5 real estate movies to watch this weekend

by REP14 Nov 2014
Real estate agents don’t often find themselves the subjects of movies, but once in a while, a film is released to the glee of the hundreds of thousands of agents across North America.

Set for release next year, Pocket Listing is the newest film to feature the real estate profession in all its exaggerated glory. The film, starring Rob Lowe, Burt Reynolds, James Jurdi and Jessica Clark, centres on a disgraced agent hired by a mysterious couple to secretly sell their Malibu mansion. The flick promises double crosses, adultery, murder, mistaken identity and revenge.

While Pocket Listing doesn’t exactly seem like a real intellectual sort of movie, it does look like a thrill ride of a flick. And if you can’t wait until next year to get your agent-focused movie fix, here are five other movies that real estate professionals will enjoy.
5 – Closing Escrow
This silly film was released in 2007 and tells the story of three families bidding for the same house – not much of a stretch in today’s markets!
4 – Poltergeist
The disclosure on this house would be a real… killer… The 1982 classic follows a family who discovers their home is haunted. The ghost seems friendly at first, but it’s not Casper living among them.
3 – Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Released in 1948 and starring the uncompromising Cary Grant, Mr. Blandings is about a Manhattan couple trying to build their dream home in the country. The hilarious plot has been re-engineered in so many forms, including a 2007 update, called Are We Done Yet?
2 – The Money Pit
The Money Pit sees a newlywed couple hopelessly try to fix up their new home, but the property soon turns out to be – you guessed it – a money pit.
1 – Glengarry Glen Ross
Starring a heavyweight cast, Glengarry Glen Ross is the quintessential real estate movie. It follows four real estate agents struggling to become their brokerage’s top performer. The movie made just $10.7 million at the box office – not even meeting its $12.5 million budget – but was critically acclaimed, and even earned Al Pacino an Oscar nod.



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