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Spotlight: Episode 6

Welcome to Spotlight. I’m Tim Durkovic, president of the Durkovic Group and luxury real estate specialist with Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Each month, I will bring you quick insights and tips experts use to create a feeling of luxury in their environments.

For this month’s spotlight, we’re going to do something a little different. I thought it would be fun to give you a look into shooting an episode of the TV show “Behind the Gates” featuring our gorgeous new listing at 2001 S Oak Knoll in San Marino.

One of the things that sets us apart at Douglas Elliman from other brokerages is our in house PR firm, whose soul role is to generate PR for us and our listings. Their connections span the globe, and as a result we as listing agents are often presented with opportunities to showcase our listings on shows such as this. It’s a lot of fun shooting a show like “Behind the Gates,” whose format features a host to whom I gave a tour of this spectacular estate. An insider secret that I found surprising is how quick the process actually is, and of course it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, there are always gardeners using leaf blowers right when we are trying to shoot.

Check out to watch this and other episodes of “Behind the Gates.”