Million Dollar Listing New York: Fredrik Eklund and Ryan Serhant dance-off to disco at open house

Fredrik Eklund and Ryan Serhant engaged in a disco dance-off during Thursday's episode of Million Dollar Listing New York.

The dance battle between the rival real estate brokers was a rare moment of joy during season eight of the Bravo show amid a sluggish market.

Fredrik, 42, came up with the disco party theme to help sell a corner loft apartment on Charlton Street in the Hudson Square area.

Disco dancing: Ryan Serhant and Fredrik Eklund competed in a dance-off during Thursday's episode of Million Dollar Listing New York

Disco dancing: Ryan Serhant and Fredrik Eklund competed in a dance-off during Thursday's episode of Million Dollar Listing New York

'This was old New York, back in the real disco club days,' he said.

Fredrik met seller and tech CEO Kathy at the gym and gained the listing for her two-bedroom, 3,400 square feet home.

Kathy paid $2.7 million in 2008 and Fredrik got her to list it for $3,995,000.

He later told her about the disco party idea at the Dogpound gym and she ultimately agreed.

Dance moves: Fredrik accepted the dance-off challenge during his openhouse

Dance moves: Fredrik accepted the dance-off challenge during his openhouse

White suit: Ryan wearing a white disco suit showed off his dance moves

White suit: Ryan wearing a white disco suit showed off his dance moves

Same suit: The real estate broker arrived in the same white disco suit that Fredrik was wearing
Dance pose: Fredrik struck a pose in his white disco suit

Same suit: The real estate broker arrived in the same white disco suit that Fredrik was wearing

Good question: A broker asked Ryan and Fredrik who was the better dancer

Good question: A broker asked Ryan and Fredrik who was the better dancer

Fredrik ran into Ryan, 35, at the gym and invited him to the disco party.

'Disco is cool, ...for old people,' Ryan said while also agreeing to dress up.

Fredrik and Ryan ended up wearing the same white suit with black trim to the party. 

Good times: The dance-off was a rare moment of joy amid a sluggish market

Good times: The dance-off was a rare moment of joy amid a sluggish market

It's on: Ryan and Fredrik entertained the open house guests with their dance-off

It's on: Ryan and Fredrik entertained the open house guests with their dance-off

'Open houses are boring. There's a thousand of them every single day. If there's an open house where I get to dress up and be awesome, I'ma do it, you know what I mean? I'ma do it,' Ryan said in a confessional.

A broker asked which one of them danced better and both claimed they were better than the other.

A dance-off was called and Ryan and Fredrik accepted the challenge.

Dress up: The real estate broker said he couldn't pass up the chance to dress up for an open house

Dress up: The real estate broker said he couldn't pass up the chance to dress up for an open house

They polled the open house guests and Ryan was declared the winner via cheering.

'That was rigged. That was rigged,' Fredrik said.

'Everybody dance!,' Ryan said as the brokers joined them on the impromptu dance floor.

The winner: The open house guests declared Ryan the winner

The winner: The open house guests declared Ryan the winner

Rigged event: Fredrik complained that the results were rigged

Rigged event: Fredrik complained that the results were rigged

Everybody in: Ryan after being named the winner encouraged everyone to dance

Everybody in: Ryan after being named the winner encouraged everyone to dance

The open house was well attended by brokers who dressed up for the disco theme.

'You can feel the energy from the past,' one said.

 Another pointed out that a member of the Beastie Boys used to live in the building.

City history: Fredrik, 42, came up with the disco party theme to help sell a corner loft apartment on Charlton Street in the Hudson Square area

City history: Fredrik, 42, came up with the disco party theme to help sell a corner loft apartment on Charlton Street in the Hudson Square area

Popular group: Fredrik was not aware of the Beastie Boys

Popular group: Fredrik was not aware of the Beastie Boys

The seller: Kathy met Fredrik at the gym and he later gained the listing

The seller: Kathy met Fredrik at the gym and he later gained the listing

Potential buyer: Ryan told Fredrik that he had a potential buyer for him

Potential buyer: Ryan told Fredrik that he had a potential buyer for him

The loft featured white walls, columns and floors and was 50 feet wide.

It was decorated with giant silver balls and the owner was going for an uplifting cloud feel for the full floor unit.

Ryan also competed for a listing at Laight Street for a condo at a building built in 1896. 

The seller: Kathy wanted to sell the loft that featured white walls, columns and floors

The seller: Kathy wanted to sell the loft that featured white walls, columns and floors

White decor: The loft was all white as the owner sought a cloud effect

White decor: The loft was all white as the owner sought a cloud effect

Big balls: Giant silver balls decorated the loft

Big balls: Giant silver balls decorated the loft

The owners Cory and Jacque met earlier with Tyler Whitman from Triplemint.

They both priced the two-bedroom custom renovated home at $5.5 million.

Cory said he was still on the fence about selling and Tyler decided to back off and allow Jacque time to convince him to sell. 

