The shows do not match up to the reality of the average Minnesota home buyer or seller. The good news is there usually isn’t a lot of drama in real estate, the bad news is buying and selling real estate isn’t as fun as it looks on TV.
Remodeling and renovating a home is actually more expensive and complicated than it looks on reality television. Things go wrong and sometimes by the time the project is complete the owner of the property owes more on the home than it can be sold for.
The number of houses a home buyer has to look at before they find the right one varies a lot. There is no magic number but most home buyers know it when they see it.
It would be nice if life worked like those real estate shows but it doesn’t. Be prepared to have an open mind and expect the unexpected.