By the time they came back, I had already found my place, put the downpayment on it, and everything. So when they showed me the "3rd option", I had to pretend that I had never seen it before, putting my acting skills to good use! They just told me to recreate what I could remember saying and doing the first time I saw it. After that, we went somewhere else where Sandra was to show up and "tell me if my bid was accepted" and let me know if *she* was able to negotiate anything. She came back and phrased it in a way that made it sound like she did the calls to the management company for me, the negotiations, and everything else. And then, of course, I had to act excited and surprised. So, really, she'd come out of her trailer a couple of times per day to film short spots, and that was all I heard from her.
foster729 so the entire back-and-forth about the bid being accepted, whether you might have competition, the negotiation part is fake. Did you get a sense of WHO decides or HOW it's decided what the 'scenario' would be with your episode.
I ask because in various shows we've seen various 'scenarios':
- a young Delaware couple who loved the first house they saw, but just 'the next day' by the time they saw the second house the first house they wanted was already gone, then the sale fell through due to radon
- a gay Toronto couple whose seller pulled the house off the market to get more money, then the seller later called and wanted a deal
- a MD couple who bought a town house they hadn't even SEEN (but they'd seen one 'just like it' in the same complex)
- last night a young couple buying with HER mother, went back to the second house they saw and bought that one
Do you think these are the real scenarios that happened in their sales, and what really happened was re-created?
Or do the producers make up the scenario and the drama, and just 'assign' a story line to a show and make buyers act that scenario even if it never happened like that.
One way is having Sandra come back and recreate what happened with the real sale negotiations, another is making up out of whole cloth a complete fabrication.
Edited by selhars, Nov 12, 2010 @ 9:19 PM.