Fredrik Eklund Quotes

The biggest star in real estate, author of The Sell and founder of the fastest growing real estate brokerage firm in Scandinavia: Eklund Stockholm New York, Fredrik Eklund has a resume like no other. From CEO of a company with 45 employees at the age of twenty three to university drop out, Managing Director at Prudential Douglas Elliman to star of Bravo’s hit TV-show Million Dollar Listing New York, MDLNY. Eklund is not only a master salesman but an incredibly successful entrepreneur, high-kicking his way trough life. It is not without reason Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” springs to mind.

These Fredrik Eklund quotes are not only advice on how to become an expert salesman, but about the importance of finding out who you really are, and how embracing your true self will lead to success on all levels of life.

“You only have one life, and laughing will not only make you live longer, but will also help you attract money like a magnet”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Spread joy to the people you encounter each day, and it will be returned in your life tenfold”

– Fredrik Eklund

“The less time you have to eat well, exercise, and sleep, the more important it is to block out the time in your calendar for it”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Embrace and celebrate all that you are”

– Fredrik Eklund

“The more you give, the more you receive”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Improve the quality of your life and you will improve the quantity of your business”

– Fredrik Eklund

“You must know in your heart that you will succeed – or even more important, that you have already succeeded but can always do better”

– Fredrik Eklund

“What I’ve found is that once you start getting results, you see the world differently. You recognize opportunities everywhere because you believe in yourself”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Listening is one of the most important skills you can use when there is something you want to achieve”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Whenever you are about to get to the next mini-level, close your eyes and cherish lifting your foot, because life is all about recognizing our accomplishments, however small a step they may be”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Today, moving forward, is all about being charismatic, alluring, fascinating, and magnetic”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Everyone is selling all the time. Whether you are selling cars, if you are going to an interview for a job or if you are trying to sell yourself on a date”

– Fredrik Eklund

“In order to become a great salesman, you have to be yourself and to use your personality. If you want people to believe in you and what you have to offer, you have to believe in yourself”

– Fredrik Eklund

“If you can’t handle heading out into the world being yourself, as you really are, you are wasting your time and you are wasting your life”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Identify what motivates you”

– Fredrik Eklund

“I have never been motivated by money, but by wanting to be the best, and to be seen”

– Fredrik Eklund

“To dwell upon failures of the past will only lead to more failures”

– Fredrik Eklund

“It is incredibly important to enjoy what you are doing. Everybody wants to work with a positive person, and if you take pleasure in your work you perform better”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Since you are your brand, it is important to loosen up and to be personal. You need something that differentiates you from the rest”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Selling is about trust and to be able to be honest, and being yourself is a part of that. If you are not being honest, the client will sense it and will not do business”

– Fredrik Eklund

“In the beginning of my career, I put diet and sleep aside in order to find more time for work. Now I make sure prioritize sleep, diet and exercise over work”

– Fredrik Eklund

“I’m the closer and a listing-machine. What makes me better is that I work harder than anybody else”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Sell yourself”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Selling a house is a lot like dating: food and good wine always help”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Whatever we do it has to be a success; every single solitary thing. I am obsessive about these things”

– Fredrik Eklund

“I just feel that if I could clone myself; there are so many people here, I want to talk to everybody”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Sometimes it is better to wait and pick your battles”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Really early in my real estate-career, I realized there is a direct correlation – for me at least – [between] dressing well and acting well. If I dress up in a really expensive beautiful suit in the morning, I’m going to sell more real estate”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Every dollar counts”

– Fredrik Eklund

“I rolled down the window and saw Manhattan – the skyline – for the first time, and thought ‘wow’! And I felt the energy of the city. That is when I decided that I was going to move back to NY, and work in NY. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, but I was going to be successful in NY. That was the plan”

– Fredrik Eklund

“I have never been motivated by money, that was not why I moved to New York. That is not why I work with money, with real estate. I love setting records. I love to be seen, maybe, and I love to stir the pot and to be the best”

– Fredrik Eklund

“I was sort of confused. Happily confused. I came there [NY] and had no idea what I should do, and a friend said to me ‘you should be a real estate agent’. I thought ‘it sounds pretty good’, that way I can really ‘be in’ NY, up in the skyscrapers and meet a lot of people. But I had no experience in real estate, at all”

– Fredrik Eklund

“One thing that I don’t like about my job is that the clients are never happy. When it comes to the really wealthy. It’s like it doesn’t matter how much money you make them, and that can be tough on you”

– Fredrik Eklund

“When speaking of success; to take the sensitive parts, and to integrate them into your business. It took me 13 years to dare to be Fredrik, to dare to be Swedish. To dare to be sensitive”

– Fredrik Eklund

“The more me I am, the more successful I am in business too”

– Fredrik Eklund

“My theory, when meeting someone for the first time, is to always be friendly. That you should see me as a friend”

– Fredrik Eklund

“I’m funny that way. I have always known – or at least I believe that I have always known – what is going to happen in my life. Just like I thought that I knew that I was going to move to New York”

– Fredrik Eklund

“I feel guilty about not seeing the family as much as I want to, and that’s really complicated. I want to live my life, and to live my dreams in NY – and that I have done, really. What a crazy trip! The people I have met, buildings I have been a part of building. But, on the other hand you have the family. You only have one life”

– Fredrik Eklund

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”

– Fredrik Eklund

“You can sell the world, but only one thing truly matters”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Time kills all deals”

– Fredrik Eklund

“Do I look like a person that gives up?”

– Fredrik Eklund

“You must know in your heart that you will succeed – or even more important, that you have already succeeded but can always be better”

– Fredrik Eklund

“In NY sometimes I feel like I’m swimming against the current, whereas in Sweden I can just relax and go with the flow. It’s a friendlier atmosphere”

– Fredrik Eklund

“My dad made me understand that, maybe, there is more room in my life than just dollars”

– Fredrik Eklund