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Old 06-18-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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another great line from the young newlyweds (men in particular) that usually don't know their ass from their elbow is:

"I like how the hardwood is throughout".


like what young straight married man would say something like that????


and lets not forget about "the natural light" phrase,really, it is so tired.

and another goodie,

"I like the window"...and then the camera moves over to the window. The window you then see is a regular double hung window that has been used in homes for the last 25 centuries.

OMG, will wonders never cease, they are getting a window, but not just a window, a NICE window.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: NJ
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another great line from the young newlyweds (men in particular) that usually don't know their ass from their elbow is:

"I like how the hardwood is throughout".


like what young straight married man would say something like that????


and lets not forget about "the natural light" phrase,really, it is so tired.

and another goodie,

"I like the window"...and then the camera moves over to the window. The window you then see is a regular double hung window that has been used in homes for the last 25 centuries.

OMG, will wonders never cease, they are getting a window, but not just a window, a NICE window.
They are coached on what to say. I have no idea if they know their ass from their elbow, but you can be pretty sure a lof of these comments weren't their idea.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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NONE of their comments are their own. The show is totally scripted.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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NONE of their comments are their own. The show is totally scripted.
Yeah, I always felt it was scripted, far too many people use the phrase "this is a nice space"-- who uses the word "space" to describe a room?
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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Yeah, my wife & I always sign the contract in a nice coffee house & wait for our realtor to "be back soon" with a reply from the sellers. Not!
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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After the episode about the 9 year old commenting on the kitchen island and how she doesn't like the crown molding and stuff, I knew it was fake.

These are my favorite lines. I so look forward to these:
I want to live downtown----Then they complain "I just hate how busy the street is or my neighbors are too close."
"Wow such a huuuge closet. Honey you get the closet in the basement."
"Look honey, such nice crown molding." Thats being said by a man.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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What I think is hilarious, is how most of the houses do not meet the buyers' desires at all. The buyers will say that (for example) they want to move because they really want a garage (or more space, or whatever). Then they look at the usual three houses, and choose the only one of the three that has what they were looking for. Well, duh?
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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It's done after the fact - the buyers have already contracted on the house (maybe already bought it) and the other 2 are just for the show. The buyers have to wait until filming is complete before they can move in. They were in Dallas a while ago and there was quite a discussion on the forum as some people knew the buyers involved.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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Yes, I did notice how they're doing "cross one off the list". They never did that before, and I'm not sure what it adds to the drama.

I know it's supposedly scripted, but I can't see how everyday people would be able to fake negative feedback on a home they already bought. And there are plenty of times the home they're most critical of, is the one they end up buying. They'd have to be really good actors.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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Other oddities about the show I've noticed....

...the excessive use of the phrase "Oh wow"
...the excessive use of the phrase "a bit small"
...most (>80% of the time) "house #1" is the one they choose
...the buyers never know the list price of the house before they arrive and meet the realtor, as if the internet doesn't exist
...the sale of their current home is never a factor or discussion in the choice of their home
...people always seem bothered by homes without fences in their backyards for dogs
...how many newlyweds want said house and fence so they can get their training wheels...er dog before having kids
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