Renovation Pros Jon Pierre and Mary Tjon-Joe-Pin Return to HGTV In New Series 'Two Steps Home'
In their new HGTV series Two Steps Home, Jon Pierre and Mary Tjon-Joe-Pin, hosts of the earlier HGTV series Going for Sold, take a two-step approach as they help clients through the challenging process of selling their home and buying a new one that perfectly fits their needs.
Premiering Wednesday, June 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the eight-episode series spotlights Jon Pierre, a real estate agent, and Mary, a designer — who are also busy parents of two — as they help their Houston-area clients sell, buy and renovate to create their ideal home.
In step one, Mary’s creative and budget-conscious design ideas will ensure the client’s house sells for top dollar. For step two, Jon Pierre will use his savvy know-how of the Houston market to find the client a new property that meets most of their wish list but needs a few renovations to make it perfect. Once their current home sells, Jon Pierre and Mary will invest the extra profit to buy and overhaul the family’s new home.
"The home buying and selling process can be very overwhelming," says Mary. "So many people leave money on the table when they sell and feel forced to make compromises when they buy. We’re taking two steps to change that."
"We help clients get the home of their dreams," says Jon Pierre. "We show them how to sell for maximum profit, then invest in smart renovations and upgrades for their new space. We’re welcoming families home one step at a time."
In the series premiere, Jon Pierre and Mary work with a single mom and teacher who also runs a baking business on the side. Cost-efficient, but impactful changes, including painting the kitchen cabinets and turning the living room fireplace into a statement piece, will prep her current property to list.
Jon Pierre and Mary will then turn the home-sale profit into personalized renovations for her newly purchased home, including a high-end kitchen with double ovens and a modern staircase design.
Throughout the season, the duo will lead a wide range of clients to a home they never want to leave, from a family that needs a dedicated homeschool space to a couple with a new baby who wants room for the grandparents.
Fans are invited to stay connected with Two Steps Home on HGTV’s digital platforms. Exclusive photo galleries and behind-the-scenes content will be available at HGTV.com, and each episode will launch the same day and time on HGTV GO beginning Wednesday, June 16, at 9 p.m. Fans also can follow @HGTV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #TwoStepsHome for additional show content and updates, and can connect with Jon Pierre at @jonpierretjp and Mary at @marytjp on Instagram.