Somehow the end of the week is suddenly slammed with shows to recap. So I’m going to get right on this MDLLA recap and see if maybe, just maybe we get Fredrik this week! Hopefully, he will end up taking Tracy’s spot as she is getting on my nerves. I have headache, perhaps from the broken tooth, or maybe it is from last night’s Pinot Grigio. I normally don’t get headaches. So I’m convinced I am dying. So, the recap maybe even more incoherent than usual. Fair warning.
Josh is out on a listing call on Trusdale. The house if full of art. I’m going to need a close up on all of it. They usually blur the art so I am wondering if the homeowners are the artist. I wonder about weird things. Supposedly this house was owned by Howard Hughes. The house is a super cool mid-century modern, replete with a sunken living room that I kind of love. The kitchen is great. Then, Altman pretends to listen as the homeowner sings a song in the studio. It’s four bed, four bath house. There is a lot of glass, a pool, a big in ground hot tub. They have a full roof top patio. In the end, Josh recommends another price drop to $10,995,000.
They decide to list with Altman. The owner wants to do a live concert on the rooftop patio. This should be interesting. The agents and buyers LOVE the rooftop band. Altman makes up a song to sing to sell the house. It looked like lots of fun.
Flagg has a client. Heather. cold call the office. She wants to move from the valley to the westside to get away from the coyotes. Apparently, she’s worried about her dogs. Heather is spacey and really doesn’t seem to know what she wants. I really like her. The first house they look at is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath colonial. I love the house, but it on a busy street. There is also high rise that overlooks the pool in the backyard. It’s a no.
On to the next house in Roxbury Park, I love this buyer. She seems to really like the neighborhood. I love this house already. It has 4,400 square feet and is below four million. Unfortunately, the house has some serious issues, like termites, and fireplaces need updating, and the floor plan is confusing. This is a no as well.
James & David
David is in Pasadena headed to the house that Tracy trashed them to the owner. They have put in new carpets and staged it as a modernish 1960s home. It’s a two bedroom house. The kitchen is not great. But. the backyard is beautiful. David holds an open house for brokers and a few buyers before the house actually goes on the market officially. It’s priced at $1.7 million. There is some good feedback. However, it has popcorn ceilings. Never again will I live with popcorn ceilings. And, the more they look the more problems they find. In the end no one seems interested. So, David is discouraged.
After the private open, David went to an architect to get renderings of what the house could look like after renovation. They are on display at the full brokers open. I love this house but I’d be out with the current condition. The agents love the renderings. Suddenly, they are getting lots of interest. Now they have multiple offers. He ends up selling to a developer at $1,550,000 with a 14 day close.
So there was good news and bad news for this episode. The good news is not Tracy. The bad news is no Fredrik. But based on the previews, they will both be back next week.