It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon, but Drew Scott isn’t exactly enjoying it. He’s doing some weekend work on his home, and the pipes aren’t cooperating.
“Our entire house smells like a sewer plant right now,” he confesses.
“That’s why you leave that kind of work to the professionals,” chimes in his brother, Jonathan, without missing a beat.
It’s this kind of good-natured, playful ribbing that took the Scott brothers from a horse farm in Vancouver to your TV screen. Competitive since they were children, the identical twins, now 37, bought their first home in high school and flipped it for a $50,000 profit. Today, Drew acts as the real estate expert while Jonathan takes care of the renovations (and, ahem, pipes) on their four incredibly popular shows for HGTV: “Property Brothers,” “Property Brothers at Home,” “Buying & Selling” and “Brother vs. Brother.”
Perhaps surprisingly, the Scotts found time to write a book. Hitting shelves next week, “Dream Home: The Property Brothers Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House” serves as a companion of sorts to their shows.
“We can only take so many clients on the show, but we have all of this information that we’ve been accumulating and really want to share,” says Drew. “The book is the second-best thing to having us do the work for you.”
Here, they share their top tips for buying — or not buying — a fixer-upper of your own.