5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

    5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained | Simplifying The Market

    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.

    Rajeev Vashist

    Serving Northern Virginia real estate needs for over 27 years – Rajeev Vashist has built his reputation through surpassing his clients’ expectations at every turn. Whether they are buying or selling, his knowledge of the local market is unparalleled and has proven to be advantageous in every transaction for his clients. Rajeev provides each client with extraordinary customer care and services, always implementing –cutting-edge technology in the process, which has earned him raving reviews from his past clients. His passion for real estate and focused determination has helped him excel in his career and afforded him with numerous achievement awards. Rajeev is recognized for consistently placing in the top one percent of all real estate professionals in America. Specializing in navigating the ups and downs of the Northern Virginia Real Estate market, his integrity, dedication, insight, and hard work are only a few of the reasons that over 98 percent of Rajeev’s business comes from repeat clients and referrals. His clients acknowledge the value of his unending, local expertise, negotiation skills, and exceptional personal attention– the level discriminating clientele expect and deserve.
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