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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes to the clients' watching these shows! Until they get into the process, they often believe this is 'real life' real estate!!  LOL

As for watching them myself - we used to have two TVs in our office on all the time - one was a rotation of all of the listings and the other was HGTV. I got so sick of seeing HGTV, I really don't care if I ever see another episode!

Oct 09, 2017 02:06 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Lot of questions there Fred.

I avoid hgtv, too many logical disconnects.

Oct 09, 2017 06:27 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No, no, no, just NO. LOL
If I want reality I will pull up Drudge. Hahahahah!
Seriously, my clientele is not the type.

Oct 09, 2017 02:26 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I hear of some who watch certain "realty reality" shows and there are others who speak Zestimate fluently.   Most people are pretty aware of the truly real world...and then there are those who are waiting for their Jerry Springer moment.   

I don't spend much time worrying or caring about things where I have little or no influence, impact or say.   

Oct 09, 2017 10:49 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not watch

Oct 09, 2017 02:30 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Clients do watch.

They ask my perspective on some shows and immediately follow it with, "You live this stuff and don't need to watch, right?"

Then I add, "I've been a part of that circus when it come to Dunedin. Never forget these are 'REALITY' (not real) SHOWS."

I don't watch them because overt deception makes me want to hurt someone.


Hmmm, come to think of it....

if those guys on PICKERS started doing 'house' shows, that could be interesting......

until the words "....developed by Abner Dimwitty in 1967 and extremely common in 1973, these Avacode fixtures and appliances were the mark of distinction."

Oct 10, 2017 05:35 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

When i heard my brothers neighbor taping a show after they closed on their dream lake home, showing them looking at homes and deciding but they already closed and moved in, i knew it was fake and lost all will to watch. NOW consumers often quote these shows which is not what really happens in real estate

Oct 10, 2017 05:27 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Sure I watch them but not on a regular basis. Most I do not agree with. 

Listing yesterday mentioned it about having too much clutter around. Some parts of sellers watching are good.

Oct 10, 2017 05:19 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I have watched some but it's literally bubble gum for the mind. It tricks you mind into thinking your doing something of value but in reality provides nothing of value to your body. In other words, it's a waste of time and is more likely to mislead than to educate.

I no longer watch them and I warn people against them.

Oct 10, 2017 05:13 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

On our first appointment, I make sure they all know the real life real estate does not = HGTV. 

Oct 10, 2017 04:57 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

1. Don't know

2. No

3. Yes


The Good Doctor


NCIS New Orleans

Lethal Weapon



Chicago Fire

Grey's Anatomy



Blue Bloods

NCIS Los Angeles

Madam Secretary

Major Crimes

Chicago PD

Doc Martin

Criminal Minds

Oct 10, 2017 04:15 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I know clients do but I am not a fan of TV and do not watch these shows.

Oct 09, 2017 06:58 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes and they have many un-realistic ideas.

Oct 09, 2017 06:54 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I have a lot of clients say they watch the shows and they want to relate what we're doing to what they have seen. Sometimes, it relates, and sometimes it doesn't. They generally laugh when they tell me they watch them. I have a feeling they realize that there may be some differences from what we're doing and reality. 

Oct 09, 2017 06:09 PM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

I like this show: Million dollars listing NY.

Oct 09, 2017 05:43 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I watch Blue Bloods.....  

Oct 09, 2017 05:31 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My clients do watch and they love Joanna Gaines and Flip or Flop. I occasionly watch too but realize it is fantasy and not real life.

Oct 09, 2017 05:06 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not have TV and do not watch usually any shows. But I like DIY and decoration videos. 

Oct 09, 2017 04:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Depends on how you define reality shows... I watch Housewives of NYC and NJ--because I'm from there and understand some of those "characters." I keep an eye on Million Dollar Listing NY--again because that's where I cut my teeth in real estate. Do Top Chef and Project Runway count? Can't remember the last time a client mentioned these shows to me except to ask if I ever watch Million Dollar Listing NY.

Oct 09, 2017 04:24 PM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Some clients do watch HGTV, and do talk about what they have seen and liked - it's not a high percentage though Fred Griffin.  And yes, I have seen some shows, but do not watch any one on a regular basis, so I am not 'current' with all that is done and out there. 

Oct 09, 2017 03:36 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, having lived in LaLa Land, we know just how unreal those "reality shows" are.  A

Oct 09, 2017 02:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never discussed these TV shows with prospects.

Oct 09, 2017 02:16 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I tend to watch them like I watch fantasy and sci fi movies.

Oct 09, 2017 02:03 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Most of my customers are Google Savvy... lol!

May 13, 2018 10:05 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have had many clients that watch HGTV, and watch the fixer uppers ones to know what they want to do with their own home after closing.

Oct 12, 2017 06:24 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am not in to those shows but my investors are.

Oct 10, 2017 05:31 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Many do, when they are not citing what the losers at Z write.

Oct 10, 2017 02:19 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Did I ever tell you I was a "real estate junkie".  My husband and I just love all things real estate including  real estate on TV.  I don't ask clients about HGTV unless they asked. My husband was asked to take photos on "Vacation Homes For Free". It took a year to air this episode! I did a couple of blogs on it. 

Oct 10, 2017 01:20 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I've had some that did.  I quickly pointed out the actual reality was the tv reality.

Oct 10, 2017 12:27 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

People always talk about the Barn door we put in a property... "Like Chip and Joanne do."


My folks watch some of them, I used to but don't anymore.  Last reality TV I watched was season 2 of Jersey Shore.  I'm still trying to get back the brain cells I lost watching that!

Oct 10, 2017 08:55 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not watch those shows.  My clients do not discuss the shows with me. I don't know if they watch them, or not.

Oct 10, 2017 08:11 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I don't watch them for any longer than 5 minutes at a time. There's certainly evidence that my customers watch them but getting them to admit to it is another matter emtirely. 

Oct 10, 2017 07:19 AM
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

I used to and then I realized how fake it was.

The 4 guys tht buy homes at the courthouse steps, yet all the guys are driving by the auction house at the same time?   I've bought at the courthose steps and checked out houses prior to, never met anyone at the house before, especially none that stayed around there thru the auction process on the phone with with bidders the whole time.  So fake.  Also, those flopper shows that mention the granite place's name 10 times per episode and vist the granite pace each time... (That's the las vegas one)

Oct 10, 2017 07:02 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes, yes No I do not - I avoid them all

Oct 10, 2017 06:47 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I watch house hunters on occasion and try to guess which homes the buyers will pick.

Oct 10, 2017 05:48 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Why would anyone watch a Real Estate show? I can't wait for escrows to close let alone make a series out of it

Oct 09, 2017 06:13 PM