By Michelle Matthews of al.com:
When HGTV's popular reality show "House Hunters" airs Monday night, Sara Roberts will have the surreal experience of watching herself on one of her favorite shows – and she admits that she's a little nervous about it.
She and her husband, Hansen – newlyweds who just married on June 11 – will appear on the show, which documents their search for a home in midtown Mobile. Sara contacted the show via its website when she saw that the producers were searching for prospective homeowners in the Gulf Coast area.
Sara happens to be the marketing director for Roberts Brothers Inc. in Mobile (but she's not related to the owners of the real estate firm) – so naturally she and Hansen chose a Roberts Brothers Realtor, Chris King.
On the 30-minute show, which was filmed in January, King shows the couple three homes in their price range in midtown Mobile, and at the end viewers learn which house they selected.
The long-running show has aired on HGTV since 1999, taking viewers along with an individual, couple or family and their real estate agent as they search for the perfect home. "House Hunters" inspired several spin-off shows, including "House Hunters International," "House Hunters Renovation" and "House Hunters on Vacation."
The Robertses' episode is entitled "Twenty-Somethings Seek Historic Home in Midtown Mobile, AL," according to the "House Hunters" website. "They have their sights set on a Craftsman-style bungalow with a front porch," reads the description of the show. "But with only a $160,000 budget, it might be a tough find."
It couldn't have been too tough an assignment for King, the top-producing sales associate at Roberts Brothers Inc., who enjoys helping first-time homebuyers find just the right house. "It's an exciting time in their lives, and Mobile is an affordable place where people are not forced to rent but are able to buy their own home," he said.
"After experiencing the home-buying process first-hand, I now understand the pressure associated with such a big decision," said Sara. "We would not have been able to do it without Chris. He knew exactly which questions to ask to help narrow our search, make the best offer and navigate the closing. We love our home."
The show airs Monday, Aug. 8, at 9 p.m. CDT, and again at midnight, then on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. CDT, according to the website.
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