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New TV show casts real estate agents in leading roles

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On April 29 the real estate brokerage business will get a big dose of reality -- that's the debut for a reality television series about a group of real estate professionals who work in northern New Jersey. The cast of "Bought & Sold," which will appear on home-and-garden cable network HGTV, includes 11 real estate agents and a broker for RE/MAX Village Square Realtors. The show was filmed from September through November last year, at a time when the market was slowing from a prolonged period of rapid price appreciation. HGTV notes this market transition in its promotion of the new show: "Meet 12 tough Realtors, in one of the toughest markets." The network has made a name in the industry with a series of other shows that appeal to consumers and real estate professionals alike, such as "House Hunters," "Curb Appeal" and "Designed to Sell," though the network has categorized this latest series as a "docudrama" rather than a "how-to" program. It took some time to get used to the camera...