I am TWO episodes behind on this show. I am going to try to knock one out now and the other in the morning. Sorry for the delay. Lots of real life distractions this week.
Fredrik has a new listing with Ari for $9.9 million. It’s beautiful except for the kitchens and the bathrooms. The seller is agreeing to foot the bill for renovations, which is good but I foresee issues with that. Fredrik has a potential buyer already. He is either really amazing, or very fortunate, or both. Lots of negotiation over price and renovations. They eventually get $9.5 million which is exactly what Fredrik said in the first place.
Oh shit. It sounds like the buyer was not qualified. Fredrik says Ari is going to chop his Swedish meatballs off. Ari says if he doesn’t sell it by the 15th he will rent it and take it off the market. Everyone hates the kitchen and bathrooms and for good reason. Fredrik is trying everything to find a new buyer who is actually qualified. Why the hell wasn’t the last one pre-qualified? Who shows a $10 million dollar property to any chick who wanders buy with a fugly dog in a Louis Vuitton bag? Fredrik has nothing and the clock is ticking.
Ryan, the douchebag, is still having problems with his relationship with his girlfriend, Emilia. I doubt this is new territory for him. Ryan has a client who wants him to fly to LA and represent him on a purchase. Is he licensed to do business in California? Ryan’s client whose name is Light (WTF?) picks him up on the tarmac. Did he fly private?
Other than the view, and the pool, I really HATE the bachelor pad. It’s dreadful. Ryan treats the California seller’s agent like crap. His negotiating skills are terrible. They do not come to an agreement. Ryan is afraid to call Light. At the last minute, the sellers agent calls with the price Ryan wanted. Deal done.
Wow, Ryan only started in real estate five years ago? He goes to the opening of NestSeekers in Beverly Hills. Emilia calls and agrees to have dinner with Ryan when he gets back to NYC.
Luis is still dealing with Ian the asshole that Sonja introduced him to. I really want him to dump this guy. Ian wants half of the commission without doing any of the work. Ian really wants to keep the listing because it’s a $12 million dollar listing, his biggest one yet. Ian has Luis pick up his dry cleaning which makes him late to meet the buy with Ian. Ian tells the client that Luis is late like it is his fault. Luis had to pay for the dry cleaning and he missed the meeting. Ian makes inappropriate jokes in front of the client. Ian insults Luis in front of the clients. Ian is an asshole. Ian has Luis walk the dog.
Luis got an off for $11 million all cash. Ian’s exclusive buyer who was an exclusion (Luis will not get a commission) has offered $11.5. Luis has 18 hours to get a full offer from his buyer or he gets the shaft. Luis can’t get in touch with his buyer. Luis is having a major breakdown.
Luis gets the full ask offer. Ian is still a dick. He is worried his buyer will fall through and his buyer will move on. Ian accepts the offer. Tells Luis he was deliberately fucking with him to see if he would go the extra mile. He gives him a larger split in the commission. Luis is ecstatic! It is his biggest commission ever. Ian continues to call Luis, Ricky.
I love this show. It make me feel good to watch. Especially, Luis.