A great post came out about how House Hunters is shot. A couple of years ago my wife being the decorator that she is asked me to check out this show on HGTV with her called House Hunters. Being a Phoenix REALTOR, I knew it had to be pretty fake when first time buyers were able to pick from one of three homes. Not too long ago, NAR posted a statistic that said the average buyer spends 12 weeks looking and looks at 12 homes. I’ve been on both sides of that number with different clients.
About a year ago there was a call from HGTV looking for an agent for an upcoming shoot in Phoenix. They wanted a buyer that was already under escrow that they can do a shoot with, showing homes that they may or may not be interested in.
To their credit, how can you predict how long it will take before a buyer finds their next home and if it will work out. It’s not very conducive for a TV schedule, so they stack the show in the best way possible to give the story and draw the viewer in. It does make for entertaining TV as you try to figure out which one will be the one they pick, but don’t confuse it with Reality, it’s a bit of a stretch.