On TV They Said.....

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  The two minute "do overs", the sage advice given by all the real estate experts on TV....are things that Sellers sometimes take note of and greet you with their list from the television gospel of "do's and don'ts."

  TV  The "instant fixes and upgrades" that happen in minutes because the show is only 30 minutes long....and what is "hip in trendy" in one area may not be in another....or affordable for the Sellers when it really does take more than two minutes and a quick trip to the store to change the whole look of the house.

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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

People seem to fall for gimmicks all of the time, so there are lots of people out there that prey on that.

Dec 05, 2017 06:22 AM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello David and Sally,  They make it look so easy in 30 minutes on TV.  I have a young couple that wanted to know how long it really takes.  lol


Dec 05, 2017 08:14 AM #11
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Oh gee, we have heard so many misconceptions from consumers who watch these reality shows.  Seeing is believing...

Dec 05, 2017 08:26 AM #12
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I really have a distaste for those shows. Bernie likes to watch them and laugh, they just annoy me. Lol. D 

Dec 05, 2017 08:31 AM #13
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Sally and David -- a very thoughtful(and thought-provoking) post.  
Carol Williams -- this may be an ideal candidate for Second Chance Saturdays(yikes...is that the name of your series of posts???)

Dec 05, 2017 09:04 AM #14
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sally and David. Your title made me laugh and you are soooooo right.

Dec 05, 2017 09:27 AM #15
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David that is why it is so important for Buyers and Sellers to be represented by knowledgeably professional Realtors like you.

Dec 05, 2017 11:29 AM #16
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Sally K. & David L. Hanson cute post and so true!!!

Dec 05, 2017 07:01 PM #17
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Sally and David

Real estate TV shows are not real life.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 05, 2017 08:06 PM #18
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I have been witness to this phenomena several times Sally K. & David L. Hanson and I have to actually explain that this program probably was filmed two to three years ago 

Dec 05, 2017 11:15 PM #19
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sally, I also get a kick out of the REALTORS that show 3 homes and make a decision.   Not reality! 

Dec 06, 2017 05:29 AM #20
Delphine Nguyen
Baird & Warner - Northbrook, IL

In reality, reality real estate shows are light on substance and reality! We help our sellers stage their homes. We see it as part of the territory. A well-conceived and efficiently implemented staging plan is sure to help the home sell faster and easier than the nonsense on reality tv. Here! Here! 

Dec 06, 2017 10:24 AM #21
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sally and David- I can think of only a handful of things that can be successfully accomplished in two minutes.  "Instant fixes" isn't one of them. 

Dec 06, 2017 05:50 PM #22
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Sally and David -  I am sure you hear it all the time.  The shows make it look like everything is a walk in the park.

Dec 07, 2017 11:52 AM #23
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I watch those shows sometimes and talk to the screen. "That is NOT the way it's done," I will say. Or "Come ON!" Haha.

Dec 09, 2017 06:26 AM #24
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Sally and David

"Reality TV" is so ironic in so many ways - costs, timed needed to complete projects - but buyers and sellers love this stuff. I suppose there is some good that comes out of it in terms of inspiring  remodels and providing some ideas, even though the truth of getting to that completed project is not what we see on TV.


Dec 10, 2017 07:57 AM #25
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Are you trying to tell me that you didn't do your entire kitchen over in less than two weeks?

Dec 11, 2017 12:42 PM #26
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Can you hear me smiling? Two weeks to gut 3 rooms....sure we can do that and have a party within the same month. And...I'm from the IRS and I'm here to help you!

Dec 11, 2017 12:53 PM #27
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Ok Sally K. & David L. Hanson I'm ready for that story. Are you planning to blog it or do I need a blow by blow description on the phone?

Dec 11, 2017 01:01 PM #28
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

What are you doing to me???

I believe in Santa and in Reality Shows!!

Well, not so much any more.

Thanks for helping me get over the fairy tales.

Dec 12, 2017 11:29 AM #29
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