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HGTV and New Orleans Home Buying

Is HGTV influencing your perspective on how real estate is bought and sold in New Orleans? If so, we need to talk.

New Orleans real estate

REALTORS® love to make fun of real estate related television, because 99% of the time, it has no basis in reality. The programming is designed to show you a successful outcome for every home buyer, but the reality is that it will more than likely take looking at more than 3 homes to find the one you love.

When the episodes are filmed, the home owners shown have already chosen a house and their agent has agreed to allow cameras to follow them around while they “discard” a couple of others as not being right for their needs.

You never see the behind the scenes work that goes into making a sale happen.

No viewing dozens upon dozens of homes in search of the right one.

No disappointment if buyers are outbid by someone else.

No inspections that uncover hidden problems with the house.

No appraisal that might lead to renegotiating the price.

No mortgage company delays that push closings back.

None of the things that happen every. single. day. in the world of New Orleans real estate.

We can help you find the right place, we can help you navigate lending, inspections and appraisals. What we can’t do is make it look like it does on TV.


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