Thanks for watching again. The show is getting more and more intense, and bit darker. Thank God for my little dance-lesson with Derek in advance of our wedding. That scene made me laugh (at myself), and it was a much needed break from the pressure and confrontation.
I want to start by asking a question: what's up with all the cursing? I think Ryan used the f-word five times within 10 minutes of this episode. I have never once used a swearword on this show, because a confident and successful business person shouldn't. Period. I'm surprised and saddened by his language, it seems like the way he talked about women the first season is now the way he talks about gay people? Every time he calls me a name in his interviews and behind my back, it is hurtful. But I will not go down to his level.
Fredrik vows never to go down to the level of Ryan. Unfortunately that boat has sailed. He's shown again and again, by his repeated humiliating and punishing chicanery, that there is really no depth of dirty dealing that he'll shy away from.
Please do call Bethany she would rip you to shreds. You're egotistical, arrogant I can't put the words here or they wouldn't be printed. You act like you're in second grade grow up. Sales aren't everything Ryan has you beat hands down in LIFE.
Wow! someone said it best that you shouldn't make Ryan's customer's pay for your vendetta. All I've got to say is...watch out..the Karma train is a comin'!
LOVE YOU! your my favorite and I have superior standards and taste. Oh sure, hot, rich, talented and crap...gay. Then you introduce your love and we loose 2 hot guys. If you don't love yourself you can't love anyone, don't people get that?! I'm Swedish, was in RE and design, get it with Ryan, had a few self satisfying times myself. Ryan/Louis such unprofessional baby's. Love your kick, so much you and your quirky facial expressions. You perhaps set the standards to high, that they can not comprehend a master at professionalism. Your a class act and I enjoy you. Hope you got a pre-nup, but sales people get stupid when the heart gets involved, so I'm thinking...not. Wish you and Derek much happiness, thanks for sharing your private life with me. Can't wait for your wedding, Dom is chilling.
I just read through your entire entry. Isn't it a little disingenuous to state that you only release a few units at a time in a new development, esp. after you and your team members were shown going all out to get all the units sold after so many potential buyers/agents backed out???????? If the other one bedrooms had not been released, why not just be direct with Ryan about it? My conclusion: you were screwing with him, and you did not come off well at all as a result.
Elliman needs to think twice about maintaining a relationship with an outright liar like Fredrik.
You cannot buy enough advertising to overcome the bad image of the Elliman brokerage painted by its agent's internationally televised behavior.
You don't use profanity, but your behavior is anything but professional. I can't believe you lied about the number of units available. And you did this on national TV. What the heck are you like when the cameras are not rolling?
You come across as a strong-arming used car salesman. I would walk away from you so fast.
Yes, your fiduciary responsibility IS to your client but you also owe the buyer "fair & honest" treatment. you let me down in this one........
Fredrik what you did was very bad. It takes a lot to feel sorry for Ryan, but you cross a line. I don't like you now. the only innocent person left is Luis. He is over the top but a nice human being.
Luis? photo shopped photo's, punched a wall, etc. he has a bad temper and does not listen to his clients. He is beyond unprofessional and wish they remove him from the show. Just my opinion, not putting down yours.
jkey Lck Ryan hands down is the best. But for it, Fredrick is going to need clients like yourself
You are my favorite, truly the most complex and interesting person on the show. You are very funny.
Reserve your personal revenge tatics on your own time and money. Shame on you for making anyone's client pay for your vendettas!
Fredrik don't listen to the mean people. Ryan has had it coming to him. I think you have a great sense of humor. As far as the open house thing with Luis. Luis was the one that went way over the top. He didn't listen to you. Congratulations on your marriage. I watch the show just to see you. Keep on kicking
Winafred12345 Fredrik has been mean to everyone on this show. He bullied Michael out of a deal, he made Luis waste time and money, then toss his drink him, he stole clients from Ryan, bad-mouthed him to other clients, lied about what bedrooms were left, and made him look anti-gay.
Fredrik, I get what you're saying about Ryan calling you f-word and profane names in his interviews. I think he was being really disrespectful in his interviews, and it's a shame. It makes me uncomfortable as well. I think your sense of humor and your playfulness gets lost on him and Luis as well. I get the feeling that you three guys tend to play it up for the cameras (with regards to the drama), but I think Ryan is taking it too far by being verbally abusive to you in person and in his interviews. People are very multi-faceted, but the amount of changing emotions I have about you and Ryan is awkward to reconcile. For example, I felt sorry for Ryan that he was all alone during the hurricane, but I really dislike him calling you f-word names in his interviews. I felt like you didn't handle the situation with Luis well, but I feel sorry for you because I do think Ryan is preying on you. I also get the feeling that you have/had an unrequited crush on him, primarily because you did make the comment on WWHL last season about how "f-ing handsome" Ryan is. Who knows how much of this drama is fake? You two might have your differences, but you still have feelings, and I hope that Ryan can be more respectful to you. Otherwise, I would say, just avoid him all together, and if the drama gets too much, it might be time to move on from the show.
b87433 remember Michael from last season? Frederic was mean to him as well....one has to wonder.....if everybody else are at odds with Frederic...may be ...just mmaaybbee Frederic is the one without ethics?
