Luis has gone to Puerto Rico where he is from to help a client looking for beach property. Since he is not licensed in Puerto Rico, he will not be paid. But he will get to visit his Mama! Puerto Rico looks gorgeous!
Luis takes his clients to the St. Regis resort. The clients are looking for something bigger. They get out of the resort and into a nice villa. Still too small. So Luis takes them to a $4.1 million dollar mega villa. It’s four times their budget. The wife wants the villa the husband says it way to much.
Luis meets with the only girlfriend he’s ever had. The relationship was very volatile and ended badly. He clearly still loves her and wants some closure. The go on a romantic boat ride to talk. Luis cries. He feels like he lost himself in his relationship with her, and he is afraid to have another relationship. Luis wants to be friends with Fioella forever.
Luis goes golfing with his clients. Later he takes them out to wine and dine them. He is really working hard for this client, for free! While they are out dancing in a bar, the husband and wife get into an argument. The wife wants the biggest house and the husband says it’s too much. The wife wants to forget the whole thing.
Fredrik’s seller who had the unqualified buyer fall through on the last episode, has decided to rent it rather than renovate it. This seems like a dumb move to me. On to the next listing. This place is drop dead gorgeous. It should be because the guy just spent three million dollars on renovations. Does that “infinite fireplace” think have a flue or chimney of some sort? It’s interesting, but it just seem sort of like a lot of fire in the middle of a room on a counter top. His client Steve is a bit eccentric. There is 2,500 square feet of outdoor terrace. They agree to list at $15 million.
Fredrik is holding an exclusive brokers open with champagne, escargot and caviar. He gets an offer for $13 million. This doesn’t give the seller much profit at all for all his renovations. Fredrik is still showing the listing to brokers. The broker with the buyer is there seeing all of the interest. The buyer offers $14.5 best and final. Fredrik has to get his seller to go down half a million dollars. With a bit of smooth talking he gets the sale, and a commission of nearly $5 million.
Ryan meets with Emilia to try to get out of the doghouse with her. Ryan says living in NYC has made him mean. Ryan can’t talk about himself easily. He tries to share a story about his two fathers. Apparently, he was adopted and met his bio dad in the fourth grade. He loved his bio dad who was a lot like him. He took him on trips to Italy and to the movies. He was very conflicted about having a relationship with both his parents and his bio dad. How long have these people been dating and this has never come up? Apparently, a touching childhood story is all it took for Emilia to forgive his extreme doucheiness. Does anyone really believe Ryan has difficulty talking about himself?
Ryan has a listing appointment. It’s a great location but it’s very 1980s. It’s one of those narrow five floor townhouses kind of like Sonja Morgan’s house. The house has a tenant for the bottom two floors with a separate entrance. The tenants pay $15K. They have a lease through 2050!!! They list the house at $7.5 million.
Ryan holds some sort of weird 80s party for his open house. He arrives in one of those Back to the Future cars (DeLorean?) and dressed like Austin Powers. Oh, Ryan. As usual his weird open house produced a lot of interest. Ryan got a full ask offer in six days. So now the client thinks it was underpriced and he wants him to get him more. Again, Ryan fucked up. The original offer was $7.1 million and he did not present that to the seller. He made it look too easy to get the $7.5. Eventually, the guy accepts the offer.