Published On: Fri, May 7th, 2021

Million Dollar Listing: Kirsten Jordan makes a bold debut by proving she’s a ‘shark’

Kirsten Jordan proved to be a ‘shark’ in her first appearance on Million Dollar Listing New York in Thursday night’s Season 9 premiere.

The 40-year-old mother of three had sold more than $500 million in luxury real estate in Manhattan over the past 12 years—and was a vicious competitor.

‘I am definitely an ambitious person,’ said the former high school race-walker, who was seen quickly striding through Central Park and training for her job like a sport.

Shark: Kirsten Jordan proved to be a ‘shark’ in her first appearance on Million Dollar Listing New York in Thursday night’s Season 9 premiere

Race walker: 'I am definitely an ambitious person,' said the former high school race-walker, who was seen quickly striding through Central Park and training for her job like a sport

Race walker: ‘I am definitely an ambitious person,’ said the former high school race-walker, who was seen quickly striding through Central Park and training for her job like a sport

She played to win, chugging an herb-filled pouch called ‘junk juice’ to keep her energy high.

Her aggressive side really emerged at an open house held by Tyler Whitman, 35.

Kirsten joked that a place she was selling would go before Tyler’s, and critiqued his pricing.

Junk juice: She played to win, chugging an herb-filled pouch called 'junk juice' to keep her energy high

Junk juice: She played to win, chugging an herb-filled pouch called ‘junk juice’ to keep her energy high

Aggresive: Her aggressive side really emerged at an open house held by Tyler Whitman, 35

Aggresive: Her aggressive side really emerged at an open house held by Tyler Whitman, 35

Jokes: Kirsten joked that a place she was selling would go before Tyler's, and critiqued his pricing

Jokes: Kirsten joked that a place she was selling would go before Tyler’s, and critiqued his pricing

‘It’s interesting to hear you give feedback about pricing,’ retorted Tyler, who’d successfully sold a property Kristen overpriced. ‘I feel like you could use a lesson on pricing.’

‘This is an under-$10 [million] apartment for me,’ Kirsten sniffed.

‘Well, thank you for coming by,’ Tyler said, adding to cameras: ‘Now get out.’

Interesting: 'It's interesting to hear you give feedback about pricing,' retorted Tyler, who'd successfully sold a property Kristen overpriced. 'I feel like you could use a lesson on pricing'

Interesting: ‘It’s interesting to hear you give feedback about pricing,’ retorted Tyler, who’d successfully sold a property Kristen overpriced. ‘I feel like you could use a lesson on pricing’

Get out: 'Well, thank you for coming by,' Tyler said, adding to cameras: 'Now get out'

Get out: ‘Well, thank you for coming by,’ Tyler said, adding to cameras: ‘Now get out’

Kirsten spotted the apartment building’s developer, asked him how many penthouses it contained, and asked to see them.

‘I see what’s going on,’ marveled Ryan Serhant, 36. ‘If you leave your client not handcuffed to your ankles, she’s gonna take him away. She’s a shark, like me.’

Kirsten and her husband entered the elevator with Ari, who pushed ‘Penthouse.’

Developer: Kirsten spotted the apartment building's developer, asked him how many penthouses it contained, and asked to see them

Developer: Kirsten spotted the apartment building’s developer, asked him how many penthouses it contained, and asked to see them

Ryan knows: 'I see what's going on,' marveled Ryan Serhant, 36. 'If you leave your client not handcuffed to your ankles, she's gonna take him away. She's a shark, like me'

Ryan knows: ‘I see what’s going on,’ marveled Ryan Serhant, 36. ‘If you leave your client not handcuffed to your ankles, she’s gonna take him away. She’s a shark, like me’

‘What the f*** just happened?’ Tyler asked, watching prospective sales slip away.

To his delight, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, 53, formerly of The Real Housewives of New York City, also showed up at the event.

She had joined Douglas Elliman and worked on the team of a very successful real-estate agent.

What happened: 'What the f*** just happened?' Tyler asked, watching prospective sales slip away

What happened: ‘What the f*** just happened?’ Tyler asked, watching prospective sales slip away

Kelly arrives: To his delight, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, 53, formerly of The Real Housewives of New York City, also showed up at the event

Kelly arrives: To his delight, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, 53, formerly of The Real Housewives of New York City, also showed up at the event

‘How are you liking your soiree into real-estate land?’ Tyler asked his new competitor.

‘It’s so fun,’ Kelly said. ‘Everyone is so nice.’

