Ready for your close-up? HGTV’s "House Hunters" looking for Realtors, clients
If you have a house in escrow and the buyers are good looking, HGTV might want to use you for an episode of House Hunters.
Roni Spitzer, a casting producer for the show, is heading an open casting call for Realtors® across the country. (It’s an ongoing show, so there isn’t a deadline.)
What are they looking for? I’ll quote Ms. Spitzer:
“The property would need to be in escrow with a closing date with buyers that are energetic, fun and of course, aesthetically pleasing. Drama and challenges are welcome! We really like when they have specific needs and wants; like must have a sky light or no way would I ever buy a home with base board heaters. The more opinionated the better.
Wait! you say. Why do you need a house in escrow if they’re supposed to be “house hunters”? Two words for ya: pro wrestling.
See, you and your aesthetically pleasing clients will go to the house they’ve already chosen “as if your buyers are seeing it for the first time.” They’ll also go to “decoy homes” — ones they’ll pretend to be vaguely interested in before deciding on the home they’ve, er, already decided on.
You know, like: “We want one that’s 2,241 square feet, with a skylight in the den, green walls upstairs, and a fridge that’s exactly 6.2 feet from the sink. Wow! Amazing! What a coincidence that this house has those very things! We will take it!”
If you’re interested in being on the show (it’s a three-day shooting commitment, and obviously your clients need to be on board), you’ll need to provide a few things: application, head shot, MLS listing or at least pics of the home, and — most notably — a three-minute audition video.
Spitzer offers tips for the video, such as: stand, wear your normal business clothes, don’t shoot by a window, be “Energetic and Enthusiastic.” (The capital Es are hers, so you know she means it!)
And, while the show is fake, “We need you to be honest, and to the point.”
Interested? Questions? Let her know:
Pie Town Productions
7655 Haskell Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Remember: Aesthetically pleasing people only.