So I’ve got a problem with the show property brothers. For those who don’t know it’s a show which stars twin brothers. One brother is a realtor and the other is a contractor that does home upgrades.
So pretty much each episode they have the realtor brother taking a couple, or sometimes a single, around to look at houses. Often times the buyers have got huge budgets up to a $1 million. The realtor will show the people their dream home… then point out it’s over their max budget and convince them to get a fixer upper and then have the other brother upgrade it to their dream home.
Now we’ve come to the part I have a problem with. Each home renovation costs around $100 -$200 k. They convince the buyers that there simply isn’t anything in their price range that is move in ready with the bait and switch mentioned above and then the realtor pushes their client into using his brother for renovation. It seems like the realtor is being kinda shady by telling each client that the only home they can afford has to have such expensive work done on it. Like the realtor is more interested in helping his brother out, no doubt with a generous kickback, rather than being his client’s agent.