How to Complete a 'Property Brothers' Application to Be on the Show

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Shopping for a new home and considering a fixer-upper? You might want to document your experience on television. Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott, HGTV's Property Brothers, offer multiple shows and hold casting calls in different cities where the comical brothers are taping episodes. Want to meet the brothers and get a like-new home on a fixer-upper budget? First, learn what goes into the shows' applications.

If you watch them on TV, you probably can tell the Property Brothers have impeccable real estate, design, and construction know-how that almost always results in a beautiful home. And if you are chosen for a show, the duo will provide their services free of charge. It's also possible you'll receive discounts on construction materials and decor through the show and its sponsors.

The brothers are generally seeking outgoing, energetic, and fun-loving homeowners who are willing to take on the challenge of renovating a home alongside them. But you don't have to be there with the brothers every day; in fact, taping only takes a few days.

How to Be on 'Property Brothers'

On the show "Property Brothers," the Scotts help people purchase fixer-uppers and transform them into their dream homes. According to a previous "Property Brothers" application, here are some of the requirements the show looks for:

  • Be living in or moving to a specified area
  • Be purchasing and renovating a fixer-upper
  • Be fun, outgoing, and opinionated
  • Need professional design and construction help
  • Have a minimum budget of $90,000, depending on the scope of work (The budget can vary based on the area.)
  • Be able to make quick decisions and keep to tight timelines
  • Be available for up to 10 days of filming, staggered over seven to eight weeks
  • Be enthusiastic about working with HGTV experts to create your dream home
  • Be at least 21 years old

The application also asks several questions about the following topics:

  • Details about you and your family, including your occupation and whether you have children or pets
  • Photographs of you, your family, and your existing home
  • Your thoughts on the house-hunting process
  • How you and your partner differ on financial and design decisions for a renovation (if applicable)
  • Whether you have renovation experience, knowledge, or disaster stories
  • Issues you experience design-wise in your current living situation
  • How you plan to finance your renovation and whether you can go higher with the budget
  • Whether you are pre-approved for a mortgage (and if so, for how much)
  • Why you want to be on "Property Brothers"
  • What's on your dream home wishlist
  • Where you will be living during the renovation
  • Any dates when you aren't available for the show
  • The pros and cons of the houses you are interested in
  • Whether you have appeared on television before

How to Be on 'Property Brothers: Forever Home'

On "Property Brothers: Forever Home," the brothers help people transform their existing homes into their dream forever homes. Here are some of the requirements the show looks for:

  • Own a home in a specified area
  • Have a renovation and design budget of at least $70,000 (The budget can vary based on the area.)
  • Be able to move out of your home for the renovation (around six to eight weeks)
  • Be prepared for the renovation to start within a specified time frame
  • Be available for around eight days of filming, staggered over six to eight weeks
  • Have someone who can participate with you on filming days (a partner, family member, friend, etc.)
  • Be at least 21 years old

Some topics the application covers include:

  • Details about you and your family, including your occupation and whether you have children or pets
  • Details about your home, including when you purchased it, when it was built, and its square footage
  • Why you bought your home in the first place
  • Why you love your neighborhood
  • What you don’t like about your home
  • Why you want this home to be your forever home
  • Which spaces need renovations
  • Whether you’ve ever done any renovations
  • Photos of you and your home

How to Be on 'Property Brothers: Buying and Selling'

On "Property Brothers: Buying and Selling," Jonathan Scott renovates the existing home for sale while Drew Scott helps the participants sell it and find a new home. According to a previous casting call, here are some of the requirements to be on the show:

  • Have plans to sell your home and move to a specified area
  • Own (not rent) the home you live in that needs renovations
  • Have a renovation and design budget of at least $20,000 (The budget can vary based on the area.)
  • Be fun and outgoing
  • Be at least 21 years old

The application also covers several topics, including:

  • Details about you and your family, including your occupation and whether you have children or pets
  • Photos of you and your home
  • Why you're planning to move
  • What your wish list is for a new home
  • Which areas need renovating in your current home

Tips to Increase Your Chances

Once you get through your show application, there's more you can do to increase your chances of being picked.

Go on the show's social media pages to see whether it has any active casting calls you can attend. Make sure to check the geographic area in which any casting calls are taking place.

You can also send the show a message via social media, explaining your interest you are and why you'd be a great fit. Let your enthusiasm shine. You might even consider making a video to show your space and discuss why you need something different. Talk about your budget, your eagerness to help with renovation work, and anything else that might convince producers to pick you.

To find current casting call information for the "Property Brothers" shows, go to HGTV's casting page.