Lessons to be Learned in Million Dollar Listing (S13: E52)
I have to admit I am not a fan of reality shows, but Million Dollar Listing has made me a “star”. Okay, well maybe that’s an overstatement. I might have just used up my 15 minutes of fame, but helping with the shoot on the most recent episode was a lot of fun. Click here to see the whole episode and keep an eye out for yours truly around minute 15. Here are a few lessons I learned from the experience:
- Sometimes you change the world; other times the world changes you. The Real Deal published an exclusive a day before filming that Josh Flagg joined Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The only person who didn’t know was Josh Flagg. I think Josh figured out that even though the deal wasn’t finalized then, it was the right way for him to move forward now. Again, welcome Josh!
- After welcoming Josh Flagg to the firm, I got the story behind the story. Wow! I could have stopped the conversation. I could have badmouthed those who were responsible for the leak. I could have grabbed a glass of wine myself. Instead, I just smiled and the camera kept rolling. In the end, it worked out fine.
- It’s a lot of work! A lot was said, but only a few bits were used. In the overall episode, the open house segment lasted barely 2 minutes, but it took the crew 4+ hours to prep, film, and clean up. Not to mention the editing, coordinating, transporting, and of course the paperwork. Bravo crew, bravo!
- Take the chance. As I said, I'm not a fan of reality shows so I initially didn't want to do this. It put me out of my comfort zone with the idea of cameras, small talk, and being around people in a pandemic. But, I responded yes when the call came. I showed up prepared, ready to smile, and make the most of my time with the true stars. Guess what would have happened if I didn’t go? That’s right—NOTHING. Thank you all for the opportunity!
To tell you the truth, I feel like these lessons I already learned with helping my real estate clients. 1) Change is the only constant in our market, but if you 2) keep a positive attitude, 3) do the work, and 4) take the chance, then success will find you!
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