I suppose the fascination with Jeff and what he does and how he does it should not have been a surprise. Perhaps because I deal with real estate every day, and with Jeff just about everyday, I was not prepared for the reaction the show got. So personal! On both sides: positive and negative. To those of you who enjoyed it, found it entertaining, informative, fun, and outrageous and "got" Jeff, I know you were happy to see the bonus episode. Carrie and I have been busy looking for the next "nugget", as Jenni would say, and contrary to the "experts", the Los Angeles real estate market-- and more specifically, Los Feliz-- is still HOT. Consequently, people are not throwing houses on the market, foreclosures are not popping up on every block, and optimism is greater here than in other parts of the country. The movie industry has had a blockbuster year. The market is very active, and inventory continues to be low. I guess you will have to watch next season to see what happens to Commonwealth, Nottingham, Ben Lomond and Valley Oak Two, and to check out the properties we find for Jeff and Ryan.
This has been quite an experience for me. When Jeff asked if I would participate in the filming of the show, I had my doubts, but of course said yes because Jeff is my client and I wanted to help him out. None of us were prepared for the hullabaloo that followed. What is so strange is that having worked with Jeff for almost three years and seen him interact with his staff and with other agents and the buyers that come through his homes, I have never heard anyone say anything negative about him. He is charming, gracious, patient and funny. If you saw him on Ellen, you saw the Jeff I know. Not that he can't be challenging and a bit quirky, but who isn't? Once again, I want to say thanks to those people who wrote in and were supportive and said positive things about Carrie and me.
Selling real estate is time consuming and requires many set skills, not the least of which is being able to compromise for the good of the deal. It is, for me, a 24/7 job, but thank goodness I love what I do and am fortunate to do what I love. Thanks to Jeff, his staff, and Ryan, who keep it all going, and make it fun in the process. If any of you have any questions about LA real estate just send me a note. I hope to see you again soon.