Fredrik Eklund

Fredrik discusses his tough to sell Tribeca listing and what he wanted to come of his confrontation with Ryan.

on Apr 9

"The City's Saddest Penthouse" is the name several blogs have given my new listing at Warren Street, in Tribeca. Well, why so sad I asked myself when the seller called? It has been on the market for over four years, yes, and with five different brokers, with many price reductions, new photos, staging, and almost a hundred open houses.

But, that doesn't make it sad, does it? The apartment is actually beautiful with dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass, four terraces, and an outdoor hot tub. BUT, the monthlies are almost $10,000/month and there is nothing I can do about that! So is this a listing even worth taking on. . .? YES!!!! I thrive best with a real challenge, to try to succeed where others don't. It's exciting to see if I can tame this beast, at least at first. Now, Joel and his wife are nice, but tough. Really tough, as you will see in the next episode.

And I might have gotten more than I asked for -- stay tuned.

It is important to note that 16 Warren is a green building, built with green materials. To me Mother Earth is a really important issue (it should be for everyone!), yet I am really bad by simply living in New York, using a big car, a big apartment etc. I feel guilty and have felt guilty for a while, so this listing is an opportunity to change that, to learn more on how to help, to change myself and my lifestyle, even if little.