THE Selling Houses TV show filmed the open house inspection at 25 Kongwak-Inverloch Road, Kongwak on Saturday.
The show, which appears on the Lifestyle Channel, finds houses that have been on the market for too long and gives them a makeover to help the owners make the sale.
Real estate agents and designers visit the property to find what improvements need to be made to the house before the makeover and the house is taken off the market while works are completed.
After the makeover, the house is put back on the market and associate producer of the show, Celia Kearin said the show has a very high success rate.
“Twelve out of the 12 houses were sold in Series 8 last year,” she said.
“House owners can apply for the show or sometimes we find houses.
“The houses have to be on the market for longer than the usual in the area.”
LJ Hooker Inverloch sales executive and estate agent, Richard Taylor, said it’s not always easy to sell properties in the area.
“We haven’t had the interest we’ve expected,” he said.
“It’s been on the market for 18 months.
“It is suitable for a first home buyer or someone looking for a ‘tree change’.”
The Selling Houses film crew will be shooting at the house for two weeks.
The first week will show the Soumilas family living in the house as it is currently, followed by the makeover stage.
After the makeover, the house will be open for inspection again and put on the market.
The film crews gathered opinions from people who attended the inspection on Saturday, and will interview them again after the makeover process.
Richard said the show was a terrific idea.
“We hope it helps to sell the property,” he said.
“It’s a great promotion of the area as well.”
The next series of Selling Houses will commence in February 2015 and will feature houses from all around Australia including this house at Kongwak.