There's one semi-obscure reality show I like called Real Estate Intervention
. Basically it's a show about people who want to sell their home but have some misguided idea of what it's worth, and a real estate guy (Mike Aubry) tells them how it is in a moderately douchebag style. Most episodes go down like this:
Homeowner: Our house is nice! We think it's worth $500,000
Homeowner: Ya rly
Mike: Show me around
Homeowner: See look nice wood paneling, and this bath was just updated 15 years ago
Mike: Right... let's go look at some comparable houses
Homeowner: I hate this house. Who puts granite in their kitchen? And it's too big... who wants to clean all of those extra cabinets?
Mike: So, do you think having granite counters and more kitchen space is a bad thing?
Homeowner: Well... for some people
Mike: In my expert opinion, lol no
Mike: This house just sold. Guess how much?
Mike: It was $375,000, and they credited them $20,000, so a net of $355k
Homeowner: Well they got ripped off
Mike: [facepalm] - Well, do you think your home is worth $145k more than this one?
Homeowner: To the right person
So then they go to another house. Meanwhile Sabrina Soto
is doing some cheap reno fix-up to help the owners (this isn't a consistent part of the show).
It ends with Mike telling them how it is and gives his numbers and suggestion. Sometimes the people are receptive, sometimes they act like he has no clue and go back to trying to get 2006 prices for their POS home.
Good throwaway entertainment