Reality Housing

Reality Housing

Real Housing: Brokers are the new TV superstars

Barbara Godson

“What do you think of brokers throwing parties to show off properties?”

This question was posed to us by a man with a camera and a boom mic, a director for HGTV’s Selling New York. We we were sweltering on the roof of 221 West 13th street, a $11.5 million townhouse in the West Village, currently being brokered by Charles Homet and Barbara Godson of Halstead Properties.

We looked around at the models swimming in the small koi-pond off to our right, the fully-stocked bar, the heavy-hitters exchanging business cards —Lisa Simonsen, Senior VP and group head of The Simonsen Group at Douglas Elliman shmoozed alongside Social Life Magazine’s editor-in-chief Devorah Rose, Sharon Bush, and SNR Denton partner Jonathan Goldberg— and tried to answer honestly. Read More