Tyler Whitman reveals how he was solid on the present
Tyler Whitman’s “If You Build It They’ll Get Close” is what caught the producers of Million Dollar Listing New York and eventually got him on the show.
Whitman was a budding real estate agent in town and started a massive video marketing campaign. His Whitman Wisdom series is both spunky and informative – it’s so entertaining that those who aren’t looking for a home will want to watch his videos. Whitman’s positive attitude, coupled with humor, caught the producers’ attention and a phone call to do the show in 2018.
Tyler Whitman of Millon Dollar Listing New York | Kareem Black / Bravo
Tyler Whitman’s video marketing caught the attention of ‘Million Dollar Listing’ producer
In a February video, he shared that he was at the top of his game and making more money than he had ever dreamed of, and then the call came. “Another big thing happened in late 2018,” he said. “That said, I got a call based on all of the videos I made on Instagram of a TV show that wanted to meet with me and possibly become their next cast member.”
“That call came on Halloween 2018,” he said. “And a few days before I went on Christmas vacation, I got the call. That I was going to be the new cast member on Million Dollar Listing. “
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He made his way into 2019 and tried to grow his business while cameras followed him. “As you can imagine, I was on top of the world in 2019 when I found out I’d just been featured on one of the biggest reality TV shows in real estate history,” he said. “I felt unstoppable. My team was new. But the market sucked. “
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In fact, Whitman’s entry into the series was when the market screeched to a halt. Realtors like Ryan Serhant seemed to be stressed out forever because properties that had previously moved had been standing for weeks or months. “You couldn’t sell an apartment to save your life in 2019,” said Whitman. “It was the toughest market I’ve ever seen.”
He remembered having offers and buyers, but no one took any steps. “I was like waiting a second, I’ll be right on TV and I’m building this business,” he said. Unfortunately, he couldn’t use his newly minted million dollar listing credit as a stepping stone for a business. “Yes, I found out I was on that TV show, but I signed all sorts of papers and I wasn’t allowed to talk about it,” he said.
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So Whitman just buried himself in and got his nose under control to make sure the deals were closed. As a result, “we knocked it down in the second half of the year,” he said. Million Dollar Listing New York viewers watched Whitman with some big wins. Of course, he and other cast members had no idea what was coming in 2020, but viewers will soon be able to see how Whitman and the New York cast of Million Dollar Listing dealt with the wrong market in New York in 2020 and 2021 .
Million Dollar Listing New York Season 9 premieres on Thursday, May 6th at 9 / 8c on Bravo.