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REALTORS... tune into this opportunity NOW!

 So I've been talking to Kim Segal a researcher working for HGTV. The BIG OPPROTUNITY and news I was hinting at in my earlier blog from today is that HGTV's #1 Real Estate Show wants to feature realtors in Chicago! (Kim is also looking for realtors in Denver, Raleigh, Vancouver, and Montreal!)

"BUY ME" is HGTV's reality-based TV series that chronicles the real-life drama of selling a home. From "For Sale" to "SOLD", each episode features a new story with a different entertaining twist.

"BUY ME" will tell your story by taking their viewers behind-the-scenes to meet your sellers, buyers, contractors, stagers and home inspectors. Televised across Canada and the United States, "Buy Me" gives participating agents TV exposure on a massive scale. As an added incentive, Homeowners receive a cash bonus.

Debbie Travis - famous for her decorating flair and hit series' The Painted House and Facelift, is the show's executive producer.

GOOD NEWS Real Estate Agents in DENVER, RALEIGH, VANCOUVER, CALGARY and MONTREAL they are looking agents there too!

Kim's Criteria: Extroverted homeowners and agents, single family homes, more then 1 person occupying the home, new listings preferred.

INTERESTED in being on the show? Well you can contact Kim Segal (a major sweetheart!) right here on Active Rain. (I invited her to join!)

Or you can contact Kim via phone at: (514) 846-1940 ext. 242 or email Kim directly at

This is an AWESOME OPPORTUNITY for MEMBERS of ActiveRain... THIS is just what ActiveRain is all about!

PS: Welcome Kim!

stage it forward...

Comment balloon 19 commentsCraig Schiller • November 15 2006 05:13PM


Thanks Craig- I definitely threw my name in the hat! Good concept.

I know that there are way too many homes on the market and hitting the market unprepared..meaning they are helping their competition sell! yep- when a buyer compares a "staged" / prepared home to a home thrown on the market after the ink dries which do you think the buyer is gonna fall for!?!

(unless he really likes the unprepared home then he is prepared to drastically  reduce the offer price.)


Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) almost 14 years ago
Hey that sounds really cool! How about Washington, Where we just went from a sellers market to a buyers market?
Posted by Rob Wills (Gilpin Realty Inc.) almost 14 years ago
Thanks for the heads-up, Craig.This is a PR Gem! Here in Green Asheville, there are a number of spunky-buddies of mine who will appreciate your news.
Craig, can you talk her into adding Detroit, please!!
Posted by Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) almost 14 years ago
Craig-  this is a great opportuntiy for Agents in those specific areas!!  It's going to be fun to see the HGTV show !!  I watch HGTV all the time...
Posted by Lauren Corna, Broker (Archway Realty, LLC) almost 14 years ago

Great pic Craig! I spoke with Kim earlier today. Unfortunately they need locations closer to downtown (30-40 minutes in rush hour) than Naperville.

It sounds like great fun, she is looking for interesting projects and they really like people with big personalities. This is a start to finish project, they go on the listing appointment, home inspection, staging appointment, open houses, offers, closing etc... 

Too bad... I was in the mooooood


Posted by Angus in Naperville IL (RE/MAX of Naperville) almost 14 years ago

"Craig The Reala Stager"

Good thing you got that red smudge off your nose...

I mean if you are going become famous it is best to...

do that with out a smudge. :0)

TLW "The Lovely Wife"...Geez I Know Somone Famous...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 14 years ago
Craig, should be able to find someone in our crowd I hope what a great opportunity.
Posted by Teri Isner, GRI, CRS, CIPS (Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes) almost 14 years ago
Thanks for the post Craig, she called me yesterday and I think some email problems may have prevented my getting her contact information to pitch her a project or two.
Posted by Gabriel Silverstein, SIOR (Angelic Real Estate, LLC) almost 14 years ago

I would jump all over that!!!  Sounds like fun!!!  I'm going over to Kim's blog now to read more about it.  Thanks Craig,


Posted by Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate (Majestic Properties) almost 14 years ago

What.. no NY on there? 

If they are looking for spunk.. you got it.. Hey did you tell her that you are hosting the Carnival and this can NOT interfere with that? 


Posted by Christine Forgione, Associate Broker (1) almost 14 years ago

Craig - they should do a show with you called "The Real Estager" in between creative bouts of home sale preparation you could solve crimes and promote world harmony through the use of humor and great blog pictures.

I think it would sell, really!


Posted by Angus in Naperville IL (RE/MAX of Naperville) almost 14 years ago

They need to come to College Station!  I just happen to know of an extroverted agent and a few extroverted sellers!!!

Kim, if you're reading this, you would love our town!!!!

Posted by Chris Tesch, College Station, Texas Real Estate (RE/MAX Bryan-College Station) almost 14 years ago
Too bad you are not in Florida then you could have a great agent on TV.
Posted by Christine Adler, SE Palm Beach, Broward & NE Miami-Dade Counties FL ( almost 14 years ago
 Did you say ma ville de(my city of) Montreal??? As always, thanks for the info Craig, I'll have to call my local realtor buddies, what a great opportunity.
Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... ( almost 14 years ago

What an awesome opportunity for you Craig, and other members here at Active Rain!  I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone on the 'telly'!!

And Craig, what wonderful exposure for the Staging Industry as a whole - especially in this section of the country!  Go forth, our fearless leader, and make us proud (but leave the red nose down in Charlston!)!!!

Staging It Forward,


Posted by Val Allocco, HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island (Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island) almost 14 years ago

You go Craig - Put good ole Roger to shame! Hey what an awesome opportunity. Get the word out to Chicago, then how about NJ hey about the world!!!

Stage it Forward

Phyllis Pafumi

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) almost 14 years ago

I look forward to seeing you on the show Craig; rock on!

I also bet Kristal will end up on it too!  She better get some listings, and quick! 

Posted by Jessica Hughes (Ambiance Staging) almost 14 years ago
Me too. I look forward to seeing you on the show. Please let us tune in. So, remember to blog when you will be on.
Posted by Susan Trombley, Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs (Trombley Real Estate) almost 14 years ago