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Posted Jul 19, 2011 @ 4:57 PM

I was surprised that the race car driver who acted like he was buying that single man house, didn't buy it. According to the caption at the end.
I hope that this show shows some yummy homes. And not just new ones please.

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Posted Jul 19, 2011 @ 5:09 PM

I liked it. It was like Bravo's Million Dollar Listing but with grown-up real estate agents and no personal dramas. I was disappointed to learn that this was a sneak preview, and the series doesn't start until October. :(

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Posted Jul 19, 2011 @ 5:16 PM

The bachelor agent reminded me of someone famous.

Funny to see a 9,000 square foot house being described as smaller than what that guy normally builds, and the closet was 1,700 square feet, with a kitchenette!

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Posted Jul 19, 2011 @ 6:12 PM

The bachelor agent sounded just like E from Entourage! It was freaking me out.

Who the hell is cooking in their closet? I thought the fireplace was a bit much until he mentioned the kitchenette.

I'm excited about the houses but the clients (and douchey agents) might keep me from watching.

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Posted Jul 19, 2011 @ 6:29 PM

Hated the bachelor specialist agent guy. Slimey, slimey, slimey.

That closet was ridiculously over the top. Even for LA standards IMO. Really, who the hell needs a fireplace in their damned closet? It does not get that freaking cold in LA in the winter. And a kitchenette in the closet? Really? I suppose though, in a house that big it's probably quite a hike to the kitchen.

LOVED the house that the race car guy supposedly wanted to buy. That view was incredible.

Wonder how long the house porn will outweigh the superficial agents and clients for me. As much as I loved living in Santa Barbara, I don't miss the superficiality and emphasis on looks, that's for sure.

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Posted Jul 19, 2011 @ 6:39 PM

Agree, loved the house porn but can do without both slimy agents and clients.

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Posted Jul 19, 2011 @ 10:52 PM

I loved that the agent said she'd never be with a guy who'd take her back to a slimey room like that.

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Posted Jul 19, 2011 @ 11:38 PM

I loved that the agent said she'd never be with a guy who'd take her back to a slimey room like that.


Ha! What kind of rug was that on the floor, polar bear? Yuck!

Edited by ForgetYall, Jul 20, 2011 @ 12:35 AM.


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Posted Jul 20, 2011 @ 8:09 AM

I don't know - she suggested they return to her office and write up an offer but he grabbed her and said, "Let's celebrate". Did she remember to remind him she was married this time?? Stay tuned, until October - lol.

BTW, couldn't stand that rug, either.

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Posted Jul 20, 2011 @ 11:24 AM

I missed the preview. Maybe it's on OnDemand?

I hope they do show some older, vintage houses. Sheryl Crowe has an awesome Spanish Colonial in the hills. I'd love to see houses like hers.

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Posted Jul 20, 2011 @ 7:30 PM

Watched my recording today - will this end up being another HGTV/Bravo crossover? The "celebrity" client leasing the mega-house (that closet is larger than where I'm currently living!) is the newest Beverly Hills "housewife?" Really?! Though it was through the agency-not-Hilton & Hyland so that part of the crossover is incomplete...

Are the two Fitzgeralds (real estate firm head & builder) related? Not that it's an uncommon name, but it made me wonder.

The scuzzy bachelor agent (and if I never see him again it'll be too soon!) and the heavily Botoxed agent went to high school together? Just goes to show that if you start cosmetic surgery too young, you end up looking even older even sooner. German race car driver? You can be TV eye candy any time you want...

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Posted Jul 20, 2011 @ 9:02 PM

I was curious what the eye candy (German race-car driver turned businessman) was promoting with his appearance since he obviously wasn't leasing a bachelor pad.

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Posted Jul 20, 2011 @ 9:36 PM

Anyone who watched Million Dollar Listing correct me if I'm wrong, but the first house that the Hilton & Hyland agents saw (the one with the metal floors, hill views but no pool)...wasn't that the one that Josh Flagg tested the twin interns with? And wasn't the "listing agent" the owner when it was on MDL?

