Zillow & HGTV and how they have effed up real estate




Scott is really HGTV & I am Zillow – alot like Donny & Marie…She’s a little bit country and he is a little bit rock & roll.

Zillow & HGTV

How Joanna Gaines & Al Gore have effected our real estate market.


Joanna & Chip Gaines – Fixer Upper 

My belief is that HGTV is had far more impact on our business than Zillow. Buyers, although there are more of them than there are houses, are very picky about the condition and the look and the quality of the home. Joanna Gaines has single-handedly fudged the system for many sellers. Folks want gray walls.. or greige walls and not blue walls. Period. They want new sinks, faucets, baths, roofs, hvac, ship lap and they want it at a discount. They don’t/cant pay for it themselves. Many new home buyers have great credit and no cash, hence the discount. Scott is our person that tells the seller.. this is what buyers want. This is what you can get for your house if you put a little more $$$ into it and do it fast… If you don’t, you miss the market.


Zillow & Its Zestimate 

Zillow can’t get inside the house.. so there numbers are false. How false is up for debate and the market. Zillow has found a niche that no one has been able to beat. Valuing a home and not calling it an appraisal. An appraisal requires a license and education. Zillow uses an “al gore rhythm” to provide the #zestimate. Buyers like to use the number, or #zestimate, as a tool to negotiate. My personal opinion is that Zillow is for entertainment. All real estate is local.  Zillow only can look at numbers.  It is automated.  Zillow doesn’t know if you have 17000 mountain dew cans inside of your house or not.  Folks have been tried to sue Zillow for messing up values and buying/selling opportunities and Zillow has proven itself to be teflon.  See elow to see a bedroom full of #mountaindew cans.

mountain dew

Garnet & Gold


Patty Talks Inflation and Monetary Policy…Scott & House Hunters

pattys playhouse





We talk inflation, mortgage rates, monetary spending… kind of not funny funny… Not as bad as if Angus & I sang the National Anthem… in our sexy lounge singer voice.. You get the picture.  How does monetary policy, “full” employment, higher wages and interest rates effect rentals, investments and buying or selling a home… You ask.. we answer 🙂

Our Garnet & Gold is always fun & sassy.

Garnet & Gold

We talk Oskar G’Night Imperial Red Ale 



Plus Scott Cowart shows up in the #playhouse and makes us laugh!!

We want Scott on House Hunters…. Don’t you??
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