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I am Addicted to HGTV!!!

I am addicted to HGTV! There I said it. My favorite show is House Hunters! Why??? It is my life. I live it weekly. I can show 100's of houses in a week but I still enjoy watching other realtors show houses. What draws me to this show? I can watch people look at houses all day. Their comments are the most intriguing thing of all. What is wrong with me??

 I love to listen to them as they rave about the abundance of natural light and windows in a room. Paint is very important to these people on TV. What is wrong with them? Doesn't their Realtor tell them that its only paint. Even a monkey can paint with quick instruction!!! They rule out houses for the most ridiculous reasons. And where do they get all the vacant houses from?? Most of them are empty.  Where are all the homesellers who follow you and explain every outlet and switch to you??

Also, the prices seem unbelievable. I live in New Jersey. Granted our prices are a little higher than most of the country, I can't believe that these people can get a house for $175,000 with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. That's outrageous!!! Their mortgages are going to be less than my rent when I first got married.  

I can't stop watching! It's like a car accident where everyone rubbernecks!! I guess it is why people go to open houses. It is interesting to see how people live and what their homes look like. As I write this I am watching House Hunter International and can't believe how folks in France live. Not me!!!




Gail Szeluga e-Pro®,ABR®, SFR, SRES

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Comment balloon 8 commentsGail Szeluga • October 02 2009 08:36PM


Gail I am addicted to HGTV too. I like the shows "Designed to Sell" and Property Virgin. Also of course My first place and House Hunters. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 9 years ago

Gail, How about getting a 3 bedroom, 2 bath for under $175,000.  It's happening all day long in metro Detroit.

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ (Real Estate One) over 9 years ago

Me too Gail.  One of my close friends said I remind her of Tatiana on The Property Shop.  I guess I have had some similar strange real estate experiences :) 

Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings (Real Estate Cafe LLC) over 9 years ago

I am with you on HGTV and House Hunters.. but I love the Property Virgins... it is fun to watch other folks showing and seeing property...

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) over 9 years ago

I have a similar addiction, except mine relates to staging series!

Posted by Linda Sticklin (Home Staging & Organizing) over 9 years ago

I also share this addiction!  Maybe we need to start a support group, we could call it HGTV watchers anonymous!

Posted by Gregory Hall (Shore Media Solutions) over 9 years ago

I think I'm one of the few realtors who hasn't watched these shows! Sounds like I'm missing out on a lot of fun! hmmmm. . .

Posted by Lynn Michaels, Marlboro-Manalapan Real Estate (Weichert, Realtors- Marlboro & Manalapan, NJ) over 9 years ago
Dude!!! Oh my I am alsomt in tears. Thank you so much! Holy crap. I'm going to have to give your URL to my psychology professor that I had last semester. Again man, this was awesome!
Posted by Gabriel about 7 years ago