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    • startingout2016
    • By startingout2016 18th Oct 16, 10:14 AM
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    Location Location Location called me!
    • #1
    • 18th Oct 16, 10:14 AM
    Location Location Location called me! 18th Oct 16 at 10:14 AM
    We have missed out on a few properties and been searing for what seems like forever. We have nothing to sell but are struggling to secure somewhere to buy.

    Applied for Location Location Location a few months back and just had a call to say that they are coming to the area and want us to be on the show!

    I dont know now whether to take them up on it.

    Has anyone done this before?

    Is it worth it?
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    • Levs01
    • By Levs01 18th Oct 16, 11:33 AM
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    Go for it. You applied for a reason and they have been doing it for years so know what they are doing. You haven't found anywhere alone so maybe this is the help you need.

    As for people you haven't seen for years seeing you, you haven't seen them
    In years for a reason. The only opinions that matter are your family and loved ones around you now, not 'Clare from year 4 from 15 years ago'
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 18th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
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    Oh fab, definitely go for it. You might not think you look your best, but they show repeats years and years on - think how fabulous you'll think you looked (and wondered what on earth you were worrying about) when you look back in 20 years LOL!

    I adore it. I watch it back-to-back whenever possible and sometimes even know what words are coming next, I've watched them so many times.

    Good luck!

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    • LisbonLaura
    • By LisbonLaura 18th Oct 16, 12:21 PM
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    You might get so excited by the original features of an over budget house that you go in to early labour and have your baby delivered by Phil Spencer.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Then he hands over to Kirsty for the placenta removal, and an LLL spin-off series is err .. born?
    • copperjar
    • By copperjar 18th Oct 16, 12:25 PM
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    Definitely go for it! They do always seem to pull something out of the bag!
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    • Person_one
    • By Person_one 18th Oct 16, 12:36 PM
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    If you can bear listening to Kirsty making patronising remarks about you in the voiceover they'll add post production and rolling her eyes at the camera when you turn your back like she's got some sort of neurological condition , then go for it, you might just get a bargain or a place you'd have missed out on on your own.

    Although be prepared for them to show you a dream house over budget and then push for you to stretch yourselves or ring the bank of mum and dad, that seems to happen a lot!
    • theEnd
    • By theEnd 18th Oct 16, 12:42 PM
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    Could be interesting.

    The couple of times I've watched they seem to take them to places they've already seen, but on a sunny day.

    Then the bloke one goes away and has a think, then tells them to offer asking prices, but seems to think he's a genius.
    • ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    • By ScorpiondeRooftrouser 18th Oct 16, 1:29 PM
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    Go on it if you want to get your face on the TV.

    In terms of finding a house, you will spend an inordinate amount of time in order to look at 3 houses.

    Estate agents know that the offer and acceptance will be on TV so they won't accept a lower offer if you're on this, far from it. It suits them far better to propagate the idea that an offer 1% under asking is a bit low.
    Last edited by ScorpiondeRooftrouser; 18-10-2016 at 1:38 PM.
    • startingout2016
    • By startingout2016 18th Oct 16, 1:33 PM
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    The thing is, we have struggled to find houses to even view the past 3 or 4 weeks and were starting to feel a bit desperate.

    But all of a sudden we have 4, possibly 5 house viewings booked for the next few days. So fingers crossed one of these will be it!
    • squeakerton
    • By squeakerton 18th Oct 16, 4:22 PM
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    Go for it - we did it. Had been looking for about a year with no luck so applied almost as a laugh. Were called within a couple of weeks !

    Was definitely worth it as they found us a property that wasn't actually on the market. About 4 days of filming and they also did a revisit about 3 years later. Fascinating experience and Phil and Kirsty (and the crew) were helpful and friendly.

    PM me if you would like more info.
    • Mallotum X
    • By Mallotum X 18th Oct 16, 5:05 PM
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    Mallotum X
    We did a bbc show, dont underestimate how tiring it can be, and having to do the same shoot over and over again, or being asked similar but different questions repeatedly until you answer the way the "script" needs your unscripted answer to come out.

    Good fun seeing yourself on the telly though, and if its a show that gets repeated then expect regular "i saw you on the telly last night" comments years later as they probably wont tell you about when the repeats come on.
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 18th Oct 16, 5:20 PM
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    Go for it - we did it. Had been looking for about a year with no luck so applied almost as a laugh. Were called within a couple of weeks !

    Was definitely worth it as they found us a property that wasn't actually on the market. About 4 days of filming and they also did a revisit about 3 years later. Fascinating experience and Phil and Kirsty (and the crew) were helpful and friendly.

    PM me if you would like more info.
    Originally posted by squeakerton
    Oh go on, share with us which one

    I bet I remember it lol.

    My fave was the 'Shane' one on the Kent coast

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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 18th Oct 16, 6:34 PM
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    She thinks the TV exposure sold her house.
    Originally posted by Quizzical Squirrel
    It doesn't always work.

    We viewed one of the 'Escape to the Country' properties. It was not as up-together as they made it look on TV, so quite a few had rejected it by the time we arrived on the scene.

    We rejected it too, but not for the same reasons. During our viewing, the vendor revealed that the recent price drop was being funded by selling the best bit of garden to the next door neighbour.

    That sort of thing never seems to happen on Location x3 !!
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Irratus Rusticus
    • By Irratus Rusticus 18th Oct 16, 6:40 PM
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    Irratus Rusticus
    If they don't make you sign a contract to accept one of their offerings on screen or off, what do you have to lose? Politely decline all three as many do. How much would you pay for two experts - they are after all - to accompany you around and help locate properties in your budget?

    Just make sure other half has best teeth in on the day.
    • Sus59
    • By Sus59 18th Oct 16, 6:43 PM
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    If you do go for it, do remember to keep us all updated and tell us all about it :-)
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 18th Oct 16, 6:48 PM
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    Just make sure they don't bully you into putting an offer in - that's their cherry on the cake when they can do that on the telly .... but if you keep listening you'll find a lot of those people pulled out, so clearly felt pressurised to choose one of the houses they were shown.
    • Cash-Cows
    • By Cash-Cows 18th Oct 16, 8:57 PM
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    Tell Kirsty to stop sitting on beds during viewings. So rude.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 18th Oct 16, 9:15 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    Don't buy anything Kirsty recommends and expect to move in immediately. You'll have to wait until she's knocked the kitchen wall through and made some patchwork knick-knacks for the shelf above the Aga.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • Bonfire Bride
    • By Bonfire Bride 18th Oct 16, 10:04 PM
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    Bonfire Bride
    Definitely go for it.
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    • stator
    • By stator 19th Oct 16, 9:17 AM
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    If you don't mind being made to look silly on TV then go for it.
    They may edit the show to make you look arrogant or fussy or quirky. You'd have to be prepared for that
    Changing the world, one sarcastic comment at a time.
    • D00gie72
    • By D00gie72 19th Oct 16, 11:06 AM
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    Just look at it as a bit of fun - you are likely to need to do a variety of telephone interviews and screen tests before your place on the show is confirmed. At the beginning of this year we applied to go on a new House renovations show. The production company contacted us - undertook multiple interviews about our project and a couple of screen tests. All the while we were being told how perfect our project was for their programme and how brilliant we "looked". In the end - they never contacted us again - so although we got all excited for a while - no 5 minutes of fame for us!
    Good luck and have fun - they may find you the perfect house - on the other hand it may be a waste of time but whatever the outcome its likely to be an experience you will remember.
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