TLC vs A&E

Tonight, TLC and A&E are going head-to-head with A Home Run For Trademark and Flip This House – New Haven.

A Home Run For Trademark is a special; the first episode “The Real Deal” will be April 21 at 9e/8c.  The show centers around the relocation of the Shoeless Joe house, while at the same time helping to renovate the life of a current baseball player.  The show had a great storyline, and gave us all a taste of what to expect with the upcoming season of The Real Deal.

I’m watching the New Haven team on Flip This House, and noticed that A&E seems to have learned from the dismal performance last season.  The show has a faster pace, new graphics, and the budgets seem more realistic.  The new crew has a website that they continually pimped on the show –  In the end they doubled their money on the project, along the way they had a broken water main and an injury. 

Feel free to share your opinion in the comments.

The Votes Are In… Team Trademark is Back!

From Trademark Properties, dated March 31, 2007:

Hey Ya’ll – thanks for taking the time to look at our shorts and vote for your favorite. We hope you enjoyed them and that they are a “teaser” of what’s to come! After many emails and votes cast on YouTube, its unanimous that the winner is #3, Teamwork followed closely by #5, Whatever it Takes. Congrats to the winning teams – we hope you enjoyed watching the final cuts as much as we enjoyed making them!

This past week we had a premiere party where we screened a special sneak preview of the episode you will see tonight on TLC. The response we received was amazing and we hope you’ll feel the same. Here is a link to some pictures that were taken that evening – we hope you enjoy perusing through them!

A Homerun for Trademark Premiere Party

Also, check out the articles from this morning in the SC newspapers —


From us at Trademark Properties, we hope that you enjoy the show this evening – its a perfect story of perservance, redemption, and accomplishment – intertwined with the good ole fashioned fun that is Trademark!

Talk to you soon and be sure to let us know what you think!
Trademark Properties


Now Casting: Flip This House

From A&E and 813 Casting:

The Search is On for a NEW Cast of Characters to Star on the Hit Show, Flip This House!

Flip This House, A&E’s Number 1 Rated Lifestyle Show is currently searching across the country for another GREAT cast of characters to be featured on an upcoming season of Flip This House!

We’re looking for confident, motivated and opinionated people who flip properties for a living. The company or team of flippers who gets cast will be featured throughout the entire season of Flip This House!

If you would like your team to be featured on the upcoming season of Flip This House, send an email to Include your contact info and a brief bio on your company.


Trademark Properties on YouTube!

From Trademark Properties, dated March 28, 2007:

Hey Ya’ll– We’ve had a lot of exciting things going on in South Carolina lately! This past week, Richard held a contest where everyone in the company divided into teams and created their own short films. You’ll get to meet the rest of Team Trademark, while seeing some familiar faces too! We’ve included the finished products in the links below:

#1 — Is There Anybody Out There?

#2 — The Finer Things

#3 — Teamwork

#4 — Yeah Baby

#5 — Once Upon a Time in Charleston

#6 — Whatever It Takes

#7 — A-Team Trademark

Now, we need your help in deciding which short film is the best! Check them out and let us know what you think!

Also, don’t forget to tune in this Saturday at 9 PM on TLC. Thanks for your support and we’re looking to hearing from you!

Team Trademark
Trademark Properties

The Wait is Over… Team Trademark is Back!

From Richard Davis, dated March 27, 2007:


Real estate mastermind Richard C. Davis and his team at Trademark Properties give two baseball greats – one a tarnished legend, the other an exiled pro – a second chance in:


In the one-hour special, Davis and his team first purchase the former home of baseball great Shoeless Joe Jackson in Greenville, SC and then work to transform it into a Shoeless Joe museum.  Although Shoeless Joe was banned from baseball in 1921 due to his alleged involvement in the “Black Sox” scandal, his fans have worked tirelessly to restore his reputation ever since.  For his part, Davis puts together a crew, transplants and repositions the house all in just one week, giving Shoeless Joe a place of honor in the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.  

Assisting Davis in the project is construction foreman Josh Hamilton.  A former professional baseball player himself with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Hamilton was sidelined in 2002 when a drug addiction crippled his ability to play.  He was subsequently suspended from baseball.

Now, Hamilton has a second chance: out of rehab and into Davis’ construction crew, Hamilton hopes this will be a stepping stone to getting his career back on track. Davis and his team have just one shot to give both of these baseball greats a second chance.Will they pull it off?

Also, check out the newspaper article that was in the Greenville News this morning!

Talk to you soon and be sure to let us know what you think!

Trademark Properties

The Real Deal

UPDATED: Saturdays on TLC, Beginning March 10th, 9p-10p ET April 21, 2007 at 9PM Eastern Time. (60 min.)

The Real Deal is what you’ve been waiting for – the non-stop new series from TLC that takes us inside the world of Trademark Properties for an eye opening and unapologetic look at the true reality of making money in real estate by pulling off the impossible. Each week Team Trademark, led by Richard Davis locate, renovate and if they can pull it off on time and under budget, profit from some of the most challenging projects they can find.

Currently, no titles or show details are available for the first nine episodes, but they are scheduled to begin airing on April 21 at 9PM ET.  Repeats of each episode will occur a Midnight, ET on the original air date, and then again at 6PM ET the following Saturday. 

We will keep you updated as more information develops.