Hear this out loudPauseThere's a common assumption that making it on a show comes with a free renovation, or at least discounted goods. On the contrary, homeowners have to come up with the money for the projects.
Do people get paid for HGTV shows?
Hear this out loudPauseDo Homeowners Get Paid to Be on Love It or List It? To put it simply, no. While HGTV doesn't specifically address payment in their application, they do note that homeowners now must have a $100,000 renovation budget (this requirement was previously $50,000 and then $75,000).
How does HGTV shows do renovations so cheaply?
Hear this out loudPause"Design work is paid for by homeowners," the statement said. "HGTV pays for some labor or costs to expedite production if needed, but generally, homeowners are paying for their services. And, they may have access to discounted services or goods."
Have any HGTV stars been sued?
Hear this out loudPauseFixer to Fabulous hosts Dave and Jenny Marrs have a long list of happy clients, but one customer filed a lawsuit against the HGTV stars. Here's why a customer sued the Marrses after the couple renovated their house.
How much does it cost to be on an HGTV show?
Hear this out loudPauseAll homeowners must have a renovation budget of at least $75,000 to be featured on the show. A break from the standard rule, homeowners that appear on HGTV's “Unsellable Houses” are not required to provide upfront funding for renovations on their property.
Do people get paid to be on home improvement shows?
To put it simply, no. While HGTV doesn't specifically address payment in their application, they do note that homeowners now must have a $100,000 renovation budget (this requirement was previously $50,000 and then $75,000). So we assume that means participants are not in this for the paycheck!