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Has HGTV Colored the Views of your Buyers or Sellers?

Real Estate Agent with F.C. Tucker Company, Inc.



HGTV has changed the Home Buying and Home Selling Experience for nearly all of us. Now buyers walk into a home for sale and expect more vivid colors--a Latte-hued kitchen or Saffron-inspired Great Room. Buyers are more willing to voice their opinions as they walk through a home --just as if they were being featured on Property Virgins or House Hunters. Buyers are more knowledgeable and expect more of the homes they visit. A home must not only be neat and clean but properly staged. An exercise room is ideal if it has not just equipment but also the small touches that create a tableau-- a basket filled with white towels rolled spa style. Bottles of water and free weights also help to set the scene. What are your favorite HGTV shows and how have they changed your perspective on Home Buying or Home Selling?


photo courtesy of HGTV

Posted by

Diane Brooks, CRS, GRI

FC Tucker Company, Inc.

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Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
New Home Advisor

Ah, HGTV - a designer's best friend and worst enemy at the same time!  Helpful tips, yes, but now everyone thinks they are a "designer".  Overall, it's helpful for sellers to pick up tips.

Jul 13, 2010 02:04 PM
Diane Brooks
F.C. Tucker Company, Inc. - Carmel, IN

I agree.  It is helpful for Sellers to be more aware of what the buying public expects, but I caution my clients not to go overboard with their decor.  Too much personalization is not a good thing :-)

Jul 13, 2010 02:07 PM
Marge Draper
Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto - Menlo Park, CA
REALTOR, Keller Williams Realty, Menlo Park CA

I do not watch HGTV for the very reason that I don't want to fall into their cliche.  The less I know about those shows the more "real" my advice to my sellers will be. 

Jul 13, 2010 02:12 PM
Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Rogers, AR
Crye-Leike Realtors®

Hi Diane, Our younger buyers seem to be the ones that have watched this channel the most.  It can make finding "The House" a little more challenging.  Have a great day.

Sep 26, 2011 02:26 AM