Fredrik is not getting any bites on his Park Slope listing. He meets with his team to drum up interest among his Manhattan buyers to try to show them how much more space they can buy in Brooklyn. Um, I’m pretty sure they know that, Fredrik. I know that. Nevertheless, he holds a brokers open for Manhattan brokers. They are concerned about the commute into the city. Fredrik convinced them that Park Slope is a 15 minute commute from Manhattan.
It’s Fredrik and Derek’s anniversary already! It seems like just last week they got married! Time flies. Derek bought Fredrik a puppy for his anniversary. I think this is brilliant of Derek. Let Fredrik see how much work a dog is. It’s a step toward a baby. Fredrik sees this as Derek saying there is not going to be a baby. Fredrik is devastated. And crying. Again.
Fredrik gets a bid on the house for $4.1 million which is pretty much what he told the client the listing should be anyway. He met with Jeanne to present the offer in person. Jeanne is not pleased. The negotiation begins. The condo closes at $4.25 million.
Ryan and his girlfriend are getting along better. It’s Saturday night, and his girlfriend wants to go out and he wants to stay home and watch movies. Ryan needs Luis for help getting in to see a listing. Ryan is struggling not to be an asshole. His girlfriend is trying to help make him a nicer person.
Ryan’s buyer for 30 Lincoln Plaza made an offer of $5.7 million. Janet rejected it and wanted to meet with Ryan at the apartment to remind him of the great views. Janet is spewing pending offers as comps. Ryan playing hardball. But Janet is taken by Ryan’s charms. She counters at $6.3 and Ryan calls the buyer’s attorney who is not authorized about $6. ROADBLOCK. Oh Ryan, please don’t fuck Luis on this deal. They make a deal at $6.1 million! Happy Salsa!
Luis is working out with a trainer. Oh crap, the property Ryan wants to work with Luis on is 30 Lincoln plaza. The place where the mean lady gave him a one shot listing opportunity with the potential for more units and then yanked it back from him before his term was even up! Ryan didn’t know that Luis was let go from 30 Lincoln, the place where Ryan got thrown out of his open house. Luis is skeptical, he says Ryan doesn’t need him for that. Ryan says he wants to make amends. Luis really wants back in with that developer so he agrees.
Luis goes to talk to Janet the developer about her pocket listings. Luis once again is working for no commission. He just wants to suck up to Janet. Luis did say in the $6-7 million range, and I think Ryan said his client had a $6 million dollar cap. Meanwhile, Luis is doing all of the work of the sellers agent for free.
Luis moves on to his next listing, 75 wall Street. It’s gorgeous penthouse with amazing views in all directions. The seller wants $2.82 which is overpriced. The floor plan is odd and the bedroom is a very weird shape. Luis says it will be hard and they will need to stage it.
Luis continues to network with the big wigs, he is chatting up, Howard Lorber, the owner of Douglas Elliman, over drinks. Nice work Luis.
After Ryan closes the deal, Ryan invites Luis out for drinks and gives him a check for $20,000. They seem to be bonding! And getting drunk together. This is so cute! This will never last.