Selling real estate is a tough gig in a down market, even when the listings are as fabulous as the Southern California properties that Josh Flagg peddles on the Bravo reality show “Million Dollar Listing.”
So Flagg can get very creative in order to score the kind of big commissions that earned him a spot on Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 for Real Estate.
Things like taking a buyer with cash in his pocket up in a helicopter to scout properties from the air, and then delivering him to owners who
may or may not have had their homes up for sale.
“That definitely was one of the most outrageous things I’ve done,” Flagg admitted during the question-and-answer portion of last Friday’s Realty Reality, a benefit for the Denver Colorado AIDS Project. “I’ve also put swans in swimming pools … whatever it takes to enhance a buyer’s interest.”
“Million Dollar Listing’s” fifth season is now underway and Flagg promises it’s going to be “fantastic; our best yet. It’s filled with plenty of high-stakes deals and a whole lotta drama.”
The listing he is currently most excited about is the $11 million Dorothy Chandler estate; the one he regrets not landing is the one that had belonged to the late Aaron Spelling. “That is definitely the one that got away,” he said.
Organized by DCAP board member Kathryn Farrow, a broker associate at Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Realty Reality was held in one of the units in Residence XXV, a community of 25 luxury condominiums on the 15th to 19th floors of the