‘Million Dollar Listing’: Why Was the San Francisco Series Cancelled?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Roh Habibi, Andrew Greenwell and Justin Fichelson attend "Million Dollar Listing San Francisco" Rings The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

Million Dollar Listing San Francisco was a spin-off of the wildly profitable Los Angeles and New York sequence. And whereas the thought was proper, the sequence didn’t make it previous one season.

Roh Habibi, Andrew Greenwell and Justin Fichelson attend "Million Dollar Listing San Francisco" Rings The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell
Roh Habibi, Andrew Greenwell and Justin Fichelson attend “Million Dollar Listing San Francisco” Rings The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell | Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic

San Francisco adopted one other Million Dollar Listing miss in Miami. The Miami sequence premiered in 2014 and featured three Miami-based brokers, together with the primary girl to seem as a important solid member on the sequence. Miami didn’t appear to stay with viewers, so Bravo gave one other metropolis a shot: San Fransico.

Million Dollar Listing San Francisco rolled out a 12 months after Miami but additionally fell brief. Miami missed the mark when rankings weren’t blossoming. Unfortunately, San Francisco additionally suffered the same destiny however native brokers and the solid suppose they know why.

The San Francisco market was too low-key for Bravo followers

Bravo followers stick round for the breathtaking properties, but additionally the loopy drama and fights that unfold on Million Dollar Listing. Backstabbing and competitors hold the brokers in Los Angeles and New York City white-hot, however that didn’t appear to materialize in San Francisco.

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“It’s not like LA or New York where people are more out there and don’t mind the public eye. San Francisco is more of a quiet, low-key, humble town. Some of my sellers don’t want their friends or the nation to know what they sell their home for and whether they profited,” solid member, Roh Habibi informed the San Francisco Business Times.

Alan Mark, who appeared on the present added, “This is a town where people who are very well-to-do might be driving a Prius,” he mentioned. “When it comes to housing, people like to be quiet about it.”

The sequence thrives on younger expertise

Cast members Justin Fichelson and Andrew Greenwell informed the San Francisco Gate Bravo tried to signal new solid members for a second season however got here up empty-handed. However, Fichelson mentioned, “This is not New York or Los Angeles. Los Angeles has a plethora of people involved in the entertainment industry looking to be on TV in the first place.”

Greenwell mentioned Bravo actually tried to seek out solid members too. “I think they went through 400 people,” he mentioned. “By the time they were able to find one, we basically missed our programming window.”

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Agent Gregg Lynn mentioned he auditioned for the present three years prior. But mentioned the demographic Bravo needed versus what was actually accessible available in the market didn’t match up. “They want someone who is 25 to 35 years old who can close eight to 10 [deals],” he mentioned. But, “You are either 25 to 35, or you can close eight to 10 deals” in six weeks — not each. Our most profitable brokers are 40, 50, 60, 70. That’s not what Bravo desires. That could be Million Dollar Grandma.”

Adding, “It seemed like really good fodder for Hollywood,” Lynn noticed. “Eighty percent of it was fabricated — the listings were not really on the market, the buyers were not really buyers.”

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