How to Get on HGTV Curb Appeal

By Carolyn Luck
HGTV producers seek participants with homes in a state of disrepair.

Reality TV has evolved to include feel-good family programming. Some shows still focus on hard-hitting issues and drama, but HGTV’s Curb Appeal awards deserving families across the nation with $20,000 home makeovers. The show’s producers seek families with interesting stories to tell, and dilapidated homes to prove they are in need of assistance.

Stand at the curb, and take several photos of your home. Include the residents of the home in at least one of the photos.

Create a short, homeowner bio consisting of names, occupations and cell phone numbers. Include the address of the property, and explain what makes it the eyesore of the neighborhood.

Email the photos and bio to the proper address (see "References") to complete the application. Applicants must live in single-family dwellings; condos and townhomes are not acceptable. Winners will receive a 1099 tax form for the gift amount of $20,000. Information in this article is current as of January, 2011.

Tip

Use props to show homeowner flair in the photographs.

About the Author

Carolyn Luck has developed an extensive technical background in social media, online marketing, event planning, business development and small business management while serving as editor of "iMarketing Magazine." She has been published in "IPTV Magazine" and has contributed to many websites. Luck holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.