Lessons Learned On Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles

Million Dollar Listing LA cast

Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles got some new blood this season in the form of our favorite new Brits and Bond Street Partners, James Harris and David Parnes. Despite being well-versed in luxury real estate, the new guys on the block had to learn a hard lesson this week when they ventured to Venice.

While the new guys were hitting the beach, the real estate agent we all love to hate, Josh Altman, was learning that planning a wedding takes a little more time, energy and preparation than he thought.

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David, readily admits that Venice Beach is new to them, but after working out some kinks, they are ready to list there anytime.

“While Venice is not our comfort zone, one must never stay in their comfort zone. We eagerly took on the challenge and immersed ourselves in the area. Seeing the response from our initial brokers open (or lack thereof) was a valuable learning experience about Venice. Our calculated decision to reduce the price based off our research led to multiple offers above asking price. We’re now armed with knowledge and knowledge is power — we hope to enter the area again soon!”

James agrees, “we gained first-hand experience and knowledge in one of L.A.’s hottest markets, which is invaluable. Listing the largest house on a street east of Lincoln certainly came with its challenges, but our strategy of pricing aggressively enabled us to test a new market. In turn, our research and subsequent price reduction worked out perfectly.”

Now on to things that are not so perfect. Josh Altman’s wedding planning — and leaving Heather out of decisions — has been an on-going storyline all season on Million Dollar Listing LA. Now, after a disastrous meeting with a wedding planner, he is finally ready to admit he has no idea what he is doing. (Side note — HOW DOES HEATHER PUT UP WITH HIM?)

“Well I guess from the conversation at the wedding planner, we are definitely not even close to prepared for this wedding…I mean who books a venue a year in advance? Really? I don’t even know what I’m doing next week.”

I know what you are doing next week Altman. Probably talking about how great you are!

TELL US! WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT JAMES AND DAVID AS ADDITIONS TO THE SHOW? COULD YOU PUT UP WITH ALTMAN ON A REGULAR BASIS?

[photo courtesy: Tommy Garcia/Bravo]