I love reality TV. My DVR is set to record Survivor every week and my guiltiest pleasure are those crazy real housewives. So, when I saw that there was a new show about real estate agents in New York, of course I hit the record button right away.
Oh. My. Gosh.
They (whoever those invisible “they” are) say that real estate agents are among the least trusted professionals. This show tells me why.
- An agent took off to Boston for the weekend without submitting an offer and his client lost out on a multi-million dollar apartment
- One guy tried to solicit business from someone while the person was having lunch WITH THEIR OWN AGENT
- Then there were the completely inappropriate sexual innuendos made to an assistant in the office
I counted at least two violations of the National Association of REALTORS® code of ethics in one short episode. Now, I realize that it’s New York, not New Orleans. And I’m sure that a good portion of this is more than likely staged for TV and plenty of editing happens to ensure drama and confrontation, since that’s what seems to sell today.
But, really? Seriously?
I can only imagine how their local colleagues are reacting to this. As I watch the season unfold, I’m sure that I’ll tell myself more than once “we won’t ever be like this…”