Reality TV Comes to Our Profession

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Real Estate Agent with Eiglarsh Realty
Last night I was forced to watch Million Dollar Listing on Bravo by my wife.  I campaigned for anything else but she really wanted to watch it. I explained that this is what I do all day long. That I didn't want to relive work as I was preparing for bed! As it turned out, it was exactly as I anticipated. Watching agents show property, persuade buyers to make offers and negotiate inspection reports.  It clearly reflected what it is that we do. We were also portrayed in a positive way. The only part I didn't like was the way they ended the segment by showing the commission each agent earned in a boastful way.  Worth watching (at least once).
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Teresa Boardman
Boardman Realty - Saint Paul, MN

House hunters is the one that makes me crazy, on HGTV.  Then I found out that the buyers already have the house picked out before the show and the whole thing is staged.   This show is treats REALTORS well but they make the house hunting thing look like a game.  Do people know how much work it is to show houses?  How hard it can be to find the right house?  How pickey some buyers can be?  

Sep 05, 2006 11:42 PM #1
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Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. - Cooper City, FL

Dave,

The funny thing is that those agents wouldn`t last one week in South Florida! They were totally unprofessional...I`m thinking of moving..")

Sep 06, 2006 12:13 AM #2
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David Eiglarsh
Eiglarsh Realty - Weston, FL
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You are absolutely correct (or was it done that way for good TV?)  It seemed like those agents had only one listing or one buyer! There entire life revolved around making that one deal!
Sep 06, 2006 12:20 AM #3
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Mitchell J Hall
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I want to move also. It was interesting how different the whole process is in New York vs California. We don't take a property off the market when we have an accepted offer. In fact we are obligated to the seller to keep showing it until there is a signed contract.
Sep 06, 2006 12:46 AM #4
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Bob Pavey
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David who owns the controller in your house. I know you can't decorate anything but as a man you have theright to thecontroller and what is watched on TV get a life David By theway say Hi to Mel
Sep 06, 2006 01:49 AM #5
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