This week’s MDLLA recap should include the arrival of Fredrik Eklund and his family to Los Angeles. I don’t get on Instagram much but when I am feeling a bit down, I got to Fredrik’s IG. He seems very happy with his life in California. His children are so stunningly gorgeous I can’t believe they are real. There is an IG of Fredrik introducing the kids to a new puppy that will cheer you right up! I highly recommend it. But first, let’s see how the MDLLA agents react to Fredrik’s arrival.
Altman & Flagg
The filming of this season is even better than usual. Clearly, they have been able to up the budget to all for all kinds of fancy overhead shoots and other things I lack the knowledge and vocabulary to explain. The shots just seem a lot more high end than in past seasons. Anyway, the two Josh’s are back in La Jolla at the Razor House they co-listed. However, they are taking turns making the long drive to do showings. Altman’s guy is my pick for the buyer. He has the coolest car/truck ever.
These two are throwing a huge broker’s open for the razor house. So they go wine tasting to select the perfect wine. Flagg says he can drink wine out of a box and be just as happy. YES! Black Box wine is highly drinkable. It’s not the 1990s anymore. There are good boxed wines out there. They choose a French rosé by Entourage that is about $22 a bottle. I linked to the site because I might have to order some of that later. Flagg says he is really cheap and he will take car of the catering. Altman is ordering really fancy cars that cost $2,500 each to be parked in the driveway. It’s a black tie event.
Broker’s Open At The Razor’s House
The only person in black tie is Flagg. Because, of course. All the agents are coming down. And I finally know the difference between James and David. David has a beard and James has bigger ears. As the agents make the long drive we learn that James & David have a new listing. The owner informed them that another agent vying for the listing was bad mouthing David. That agent was Tracy who is also going to the broker’s open. Rut-roh.
There are tons of people at the property. It’s not just brokers, there are buyers too. One of the potential buyers was vice president of sales for Gillette. He totally needs a house called the razor house. Then David very politely, and privately expresses his concern about Tracy badmouthing him to clients. Tracy is a bitch. And she is basically saying that she is an agent for less expensive homes and that David didn’t want to drive to Pasadena for a $1.7 million dollar listing like she did. Has Tracy always been this horrible? Why is Altman inserting himself on Tracy’s side.
James & David
On last week’s episode, we were introduced to James & David’s listing on Sunset Square, which is a historical district with strict zoning and building laws. I think it is overpriced at just under three million. I’m not thrilled with lots of the interior design choices. I cannot tell James and David apart. But one of them remembers every person they met last week on the walking path. One agent has a young single musician and this house has a soundproof room that could be a recording studio. She sounds like the perfect buyer.
The guy who owns the house spent more money on reconstructing it than it is worth. And the house is overpriced. They are already doing a price reduction. They better hope that female musician comes in and falls in love with it. But first, there is a couple who wants the house and offers, $2.1 million. That would be a $500,000 loss for the investor. The investor countered at $2.495 million. The house eventually sells for $2.25 million.
SIDENOTE: The cops are circling the hood in the big jeep like vehicles. We never see those in this neighborhood. They are definitely looking to pick up multiple people.
Tracy is selling her personal home in Brentwood since her divorce is finalized. She is ready for a change. They bought the house for $13.5 million. It has 11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. I will never understand the need for 10 bathrooms in any residential home. It just blows my mind. But her house is amazing. Tracy wants to list it a $23,900,000. It’s a great house, but not that great. Her agents try to keep a straight face about the price.
Still no Fredrik…;(