An Undying Love for Real Estate Television

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Few forms of entertainment are more engaging and enthralling than real estate television. Seeing a family find a home they love brings a sense of pure joy that’s pretty hard to top. 

Perhaps the best thing about real estate television is its versatility. We can tune into Million Dollar Listing to bask in the competitive, cutthroat side of the housing industry and closely follow the drama on every deal. (I’m being completely honest when I say that this show changed my life. In order to channel my inner Luis Ortiz, I have since vowed to only take calls on speaker.) If you’re looking for something a little different, change the channel to Beachfront Bargain Hunt for a wholesome dose of clear skies and back patios. 

If you’re more suited to the creative side of homeownership, never fear. HGTV has a seemingly endless reel of renovation-focused programs, from Love It or List It to Flip or Flop. These shows help us strike up our own imaginative and innovative senses and show us the potential for physical space to become something extraordinary. Don’t even get me started on those computer-generated design plans. While they’re incredibly satisfying to watch on their own, it’s next level when they come to fruition at the end of the episode. 

As if real estate television isn’t wonderful enough already, it is also deeply educational. Watching real estate agents close deals on MDL teaches us about the nuances of negotiation. Seeing clients’ thought processes on House Hunters showcases each of the numerous facets to consider when buying a home. Real estate television shows us how to budget, how to deal with unforeseen expenses, and how to meet strict deadlines in the face of challenge. For an added bonus, basically any show I’ve mentioned here will highlight the effectiveness of a flower arrangement in tying a room together. 

At the core of many real estate shows, though, is family. Whether it’s the entertaining, balanced sibling duo on Property Brothers or the undeniable love between Chip and Joanna Gaines on Fixer Upper, you’re sure to be left with a warm, fuzzy feeling. 

Do you love real estate television as much as I do? Take the poll below!

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  • How do you feel about real estate television?

    • what’s not to love?
    • please turn this off


Written by Megan Pontin

Enthusiastic word-collector, avid pancake-consumer, and experienced hammock-lounger. Student at Cornell University.

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