Fredrik Eklund

Fredrik explains his high-kicks, apologizes to his staff, and wants to prove the listing machine has returned.

on May 22, 20130

I'm glad to be back SELLING, completing a deal from start to end, making a big commission and high-kicking again after Hurricane Sandy and the Marble House. The sun came back to New York and my love goes out to all the lives affected by the storm as the city's pace -- and my deal-making -- eturned to normal.

And, I fell out of my chair. . .I remember that interview in my apartment. I was clearly in a good mood, so excited to have set another price record and this time at the Broome Street Penthouse and for my developer Ross Morgan. When asked how I felt about the deal, I got carried away in my typical "na-na-na-na" karate sounds and then slipped off the plastic chair down on the floor. And fell yet again laughing and screaming. I never thought they would continue filming, or keep all of that in editing for that matter, but they did. That's me for you, raw and unedited. I can be a real tough negotiator but a real silly goosie goosie when celebrating!

374 Broome Street is one of the most historic building's in all of New York. It's an old carriage factory, built long before cars and electricity were invented. The building actually was the center of an economic boom in the area 150 years ago, and lots of business and sub-manufacturers flocked around it. When my developer Ross bought the building he had no idea just how historic it was. But as he researched it, piece by piece was uncovered and he found old posters for the Brewster Carriage House with drawings of royals and wealthy traders in big hats coming from all over the country to buy the best carriages there. So he started restoring it, which took many years, even turning each brick inside out, cleaned the façade up, re-using the old wooden beams and inserting new but old-looking back metal casement style windows.

27 comments
cherylannbates
cherylannbates

Fredrik is such a hottie.  I love his tenacity, his love of family and his kind heart, but don't let that fool you because he is a lion in the listing world.  So happy he found love too.  My daughter and her partner married in the Bronx in October.  I love you Fredrik <3

 

azsweetness_10
azsweetness_10

I personally enjoy your high energy and personality. You must be a blast to hang around with. One last thing, When's the wedding? Congrats.

 

Karen37
Karen37

Love you Fredik, when we sell our apartment I am calling you!

nycslc1
nycslc1

Fredrik, Love your Dachshunds!

Lisa3102589
Lisa3102589

I Love you Fredrik, I think you are hilarious & Entertaining.. And what a go getter..Good for you!!!

b87433
b87433

Hi Fredrik - you are the only one of the three brokers who doesn't regularly use profanity! ;) You're really classy and so deserving of all the love you're surrounded by - your husband, your father, and your beautiful dogs. I love your high kicks and your infectious personality. That scene where you fell out of your chair twice - so funny, I kept replaying that over and over again. I'm sorry to hear that Ryan was not nice to you later in the season - I have such mixed feelings about him. I felt really sorry for him when he was talking about how lonely he was, but then he says and does very nasty things to other people. He's an enigma.

CarBearV
CarBearV

What can I say, every week that goes by I love you that much more!!  You are a trip and a half, not to mention extremely savy and such a go-getter!!  I truly admire your work ethic and follow your mantra of taking all challenges as a learning experience.  That is something I teach my son, "don't take NO as the final answer", if you can change your circumstance (ethically of course) then do it!  You rock Frederik, can't wait for next week!

TartLemon
TartLemon

Enjoy watching you the most Fredrik.  You're so real and raw.

susavega
susavega

You are an inspiration for anyone!! You are my favorite by far. Your work ethic, your honesty, you rock!  Keep the good work!  Love you!

katesuthflor
katesuthflor

you are so successful, well dressed and your blogs are written so well. I love your thirst for business and your passion for what you do. you are such fun to watch and an inspiration! i can't get enough of you!!

Anne0
Anne0

You are amusing to say the least. 

whitestripes
whitestripes

TEAM FREDRIK...you are a cool dude...very hard worker too....I'm INSPIRED BY YOU MAN...keep it up and never let sad people like Ryan get you flustered

leeety
leeety

I  like how professional you are and your physique reminds me of my dad!  I don't like Luis!

nataliehoo
nataliehoo

I Am Soo Soo Soo Very Much In Love with you and find you to be an amazing breathe of fresh air! Living in the moment/ handling classless acts with grace, and keeping that charming smile on while the kaos continues around you, I find adorably inspiring! If I could meet anyone on TV, It be you! I truly am a huge fan and wish you were my gay husband!! Lol if ever in need of a 25 year old California girl to adore you, consider the position Filled!!

Best of luck to you and your fiance!!!

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

Herman.....the 150 yr old Broome St. building sounds amazing.....I can only imagine the stories and the lives that exists in that property...I would love to walk through it with my Ghost Radar phone app turned on....your idea for selling it was exact....I am intrigued by old buildings and their history....have you ever thought of writing a book from a realtors experience with the older buildings in NY....it would be a shame not to.....do you ever look at those really dated photos of long ago and feel familiarity? When I view those type of photos I always feel like there is something I am supposed to see in them....but never conclude what it is....I am going to google this property....how intriguing!

shysharon
shysharon

were you aroused when you saw the carriage house? lol! you're so cute!

Bravofn
Bravofn

I love watching this show to see you kick your leg up in triumph.

 

Also, love your expression of happiness - weeee!

Bravofn
Bravofn

Of a lot of the shows on Bravo, you are a person that someone could easily sit down to dinner with and have a good time. 

Thank you, for being you.

rickki6
rickki6

enjoy the show so much ! 

cassie920
cassie920

You are too funny.  Love  you on the show.

 

BarrioBabe
BarrioBabe

you are such a smart man but you toot your own horn way too much. I realize you think you are funny but you come across as arrogant. maybe tone it down and stop kicking your legs in the air. you are displaying some finesse business wise we all would do well to learn from but the silly act detracts from your otherwise good humor and intelligence.

bravoaddict18
bravoaddict18

I love Fredrik! I especially enjoyed you on Watch what happen's live last night, you were straightforward and mature when it came to dealing with your problem with Ryan. I wish you nothing but luck in the future and will keep watching! I hope the nastiness you described that will come later in the season won't be too horrible or damage your reputation! 

shelly3630@gmail.com
shelly3630@gmail.com

Hello, I just started watching the show, and I just wanted to say I really do enjoy watching you. As a professional and on a personal level. My family (not myself) actually owns a very large realtor company in Allentown, PA so knowing how hard it can be and how much of your life you need to put into your work. You seem to do it with much more class then the others, and you are up front from the get go. I really felt for you about the marble home, but really you seam like someone who can take that and turn it around as a learning and growing, and with the storm and the economy, the fact that that is the only one you have not sold, I think is pretty great. Keep loving what you are doing!

Solabree
Solabree

Fredrik!!! I love you so much! You're absolutely adorable and it's great to watch you do your thing. 

Adavis74
Adavis74

 @BarrioBabe Totally agree! You don't need to ham it up for the cameras. Can't imagine your gorgeous boyfriend and father are amused by such over the top silliness. BTW, stop feeding your dogs grapes. They are toxic to dogs. Seriously....Look it up.

stevecampsout
stevecampsout

 @bravoaddict18 Mature?!?!?? He sounded like a petulant child! "You were mean to me!" I was embarrassed as a gay man to hear a grown man whine like that! It's not as if he hasn't done his own share of mean things to Ryan! And let us not forget it is Frederick who's nick name in New York is "The Shark" and I'm sure it's not just because of sales.

bravoaddict18
bravoaddict18

 @stevecampsout why are you responding to my responses only? can you just make your own comment. I will stick to my original thought. I think by not dragging it on to be all about him was a mature thing to do. If you don't then good for you.