CHICAGO, IL – February 15, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Gary Miller, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Destiny in Elk Grove Village, Ill., will soon get a taste of fame: he and two of his clients will appear on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters in May, with filming to begin later this month.
The popular show follows home buyers and their real estate agents as they search for new homes.
Miller gained the chance to appear on the show after his clients called its producers. The producers liked the buyers’ story, and offered them an episode.
“I am very excited about this opportunity,” Miller said. “It will be a wonderful experience for my clients, me and my office. You ask people about House Hunters, and you’ll find that at least eight of every 10 people have seen the show. It’s a big deal.”
Securing a spot on the show was not the easiest task. Miller and his clients had to download their own audition videos on YouTube. House Hunters’ producers then reviewed these videos to make sure that the agent and the buyers had the camera presence necessary to succeed on the show.
Miller said that filming the YouTube video — which had to be less than three minutes — was a surprisingly stressful experience. Miller filmed his audition video in RE/MAX Destiny’s Elk Grove office, waiting until he was the only real estate agent on the premises. Then standing in front of a video camera, Miller went to work, briefly summarizing his experience as a real estate agent and the traits that would make him a good choice for House Hunters.
Miller’s clients were looking for a home in the Olympia Fields/Homewood-Flossmoor area. They are also attempting to rent out a condominium they own in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Miller is assisting them with both tasks.
The House Hunters crew will fly to the Chicago area for four days of shooting this February. In the second week of March, the crew will return to the area for a follow-up day of shooting. Once shooting is complete, the House Hunters episode is scheduled to air sometime in May.
“To hear about this was simply great news,” Miller said. “It’s a wonderful way to start 2012.”
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