House Hunters on HGTV
When it comes to the most successful Real Estate Shows, House Hunter’s is at the top of the list. The entire House Hunters Series has perfected the art of making real estate-related TV shows spending only 3 days filming a new brand new episode. Between all the House Hunters Brands there are up to 40 camera crews and teams filming new episode’s around the world at any given time. The numbers, of course, include all 13 spinoffs using the House Hunters name.
So how can House Hunters and most of the spin-offs following the same basic script film an entire episode in only three days time? It’s simple, parts of the Reality Show isn’t really reality. You need to be farther along in the home buying process to be considered for the show.
House Hunters Wiki
House Hunters – Wikipedia Although the TV format is that of a reality show, producers usually recruit buyers who are already in escrow with one of the houses that is featured in the episode. One participant in the show stated, “The show is not really a reality show. You have to already own the house that gets picked at the end of the show. But the other houses in the show are actually the other houses we considered buying.” The network director of the show at the time, Brian Balthazar, acknowledged that production required some advance knowledge of the purchased home.
House Hunters Creators Success Story
Do you like reading inspiring success-related stories? Then learning about the creators and producers of House Hunters Tara Sandler and Jennifer Davidson is certainly worth the read. Author Alexandria Martell recently did an in-depth interview at the Cosmopolitan website with Sandler and Davidson posted November 2016. It’s a rather long post, but certainly worth reading if you like inspiring success stories. If you ever wanted to create your own Reality Show then learning from the team responsible for over 10,000 episodes would be a great place to start.
If you’re thinking about producing a new Reality Show then learning from the partners that already produced over 10,000 reality-based episodes would be a great place to start.
When reality TV producers Tara Sandler and Jennifer Davidson went looking for a new house in 1998, none of the houses they saw crossed off all the things on their wish list. During one house tour, they realized this frustration was a brilliant idea for a TV show and went home and wrote the pitch for House Hunters. (They currently produce four of the thirteen show’s spin-offs.) Their production company, Pie Town Productions, has produced more than 10,000 episodes of different shows for networks like TLC, We TV, and HGTV, and is currently working with Amanda Knox on a new series.
One day we went to this house and it was a mid-century modern, which we love, and it was this very small house with a very big pool. It turns out that it was some famous bandleader’s pool house. We were like, “it’s not perfect, but it could be if we did this and that to it.” We both looked at each other and said, “Wow, this is really stressful. This could be a really good idea for a show.” So we decided, let’s go back to the office, and we’ll put an offer in on the house, and we’ll write up a pitch and send it off. That’s how we created House Hunters.
Do you watch House Hunters or any of its related Shows on HGTV? If so, would you go on any of the Reality Shows if given a chance? Either as a Realtor and as a Home Buyer?