Fredrik Eklund

Fredrik takes a moment to thank you all for watching and reflect on what's different this season (he's married!).

on Apr 2

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I'm back, all of New York is back with all of its glory and drama. The deal-making is BACK -- especially MY deal-making! High-kick!

I actually never left. I've been here all along working like the Swedish maniac I am, harder than ever, doing more deals than ever, in the city I love with all of my heart. But I, for one, am glad to be back on your screen, and I hope to inspire this season, and to do good.

Yup, the big difference this year is that I am. . .married! And I love it.

I'm not a softie (never), but I'm working on myself and I have a mirror, pointing out my less good sides, in Derek -- or should we say sides last season, that was hard for me to watch. You will see this season that I will try to change a bit, with some success and most likely a lot of failures. I'm only a human trying to grow up and compete in the most competitive market in the world. Yes, I'm still a shark, and still the listing machine and closer I have always been, but with a more mindful heart this time around.

This year I don't want to forget who is underneath the suit.

The market is insane, in all the good ways. I've been doing this for a very long time, and I have never -- I repeat: never -- seen a market this strong. I did $400 million in the last quarter alone. NeNe Leakes said famously "I have arrived," and I feel like I have finally arrived where I'm suppose to be professionally. It took me over a decade, but I'm here and you are going to witness this historic moment in time for this city, the year when real estate prices shot over 30 percent with the lowest inventory ever measured in history, where money is cheap (read interest rates), and the internationals are eating our properties up like meatballs.