HGTV sets September airdate for “Sold on the Spot”

The U.S. net's latest commission, hosted by Josh Temple (pictured, left), will see hopeful home-buyers trying to convince a satisfied homeowner to sell them their property within 24 hours.
September 2, 2014

U.S. net HGTV is banking on spontaneity being a strong motivator for its new Saturday afternoon series Sold on the Spot.

Host Josh Temple (pictured, left) teams up with house hunters who are cold-calling various residences as they search for a property in the neighborhood of their dreams. They’re hoping to convince a random homeowner, who had no previous intention of selling, to depart with their house and accept an offer of purchase within 24 hours.

The September 20 premiere features Temple accompanying Phil and Hayley, a couple who unexpectedly sold their home and are now scanning their dream neighborhood of Horizon Hills, California, for another. The couple tours three homes and must choose one that falls within their US$600,000  budget and fits their wish list of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an updated kitchen.

Sold on the Spot showcases the ultimate real estate challenge,” said Temple in a statement. “There are neighborhoods where home-buyers will do anything to score their dream home, but those homes aren’t for sale. So I’m going to help families take the real estate market into their own hands by taking a chance and making an offer.”

Produced by Sharp Entertainment and exec produced by Sharp’s Dan Adler, the 14 x 30-minute series is scheduled to debut at 1 p.m. EST/PST.

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