Who wouldn’t want to be on TV? After 400 applicants, a lengthy Q&A, a try out video and phone interview, I found out I was chosen after 2 months. I had the pleasure of working with Vern Yip and a stellar crew at High Noon Entertainment on behalf of HGTV for the show “Bang for Your Buck“. Two days of taping, talking, laughing and a final product of 30 minutes 2 months later and it was a wrap!
This was one of my favorite opportunities in real estate. I NEVER thought I would be on TV let alone a widely syndicated show on HGTV. I will admit I was a bit nervous, but I found out quickly I enjoyed being on camera. It was interesting learning about how cool & warm colors contrast on camera – apparently Vern’s colors & my colors didn’t jive to well.
This was after stressing about bringing three different outfits each day…I think I spent more than I made lol. I have to say it was weird having a camera about 3 feet from you & pretending it wasn’t there, infusing your personality (I forget I get in business mode!), & then audio wedged in your pants. I totally wish I had an outtake reel, at one house Vern & I were walking down the sidewalk and unfortunately I walked right off the sidewalk & met the bushes! Needless to say we all had a good laugh after they checked I was ok.We filmed a week or so before Christmas & the episode aired in February. I had just started dating my now husband about a month before so he had a crash course in meeting several friends & family members. The premier wouldn’t be complete without a party, so with only a week lead time we threw together a great party with an even better turn out. Oxford on Fayetteville Street was available to accommodate us on very short notice. We had a private family dinner with close friends before hand at Sitti, a short walk away. (Ironically this is where we ended up having our rehearsal dinner for our wedding!)
All in all, it was a surreal experience & one that I will never forget. Truthfully I would love to do again sometime.