Reality Vs. Reality TV

According to The Washington Post, “HGTV is the fourth-most-watched cable network in the United States, averaging more than 1.6 million viewers overall.” Reality TV is powerful because it can set trends and inspire people to do something that they wouldn’t have otherwise done. In the case of HGTV, shows, like Fixer Upper, can create design trends and inspire home buyers to take on renovations they wouldn’t have normally taken on. It is amazing to see so many people want to renovate their homes and take chances on property’s that wouldn’t have been considered otherwise! However, like anything on TV, viewers can be misled on what’s reality and what’s not.  In the latest episode of our Coats Homes video series, Allison Mcafee, a project manager with Coats Homes, tackles the topic of reality versus reality TV. We asked Allison what the main differences are between the process of building a high-end custom home in real life versus what is shown on TV. The main differences, Allison says, are the decision-making process and timeline expectations.

Want the inside scoop on what TV doesn’t tell you about the decision-making process and the timeline of a custom home project? Check out the full episode here.

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