Spoilers for Season 2, Episode 1 of “Huge Little Lies.”
“Huge Little Lies” is again, and with it are some updates on what our favourite girls of Monterey, California have been as much as—together with some new profession strikes. Approach again within the pilot, Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) lamented that she needed a second chapter in life, since her children have been turning into extra impartial. Firstly of season two, we see that she has made that occur for herself, within the type of a brand new profession in actual property.
“Right here in Monterey, it’s like printing cash,” she brags. “I ought to have performed this years in the past.”
Whereas Madeline has some traits that would make her a wonderful agent (Willpower! Consideration to element! She most likely has an honest deal with available on the market!), she additionally has another qualities that would jeopardize her stint: She’s a bit backstabby, which isn’t nice for enterprise in a small city; she’s confirmed all through the collection to be very cussed; and in a single open home scene within the premiere, she blows off two potential patrons to maintain gossiping on her cell to a buddy. This begs the query, is Madeline a very good agent or not?
Fortunate for us, real-life Monterey actual property agent Rachelle Razzeca had some perception to supply. We spoke to her on the cellphone whereas Razzeca was driving a shuttle for the US Open occurring within the space.
inhomedesign: To begin with, what’s the function of an actual property agent?
Rachelle Razzeca: We act in each promoting and shopping for. Our job is to assist steer folks in the proper path. Our information extends to what’s going on available in the market, what has offered. For patrons, our purpose is to assist the shopper get a very good deal for them and for sellers, it’s to not go away any cash on the desk.
AT: What qualities make a very good agent?
RR: You want somebody who listens, pays consideration to their purchasers’ wants. Realtors must know the world and the market. I don’t do enterprise in San Jose as a result of I don’t know San Jose. That’s a cool factor about Reese’s character, she IS native, and that’s an enormous deal. It’s worthwhile to have distributors prepared for purchasers, know who’s good at building, who to ask for assist. You want anyone who’s reliable. After I make a deal, these folks grow to be my pals and my household.
AT: How essential is networking and sustaining good relations with those that stay within the space you promote property in?
RR: Essential. I’ve been out right here handing out enterprise playing cards all day.
AT: How essential is consideration to element?
RR: Extraordinarily. While you’re strolling by means of a property, that you must look by means of all the pieces. You want to have the ability to see issues purchasers don’t have a look at instantly.
AT: In episode one of many new season, Maddie brushes off a few potential patrons so she will be able to speak on her cell throughout an open home. Is that this acceptable?
RR: No. After I’m at an open home, until it’s an emergency, I’m on level. I’m greeting them, giving them info, answering something about surrounding homes.
AT: Is the present actual property market in Monterey actually nearly as good as Madeline says on the present?
RR: Sure! Our common gross sales are about $750,000. In Monterey, you gained’t discover something for below $700,000. You’ll be able to go within the $1.four and 1.5 million and even increased, and in Pebble Seaside, there are $20 million homes.