Last Week in Million Dollar Listing New York, we got caught up with the guys and their current properties. Ryan’s cool apartment with the car elevator is still way behind on construction so marketing is at a stand still. This means he has to go out with lessor mortals and vie for listings. He seems to get his listing price by being extremely cheesey and douche with female sellers. Perhaps it comes across better in person.
Luis, got his dream listing last week with the added bonus of Todd the dorky, and unfortunately licensed realtor, son of the sellers coming on as a co-lister. Todd is very disappointed that his mommy can’t come to the open house.
Fredrik is looking at a new listing in Tribeca that others have been unable to sell. The reason is because the common charges are $9,000 a month. Common charges are the monthly dues that we call Home Owner’s Association fees here in the real world. Since the building doesn’t have a door man or well, much of anything, $9,000 a month in common charges are outrageous. How will Fredrik get around this problem?
Fredrik’s condo with the outlandish common charges is “green” ie environmentally friendly with solar panels and no electric bill, so his broker’s open gimmick is based on all things green replete with smoothies made from bicycle power.
Luis’s open house is rather sedate. Todd is sweating bullets and wishing for his mommy. Luis appears to be the nicest man on the earth.
Ryan is doing a glow in the dark brokers open for an apartment he listed that is empty and has crappy views. Basically, the idea is for people not to see the apartment at all. Interesting strategy to say the least. Surprisingly a couple of brokers wanted to bring people by the next day. However, when Ryan arrives to the apartment all the glow sticks and condoms and drink glasses have not been cleaned up. The place is a disaster and clients will be arriving at any minute! Somehow the clients don’t suspect much and seem to actually be interested.
Luis gets the agreed upon price for the condo Todd’s parents own. Then they want to pull a fast one and RAISE the price during negotiations. Somehow Todd manages to get the sellers to take the deal using a fishing analogy and ending with “it’s time to eat the fish!” Whatever. Luis is just thrilled that it worked.
Fredrik and Ryan run into each other at a business event. They both say it is the first time they have seen each other since last season when Ryan planned Fredrik’s porno at an open house. Did they not interact at all last week? Or is this weird editing? The confrontation is awkward. Ryan has amnesia and Fredrik is upset. The newsflash is that Ryan’s girlfriend is a loser.
So this week, Luis had the biggest sale, Ryan under half that, and the place Fredrik is trying to unload continues to sit on the market…. thoughts?