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2 hours ago, geauxaway said:

I think the current homeowner even said they are pretty good about waiting until they are around the corner or at the first intersection before cutting the sirens on.  

LOL  I promise you I didn't hear that, and I was speaking from personal experience.  Yay me!!   LOL

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1 hour ago, TV Diva Queen said:

LOL  I promise you I didn't hear that, and I was speaking from personal experience.  Yay me!!   LOL

I think it’s very considerate!  Sounds like it’s across the board.  

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9 hours ago, TV Diva Queen said:

I was so interesting seeing the first notices of covid.  I too was like "there's now way we're going to get shut down"  and here we are just starting to open up again some 15 months later.  

It is interesting to think back to when everything was first being shut down. I think that many of us had the same reactions as the people on this show did.  It was just so unbelievable and I think we were just trying to stay optimistic.   I tried to prepare by putting stuff back as early as January last year, but it wasn't nearly enough.  Hindsight is 20/20 though, and it was so unprecedented.  I mean, I know what to stock up on for hurricane season because that's pretty much a given, but a pandemic?  That's a whole other level of preparedness!   It's sad to see their real estate businesses come to a grinding halt.  I sure hope those agencies helped all of their employees during their time at home. 

Thanks to all of the posters who give us info about what it's like to live in NYC.  I appreciate it!  It's fascinating. 

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9 minutes ago, ChitChat said:

It is interesting to think back to when everything was first being shut down. I think that many of us had the same reactions as the people on this show did.  It was just so unbelievable and I think we were just trying to stay optimistic.   I tried to prepare by putting stuff back as early as January last year, but it wasn't nearly enough.  Hindsight is 20/20 though, and it was so unprecedented.  I mean, I know what to stock up on for hurricane season because that's pretty much a given, but a pandemic?  That's a whole other level of preparedness!   It's sad to see their real estate businesses come to a grinding halt.  I sure hope those agencies helped all of their employees during their time at home. 

Thanks to all of the posters who give us info about what it's like to live in NYC.  I appreciate it!  It's fascinating. 

While it was practically yesterday I had already forgotten how the stores were running out of everything. People buying year’s supplies of toilet paper & wipes. It was a crazy year. Now, I doubt you’ll see the realtors stock piling on toilet paper (or will we) it it interesting to see the show filming during the beginning/height of it in real time. I’ll still get my stupid reality porn but with real reality thrown in for added measure. 

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2 minutes ago, ByaNose said:

While it was practically yesterday I had already forgotten how the stores were running out of everything. People buying year’s supplies of toilet paper & wipes. It was a crazy year.

I was mostly buying canned goods for the pantry and ground beef for the freezer!  I didn't go crazy with anything though.   What's the situation in a big city like New York as far as getting supplies?  Is it mostly the corner market type of stores or are there bigger stores around the city?  It's hard to picture it since we're shown mostly apartments and townhomes on this show.  

I also wonder how this has affected the international aspect of the real estate market for NYV.  For awhile it seemed like there were a lot of buyers from China.  I wonder how many buyers backed out of those big deals. 

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26 minutes ago, ChitChat said:

 I tried to prepare by putting stuff back as early as January last year, but it wasn't nearly enough.

LOL. I bought lots of frozen veggies, and my daughter signed up for a CSA in her city (that she had to walk a mile to get every week). Neither of which were really necessary. I still have most of those frozen veggies in my freezer. Along with the same amount of dried beans that I had before the pandemic (which was quite a bit).

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I’m not liking this season at all. It’s boring and Tyler is so annoying.

I don’t like Fredrik either so I FF all his scenes. 

I don’t feel like hearing all about covid again too and seeing their dumb home videos. I’m sick of stupid covid and quarantine videos. Boo.

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1 hour ago, Marley said:

I don’t feel like hearing all about covid again too and seeing their dumb home videos. I’m sick of stupid covid and quarantine videos. Boo.

I understand, but I guess that's all they've got, so it's either that or nothing!  It'll all get back to normal sooner or later!  

