Comments on: The Truth About “House Hunters” on HGTV http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/ A Fun Place to Get Your House Fix Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:25:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Alex Stossel http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/comment-page-1/#comment-700554 Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:43:54 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=16481#comment-700554 Newsflash: EVERYTHING you see on television is fake. This includes all reality shows. Maybe I’m jaded because I live in L.A. but I figured everyone knew this.

Just enjoy the show and stop looking for an expose. When did we forget that television is for entertainment purposes? A girl friend of mine just did an episode of HH and she said it was a great time, the producers were fantastic and she’d do it again if she could!

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By: VJNelson http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/comment-page-1/#comment-662433 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:22:20 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=16481#comment-662433 I honestly don’t care that the shows are “fake.” I like that I can travel the world going to places I’ll probably never get the chance to see, from the comfort of my living room. I do wish that they’d show some of the “after” views later. For example, the British couple w/ 3 kids in Sicily. They bought a blank canvas. I’d love to see the real “after” renovations.

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By: Amanda http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/comment-page-1/#comment-645600 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 01:29:23 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=16481#comment-645600 Sally – did you have Ben and Gordon come and film your episode? I just filmed an episode in Estonia in August but it hasn’t aired, yet. The film crew from the UK was the best! Loved them!
I agree with Sally – it was for the most part “real”. I was the real estate agent showing the three houses to my very real clients, who had already bought a home and chose it as one of the three they considered. (The other two were my listings for sale, and were very similar in style and price range to the one they chose, so we used them as comparison homes.) It sometimes takes months for someone to choose a home to buy, and even then they sometimes don’t buy one at all – it would be too costly and anticlimactic for a film crew to follow a family around for months and then have them not choose anything at all. The viewers would really hate the show then! And even having to edit 4 days of filming into a 22 minute show – can you imagine weeks or even months of filming? It’s just not possible.
The “acting” is not at all scripted, but after having said it once spontaneously, having to say it another 3-4 times made it feel boring and fake, even though the first time we said it it wasn’t fake at all. (It had to be said at least 3-4 times to get facial shots of everyone speaking.) Since the story wasn’t about me but was about the clients, I was the very quiet real estate agent – I didn’t say much at all, which isn’t usual when I’m showing a home, but that’s how they wanted it.
Still, it was a real pleasure being on the show and have kept in touch with the film crew. They were real professionals!

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By: Sally Olsson http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/comment-page-1/#comment-619142 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:14:47 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=16481#comment-619142 I was on the show House Hunters International as a renter in Gent, Belgium. My episode aired in May 2012. The entire experience was wonderful and they treated me like a movie star. Anyone going on the show knows exactly what they are getting into before filming begins. For filming purposes House Hunters only films people that already have a property, otherwise it is too much of a liability for them to film because people may change their mind on what place to pick, or they may not even want a place in the end. The real-life home buying/renting process can take too much time for a show like House Hunters to film without some level of ‘fakeness’. They flew a crew from the UK to do four days of filming for my episode. For the most part they kept my story the same and before making any slight change with it they would consult me first. It’s a great show that offers insight to homes around the world and still tells such fun stories about the people who fill them. There’s no reason to be upset or mad at the show, after-all it’s reality TV and how much ‘reality’ is in any of those shows? It’s all for entertainment purposes and by the looks of it House Hunter’s does a great job at entertaining.

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By: Bluelexus720 http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/comment-page-1/#comment-596590 Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:41:40 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=16481#comment-596590 What I HATE about this show…..is when the buyers have this HUGE amount to spend (I’m. Watching one now where they have a big 130,000 to spend)……and they are so freekin picky about the homes they’re looking at. Grrrrrrrrrrr

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By: Melanie http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/comment-page-1/#comment-589121 Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:15:08 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=16481#comment-589121 I love seeing different styles of houses and how people live in foreign countries. What really irks me is the Americans who invariably comment on how “This isn’t what we have in America.” Well, so what, you’re in a foreign country, so quit comparing everything to how it’s done in the United States. If it bothers them so much, stay in the United States. I have seen very few episodes where the Americans aren’t laughing at how other people live.

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By: Ron http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/comment-page-1/#comment-582701 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 05:05:42 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=16481#comment-582701 $500K gets you into rich and famous category? Hmmph. .Move out to California and see what you get for $500K – a starter home1- 2 hours from your job in some tacky development where every 5th home is the same.

That said, $500K is about the minimum I’m interested in looking at – below that the homes are mostly dumps. I watch every episode and it has surprised me at the consistency of prices in most large cities in the world.

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By: “House Hunters:” What It Was Like to Be On the Show http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/comment-page-1/#comment-580161 Sat, 08 Sep 2012 13:55:47 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=16481#comment-580161 [...] The Truth About House Hunters [...]

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By: Don Anthony http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/comment-page-1/#comment-557987 Sat, 18 Aug 2012 21:03:52 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=16481#comment-557987 What I’m upset about is when did “House Hunters International” turn into “Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous”? Almost every house on the show today goes over half a million. I don’t know many people personally who have that kind of money or equity even approaching that in a home here. I liked it more when it showed stuff I actually could afford to lease or buy.

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By: spychic http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/comment-page-1/#comment-557800 Sat, 18 Aug 2012 16:30:45 +0000 http://hookedonhouses.net/?p=16481#comment-557800 i am sad to hear HH and HHI is staged. thinking back to how these house hunters object – some making complete a%*es of themselves – to features of homes is laughable. imagine PRETENDING not to budge about certain deal breaking amenities of the home, or FAKING like the noise/traffic/privacy/unfinished basement will be factors in the decision that you made already. it’s kind morally wrong to blatantly film a show and mislead viewers – who also happen to be consumers in the real estate home and renovation industries. i wondered how producers could get 3 homeowners to wait until the house hunter decide. everything is all about the mighty [$$$$$$$$$$].

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