Parents' Guide to

Real Estate Road Test

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Tame home-buying show is best for real estate junkies.

TV TLC Reality TV 2009
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It's never entirely explained how the folks who own the homes have set up the road test, but it's clear that getting that extra opporutnity can make a big difference in which home gets bought. One couple was completely split on two prospective choices -- he liked one, she liked the other. After the road test, the split actually remained -- but with each now preferring the home he or she previously didn't like.

The show is reasonably engaging, and the storyteling is pretty basic. But there's not much here to excite someone who's not a real estate junkie -- in other words, don't expect kids to care.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 31, 2009
  • Cast: Doug Wilson
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-G
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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