This is an honor certainly worthy of a ninja high kick or two. Million Dollar Listing New York star Fredrik Eklund has been named the #1 agent in New York City by The Real Deal. Also making the list is his MDLNY co-star Ryan Serhant.
Fredrik, along with his partner John Gomes at Douglas Elliman, shot to the top of the list after landing at #19 last year. Fredrik shared on Instagram his reaction to the news and, suffice it to say, he's excited. And he has every reason to be: he made the list based on some strict criteria.
How were the rankings calculated? The 75 agents who made the list got there due to sales and listings. The Real Deal took into account their total dollar volume of listings as of May 23 as well as the number of sales that have been in contract since January 1. Data was provided by On-Line Residential.
"I'm so incredible proud to have been named the number ONE broker in all of New York today, number one of all 30,000 agents among all firms in the city," Fredrik said. "My business partner John and I are on the cover of The Real Deal's July issue and their annual list of the city's top 75 brokers.
"Right now, I have $535,000,000 worth of real estate listed in a total of 68 listings (in which 38 are in contract already). First I sent the link to my mom and dad, then my husband Derek, and now I'm posting it here, to you," he wrote on Instagram. "Much love and thanks for making me get here.#TheSell"
Ryan Serhant also fared well. He has moved up six spots this year, placing at #37 on the 2014 rankings list. With Fredrik raking up over $535 million in listing and sales, Ryan has managed an equally impressive $108.21 million.