'Love It or List It': David scores a win after Diane and Merl decide to list their home
The couple had conflicting views about their current home. While Diane wasn't happy with their large, old-fashioned house, Merl loved everything about it and wasn't keen on moving out
The fun and witty banter between David Visentin and Hillary Farr is part of the charm of watching 'Love It or List It'. While realtor David tries his best to woo their clients into moving out of their current home into a new property shown by him, interior designer/ decorator, Hillary makes all the remodeling and redesigning to the clients' current home to make it appealing enough for them to not move out of their home.
The latest episode of 'Love It or List It' featured an elderly couple called Merl and Diane. The couple had conflicting views about their current home. While Diane wasn't happy with their large, old-fashioned house, Merl loved everything about it and wasn't keen on moving out. So, both David and Hillary focussed on Diane to understand her needs. While David was trying to understand Diane to find a new property that met all her requirements, Hillary wanted to see if she could make the necessary modifications to their current home so that she might change her mind about moving.
Diane's list of requirements included an open concept kitchen, a spa-like bathroom and better floors and ceiling. While the couple was willing to part with $450K for a new house, they were only keen on shelling out $50K for the renovation. So, Hillary tried her best to meet all of Diane's demands in the limited budget. David, had it relatively easy, as the budget given to him was fairly decent. He showed the couple a number of properties. He soon realized that if he wanted to get a deal from them, then he would have to impress Merl.
So, he changed his strategy and began showing properties with an emphasis on things Merl would like. The new strategy worked like a charm, for Merl loved one of the properties shown to them, which also happened to be very close to Diane's workplace. Although the house was listed at $500K, they seemed keen on it. Hillary too managed to impress Diane and Merl with her incredible renovation work, which further boosted their current home's property value. When it was finally time for the couple to decide whether they would love their current home and stay back, or choose to list it, they decided to list it. The couple explained their decision by pointing out how since it was just the two of them now, they wanted to downsize the size of their home and live in a townhouse. David was thrilled with the couple's decision while Hillary was surprised. Later she congratulated David on his win.
'Love It or List It' airs every Monday at 9/8c only on HGTV.