10 May 2018

Blind ambition: REBAA president set to star in hit new property series

Our very own REBAA president, Rich Harvey, is about to star in a brand new property thriller coming soon to Channel Nine.

Would you hand over your entire life savings to complete strangers?

Six couples do just that on the new high-risk property series Buying Blind which follows them on the biggest journey of their lives to find a dream home.

The couples range from disillusioned first-time home buyers to struggling young families who can’t agree on what to buy and are at their wits’ end with the soaring property market in Australia.

Each week one couple will sign over their life savings to three experts who make the crucial decisions of finding, purchasing, and renovating a property that meets their expectations.

The dream team of experts are award-winning interior designer, television personality and author, Shaynna Blaze; REBAA president and buyer’s agent, Rich Harvey; and builder and architect, Marshal Keen.

Shaynna Blaze said: “Buying a home is the biggest investment a couple will ever make together, so I couldn’t be more excited to join these couples on their journey to find, build and design their dream home.”

Nine’s Head of Content Production and Development, Adrian Swift, said: “This is a show about unlucky house-hunters who take the ultimate leap of faith: handing over the biggest and most expensive decision of their lives, the purchase of a home, to a team of strangers. Real houses, real savings, real mortgages. It’s edge-of-the-seat drama with the biggest reveal on TV. Will it be the dream home they could never find or a disaster they never wanted?”

Mark Fennessy, CEO of Endemol Shine Australia, the series producers, said: “Buying Blind is a high-stakes property thriller for buyers who put the purchase of their lives into the hands of strangers. It’s a rollercoaster of high drama, jeopardy and thrills, with the ultimate reveal of the dream home that you’ve never seen.”

Buying Blind promises life-changing transformations and unpredictable final reactions as the couples risk it all for the home of their dreams.

Buying Blind is a format created by Kinetic Content, a Red Arrow Studios company, distributed by Red Arrow Studios International, and produced by Endemol Shine Australia for the Nine Network.