Thoughts on Leadership: You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter

By Gino Blefari 

When Barbara Wakefield received the call she’d won $50,000 in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices $50,000 Sweepstakes—held in conjunction with HGTV and Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines—she thought the whole thing was a hoax. “It was too fantastic for words,” she told me over the phone today. “I just thought, ‘How could this happen? There’s only one winner and how could that winner be me?’”

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My HGTV Experience: A Sale of Two Cities

By Amanda V. Stepp-Marcum

Several months ago I received quite possibly the greatest email an agent could get. Subject: Would you like to be on HGTV? Ummm yes! Who has to even think about that!?

I’m a true fan of all HGTV shows, from Property Brothers to (of course) Fixer Upper and couldn’t believe I was being contacted by the same company responsible for the programs I watch—and obsess over—daily. In the email, the producers from A Sale of Two Cities said they found me online because of my strong marketing presence and asked if I had any clients searching for a home in my Richmond, KY market, priced around $500,000 to be featured on the show.

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