Third House Hunters International episode filmed in Puerto Vallarta
It’s a wrap…again! Timothy Real Estate Group just finished filming yet another episode this past August for one of the top rated television shows for Home & Garden Television (HGTV). This marked the third time in only 18 months the popular international real estate show has included Puerto Vallarta in their line up of exotic destinations. Up until then, this tropical resort city along Mexico’s Pacific coastline had never been featured on House Hunters International.
What’s so special about Puerto Vallarta (as the locals call it) that keeps them coming back over and over again? “I think it’s the same reason why tourists come back time and time again…this town is very warm, charming and beautiful” said Taniel Chemsian, the real estate agent who is featured in all three episodes. “There is so much out there to see and explore, but when someone has a great experience somewhere, they tend to want to go back and experience it again. It’s just like going to a restaurant and having the most amazing meal and impeccable service. You look forward to dining there again and experience the same pleasure. Vallarta has a unique combination of culture, tropical climate and natural beauty that makes it truly special and visitors can’t get enough of it.”
Timothy Real Estate Group’s trek into TV land started the end of summer of 2011 when discussions first opened up with regards to filming for HGTV. Soon after, the first episode was filmed in January of 2012, followed by the second taping that following November. Filming two episodes in the same city in the same calendar year is a rarity for a show like House Hunters International. The feedback from those episodes has been so encouraging and positive that it didn’t take long before Carl Timothy (owner of Timothy Real Estate Group) and Taniel Chemsian were asked to film a third episode. “We were flattered and humbled by the wonderful comments from our clients and friends, not to mention the amount of positive coverage in social media. When the producers asked us to do a third episode, we were delighted. This gave us another opportunity to promote our community, local businesses and of course our real estate market” added Taniel.
In the first two episodes the buyers are seen strolling through the Malecon (boardwalk in downtown), sampling tequila in El Centro, sipping fine wine at Cafés Des Artistes, going whale watching, relaxing in the Marina Vallarta and shopping in one of the most popular galleries in the city, Galeria Dante in the Romantic Zone. The buyers looked at properties in the neighborhoods of Amapas, Emiliano Zapata, Marina Vallarta and Conchas Chinas. One has to wonder, will the viewers see anything new the third time around? “Absolutely” said Carl Timothy, “Taniel and I discussed this at great length as we wanted to venture to completely different sections of the city than the previous two shows. We explored and filmed different neighborhoods and vistas this time around. It was also important for us to support the local businesses and hard working individuals that give back to the community, as they are a part of the Puerto Vallarta culture and energy surrounding it. So, we ventured into some of these hidden communities and filmed with the wonderful locals. Everyone was extremely supportive and accommodating and I feel this will be reflected in the new episode.”
Giving back to the community is exactly what Timothy Real Estate Group and their network of local supporters and businesses did last May when they threw a successful charity fundraiser event for the premiere of episode 1 at Daiquiri Dick’s on Los Muertos Beach. Almost 400 people attended in what was called The Event Of The Year, as the premiere party raised around $117,000 Pesos for three local charities. An Old Hollywood theme, which included Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin and Gaucho Marks impersonators, marked the big party event. Close to 40 prizes were generously donated by local businesses and were raffled off throughout the night. “It was an incredible event. We didn’t anticipate that kind of a turnout. We were thinking that maybe 100 people might show up, not close to 400! Our group of supporters, friends and the entire Timothy staff came together in the name of giving and made it successful…and we’re looking forward to putting together another similar charity event at the next premiere” said Taniel.
Carl added, “It’s been an incredible journey and opportunity for us to be able to show the world the true beauty that is Puerto Vallarta and that of it’s genuine people. We’re grateful and fortunate to have supportive friends that are alongside us in wanting to make a positive impact in the community. We’re happy everyone is enjoying the ride as much as we are and look forward to working together with our partners and friends for episode four…”
Taniel: “…in 3D!” (wink, wink)