoof
RE/MAX Rewards - Columbia, MD
Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop
Joshua
Very well done and informational --please post it in the investors forum.  
Jun 21, 2007 01:03 AM #3
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Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com - Austin, TX
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WOW!!  That is crazy!  I wonder if this is why the original North Carolina cast branched off and started a new show with a new title.  Probably wanted to get away from this horrible stigma of the name Flip this House.
Jun 21, 2007 01:13 AM #4
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Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

That is one of the reasons I do not watch too much TV...aside from the fact that it is a BIG time waster......

Nice post!!

Jun 21, 2007 10:26 AM #5
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Ray Perry
CENTURY 21 The Neil Company Real Estate - Roseburg, OR
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This is way too bad.  You'd think that A&E would do a bit more invesigating into their own porduction.  This gives us all a black eye.
Jun 21, 2007 12:12 PM #6
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Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
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I had heard a portion of a snippet from Clark Howard about this, and had been wondering about the rest.  Thanks for posting up.  It's good to know that I'm not crazy... ok, at least about the values I see on some of these shows. 
Jul 15, 2007 05:18 AM #7
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