Million Dollar Beach House dropped on Netflix this week and by now you've probably devoured all six drama packed episodes and are hungry for more. You’re also probably wondering if Peggy Zabakolas Esq and Noel Roberts were ever able to fully resolve their differences. We spoke with the Nest Seekers International agents about their current relationship since filming the show last summer. Fortunately, it seems things have taken a complete 180.
"Our [current] relationship is great,” Roberts told House Beautiful. “I saw Peggy last night and we've had dinner a number of times.” He explains that the two agents never intended to start drama within the team when filming the series. "I think we both agree that we thought we were gonna get along great," he said, "but the natural dynamics of real estate work and differences in style created some tension last summer and that was captured.”
Zabakolas Esq agrees that the two are on good terms and the clash between the pair was just a minor work squabble."Naturally in any work environment, you're going to have people who butt heads," she says. "But at the end of the day, we're cordial, we're friends."
As a refresher, Zabakolas Esq arrived in the Hamptons to join the team after seven years in the Manhattan real estate business. Her relationship with her new coworkers was fairly new and unfortunately she and Roberts didn't get off to the best start. "I've never met another broker as rude as Noel," she said during the season.
Their drama erupted after Zabakolas Esq brought a client from New York to see a property Roberts was trying to find a buyer for. Zabakolas Esq was put off by Roberts’ behavior towards her client—noting that he wore sunglasses indoors during the showing and acted in an unprofessional manner. After a verbal argument in the office, the feud looped in agent Sara Burack. Roberts had told Burak about his conflict with Zabakolas Esq and asked that she be uninvited to a Nest Seekers open house. Burak did as Roberts suggested; however, Zabakolas Esq showed up at the open house anyway. The three started to sort things out, but not without the clients seeing.
A year later, all seems well between Zabakolas Esq and Roberts. "We're on the same team and it's us against the world," Roberts said. Thinking back to the feud, he jokes: "Me and my twin brother have had way worse arguments than that."
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