As you might have guessed, those “reality shows” about real estate on channels like HGTV are not particularly real. Given that, is there something you can learn from them? Read more in the Chicago Tribune.
” ‘House Hunters’ is house candy,” [Chicago Realtor Eric] Rojas said. “It’s not realistic.
It’s directed. You don’t learn anything about buying. You learn about
real estate values. You learn about how houses look.”
Despite all that, agents who’ve done it say they still watch the show,
and they’d go back on it again. After all, it’s great marketing
exposure, particularly because programs are repeated.
“It’s totally fake, but does anybody think reality TV is real? It’s all
canned, but it’s fun to watch,” said real estate agent Karl Vogel, who
also was featured in a recent episode helping a Boston native find a
home in Chicago. “Who can say they don’t like to be on television,
except you look fat?”