Since I’ve been laid up with the crud the last couple days, I started watching HGTV again during my waking hours. I hadn’t watched the channel in quite a long time (somewhere between 5-10 years, I’d guess). It’s interesting how the shows have changed in the past few years. Nearly every show is about selling your home. (I’m talking daytime here.)
Used to be Designed to Sell was the only show that prepped homes for the market. It’s still there, but there’s also Get It Sold, The Unsellables, and a whole bunch of property and real estate shows.
Another difference: in the olden days, every house featured on Designed to Sell sold quickly after the open house, usually for more than the asking price. Now, every show ends with the seller saying “I’m confident I’ll have an offer in a couple weeks.” I suppose it doesn’t help that every house featured is listed for at least $850,000.
If you’re not in the market to sell your house, there’s still the standard home decorating/renovation shows. There’s Divine Design, if money is no object. Or something more up my alley, Design on a Dime.