June 28, 2013
HGTV's "House Hunters" To Showcase Northern Westchester July 3 (Hudson Valley Reporter)
By Michael Nocella

Westchester County real estate agent Justin Pieragostini has been patiently waiting for his appearance on the hit television series "House Hunters" since the footage was filmed in November.

Pieragostini will appear in an "House Hunters" episode Wednesday night at 10 p.m. on HGTV.
The wait is almost over, as the episode will finally air Wednesday, July 3 at 10 p.m. on HGTV. After months of hype, Pieragostini is thrilled for his friends, family and local residents to tune in.

"This is the first time that House Hunters has featured this area so prominently," he said in his blog. "We are really lucky to live in such a diverse location and I'm happy to share that with all the viewers tuning in."

The episode will follow Pieragostini's clients Steven and Megan Grskovic, and their three children, as they research the market with Pieragostini and plan their move to Westchester from Boston. House Hunters typically follows home-buyers in different markets while they compare three different properties.

After building up a rapport with the Grskovics, Pieragostini is very excited to have their story captured for a national audience to see.

"Here's a family that's making this big, life-changing move from Boston to Westchester. We all agreed nothing would be cooler than documenting that transition for all their friends and family to see," said Pieragostini. "'House Hunters is always looking for great stories and this is one of them."

Pieragostini said real estate in the lower Hudson Valley is very much sought after, as he focuses on selling properties in Katonah, Somers, Bedford Hills, Mount Kisco, Pleasantville, South Salem, North Salem and Brewster. He said people pay a premium to live in bucolic towns like Bedford or Lewisboro for their elegant neighborhoods and top-tier school districts.

The episode will indicate as much, as it will feature areas such as downtown Katonah, Bedford Village, and neighboring Mount Kisco.

"My clients depended heavily on me to explain proximity to them in terms of schools, train parks, and highways," Pieragostini said.

While knowing the best travel options to commute to work and schools is paramount, Pieragostini also makes sure his clients know where they can have some fun.

"My favorite part is that I was also able to feature local area businesses, including my favorite local hotspot--Village Social Restaurant and Bar and SPINS bowling in Mount Kisco," Pieragostini said. "I'm so excited to see these businesses that we all frequently support. Creating national television is about showcasing our community."

Since filming the episode, Pieragostini has done a bit of moving himself. Although "House Hunters" will show him as a real estate agent working for Paddington Stone Realty in White Plains, Pieragostini has since joined William Raveis, a real estate agency in downtown Katonah.

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