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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 1:57 AM

Didn't see a thread for this show, so thought I'd open one up.

Did anyone watch the premiere of this show tonight? Was that Susar Lee's apartment they were trying to sell? If they mentioned it, I missed it.

His wife definitely seemed like she bordered on being a hoarder.

Edited by RedDevil, Mar 8, 2012 @ 1:59 AM.

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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 2:49 AM

The man with the hoarder was named "Eddie."
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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 2:57 AM

Susur Lee? I don't believe that's him. He has a very strong personality, from what I remember on Top Chef Masters, and his wife is white.

The Fredrik, the Swedish realtor is so skeevy to me (he has shark eyes), and Ryan, who called out Fredrik's gay porn past (at a lunch with a client, no less) seemed like a douche as well. Michael, the legacy realtor, was basically a non-entity.

I look forward to gratuitous loft porn.
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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 6:42 AM

Michael seemed creepy to me. What has he done to his far? It looked like he's had some bad plastic surgery and chemical peel. He obviously thinks the last name is gonna help him, but his crap work ethic is going to undo anything his last name might help him with.

The other two, I can see why they are top sellers. They have the right mentality, especially the Swedish guy. He is kinda skeevy, but when he started singing with the chef and then continued to wear the chef hat, he seemed less so.

The clients seemed so over the top fake compared to the original version though. Really loft lady, you climb into a strangers bed and then get all dramatically homeless? No, you just didn't get the left because your realtor is lazy. All of the clients seemed more interested in their screen debut than their homes.

I'm gonna miss Josh and his grandma.
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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

Really loft lady, you climb into a strangers bed and then get all dramatically homeless?


And put their shoes and boots on the bedding!! I hope the homeowner watched this and reamed that agent out for it. I sure would. Money certainly doesn't buy class.
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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 11:09 AM

I liked Fredrik. Yes, he has shark eyes but he seems to be very intelligent, bright, and good at his job. And passionate about it too.

Ryan was probably my next favorite, but he didn't stand out much for me. All I remember is that crude comment he made about his date from the previous night and the snake I'm alleging she sent him. He was fun with the hoarder lady, but I was more troubled by her closet to pay too much attention to their interactions.

Michael, Michael...all I have to say is, good luck in this business and in this economy, bro.
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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 11:46 AM

When I first saw the promos for this show, all I could think was - 'What took Bravo so long?'

Seriously. I still love the LA series, but NY real estate has always fascinated me. It's a totally different ballgame from the rest of the country. I know a few NY agents, and they are characters. I'll have to ask them if they've ever run across these 3.

Ryan and Fredrik are my favorites. They're slick, brash, almost over-polished, and you just know they smell like some obnoxiously overpriced cologne - and I love it! They make for great TV, and in (real) reality they get the job done. I can see why they are so successful.

Michael kind of faded into the background a bit. Part of it is that he's so new and raw. He hasn't really had time to establish a persona. I have no issue with his father being who he is. That's life. By all means, use those connections if you have them. Especially in real estate, and in this economy. He's educated (understatement), and he's taken all the right steps. Who you know gets you there, what you know keeps you there.

Client stealing? This early? Bodes well.

Edited by whyistherumgone, Mar 8, 2012 @ 12:13 PM.

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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 12:31 PM

I'm pretty sure Ryan sent that snake to himself, or Fredrik did to make good TV. I understand that Ryan is going for that metro look, but he should stop with whatever he is doing to his eyebrows. It just takes things too far. And never shave your arms in front of a Bravo camera, you won't come off well.
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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 12:38 PM

That woman was definitely a hoarder. And a hoarder of really expensive, designer items.

I liked Fredrik. I laughed when he tried to steal the client from Ryan and said something like 'enjoy your...fried food'. Glad that Fredrik wasn't thrown when Ryan tried to throw his past, ahem, movie career in his face. He's smooth...I'm not surprised reading his Bravo bio that he is insanely successful.
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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 12:59 PM

Ok, the Swedish guy had me at "I'm from Sweden....we don't say f*ck".

The gay porn and raiding the other guy's client just sealed the deal....he's officially my favorite now.
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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 1:24 PM

Susur Lee? I don't believe that's him. He has a very strong personality, from what I remember on Top Chef Masters, and his wife is white.


