The family talked one night and jokingly said, “Leigh you guys should be on a show on HGTV.”
HGVT, a popular home-improvement network, was one of Leigh Head and her family’s favorite networks. She didn’t think anything about it until her sister called one day and told her about a new show based in Nashville called “Listed Sisters.”
The show, which features twin sisters Lex and Alana LeBlanc, was accepting applications for the show, which was in its first season.
So she Googled the show and filled out an application.
“I didn’t think anything else about it, but two days later I received an email saying, ‘thanks for applying.’ Then, the producer called and said they were interested in using us for an episode,” Leigh Head said. “They asked us to send in a video of our house and our family. Andy didn’t think it was going to happen, and even said, ‘I don’t know about this.’”
Two weeks later the LeBlanc’s were at the Head’s house where they met the family. Then, they decided to start on the house by Dec. 1.
That meant the Head family had to move out of the house while the renovation of their older home took place. They lived with Leigh’s sister and brother-in-law for two months and then Andy Head’s parents for two months.
Renovations took about eight weeks, she said. They never returned to the house. After the renovations were complete, “the house sold immediately.”
“We loved the renovations and, on the application they said they cannot make you leave. But even though we loved the house, we still needed another bedroom and bathroom.
We knew had to have something bigger.”
Their home sold for less than the offer initially made on the show because the show takes the age of the house, the renovations, square footage and location and compares it to similar homes in the Nashville area.
But still with the money made on the home, which the family owned, and they were able to move into their dream home.
The show portrayed the family’s move into a certain house. That was actually a spec house the person they had chosen as their builder had built. They had a lot picked out and all of the plans when they found the perfect, already-built home in Richmond Hills in Lebanon.
The reason the show ends with them buying the other home was because the show had to finish filming by a certain date, and that’s where the Head family was in the process at that point.
Because Leigh Head homeschools her children, the title of the episode was called “Homeschooled.” It originally aired last month.
They now live in a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home with a full basement and attic space where they plan to put two more bedrooms.
Leigh Head said she recommends other people applying to be on the show. The show is taking applications now for the next season, and two of the Head’s friends have already applied.
For more information about the show, visit hgtv.com/shows/listed-sisters.