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If You Want To Be On HGTV, Read This

I received the email posted below the graphic yesterday. Rather than forward it to a list of handpicked people, I am posting it here so anyone who is interested can respond.

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From: Conrad, Melissa]

Subject: Hello!


I am with HGTV’s show called “My First Place”. We chose Arizona to film our next 10 episodes and we are having a hard time finding people and realtors to be on the show. I am a casting producer and I would love your help to find some great AZ realtors with first time home buyers that would like to get an expensive gift from HGTV. These episodes will get national attention and since we are one of the top rated shows on HGTV, we hope it will bring positive attention to your beautiful city. Hopefully it will bring more home buyers in your direction! Also the realtors who are on the show get on screen credit so they can be contacted nation wide. Everyone who has been on the show has had a great time and our producers are very fun to work with.

If you are interested in being a part of the show along with your first time home buyer, I will send you over an application that we need them to fill out. It will start off our casting process so we can set up a casting interview with all of you. Thank you so much for your help and I hope to hear from you soon!

Melissa Conrad
Associate Producer
High Noon Entertainment

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    4 Comments so far

    1. Greg Swann February 29th, 2008 9:00 am

      Cathy has a client in the running for this, subject to all the TV tap-dancing. They do a lot for the buyer on the back end, so it would be a sweet bonus if it works out.

    2. Ben DeBell February 29th, 2008 10:21 am

      Reality television is an interesting marketing strategy. I wonder what experiences anyone here has had with reality television? I’d be interested in hearing whether courting television pays off.

    3. John Wake February 29th, 2008 10:13 pm

      There is one of those reality realty shows out of Canada were I strongly suspect the TV show producers actively turn the home seller against the seller’s agent in order to produce some drama.

      It seems on that show that the sellers usually end up very ticked off at their agent AND THE HOMES VERY OFTEN DO NOT SELL AT ALL!

      Hmmm, could it be that because the camera crew has been bad mouthing the agent to the seller that the seller doesn’t take the agent’s advice and the home doesn’t sell?

    4. JTB Summit March 2nd, 2008 9:52 pm

      That is so funny, I got that same e-mail back in November. Was it a scam or what??