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1 hour ago, Marley said:

I don’t feel like hearing all about covid again too and seeing their dumb home videos. I’m sick of stupid covid and quarantine videos. Boo.

Exactly. I don't watch this show because of the brokers. I watch because of the real estate porn. 

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I will say all the homes look alike once they’re in there. They seem to go into more detail though which helps. The brownstones in Brooklyn looked well maintained on the outside. I wonder what it was like in the 50’s & 60’s?! That said, I know nothing about Brooklyn other than it’s cheaper (in theory) than Manhattan. 

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14 hours ago, sugarbaker design said:

but they're not doing it for the money, they're doing it for their massive egos.

I enjoy Ryan a lot...and now with Emilia & family, even more enjoyable.

As for Frederick, he really should just stick to real estate.

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10 hours ago, ChitChat said:

I was mostly buying canned goods for the pantry and ground beef for the freezer!  I didn't go crazy with anything though.   What's the situation in a big city like New York as far as getting supplies?  Is it mostly the corner market type of stores or are there bigger stores around the city?  It's hard to picture it since we're shown mostly apartments and townhomes on this show.  

I also wonder how this has affected the international aspect of the real estate market for NYV.  For awhile it seemed like there were a lot of buyers from China.  I wonder how many buyers backed out of those big deals. 

NYC has supermarkets, but they have much narrower aisles than suburban folk are used to. Some neighborhoods like the financial district and midtown have far fewer (if any) actual grocery stores. What we had ,even before the pandemic, is home delivery of groceries. Place your order online, and the groceries come directly to your building.

I really, really wish NYC would tax the foreign luxury buyers. They tried to do so a few years ago, but the luxury developers killed the bill within days! 

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10 hours ago, Marley said:

I’m not liking this season at all. It’s boring and Tyler is so annoying.

I don’t like Fredrik either so I FF all his scenes. 

I don’t feel like hearing all about covid again too and seeing their dumb home videos. I’m sick of stupid covid and quarantine videos. Boo.

I love you.

This season is a bore. I've preferred the LA version for some time, but I'm dreading this coming season.

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On 6/6/2021 at 8:10 AM, BlueHawk said:

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So thank you Bravo for leaving the screaming and fighting out of at least these two.🤗 Getting to see amazing over the top properties and also getting to imagine what we would do with them should they be ours is far and away more consistently fun than any squabbling housewives!

Watch BDSY S2, if you like that kind of vibe ;)

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I've been pretty neutral about Tyler but I just fell in love. His whole interaction with the woman on the Upper West Side was amazingly sensitive.  She's gonna take a huge hit on that apartment. She's put her heart and soul into decorating it. She's not thrilled about leaving the city. I thought he was so sweet and supportive while being professional and realistic. 

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Fredrik's assistant with the flip-up face mask. How incredibly STUPID. What does he think that will accomplish? And I'm no real-estate salesman, but Fredrik was right with his coaching of the guy-- he was pretty pathetic. "And there's a grill!" "These are tall windows!"

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14 hours ago, Lady Lucy said:

I've been pretty neutral about Tyler but I just fell in love. His whole interaction with the woman on the Upper West Side was amazingly sensitive. 

I remember when Tyler first came on this show and he said that he wanted to help those buyers who have a hard time with letting go of their property.  It wasn't all about the sale for him.  He's really sweet in that way.   That buyer was sweet too, but that's going to be a difficult sell with all of that wallpaper.  I love the balloon wallpaper, but damn, it's on the door, walls and ceiling!  It's just too much.  Most people freak out if they see just one room in a home with wallpaper, but the whole apartment?  Maybe they'll get lucky and find somebody who loves it.  

1 hour ago, dleighg said:

Fredrik's assistant with the flip-up face mask. How incredibly STUPID. What does he think that will accomplish?

Yes, yes, yes!!  I work in a dental office and we wear masks and face shields (not like his either.)  The face shields we've always used start at your forehead and cover you down to your chin.  You don't wear it pointing upward and outward!  Although they do make smaller masks like that, but you've still got to wear a mask & safety glasses (in dental at least).  I've seen some crazy get-ups during the pandemic.   

