MDLNY's Fredrik Admits He Was Arrogant
The real estate shark opens up about his tussle with Ryan Serhant.
They tussled over the pricing of apartments in a new development—and now, Fredrik is accusing Ryan of having a potty mouth and homophobia. Ryan, meanwhile, thinks Fredrik is a "wicked stepmother."
What's the problem this time?
Ryan claims that Fredrik jacked up an agreed-upon amount for the property featured on last night's episode. "Why did Fredrik do this to me?" he asks in his latest blog post. "Because I jumped in his pool after he made fun of me numerous times in front of my clients? Seriously?... Whether he's spilling green tea or venom; it's all the same color. In this business you have to be ready to get down and dirty for your team and your clients. That's what I did; I took on the mean kid and exposed his real nature for the whole world to see."
For his part, Fredrik says there's a simple explanation for jacking up the price. "I want to set something straight here—something that Ryan doesn't understand, because he doesn't have any new development experience," Fredrik counters, "the New development always uses a phase in advance of an offering plan getting approved where the selling agent TESTS out the market with preliminary price RANGES." So that explains the 30% difference in prices!
Fredrik also calls out Ryan for his excessive use of the F word, "I'm surprised and saddened by his language," the Stockholm native writes. "It seems like the way he talked about women the first season is now the way he talks about gay people?"
Still, Fredrik does admit that he was a bit "arrogant" when it comes to Ryan and the property.
"It is not my intention to push Ryan's buttons as much as it seems," he admits. "I was having a bit of fun, yes, even a bit more than Ryan deserves. But remember all the things he has done to me: jumping in my pool, refusing to apologize when I came to his office, calling me all sort of names through his interviews et cetera? I guess we deserve one another, but the true difference between us is that I keep it professional...but I will work on being less arrogant. It doesn't suit me, nor anyone else."