A&E Already Seeking New CastPosted: September 13, 2006 Filed under: General 12 Comments »
The following email has been sent to a number of real estate & investor lists around the country.
Wanted: ‘Star Flippers’
If you buy and sell numerous houses each year and work with incredible, dynamic people while you’re doing it, or if you know someone who fits that description, “Flip This House” wants to hear from you.
The producers of the hit A&E series are seeking high-volume “house flippers” to star in the show’s fourth season. Each episode follows people who buy homes cheap, make alterations big and small to give the house added value, then sell at a profit.
“Flippers should have real estate in their blood,” according to Joshua Koffman of Departure Films, the producer of the show. “They can be strong personalities. We want people who flip homes regularly — say 10 or more a year — because we want to follow the same people for multiple episodes.”
While the “flipper” is the main character the show, “Flip This House” also includes other members of his or her “team,” such as project managers, Realtors/brokers and contractors, etc. This season, A&E is specifically seeking an area in the Northeast and hopes to feature “classic” homes, although it is open to following the flip of any type of residential property. It is that search for “classics,” Koffman said, which makes New Hampshire so attractive.
The producers can usually allow two to six weeks per flip, depending on the work that needs to be done.
If you think you or someone you know would be right for the series, please respond to Joshua Koffman at Joshua@departure-films.com, to receive a complete questionnaire and further instructions.
Hat tip to Ashleigh’s Mom at TWOP who received this email from her New Hampshire-based real estate list.
Gosh can they still go on to make a 4th season? I mean this is Richard’s show?! I guess after all the comments about the new crew they are wanting “classic” houses… hmmm kinda like Richard was doing??? classic houses classy people?… they had that… they screwed up…
EMAIL THIS JOSH AND REQUEST RICHARD!
GEEZ!!! When will AE give in and beg for the Trademark team to come back? How many seasons of Texas and Georgia teams are there?
On the departure films website this image here says they created Flip This House.
It seems the contracted help decided that the whole idea was their own.
Frankly, the appeal of the show was Richard, Ginger, Dawn, etc., those personalities, and the fact that they appeared to work ethically.
The San Antonio season has been a huge disappointment, not only because of the cast change, but because of Montelongo’s. From what I’ve observed on the show, they aren’t ethical, they don’t bother to pay their contractors a living wage, and if they can use sub-standard materials they will. And I won’t even get started on the fact that Armando acts like a arrogant pig. The fact that A&E taped an entire season with the Montelongo’s and decided it would make for good television is frankly beyond me.
I can only hope that with season 4 they follow a company that has a few more principles and demonstrates more ethical behavior.
Whoever decided that the new cast was a good idea should step forward and ask themselves just what would make fans of flip this house want to watch people as unethical and abusive as the montolongos go out and humiliate subcontractors while explioting sellers as the strut around like roosters. Yeah +
I have my latin pride. But nooo waaay would I want to even be associated with people like this. God bless ya richard. And as for the creator of this website congratulations on exposing all the dirt and misrepresentations from this new soon to be forgotten cast. Keep up the great work…
i have tried to watch the montelongo’s but they are virtually unwatchable. Talk about an unentertaining, bad acting, cheesy looking group of characters.
anyone that was part of the decision making for this cast should be flogged and fired.
It seems that A&E sure screwed up by letting Richard’s cast get away from them. I am yet to find anyone who can actually stomach watching the Montelongos. The way they treat their contractors on the show is hideous. It gives a bad name to the industry. I will definitely be looking for Richard’s cast on whichever network they move to.
I KINDA LIKE THE MONTELONGOS. THEY ARE LIKE “REAL” PEOPLE. I MEAN, THEY PLAY PRACTICAL JOKES ON EACH OTHER, THEY BRING THEIR KIDS TO WORK, AND THEY SHOW YOU WHAT THEIR FAMILY LIFE IS LIKE OUTSIDE OF WORK. THEY DONT ALWAYS AGREE ON EVERYTHING, BUT , AT THE END OF EACH SHOW THEY SHOW YOU THAT THEY ARE STILL FAMILY AND THAT IT IS OK TO DISAGREE. I MEAN, I LIKED RICHARD AND HIS CREW, BUT LETS FACE IT… THAT WHOLE GROUP WALKED AROUND WITH A STICK UP THERE *** AND IT WAS ALL WORK AND NO PLAY.
uh, lori… did u EVER watch any of the stuff Richard and the crew did to each other?
LOTS of kidding around… even their real estate agent was in on a few things…
asking people to go get coffee for you or throwing roaches at them (both the top cheese dogs actions on recent tacky San Antonio shows) is NOT fun to watch..
Look at the housing market folks. House flipping is going the way that Day Trading did in 2000. Some seasoned people will be able to continue to survive doing it during the next 5 years, but for majority of you chasing the boom, it’s over…. as will be this show on A&E unless it just turns into a simple love-to-hate-them or ‘T&A’ show. In that case, they might squeeze out one more season.
These two brother’s are quite cleaver. They actually know they take advantage of several workers! Especially the mexicans and lower class workers who have no choice but to take the crap from these two brothers. It’s not about feeling any jealous or hateful towards them, but the fact is they are not benefiting the people only themselves! I would strongly advise NOT TO BUY A HOUSE FROM THESE TWO BROTHERS! THE HOUSE’S THEY FLIP ARE CRAP AND ALL THEY DO IS BAND AID THEM! Hey they should be called the Band Aid brothers!