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Million Dollar Listing (Bravo's Drama Exaggerated)

Real Estate Agent with Turnkey Realty

Bravo's Million Dollar Listing had me curious. I am not the type to get involved in mindless soap opera type shows.  Dallas being excluded (love that show). 

This show should be defined as drama exagerrated.  Agents getting in physical fights with one another.  250k+ commissions in just days.  No problems in the contract to close stage because in this world a contract meant certain closing with no more hiccups.  This was like the Matrix for Real Estate Agents.  An imaginary world where the boundaries were truly meant to be bent. 

I did not worry about misrepresentations or exagerations in this show.  I watched the marathon of episodes and was entertained. My reality in Columbia, SC is the average home price is under 160k.  500k+ will get you a house on beautiful Lake Murray.  The average days on market are 90 - 120 days (depending on price point).  I could only dream of a scenario where I could list and sell a multi-million dollar home in days based on an over the top open house. 

Sometimes watching the exaggerated reveals valid points in a way that training and experience doesn't always highlight. 

1.  While we must protect and do the best for our clients.  We must also understand we need to negotiate as hard for ourselves as our sellers during the listing presentation.  Until we have a listing agreement signed we represent ourselves and our brokerages.  Once you create a win/win for both sides then it is our job to do what is right for our clients. 

2.  Enthusiasm and time urgency are critical.  In real estate, if you miss a client's urgency then the opportunity can quickly pass. 

Do I recommend this show?  Not necessarily, but sometimes it is nice just to watch a show without over-analyzing it.  If you have had a stressful day and this show is on.  Give it a few episodes and see if it grows on you.




Posted by

Drew Kuhlmann,  Real Estate Professional Turnkey Realty

Phone:  803.807.1827     Fax:  866-828-7982    Email:  Andrew.Kuhlmann@gmail.com


Who do you know looking to buy and sell real estate?  The highest compliment I can receive is an introduction to your friends and family regarding real estate. 

Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"
Good morning Andrew, great post I liked your content and have suggested it, keep up the good work and you should consider becoming a RainMaker.
Jun 03, 2013 08:46 PM
Andrew Kuhlmann
Turnkey Realty - Columbia, SC
Greater Columbia SC Real Estate Agent

Thanks Bob.  I am looking into becoming a rainmaker.  I decided yesterday that I should become more involved in ActiveRain and it is great to hear other professionals thoughts and feedback.

Jun 03, 2013 11:23 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
Howdy and evening Andrew
Welcome to the ActiveRain Real Estate blogging community! You'll sure find a lot of mighty fine folks here in the community to get to know. I'm one of the many ActiveRain community members which are an ActiveRain Ambassador.
If you should ever have any questions about how to do anything or about the rules of the ActiveRain community, please feel free to contact me either by sending me a e-mail or by giving me a call, I'll sure be mighty glad to give you a helping hand. If for some reason I don't know the answer to a question which you might have, I'll sure will find out the answer and get back to you with the right answer.
Take the time to look at the different groups within the community, pick some different groups to join, post your blog posts in them, be sure to take the time to read the posting guidelines of each group you might want to join, folks sure will want to follow them. Members can join as many or as few of the different groups within the community as they would like to. Members are able to post their blog posts in 5 different groups at a time.
Keep up your mighty fine job of posting! I'll be looking forward to seeing even more blog posts written and posted by you, plus seeing you join some of the mighty fine groups in the AR community.
Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire
Jun 04, 2013 12:08 PM
Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA

Welcome to Activerain from from all of us at Ken's Home Team. I think you will find this site to be a wealth of knowledge and referrals. This really is the best real estate blogging and real estate network on the internet. If you have any questions about Activerain, reach out to the wonderful Ambassadors here in the rain. (They are a wealth of knowledge and were picked by the Activerain staff for their williness to help others)

Jun 04, 2013 03:11 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Welcome to Activerain and I hope you are learning a lot and if you ever need any assistance, don't hesitate to check out my blog, email me, call me, I will be glad to help you in any way possible. Also, check out the main page of Activerain and look for the Activerain University tab, there are lots of educational webinars to help you build your business.

Jun 04, 2013 03:15 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Andrew...welcome to Active Rain. Great blog. Keep up the good work. I'm here if you have any questions about the way things work. Just shoot me an email or give me a call.

Jun 05, 2013 11:11 AM
Andrew Kuhlmann
Turnkey Realty - Columbia, SC
Greater Columbia SC Real Estate Agent

I appreciate the encouragement and feedback. 

Jun 06, 2013 02:47 AM