It's never going to be right that you were not honest about what apartments were available. There was a New Yorker buyer who had the right to know. #ethics
Fredrik, I enjoy watching you on the show, but your behavior on this past episode with Ryan was beyond unprofessional. Apparently your parents never taught you the old adage..."be careful how you treat people on your way up the ladder as you will surely pass them on your way back down!" Please think about this.
The episode with Ryan was great. People trying to knock you down but you are the best realtor and they know it. jealousy when someone is on top. One blogger said that they will sue you if they were ryan . You can't force someone to buy something if they don't want to it there it there w choice. You can't force someone to buy something they have the right to choose. you can't sue idiot.
I don't think people are trying to knock Fredrik because of "jealousy." At least speaking for myself, it is the honesty thing. You are correct that what Fredrik did is not legally actionable, but I would bet that it would be considered unethical in the real estate profession.
No it is not, seller can hold back and release units as he see fits. Realtor gives feedback to seller which Fredrik did, he had a fiduciary responsibility to do such. Seller raised prices, because of Fredrik's outstanding marketing ability creating interest and it is normal to release different sizes, locations of units etc. Fredrik would be unethical to disclose anything more than he did, to an agent/broker.
It is a violation of NY Department of State regulation to deny agents representing buyers access to available properties. Telling Ryan only the most pricey of one bedroom units was available and no others were available for consideration even as you commented earlier in the episode you only had eight contracts and needed to move 16 more units violates license law and your ethical duty to test clients, customers, other agents, and the general public. You would seriously risk losing Ryan's buyer (your customer) over d*cking him on price point? If the buyer had decided to walk, how have you fulfilled your duty to your seller/client to procure him a ready, willing, and ABLE buyer for his property. And by the way, on the F-word, as you say you have never used such language on this show because a successful business person shouldn't. Not wouldn't interestingly enough. Funny thing, a successful business person doing promo graphic film surely would have no problem or aversion to the use of such language. Truth is a double edged sword.
Onetinsoldier"TheLord" said this:
You have done everything correctly to a tee and I commend you for that. I'm a real estate attorney in NYC and I understand your methods.
Who has the actual truth? Did Freddy the Fibber perform an illegal act or was just unethical?
Onetinsoldier Thank you so much for taking the time to explain that. It certainly puts it into perspective for me.
Last night was too much drama, cursing, disrespecting. It is getting out of control. Fredrik I just enjoy seeing you evolve. Who knows what lies ahead for you? You don't have to stoop to cursing or any of those behaviors. People can say whatever they want, when you're on top,people find a lot to hate about you. You're awesome!
@julesbay53 Interesting you say what "lies" ahes for this guy. I would say more lying. But I guess that is ok since he did not cuss. I mean really ethics are so overrated.
yes..you don't go down to name calling,,,you use tactics that hurt customers in the pocket. You are one mean-spirited white-collar gambler at expense of customers. If i was Ryan, i would look in the law to see if you broke it when not showing him all units available. That is a lie and it caused harm to Ryan customer. I would sue you
You only care of your commission. not your customer. It is us customers who pay more than we should because of dirty tactics you employ.
Fredrik, you are a true professional and I admire what you have done with your career. I do not however like the way you handled the sale of the "Final" 1 bedroom unit to Ryan's client. In this business we have to be mature and stick together. For you to outright lie on national television could be a career breaker. There are obviously personal circumstances that run deeper than what we see on the show but you have to co-exist with other brokers in the City. Without your relationships to them, you are nothing. I sincerely hope you guys work out your differences but I suspect that after Ryan sees last nights episode he will have a hard time forgiving you. One last question, I noticed that your Linked-In profile says you work at Core now. Did you switch companies?
Really Frederik? Just when I think you have a soul and start to like you, you pull some douche bag move the way you did in telling Ryan you only had 1, 1 bedroom unit left. Shame on you, karma will come a visiting someday!
