Estate agents watching new BBC Three TV Series, Hire Me: Competing For A Dream Job, which aired last night, got another glimpse behind the scenes of upmarket global property brokerage Nest Seekers International.
The company has already been the subject of a number of previous TV shows about its glamorous US operations, including Selling the Hamptons, Million Dollar Listing and Million Dollar Beach House. And now its European operation has gotten in on the camera action.
Hosted by BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter Snoochie Shy (main picture), each episode of the new series pits three young candidates against each other in a high-pressure interview for the job of their dreams.
Starting the season, Daniel McPeake, managing director of Nest Seekers in Europe, tested the mettle of ex-perfume seller Alisha, flamboyant support worker Leon and food entrepreneur Ellie, all of whom want the opportunity to make their fortune in the fast-paced, commission-only model of luxury property sales.
For the opening episode of Hire Me, the candidates had two tasks to complete. The first was to meet a celebrity client and attempt to win their business – which wasn’t an easy task as the celebrity in question was the formidable barrister and TV presenter Rob Rinder.
Used to grilling witnesses in his reality courtroom series Judge Rinder, he was obviously going to be asking some difficult questions of the would-be agents and he didn’t disappoint.
In the second challenge the contestants were asked to lead a viewing for a £10 million Cheshire mansion and discovered that selling a multi-million-pound dream home wasn’t as easy as it looks.
Daniel McPeake says: “The three candidates got a real taste of the grit behind the glamour – the hard work and long hours, the creativity, skill and entrepreneurial spirit that Nest Seekers’ agents need in order to succeed.”
All episodes of Hire Me: Competing For A Dream Job are available on BBCiPlayer.