With the real estate market hotter than ever and clients that want bigger and more luxurious homes, the competition between agents will test their skills and friendships like never before on the new season of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. We caught up with The Agency director and top real estate agent James Harris prior to the September 2 premiere to get to know what he’s been up to and what viewers can look out for this season.
How has 2021 been treating you?
Great! We surpassed our record for highest production at only halfway through the year.
Any big takeaways you’ve learned this year?
The market is always evolving and it’s important to evolve with it.
How would you summarize the LA real estate market right now?
It’s definitely a seller’s market. We’re still seeing a lot of multiple offer situations. We just beat 35 other offers and are closing soon on a home that went for $400K over the asking price.
What do you like most about being in the business of real estate?
That I get to write my own paycheck! I love the challenge of finding the right properties for our buyers and going above and beyond for our sellers.
Who has been your #1 supporter along the way?
My business partner, David Parnes, and of course, my incredible family.
What areas are hot to buy now do you think?
Parts of the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys are really hot right now. Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, and Pasadena.
What is your favorite place to be in the world?
I love to travel and enjoy spending time in Italy. I just had a magical vacation there this summer.
What are your favorite things to do outside work and filming?
Since the onset of COVID-19, I really cherish being at home with my wife and daughters.
What TV shows are you binging right now?
My wife does all the binge-watching for the family. I’m patiently waiting for Peaky Blinders to come back on the air.
Why should everyone watch this season of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles?
Because even during a pandemic, the market was absolutely on fire, the stakes were even higher and there was even more drama!
Are you working on any new exciting projects?
Yes, currently expanding our amazing team as well as working on some development projects and investing in a new restaurant!
You can watch more of James, and all the deals and drama coming up on MDLLA starting on Thursday, September 2 at 8/7c on Bravo!