"Realtor vs Realtor is the ultimate real estate challenge show, where two top notch real estate agents face-off to find desperate home buyers the house of their dreams. Each episode features two successful realtors. They may have diametrically different styles but both real estate agents share one thing in common – they’re both intensely competitive. Realtor vs Realtor follows them as they go head to head to sell houses and earn the commission that comes with it. Throughout the process we get the inside scoop on the dog eat dog business of real estate. Our agents are the shamelessly confident, warts-and-all types, who are not afraid to say it like it is. And this character-driven series uniquely shows the real estate process from their point-of-view.
At the end of the episode, it all comes down to one thing… Who will be first to close a deal for the client? Which of our realtors will bag them the home of their dreams?"
Great! THEY made a TV show for entertainment purposes. Does it Inform? Does it Educate?
Professional Realtors working with Buyers, work under a contract that is called Buyers Agency. If you are out with an agent, I hope that they are ethical enough to have a) broached this topic with you b) informed you and presented documentation c) you signed a Buyers Agency for a specified period. Lets Talk about the ACTUAL Home buying experience.
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) responded this way
" this show is intended to appeal to the basest of viewer instincts by glorifying disreputable behavior on the part of real estate agents.The use of the REALTOR® trademark in the show’s title is, in CREA’s view, an infringement of CREA’s intellectual property rights. However, what is even more outrageous is the fact that HGTV would associate the REALTOR® trademark with conduct that violates the spirit and likely the letter of the REALTOR® Code.
Hat tip to @Carol_Ireland for Bringing this to my attention.In real life; Here is a summary of the actual differences of being under contract or not.