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Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No, but I had HGTV call me once to discuss a possible program. I found out more about how those programs are actually staged.  It never materialized but I thought it was awesome they found me through my blog.

Feb 20, 2018 09:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, but I've had experience with those types of shows.  There was an episode of "Yours, Mine, Ours" (about couples getting their first house together) that was filmed at a house I had in escrow.  It just goes to show the fakeness of those shows.  The house was vacant, they paid close to $30k to stage it.  The house was already UNDER CONTRACT with MY BUYERS and they filmed there pretending it was still available.

Feb 20, 2018 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I had clients who applied to be on the show and asked if I'd go along with it.  Thankfully, the clients decided to drop the idea. 

Feb 20, 2018 09:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, I haven't. But a few years ago, House Hunters was in the Charlotte area asking agents to volunteer to come on the show with their clients.

Feb 20, 2018 08:49 AM
Rainmaker
557,168
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We did!! One of the agents in our brokerage had clients who connected with House Hunters.  We got through the initial interview process, but were not selected for the final cut.

Feb 20, 2018 01:02 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Sounds like a great opportunity for some PR.  Go for it!

Feb 20, 2018 12:12 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Just one agent in our office and he took his daughter out to look at homes. They never mentioned the relationship during the show...

Feb 20, 2018 11:53 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not yet. But have had an email from house Hunters, and another similar show about participating if I have a buyer....

Feb 20, 2018 11:16 AM
Rainmaker
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Years ago a producer with House Hunters was contacting Active Rain members to see if they wanted to participate in the show with some of their buyers. Her name was Holly and she contacted me about a show here in Columbia. Myself and my clients signed on, but they decided to go to another location at that time. It seemed as if you would basically have to take about a week off in order to do the show for all the filming and they wanted you to bring multiple outfits each day so they could decide which would work best. Lots of hassle to get it done, but in the end the name recognition it would create for you in your area would likely be great.

Feb 20, 2018 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not Kathleen Daniels 

Feb 20, 2018 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Denise Copeland
Home Sales Palm Beach - Jupiter, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

No to House Hunters. But I did have HGTV call me in response to one of my not so pleasant listings for their series "FLIP or FLOP". 

Feb 20, 2018 09:45 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

No.... but I've had House Hunters come to me, asking if my buyers would be willing to participate.

They said no.

Feb 20, 2018 09:22 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

No I have not, but it sounds like an awesome opportunity!  You will do fabulous ... just be YOU!

Feb 20, 2018 09:20 AM
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Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Pro Ledger Online Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

.. imagine the producers would cut, edit, and coach you along the way... would seem like a great promo opportunity 

Feb 20, 2018 09:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

They called my son John Dunham and he did an episode with his clients..had fun and lots of exposure!

Feb 20, 2018 05:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, but a local agent was just on HGTV's House Hunters. Go for it!

Feb 20, 2018 02:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathleen,

Yes, and they hated doing it. A

Feb 20, 2018 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Not me personally but we had 3 'almost' episodes in our office over the years. Nothing ever worked out so to me it seems like a scam. 

Feb 20, 2018 10:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, but I did a tv special on a news station that did a feature on Franklin MA when we were named the fastest growing community in MA...that was fun and I got big mileage on that..... and that was due to my subdivisions.... I stuffed my builders with land and they all built homes.... rapid growth.... I made a few bucks, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 20, 2018 10:27 AM
Rainmaker
849,960
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No, and I wouldn't be interested if asked.

Feb 20, 2018 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Feb 20, 2018 09:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No I have not and feel the same way you do, not natural in front of a camera!

Feb 20, 2018 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not.

Feb 21, 2018 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We have not

Feb 21, 2018 05:00 AM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

Nope, I know an agent who was... 

Feb 21, 2018 02:36 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

We had two that did an HGTV episode but, I don't remember if they were House Hunters or not. If they are selected, your clients will enjoy it!

Feb 20, 2018 10:09 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Welcome to the big time Kathleen, next stop that Millionaire agent show.

Feb 20, 2018 09:16 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathleen Daniels - not yet, I'd say.....

Feb 20, 2018 09:08 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I talked to an agent a few weeks ago and she told me her sister an agent in her office was doing one of those shows. She told me how fake it was and how her sister had to go find 2 other homes that were vacant to be the fake houses. in a tight market that was difficult.

Feb 20, 2018 07:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not in Oklahoma City.

Feb 20, 2018 07:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I have not.

Feb 20, 2018 07:06 PM
Rainmaker
468,605
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

A local agent was on one of their episodes just recently. Two sisters wanted to purchase a beach home for the whole family to get together several times a year.  One of my friends had a beach home listed at the time. It was one of the homes featured on the show. 

Feb 20, 2018 06:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

No.

Feb 20, 2018 04:39 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not.

Feb 20, 2018 04:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kathleen Daniels No I haven't. Good luck if you choose to do it.

Feb 20, 2018 01:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No

Feb 22, 2018 02:01 PM