'Listed Sisters' Lex and Alana Make Home Dreams a Reality
Nashville is the setting for HGTV's newest renovation series featuring a dynamic duo who help clients on their quest to find an ideal home.
In HGTV's Listed Sisters, real-estate and renovation whiz kids Lex and Alana LeBlanc come to the rescue of couples and families hoping to sell their current residence and move into their dream home. What does it take to make that happen? For starters, help the homeowners upgrade their current home – not simply to get it market ready, but to make it irresistible to buyers so that it will fetch top dollar. If the strategy works it will help finance the move to something bigger or better suited to the family's needs.
Real estate agent Alana's knowledge of the market and intuitive sense for her clients' needs help her narrow the searches of prospective homebuyers to find something that will suit both their taste and their budgets.
Meanwhile, Lex with her keen design style and renovation know-how heads up a crew of pros to renovate, repair and stage the clients' current home to maximize its resale value.
Combining their skill sets, Lex and Alana seem to have arrived at the perfect recipe. Alana takes the real-estate lead for facilitating the sale and finding the perfect new home. Lex plans and executes the renovation and staging of the current home to make it as enticing as possible (or at least as feasible, given any budget constraints) for a quick and easy sale. Check out a couple of examples of their home renovations below.
The Perkins Project – Bellevue, TN
In this week's premiere episode, the Sisters help Tandy and Ryan, a young couple hoping to turn a profit on their suburban home so they and their three kids can move to a new home in the country. For the renovation, Lex and crew open up and modernize the kitchen, turn a poorly designed master bath into a luxe retreat and create a custom fireplace as part of an overhaul of the living room. Lex's design and staging for this project is a take on country chic with emphasis on a fresh, open feel.
The Perkins Project
Prior to the renovation, the value of the Ryan and Tandy's home in the Bellevue suburb of Nashville was estimated at around $260,000. In order to afford the house they wanted to move into, the Perkins hoped to make improvements that would allow them to list the house at around $350,000. Lex and Alana helped make that happen.
Lex and Alana pose for a pic in the kitchen as work is underway at the Perkins home.
Afterword: The estimated value on the Perkins home went from $260,000 prior to the renovation to $350,000 after the improvements were complete. The renovation costs came in at around $47,000. Following an open house, the home ended up selling for $357,000 – a full $7000 above asking price. With the proceeds of the sale, the Ryan and Tandy Perkins, and their three kids were able to move into upgrade to a new and larger home in the community of Bethesda, just outside Nashville.
Behind the Scenes
Lex steadfastly maintains her composure while project manager Trey Palmer hams it up for the camera on location for HGTV's Listed Sisters.
If you liked this gallery, be sure to check out this one from the Sisters' first-ever HGTV project – HGTV First Look: A Nashville Bungalow Reimagined by 'Listed Sisters' Lex and Alana
The Blaney Project – Nashville, TN
In the series pilot episode, Lex and Alana helped reimagine a Nashville bungalow, taking advantage of its historic character and original features, but updating with brightened up spaces, contemporary furnishings, a new closet and other custom features. Check out the full gallery.
Listed Sisters airs Mondays at 8pm|7c on HGTV. Want a sample? Check out some video highlights here.