This Is How Much It Costs To Appear On ‘Property Brothers’ With Drew and Jonathan Scott

It’s hard not to fall a little bit in love with HGTV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott. These Property Brothers hosts are undeniably good at what they do, renovating outdated properties and transforming them into dream homes for their clients. The talented (and handsome) twins have serious name recognition and one of the most popular shows on the network plus several spinoffs.

Most fans have dreamed of appearing on the show and imagining what it would be like for Drew and Jonathan Scott to work their magic on a property just for them. However, all those aspiring Property Brothers show participants better be financially stable if they want to go on the show. It’s not exactly cheap to get cast.

Drew and Jonathan Scott
Drew and Jonathan Scott | Jason Davis/Getty Images for HGTV

You’ll need a gigantic renovation budget to appear on ‘Property Brothers’

Drew and Jonathan Scott don’t have a fee for their renovation services on the show, but there is a clear financial threshold for any prospective participant. According to 2019 casting documents, HGTV requires Property Brothers show prospects to have at least $90,000 to spend on a renovation. That does not include the cost of the house itself.

And that’s not all. Besides just having money to spend, you’ll also need to exhibit some specific characteristics that would make for good television.

‘Property Brothers’ has specific personality requirements

No one wants to see a boring person looking for a dream home. If you need Drew and Jonathan Scott to help you find your dream home, you’ll first and foremost need to be in the process of buying and renovating a fixer-upper. You’ll also need to exhibit an outgoing, energetic personality and have opinions and interesting stories to tell.

Have a demanding job? Then you’ll need to take some vacation time. The Property Brothers producers require show participants to be available for up to 10 days of filming and they must be able to make quick decisions so the brothers can stay on schedule.

Some things on the show are fake

Like any “reality” show, not everything you see on Property Brothers is completely legit. For example, most homebuyers have already purchased a home to renovate and don’t actually think they can afford that first house they tour before pretending to have sticker shock.

While unexpected issues are bound to come up, everything is made to look more dramatic for television. Who would want to watch a show where an entire renovation went precisely to plan from start to finish? That’s just boring.

At least you can keep the furniture on ‘Property Brothers’

There are SOME shows (ahem, Fixer Upper) where the furniture and staged accessories have to be purchased separately. But not so on Property Brothers. Drew Scott himself confirmed that all the furniture and décor is included in the total renovation budget.

That’s good news for fans who want to move into the exact house they see during the big reveal without spending thousands more to furnish their pretty new space.

Property Brothers isn’t currently casting, but when they do, it’s worth applying for if you’re a fan with a huge budget for renovating!