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Real Estate Documentaries You Must Watch

Real estate professionals do much more than pick on pretty houses and decide on their prices. It is a complicated career that involves keeping an eye on market conditions, guiding and assisting clients, as well as helping people buy, sell and lease properties according to their budgets and taste. Not only this, to lease out their homes, they need to determine the rent using a tool for rental estimates.

It is a fast-moving industry, so it is important to educate ourselves about critical issues in the real-estate realm, using various sources, including documentaries.

These documentaries show the good, the bad, and the ugly sides and bring a generous serving of drama. Let’s take a look at some of the best real estate documentaries out there: 


Push gives viewers an in-depth look at the impact of the financialization of housing markets across the world. In addition, it takes a critical look at the high pricing around a “basic human need” shelter. 

The reasons for sky-rocketing rental and purchase prices are addressed in this documentary, along with a look at how these are human rights issues. Finally, it calls for affordable housing for all citizens.

Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things

This show is an inspiration for the advocates of simple living and anyone fighting the good fight against consumerism. In addition, it offers a fresh perspective for decorators, estate agents, homeowners, and anyone tired of the sheer lack of protection of the interest of consumers.

It builds upon the concept of minimalism for personal happiness and the importance of avoiding wastage for a more fulfilling life. Being happy and content with the less isn’t a new trend, but it’s finally catching on, and smart real estate builders are ready to capitalize on it. 

Inside Job

The documentary film sheds light on the dark side of real estate investment while also reflecting upon the importance of taking calculated risks. 

The director Charles Ferguson says that his film explores “the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption.”

It explores the events that occurred while the world was still in the recovery phase from the ramifications of the 2008 crisis. Watch it to learn cautious practices that can frame your financing strategies safely in the real estate world.

Securing personal assets is one tip for real estate investors to earn returns without risking their valuables. Balancing the risk on your investment portfolio is another point of the movie.

99 Homes

99 Homes is an interesting movie that’ll appeal to the real estate investor within you. While it isn’t a documentary, the film does justice to events of Orlando foreclosures where 12,000 homes were sold in short sales over eight years, robbing people of their life savings.

The critically-acclaimed movie also showed the quagmire in courts as judges hurried through 40 cases or more a day. This is known as the ‘Rocket Docket’ when more than 32,000 cases were pending in Orange County alone back in 2010. 

It presents a different perspective, showing what investors go through when facing massive losses after investing in real estate. The significance is on the fact that taking a loss and moving on is crucial. The experience should help investors learn and move ahead to more lucrative projects in a way that could potentially bring them greater profits. But all of that is easier said than done. 

Abstract: The Art Of Design

Abstract is a Netflix reality show that connects the idea of Art with Real Estate. It builds a perspective that to do something extraordinary; you need to explore beyond. The application of this idea is of great importance to the real estate sector. 

The series signifies upon counting on details and never missing out. For real estate, it applies in making the living spaces and interiors ideal for people to reside.


Whether you need to see events of the past up close and personal or get some tough advice, the documentaries, movies, and shows detailed above have it all. 

Tap into different perspectives established by these documentaries to understand the real estate industry.


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