Thanks for the info. I thought he looked a lot like Susur but was wrong!
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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 7:08 PM

Even having seen Fredrik's gay porn (under the name Tag Eriksson, he was pretty funny in the parody of The Ring, titled The Hole), I have no inclination to watch this show from the endless promos Bravo was showing during the Top Chef:Reunion.
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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 7:28 PM

While I'm going to miss the California guys I'm glad they are in my home territory. I used to sell real estate in Manhattan in the late 90's so I am going to love seeing the apartments. Now I work for a real estate attorney.

I was wondering why the hell Michael didn't just put in the offer when he got it. I sold my house last year and I had a realtor do the opposite..she called me with the offer and then never bothered to call the buyers back to tell them I accepted. Then she said she lost their number because it was only in her cell phone which her grandchildren screwed up..so when she finally got in touch with them they had bought someone else..and said to her they thought I had declined the offer....whatever. I was seriously pissed because when I sold it a couple of months later I lost $25,000.00.

Michael was so nonchalant about it too.

I like Fredrik. I love the way he was with the chef. I know too many Ryans..I'm not a fan.
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Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 7:58 PM

This is so utterly staged that it's kind of futile to spend much energy thinking about how things are normally done.

Since the Tribeca unit was staged (literally), no big deal about the buyer and Michael getting on top of the bed - especially since they had no doubt been instructed to do so by producers to play up how much she *loved* the unit.

And all that energy and build up so that Michael could enter into a normal relationship for a realtor - if you bring a buyer you split the commission. There was no partnership or shared listing. So that all existed for the father and son to be shown *pontificating*.

And why would the Michael dude want to be shown on national television as a lazy flake. We get that you don't have to work presumably but the realtors I know would have definitely called in the seller's agent immediately and even faxed in the offer before leaving for the weekend. Josh (from the LA version) was equally if not more privileged in terms of money but he seemed to actually have a real work ethic - or at least was smart enough to exhibit a work ethic on television.

I didn't think the Asian heiress was a hoarder. There are a lot of wealthy women with that kind of clothing collection but they live in larger homes so they don't have to commandeer space. Outside of NYC and other very congested metropolitan areas, she would have had a huge closet so the amount of stuff wouldn't have seemed over the top.

She didn't need the extra bedroom nor did she need the second bathtub so she put them to good use. In NYC, alas, women are forced to store their clothing in odder ways. Some women have storage units rented and there are even services that will pull clothing for you and deliver it but having it at home was much more convenient.

Of course that didn't explain why the need to have the lock on the door which could only be opened by her. I've only heard of that kind of thing when there is a teenage daughter living at home who raids the closet.
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Posted Mar 9, 2012 @ 12:55 AM

One of the Real Housewives of DC had a fingerprint lock on her closet to keep her daughter out.
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Posted Mar 9, 2012 @ 7:53 AM

One of the Real Housewives of DC had a fingerprint lock on her closet to keep her daughter out.


I acknowledged that locked closets might be used when there is a raiding daughter but this household appeared to have no one with access to the closet who needed to be excluded. Even if the husband was a cross dresser, he appeared to be a different size LOL.

There was no explanation given because when she was asked, she came up with a lame statement about keeping her girlfriends out which made no sense since why would you have people roaming around your apartment who you didn't trust.

I found that it to be the most interesting aspect of the show. That room had been fitted with built ins along both walls so I assume that only the rack in the middle was removed although they didn't show any after shots.

As I recall, there also seemed to be some sort of moving hanger like dry cleaners use.
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Posted Mar 9, 2012 @ 11:54 PM

I think the timing/editing is off! Did anyone else notice that when Michael originally showed the place in Tribecca there was snow on the ground and he was wearing boots (on the bed no less)?

Then we see him in his fantastic red pants driving around a very green NYC with tulips popping up and he's supposedly finding out that he waited too long to make Kimberly's offer.

Yeah...like a couple of months too long.

Then back to bad editing sequence, he breaks the bad news to his client and there is snow outside again.

And he is confused as to what he could have done to make the deal happen. How about actually making an offer?

I'm not sure about this one...I kind of love creeper Frederik and his shark eyes but the other two leave me cold.
Ryan is douchey and Michael is difficult to watch because of his huge fake chompers. I hope the excitement and loft porn pick up!
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Posted Mar 10, 2012 @ 12:55 AM

There was no explanation given because when she was asked, she came up with a lame statement about keeping her girlfriends out which made no sense since why would you have people roaming around your apartment who you didn't trust.


