Usually when real estate agent Anthony Erangey sells a house, it’s a fairly low-key affair.
But he had a large audience Jan. 31, when his sale of a St. Charles house to a Chicago couple was broadcast on HGTV’s “House Hunters,” a reality TV series that takes viewers behind the scenes as individuals, couples and families learn what to look for and decide whether a home is meant for them.
During the episode titled “Winding Down From the Windy City,” Erangey showed the couple three houses in St. Charles.
The episode marked the first time Erangey had been on an HGTV show.
“I think it’s just a blast to showcase what we do because our job is to help people,” he said. “The episode captured how we helped them make this huge move.”
The couple settled on a Georgian colonel style house with a three-car garage, which was the third house Erangey showed the couple during the episode. The house is located 10 minutes from the city’s downtown, he said.
Although the episode aired last week, it was filmed over the summer.
Erangey wasn’t surprised the couple picked that house.
“I thought it was a great fit for them,” he said. “She was really looking for a huge yard and a two-story house. And that really just checked all the boxes. The neighborhood is fantastic. We met a lot of the neighbors during the home inspection and the like. I think they’re a great fit for the community.”
The couple fell in love with St. Charles, he said.
“They really loved downtown St. Charles,” Erangey said. “It really spoke to them. It’s a great community right on the Fox River. That really drew them in.”
The city’s downtown and the Fox River are showcased during the episode.
Erangey and his wife live in Elmhurst and he works there for Baird & Warner. Erangey grew up in Chicago.
“HGTV actually reached out to me, which was such an honor and privilege,” he said. “A casting agent reached out to me on LinkedIn.”