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Posted Jul 20, 2011 @ 10:10 PM

Funny, I noticed that selling agent flashed a knowing smile to the sleazy bachelor agent when they came in and he just said, "Branden, pleasure" as if they already had a history. (I've never seen MDL or any RH episodes so didn't know about the backstory.) Makes sense because I couldn't understand what they were doing there - it had no pool and was actually seriously under his budget. If Mr. Bachelor was a real client, he wanted better than the greenbelt/partial city view.

Edited by NYdreaming, Jul 20, 2011 @ 10:11 PM.


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Posted Jul 21, 2011 @ 6:49 PM

OK, this is really sad, but I had a crush on Branden Williams (sleazy bachelor agent) back in the '90s when he was a Z-list teen genre actor.

As soon as I saw his face on this preview, I was like, "Ack! Branden Williams?!?!?" Did he just give up on acting entirely? I know he appeared on Entourage. Maybe he's just moonlighting as an unctuous real estate agent.

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Posted Jul 21, 2011 @ 8:37 PM

Branden was on Clueless. I couldn't place him, so I went to his IMDB. The only trivia about him was that he was with Amy Smart for 12 years. French Bachelor oozed sleaze, but I was shocked he didn't buy. I hope we see some actual transactions on this show.

Did anybody get the connection between the Agent named Fitzgerald and the client Danny Fitzgerald? Are they secretly related or was it just a coincidence.

This show is the house porn that I've been waiting for. I don't really like NY, but I have a soft spot in my heart for the West Coast. These mansions are truly drool inducing.

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Posted Jul 21, 2011 @ 9:00 PM

This show is the house porn that I've been waiting for. I don't really like NY, but I have a soft spot in my heart for the West Coast. These mansions are truly drool inducing.


Funny because I was kind of thinking something similar. I like watching SNY but there is something about the LA houses that I prefer. It may have something to do with my general preference of LA over NY and the fact that I haven't been there in a while so it is nice to see it on TV. It also reminded me how much I loved the views.

As for the bachelor agent, he made me laugh. I wasn't sure whether he was an actor/character or not but he was entertaining. I literally laughed at almost everything he said. I usually don't pay close attention so I was surprised that I even heard enough to respond.

Overall, I look forward to this series but it is sucks that we have to wait until October.

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Posted Jul 21, 2011 @ 9:18 PM

I think that house without the pool is the house from MDL. The canyon views had me thinking I had seen that house before.
Good catch.

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Posted Jul 21, 2011 @ 9:53 PM

Mr. German race-car driver turned businessman never looked like a buyer to me - surprised no business promo, yet.

Cracked up at Branden's big line - the quivering in her loins (or whatever). JMHO but he needs to keep working on his acting craft.

Edited by NYdreaming, Jul 21, 2011 @ 9:56 PM.


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Posted Jul 22, 2011 @ 7:14 PM

Did anybody get the connection between the Agent named Fitzgerald and the client Danny Fitzgerald? Are they secretly related or was it just a coincidence.


I noticed/mentioned that too, Tahitian Moon but haven't bothered to look it up yet. Figure I have until October to work it out! ;)

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Posted Jul 22, 2011 @ 10:11 PM

I assumed those two weren't related - thought they'd disclose that. Otherwise, major faux drama WRT her attempts to obtain his listings.

Isn't the other agent (Marissa?) a Zanuck? Looks like she's married to Darryl's grandson (a producer, naturally) - serious Hollywood royalty. Not surprising she had no intention of risking it. Perhaps Mr. German racecar driver turned businessman is more interested in her rolodex than RE.

Edited by NYdreaming, Jul 22, 2011 @ 10:14 PM.


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Posted Oct 10, 2011 @ 4:07 PM

Looking forward to some mega house porn.

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Posted Oct 11, 2011 @ 2:41 PM

DVR is set for Thursday's new real estate porn - new LA & NY, yippee!

