Monday, October 18, 2010

Designed to Sell

Contribution by Paula Gonzales:

Designed to Sell is real estate based reality television show hosted by Clive Pearse, Shane Tallant, Michael Johnson, and Rachel Reenstra on HGTV (Home & Garden TV). It is a must see for real estate tv fans. I never miss a show on satellite tv from The show runs a half hour each episode and involves home renovation prior to being sold. Considering the premise and the slump the housing market has been in since the shows inception in 2004, it's amazing how long the shows been running.

The great thing about it though is that it gives you expert advice, redesign advice, professional carpenters all on a mere $2,000. Can I say that anyone looking to sell a fixer upper should definitely try to actually get on the show because they are always able to bump up the sales price by way way more than two grand. The big selling point of the show is that they do this within 3-7 days and before the house is to be shown all while staying under budget, adding an element of stress and tension. Another selling point is that every project requires some kind of over the top demolition derby, and demolishing things is never boring. It's especially comical to watch the homeowners reaction considering they know that the repair is to cost no more than $2000.

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