You want to be remembered for being the person who is always happy. Why? Because truly successful people are happy (I'm not talking about money), and only people who love what they do are happy. Happy people are winners. Happy makes happy. And everyone wants to work with a happy winner. You have something everyone wants: energy and happiness. And that’s contagious.
The same goes for pitches, listing appointments and open houses: be happy and be fun. Joke around. Even with the most boring and irritated person, it works. You will melt him or her after a few minutes and their frozen personality and heart will warm up to you. I've seen it so many times where the grumpy old fart of a seller or the bitchy and frugal buyer all of a sudden smiles back at you. Because you are not a threat to them anymore. You are like an overgrown kid, still innocent and young (I'm not talking about actual age). You make them younger too. It's almost like you can see the wrinkles in their faces disappear. You let life and light into the room with your humor.
I invented the high-kick around the age of 14. I had been growing so fast, so quickly. I used to wake up in the middle of the night with growing pains in my legs. I grew several feet in just two years, and it was pretty scary. Every time I saw my grandmother, she literally didn’t recognize me. I was suddenly tall, but the weird thing about my body is that it’s almost all legs. I’m 6’4” tall but over 6 feet of legs. I have these super long, slender Swedish legs with a long foot and pointy toes. I would have made a great female supermodel.
Your explanation of the kick is so wonderful -- it's what I would think you would say if you had us in a room where you were the instructor
Fredrick - you are a great professional and a light-hearted person with your friends and family. What a good balance!
Fredrick I love you - you are a hoot, very intelligent, and don't take yourself too seriously. You are excellent at what you do and I totally don't understand why Luis is blaming you for HIS shortcomings.
Fred, You're a Great TV Realtor! Odd, Dramatic, Childish, Well Dressed/Groomed and freakishly similar in appearance to Buster Poindexter (especially when u contort your face during one of your many drama episodes). Great entertainment watching your antics. Keep up the good Showmanship!
Fredrik, I sell new custom homes in Dallas, TX, I'm not nearly in any way shape or form comparing myself to you, you are incredibly talented and brilliant at what you do, but I wanted to share with you that I find myself learning from just watching you on this show and I am so grateful for what you reveal to us each week. No joke, I have used some of your negotiating tactics and they have totally worked! I closed many deals emulating what you do! Also, I agree, this business can be so rewarding but also so stressful, that I too, need to let out a whhhhheeee from time to time to make it fun when an offer comes in, is accepted, and closed! I don't quite get the kick up as high as you do, I'm not that flexible haha, but I do get out a firm punch hahaha! I don't know if you will even see this message, but if you do, I hope it finds you well and blessed. Thank you for all you do!
You are great. I find it interesting that one of the common threads between the 3 of you is your love for people. No doubt it has contributed to yours and Ryan's success and it will do the same for Luis once he's more experienced. Although I think you can take a note from Ryan's book and lighten up a bit more :)
Meanwhile, you are a cool dude (I can say that, I'm 49).
Love you, Love you!!! You are awesome !! Your are an inspiration to me!! Keep the good work!
You are terrific. I love watching you on the show and you would be the broker I would hire. Congratulations on your engagement.
Väldigt bra och fint skrivet Fredrik. Ser upp till dig enormt mycket.
Mvh ditt största fan, Halima
I would not describe you as fun... ruthless...smarmy....yes...but fun...LOL I don't think so.
Fredrik--where have you been all our lives! Enjoyed you last season and even more this season. You should have your own show one day! For now we will all enjoy the character you play on this show--lol! All kidding aside you are very entertaining! Love the staging on this week's show too!
Damn that Derek! He is one lucky guy!
I have never had such a crush on a gay guy before you came along Fredrik! You are so cute and sexy and funny! I love to watch all of your facial expressions. You make me laugh and your energy is contagious. I'm always in a better mood after watching the show.
Here's one hetero chick who thinks you are SUPER SEXY!
Damn, why do all of the good looking ones have to be gay us women ask???? HAHAHAHA
You're just da bomb. Can't get enough of the high kick, your facial expressiona and your overall infectious personality, not to mention your shark like instinct when it comes to sales! Love it:)
Fredrik I have the feeling that you didn't help Luis. Luis wants to learn from you, and that should be an honor. You are arrogant, but you are one of the best. You deserve all the success.
I can't wait to see what happens to poor Luis.
I like all of you.
I did not like you last season, you have since grown on me and now I just adore you! I love all your facial expressions they crack me up! Keep being you! The funny thing is you have not changed a bit from last season, not so sure why you grew on me but you did!
OMG...I love love you! You are such an inspiration with your optimistic attitude, funny faces with clients, and oh lawd...The high kick :) I couldn't imagine how boring and tedious the real estate process would be with your average everyday realtor. You got it Fredrick, that special something...Congrats to you. I can't wait to see next week. I hope you are good to Luis, he looks up to you and wants to learn.
Fredrik, I love your approach to life. Life should be about having fun. You are the best Swedish import since Ingrid Bergman! Can't wait to see the next episode and witness more of your personality and brilliance!
Your adorable Fredrik! I absolutely love watching you and after reading this have even more respect for you. I too am in sales and believe the same thing about being happy and doing what you love. Now a days the service industry is contrived, so many lack the kindness and respect and or passion for what they do. Keep doing what your doing you have a fan in me.
I totally agree. Its only work if your not having fun. Your professionalism, and talent is infectious. I love watching you making these huge deals, and get everyone excited and smiling, during these potential stressful situations. I am learning a lot from watching you work your magic. Thank you and keep "High Kicking"!!! P.S. how awesome would it be to see you on Celeb Apprentice with the Don.
@eastcoastgal38 I would love to NOT see Trump on Celebrity Apprentice....I think once a professional anything comes on that show, it completely dethrones them.....they come away looking incompetent and barely able to sell hotdogs in Times Square....those stupid "tasks" .... Trump probably laughs with his cohorts at how he takes a persons professionalism down because they can't work with a "project manager" .... I thought that show was canceled...
Love this show. I am 76 but am going to try your high kick. Hope I don't break my neck. Please help Luis, I think he needs a mentor.
Fredrik-you are so refreshing and entertaining and we love watching you. Our only complaint is that we do NOT like the new cast member, the guy from South America. He is too young, too inexperienced and not trustworthy - he is like a sleezy used car salesman. Don't know why BRAVO chose him, but we still love watching you. You are da bomb!!!
valgoober Luis is the other guy and he's not from South America. Fredrik is annoying and his facial expressions make him even look more ridiculous than what he already does but I do have to say I like how he doesn't kiss up to any of his clients and still gets the job.
cgon1977 valgoober Fred looks like Buster Poindexter when he contorts his face. funny stuff! He's feeling Hot Hot Hot