Real estate agents star in some of TV’s most popular reality shows — and there’s a lot to love about them. From breathtaking scenery and jaw-dropping real estate listings, these TV reality shows offer the best series for watching on your home computer or tablet while you curl up with some popcorn.
Many of these TV shows feature real estate agents who work in high-end markets, including celebrities and big-name realtors.
Love It or List it Vancouver is a spin-off of an original Canadian television show, “Love it or List it.” The show stars real estate agent Jillian Harris and designer Todd Talbot.
The show centers around the lives of homeowners under renovation and struggling with whether they should stay in their current house or move to a new home.
Throughout each episode, Jillian Harris works to help them make the decision.
2. Love It Or List It
Love it or List it is an original Canadian reality TV show that started airing on the W Network on September 8, 2008. The show is based on couples struggling to decide whether they should stay in their current home or move into a new one.
The show features real estate agents and designers who work with each couple to help them decide. It hit a milestone in 2019 when it released its 200th episode.
3. Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles stars Josh Flagg, Madison Hildebrand, and Chad Rogers – all successful realtors working in some of LA’s most expensive neighborhoods.
This show documents the lives of LA real estate agents and their daily interactions with clients, insider information about local homes, and interesting properties in some of LA’s wealthiest suburbs.
4. Million Dollar Listing New York
Million Dollar Listing New York is an American reality TV show that debuted in 2012 and is the second installment in the “Million Dollar Listing” franchise.
The show features four high-profile real estate agents who work with townhouses, lofts, luxury condos, co-ops, and multi-million dollar listings in New York City.
This series centers around the fast-paced life of luxury real estate in the Big Apple — and follows the lives and work of four successful real estate agents working with some very wealthy clients.
5. Selling New York
Selling New York is an original American home renovation reality TV series first broadcast on HGTV in 2010. The show stars Michele Kleier, Beth Shuman, and Courtney Campbell, real estate agents from New York City specializing in selling high-end properties throughout Manhattan.
In each episode of Selling New York, the trio works with a couple struggling to find the best buyer for their luxury home — while balancing a hectic work and family life.
6. Shahs of Sunset
Shahs of Sunset is an American reality TV series that originally aired on the Bravo network in 2012. Shahs of Sunset centers on a group of Persian-American friends in their mid-30s who are working in real estate or other luxury fields.
The show is set in Beverly Hills, California, and follows the lives of these successful young men and women who enjoy a wealthy and glamorous lifestyle. The show highlights their daily lives, friendships, family dynamics, and relationships.
7. House Hunters
House Hunters is an original American home reality TV series that originally aired on HGTV between 1999 and 2013, before briefly returning to the network in 2016 for a brief revival season.
The show highlights families struggling to find their dream home — and follows them as they visit three different properties in each city and choose between a charming country home, a beachfront condo, or a spacious house with lots of character.
After exploring all the options, the couple must then decide which property is right for them — and their real estate agent assists them in making that final decision.
8. Selling Sunset
Selling Sunset is an American home reality TV series that aired on HGTV in 2019 and followed a group of real estate professionals connected with The Oppenheim Group.
The luxury real estate agency targets individuals and groups interested in buying high-end properties around Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. As of 2020, the show is in its third season.
Cribs is an original American home reality TV series that aired on MTV that premiered in 2000.
The show followed celebrities, such as artists, musicians, or famous athletes, as they showed viewers around their unique homes, allowing fans a chance to get a glimpse into some of Hollywood’s most impressive properties.
Cribs was famous for showcasing luxurious homes with awe-inspiring features.
10. Flip or Flop
Flip or Flop is an original American home renovation reality TV series that first aired on HGTV in 2013.
Former real estate agents Tarek and Christina El Moussa are the show’s stars and they’re seen purchasing fixer-upper homes, renovate them beyond recognition, and attempt to profit when they sell each property.
During each episode of Flip or Flop, Tarek and Christina buy a home in need of major renovations, but at a discount price. The couple put their personal touches on the renovation while trying to profit when they sell it.
11. Property Brothers
Property Brothers is an original Canadian real estate TV show that originally aired on the W Network between 2011 and 2019, before moving to sister channel HGTV in 2019.
The show is currently airing its 14th season on the network and follows real estate experts Drew and Jonathan Scott assisting families across North America in finding their perfect property.
In each episode of Property Brothers, the brothers work with a couple struggling to find their dream home — while dealing with tricky financial limitations.