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Posted Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:40 PM

Watched my recording today - will this end up being another HGTV/Bravo crossover? The "celebrity" client leasing the mega-house (that closet is larger than where I'm currently living!) is the newest Beverly Hills "housewife?" Really?! Though it was through the agency-not-Hilton & Hyland so that part of the crossover is incomplete...


Dose anybody know if the client was Brandi or Dana from RHoBH, but I also saw that awhile back Michaele Salahi (RHDC) and hubby rented a place in LA too.

Edited by sheetmoss, Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:41 PM.


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Posted Oct 13, 2011 @ 12:21 PM

Funny because I was kind of thinking something similar. I like watching SNY but there is something about the LA houses that I prefer. It may have something to do with my general preference of LA over NY and the fact that I haven't been there in a while so it is nice to see it on TV. It also reminded me how much I loved the views.

I was thinking it's because you get actual property and views. In NY, it's not often that you get a house with landscaping and actual views other than a building/bridge/skyline.

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Posted Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:21 PM

I caught what must be the first episode of the regular season. I couldn't figure out why the artist didn't just rent suitable studio space which wouldn't be expensive in the area. Most homes would be problematic in terms of hauling in large canvases - unless his idea of large is different than mine.

I like Selling New York but it might be because my real fantasy would be to move back to Manhattan so I can appreciate the kind of wealth it takes to maintain that lifestyle. The homes in Los Angeles where I now live are I think more like people's idea of a "mansion" where a rich person might live.

I wasn't overly impressed with the $14 million or $18 million property on Oriole. I am not understanding why it was considered to be so unique as there are many homes in the hills which command extraordinary views and aren't priced at that level. Perhaps I was missing something else about the house because it seemed pretty standard large Los Angeles house in the hills. I'm not sure I would even want the ability to swim into my bathroom.

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Posted Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:39 PM

I couldn't figure out why the artist didn't just rent suitable studio space which wouldn't be expensive in the area.

I was wondering the same thing, especially when he saw his house staged and joked he didn't want to leave. It may come down to he prefers to paint in his living space.

The guy demanding 18 million just rubbed me the way wrong way from start to finish. He didn't want to hear about comps, school districts, location, etc., the very factors that many sensible people use to determine how much a property is worth. His motivational speech was terrible, considering that's how he earns a living, IMHO.

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Posted Oct 14, 2011 @ 2:13 AM

The $18 million house was just over 6,000 I believe. I find it hard to command that kind of premium he was asking for.

The guy is a bit of a nutcase if he research his background a bit.

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Posted Oct 14, 2011 @ 7:32 AM

I loved it when the motivational speaker gave a rousing speech to the brokers claiming he wasn't an idiot. I'm sure after the speech most of the brokers thought he was a big idiot.

David Bailey's face is quite close to Jocelyn Wildenstein's, his cat eyes are scary.

That was a great staging job on the artist's house, it looked like a totally new property.

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Posted Oct 14, 2011 @ 8:58 AM

David Bailey's face is quite close to Jocelyn Wildenstein's, his cat eyes are scary.

THANK YOU!! I actually couldn't look at him after a while. The fake cheek implants, the cat eyes, the pulled-so-tight, you could bounce a quarter on his face look really disturbed me, but then I detest plastic surgery big time.

This was my 1st time watching this show & I liked it. I love Selling NY too, & thought the LA version was a nice juxtposition to it. Seeing actual square footage & views that are not all the same (unless you're on Central Park, the city views on SNY get redundant to me).

The guy demanding 18 million just rubbed me the way wrong way from start to finish. He didn't want to hear about comps, school districts, location, etc., the very factors that many sensible people use to determine how much a property is worth. His motivational speech was terrible, considering that's how he earns a living

ITA- I couldn't stand him. Add to all of the above that he was leering & condescending to the female agent. He disgusted me.

Loved the artist's house, & if I lived in LA & had that kind of money, I would've bought that house in a heartbeat.