Property Brothers: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets
When it comes to HGTV stardom, it doesn’t get much better than twins Jonathan and Drew Scott thanks to their hit television series Property Brothers. Since January 2011, fans have tuned in for nine seasons of the series that feature the two brothers showing home-buyers a house that has everything they want, except it is almost always over their budget. The Scotts then show the couple a house without all the bells and whistles, but can be renovated into their dream home thanks to the creativity and skills of Jonathan. Due to the brother’s easy charm and amazing skills, the show has taken off and has spawned so many other successful HGTV shows featuring the handsome twins. Of course, there is so much more to know about the show with everything that is not shown on-camera! Check out 10 behind-the-scenes secrets from Property Brothers:
10. Timeline and Offers
It is quite obvious that the show operates on an accelerated timeline in order to fit enough episodes and renovations into a season, so how do they do that? It turns out they have three experienced crews who work on the house from start to finish for 4-7 weeks maximum. Although the buyers pay for the remodeling, the show does provide $20,000 to $25,000 of furnishings.
9. Must Haves
There is no doubt that many fans would love the opportunity to work with the Scott brothers on a new home, and many wonder just what goes into the application process and what producers are looking for when choosing which prospective home-buyers they do an episode with. Some of the must haves to be on the show include having a partner of some sort. Whether it s a spouse, partner, or even a friend, applicants must be in it with somebody; Property Brothers does not take on individuals. Of course, applicants must also have some money for Jonathan to work with and the show requires applicants to have a renovation budget of at least $65,00 USD and they also require a 25% contingency fee because as fans are well aware, something unexpected always goes wrong.