It feels like it has been a million years since I have watched this show. It keeps getting pushed to the back of the pile because it’s not a show that gets a lot of action on this site. But I am hooked on the Brits and ready to see what happens next!
Josh’s parents want to sell the family home. Josh doesn’t want them to but is the listing agent. Josh has a family friend that wants to sell their home in Beverly Hills. I smell a house swap coming.
I hate the first house that Josh takes his friends to. It’s very tacky. The wife likes it. Josh takes the wife to see another house. Did I mention the wife and the husband want two totally different things. I love the second house. It’s sort of a farmhouse chic place with vintage appliances in the kitchen reminiscent of Little House on the Prairie. I would love it but I don’t see most women liking that kitchen. The wife likes everything. It’s the husband that will be the issue.
In fact, the husband shows up at Flagg’s office to tell him to quit showing his wife finished properties. He wants to do a full remodel, or even better a teardown with a view. Josh takes husband and wife to see a complete teardown with a great address and a perfect view. Josh gets the house at a steal for $3.5 million.
James and David
The $48 million house is getting some viewings, and James and David go out on a listing appointment to try to add a new property to their list. I always freak out when I see things like .52 lot size. Seriously? I have an acre for my little shanty and the neighbor’s lawn guy works 15 feet from my couch. These people need to move somewhere where they can afford some land! And how do you build 9,000 square feet on a half-acre with a pool in the back yard? Is it a sky scraper? I just backed up because I had to read the acreage again. There is no way this is all on a half-acre. The pool with its fancy fountains has to take up more area than that? IDGI? None of this makes sense to me. I just can’t get the logistics of this wrapped around my head. Anyway, the guy does NOT want to list. He wants them to get him a one month lease while he goes on vacation. And the rent must contain the number seven. This whole segment makes no sense to me.
James and David lay out by the pool at the Intercontinental to call contacts for the rental. They are reaching out to their entertainment clients for leads. Their plan is to show the house to multiple clients at once to build up a bidding frenzy.
Remember Martin from the RHOBH? He was one of Mohammed Hadid’s friends that they hooked up on a date with someone…. I forget who…Camille maybe? Or Kim? Anyway he brought a client to the rental property. It turns out the client, “John Brown” is the guy that was caught by paparazzi sucking of Fergies toes! This seems to be very exciting to the Brits, like they are now just two degrees of separation from the royals! They have back to back clients to show the property in order to prove interest. I guess this is how you rent a house for $47,000 a month in the Hollywood Hills.
The Brits get two offers of $47,000 and a bidding war ensues. One guy comes back with $50K but the seller won’t lease unless the number has a seven in it. The other person comes up to $55,000 but the crazy guy insists on $57,000 and gets it. He tells the Brits the listing is theirs when he gets ready to sell.
Josh is out scouting a property that is under construction trying to determine the owner so he can get it listed. He sends Mikey to photograph any signs on the site that would lead to the owner. I hope Mikey doesn’t get dragged to court for “stalking!” LOL.
Altman goes to meet the owner’s representative. I can see why Altman went to such lengths to try to rent the place. It’s STUNNING. It has incredible views, a wine cellar and a “living roof” which appears to mean it is essentially a rooftop garden. I want. Well, except for the whole living in California with the freaks and the earthquakes. Um, present company excluded. The house is unfinished and the owner has walked away and gone home to Hong Kong. The listing price is $11 million. It looks worth every penny to me.
Josh’s brother shows up with a weird client named Sam. Sam wants the house. He tells Josh to stop showing it. Josh says to make an offer. His brother walks Sam out and comes back in to talk to Josh. He is trying to force Josh to hold the house. Josh has to show the house, he is obligated to the seller. Why doesn’t the brother understand this?
NEXT WEEK: The wedding planning begins in earnest for Altman and Heather. And Ryan Serhant rides into town to tangle with Josh Flagg.