In this article, I will share with you my ten best real estate TV shows that you can watch on Netflix and HGTV to learn the flipping business, designing business, and how to find a great property.
Although you may not finish all of them, most have more than five seasons and will take a huge amount of time to finish. That is why I recommend watching at least the latest season if you don’t have time.
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So let’s know what are the best real estate TV shows, and why you must watch this real estate TV show if you are in this business.
1. Flip or Flop (2011)
After the 2008 market crash, Tarek El Moussa and his wife Christina El Moussa started to flip properties in their neighborhood in California. Their work was to find a great investment property, renovate it, and sell it for a profitable price.
For example, they bought a house for about $1 million. After renovation, they sold that for about $1.26 million with a net profit of $100,000 (after the repairing cost).
In 2011, they told a friend to document the whole process. Whatever they were doing out there, everything from finding the house, renovation, paperwork, and convincing a client and lastly to sell it at a profitable price. They were recording all that.
They made some small clips of that documentary and sent them to HGTV (a TV show company in the USA). After a few days, HGTV approved that show to continue and named it “Flip or Flop”.
One of the best Tv show out there on real estate you can watch, with a total of 9 seasons, 92 episodes (around 40 min each), and 6.1 ratings from IMDB.
Watch this if you what to flip a house.
2. Fixer Upper (2013)
It has a rating of 8.1 on IMDB and 80 episodes (5 seasons).
Watch this if you want to know:
- How to design a house?
- How to make it more attractive in the eyes of a customer?
- How to make the best first impression?
Zillow said the design this shows offers you can sell your house up to 30% more than the average house in that area.
People around the globe come to visit the houses (in Texas, Waco) that the show designs. For that reason, the business of travel and tourism is booming in that area.
You can watch this real estate Tv show on HGTV and Youtube (only a few episodes). It could be an eye-opener for you.
3. House Hunters (1999)
This show documents the whole journey a property buyer faces, starting with selecting a neighborhood, identifying a potential house, research, discussion with the agents and neighbors in that area, paperwork, and finally a review after two weeks of living in there. House Hunters document everything.
They say our raw footage is about 50 hours. We edit them and publish them on HGTV. YouTube has also got some episodes (22 min each). You can have a look there.
It started in the year 1999. No of the total episodes were more than 1772 with a rating of 6.1 on IMDB.
This show will teach you what you may have to face to find a great investment property or a good house to live in there. I recommend you to watch this one.
One more thing, they will pay you $500 if you let them document your home-buying journey.
4. Property Brothers (2011)
You can not miss this masterpiece. It is one of the best real estate TV shows in Canada. One of these brothers finds the property, especially the neglected one. People said that this is not a good investment, avoid it.
Property brothers focus on those properties. They buy it, renovate and sell the property for a much higher price than they had imagined. This show is their story.
It has got 7.1 from IMDB with a total of 14 seasons.
This show will help you learn:
- What a dream house looks like?
- How to maximize the first impression in the eyes of a customer.
5. World’s Most Extraordinary Homes (2017)
It has a rate of 7.1 on IMDB available on Netflix (2 seasons).
This show follows a famous award-winning architect Piers Taylor. A must-watch show if you want to know:
- How to make a home world-class?
- How to design like Piers Taylor?
- How do make people wonder?
6. Holmes: Next Generation (2018)
This series is very long. Mr. Holems is a house fixer professionally. From his prime time, he is doing it and recording it for people like you and me. It has three prequels, and those are:
- Holmes: Buy It Right (2016), IMDB 9.1
- Holmes on Homes (2003) IMDB 8.0
- Holmes and Holmes (2016) IMDB 7.5
This series has the highest rating ever for a Tv Show, which is 9.2/10 on IMDb released in 2018 and available on the DIY network. It’s one of my faveroit real estate TV shows.
7. Flip or Flop Fort Worth (2017)
Two military veterans Andy and Ashley Williams, fix and flip houses in their way, like the Flip or Flop series but a little different.
Andy is a real estate agent and a renovator, and his wife Ashley is a designer. Together they find houses, fix them and then sell them for a profit. It has a rating of 8.1 on IMDB, was released on 2017, and is available on HGTV.
8. Income Property (2008)
With a 7.4 rating on IMDB and ten seasons, it has everything you need to renovate a house by investing the lowest amount possible. If you are looking to rehab a house with a low budget, this show will help you. You can watch this on HGTV.
9. Million Dollar Listing (2006)
This show is made for real estate agents. In Los Angeles, an agent is trying to sell high-end houses, the story follows their success and failures. If you are an agent, you should watch this one. It has a rating of 6.1 on IMDB and has over 11 seasons, released in 2006.
10. Amazing Interiors (2018)
Are you interested in Interior designs? You should watch this, available on Netflix with a rating of 6.6 on IMDB. The shows share some world’s best interiors, their story, and how they have built them. It will surely inspire you as a designer.
11. Tiny House Hunting (2014)
The show follows some realtors as they help their clients find their houses within their budget. If your customers always ask for a budget house this show can help you out. It has a rating of 6.9 o IMDB and has over four seasons.
So these my the best real estate TV shows out there. I think you should start with the show “Flip or Flop” real estate Tv show and then Fixer Upper, Houses Hunters, Property Brothers, and lastly The Extraordinary Homes. Make sure to share this article with your friends on social media.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are the best real estate Tv shows?
Flip or Flop (2011), Fixer Upper (2013), and Property Brothers (2011) are the best real estate TV shows right now.
Where can I watch all the real estate Tv shows?
Most top-rated real estate TV shows are available on Netflix, YouTube, and HGTV.
What is the best real estate TV show for investors?
Flip or Flop (2011), with a 6.1 IMDB rating, is a great choice for investors to learn about the house flipping business.
What is the best real estate TV show for realtors?
You can start with the series House Hunters (1999) to understand the whole home buying process that a buyer goes through and then plan accordingly as a realtor.