‘Million Dollar Listing New York’ To Change: Ryan Serhant Taking Over For Fredrik Eklund?

Million Dollar Listing: New York had an interesting shift in dynamics last night, especially when it comes to Ryan Serhant and Fredrik Eklund. Throughout the past few seasons, Fredrik has always been very confident in his selling abilities and Ryan has been stuck with listings that caused him some stress. But on last night’s episode, things flipped around. Ryan quickly sold the first unit in a building that Eklund had failed to sell, and Fredrik struggled with a $30,000,000 listing with his friend. Sadly, Eklund lost the deal, while Ryan was cashing in.

According to a new People report, Million Dollar Listing: New York star Ryan Serhant doesn’t understand why Fredrik couldn’t sell the units. Ryan immediately walked into the building and felt it was too dark. He took a chance, painting it white, and immediately sold one unit with an offer on the second.

“I can’t for the life of me figure out why Fredrik couldn’t sell them,” Serhant said during the episode, adding, “Maybe he couldn’t figure out how to turn them all on.”

FIRST, PLEASE watch tonight's ALL NEW episode of Million Dollar Listing New York at 9 PM EST. It's a very intense episode and it's important that everyone watches. SECOND, this is (most of) my New York team this morning, making me very proud, at the first annual SERHANT STATE OF THE UNION NEW DEVELOPMENT SHOWCASE. We took over the 51st floor of the Bank of America building on 42nd Street with @jeff_appel and held one of the greatest developer panels I've ever had the pleasure of attending. @charimarie - my team's head of New Development - pulled off an amazing morning and helped us showcase our 23 upcoming projects. We filled the room with over 300 brokers, bankers, attorneys, developers and clients. Capacity is 220 on that floor so security was a bit intense! We had press from all over the country taking notes and photos. I was so nervous that @emilia_bechrakis had to be there to tell me it was all going to be ok...and it was. It was incredible. What a day. What a year. What a TEAM. Let's change the way people sell real estate. Let's change the way people THINK of how real estate is sold. Let's make waves in the industry and not care about the noise because at the end of the day, this is New York City, and it's loud no matter what you say. This is a business for entrepreneurs. For people who love the word NO because it gives them another reason to find a way YES. This is a business for people who never give up and this is a photo of a group of people, standing behind me, who are relentless in their pursuit of excellence. #READYSETGO @serhant_team

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But Eklund was dealing with some personal issues that were not related to real estate. Fredrik and his husband, Derek, had tried once again to have children via a surrogate, but the couple learned that it hadn’t worked. Eklund felt completely defeated and he announced that he was done trying to have children. He was completely heartbroken. Last year, they had announced that they were expecting twins, but they lost the children in a sudden miscarriage. It sounds like his personal desire to have children and the stress of losing the children may have had an impact on his work.

Ryan Serhant revealed that last night’s episode was indeed very intense, and it sounds like he may understand the pressure and stress his co-star is going through. While they are competitors on the show and in New York, they are also human beings with feelings.

“FIRST, PLEASE watch tonight’s ALL NEW episode of Million Dollar Listing New York at 9 PM EST. It’s a very intense episode and it’s important that everyone watches,” Serhant revealed on Instagram, adding later about selling, “Let’s change the way people sell real estate. Let’s change the way people THINK of how real estate is sold. Let’s make waves in the industry and not care about the noise because at the end of the day, this is New York City, and it’s loud no matter what you say. This is a business for entrepreneurs. For people who love the word NO because it gives them another reason to find a way YES.”

Eklund didn’t say much about the episode on social media. Instead, he continued to post listings on Instagram of the properties he’s trying to sell. He hasn’t said much about his plans to continue with his surrogacy, but many fans encouraged him to keep going. The doctor even told him that it took him seven tries before he was successful. But Ryan Serhant’s co-star, Luis D. Ortiz, did say that the episode last night could foreshadow the future.

Here we go!!! My new @bravotv show, Employee of the Month, is now casting!!! And I want all of YOU - who have supported me for sooooooo long - to have the opportunity to be on it with me. I already get so many emails and messages from people asking how they can sell better - everything from selling tires, to food, to hair extensions - that we are opening up my skill-set to beyond Real Estate. I'm going to be mentoring salespeople who truly want to do better in whatever field they work in. So, if you work in sales, and you want to sell MORE, or if you have salespeople working for you and you want THEM to do better, email: EmployeeOfTheMonthCasting@gmail.com. Tell us what you sell, where you sell it, and why you think you or your employees would benefit from my help! We are focusing on the New York/Tri-State area first, and on businesses that are not real estate brokerages (there's already the greatest real estate show of all time called Million Dollar Listing New York, and it airs TONIGHT at 9 PM ????). I want to help everyone sell as much as possible so let's do this together!!! #READYSETGO #EmployeeoftheMonth

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“Tonight at 9pm is episode 9 of Million Dollar Listing New York! I guarantee you will absolutely LOVE IT or Ryan Serhant will give you as much money as you want back! We are getting close to our season finale so keep watching because everything from here on is very important for what you will see in the end. Let’s go!” Luis D. Ortiz revealed about the episode according to Instagram, sharing that last night’s episode is foreshadowing some of the things to come.

It is possible that Eklund will try once again to have a child and it may work. Or maybe Ryan Serhant’s success in selling the units that his co-star couldn’t have an effect on how much Fredrik will list in the future.

What do you think will happen on Million Dollar Listing: New York this season? Do you think Ryan Serhant will sell the remaining units and do better than his co-star?

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