Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Buffalo Goes Hollywood: HGTV’s “House Hunters” To Debut Another Locally Filmed Episode This Saturday Featuring HUNT Sales Professional

Highlighting Buffalo for the fourth time this television season. the show’s producer explains how she sold HGTV on coming to the region to film four episodes

On Saturday, August 22nd at 10pm, HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation will feature HUNT Real Estate ERA sales professional, Robert Blake, as he assists his clients in locating their ideal fixer-upper to purchase and remodel. House Hunters Renovation is a spin-off of one of HGTV’s most watched shows, House Hunters. The episode is entitled, “A Young Buffalo Couple Brews Up A Renovation That Includes A Kegerator and A Chicken Coop.”

Blake’s clients, first-time homebuyers Matthew Redpath and Leslie Stucky, searched all over westside Buffalo before finding the house that they ultimately purchased in a transitional neighborhood near the Elmwood Village.

“We were looking for a home that had good bones - a backyard, a porch and just felt right, but needed some TLC,” said Redpath and Stucky. “Outside of doing major renovations on the house, especially the kitchen and bathroom, the most rewarding part was working with Robert and the House Hunters producer, designer and crew.”

“Knowing that they would transform it into something amazing, I was excited to show Matthew and Leslie properties that most people would not consider,” remarked Blake of HUNT Real Estate ERA’s Buffalo Metropolitan office. “To help them in the decision making and purchase process, and then watch them take their vision for the house and make it their own was truly gratifying.”

House Hunters is produced by Pie Town Productions, based in North Hollywood, California. Pie Town’s Senior Supervising Producer, Susan Hunt (no relation to HUNT Real Estate) is a Buffalo native, which made the area a natural choice when HGTV approached her looking for new locales.

“I told them they’d be missing out if they didn’t include Buffalo,” said Hunt. “With the complete transformation the city is going through, along with the beautiful, unique architecture of the neighborhoods, it’s a city on the rise.”

Ultimately, HGTV granted her wish and green-lighted her to shoot four episodes of House Hunters Renovations. For her, coming back to Buffalo was more than just a chance to showcase her hometown to a national audience, it was a family affair. “My brother is a contractor and worked on all four shows. It really made it that much more special to be able to work with family,” commented Hunt.