Drew was offered a gig as a host of a real estate competition show that ultimately didn’t materialize. Jonathan and Drew submitted a video of themselves making over their older brother’s living room. Six months went by before Cineflix responded favorably, and a dream home property brothers pdf later they began filming a pilot for the show in Toronto.
Jonathan was licensed, they switched the roles. Cineflix searched for a distributor, and six months went by with no offers. When HGTV noted the show’s success in Canada, however, they chose to condense the existing episodes to 30 minutes and air them on a trial basis. After the show scored number-one ratings for its timeslot, the network picked the show up for distribution in the US.
The featured families and individuals are often working towards a deadline, like the birth of a child or a special occasion. Originally, each episode started with Drew showing potential homebuyers a house with everything on their wish list, only to later reveal that the house was outside of their reach financially. Drew began to explain from the start that the home would exceed their budget, and should only serve as inspiration. In either scenario, Drew and Jonathan then highlight the advantages of purchasing an older home. Afterwards, Drew takes the buyers on a tour of homes that are significantly less ideal, but have renovation potential, and the buyers are asked to narrow their choices down to two.