I'm so glad the show went back to show us how some of the sales went for the guys after the lockdown.  They answered several of my questions, with one being just how many people were leaving NYC.  I've heard & read conflicting reports.  Ryan mentioned several times how many people were leaving, and then he said that he also lost 80% of his buyer pool (I think I heard that correctly.)  Yikes!  That's a huge drop in potential buyers.  I wonder how many of those were international buyers.  

I'm sure the market slowed down around my area (the South) last year, but the past few months has seen a surge in home sales.  In fact, most homes that are being listed are just the starting point for negotiations.  It's definitely a seller's market here.  I'm seeing the same thing in Florida where my family lives.  People buying homes virtually and getting into bidding wars.   It's crazy out there!  

Ryan's daughter, Zena, is a doll!  As well as the other kids!  I miss Fredrik on the show, but at least we got to see him via Zoom.    I miss his zany energy when showing a house.  He makes everything seem exciting! 

The house that Steve went to see in upstate New York was beautiful.  It has a lot of potential.  It really needs a designer's touch.  I thought the inside of the house looked a little sparse, but at least it was neat and clean.  It's a beautiful property overall.   

 

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I bet at the level Ryan sells at, that 80% of the buyer's pool left town for vacation homes, or to other states.   A lot of the luxury market buyers have vacation homes, or live in other countries and only visit NYC.    I would think with the high budget buyers, that the property Steve is listing for Cornelia Guest, in the country might be a better sale than in town properties.  Steve with the animals was adorable. 

I did the FF through the rookie brokers.   I want to watch the A team, not the junior varsity.   I hope this will be the final episode with 'how we survived the pandemic" stuff, and just addresses the market challenges.   I like Ryan's strategy on the twin apartments, with selling one, and renting the other for a few years, until the market improves.     It's really gutsy of Ryan to start to his own firm during this time.   See, even Ryan's family went to his parent's place in New Hampshire.    I think there are various parts of Ryan's company, sales, rentals and property managements, and I think he's flipped properties before too. 

I love seeing Ryan's renovation, and Emilia's family.   Emilia's brother is so funny.   I love him getting Ryan to put garlic in the walls.   

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2 hours ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

It's really gutsy of Ryan to start to his own firm during this time. 

I was kind of surprised at this, only because I thought that the Nest Seekers was his own company.  He is a very driven person, and I admire his moxie!  I hope that he slows down every once in awhile (aside from the pandemic) to stop and smell the roses!

2 hours ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

I would think with the high budget buyers, that the property Steve is listing for Cornelia Guest, in the country might be a better sale than in town properties. 

Steve was smart to use his down time for expanding his business into the more rural areas.  He was ahead of the game.  It was unbelievable how much property came with that place!  Stunning!     

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13 hours ago, sheetmoss said:

I can't unsee Kirsten's big cheek mole🥴

I hope she appears on Dr Pimple Popper to have it removed:)

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4 hours ago, ChitChat said:

I remember when Tyler first came on this show and he said that he wanted to help those buyers who have a hard time with letting go of their property.  It wasn't all about the sale for him.  He's really sweet in that way.   That buyer was sweet too, but that's going to be a difficult sell with all of that wallpaper.  I love the balloon wallpaper, but damn, it's on the door, walls and ceiling!  It's just too much.  Most people freak out if they see just one room in a home with wallpaper, but the whole apartment?  Maybe they'll get lucky and find somebody who loves it.  

The house that Steve went to see in upstate New York was beautiful.  It has a lot of potential.  It really needs a designer's touch.  I thought the inside of the house looked a little sparse, but at least it was neat and clean.  It's a beautiful property overall.   

 

I loved the decor in the apartment that Tyler was listing with the wallpaper. Every room had a different theme.

Steve' listing in upstate NY was also impressive. The house needed some renovations but the land was beautiful.

It must be a very expensive property to maintain.

 

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2 hours ago, oakville said:

I loved the decor in the apartment that Tyler was listing with the wallpaper. Every room had a different theme.

