Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained


Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV ‘show hole’? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one sitting.

你是否曾經沒事看看不同的電視頻道,然後就被HGTV“電視節目黑洞”黏住了呢?我們都曾經歷過……一次看完整季的“Love it or List it”,“Fixer Upper”,“House Hunters”,“Flip or Flop”,“Property Brothers”等節目。

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


Reality TV Show Myths vs. Real Life:
實境電視節目 vs. 現實生活:

Myth #1: Buyers look at 3 homes and make a decision to purchase one of them.
誤解 #1:買家看了三棟房子後馬上決定買其中一棟。

Truth: There may be buyers who fall in love and buy the first home they see, but more often than not the process of buying a home means touring more than three homes.


Myth #2: The houses the buyers are touring are still for sale.
誤解 #2:買家參觀的房子仍在出售中。

Truth: The reality is being staged for TV. Many of the homes being shown are already sold and are off the market.


Myth #3: The buyers haven’t made a purchase decision yet.
誤解 #3:買家還沒做決定

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.
誤解 #4:當您在售屋時,房屋總是
在Open House時售出。

Truth: Of course this would be great! Open Houses are important to guarantee the most exposure to buyers in your area, but are only a PIECE of the overall marketing of your home. Just realize that many homes are sold during regular showing appointments as well. 

真相:當然這是最好的!Open House是很重要的,可以讓您所在地區的買家參觀您的房子,但是這只是市場行銷的一部份,許多房屋是在一般的預約看屋中成功出售。

Myth #5: Homeowners make a decision about selling their home after a 5-minute conversation.
誤解 #5:屋主在五分鐘的交談後馬上決定賣屋。

Truth: Similar to the buyers portrayed on the shows, many of the sellers have already spent hours deliberating the decision to list their home and move on with their life/goals.


Bottom Line

Having an experienced professional on your side while navigating the real estate market is the best way to guarantee that you can make the home of your dreams a reality!



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