Business InsiderRichard Feloni
Sept. 7, 2016
Nearly everyone tried to convince New York real-estate agent Ryan Serhant not to join 'Million Dollar Listing.'
Ryan Serhant was a rising star in the New York City real-estate industry when he got an offer to be a founding member of Bravo reality series "Million Dollar Listing New York" in 2010.
He told Business Insider that nearly everyone — friends, family, and colleagues — told him he would embarrass himself on the show, which was probably destined for failure anyways. This turned out to be the worst advice of his entire career, he said.
His boss, Nest Seekers International CEO Eddie Shapiro, was the only person who told him to accept the offer. Not only did the show go onto introduce him to millions of viewers, but his career is also stronger than ever before.
As an associate broker of Nest Seekers International, he's essentially the CEO of his own independent team, and today The Serhant Team is the No. 6 real-estate team by sales volume in the United States in 2016, according to REAL Trends.
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