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Selling New York is an HGTV series featuring three top real estate companies in the cut throat market of Manhattan, New York. In each episode, brokers from CORE, Haft Kleier, and Gumley, sell pricey New York City apartments and town homes to the very rich. Apartments can range from the low 1 million, to as much as 20 million dollars. The clientele are successful actors, CEO's, clothing designers, self-made millionaires, musicians, and celebrities.

The show follows the 3 companies as they attempt to secure high priced listings with potential clients wishing to sell and purchase homes. Once a listing is secured, the show travels with the clients around New York, visiting potential homes that will suit their needs. The television audience is shown the price of the apartment, the number of bedroom and baths, and the potential commission the agent will earn if a sale closes.

The show gives a glimpse of the intricate details of how real estate is sold in New York City. It is unlike any other market in the world. Prices are extremely expensive and square footage is unbelievably small. The clients are willing to pay a premium to live in this booming market and secure a coveted address. The areas the show travels to in their search include Tribeca, Greenwich Village, Soho, Chelsea, and the Upper East Side. The agents also work with developers seeking to sell units in new buildings, offering a packaged deal to brokers who can sell all of the units. Units are promoted through many marketing techniques. Giveaways and shared commissions are offered as incentives to any broker who can bring in clients, and seal the deal.

Each episode is filled with impressive New York City buildings, featuring beautiful architecture, floor plans, and a history of the location. The competition to secure these much sought after locations is cut throat. Brokers must come up with unique and creative ways to showcase and generate traffic in order to attract potential buyers. Quite often, companies have lavish brokers open parties. At these events, brokers are invited to view apartments to be sold in hopes they will set appointments to bring in their clients, thus making a sale and securing a high commission.

By the end of each episode, the show updates the viewer of the status of the clients, as well as the outcomes of the transactions.

Thursday 9:00 PM et/pt on HGTV
8 Seasons, 112 Episodes - Currently Airing
March 18, 2010
Reality
6.3/10
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Selling New York Full Episode Guide

  • A TV sports producer who's looking to buy a lake house in CT, can't move forward until her agents sell her Chelsea home. The agents have face-to-face meetings with top brokers to hard-sell the merits of the property.

  • Deborah Lupard of Warburg and Charles Homet of Halstead Properties both are challenged to sell their client's apartments in the area known as DUMBO.

  • 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.

  • Adrian Noriega will scour the city to find his wealthy out-of-town client her dream downtown pied-à-terre. His challenge will be finding a quality space in a location where good properties don't stay on the market long.

  • Nancy Cohen has askes Ann Lenane to sell her UWS co-op so she and her husband can live full-time in the country. The broker will spruce-up the tired home to improve their shared hallway's curb appeal.

  • Jason Haber willl have a Rat Pack themed launch to sell his client's $9M apartment that once belonged to Frank Sinatra. The celebrity photographer, Patrick McMullan enlists the Kleiers to find a suitable investment.

  • CORE's Vickey Barron has expecting clients who are literally busting out of their apartment. Once Vickey is able to find them a property, they want to place their current apartment on the market.

  • Gwen Schultz's selling the apartment of her boyfriend Freeman, a widower, but it needs freshening up. Gwen's uncomfortable telling Freeman to remove his late wife's belongings in order for buyers to visualize living there.

  • Kleier's Isabel Solmonson is combing the city to find her friend a two-bedroom home. A junior broker is faced with a looming deadline and after a past deal fell through, she fears her clients are losing confidence in her.

  • Charles Homet will network with New York's party elite to throw a spectacular party at his townhouse listing. The Kleiers have two listings from the same eager seller in the same building, one a triplex, the other a duplex.

  • CORE agent Lisa Graham has a new penthouse sponsor unit that hasn't been upgraded since it was built in the 1980s. Lisa enlists the help from Ann Gallops, a Feng Shui stager to revitalize this stale listing

  • Michele and Laurel of GHK list a 1-bedroom apartment owned by a Salsa-dancing, party-hosting client who must sell quickly. Elliman's Frances Katzen is faced with selling units in a condo with no frills in an unpopular location.

  • Jennifer Gross is helping her boyfriend to find a one-bedroom village apartment. Jason Saft helps a post-break up client decide if he should continue to rent the Chelsea loft or sell it and embark on the next chapter of his life.

  • 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.

  • There's a new listing in East Harlem, a townhouse with a commercial space on the first floor. The trick is to lure buyers to this uptown property. A broker looks to find a 10K sq ft space for a non-profit's annual fundraiser.

  • A family with an expanding brood reaches out to agent GieFaan Kim to help them sell their charming East Village apartment. With a rare 900 sq. ft. terrace as a feature, finding a buyer should be a piece of cake.

  • A new client's looking for an apartment with outdoor space. Now that her son's involved in weekend sports, the family's unable to get to their country home they'd like. So they want a new home with an outdoor area that all enjoy.

  • An apartment in West Chelsea is ready for the market. It's a mint-condition apartment that has a lot going for it, but its best feature is the spectacular view of the High Line. And, an actress needs to move from her 5th Ave loft.

  • 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.

  • Rebecca Edwardson's clients are only interested in selling their 6,000 sq ft apartment... if they can find a comparable new place, along with ample outdoor space. Her clients are incredibly particular with their criteria.

  • After selling his apartment, a couple needs a place in NYC to accommodate their bi-coastal lifestyle. But, the couple have very different styles. And, an agent is challenged to sell a beautiful, but empty, loft.

  • CORE's Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon are challenged with revitalizing a stale one year listing: a $2.2M pied-a-terre owned by actress Joan Collins. Joan's wants them to get the job done after listing with 3 previous brokers.

  • A client asks a broker to her home to convince her new husband to sell. On top of that, her husband, who has filled his apartment with hundreds of kitschy toys, to sell off some of his 'collection' to get the apartment ready.

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