5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

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Real Estate Agent with REMAX Realty Group Lic. # SL3154233

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 shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,”and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting.

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

Reality TV Show Myths vs. Real Life:

Myth #1: Buyers look at 3 homes and decide 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: Everything is staged for TV. Many of the homes 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 they are only one piece of the overall marketing of your home. Keep in mind, many homes are sold during regular showing appointments as well. 

Myth #5: Homeowners decide to sell their homes 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 and goals.

Bottom Line

Having an experienced professional on your side while navigating the real estate market is the best way to guarantee you can make the home of your dreams a true reality. That's why you need to contact Abby Stiller today! She can be reached at: 239-284-8637

 

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Abby Stiller 

Realtor® Lic. #3154233    

12 Years of Experience

RE/MAX Realty Group    Cape Coral Fort Myers Naples  Realtor Cape Coral      

 

I help Home buyers find their dream home & Homeowners sell for more. Thinking of buying or selling? Call/Text me: 239-284-8637

or visit: www.TeamStiller.com

 

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Will Hamm
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Love the first one that they buy 1 out of the first three homes.  Abby Stiller you came up with a excellent blog here

 

Aug 25, 2019 09:14 AM #1
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Thank you Thank you Will Hamm ! 

Aug 25, 2019 09:51 AM #2
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Sham Reddy CRS
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I like this myth.  Thanks for sharing!

Myth #1: Buyers look at 3 homes and decide 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. 

Aug 25, 2019 10:42 AM #3
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Your welcome Sham Reddy CRS Have a great day!

Aug 25, 2019 10:46 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Abby - and then they call it "reality" television.  Yeah, right...

Aug 25, 2019 07:16 PM #5
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Abby Stiller
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Good morning Michael Jacobs They misrepresent our business

Aug 26, 2019 07:00 AM #6
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