House Hunters HGTV Real Estate Show Spotlights Trinity FL

We finally have a date for the showing of our HGTV House Hunters episode featuring the McCollum family and Joe Gibbons with the Lipply Team. Filmed entirely in Fox Wood of Trinity, this show really highlights Pasco’s County newest upscale community.


August 14, 2008 at 10:00 PM ~ HGTV Cable Channel

Trinity Florida is a great place to live and Marcus and Ivis McCollum along with their two young sons agree. In fact, when they decided to sell their home in Fox Wood they told Joe Gibbons, their Realtor, that they didn’t want to move out of the neighborhood, let alone the area of Trinity.

Joe Gibbons put their home on the market and it sold quickly. They really didn’t have a lot of time to find their new house so Ivis and Marcus hit the Trinity Florida website and Joe Gibbons searched the MLS. Together they narrowed down the choices and found the perfect home. It was a little stressful finding the home on a tight timeline, but they did it.

Around the same time, we received an email from House Hunters looking for an show to do in the Tampa Bay area. House Hunters is a little picky and they only want to do fun shows with interesting people, so the McCullom family had to a short video to be selected. I never got to see the video they submitted but knowing what I know now, I am sure the McCollum’s impressed them.

It was a great experience overall for everyone involved. The producer and the filming crew were great to work with and kept everything on schedule. It was very interesting to watch them work. While there was a plan for each segment, the producer never told anyone what to say. She would ask more thought provoking questions which allowed each person to be themselves and say what came natural. They made an effort to include the kids doing what kids do and we even had two parties that they filmed.

There were a few minor obstacles to overcome. In one of the prospective homes, the owners started packing so there were tons of boxes that needed to be moved out of the camera’s sight. In another home there was a bird out on the patio that wouldn’t stop chirping loudly so Katie, the producer, found a way to include it in the show. Then a loud thunder storm came through and they still needed to film the outside.

Overall, we had a great time and we are looking forward to seeing the episode. Get more info on our House Hunters story: Trinity’s Fox Wood Subdivision Featured on House Hunters.

Here’s some photos of the crew, the homeowners, and one of the homes the buyers were considering:

Looks like Joe is cleaning up the sink here:

Filming Marcus and Ivis about ready to walk into the kitchen:

Ivis and Marcus taking a short break:

6 Replies to “House Hunters HGTV Real Estate Show Spotlights Trinity FL”

  1. How neat is that? I always wondered what it would be like to do that show – would seem like a lot of work to take those videos!

    I will try to remember to watch it if i’m home Thursday night – I can brag while I watch it that I heard the behind the scenes scoop 🙂

  2. Congratulations, Joe. I have a real estate agent friend who has also been on House Hunters and it has done nice things for her business, so I hope you will enjoy the same benefit. Thanks for the behind-the-scenes shots.

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