The Renovators – The Finale
Tonight The Renovators finally showed the finale. Most viewers would know the houses went to auction a couple of weeks ago over a three night period.
However not in The Renovators land. Brendan and the judges were pretending the auctions were all on the same night. In fact everyone wore the same clothes three nights in a row. I hope they were washed at least once in that time.
Brendan was also now pimping that the winner will be Australia’s best renovator not whipping them into a frenzy about all the money they could potentially win.
Anyway the auction kicked off with the weatherboard with Melissa as keyholder.
Brendan told her the weatherboard profit point was $573,855.
It sold for $575,000. Mel was disappointed and thinks they got a bargain. In a previous episode she thought it was worth over $700,000. She was dreaming. So she made a profit of $1,145. However as Brendan cheerfully pointed out she was the leading renovator. Even Melissa was not that stupid as she realised if she won the show her prize winnings would be less than $6,000.
Next up was August at the Marrickville shop.
The profit point for the Marrickville shop was $713,676. There was only one bid who came in with $700,000. He must be kicking himself he should have started at $650,000.
At this point Robyn Holt did a Scott Cam (when Chez’s apartment had not sold) and looked at her shoes and said nothing. Props to Barry Dubois for carrying an uncomfortable moment through.
Luke’s inner city terrace’s price profit point was $899,268.
It was hilarious all the inner city latte drinkers asked for their faces to be pixelated. Possibly not cool to be seen on a reality show.
It is sold for $925,000. Which gave it a profit of $25,732 which give him a profit point of 2.86%. He took over the lead.
The half done house auction was a disaster. Melissa thought it would suit a gay couple because it is immaculate. Let’s not stereotype. However Peter would have liked anyone with a bit of cash to turn up.
The profit point was $802,083. As Baz tried to whip up some excitement Robyn was the voice of reason when she said “we need another bidder”. The bidding stalled at $710,000. There was a vendor’s bid at $750,000. the house eventually sold for $770,000.
It was Natalia’s turn to have her real estate dreams dashed. The sixties suburban looked great and either nothing is happening in Castle Hill or there were some genuine buyers there. The profit point was $758,194. There was a lot of action but only sold for $730,000. Suzanne smirked and Nathan had his head in his hands.
Then it was time for the final house. The fibro house was the one the producers must have thought would win as they put it last.
All of the contestants are at the fibro house and it looked cold. Brendan gives Michael the bad news that currently the profit pool is only $26,000.
The profit point was $371,988.
The Fibro shack sold for $440,000 to a very nice young lad, so Michael won. His prize pool was $94,889. Brendan told him they were going to round it up to $100,000.
Unfortunately I don’t think we will be seeing another series of The Renovators which is a pity as the bones were there for a great reality show.