Residential brokers in Los Angeles — especially those selling high-end homes — usually have no problem boasting about their sales volume. That willingness to share accounts for part of the success of Bravo’s 11-season reality show, “Million Dollar Listing,” where top-producing agents often showcase their jaw-dropping commissions.
But one of those brokers, Tracy Tutor, had some trouble recently in providing numbers during Pat Hiban’s “Real Estate Rockstar” podcast, according to Inman.
The video interview started off friendly enough, as Hiban — a former agent — asked Tutor to talk about herself and her career. Tutor made a point of mentioning that she is the first woman to appear on “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” in which she stars alongside Josh Flagg, Josh Altman, David Parnes and James Harris.
But she seemed caught off guard when Hiban asked how many houses she’s sold in the past 12 months. Tutor, who works at Douglas Elliman’s Beverly Hills office, took a few seconds then replied that she’s sold “over $150 million” worth of homes.
When Hiban then asked about her average sales price, Tutor told him to “hold one second,” then cut the video feed on her computer screen, but not the microphone.
“Who the fuck is this?” Tutor can be heard asking. “He doesn’t know who I am,” she added.
Tutor then got back on the line, and told Hiban she does “a different podcast every day but the questions aren’t usually what’s my sales price. I don’t know where you’re operating from but I usually don’t shoot out information about what I’m doing.”
She then cut the interview short after Hiban asked a couple of followup questions. Tutor did not respond to requests for comment. [Inman] — Natalie Hoberman