Buy Me! (Broadcast Premiere) Jan. 2004
If walls could talk! From the production team behind Debbie Travisí Facelift,
this 13-part series follows the real-life drama of real estate. Told from the
perspective of the house, each episode chronicles the history of a different home,
from former owners and renovations to the cosmetic upgrades made
in preparation for being put on the market. The house comments on the real
estate agents, the home inspectors and the parade of prospective buyers until
finally someone makes an offer to call this house their home.
Anyone else watching this show on HGTV Canada? I love this new genre of real-estate shows, where they teach you how to stage your home to get the best resale value. This show in particular is great because it's so snarky in editing the homeowners to look as cheap and unyielding as possible. It's amazing how much just a few thousand dollars in upgrades can add much more than that to your asking price.
In the same vein, I love the British import "Selling Houses". It's full of great tips, and the transformations on the show are always spectacular. It's a totall "House Doctor" ripoff, but a good one.