Last night was the series premiere of Million Dollar Listing Miami. Which means new sharks, new million dollar high stakes deals, and lots more drool-worthy properties. All of that, plus the beach! SOLD! I wonder if any of our former Real Housewives of Miami ladies will be making an appearance?
We start out by meeting Chris Leavitt, whose motto is work smart, not hard. Chris prefers to conduct his phone meetings from his office, the bath tub, which he says is also his therapist. Among his most important strategies for being a top dollar agent is looking good, and being the type of person his clients want to hang out with. I mean clearly it's working because 2 minutes into the show Chris and his Oscar the Grouch eyebrows are my favorite. #CallMe
Chris, who grew up on the east coast, strives to bring "Northeast class" to the Miami new money market. He does most of his business in the exclusive enclave of Bar Harbor, which is old money and new money home of Miami's most fabulous – and wealthy.
"British transplants David Parnes and James Harris are making a name for themselves with their crisp suits and smooth selling moves. The duo and their firm Bond Street Partners – part of Mauricio Umansky's company – are forces to be reckoned grossing over $120 million in sales last year. Their sly business sense and international prowess make them a threat," promises Bravo. "Josh Altman's sights are set on growing The Altman Brothers into a worldwide real estate empire, but a mounting rift between fiance Heather and brother Matt may make planning his wedding even harder to manage. Josh Flagg has enjoyed the splendors of being a top agent in Beverly Hills, but with a slew of agents on the rise, he is forced to protect his precious piece of the pie."
Season 7 of Million Dollar Listing LA kicks off Wednesday, August 20 at 9PM ET/PT. Meet the newbies, David and James, and see the cast photos below.
My gut reaction was to stomp my foot and scream NOOOO! repeatedly. I didn't because I'm not three years old. But. Ugh. I loved Madison, Josh Flagg, and Josh Altman on the show together. They each bring something different to the table but also interact in a magical way. I wish Madison luck – and I will continue to follow him on Instagram (Hello, shirtless Madison, happy-go-lucky Maya, and breathtaking Malibu!) of course.
We're really looking forward to the new Million Dollar Listing franchise! From the press release: "Three luxury real estate agents battle it out in the world of high-end real estate. With a surging market in South Florida, properties are selling for record rates and agents are cashing in on massive commissions like never before. The mansions are bigger, the high-rises are taller, the amenities are more lux, and the locals have access to amazing views, beaches and a lifestyle unlike anywhere else in the world. Business can get heated as the brokers attempt to make a name for themselves and outshine their competition by landing the next big listing."
Bravo has expanded its Million Dollar Listing franchise – my favorite – with Million Dollar Listing Miami. The hot new show kicks off Wednesday, June 25 – and I seriously cannot wait.
"With a surging market in South Florida, properties are selling for record rates and agents are cashing in on massive commissions like never before," says Bravo. "The mansions are bigger, high-rises are taller, amenities are more lux, and locals have access to amazing views, beaches, and a lifestyle unlike anywhere else in the world. Business can get heated as the brokers attempt to make a name for themselves and outshine their competition by landing the next big listing."
Million Dollar Listing Miami features Chad Carroll, Samantha DeBianchi, the franchise's first female agent, and Chris Leavitt. Check out the cast bios and photos and the trailer below.
Well, if his book does what it he claims it will, Fredrik Eklund is going to be karate chopping his way to even more money! The green tea swilling star of Million Dollar Listing: New York not only kills it in the world of real estate, he plans to take the New York Times bestseller list by storm as well.
The New York Post speculated that Fredrik and lifestyle guru Bruce Littleton just inked a six-figure deal to write a book to be published by Penguin which shares "the tricks used to convince people 'to love you, listen to you and buy whatever you are selling.'” Where do I sign up for my advance copy?
You all know Million Dollar Listing: New York is one of my guilty pleasures for Fredrik Eklund's karate moves alone. However, no one does frat boy charm and silly arrogance quite like Ryan Serhant. Those eyes. That pig (I miss you, Kevin Bacon!). Those suits (gracious, those suits). Sure, he often comes across as a cocky S.O.B., but I think he's a real softie underneath it all.
Of course, I should know given that I got to chat with Ryan before this season's premiere. Most exciting ten minutes of my March, by far. Sad, I know. I just like to remember it when I watch…like when he talked about the time capsule town house that was finally featured on last week's episode. Apparently, I'm not the only one that Ryan gives interviews to (I'm shocked–I thought we had something special), and he's opening up about his personal philosophy–and rumors of a MDL crossover!–in a new one.
This week is the NBC/Bravo upfront presentations and therefore a slew of Bravolebrities have descended on NYC. There's a lot of co-mingling of Bravo stars going on as they attend parties and dinners together. Apparently there's a lot of hooking up going on, too! Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi and Million Dollar Listing New York star Luis D. Ortiz were caught kissing last night!
Million Dollar Listing L.A. star Josh Altman was the sneaky photographer who snapped this photo of GG and Luis getting friendly at dinner. Josh shared the pic on Facebook, Wow! "Wow! Sitting having drinks in NYC and just saw this. @luisdortiz and @gg_golnesa having a @bravotv moment."