The HGTV show ‘Listed Sisters’ features Franklin twins, Lex and Alana. The sisters help families who have outgrown their current homes by completing renovation projects so they will be ready to sell at market.
Alana, the real estate broker, guides the family into the correct selling price for their current property and works with them to secure a new home. Lex, an interior designer, designs the updates to the home.
We talked with them to learn more about the show, how they got started and we got tips on how to get top dollar when selling your home.
How did the show “Listed Sisters” come about?
Interior design and real estate go hand in hand. We have both loved HGTV for as long as we can remember. Lex had this crazy idea about us working together and making a show out of it. Apparently it wasn’t that crazy, Coolfire Studios, our production company, and HGTV loved the idea as well and here we are today!
How has this changed your professional and personal life?
The show has become our professional life. We are both practicing our careers, the only difference now, cameras are rolling! As for our personal lives, we are both big on family time, so when we aren’t working we are doing something fun with our kiddos.
What is the time invested in the making of each episode?
We shot 12 episodes in 5 months. There was a lot of overtime! We are both lucky that we are doing what we love so it doesn’t feel like work at all!
Do you have a favorite part of the show?
Alana’s favorite part of the show is meeting the families, getting to know them and it’s always a huge bonus for her if the family has kids. They make the experience that much more fun!
Lex’s favorite part is kicking down walls! And of course revealing the home to each family.
Have you always worked together?
We started working together about 2 years ago when Lex made the move to Franklin from NYC.
Can you give us tips on where you purchase decor and furniture for the show?
There are several great local furniture stores in the Nashville area. Lex recently opened a storefront in East Nashville that carries a lot of what you will see in the reveals on the show.
What are the 3 things you can do to increase the value of your home?
1. Updating light fixtures, plumbing fixtures and painting is a quick and easy way to increase the appeal of your home and can be done by homeowners themselves.
2.If you want to take it up a notch, updating kitchens and bathrooms will add value to your home. That’s why you always see us tackling those spaces.
3.In addition, changing out old carpet and updating it with new flooring, such as hardwoods, will help increase your home’s value.
Thanks so much to Lex and Alana. Visit Lava Home Design located at 1601 Riverside Drive in Nashville,where Lex and Alana offer design services and feature a boutique furniture store. HGTV’s “Listed Sisters” airs on Monday at 7pm.
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