I should not have read this blog. I was enjoying your human side (home life) this season but the second paragraph trying to imply Ryan is against gay people is just disgusting. As disgusting as your behavior with having Luis throw a party when you had a deal or knowing the prices were raised while forcing Ryan to be out with you socially. I dislike cursing myself but I would have said a lot worse to you and about you! Luis has cursed every episode this season and you have not mentioned it before. I know you are smarting from Ryan's pretty spot on assessment of you (at least professionally) but take it as constructive criticism and make some changes. Besides that I laughed my butt off watching your interactions and his responses to them.
Hopefully, you will make some positive changes as I think your behavior this season will make agents treat you much more harshly in the future even if you have some happy sellers at the moment. What if karma came back in the form of Derek swindling you personally as you have done to so many professionally. You reap what you sow...
Aaaargh….I read the other pages of your blog after I typed the above. I don’t think I will be amused by you anymore. Karma can't come quick enough. Beth left the show - so there is your answer! Good riddance
I cannot stand Ryan, he is a sleaze, and Luis is too obnoxious. I think you are awesome. You are smart and savvy, and that is what you need to be in your line of work. If I was a millionaire and lived in New York, I would hire you in a heartbeat.
I would hire Fredrik too but spray my office as soon as he left! He does great work but he is way more obnoxious and sleezy than Ryan or Luis can ever dream of being. There is some charm in him but also something very sinister - the way he rationalized his bad behavior and it trying to manipulate viewers in this blog makes me want to keep him at arm's length now.
Fredrik, What I would l would like to know is whether what you did to Ryan in telling him that less expensive apartments were unavailable, was ethical? I sincerely hope what is shown on this series is not actually representative of who you are, because it seems like you have a mean and manipulative streak that is not attractive at all. And while I think Derek is great i also get the sense that Bravo is hitting me over the head with the concept that gay is ok (which I already thought anyway), and I am getting kind of sick of it.
You have done everything correctly to a tee and I commend you for that. I'm a real estate attorney in NYC and I understand your methods. That is why you are the #1 broker in NYC!
There was one scene from last night's episode that had me falling off my chair laughing and high kicking all over the place. This is when Ryan came to your office and you had "so many deal sheets" that they slipped all over the table.
Keep on keeping on. Congratulations on the Nasdaq btw.
so who is correct? Onetinsoldier stated this: It is a violation of NY Department of State regulation to deny agents representing buyers access to available properties. Telling Ryan only the most pricey of one bedroom units was available and no others were available for consideration even as you commented earlier in the episode you only had eight contracts and needed to move 16 more units violates license law and your ethical duty to test clients, customers, other agents, and the general public.
Who has the actual truth? Did Freddy the Fibber perform an illegal act or was just unethical?
Thank you so much for the benefit of your talent, intelligence and years of experience! Even though I am not in real estate and not in NYC, it is highly informative and interesting to gain knowledge that helps anyone be more capable of intelligently understanding real estate transactions when the time comes!
It is heartwarming to see your interactions with your family and husband. It shows your true heart . Much happiness to you in the future!
I enjoy you most of the time, but the last two or three eppys you have been quite a jerk. When you're supposedly teaching Ryan and Luis a lession, you're really screwing over their buyers. You screwed with Ryan, and in the end you got him a bigger commission paid out, because he was left with having to buy the expensive one bedroom. I really don't like the previews next week, because it seems as if your significant other put his hands on you and that is not cool. I like you and hope you find happiness, just remember karma will come back to you. Play fair and well sometimes just stop playing.
First let me say that the profanity laced comments that Ryan has only make him look like a man that cant express himself effectively and professionally. I have to admit it is hilarious the way he will do anything for a dollar. He might be in the wrong profession. But I think I speak for many when I say that you are the key to capturing the audience by just being your self - savy, smart, interesting and entertaining. I have to admit the fun you have had with making Ryan squirm has been hilarious. He deserved it and maybe a little more. Your wedding dance rehearsal was so funny and my 12 year old daughter laughed so hard she rolled off the sofa. By the way… she asked me what Ryan was saying that was being bleeped out.. I just told her that he was talking too ugly for tv. She said he was just jealous and he needed a girlfriend.
Stay well and happy!!
Since you mentioned that Ryan would do anything for a $. I just want to remind you that Fredrik already did - which was one of the issues that Ryan had with him in the first place.
To quote you from your blog:
*About Ryan you said, " But I will not go down to his level." You are on a level lower than Ryan.
*About the comment, "I am only doing my job." Which okays you being an ass? Your soul to sell.
*You admit to fraud in your blog, "..a selling agent NEVER releases all the units in a building at the same time. " You had other 1 bedrooms available. You were just trying to screw Ryan.Petty,petty.petty.
*Then finally..honesty. " I do want to admit that I come off arrogant in this episode. " Honey that's in all episodes. But "pompous ass" fits better.
I watch for Ryan and Luis...you are the bathroom break.