Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained

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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.

當您在看這些房地產實境秀馬拉松時,可能會以為電視上看到的一切都跟現實生活中一樣,但是真實狀況卻大不相同。

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.

真相:是有可能買家看到了一見鍾情的房子,馬上就購買了他們看到的第一棟房子,但一般狀況下,買房都會看超過三棟房子才會決定買屋。

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.

真相:這些房屋都是電視節目安排好的,許多買家參觀的房子早已售出或是根本沒有在出售中。

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.

真相:由於完整的買屋過程沒有辦法在30分鐘的節目中完全呈現,電視節目製作人通常會選擇已經進入購屋程序,並早已決定購買哪一間房屋的買家來參與節目。

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.

真相:跟節目中的買主一樣,許多賣家早已花了好幾個小時討論,才決定出售他們的房屋,朝新的生活/目標前進。

Bottom Line
結論

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!

雇用一位經驗豐富的專業房地產仲介幫助您,是可以確保您將夢想家園變成現實的最佳途徑!

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