Ryan is Humbled But Always On the Hunt
Ryan explains that he did it all (even high kicks) for the deal, and disapproves of Fredrik's price raising practices.
Wine and Cheese Party
Hey-o! How are you doing? Did you have a spectacular 4th of July? I can tell that you missed me—it's understandable. Episode 9 has come and gone, and I must say it was just as painful to experience the second time around. I ask my flock to bear with me as we discuss in detail the dramatic ups and downs of this humbling episode for me on Million Dollar Listing New York. In my defense, sharks in the same tank aren't expected to be friends because they feed on the same prey. I am a hunter first, a good one, who takes pride in his craft.
250 Bowery served up an opportunity for Fredrik to wreak some havoc in my life. Well played sir; you had your fun. My client John wanted 250 Bowery, or at least an opportunity at it. John buys many apartments with me, and once again, my client's happiness was my number one priority. The New York City power broker community is a small one, so I knew I would eventually cross paths with the Viking. Fredrik Eklund is very good at what he does; which you'd expect from someone who's been doing it for so long. I've been making great strides in solidifying my own name in this business. Like two aggressive, big horned rams, sometimes the only way to settle the score is a head-on collision.
All fun and games right? I did it all for the deal: I called, e-mailed, met with my team at Fredrik’s office, roof top lunch, high-kick, double date -- and I paid for it all. You know what Fredrik gave me? Lies. Yes, I may be a little immature sometimes, but I don't go around lying about what I'm holding. Going around and spreading rumors about prices for a new property and then jacking up those prices 33% is what many people, including myself, would call a dirty tactic. I'm happy he and Derrick found a great new apartment to live in. I bet the broker who sold it to him was much more honest about the property they represented than what we've come to expect from Mr. Eklund.What else happened this episode? Oh yes -- Luis -- he sure loves to plan outlandish events with his brother. All the high definition video in the world can't sell an apartment so over-priced. If you knew Antonia made a huge mistake in giving your client such false hopes, why not walk away before all the theatrics? Maybe Fredrik will pay for this event, too; you should go order him a Green Tea.
Please come back to me next week because you KNOW events are just heating up between me and Fred! I am here for you, I want you to win, get after it if it means anything to you. Signing off, the one and only, Ryan Serhant.