I thought she was making a joke about HIS girlfriends. My parents joke like that all the time though (Mom: "Well, when your girlfriend is here, SHE can clean up, etc." But there isn't ACTUALLY a girlfriend.) so maybe I'm just reading my family's interactions into what she said. I'm pretty sure she said "the" girlfriends, not "her" girlfriends, but you could be right, I don't know.

I absolutely LOVE Fredrik! I love how, when Ryan tried to undermine him with the gay porn thing (what a dick move, pun intended!), Fredrik was just like, "Yep. So, are you looking to buy or sell?" Too awesome.
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Posted Mar 10, 2012 @ 12:59 AM

I absolutely LOVE Fredrik! I love how, when Ryan tried to undermine him with the gay porn thing (what a dick move, pun intended!), Fredrik was just like, "Yep. So, are you looking to buy or sell?" Too awesome.


Oh yes, I did not want to like the guy. But in his talking head the way he explained being in gay porn and owning it...I was won over.

Edited by SpringTulips, Mar 10, 2012 @ 10:36 AM.

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Posted Mar 10, 2012 @ 10:39 AM

Fredrik's client seemed so in tune with Fredrik, it seemed like perhaps they are an "item".
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Posted Mar 10, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

I didn't like any of these guys. If I were having a lunch with a realtor and another guy came over and started pushing himself on me and then they started an insult war, I would be gone. I get it that people are pushy in New York but it doesn't mean clients need to put up with it.

I did like seeing some of the properties so I might watch again for that reason, I also hope to see some female realtors.
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Posted Mar 10, 2012 @ 1:59 PM

I didn't like any of these guys.

I didn't either. Ugh. Fredrick is creeeeepy. And there's something off about his jaw. Maybe it's the editing but it looked like he did next to nothing to sell/buy for that older guy. His Michael Jackson moves made me laugh but not in a good way.

Ryan is disgusting with his comment about the girl not walking right. This is something you share with your female assistant? Especially after she said she didn't want to hear about it.

Michael seems clueless and I wanted to bonk him on the head when he talked about going to one of his homes. I'm guessing he's in real estate now because he failed at everything else.
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Posted Mar 10, 2012 @ 6:43 PM

Ugh. Fredrick is creeeeepy.

Creepy, indeed! He reminds me of Joren Vandersloot.
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Posted Mar 11, 2012 @ 12:06 PM

I noticed in the "getting up in the morning" sequence that Fredrick pulled on a pair of suit pants under the towel he was wearing. Did he just announce to the world that he doesn't wear underwear?
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Posted Mar 11, 2012 @ 1:57 PM

Ryan is disgusting with his comment about the girl not walking right. This is something you share with your female assistant? Especially after she said she didn't want to hear about it.


I thought that qualified as sexual harrassment in the workplace. Basically, she is forced to hear him recount his sexual exploits as part of her day.

It's hard to like any of the three horsemen here...but I'm a sucker for a NYC setting, even though all the condos/apts. are going to start to look alike, like they do on HGTV's Selling NY.
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Posted Mar 11, 2012 @ 8:41 PM

Frederick is really odd. NOT b/c he's gay or Swedish but because he is so full of himself. Did he have eyeliner on? The other two are ok so far. I can't believe Michael waited for Monday to contact the seller!! Even I know that!! I like the LA boys better already though. I'll be surprised if that changes.

Edited by crgirl412, Mar 11, 2012 @ 8:44 PM.

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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 12:37 PM

I would like a little more background on the sellers in terms of how they became so wealthy. What are their jobs?

It would add interest to the show to know more about the people who are selling, or even buying, these apartments.

Edited by Merrythought, Mar 15, 2012 @ 12:38 PM.

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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 12:56 PM

I would like a little more background on the sellers in terms of how they became so wealthy. What are their jobs?


Inheriting at least for the women with the locked closet and I suspect for the woman who was bidding on the Mercer loft. Marrying well and a job in finance - investment banking. Those are generally the way in which someone generates enough wealth to afford six million dollar homes.

I assume Ryan's *date* was a hooker of some kind or an actress. She had that kind of look - especially in NYC. Even the *hookers* for higher class men in NYC tend to look upscale and not like obvious hookers especially if they are actually pretending to be *dating* them - even for a night.
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 1:04 PM

Did my tv have a burp? I missed what happened with the purchase of the entire building.
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 1:28 PM

Inheriting at least for the women with the locked closet


She got on my nerves. Her whole attitude screamed Ive never had a job in my entire life and have only a vague idea of how money works.
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