Apologies for the lack of Million Dollar Listing Recaps. I had someone in place to do them, and a backup plan and both
seem to have fallen through. I may be able to sweet talk Jim into it in the future, maybe. A few guys were excited to do it and then the show started and people just disappeared. #BloggerProblems
I am going to start with Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles because it has been off the air a lot longer. I am not used to these shows running concurrently. MDLNY just finished up a season in July! I don’t think I’ve covered MDLLA since 2015. I will see how the views go and decide if this is something worth my focus for two episodes a week or something I can just enjoy watching.
Altman finally made an honest woman out of Heather since the show last aired. They got married in April but at this point in filming, they have not done the deed yet. I didn’t think it was filmed but maybe it was. Altman goes on a listing appointment with Lucky Lehrer a weird musician guy. The house is a pretty, modern house with beautiful night views of the city. He lists it for $6,995,000.
Madison is focusing on Malibu. He has an open house for an adorable beach house for just under $3 million. It’s the least expensive house on the beach. It’s tiny though at just 1,300 square feet. He gets three buyers and ends up selling it for $100, 000 over ask. I love this little house even though the ocean is on the wrong side. I think I could get used to it.
We begin with Josh Flagg on a listing appointment at the Siegal-Magness Estate owned by billionaire film producer Gary Magness and his wife, director-
SAD NEWS! Josh and Colton have broken up after almost ten years together. Sounds like Josh’s commitment issues were a problem. But just last year on the finale he bought Colton the house he wanted instead of making him live in his mother’s renovated penthouse. Colton was a sweetheart even when Josh was a dick. I’m sad to hear this news.
More sad news, he is not there to list the $50+ million dollar property as he pretended. He is there because Sarah wants him to help her sixteen year old daughter, Camryn, hunt for her first investment property. As it turns out, Camryn is very real estate savvy and knows exactly what she is looking for. She’s not bratty at all and is a very decisive buyer. I think she’s great. And amazingly, I think she could handle a renovation without much oversight from her parents.
After looking at many properties, She asks to look at Josh Altman’s “Lucky Listing.” It’s perfect for her. But he has deliberately skipped it because the Joshes hate each other. Seriously, real life, deep-seated hatred. The show ends when the two Joshes meet each other for the first time while showing this listing.
David & James
As soon as I see the open for the Brits segment I smile. I tried really hard to be all xenophobic about these two to be the Piers Morgans of real estate. But they are so not Piers Morgans. They are just two bundles of happy. For the most part. They are on a listing appointment for a huge Holmby Hills estate. This is such a huge listing that Maurico shows up. Maurico built The Agency on a business model that is unique in the real estate field. The entire office all work together on listings and the commissions are pooled and divided based on a percentage that has something to do with level of experience and time with the firm. I know I am not explaining that exactly right, but there is a payment method that is based on teamwork rather than agents trying to steal listings from one another. The home is about 21,000 square feet and has a huge lot. The owner’s name is Manny and he owns the woman’s line, Bebe. The guys are all excited about the listing and then they meet a woman named Kelsey. Manny says, Kelsey is the listing agent for the house. So what are they doing there? Ha! When I hit play one of the Brits said in confessional, “She’s the listing agent? The what the bloody hell are we doing here? Manny wants them to co-list with Kelsey, random woman friend of unknown agency. They take the co-listing at $45 million.
This was probably not smart. When the Brits get the listing contract, there are all sorts of weird items stuck in, the most peculiar of which gives the owner the right to drop the contract at anytime without notice. So this is not a contract at all really. Kelsey is a brand new agent. This $45 million dollar listing is her first listing. I have a feeling the other agencies declined to co-list. This is going to be a PITA. I don’t see Mauricio accepting the terms that the Brits claimed to sign off on. This is just story line to get the house on the show. They have a “Twilight Brokers’ Open” that gets lots of positive feedback. Afterwards, it is clear that Kelsey has called Manny and relayed the Brits unhappiness with the stipulations in the listing. They attempt to get the stipulation removed, but Manny is not having it. This could go very wrong.
Next Week: The Altmans bickers about wedding planning and moving. Madison has issues with a buyer. Manny wants to pull the listing for two months after the Brits put tens of thousands in PR into the project. Flag admits he is not speaking to Colton and goes on a date. And the Joshes can’t seem to get it together long enough to sell a $7 million dollar house. But we know they will because the kid clearly had the house picked out before she even met Flagg.