"No MORE free dimple!" -- Ryan Serhant
Ladies and gentleman, welcome back to the greatest show on Earth. It might as well be the circus but actually it's really just my life! What did you think? The tension sure is building up thick between Fredrik and Luis! Before I sink my claws into that whole situation, let's first explore the hidden dangers of being so pretty.
Barbara and her husband were amazing clients -- just a wonderful, family oriented couple from Idaho. For a few weeks, we were like ripe potatoes rolling around in one big sack. Many of the other great places that Barbara and I got to look at together didn't make the show, but trust me when I tell you we made the rounds around town. You can have so much fun with someone like Barbara! I knew Barbara was a serious client, but at first, I wasn't completely sure about her intentions. . .
I, for one, love to flirt. I'm still in my 20s -- but in dealing with a client, I'll almost never initiate that kind of dialogue. However, if that's the vibe your client is giving you, well, go with it, because it's all about keeping everyone comfortable and receptive. If we're all on the same frequency, it's just easier to communicate -- that's why I was so happy to sit down with Barbara in the end and hug it all out. A big part of keeping your clients happy is getting the deal done. Not to toot my own horn, but showing them the townhouse was a great idea! For a family coming from Idaho to New York City for the first time, a townhouse is much more like a home than any apartment.
I also had the pleasure of interacting with some really great brokers in this episode, namely Katherine, Ravi, and Peggy. They are all so amazing at what they do. I won't lie. . .I was nervous about what the brokers thought of my relationship to Barbara as it intensified. I was ecstatic when Barbara told me she wanted the townhouse, but I only hoped that Peggy didn't think we were all "pillow talk" after our interesting tour of her listing. So all in all, no surprises in this episode. I wrapped another deal, and I helped officially turn some amazing clients into New Yorkers! I'd ring a bell for myself right now if you had one handy!
Finally, we get to the real meat of this episode. Luis and Fredrik, Fredrik and Luis -- for once, I have to stand with Fredrik on this situation. There is a difference between studying a shark and trying to pet one to see what happens. You may think putting your hand near those rows of teeth might get you a better sense for the beast, but it might not turn out the way you would expect. The big question for Luis was "what did I miss? So I won't miss it the next time."
Well, Luis, you missed the part about Fredrik being a machine who has been in this business for a decade longer than you. That's a big deal that can't be explained over Puerto Rican rum at a Dominican restaurant. My office is on the same street as Sazon, and you got that one wrong too buddy. I've been known to pull out some interesting marketing maneuvers for my client's listings, like when I helped my client make over a 100 percent return on their investment last week. You have to know who you're dealing with, and Luis looked like he was eating at the kid's table this episode.
That's all from me this week. Go get it if it means something to you!