Macon, Georgia realtor JoJo Jones took a minute from her busy filming schedule for HGTV's "Beat the House" to answer a few questions about her second show guests on Jan. 14 for the Atlanta Pop Culture Examiner. And since the show will not air until 11 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. PT, Examiner readers can get a glimpse into how JoJo feels about the second show guests for this night's episode before anyone else.
Q: What was it like working with the families on tonight's episode?
These couples are absolutely adorable. I fell in love with both of them, and we worked so hard to find the right choice. There are many facets of what we had to look for and pleasing them and making them feel happy about their choice was the most important to me," Jones said.
Doesn't that just sound like a southern woman, full of warmth and a desire to help someone find their new home? Unfortunately, Jones is zero and one thus far in the new HGTV reality television show competition between two realtors. The show hinges on her and her co-star trying to get house-buying guests to forget their own preferred choice in a home and choose a home one of the realtors select instead. Jones lost out last week to Christopher Kromer, a New York City realtor. But she doesn't give up easy, so expect the second show to see her step up her game.
Q: How did you scout out the houses on tonight's episode?
I really had to look hard for the right place and focus in on what each couple wanted. We spoke to numerous agents in the area trying to find the perfect house for each family," JoJo said.
JoJo thought she knew what was the most important thing to the home buyers in the first show, which premiered on Jan. 7. But while she listened to the wife, who desired a home that she could just move into without a lot of renovating, the "Beat the House" co-star didn't factor in how set the male guest on the show would be to spending more money than he had planned to do.
Jones' co-star on the realty reality show, Christopher Kromer, had a better affinity with the male guest that week, with both men focused more on how many dollars could be saved over how much house could be bought. So the Georgia realtor has taken pains to not Kromer get that edge again in the second show.
Q: What was the best part of working with the couples on tonight's episode?
Rahki and Parminder absolutely charmed me. They were so cute and had precious children, yet they were so eager to adopt the most precious baby girl. They were living in a 2 bedroom apartment so anything bigger will have made them happy. I just loved them to pieces," JoJo Jones said.
HGTV's "Beat the House" airs on Tuesday nights at 11 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. PT. For more exclusive coverage in advance of each week's show check back with the Atlanta Pop Culture Examiner. And if you have a question for JoJo, be sure to let me know at TheRealRadellSmith@hotmail.com. I'm sure she would love to answer fan questions. So send them on!