Agents Who Represented 'Brady Bunch' House Buyer Respond to Her 'Worst Investment Ever' Comment (Exclusive)

Fredrik Eklund and Marcy Roth of Douglas Elliman shared their thoughts about the nostalgic house and the buyer's reaction with PEOPLE

<p>Ryan Lahiff for Eklund/Gomes; Nick Frandjian</p> Interior of the

Ryan Lahiff for Eklund/Gomes; Nick Frandjian

Interior of the 'Brady Bunch' house (left) split with agents Fredrik Eklund and Marcy Roth (right).

Fredrik Eklund and Marcy Roth are responding to The Brady Bunch house buyer's "worst investment ever" comment.

The Douglas Elliman agents represented the superfan buyer, Tina Trahan, who bought the famous sitcom house in Studio City, Los Angeles. The home's front facade was used for exterior shots on The Brady Bunch, while interior scenes were filmed on a soundstage.

After purchasing the home for $3.2 million, Trahan admitted to The Wall Street Journal on Monday that "nobody is going to live in it" as it's "almost like a life-size dollhouse."

PEOPLE spoke to Eklund and Roth about their thoughts on the property and the buyer's reaction.

"Tina has a great sense of humor and didn't purchase the property as an income-producing objective," Roth tells PEOPLE, referring to her client's comment. "It's not an investment for her in the sense that she is going to flip it. She bought it with the intention of hosting charity events and to keep it intact."

Related: HGTV to List 'Brady Bunch' House, Restored to Be Exact Replica of the Sitcom, for $5.5 Million

<p>Ryan Lahiff for Eklund/Gomes</p> Buyer of the 'Brady Bunch' house, Tina Trahan, posing in the kitchen.

Ryan Lahiff for Eklund/Gomes

Buyer of the 'Brady Bunch' house, Tina Trahan, posing in the kitchen.

Roth adds that while the home is undoubtedly “a work of art” and not like a “typical property,” she explains that “it’s not a liveable home with modern conveniences.” This is most likely why it sold for about 9 percent less than what the former owner, the HGTV network, paid for it in 2018, she shares.

On whether he thinks the network paid too much for the home, Eklund adds: “In 2018, it seemed like they overpaid. But in the grand scheme of things, we understand why they paid what they paid. They used it as a backdrop for one of their most successful series.”

Related: The 'Brady Bunch' Cast: Where Are They Now?

<p>Ryan Lahiff for Eklund/Gomes</p> The 'Brady Bunch' house located in Studio City, Los Angeles.

Ryan Lahiff for Eklund/Gomes

The 'Brady Bunch' house located in Studio City, Los Angeles.

The network purchased the home (after famously outbidding Lance Bass) for $3.5 million, almost double the listing price. Once they secured the property, they called on HGTV stars and the six actors who starred as The Brady Bunch kids in the original sitcom to completely remodel the home's interior on the series A Very Brady Renovation.

While the abode, built in 1959 and owned by the same family for five decades, was only used for exterior shots on the classic show, HGTV was determined to transform the inside into an exact replica of the TV set that fans loved.

All six of the famous Brady siblings reunited for the first time in 15 years for the special series, including Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy).

Related: Maureen McCormick (A.K.A. Marcia Brady) Wanted to Buy 'Brady Bunch' House, Later Purchased by HGTV

<p>Ryan Lahiff for Eklund/Gomes</p> Wide shot of the kitchen in the 'Brady Bunch' house.

Ryan Lahiff for Eklund/Gomes

Wide shot of the kitchen in the 'Brady Bunch' house.

The series concluded with the reveal of the renovated home, which included the orange and avocado-green kitchen that viewers loved on the original Brady Bunch and an additional 3,000 square feet added to create a second level.

After working with the nostalgic property, Roth opened up to PEOPLE about her first memory of seeing the home.

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"When I first walked into the property, it was surreal! It brought back such a big part of my childhood, reminding me of how my friends used to joke and say, 'Marcy! Marcy! Marcy!'"

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