- Story by Dena Temple
Holly Lemoine-Raymond of HL Raymond Properties worked as a consultant for HGTV when their production company filmed an episode of Beachfront Bargain Hunt here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She was paying close attention; her hopes were to someday launch a real estate show, to spread the word about the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Bay St. Louis in particular. Through hard work and perseverance, she made that dream a reality.
Inside Out is more than a real estate showcase. The show features local homes, and viewers are left to match up the interior and exterior views of each home.
“It’s a great way to show off our area and some of its homes, with a twist!” explained Holly.
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Inside Out was an unprecedented success on WLOX and its sister stations. During its first season, the ratings carried it to the #2 position for shows of its type, prompting an order for a second season. The format was changed slightly to make a game of matching house interiors to exteriors, and less emphasis was placed on featuring homes for sale. “In fact,” Holly said, “none of the featured homes are currently for sale at all.” The second season, too, was immensely popular.
Fast-forward to today: Due to the corona virus outbreak, most television production has halted. With new productions on hold, Holly wanted to share Inside Out with locals who do not receive WLOX. “Who doesn’t want to see the inside of their neighbor’s house?” Holly laughed.
Through YouTube, the show is also available to a worldwide audience. “I wanted to tell the story of the fabulous Mississippi Gulf Coast to everyone, everywhere,” she explained. “This seemed like the best way to do that.”
Holly created a YouTube channel for Inside Out with HL Raymond Properties and uploaded all six episodes of the second season of the show for viewers to enjoy, free of charge. Also available is a behind-the-scenes blooper reel.
To subscribe to the Inside Out YouTube channel click here.
Watch Episode 1 now!
To view other individual episodes:
Water Views - Episode 2
Wedding Barns - Episode 3
Small Homes - Episode 4
Homes in the Historic District - Episode 5
Modern In Mississippi - Episode 6