She had some pretty stuff, but wallpapered rooms can be a difficult sell.  Been there, done that!!  I loved the multi-colored chandeliers.  I can't imaging having an extra $20,000 to plunk down on a lighting fixture, but if I hit the lottery, I'll put that on the list of must haves!  

Her kitchen was really nicely done.  It's such a shame that the market tanked and the sellers will have to make a drastic price drop.  If they could've just held out until things got better, but that wasn't possible for a lot of people, I suppose. 

I hope that Ryan's townhouse reno was far enough along before the price of lumber skyrocketed.  There were other things that went up in price too.  I feel sorry for people who are in the middle of building and now will have to pay a whole lot more than they anticipated due to the building costs going up so high.  Geez, gas, groceries, everything is going up.  

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The farmhouse was pretty neat but the second needed updating and staging. I got the impression that the homeowner had lived (vacationed)  in the house for years but I guess not. I like Steve Gold the most. He’s never OTT seems generally nice. That said, how can a guy who looks he hasn’t showered or shaved look look like a runway model with a cow neck sweater. I mean I know he was a runway model but how does he do it without looking like a schlub. Asking for a friend.

Ryan’s house looks amazing. For some reason I missed how many floor's it had before but I think or saw 7 shown on this episode. I don’t know a thing about brownstones but I just assumed they were about 4 floors. I would loved to see the courtyard totally landscaped with lights and candles everywhere. That would be such a nice place to relax and/or party. Somehow my tiny deck isn’t cutting it. It sucks being poor. LOL!!!!!

i remember Ryan on As the World Turns and he was awful. I remember thinking then what awful casting it was. He didn’t last too long either. He was all sorts of wrong for the part.

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45 minutes ago, ByaNose said:

I would loved to see the courtyard totally landscaped with lights and candles everywhere. That would be such a nice place to relax and/or party.

It will be great for his and Emilia's families to come and visit and/or stay.  Looks like his MIL is there for an extended period of time!  The courtyard would be pretty with all of the lights.  FWIW, we planted an olive tree last year and it's just starting to grow some olives.  Ryan's brother-in-law had him bite into that olive knowing that it would taste terrible.  After we planted our olive tree I read that olives are naturally bitter, hence Ryan's face when he bit into it!  We'll have to put them in a salt solution for awhile once they're ready to be picked off of the tree.  So much for eating the olives right off the tree!  

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1 minute ago, ChitChat said:

It will be great for his and Emilia's families to come and visit and/or stay.  Looks like his MIL is there for an extended period of time!  The courtyard would be pretty with all of the lights.  FWIW, we planted an olive tree last year and it's just starting to grow some olives.  Ryan's brother-in-law had him bite into that olive knowing that it would taste terrible.  After we planted our olive tree I read that olives are naturally bitter, hence Ryan's face when he bit into it!  We'll have to put them in a salt solution for awhile once they're ready to be picked off of the tree.  So much for eating the olives right off the tree!  

I only have fake olive trees/branches because all of the YouTube influencers told me too. I have no style and if isn’t in a Pottery Barn catalog I’m lost. LOL!!!!!

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6 hours ago, oakville said:

I hope she appears on Dr Pimple Popper to have it removed:)

It is very hard to remove a mole on the face because it will leave a bad scar. My daughter had on removed and the only reason her doctor was willing was it was in her eyebrow and she is able to hide the scar with eyebrow pencil.

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The woman may lose a million on that house including the decor she put in.  But she didn’t seem too upset about it.  Her husband got a job in FL so they probably can absorb that kind of hit.

But I also wonder if the brokers are overplaying this supposed exodus to get sellers to lower prices so that they can make deals, because their incomes were hit and some deals are uncertain.

Because high end real estate was already going down in Manhattan before the pandemic.  That one property went from $22 million ask to $15 million sale so that’s a lot of margin they had to play with.

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Did anybody else think that the supposed buyer for Ryan's townhouse for $15 million was just some filler for the show?  That was a little too good to be true.  If true though, that offer would've been tempting to take. 

