Fredrik Eklund from Million Dollar Listing New York revealed that the times of taking part in good with different brokers are over as some “opponents” tried to steal his enterprise after he relocated to Los Angeles.
Viewers watched Eklund make the choice to transfer his household from New York to Los Angeles, California throughout Million Dollar Listing New York Season 8. Although he moved, Eklund maintained a big presence and guide of enterprise in New York. But being bi-coastal has its challenges as brokers in New York noticed his departure as a chance to snap up his East Coast shoppers. He now teases that season 9 goes to be fairly spicy.
Ryan Serhant, Fredrik Eklund on Million Dollar Listing New York Season 9 | Greg Endries/Bravo
Fredrick Eklund finds that brokers tried to steal his New York shoppers
Eklund, Ryan Serhant, and Steve Gold had a “Kumbaya” kind season 8. Serhant and Gold joined Eklund and have become fathers. Plus, the previous foes labored nicely collectively and gelled. But the glow from season 8 could have pale and a few of the early Million Dollar Listing animosity could emerge.
“There have been quite a lot of opponents — let’s simply say that and generalize it a little bit bit — that [were] making an attempt to steal or take over my enterprise as a result of ‘Fredrik left,’ which I did, however not totally, and it wasn’t my fault that I couldn’t get again totally,” he instructed The New York Post. “So that’s going to get heated and a little bit dramatic.”
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At the identical time, Eklund was constructing his enterprise in Los Angeles, which viewers noticed on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles to be a bumpy entry. “In L.A., I’m an underdog, and I actually had a little bit little bit of a tough time to modify,” he mentioned. Adding, “In New York, I’m the highest canine. In L.A., I’m undoubtedly not. And I’ve to show myself right here and ruffle quite a lot of feathers right here regionally.”
Eklund angered Josh and Heather Altman when he didn’t inform them he was shifting into their market. Plus, he butted heads with David Parnes and James Harris once they represented his longtime developer, Zach Vella.
Returning to New York wasn’t simple for Fredrik Eklund due to the pandemic
Eklund defined that simply touring again to New York was a problem due to pandemic restrictions and shut downs. “Being very decided — and a little bit of a management freak, as I’m with my enterprise — it was very arduous to get that telephone name from my assistant… the place he mentioned ‘All the airports are closing,’” he mentioned. “The metropolis form of shut down the place I simply couldn’t journey. It was very irritating.”
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He additionally described what brokers have been up in opposition to in the course of the pandemic’s early months. “There was no market,” he revealed. “It was really like a whole vacuum. Demand simply stopped. The sellers have been nonetheless there, the listings have been nonetheless there, [and] we even had new sellers that wished to promote and are available to the market.”
Million Dollar Listing New York Season 9 is on (*9*), May 6 at 9/8c on Bravo.