Our boy Luis finally has the appointment of his dreams with a developer and his alarm does not go off. He is late. Somehow he makes it on time. All of Luis’s scenes make me anxious. The developer has one townhouse left to sell and Luis wants to do it. He is a huge fan of the developer. He is basically worshiping the guy. Luis is hoping his international connections will be seen as valuable to the developer who has his own brokerage firm.
Luis gets another pitch opportunity with Gerard and two of his top brokers. Luis wants to do a media event rather than a brokers’ open. It is not going well. The female broker is shooting down all of his ideas. The developer gives him a co-listing.
Luis holds his media event. Things go well until the developer and his two pet brokers walk in and he got a bit tongue-tied. Luis works the room like a champ as the three stare him down. The female broker is breathing down Luis’ neck. To be continued…
Time for Ryan to head to the nicest part of the Upper East Side to meet with his favorite developer Yyvonne. It’s a four property boutique condo building. I already forsee someone wanting to combine the two upper units; however, the are pricey at around $5 million a pieces, so… we shall see if I am right. I also learned a new word, ‘maisonette’ which is a set of rooms for living in, typically on two stories of a larger building and with its own entrance from outside. Ryan mistakenly also refers to it as a duplex. It is not a duplex. The building is a quadraplex with four units. The maisonette even has it’s own yard. All of the units are quite lovely and brand new. Ryan stands to make just over half a million on the four units.
Ryan is ready to get engaged. He wants to do it in the coolest possible way. His plan is to shut down Time Square for the proposal.
Ryan has a potential buyer for the maisonette. But he is stuck in traffic. He has to talk his assistant through a showing over the blue tooth in his ear.
Ryan is having an open house at a restaurant around the corner because the units are still under construction. Which is odd, they looked at least mostly finished to me. The brokers are the same ones that saw her last project which Ryan sold out quickly. Ryan continues to refer to the properties as “three duplexes and one simplex.” This is completely illogical to me.
At the brokers open, the buyer on the maisonette came in at full ask.
Over in the west village, Fredrik is listing a historic townhouse that is 7,000 square feet. It used to have 10 apartments but has been totally gutted. Now it needs to have new floor plans and be really well-appointed because the owners want to get in the mid-twenties for it. Fredrik thinks that they are way over thinking about $4,000 a square foot. He says old money does not want to be so close to the club scene of the meatpacking (heh) district.
Fredrik is going to try to sell the property before the construction is done. So he is going to have a fancy party to pitch the house using only rendering which show the high quality finishes. At the last-minute he finds out that the owners don’t want to spring for the high dollar finishes. Fred goes on with his glossy brochures anyway.
Fredrik takes his shoes off when he thinks. Because shoes are like a helmet on the brain. heh.
Fredrik is showing the house while under construction. He is using an old-fashioned view master to show the renderings.
Other than Ryan’s maisonette, there were no sales this week. Everyone got a long project this week.