I have to admit that situations like this one are the ones that I embrace the most. There's nothing to take away from perfect situations. Like I always say, you will never know if things will work if you don't give them a try. And that's what I did.
When Fredrik got the exclusive to sell 50 Lispenard, I genuinely wanted to learn what he did that I didn't. That's why I invited him out for drinks. I was never expecting for him to give me a second chance to sell a unit in the building I so passionately went after. He didn't have to do that, but he did and I thank him for it. However, after all I went through, I felt that by doing exactly what Fredrik did I was not giving myself the chance to learn if my original idea to sell this building was going to work. To me that was a chance I wasn't going to lose. I didn't want to ask myself in the future "what if?" In the end, as much as my open house wasn't what Fredrik wanted me to do, I did bring in an offer on the spot. Regardless of whether or not it was entertained.
One thing I must say is that regardless of me doing things his way or not, Fredrik still needed to let me know about the fact that a contract went out on this unit. We were supposed to be partners. In the end, there are always two sides to the coin and I'm sure he had his reasons.
Moving on, regardless of everything, I am truly grateful that Fredrik gave me this chance when he didn't have to. In the end, this was all worth it to me. By rolling the dice like I always have, I learned a greater lesson than the one I was aiming for.
As for Fredrik, with great rivalry comes great friendship. I'm sure we'll be friends some day.