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Selling London

By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Luxury property show sells the high life; pushy sellers.

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There's a joy in snooping around a house most people would never get a chance to set foot in. Selling London provides an interesting glimpse of a certain lifestyle most of us won't ever experience. Think 10-bedroom mansions with their own underground pool, gym, and movie theater. Yet what's more interesting is what the show accidentally reveals. For example, the desperation of the real estate agents, who must clamber and grovel to please the ultra-rich clients. Or the mindset of the people who have been sent to negotiate the purchase on behalf of the buyers -- the multi-million-dollar mansions are rarely viewed by the buyers themselves. All of which adds some drama to proceedings.

Selling London also has a slightly sinister side. The most expensive houses are marketed to overseas buyers who may never set foot in them. These investment or trophy purchases have problematic implications and impacts, none of which are considered in the show. Overall, it's another inadvertent show of power from the ultra rich.

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