As you enter through the gates to this home in Cape Town, South Africa, you are welcomed into another world of sheer opulence. The parking courtyard, with its imposing port cache, tall walls and mountain vistas, truly sets the tone for the rest of the property.
A 75-foot, competition-length pool is suspended over the water's edge, giving the illusion that the owners are swimming into the horizon. A travertine deck surrounds the feature and complements the property's various stone walkways.
On this incredible patio, the world (the Los Angeles one, anyhow) is literally at your feet. The fire pit seems to float atop the pool and there are many luxurious seating areas from which to take in the view.
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.
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.
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.
Andrea and Javier have sold their current place without even listing! Now they want to downsize without losing any of the beauty and integrity of their current dream home, but they only have 2 weeks to do it! Adam Moskowitz is a friend of Sabrina Kleier. He wants to sell his Williamsburg apartment for a tidy profit. Young GHK agent Isabel is seen as the best fit to take on this listing, with her vast social circle of young, creative types who gravitate to this hip area.
CORE's Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon have been challenged with revitalizing a stale listing on the market for a year: a $2.2M pied-a-terre owned by legendary actress Joan Collins. Joan is counting on them to get the job done after listing with three previous brokers. Agent Deborah Lupard has friends who own a beautiful, historic house in New Paltz. They're ready to sell and move onto the next chapter of their lives; so, they enlist Deborah's help with selling their property. Because Deborah's not familiar with real estate in New Paltz, she decides to find the right local agent with whom she can team up.
Warburg's Richard Steinberg has already sold millions of dollars worth of property in a high end midtown building, but now he's vying for the exclusive listing of the penthouse apartment. Richard is feeling good, but the building isn't ready to hand him the exclusive before he proves his abilities one more time. Udi Eliasi of Citi Habitats is working with an Alphabet City owner who is finally ready to sell his multi-family townhome, once some renovations have been made to the property. Find out if Steinburg's plans go his way on Selling New York.
Michele Kleier takes on an exclusive listing for a spacious pair of Upper East Side penthouses. With one penthouse already on its way to a deal, Michele hopes she can make a quick sale of its counterpart by throwing a 60s themed open house. CORE's Adrian Noriega has to convince his stubborn client to give him a little wiggle room when it comes to selling her apartment.
Michele and Laurel of GHK have a listing for a unique 1-bedroom apartment owned by a Salsa-dancing, party-hosting performer of a client who must sell quickly because she's moving to LA for work. The challenge is that this unique apartment will be difficult to price and market because there are no comparable properties in the neighborhood. So they'll market the best feature of the apartment; its party pad status. Elliman's Frances Katzen is faced with selling the last three units in a condo with no frills, in an unpopular Hell's Kitchen location. Her boss has trusted her to offer unusual incentives for buyers including covering the cost of a year membership at any offsite gym, and a free designer consultation.
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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