I feel sorry for the people on both sides of Ryan's townhouse having to put up with all of the renovation noise.  I was kind of surprised that they did a total gut job.  I thought there were parts of it that were just fine, but I can also see how much bigger the place looks by taking out some of the walls.  They're going to need space if her family is going to practically live there!  

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The buyer for Ryan's townhouse was probably a scripted scene, with someone else than the intended buyer or their agent being filmed. 

 However, I know several people who had homes under construction, and had someone offer them a humongous price because they wanted the specific location, and style of house.

One person was building on the shore off of Myrtle Beach, and (this was 20 years ago) were building their dream home.   (This was when a lot of older country singers were relocating there, it was a slower pace, and fewer shows than in Branson, MO).    A person who was kind of famous (I don't know who) saw it, and offered way over what it was worth, but the homeowners turned it down.    This was a big offer over asking, no inspections, no financing, and later they wished they had accepted, and moved on.   

I really get a kick out of Ryan's father-in-law Leonidas.    I can see where the brother-in-law gets his sense of humor from.  

Ryan's townhouse is gigantic, has that expensive, large elevator, and the square footage and location really are good.     It's funny how the 'good' locations change.    The townhouse is 8,000 sq. ft, and 6 floors.    

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Ryan's townhouse doesn't look as expensive as it was. It's too cookie cutter common. At least the pictures I've seen.

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2 hours ago, Grrarrggh said:

Ryan's townhouse doesn't look as expensive as it was. It's too cookie cutter common. At least the pictures I've seen.

He might've renovated the charm right out of it!

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I keep forgetting that the house is (probably) done & I'm watching from last year. I’m looking forward to the reveal. 

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45 minutes ago, ChitChat said:

He might've renovated the charm right out of it!

I'm just amazed that there are $10m houses that look like $300k ones. Why bother spending all that money? I understand location, but it's more than that people are stupidly spending on. 

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They should name their new home 'The Money Pit'!   I'm sure it's lovely though.  

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8 hours ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

However, I know several people who had homes under construction, and had someone offer them a humongous price because they wanted the specific location, and style of house.

IIRC, one of the Brits on MDLLA bought and was remodeling a house for him and his wife/fiancee but a really good offer came in and after discussing it they decided to sell.

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14 hours ago, Grrarrggh said:

I'm just amazed that there are $10m houses that look like $300k ones. Why bother spending all that money? I understand location, but it's more than that people are stupidly spending on. 

Yeah, you don’t have to totally go on the cheap but you also save a lot of money. Now, money isn’t their problem to toss around but there are a lot of the things wouldn’t even question that was $50,000 or $500,000. Yes, I’m exaggerating but I think they feel they have to keep up with the Jones’s to have everything high end (some would say tacky) and, with high prices. 

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I covet the animal print chair in Ryan and Emilia’s living room.  

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On 6/12/2021 at 8:53 AM, ChitChat said:

Did anybody else think that the supposed buyer for Ryan's townhouse for $15 million was just some filler for the show?  That was a little too good to be true.  If true though, that offer would've been tempting to take. 

I feel sorry for the people on both sides of Ryan's townhouse having to put up with all of the renovation noise.  I was kind of surprised that they did a total gut job.  I thought there were parts of it that were just fine, but I can also see how much bigger the place looks by taking out some of the walls.  They're going to need space if her family is going to practically live there!  

friends of ours in Chicago bought a brownstone and rehabbed it stud to stud.  every night there would be business cards on their front saying that they would buy it from them immediately.  this was maybe 10 years ago or so

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On 6/13/2021 at 10:21 AM, ByaNose said:

Yeah, you don’t have to totally go on the cheap but you also save a lot of money. Now, money isn’t their problem to toss around but there are a lot of the things wouldn’t even question that was $50,000 or $500,000. Yes, I’m exaggerating but I think they feel they have to keep up with the Jones’s to have everything high end (some would say tacky) and, with high prices. 

The thing is, too many of the things they spend $500k on look as though they spent $50k. Why bother to spend all that money when you might as well have spent a quarter of that for the same look: white/grey Shaker cabinets, open concept, barn doors etc etc. 

