Haha Rich. HGTV has approached us a number of times but - as you have rightly pointed out - the choices of properties are kinda "fixed." I mean really - when somebody says "my budget is around $300K" and then the realtor is showing them a property "a little over their budget" at $450K - what's that about. Of course a property way over your budget has more amenities, more aesthetic beauty etc. etc.
Some of the phrases that the realtors use are wonderful - I shall attempt to incorporate some into my next showing!
Seriously though, two of the main reasons why we haven't been tempted to participate is because 1)it is a very long process, from people deciding to leave their homes, find a spot overseas, pack up and move and then become established in their new place. And 2) have you ever tried to find comparisons in this town? Everything seems to be apples and oranges - or as we say in the biz - unique!
So basically, if you want to see your local friendly realtors you will have to find us on the island (not tv) doing what we love - meeting real people who truly wish to make the big move - and assisting them every step of the way.
Go to the original MLS group on the island - and you can't go wrong.
Now if you really want to see some entertainment why don't we video Rich while he views property on the island from a height of 2 miles while traveling 120 mph vertically - without the use of a parachute. That's what I plan to do this february!