At the end of the day, both Cleary and Bradshaw say it's perfectly fine to be a fan of these shows, but to remember that they are made to entertain and not reflect real life. While none of the programs is entirely accurate, some are more realistic than others. Scenarios such as finally finding the perfect home or getting an incredible renovation are the dream of any potential homeowner. HGTV shows transform these fantasies into reality for a lot of people, or at least that's what it looks like when they're all edited together.
You might not want to be on one of the network's most popular shows. By hiring faulty contractors and completely ignoring your design choices, HGTV can take your dream home and turn it into a nightmare behind the scenes. Love It or List It is one of the programs that has attracted attention because in each different situation it continues to follow the same format. If you have ever questioned the legitimacy of House Hunters, you should know that you are not alone and for many it is common knowledge now that the program is written.
Viewers who are skeptical about Beachfront Bargain Hunt being real have had good reason to be, as it is another HGTV show that is absolutely 100% fake. The guys we see in that series aren't really looking for a good deal on a beachfront property because they too have found and bought their house. Like many of the other shows on the network, Property Brothers also works with couples who have already bought their home. So if you already have a house, why are you going to different places with Drew? Well, it's all set up because it has to look like it's doing something, right? As for Jonathan, he's not that involved in the demolition either.
Every year, the channel holds the HGTV Dream House Sweepstakes, where a fabulous design house is given away along with several extravagant prizes such as cars and boats.