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I'm glad that we got to see Steve's property (Ansonia).  The remodel looked great.  I thought that was the property the owner took off the market.  I didn't think we'd get to see it updated.  I thought that the price for that amount of apartment was actually reasonable (not that I have 3M to spend, but for NYC standards, it seemed pretty good.) 

Tyler cracked me up with his line "fresh air is having a moment" when commenting on how buyers want apartments with windows that open, or terraces, etc.   Fresh air is a precious commodity if you're in quarantine in a high-rise apartment!  I love the layout of the apartment he's selling (lady moving to Florida.)   The kitchen has the kind of layout that I like.  Some of the wallpaper is a little much, but it's still a beautiful place.

Okay, I'm really disappointed in Fredrik's negative attitude about Ryan opening up his own brokerage.  No need to be a dick about it.   Fredrik and his assistant need to practice with the little rolling I-Pad before doing another showing.  That was a little awkward.  I applaud the effort though!  I like Fredrik, but it's just not the same without his crazy energy when showing properties.  He's really good at painting a picture for prospective buyers rather than just pointing out the obvious.  

 

 

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14 minutes ago, ChitChat said:

I'm glad that we got to see Steve's property (Ansonia).  The remodel looked great.

It sure was, it was gorgeous.

14 minutes ago, ChitChat said:

Okay, I'm really disappointed in Fredrik's negative attitude about Ryan opening up his own brokerage.  No need to be a dick about it.

She just can't help herself.

 

15 minutes ago, ChitChat said:

Some of the wallpaper is a little much, but it's still a beautiful place.

Some of those elements, like the wallpaper, and the chandelier look wonderful on their own, but they just don't work together together.

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58 minutes ago, sugarbaker design said:

Some of those elements, like the wallpaper, and the chandelier look wonderful on their own, but they just don't work together together.

Why? I'm like her in I enjoy knowing I'm in different rooms in my home, not thinking I'm in the same one over and over again. Especially can't stand bathroom/kitchens. Two rooms I don't want to be thinking about at the same time!!

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I felt sorry for the lady having to move after thinking this was her forever home.  I liked how Tyler tried to console her by telling her she'll go have her Florida home, then maybe in the future she can come back and have her NYC home.  It was very sweet of him.  Mr. Chat and I have moved a bit over the years, so I understand how difficult it can be to leave your home/job/friends, etc.   Hopefully she'll be excited once she's in Florida and will find another dream home to make her own.  She might be reluctant to do that again though. 

I liked the wallpaper in her home, but some of it was just a little overdone (in my humble opinion!)   A little wallpaper goes a long way!  When selling a home, people can have a hard time visualizing their furniture in an empty space, and some can't see past a paint color or wallpaper they don't like.  It's crazy to me, but having been through the selling process a few times, you learn what people think about your home - good and bad! 

I can overlook those things if I don't like them, and repainting or taking down outdated wallpaper isn't a big deal to me, but from what I've seen of home renovation shows, a lot of people don't want to have to do those things when they buy a home.  Again, that's crazy to me because one can't expect to buy an existing home that's going to meet every buyer's specifications.  Those people to need buy some land and build their own home if they're that picky! 

About the Ansonia, when Steve & the other Realtor were negotiating,  I heard her say that they don't know what's in the walls of that old building, so another reason for a lower bid.  Wouldn't that building have to be checked for asbestos and other issues?  Wouldn't they also bring an inspector in to go over everything before the purchase?  The 2 big concerns are lead paint and asbestos.  I'm curious if the old NYC apartment buildings have to have these things checked, or if they're just grandfathered in and you take care of  it if you remodel.  That's a big ordeal to remove asbestos.  Hopefully the Ansonia doesn't have those problems. 

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I'm so glad the Ansonia property sold.     It was smart to take the cash offer, and get the deal over with.       I love the makeover on the Ansonia property.    

Tyler's client seemed so fragile, and upset to be moving.   

