Wednesday, May 19, 2010

HGTV's "My First Sale" Is Coming To Dallas!

Yesterday I got a phone call from a casting director for HGTV's show "My First Sale" asking me if I wanted to apply to be a part of the show (and also to share the press release to other area agents). Here is the press release:
SELLING YOUR FIRST PLACE? Then HGTV is looking for you! MY FIRST SALE, the popular primetime HGTV show, is looking for first-time home sellers (and their real estate agents!) in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Washington DC/Arlington VA areas.

We are looking for fun, high-energy people who are just starting the process of selling their first place! Our cameras will be there to capture all the trials and tribulations, stress and success of prepping for sale, pricing, negotiating, and ultimately selling a home for the first time.

Taping will begin in Spring 2010 and will continue through Winter 2010. Ideal candidates will be motivated, financially candid people who want to share the experience and the purchase details with HGTV and their audience. Singles, couples and families are all invited to apply!

If selected to appear on an episode of My First Sale, home sellers will receive a DVD copy of the episode to enjoy for years to come. Real estate agents will also receive a DVD of the episode. If this sounds like fun, first-time sellers should apply now for immediate consideration!

According to the show's page on the show is billed as follows:
Think buying your first place is tough? Try selling it! My First Sale takes the proven and successful docudrama format of My First Place and turns it upside down — telling the story from the seller's point of view. Selling your first place means the stakes are even higher than when you purchased. More pressure, more jeopardy, more to gain — and potentially thousands to lose. For HGTV viewers, My First Sale has even more drama and, most important, more valuable takeaways to help viewers make top dollar on their own sale.
I personally haven't seen any episodes but it sounds like a great idea. Hopefully it won't be the equivalent of House Hunters where the buyer sees 5 homes and makes an offer on one of them. Then the buyers get a phone call while they're having a picnic in the park with their 2 and a half children and - POOF! - instant happy homeowners! That ain't how it works folks.

So if any Realtors or homeowner's out there are interested shoot me an email. I'll be happy to send you the application and contact information.

Gotta run and go get my hair did for my casting video!!!