Please Enjoy Margaret Pomeranz’s Extremely Serious ‘Luxe Listings Sydney’ Review
"A reminder to young people that if you want to buy a house, you should have had the foresight to do so 30 years before you were born."
“I’m Margaret Pomeranz, and when I die, I want to be wigged up and moved around — Weekend At Bernie’s style.”
And so begins another of cinema veteran Margaret Pomeranz’s reviews of bad reality TV — and this time it’s Luxe Listings Sydney on the chopping block, a show that gives viewers an intimate look at Sydney’s cursed real estate market.
Describing real estate agents as the most “respected people in the country”, we are swiftly treated to footage of a few of them introducing themselves. “When an auction stalls, I get to work,” one man donning huge lapels says to camera. “Shaking my little hiney for dollar bills,” to which Margaret shoots back, “sounds like working at SBS”. Oof.
Margaret also waxes lyrical about a man dubbed ‘the crypto king’, who she describes as “instantly likeable”.
But her love for the TV series doesn’t stop there. “We also bear witness to torment,” she says, “reminiscent of a blood-curdling Hitchcock-ian nightmare.” She’s talking, of course, of the existence of birds — a subject that is evidently a sore point for for one of the show’s real estate agents, who may or may not have been the “dollar dollar bills” guy from earlier. Who can tell?
Pomeranz concludes that Luxe Listings offers “fascinating insight” and “a reminder to young people that if you want to buy a house, you should have had the foresight to do it 30 years before you were born”.
Watch the full clip below.