SNOHOMISH — Expect to see double double.
What’s up with that?
Twin sisters Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis of HGTV’s “Unsellable Houses” are in a second hit series, “Rock the Block,” premiering Monday on HGTV and Discovery Plus.
Even more proof of how far these Snohomish real estate agents have come since being discovered five years ago in a YouTube video rocking to Taylor Swift songs while chauffeuring clients in a VW van.
“Rock the Block,” a renovation competition with four HGTV show teams, took the 40-year-old twins to Charleston, South Carolina, last September and October.
Their third season of “Unsellable Houses” starts soon and is set in Snohomish County. In the hyper-local show, the sisters revitalize dud homes around the county to sell at top price. The second season had 32 million viewers, according to the network.
On TV and in real life, the peppy pair laugh as hard as they work. Expect the same on “Rock the Block.”
“Out of the four teams, we were definitely the ones who were goofing off the most,” Lamb said. She’s the older-by-three-minutes twin with the bangs, dark hair and glasses. “We took it seriously, but definitely had fun.”
Each “Rock the Block” team had six weeks and a budget of $225,000 to renovate identical homes into the ultimate suburban oasis.
“Every week you’re thrown into a new competition,” Lamb said. “A whole kitchen renovation in a week, a whole main bedroom competition in a week. Each week somebody wins that competition, and then somebody wins the overall competition.”
The champion gets a street named after them.
“It was one of the hardest projects we ever worked on,” Lamb said. “Leslie and I had a blast. We brought our families out to see the area.”
The twins married their Snohomish High School boyfriends and are the mothers of sons.
Other contenders on “Rock the Block” are Detroit-based flippers Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas of “Bargain Block,” real estate broker Egypt Sherrod and builder husband Mike Jackson from “Married to Real Estate,” and “Fixer to Fabulous” Arkansas home renovators Dave and Jenny Marrs.
It has not been disclosed who gets the street named after them.
“Get ready for another wild and visually stunning ride,” Betsy Ayala, an HGTV official, said in a news release. “Some of these duos are far more competitive than we ever knew and you won’t believe how they take inspiration from the grandeur of Charleston and put their own twist on it to make every space unforgettable.”
This season’s first episode is a kitchen showdown. New Kids on the Block singer and “Farmhouse Fixer” star Jonathan Knight stops in with his brother and bandmate Jordan to judge the renos. Other HGTV stars make weekly cameos. Drew Scott from “Property Brothers” will announce the winning team on the finale of “Rock the Block.”
Even if they don’t end up with a street in Charleston named after them, the sisters rock the block on First Street in Snohomish. Their real estate office, Lamb & Co., is at 610 First St. Two blocks down is the Lamb & Co. storefront, opened due to fan demand for their home goods.
A warehouse in Everett stocks inventory for the store, online sales and staging. The twins plan to open a design center with start-to-finish room ideas and inventory.
“Flooring, paint, lighting, then a dining room table and countertops and dishes and curtains. Every single aspect of it,” Lamb said.
The new season of 13 one-hour episodes of “Unsellable Houses” includes an addition to their VW family and other surprises.
“Leslie and I are doing a lot more hands-on projects,” Lamb said. “We are trying to take on more homes that have stories behind them. Like the homeowner, what’s their particular story, so tell more about that story.”
Around Snohomish, the sisters are known as “the girls.” As TV famous as they are, they can walk down First Street without getting mobbed.
“It’s more when we travel, like through the airport or going to other towns. People really like to say hi or take pictures. We don’t mind at all,” Lamb said.
Later this year, the twins will appear in a third HGTV show, “Home Town Takeover.”
Stay tuned …