Picking between three different houses on national television can be stressful but you can watch New Mexico State University (NMSU) alumnus Levi Nolasco guide his clients through the process and successfully secure their dream home on the newest episode of “House Hunters” that airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 on HGTV.
Nolasco graduated with a degree in digital film making from NMSU’s Creative Media Institute in 2010, and moved to Los Angeles to begin a career in the entertainment industry.
“I moved out there with like a month’s worth of income and no job prospects or anything so I worked every single day, 12 hours a day, trying to find a position,” Nolasco recalled. “I finally got an internship with GSN (Game Show Network) and the game show was “Minute to Win It,” but it was only a five-day internship. I remember with that internship instead of working the four-hour days I stayed all day. I was the first person there and the last person to leave and by day five they gave me a full-time position.”
Nolasco worked on various shows including “Dream Home,” “Project Runway” and “House Hunters.” After that he worked on the team of David Parnes and James Harris of “Million Dollar Listings: Los Angeles.” But “House Hunters” always held a special place in his heart and he even brought the show to New Mexico with an episode filmed in Albuquerque.
“It was my favorite show growing up and I used to watch it with my mom.”
Once he found his calling in real estate, he returned to Las Cruces to join the Agave Group before setting up his own business with Keller Williams Realty.
Nolasco prides himself on being a client-oriented business. His clients gave him the idea to put them on national television.
“I was working with these clients that disagreed on everything and during one of the tours I thought ‘How am I going to get them on common ground? What’s the best course of action?’ Then “House Hunters” just popped into my mind,” Nolasco said “So, I brought it up to them, they loved the show and then they started having a lot of fun with it. I reached out to my friend, who’s still a producer there. They interviewed the couple and really liked them a lot. Their background story is different than any other “House Hunters” episode.”