Bethenny Frankel’s ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Renovation With Ryan Serhant is Still on the Market – Could Fans See It Next Season?
Bethenny Frankel’s $7 million apartment that she listed with Ryan Serhant from Million Dollar Listing New York is still on the market. So could viewers see Serthant handling the sale on the series? The listing itself is controversial because Frankel previously worked with Fredrik Eklund. They even had the short-lived real estate series Bethenny and Fredrik on Bravo. But when it came time to list her apartment, Frankel went with Serhant instead of Eklund and the drama could be explosive if cameras follow the sale.
Could Ryan Serhant and Fredrik Eklund have a spicy exchange over Bethenny Frankel’s listing?
The pandemic and Eklund’s move to California quickly became an issue. Million Dollar Listing New York previews show that he is worried the New York-based brokers are stealing his business. While Frankel wasn’t his client, listing her apartment with Serhant could make for a seriously drama-fueled encounter between the brokers.
“There were a lot of competitors — let’s just say that and generalize it a little bit — that [were] trying to steal or take over my business because ‘Fredrik left,’ which I did, but not fully, and it wasn’t my fault that I couldn’t get back fully,” Eklund told The New York Post. “So that is going to get heated and a little dramatic.”
Living in Los Angeles put him at a disadvantage early in the pandemic. “Being very determined — and a bit of a control freak, as I am with my business — it was very hard to get that phone call from my assistant… where he said ‘All the airports are closing,’” Eklund recalled. “The city kind of shut down where I just couldn’t travel. It was very frustrating.”
Bethenny Frankel recently featured her ‘Million Dollar Listing’ on Instagram
And while Eklund faced travel woes during the spring of 2020, Frankel didn’t list her apartment until April 2021. She still went with Serhant. Frankel and Serhant have not publicly commented about the listing. But Frankel recently posted a short video featuring the apartment on Instagram. “Bethenny Renovation Project in NYC,” she captioned the slideshow and also tagged the designers.
Frankel’s apartment has now been listed for 118 days, as previously bountiful listings have started to quickly decline. CNBC reports price increases and shrinking inventory indicates an extremely healthy sales market. “As the city continues to reopen, penthouses have proven to have the perfect formula of generous square footage and private outdoor space, plus the all the luxury amenities that can only be found in a full-service building,” Pamela Liebman, president and CEO of Corcoran said.
Bethenny Frankel recently sold her Greenwich, Connecticut home
While Frankel and her daughter were comfortable living in the spacious apartment, she’s put the Soho loft (and other properties she owns) on the market. After recently getting engaged to Boston-based businessman Paul Bernon, she began to unload some of her New York and Connecticut properties. She recently sold her Greenwich, Connecticut home for $2,125,000, after originally listing it for $3,375,000.
She also previously told Architectural Digest that the Soho loft was somewhat of a passion project. “I wasn’t even looking to move but this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” she recalled about buying the home for $4.2 million in 2018. “All of a sudden I was in it.”
While the renovation resulted in a complete transformation, Frankel said she didn’t have to totally gut it either. “People think it was a gut job, but the bones of the kitchen, the bathrooms, the plumbing—it’s all intact,” she remarked. “It’s like taking plain hummus and adding lemon zest and herbs. Now it’s yours.” Frankel did end up adding two full fireplaces to the 4,000 square foot abode.