Ryan’s client, Nick is late. When he finally shows up he has The Fat Jewish with him. The Fat Jew is making more comments on the property than the actual client. Plus the apartment is way over his budget. The apartments in his price range were much smaller. I think Ryan made a mistake showing him a property he can’t afford. If it is really out of his price range, it’s just going to make the smaller units even less appealing. To make the tiny apartment more fun, The Fat Jewish pulls up nekkid pictures of Ryan.
Nick calls Ryan and says he wants to increase his budget to four million and look at a couple more properties. Ryan finds him something he loves but the guy insists on calling The Fat Jewish. Fortunately, The Fat Jewish is not answering his phone. Nick takes the apartment.
Fredrik is focused on selling his overpriced apartments in the high-rise with the beautiful views. Remember Michael Lorber who was on the show for a bit a few years ago before Luis? I did not make the connection that he was the boss’s son. Fredrik has called on him to help him sell out the mega-tower listings. He paid $250,000 to stage one of the full floor apartments.
Steve stops by to try to get some information on a new property that Fredrik has, the Kenmare building. When I googled to find out how to spell it I discovered the properties still are not completed. This was just a scene to hype up the property. I don’t mind advertisements when they involve Steve Gold.
Fredrik has started going to church. We see him meet with the pastor. He tells her that he and Derek have suffered through two miscarriages. Wow, did I know this? I thought it was just the one. That must be so traumatizing. Fredrik says he blames himself. He says he wishes that he had spiritual grounding when he was dealing with all the emotions involved with the two unsuccessful pregnancies. He says they are trying again. They want to start fresh with a new doctor, a new surrogate and a new egg donor. The pastor advises Fredrik to stop trying to control everything. Let things come in their own time.
Fredrik decides that rather than have an open house for buyers, he will throw a party for Instagrammers who focus on New York Buildings. He’s hoping they will all post the properties and tag the Instagram for the building. He has got to sell some of the full floors. He got tons of exposure from the Instagram event. When Fredrik meets to update the developer he says that he sold one of the floors himself for $22 million. It is very confusing to me how the developer thinks he sold the floor, but it is it irrelevant because Fredrik will get the commission anyway. Fredrik also sold the lowest full floor for $19.6 million. Only six more full floors to go! Fredrik has made well over a million dollars in commission in this building so far.
Steve has a friend who is an interior designer who wants to list his apartment in West Chelsea. It is tiny but perfect. Very high-end finishes in a building that doesn’t have comparable designs. His friend wants to list for $900,000. Oddly, Steve suggests $1.2 million. I’m worried he just over promised.
All of the Steve scenes are so scripted. Of course the brokers come in and say it is over priced. Steve, the only realtor in the world that doesn’t do open houses decides he needs to do an open house with a targeted group of buyers who appreciate architecture and design. Just before the open house, the friend comes back in town tired and exhausted and insists that he cancel the open house so he can get some sleep. Another Steve episode where nothing is believable. And it really doesn’t matter at all. Because, Steve.