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When James Harris went to meet with developer Zach Vella about a potential listing on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles' August 11 episode, he was relieved to know that Fredrik Eklund's 2019 move to Los Angeles wasn't impacting his business. However, Fredrik, who has worked with Vella in New York, wasn't quite as pleased.
"I think it's the weirdest thing that they didn't put me on with you," Fredrik told James and David Parnes. "In fact, this house should have been listed by both of us."
On the Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles Instagram After Show (watch the clip below!), Fredrik echoed his claims from the episode. "He is a client of mine and he was a client of mine before they were born, that's true," the Million Dollar Listing New York agent said. "And this listing should have gone to both of us."
However, the rest of the agents didn't exactly agree. "We all know Zach Vella was Fred's client in New York, but is very clearly James and David's client in L.A.," Tracy Tutor said. "I don't know in what universe Fred thinks he has rights to James and David's client."
Even Josh Flagg and Josh Altman were aligned on the issue. "To say that that listing should be his when he's never sold a house in Bel Air I think is absurd," Flagg said, while Altman questioned: "Why would a New Yorker who's buying in L.A. call a New Yorker? They would call an L.A. agent."
Another point of contention during the episode was Fredrik coming for a showing of the home and pointing out the house's "funky" and "small" primary bedroom. "I was like 'What the f--k?'" James recalled of the moment. "If Fredrik had the signed listing on the house, do you think he'd walking around s--t talking it? Of course not."
To that, Tracy added: "I think it was probably a mistake for Fredrik to be s--t talking a house that his developer built."
While it's unclear how the drama around the house will continue to unfold, one thing is clear: Fredrik's arrival has certainly caused a stir among the MDLLA cast. "He is ruffling some feathers, he's trying to make some noise," Altman said. "I'm just not sure anybody's listening."
However, Fredrik says he means no harm as he continues to develop his business in Los Angeles. "I have good intentions, but I can see why people can get annoyed with me and my sort of tactics," he said. "I take full responsibility."
Scroll down to see the $15.495 million, 10,000-square-foot modern home that created a buzz among the agents and check out the Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles After Show on Thursdays on Bravo's Instagram!
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