A customer looks at listings on display outside a Brown Harris Stevens offices in New York.
Brendan McDermid | Reuters
The rise of reality TV shows featuring real estate has been “horrible” for the industry and the image of its brokers, a top brokerage CEO said Thursday.
“This is not who we are,” said Bess Freedman, CEO of Brown Harris Stevens, at the The Real Deal’s NYC Showcase + Forum on Thursday. “We want to make sure that we maintain the integrity of our business.”
Freedman took aim at shows like Netflix’s “Selling Sunset” and Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing,” which highlight personal dramas and battles behind high-end real estate deals. Several of the shows’ stars have translated their…