I had to laugh at Fredrik's moving screen, and how awful it was.    Plus, no building in NYC is going to allow an Alpaca, and many don't allow dogs over a certain size either.     I'm sure that was only for the story line anyway. 

It was gutsy of Ryan to launch a new business during the pandemic.  In real life all of the agents seem to be very friendly with each other, and I can see how Fredrick was worried about Ryan taking a huge step in an uncertain time.      

I love watching the reno on Ryan's townhouse, and his father-in-law Leonidas is hysterical.   The FIL seems so tough, and then him telling Ryan that when his wife, and daughters get upset Leonidas just says "Yes" to everything they want.      

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7 minutes ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

It was gutsy of Ryan to launch a new business during the pandemic.

I was trying to figure out the model (not knowing much of anything about how all of this works). He said he was bringing over his "essential" people (which LOL seemed half of which were his PR/video people) and the rest of his "team" will have to make a decision whether to move with him. So his "team" otherwise stays with the company and presumably gets distributed to other brokers there if they don't move with Ryan? Is there some sort of "profit sharing" in his "team"? What does it mean to be on Ryan's "team" at his current company?

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1 hour ago, dleighg said:

He said he was bringing over his "essential" people (which LOL seemed half of which were his PR/video people) and the rest of his "team" will have to make a decision whether to move with him.

I'm a little confused on this too, but was it his production staff that he brought with him?  I'm thinking that he isn't allowed to "recruit" people away from his old office, but if they choose to leave and go with him, then it's okay.  In the dental world, if I go to another office, I'm not allowed to call my patients and ask them to follow me, but if they do so on their own, it's okay.  Maybe it's the same kind of thing. 

2 hours ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

I'm so glad the Ansonia property sold.     It was smart to take the cash offer, and get the deal over with. 

I liked Steve's exasperation with the tired old line of wanting a "Covid deal!"  I'm sure they're all tired of that one.

2 hours ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

I had to laugh at Fredrik's moving screen, and how awful it was.    Plus, no building in NYC is going to allow an Alpaca, and many don't allow dogs over a certain size either.     I'm sure that was only for the story line anyway. 

If that was for real, it's actually sad for the alpaca if it's doomed to a life of living in a small apartment, or any other place that doesn't have acres of land for it to roam on.  I don't think people should own these types of animals if it's only to have them as an object of conversation.  Hopefully he just borrowed it from a farm and took it back.  

2 hours ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

In real life all of the agents seem to be very friendly with each other, and I can see how Fredrick was worried about Ryan taking a huge step in an uncertain time. 

I think Fredrik was having sour grapes face!  He can be that way.  It is gutsy of Ryan to embark on this new venture.  I guess it's like a lot of things in life though.  If you keep waiting for the "right" moment, then you might never take that leap of faith and just go for it!  I hope that Ryan doesn't burn himself out though by always having to have things bigger and better.  Sometimes you've just got to stop and look around and appreciate and enjoy what you've got!  

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Tyler seems like a genuinely nice person. I thought the way he handled the buyer who is moving to Florida in this episode and the last one was really sweet. After annoying me earlier in the season, I like him again. 

Fredrik’s ipad on a stick was pretty awful. I have to think that was just for tv. I was also surprised to see his attitude towards Ryan. I liked that everyone seemed to be friends now, so I hope we’re not going back to a lot of drama between Ryan and Fredrik. 

I thought Ryan owned the other business, so I’m actually confused. Regardless, I wish him well. 

I liked how Steve’s Ansonia remodel. It looked really nice but that kitchen is just awful. 

It seems like real estate has picked up in NYC the last few of months, so I wonder how some of these sellers feel who sold at a big discount last year. 
 

 

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8 minutes ago, Jess14 said:

I liked how Steve’s Ansonia remodel. It looked really nice but that kitchen is just awful. 

It seemed like two people could barely get past one another in that kitchen. Definitely needs a complete change.

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I couldn't get into this episode. I'm afraid to see what the buyer will do that Ansonia flat. I couldn't build up much, if any, sympathy for the rich lady who's moving to Florida. Same with Ryan and his schmaltzy "worked his way up" schtick. 

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