So you want to be a House Hunters star?
Are you a House Hunters addict? Even better: Do you have a home that would be perfect for the show? Their casting producer, Roni Spitzer, takes applications year-round and is checking in with realtors in Hawaii.
"We look at all kinds of homes, but of course appreciate the nicer ones," Spitzer says. It is a five-day commitment for the buyer and a three-day commitment for the realtor. Usually the show takes two trips: initially for two or three days, then another two or three days about a month later, all at a full eight hours each day.
If you're interested, contact Spitzer at email@example.com and she will email you a Realtors Audition Packet. "This also should be done when you have buyers who want to do the show, as your audition is primarily about the buyer," she says. She will need:
- A completed and signed application.
- A headshot of yourself.
- A three-minute audition video of yourself.
- An MLS listing, or at least pictures of the new home, and specs-for example, a few rooms inside, and a couple of the outside.
"The intended property would need to be in escrow with a closing date and buyers that are energetic, fun, and of course, aesthetically pleasing," Spitzer says. "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 without a view.' The more opinionated, the better."
Spitzer also offers these tips:
- Be energetic and enthusiastic.
- Please stand for your video, and wear what you would when you are around your clients (suit or shirt/blouse, slacks, and/or tie).
- Put your camera on a tripod or hard surface, so there is no shaking. If you have someone simply hold it, your tape will be hard to watch.
- Do not sit down, or shoot in front of a window. Just speak to the camera as though it is a client.
- Do not sit in front of lights or a bright window.
- Introduce yourself: name, agency, area you work within.
- What was the challenge of working with your clients?
- What was your strategy for finding them a home?
- Be honest, and to the point. Do not be overly polite, and not too stagey like everything was/is wonderful-the network does not like things to sound happy all the time, as that's not realistic. These audition tapes are not for broadcast only the executives will see it.
For more information, contact Spitzer at 818-205-0638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in Permalink