Million Dollar Listing New York is coming for you!
Can you even handle the excitement? Season six of everyone’s favorite real estate show is making its return to Thursday nights at 9/8c on Bravo and we can’t wait to dive into this new season!
From Fredrik Eklund‘s crazy antics to Ryan Serhant‘s newlywed life, season six of MDL NY is poised to be the biggest yet. In addition to the real estate porn you’ve grown used to, but still LOVE every time, the series is introducing a new broker to viewers and he is awesome.
Steve Gold joins Ryan and Fredrik in the craziness that is the New York City real estate market, but don’t worry, he’s totally ready to bring the heat to those streets.
In honor of his introduction to viewers, we caught up with Steve to get to know him better and let him give the world an introduction in his own words.
Check out our interview with him below and set those DVRs because you do not want to miss the premiere of MDL NY season six tomorrow night, May 25 at 9/8c.
Chelsea Perrotty: First things first, let’s get to know you. Please describe yourself in a sentence.
Steve Gold: I am an ambitious, competitive, athletic, adventure seeker with a passion for art, architecture, and design.
CP: How did you make the transition from modeling to real estate? What similarities are there between the two careers?
SG: I transitioned from modeling to real estate relatively abruptly. After I finished college, I spent a few months modeling in Japan and Europe. I returned back to NYC and found myself very unsatisfied with my life. Modeling wasn’t making me happy. I was lacking stimulation and hard work, both of which I love and need to feel content.
So, I took a real estate course and a few months later, I had my license. Then, I began hitting the pavement and making calls and emails to EVERYONE to let them know I was taking a new direction in life. In hindsight, however, modeling actually did prepare me for the real estate world. First, I learned very early about rejection, as in modeling you go on casting after casting with sometimes thousands of other models trying to get the same job – so I constantly heard “no.” In real estate you also have to deal with rejection, whether it is a listing pitch or a client decides to work with another broker. But, you must continue to persevere.
Another similarity is an ever changing schedule. In modeling you can be booked sometimes hours before a shoot. You must be ready and available any time, any day. The same flexibility in schedule and the ability to plan with little to no notice is valuable in real estate sales. My schedule changes all the time and if I wasn’t able to adapt and adjust, I wouldn’t be as successful as I am.
CP: What are you most excited for fans to learn about you during this season of MDL NY?
SG: My first career I was judged solely on how I looked – and I hated that. I’m excited for fans to really learn who I am and what makes me tick. I think I will be judged a lot early on, and I think a lot of that judgement will be based on my appearance (again).
However, by the end of the season, fans will see that underneath this skin there is a lot more — an oddly sensitive guy who is driven and competing but has a very big heart.
CP: What was the thing that surprised you the most when you started shooting on Million Dollar Listing NY?
SG: What most surprised me was how much I enjoyed the process. I have always been a very private person, so to have millions of people see me each week, at first, made me nervous. But the more I filmed, the more I realized it was a creative outlet for me.
I love my job and to share how I do it with millions of people is an incredible honor. I feel very blessed to have been chosen – I hope the audience likes what they see!
CP: Since you’re single, what qualities do you want most in a potential future partner?
SG: What’s most important for me when looking for a partner is that they are genuine and have good heart. Kindness matters, not just to me, but to other people. Does she hold the door for people? Help an elderly person? These little things show true character.
It’s also very important to have a connection, physically and emotionally, which I usually know very soon after meeting someone. With the amount of time I spend working, the moments together have to really count, so I don’t have time for drama or insecurity.
CP: How do you stay in such great shape with your busy schedule selling real estate?
SG: Despite what a lot of people think, I actually don’t spend a ton of time in the gym. I try to go five times per week for about 30 minutes each session. Knowing it’s just 30 minutes allows me to get in the habit staying fit and not skipping out. I work out very efficiently as well, usually responding to emails between sets. Multitasking at its finest!
CP: What is your favorite property you worked on during this season?
SG: It’s hard to pick my favorite property I worked on this season as I filmed all amazing properties! I mean, from crazy lofts like 69 Wooster to one of the most incredible penthouses in SoHo like 20 Greene Street, it’s so difficult to pick just one.
But if I had to pick, it would actually be the least expensive listing I filmed, 410 W. 24th Street, as I developed a great friendship with the owner, Sam Amoia, who is now helping me design my house in the Hamptons!
CP: What’s one question you suggest everyone should ask before they put in an offer on a property?
SG: There are always a lot of questions I would ask before I make an offer on behalf of a client, but I am a broker, so that’s my job. Some questions such as days on market, are there any upcoming or current assessments, is the reserve fund healthy, the list goes on.
However, one question I suggest everyone should ask before you out in an offer on a property is if there are any other offers on the table. If there are, it might affect your negotiation strategy.