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When Lucie Holt is approached by a developer to help brand, market, and rent out an entire building of luxury apartments, located in a hip, downtown neighborhood, she jumps at the chance. But this opportunity is a big risk, because it's the first time Lucie is marketing and managing an entire building. Warburg's Leslie Modell has been asked by her friend Nina to help resolve a delicate family matter. Nina wants to sell her large 2 bed/2 bath apartment to her daughter Samantha and her family, who currently live in a much smaller 2 bed/1 bath apartment in the same building. Both mom and daughter want their relationship to stay strong and are extremely worried about the negotiations.
Gwen Schultz is selling the apartment of her boyfriend Freeman, a widower, but because the apartment is full of family photos and needs a freshening up, the listing has become stale. Gwen is uncomfortable telling Freeman to remove his late wife's photos and belongings in order to allow buyers to visualize living there. Boutique agency owner Doug Heddings has been asked to help his dear friends, Felicia and Jeff Walker find a new home in the West Village. In this sought after neighborhood, finding a suitable apartment for their family within their budget has proven rather difficult. Doug's challenge will be to convince them that if this neighborhood is a key factor in their search, then they'll need to raise their budget.
As the third realtor in ten months on a penthouse listing, CORE agent Vickey Barron needs to come up with a fresh new marketing idea to get this Greenwich Village property sold. GHK's Michele Kleier guides two newbie agents, John Liss and Isabel Solmonson, as they attempt to sell their first listing, down in the financial district.
Jason Haber will have a Rat Pack themed launch and use a home's rich history to sell his client Penny's $9M apartment that once belonged to Frank Sinatra. The challenge will be creating enough buzz to get buyers through the door and over the fact that the location isn't ideal. The celebrity photographer, Patrick McMullan enlists the Kleiers to help him find a suitable investment property in Brooklyn, where he grew up. The challenge the Kleiers are facing is that they are not as familiar with Brooklyn as they are with Manhattan. Knowing this, they call upon a colleague who is a well-known developer in Brooklyn to assist them with their search.
Busy wife and mom, Deana Lenz, turns to agent Ann Lenane for help. Needing to payback student loans and finance a new career, Deana's thinking of selling the family apartment and downsizing to something more cost effective. But, she worries about finding something suitable for her, her two daughters, and husband in a lower price range. Deborah Lupard's clients, Udi and Vered Behr, are empty nesters who have listed their Tribeca loft now that their kids are grown. Deb is faced with a number of challenges. The Behrs love their artsy and very nested apartment and won't sell unless they get their price and that pressure alone is a nightmare for any broker.
Michele Kleier opens up communication with a real estate developer who turns run down multi-residence townhouses into incredible single family homes. With Emeril Lagasse's fabulous townhouse already on her list of accomplishments, this is one developer relationship Michele definitely wants to hold on to. Michael Graves of CORE is looking outdo himself by breaking his own record sales high in the same building. But his boss Shaun Osher is skeptical he will be able to outdo the price of the penthouse apartment that sold at the height of the real estate market.
CORE's Elizabeth Kee and Lindsee Silverstein are faced with a challenging sale when they learn that their client's apartment is dominated by a huge slide. Unwilling to remove the apartment's most unique element, the girls must bring in clients who are young-hearted and open minded. GHK's Margo Fall attempts to discover West Coast flavor in the New York real estate market for her California clients.
Melissa Meyers and her family have relocated to California for her teenaged daughter's acting career, and they're trying to sell their place on the UES. The empty apartment has already been on the market for six months with another agent, and Melissa won't budge on the price. Dan and Kim Kelleher cannot understand why their apartment isn't selling. They insist it's a hidden gem in Manhattan and they need Doug Heddings to help them get that across to a buyer as soon as possible because their family is rapidly outgrowing the place. But Doug's having a hard time getting potential buyers to overlook a $4k monthly maintenance fee.
A TV sports producer who's looking to sell her Manhattan condo and buy a lake house in Connecticut can't move forward until her agents, Linette Semino and Susan Silverman, sells her $2M Chelsea home. To realize their client's dreams, the agents have face-to-face meetings with top brokers to hard-sell the merits of the property and invite colleagues to an open house. With Suzanne's help, they recruit some well-known sportscasters, enticing curiosity seekers into the space. After living in the same building as Michele Kleier for years, Michele's neighbor enlists her to help sell her apartment so she and her family can have a fresh start. She's looking for a change and wants either a townhouse or a modern condo, ideally with more space. Michele quickly realizes that her biggest challenge will be her client's indecisive nature.
CORE agent Vickey Barron's worldly clients, Nava and her husband, have moved overseas and want to sell their two-bedroom apartment as soon as possible. Vickey has to convince her clients that a big event focusing on her client's love of international culture and art?a documentary film fundraiser?will attract potential buyers and brokers and create buzz while doing something great for the community. The Kleiers are approached by top PR agent Alison Brod to find a high-end, short-term rental for a documentary filmmaker with particular taste. He wants to live in a luxury apartment for the duration of shooting his film, but, all he can offer in exchange for a swanky pad is exposure in the film itself.
Robby Brown is ready to sell an apartment that he and a friend co-purchased as an investment a few years ago. Located in West Chelsea, this mint-condition apartment has a lot going for it, but its best feature is the spectacular view of the High Line. Robby and his friend are anxious for a quick sale, so Robby's strategy is two-fold: he wants to stage the apartment and utilize the High Line as part of his sales approach. CORE agent John Harrison's anxious client, actress Mel Gorham needs to move out of her Fifth Ave. loft apartment and find a bigger space for her and her Great Dane service dog, 120lb Isabella. Mel is insistent that Isabella goes wherever she does, so John must find a renter for her loft and the perfect two-bedroom apartment in the west village or Gramercy that will accommodate this enormous and rambunctious dog which is not an easy task in Manhattan.
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