Tv Time 101

Controls your remote

Mauricio’s Getting His Very Own TeeVee Gig

Posted by tinselkitty on March 14, 2011

All by his own self! The buzz is that M-dog will be one of the featured real estate agents on Selling Los Angeles, an HGTV spin-off of Selling New York.

Another featured agent is said to be Valerie Fitzgerald of Coldwell Banker. I know nothing of her but if I were to judge her solely on her website, I’d give her two paws up. Valerie has her own YouTube channel and you can check out her screen presence here.

Mauricio’s bio from site –

Mauricio Umansky lives by the motto “for every endeavor, always start at the top,” which explains why he has remained the #1 agent at Hilton & Hyland for the past six consecutive years and seven out of the last eight years.

After deciding to pursue his lifelong dream of a career in real estate, Umansky joined Hilton & Hyland in 1998. There, he catapulted to the top and quickly became the leading sales representative. Mauricio has embraced the challenge of today’s fast-paced environment and has parlayed his own sphere of influence together with the Hilton & Hyland and the Christies Great Estates local/international networks, creating one of the largest personal networks offered to date.

As a leader of the Umansky Group, Mauricio and his team are responsible for representing buyers and sellers internationally with some of the most important world- class architectural estates. He prides himself on his ability to consummate and facilitate transactions, with both extraordinary customer service and by counting on his 13 years of experience.

Umansky is the realtor of record for the 2010 Esquire House, which is the eighth iteration of the Esquire Signature Space for Esquire Magazine in a magnificent residence resting on one of Los Angeles’ most breathtaking properties. The house is located in the stylish and sophisticated Hollywood Hills, in the celebrity- studded “bird streets” area off Doheny Drive—one of California’s hottest and most exclusive real estate markets. He is also the realtor of record for the famed 9577 Sunset house currently listing at $68,500,000. With a total of $350 million currently in property inventory— Umansky has closed 190 Million in Sales for 2010. He specializes in luxury real estate in the areas of Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Sunset Strip, Beverly Park, Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills Post Office and Brentwood.

Born in Mexico City in 1970, the Umansky family relocated to Los Angeles in 1976.

Umansky met the love of his life, the gorgeous Kyle Richards and they married in 1996. The couple has four beautiful daughters: Farrah (22), Alexia (14), Sophia (11) and Portia (2). He also enjoys golf, tennis, helicopter skiing and spending quality time with his family.


Valerie’s bio from

Valerie Fitzgerald is the president of The Valerie Fitzgerald Group, a Beverly Hills Coldwell Banker real estate firm. Over the last 20 years, Valerie Fitzgerald has single-handedly managed to build a multi-million dollar real estate business.

She has established her own charity foundation, spoke around the country at numerous business conventions, appeared on television shows like “Entertainment Tonight” and MTV’s “Cribs,” rank among Coldwell Banker’s Top 10 agents nationwide, and earned the attention of the Los Angeles Business Journal for highest sales volume in Los Angeles County for residential real estate in 2000.

“She manages to come home at 6:30 p.m. almost every night to have dinner with her 17-year-old daughter, Vanessa,” says Betty Graham, President and Chief Operating Officer of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Los Angeles.

Armed with ambition and determination, she quickly earned her real estate license and started working at a small boutique office in Beverly Hills.

For Fitzgerald, who branded herself with the memorable “Want Your Home Sold? Got Valerie?” slogan, there’s a human side to real estate. Aside from rankings and sales statistics in Los Angeles real estate (hers include a sales volume of $135 million last year), she believes the business isn’t about being “number one” or working around the clock.

“We concentrate on providing our clients with great service, accurate information, and solid guidance,” she says. “While it’s true that our office is staffed seven days a week, and I’m often working with clients until late in the evening, the quality of service is far more important than the quantity.”




14 Responses to “Mauricio’s Getting His Very Own TeeVee Gig”

  1. Mikki12 said

    After seeing Maurico on an episode of “Million Dollar Listing” I thought that Bravo might be grooming him for a show of his own or as a possible addition to MDL. So, HGTV grabbed him? Interesting. Guess he was smart enough not to get locked into some air-tight contract with Bravo. I watch HGTV quite often because I enjoy their shows House Hunters and House Hunters International. I’ve watched Selling New York several times. I’ve lived in New York almost all of my life and I’ve been in some fabulous apartments in my time. But some of the places they show on SNY are really something. Beyond fabulous.

  2. Olive the other Reindeer said

    uh oh,,,Mauricio is going to do a show for HGTV to sell realestate in New York..did I read that correctly? Kyle is another one who is territorial of her man,,,interesting.

  3. Bryan said

    I heard he has a huge penis.

  4. dy said

    @3 Bryan…Lol

  5. @tweatcyn said

    I’m with you Mikki12. I really liked him on MDL and RHBH and I love those same shows on HGTV. I will watch. Oh, and that Valerie, she is gorgeous. Kyle may get Jelly over Mauricio working so closely with her. Thanks for the interesting news item.

  6. Olive the other Reindeer said

    yes Bryan,,but he is straight so I am not attracted to him,,lol..and I gotta sayDr, Brent looked much better in Sonya’s video…

    Bradley Cooper is going to be on Inside the actor’s studio,,I think he is gorgeous and wondered is he straight, and found this

    hahaha….well he did play a gay business man in that Valentine movie,,so if it is true,,I’m batting 100

  7. Mikki12 said

    Olive: Mauricio’s show will be based in L.A. and will be similar to HGTV’s other show “Selling New York.

    Bradley Cooper was married to Jennifer Esposito and is currently in a relationship with Renee Zellwegger. That’s 2 actors we both agree on. Hugh Dancy and Bradley Cooper. I hope you haven’t forgotten Hugh in your lust for Brad.

  8. Olive the other Reindeer said

    Hugh is above all in my lustiness..thank u for the update..
    Mikki,,,u keep me from being the loose woman I want to be hahahaha

    luv ya’

  9. Mikki12 said

    Olive: Somebody has got to make you behave. Just remember – I’m watching….luv ya, too!

  10. Olive the other Reindeer said

    lol..this is true,,keep me an honest woman,,,,,, :p

  11. Bryan said

    Bradley Cooper wears a size 14 shoe and I think half of hollywood has fucked Jennifer Espsito, she is a massive HO!

  12. KurlyHairedB said

    Is that Giggy?

  13. Olive the other Reindeer said

    wow Bryan u r on fire today,,,lol hmmm size 14 u say? I always thought it was the size of the nose…Steve Carell,, no..I lust for my Hugh Dancey…

  14. Olive the other Reindeer said

    yeah’s all over the net Giggy is cheating on Lisa,,,

    I’m being silly…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: