Million Dollar Listing New York is a reality TV series on Bravo that began in 2012. The series is a spin-off from Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. The show follows three real estate brokers representing buyers and sellers of real estate properties in the New York area.
Following is a list of the primary cast members for the show.
- Fredrik Eklund
- Kirsten Jordan
- Luis D. Ortiz (seasons 2 through 5)
- Michael Lorber (season 1)
- Ryan Serhant
- Steve Gold (seasons 6 and 7)
- Tyler Whitman
Million Dollar Listing New York Episodes
The first season has nine episodes.
- S1 E1 – The Shark, the Smooth-Talker, and the New Kid
- S1 E2 – Parlez Vous Francais?
- S1 E3 – Hard Hats and Hard Heads
- S1 E4 – Construction Conniptions and a Kangaroo
- S1 E5 – The Casting Couch
- S1 E6 – Bailing on the Bully
- S1 E7 – Don’t Throw Stones in Glass Buildings
- S1 E8 – Sweden and the Shark
- S1 E9 – Look Me in the Eye
- Surprise Bitch, I’m in the Pool
- Two Hotheads and a Hurricane
- Bow Rooms and Broome Sticks
- Video Killed the Real Estate Star
- All the World’s a-Staging
- The Days of Licking Bricks Are Over
- Will Haze for Listening
- Lord Have Mercer!
- Don’t Forget the Hands! Dinosaur Hands!
- Harlem Shake
- Do You, Fredrik, Take This Building?
- A Shark is Born
- This City Will Eat You Alive
- It’s Time to Eat the Fish!
- There’s No Crying in Real Estate
- Reach High
- I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts
- Bidding War Bitches
- East Coast vs. West Coast
- Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads
- I Dream of Jeanne
- From Pocket Squares to Pocket Listings
- Reunion Part II
- New Wheels, New Deals
- Bids & Brawls
- Three Brokers and a Baby
- Frenemies Unite
- Walking on Eggshells
- Unfinished Business
- I Love You, Puffer Munkin
- Don’t Count Your Eggs…
- Dude, Where’s My Broker?
- Luis 2.0
- The Final Shakedown
- Don’t Touch Me Bro
- 50 Shades of Greystone (90 min)
- Bleecker and Bleaker
- Planet of the Capes
- No Sleep Till Brooklyn Sells
- Murray Up and Wait
- Tug of Warhol
- A More Modern Family
- No Moore Mr. Nice Guy
- Take a Walker
- Windows to Your Sale
- Real Men Wear Pink Tutus (75 min)
- Seaportlandia (90 min)
- Good as Gold (75 min)
- The Kids Aren’t Alright
- Frankel-y Speaking
- Hashtag, You’re It
- Under the Influencers
- Ice, Ice, Ryan
- Co-List or No-List
- It Takes an (East) Village
- You Can Call Me Al…berto
- Wake. Sell. Repeat.
- Pushing the Envelopes
- The French Connection (75 min)
Episode 1 – Rebel Without a House – On the Season 7 premiere of Million Dollar Listing New York, the kings of New York Real Estate are back, with a few minor changes. Ryan shaved off his husky man beard, Steve ditches the long hair for a more clean-cut look, and Fredrik is a new daddy.
In the first segment, we get caught up with what’s happening with Ryan Serhant. Ryan and Amelia have been married for almost two years, and things seem to be going quite well. Ryan admits that he likes to run important decisions by her because “she’s smart.” Ryan’s main office is still in SOHO, but he has a new satellite office in Brooklyn. Last year, Ryan bought a real estate brokerage and absorbed all its agents into his team of over 60 people. Ryan reveals a tidbit about the current state of the New York real estate market. Deals are being made, but they are taking much longer due to the amount of inventory on the market. His team closed $1.13 billion in listings in the last year.
In the next scene, we catch up with Fredrik at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut. Ryan and his husband Derek now have two children, a baby boy named Freddie and a daughter named Milla, who are both adorable. We get a peek at the two in the hospital after the delivery and a view of the babies at home. Fredrik shares that the stress of being a “pappa” is very different than selling New York Real Estate.
Fredrik is feeling the “pull” of NYC real estate and decides that it is time to go back to work. However, he realizes that every hour he spends working is an hour that he misses with his children. And those hours are priceless. It will be interesting to see how he balances the challenges of fatherhood with a demanding career.
Next, we catch up with Steve Gold, who’s in even better shape and has a new hairstyle. When asked how the ladies like his hair, Steve responds, “I think the girls like the hair long, and the ladies like it short.” Good answer, Steve. Steve also has a new team to support his business, known as The Gold Group. Having more support allows him to better support his clients and be in more places at once. Last year, he pulled in close to $250 million in listings. Steve agrees with Ryan that the current market is soft because there is a lot of inventory.
In the next segment, Fredrik is back in New York and has a listing appointment with a celebrity client, actress/designer Rebel Wilson. She has a “flexible budget,” which makes Fredrik’s job as an agent more difficult. He starts out by showing her a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath apartment in a hot new area of the East Village priced at $3,895,000. The beautiful unit has high-end finishes, an open kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a 1500-square-foot outdoor terrace. Rebel likes the apartment but doesn’t feel the outdoor space has adequate privacy for an actress in the public eye. She asks to see apartments in a higher price range but again seems vague about exactly how much she’s willing to spend.
Next, we rejoin Ryan, and he goes to a listing appointment in Tribeca. Ryan meets with Andrea and checks out her complete renovation of a 4100-square-foot apartment (previously three different units that took two years to finish). The apartment is a four-bedroom, 4.5-bath apartment with high-end appliances and finishes and is beautifully furnished. Once the discussion turns to price, Ryan learns that Andrea has a real estate license and wants to sell the unit herself. Bummer regarding the listing, but there might be something in it for Ryan. Ryan makes a pitch for Andrea to come to join the Serhant team. Ryan was friendly about it, but his face beat red during the discussion.
In the next scene, Steve heads to an area known as Nolita, “North of Little Italy,” on Broome Street. Steve feels that it is one of the hottest neighborhoods in NYC. However, this is no ordinary listing appointment. Steve used to live in this specific apartment with his former girlfriend, Manuela. He gives a little background on their relationship: they dated for almost two years, they fought way too much, they had very different lifestyles, and ultimately, she broke Steve’s heart. Manuela’s apartment is 1970 square feet, one bedroom, two bathrooms with an office, an open kitchen, and several unique features.
However, the paint is, let’s say, less than desirable. Steve and Manuela chat about how things are going in their personal lives, and we get a glimpse into their disagreeing personalities. It seems like Manuela has thoughts of a reunion, but Steve tries to keep things focused on business. When they start to discuss the price, Steve recommends $3,750,000. Somehow, they agree on a sales price of $4,000,000, and she doesn’t want to paint. She throws in a few hints about getting back together, but Steve deflects.
Next, Fredrik has a listing appointment in Tribeca, coincidentally in the same building. However, his appointment is regarding the penthouse. He plans to preview the apartment before showing it to Rebel. He meets with the agent, Adam, and does a walkthrough. The apartment is 3,471 square feet, has three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, an open concept, a high-end kitchen, and more. Fredrik reveals his love and attraction to marble in the interview segment, coining the term “marblesexual”. The unit also includes an exceptional 1,100-square-foot outdoor private terrace. As the two sit down to discuss the price, the agent reveals they plan to ask $17.5 million for the apartment. Before Fredrik can disagree, the agent throws him a curveball by saying he sees himself as the next rising agent on Fredrik’s team. He offers the option for the two to work together to sell the penthouse. They agree to sell it together with a $16.5 million price tag and a potential commission of $495,000.
Next, Ryan shows a 1,480 square foot, two bedrooms apartment with a list price of $4,160,000. The unit has beautiful panoramic views, an open kitchen, and is beautifully furnished. Throughout the appointment, Ryan keeps getting calls and text messages. Surprisingly, he keeps checking his phone, which is rude to the other agent. In this segment, we also glimpse how challenging Ryan’s life can be, with 60 agents clamoring for his attention. Following the appointment, he gets a call from Andrea, who says she wants to join the Serhant team. So, as her broker, Ryan will still get a commission on selling her apartment.
Next, Fredrik picks up Rebel at her design studio and takes her to view the penthouse. The two check out the apartment and the outdoor space. Their banter is intended to be humorous, but most of it falls flat, and some of it is downright awkward. They talk about the price, and she suddenly doesn’t need three bedrooms. From the viewer’s point of view, it feels like this: Rebel wasn’t specific about price, so Fredrik assumed he could jump from three million to $16.5 million; once she sees the penthouse, she’s not comfortable with the high price, so she backtracks.
Later in the show, Fredrik shows her another apartment, and there’s no surprise when the cameras can’t follow him into the building. And the price isn’t disclosed when he negotiates with the other agent. Our gut feeling is that she moved back down to a lower price range.
Next, Steve’s activity related to selling Manuel’s apartment gets noticed by an owner’s rep down the hall. Steve meets with Gary to tour the unit, which is just down the hall from Manuela’s. The apartment is similar in size but has an entirely different feel due to the white paint. Also, this apartment has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Steve shares that he’s very familiar with the unit because he lived in the building, and he has a listing down the hall. Steve suggests combining the listings and asking $5,250,000 for both units. This would snag Mr. Gold a commission of $157,500, and in theory, he could buy gold with it. Steve discloses that Manuela is an ex-girlfriend of his, and the two aren’t sure whether that is a good or a bad thing.
In the final segment, we see all three brokers at a Real Estate Q&A panel discussion. Everyone seems to get along until Steve throws some shade at Ryan during the Q&A session. Steve’s comment hit a nerve, and Ryan can’t let it go. This sets up the drama for after the Q&A and in future episodes.
S7 Episode 2 – Peanut Butter & Jealous – In the second episode of season 7, Fredrik gets a new listing for a penthouse in an area known as Nolita, which is “North of Little Italy.” At the listing appointment, Fredrik tours a penthouse with $1 million of over-done upgrades. After an uncomfortable discussion about price, Fredrik lands the listing with a sales price of $9.5 million and a potential commission of $285,000. Fredrik throws a broker party to show off the unit, along with its unique outdoor space.
The general consensus from the brokers is that the price is too high. Fredrik convinces the client to drop the price to $9,000,000. Once they dropped the price, they got three reasonable offers. However, only one of the three offers worked for the client. The client insists that Fredrik call each client (while he sits there and watches!). After the calls, the client decides to go with an offer for $9,020,000, all cash, and a 30-day close.
Steve Gold has two listings in the same building, with a combined sales price of $9,250,000 and a potential commission of $277,500. One of the listings is for his ex-girlfriend, Manuela. Steve and Manuela take the dogs for a walk and then sit for coffee. Manuela suggests that the two get back together, but Steve turns her down. In the commentary, Steve says they used to fight a lot, and she broke his heart.
He’s not willing to go through that again. Steve has a listing with two brokers. As he’s giving them a tour of the two units, Fredrik shows up and essentially kidnaps the brokers and shows them his penthouse listing. Later Steve meets with the agent for one of the two listings and learns that he now needs to close the listing within thirty days, which means Steve needs to sell the unit in 24 hours.
They agree to drop the price by $500,000, dropping the listing price for that unit to $4,750,000. Steve gets his entire team to work on calls to brokers and buyers, emails and blasts to social media, and more. He starts in-person showings immediately, and the response to the price drop was very positive. In just a few hours, they landed a full-price offer! Afterward, Steve meets with Manuela to let her know the other unit is sold. She is still fuming from Steve’s rejection, and we get a glimpse of the tumultuous nature of their past relationship. Ultimately, she decides to pull her apartment off the market, and he loses the commission.
Ryan Serhant has a listing appointment with an independent developer who put everything on the line to redevelop a building in an area of Brooklyn known as Greenpoint. The total building sellout is worth $4,900,000 and has a potential commission of $147,000. The developer is concerned that Ryan won’t have time for “a tiny fish like him.” Ryan finds Jon, the developer, to be refreshing and feels more pressure to sell his units than anyone else he’s ever worked for. Ryan dedicates himself to the project and is a member of his team who knows Greenpoint. Ryan brings a busload of brokers from Manhattan to see the Greenpoint listing. Ryan’s point man, Jason, greets the brokers and takes everyone on tour.
Ryan notes Jason’s extreme overuse of the term “perfect.” Offers start to come in on the property. Coincidentally, one of the offers is from Steve Gold, and it’s an insulting, lowball offer. Ryan thinks it’s directly related to the jab Steve took at him at the panel discussion. Ryan decides to meet face-to-face with Steve, and things don’t go very well. Ryan tells Steve that he didn’t appreciate his negative comment and that he needs to “watch himself” and also slips in that he’s an asshole. Steve feels like Ryan is overreacting and that he needs to “shut his mouth and quit being a baby.” In the end, the deal gets squashed.
Awards and Critical Response
- The show has been nominated for two Emmy awards.
Executive Producers and Production Company
World of Wonder produces the show. The executive producers are Danielle King, Fenton Bailey, Megan Estrada, and Randy Barbato.
Facts and Trivia
Following is a list of little-known facts and trivia about the show and its cast members.
- Ryan Serhant was added to the show’s cast at the last minute, replacing another potential cast member.
- Michael Lorber was on the first season only. He chose not to return because the show didn’t have a positive impact on his business.
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