Location Scouting Agents Seek Unique Homes
How to make your home a rock star
So you want to make your home famous? You went to rent your house for a film and television location but aren’t quite sure how or what they are looking for? Regular people like you and me rent their homes out all the time. Not just to location scouting agents either. If you have a beautiful or unique home and you think it would do well in television or film, why not register it to be considered for someone’s next film project?
Hollywood is always looking for the perfect place to film. And they aren’t just wandering around Los Angeles to look. Location scouting agents explore all parts of the world to find something unique and beautiful to capture an audience’s attention. So why not your home? It’s easy and the rewards are so satisfying.
The first thing you need to do is register your home with location scouting sites. Make sure to take good pictures and offer a thorough description. If your house pops, they will notice it. The next thing you need to do is make sure your house and clean and ready at all times. They could call you at a moment’s notice to say they are in town and looking. You want to be prepared.
If you are chosen to have your house filmed in, you must be flexible with their work schedules. Sometimes film crews start early in the morning and work well into the evenings. If you aren’t prepared to give your home up for extended periods of time, you may want to rethink the idea. Many people will be trampling through your home and although they try not to break or damage anything, it could happen. You will be compensated for your loss but if you have things that are sentimentally valuable to you, remove them before the crew gets there.
In Mexico, location scouting agents are discovering just how beautiful and flexible the country is. Many scouting agents are looking in the Yucatan area of Mexico to film some of their projects. This part of Mexico is beautiful and private and offers many different types of scenery just perfect for filming. It also has many amazing, well-constructed houses to film in. Many homeowners in the Yucatan, Merida especially, are discovering how fun it is to allow filming in their home. Many expats here don’t live here full time. This means property management companies run their homes so access and freedom are simple and easy.
If you are thinking about offering your house for filming, like we do with Vida Magica, weight the pros and cons but have an open mind. It could be an enjoyable experience for you and your family and getting to see your home on the big screen will make any trouble worth it. Make your home a rock star today!
If you are a location scouting agent reading this article, Vida Magica would love to invite you to see all that this quaint and charming house has to offer for your next film or television show.