Now here is a star performance!
It’s one of the latest Foxtel ads, and no, we are not talking about Chris Hemsworth, but rather the home he is watching Foxtel IN! This stunning home is situated in Bayview Heights on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and has been the star in not only a Foxtel ad, but also many fashion shoots for magazines.
The next time you switch on your TV, take a closer look at the shows and advertisements. How many scenes show an exterior of a house, or a lounge room, a pool or a kitchen? Most of these are actual homes, not sets in a studio.
You may be wondering, does my home have what it takes to be a “star”?
The good news is, it’s not only the multi-million dollar homes and penthouses that location scouts are searching for. They are often looking for period homes that have untouched “era authentic” kitchens. Our thirst for renovating is causing these classic kitchens to become a true rarity and therefore in hot demand. The re-make of “Puberty Blues” needed just that for their film. And an original 1970’s kitchen was eventually found.
If you are interested in paying off your home loan faster, then this can be a fun and easy way of making some extra cash to do it, or for a fresh new wardrobe.
For a film crew to use your home you could earn up to $2000 a day, and they really look after it - often leaving it cleaner than how you handed it over. What’s not to love about that?
How do you get your home considered for stardom in 4 easy steps;
TV camera crews come with a fair few trucks for equipment, the crew, lunch etc., so plenty of parking in and around the property is one of the most important aspects.
Plenty of room within the home is required, to set up cameras and to film. Open plan, uncluttered homes are ideal for this reason.
Big windows and natural light are a positive too when putting your home forward.
Homes located on quieter streets are good for a number of reasons; less background traffic noise whilst filming, parking, and less chance of traffic disruptions.
Film companies will do all the liaising with council to get the permits that are required. Councils will look more favourably if there is less chance of disruption to neighbours and traffic.
Different projects require different styles of homes, period homes, modern, run down, country estate- all are needed. Don’t think that just because yours is “typical” that it won’t be any good- these are actually, some of the highest sought after properties.
The best part of listing your home with a location agency is that it is free! And so easy to do. All you need to do is fill in the online forms, upload photos, and wait for the call…