Ever wondered what happens on-set of Love It Or List It Australia?
Do Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker really get a shock when the homeowners deliver their verdict about staying or going? Would either host ever jump team? All was revealed at the recent Love It Or List It Australia dinner event held in Sydney.
Neale would sometimes List It
Although Neale is all about getting people to fall in love with their home once again, he reveals that sometimes he would in fact List It.
"Sometimes I look at the house after it's been renovated and I'm aware of the dollar value increase, and I think about what I would do," he said. "Sometimes I think they probably should go..."
But he adds that he always wants them to love the home, of course, but understands why some choose to move on.
Andrew has no easy task
Andrew revealed that this new season of Love It Or List It Australia saw many homeowners have issues with their floor plan.
"When you start to tackle those (floor plan problems), it makes my role very hard because you suddenly solve a lot of negatives," he said.
So, he really has to get his property hat on and try and convince the homeowners that even though their main issue is fixed, they still need to move.
It's a big surprise
Andrew also mentioned that it's completely true that both of them have no idea what the outcome will be until we do.
"Neale and I never know whether they're going to Love It or List It until we ask them on camera," he revealed. "We've kept that true all through every episode. Usually the tech producer will know, but not even the crew will know what's going on."
But, this season they did notice one common pattern: "What we discovered was quite consistent this season, was that the homeowners didn't seem to know either until about 20 seconds before we asked the question!" he laughed.
Neale loves a good fixer-upper
While you may think there has to be some houses that you would want to leave and walk away from, Neale says it's the opposite.
"The worst condition the house is in the better it is because we can change it," he said. "It's the homes that we walk into that are fairly good to begin with that are the problems, but I've always been happy with all of them."
Andrew is truly competitive
When asked what he loves about trying to find the homeowners a new house, Andrew showed his competitive side: "Basically only to try and beat Neale. I don't really care about anything else to be honest, it's just trying to get one over on the Whitters."
But all jokes aside, the real estate expert shared that it's extremely rewarding for him to have the role of showing people their possible new home. He also couldn't resist one last jibe at Neale: "So, Neale always gets it easier, I have a far harder job."
Watch Love It Or List It Australia, Wednesdays, 8.30pm EST on LifeStyle or On Demand