Busy broker: Ryan competed for a listing at Laight Street for a condo at a building built in 1896.

Busy broker: Ryan competed for a listing at Laight Street for a condo at a building built in 1896.

Old building: The custom renovated condo was in a building built in 1896

Old building: The custom renovated condo was in a building built in 1896

Wood bike: The home featured a wood motorcycle

Wood bike: The home featured a wood motorcycle

Porn box: A giant pornography box also was in the home

Porn box: A giant pornography box also was in the home

Ryan, however, pressed Cory about his passion of creating and designing and compared his situation to Picasso.

'Picasso wasn't done after one, he kept going,' Ryan pointed out.

He gained the listing on the spot and stood to earn a potential commission of $165,000. 

Listing competition: Ryan competed against Tyler Whitman for the listing

Listing competition: Ryan competed against Tyler Whitman for the listing

Not sure: Cory said he was on the fence about selling

Not sure: Cory said he was on the fence about selling

Closed it: Ryan was able to get the listing after talking to Cory about his passion

Closed it: Ryan was able to get the listing after talking to Cory about his passion

Done deal: Cory decided to go with Ryan after their conversation

Done deal: Cory decided to go with Ryan after their conversation

'Time kills deals,' Ryan noted.

Steve Gold also got creative after he landed a listing for a three-level penthouse unit in the Upper Westside.

He gave his driver Will a chance to check out the property after he expressed an interest in real estate. 

Penthouse unit: Steve Gold also got creative after he landed a listing for a three-level penthouse unit in the Upper Westside
Ten minutes: Will was given 10 minutes to park the car and check out the property with Steve

Penthouse unit: Steve Gold also got creative after he landed a listing for a three-level penthouse unit in the Upper Westside 

The four-bedroom, 7.5 bathroom penthouse at Hotel des Artistes was designed by the late Italian designer Ettore Sottsass.

He created the Memphis Style known for its use of bright colors and bold patterns and the design permeated the penthouse.

Steve reached out to Lynn Scotti of Modern Luxury magazines and pitched her about teaming up on an open house to attract artists, photographers, musicians and art collectors.

Gorgeous unit: The four-bedroom, 7.5 bathroom penthouse at Hotel des Artistes was designed by the late Italian designer Ettore Sottsass

Gorgeous unit: The four-bedroom, 7.5 bathroom penthouse at Hotel des Artistes was designed by the late Italian designer Ettore Sottsass

Round table: The penthouse featured a round table and bold designs

Round table: The penthouse featured a round table and bold designs

He proposed a book launch at the penthouse with Alex Assouline for a new New York hardcover table book and Lynn jumped on the idea.

'Genius,' Steve said congratulating himself.

Steve decided to take a 'ninja' approach at the open house with its mix of artists, book readers and potential buyers.

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Good effort: Will gave his best effort and earned a passing grade from Steve

Rooftop audition: The broker asked Will to try to sell him on the place 

Teaming up: Steve reached out to Lynn Scotti of Modern Luxury magazines and pitched her about teaming up on an open house to attract artists, photographers, musicians and art collectors

Teaming up: Steve reached out to Lynn Scotti of Modern Luxury magazines and pitched her about teaming up on an open house to attract artists, photographers, musicians and art collectors

Steve made the rounds making small talk with people about the weather and their families.

He went into sales mode pitch with people at the party but was rebuffed early.

Steve gave several interested buyers a private tour and was confident the event would provide plenty of publicity for the unit. 

Book launch: They held a book launch at the penthouse with Alex Assouline for a new New York hardcover table book and Lynn jumped on the idea

Book launch: They held a book launch at the penthouse with Alex Assouline for a new New York hardcover table book and Lynn jumped on the idea

Ninja style: Steve went into ninja mode during the book launch part to find buyers

Ninja style: Steve went into ninja mode during the book launch part to find buyers

Ryan also had a surprise visit by Tyler who wanted to find out how he lost the Laight Street listing.

Tyler eventually told Ryan how his listing meeting ended with him giving the sellers space to decide.

'That's the big difference between how you and I both went into it. It's not about pushing them to do something that they don't want to do. If they really don't want to sell, they wouldn't have hired me that day and they probably never would have even called either of us,' Ryan said.

Surprise visit: Tyler later visited Ryan to learn how he lost the listing

Surprise visit: Tyler later visited Ryan to learn how he lost the listing

Tyler left the meeting knowing that he had to be more aggressive.

Ryan also reached out to his social media team to come up with a video for the Laight Street listing.

They went for a walk and ultimately decided on a music video featuring Ryan dancing.

Million Dollar Listing New York will return next week on Bravo. 

Video idea: Ryan also reached out to his social media team to come up with a video for the Laight Street listing

Video idea: Ryan also reached out to his social media team to come up with a video for the Laight Street listing

Million Dollar Listing New York: Fredrik Eklund and Ryan Serhant dance-off to disco at open house

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