RE/MAX Realtor Jenniffer Lee Dispels Real Estate Reality TV Show Myths

Broker-Owner Jenniffer Lee

However, like most programs billed as ‘reality,’ they are often misleading, and some are far from reality.

There is a proliferation of real estate reality TV shows that air daily across the nation. “However, like most programs billed as ‘reality,’ they are often misleading, and some are far from reality,” said RE/MAX Complete Solutions Broker-Owner Jenniffer Lee.

In order to enlighten home buyers, Lee dispels the following ten reality TV show myths with facts:

Myth No. 1: Buyers on reality shows are shown three near-perfect homes.

Fact: “In reality, buyers look at many homes before finding the right one,” said Lee.

Myth No. 2: A home can be completely gutted and redone in 2-4 weeks.

Fact: It can take a long time to totally redo a home due to permit pulling and coordinating different crews and aspects of the job.

Myth No. 3: The homes that buyers are interested in are still for sale and there is plenty of time to make a decision.

Fact: “Many homes that buyers are interested in are already under contract by the time they go to view them, or go to contract before the buyer decides to make an offer. If you like a home, act quickly,” stressed Lee.

Myth No. 4: Staging a home for sale takes power tools and lots of money for fancy furniture and accessories.

Fact: “You can go a long way towards staging a home by merely cleaning, touching up paint and removing clutter,” noted Lee.

Myth No. 5: Buyers make an offer on the home they want and move in a week later.

Fact: There is much more to the process, including pre-qualification by a lender, inspections, appraisals, escrow and title.

Myth No. 6: A house should sell after the first open house.

Fact: Very few homes…

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