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Is web series ‘Thousand Dollar Listing’ a million dollar idea?

Reality television paints a much different picture than the real life in realty
  • New York real estate agent Noah Kaplan created a parody web series called Thousand Dollar Listing.
  • Kaplan was offered the job of assistant to Fredrik Eklund of 'Million Dollar Listing' but declined.
  • Kaplan's web series documents the daily trials of being an everyday real estate agent in New York City.

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Noah Kaplan doesn't regret turning down the opportunity to be an assistant for Fredrik Eklund, star of Million Dollar Listing. Instead, he affixed his gaze on a bigger goal and is using his blossoming real estate career as the vehicle. Kaplan created Thousand Dollar Listing, a web series about the everyday struggles of the New York real estate agent who isn't dealing in the luxury market. Noah Kaplan will join Ryan Serhant's team soon. Shows like Million Dollar Listing portray luxury real estate in a consumable way the TV-watching public can understand. The buyers are finicky, needy, and have the funds to be so. The agents are quick-witted and ready to place the buyer in the seven-figure home of their dreams. It's just that easy. But the reality -- unlike the reality of so-called reality tv -- is that most real estate agents in New York are competing for limited sales. Kaplan decided to show this side of everyday real estate through his new web-series, Thousand Dollar Listi...