The brothers help the clients purchase their ideal property by getting a great deal on each home.
12. Fixer Upper
Fixer Upper is an original American home renovation TV series on HGTV between 2013 and 2018.
The show features real estate agents Chip and Joanna Gaines as they work with clients looking to purchase run-down homes, allowing them to make significant renovations before reselling the property at a substantial profit.
During each episode of Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna find a home in need of major overhauls, and they help renovate it according to their client’s tastes.
Once the renovations are complete, the couple attempts to sell the property at a profit within a strict deadline.
13. Tiny House Nation
Tiny House Nation is an original American home show that originally aired on FYI between 2014 and 2019.
The show follows renovation experts Zack Griffin and John Weisbarth as they help families across America live in their tiny dream homes — particularly in a space not bigger than 500 square feet.
Each episode of Tiny House Nation focuses on a different set of clients looking to purchase their tiny dream house.
Together with the clients, Zack and John tour multiple tiny homes and narrow down their search until they finally find the perfect one for them. They also help clients design and construct their dream mini-house.
14. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is an original American TV show that originally aired on ABC between 2003 and 2012.
It features a team of construction workers who help completely renovate the homes of deserving families.
The crew works together with the family to plan out their renovation, beginning at ground zero and working through to completion.
15. Design On A Dime
Design On A Dime is an original American home decoration TV show that originally aired on HGTV in 2000.
One of the show’ hosts, real estate expert Casey Noble, helps struggling homeowners revamp their homes through extensive renovations — while ensuring that the costs of renovations stay below a tight budget.
The show’s producers send Casey into an upscale home improvement store to purchase all of her materials during each episode.
She then spends $2,500 on renovating various rooms in the customer’s house while staying within their price range.
16. Income Property
Income Property is an original Canadian TV show that originally aired on HGTV between 2008 and 2016.
Scott McGillivray, a real estate expert, assists families with run-down properties across the country reach their full potential in terms of both value and curb appeal.
Each episode features three different renovations, which follow a specific theme or style.
Scott also uses each renovation to teach his clients important home improvement concepts and apply them to future renovations.
17. Tiny House Hunting
Tiny House Hunting is an original American TV show that originally aired on FYI between 2014 and 2017.
The show features real estate agents helping people who wish to live in tiny homes with their families. Its cast consists of Eric Meyer, Hiten D. Patel, and Harita S. Shah.
18. Rehab Addict
Rehab Addict is an original American TV show that originally aired on the DIY and HGTV networks in 2010.
Real estate expert Nicole Curtis shows off her prowess in revamping run-down homes across the city to give them their former glory.
Each episode features a different home makeover, including distressed properties in high-risk neighborhoods and structures built in historical eras.
Tune into Nicole Curtis as she revamps homes that desperately need her attention.
19. Kitchen Crashers
Kitchen Crashers is an original American home improvement TV show that originally aired on the DIY Network in 2011.
The show stars Alison Victoria, Roger Craig Smith, and Jeff Klimkowski. Alison and her Kitchen Crashers help homeowners update their kitchens by installing new countertops, backsplashes, and appliances.
Each episode starts with a client who has recently purchased a home — but the kitchen is in serious need of an upgrade.
Alison and her crew walked them through some design ideas before breaking ground on the new renovations.
20. Island Hunters
Island Hunters is an original American TV show that originally aired on HGTV in 2013. Different real estate agents star on the show where they search the Caribbean Sea for paradisal islands, including populated and unpopulated beaches.
Each episode highlights a different island-goer looking to purchase their piece of paradise — all while providing an extensive overview of the area’s history and culture.
21. Curb Appeal: The Block
Curb Appeal is an original American home improvement TV show that originally aired on HGTV between 2010 and 2014. John Gidding, Greg Runnels, and Kimberly Lacy were the show’s stars.
They feature a team of home makeover experts as they dramatically overhaul home exteriors. The team aims to have each re-designed home add value to the entire block by providing smaller-scale renovations.
22. Grand Designs
Grand Designs is an original British home improvement TV show that originally aired on Channel 4 in 1999. Presented by designer Kevin McCloud, the program shows him touring the country looking for new building projects.
Each episode provides insights on some of Britain’s most exciting building projects — all while giving viewers an inside look at Kevin’s unique renovation style.
Tune into this TV show to learn more about some awe-inspiring homes Kevin McCloud has personally helped during his extensive renovation career.
Which of the above real estate shows have you watched or been watching so far? What makes you like them? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section!