Know someone who’s got what it takes to stand out as a real estate agent in New York State? Tell them to head on over to Albany on Friday morning to prove their chops.

Vera Cohen

Open auditions will be held at the Madison Theatre in Albany (1036 Madison Avenue) starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 11, for “The Real Estate Commission,” a new competitive reality TV show set to air on Amazon Prime in late January 2021.

Sixteen series contestants will be coached through their first year as a real estate agent by four competing brokers: Vera Cohen of Vera Cohen Realty, Todd Drowlette of Titan Commercial Realty Group, Anthony Gucciardo of Gucciardo Real Estate Group and Kevin Parisi of TRG Cos.

Todd Drowlette

“Get the opportunity to work with New York’s top brokers and learn how to become a successful real estate agent, learn how to build a brand, learn how to flip homes, and learn how to develop real estate learning step by step with personal instruction from your new mentors,” the series website advertises.

“The series will be the first of its kind, showing in real-time the process of potentially becoming one of New York’s next big real estate agents,” producers said in a statement. “The series will document new agents each step of the way, as they go from getting their initial license through their first 365 days to becoming successful, being coached by New York’s top agents.”

Anthony Gucciardo

Candidates interested in auditioning should arrive camera ready, bring a government issued photo ID, be at least 18-years-old and should avoid wearing green, as they may be taped in front of green screens.

Pre-registration is also available online to save time standing in line and for a guaranteed interview in front of the series coaches.

Contestants will be selected based on the following characteristics: strong willed, outgoing, hard-working, self-motivated, works well with others, interesting lifestyle/background/personality.

Kevin Parisi

Competitors on the show will play for cash and prizes, and must be willing to commit to working as a licensed real estate agent for 1 full year. They should be prepared to be filmed 24 hours a day, and will be responsible for their own housing and meals.

Pre-production for the show has already begun. The series is being produced by New York Real Estate Productions LLC.

Email Lillian Dickerson

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