Re: HGTV Reality TV
These story lines are hard to keep up with – they move so fast.
This morning it was announced on People.com that the star of Flip or Flop has filed for divorce.
A few days ago, we all read “The couple has no imminent plans for divorce.”
Isn’t life like that sometimes? Changes from one moment to the next?
But for the reality tv couple, Tarek and Christina El Moussa, their many obstacles over the last few years has finally taken a toll on their marriage.
A friend of mine is always reminding me “You never know what is going on behind the closed doors of your friends and neighbors.”
By all accounts, it would appear that the stars of one of HGTV’s top shows were leading a happy successful life. As we have learned, it’s not quite the case.
We see it all the time when dealing with distressed real estate. Sometimes the distress is very evident with the condition of the home. On other occasions the distress is more wrapped up in a personal situation that isn’t evident from the curb.
I have always been skeptical about these “reality” tv flipping shows. However, a few lines in the recent issue of People stood out to me:
“While Christina would be on board for plotlines that producers came up with like freaking out over the wrong tile being delivered or finding a dead rodent in the corner, Tarek was always more reluctant,” says the source.
Tarek would also “balk at the special brand of “acting” required of a reality star.”
People Dec. 26 Issue, page 58 for those who still have it laying around, or might find the issue it at the doctors office.
Special brand of acting?
A few people are still surprised to find out that these shows are in fact staged productions.
People watch a lot of this type of Reality TV to escape their own reality.
Sure, some people watch it for the “educational” value that you might find.
Personally, I did not find a lot of educational value in “Nicole and Jionni’s Shore Flip”.
I only caught a short few minutes over the last few weeks. That was all I needed. Obviously, the focus was on the entertainment factor – not the flipping factor.
I watched a few different shows over the winter break while I was prepping for WREIA this Monday night. When I hit this Shore Flip show, I had to draw the line. Luckily, a few minutes into the show I got a call about one of my own properties and it was time to get back to my own “reality.”
I was just told yesterday the young couple made a profit on their Shore Flip property – so good for them. Tarek and Christina seem to make outrageous profits on all their flips – if you believe the last few moments of each episode.
Let’s wrap this up – I believe its a sad statement on our society when magazines and other media make a small fortune promoting and nearly celebrating the end of a marriage.
Divorce is never easy and I think we should be aware that Tarek and Christina are likely going through a really rough spot in their lives. As much as possible, we should respect that and certainly not celebrate their struggles.
That said – All the time we spend watching some of these flip shows doesn’t need to be entirely futile.
At WREIA next Monday evening I want to share a few things I noticed about these shows, and point out some key points that will actually help you in your business.
Monday at WREIA will be an entertaining way to start off the new year.
Let’s get this 2017 Renovation Party started!
Join us on Jan. 16th and expand your belief that other people are out with me right here in the DC area making money in Real Estate.
Focus and make 2017 a great year for your business!
Let me know how I can help you,
Washington REIA Network, President
Profitable Property, Founder
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