‘That’s because you’re Kelly honey,’ Tyler replied. ‘Of course they’re going to be nice to you.’

So fun: 'It's so fun,' Kelly said. 'Everyone is so nice'

So fun: ‘It’s so fun,’ Kelly said. ‘Everyone is so nice’

Of course: 'That's because you're Kelly honey,' Tyler replied. 'Of course they're going to be nice to you'

Of course: ‘That’s because you’re Kelly honey,’ Tyler replied. ‘Of course they’re going to be nice to you’

The pair took a selfie in the bathroom and Tyler bragged, ‘It’s going on the ‘Gram, honey.’

Everyone was feeling positive after the tough market they experienced last season.

Ryan had done $1.4 billion in sales but it had been hard won, with every deal a challenge.

Gram-worthy: The pair took a selfie in the bathroom and Tyler bragged, 'It's going on the 'Gram, honey'

Gram-worthy: The pair took a selfie in the bathroom and Tyler bragged, ‘It’s going on the ‘Gram, honey’

Challenge: Ryan had done $1.4 billion in sales but it had been hard won, with every deal a challenge

Challenge: Ryan had done $1.4 billion in sales but it had been hard won, with every deal a challenge

‘2019 was rough, but if we can handle that, we can handle anything,’ he vowed.

He didn’t yet know that governor Mario Cuomo would put New York state ‘on pause’ just three months later because of the coronavirus epidemic.

Inventory would soon drop as people refused to sell their homes until the crisis was over.

Rough: '2019 was rough, but if we can handle that, we can handle anything,' he vowed

Rough: ‘2019 was rough, but if we can handle that, we can handle anything,’ he vowed

Pause: He didn't yet know that governor Mario Cuomo would put New York state 'on pause' just three months later because of the coronavirus epidemic

Pause: He didn’t yet know that governor Mario Cuomo would put New York state ‘on pause’ just three months later because of the coronavirus epidemic

But on Thursday, Ryan was just focused on getting his company to beat 2019’s sales.

He was renovating his dream home in Brooklyn and happily raising his daughter Zena, 1, who’d helped him put life into perspective.

He also landed a $18 million five-bedroom, 12-bathroom home in Chelsea, which he called ‘the most bada** single-family townhouse I’ve ever seen.’

Chelsea: He also landed a $18 million five-bedroom, 12-bathroom home in Chelsea, which he called 'the most bada** single-family townhouse I've ever seen'

Chelsea: He also landed a $18 million five-bedroom, 12-bathroom home in Chelsea, which he called ‘the most bada** single-family townhouse I’ve ever seen’

More sales: But on Thursday, Ryan was just focused on getting his company to beat 2019's sales

More sales: But on Thursday, Ryan was just focused on getting his company to beat 2019’s sales

Daughter: He was renovating his dream home in Brooklyn and happily raising his daughter Zena, 1, who'd helped him put life into perspective

Daughter: He was renovating his dream home in Brooklyn and happily raising his daughter Zena, 1, who’d helped him put life into perspective

The 11,000-square foot property had seven floors (one just for the master bedroom), a glass elevator, wine cave, movie theatre, swimming pool, sauna and fitness center.

If he could sell the place, he’d earn $540,000 in commission.

Kirsten meanwhile had her eyes on selling a listing she’d obtained through the ‘love of my life,’ Italian real-estate developer Stefano Farsura.

Theater: The 11,000-square foot property had seven floors (one just for the master bedroom), a glass elevator, wine cave, movie theatre, swimming pool, sauna and fitness center

Theater: The 11,000-square foot property had seven floors (one just for the master bedroom), a glass elevator, wine cave, movie theatre, swimming pool, sauna and fitness center

Commission: If he could sell the place, he'd earn $540,000 in commission

Commission: If he could sell the place, he’d earn $540,000 in commission

Listing: Kirsten meanwhile had her eyes on selling a listing she’d obtained through the ‘love of my life,’ Italian real-estate developer Stefano Farsura

They often worked together on deals, though she said, ‘in the end, I’m the boss.’

Her husband’s broker had spent two years trying to sell a home at 403 Greenwich Street for $9.25 million, and she marked it down by one million.

The fourth-floor penthouse had six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, with four terraces—but that long stretch on the market had buyers balking.

Mark down: Her husband’s broker had spent two years trying to sell a home at 403 Greenwich Street for $9.25 million, and she marked it down by one million

Penthouse: The fourth-floor penthouse had six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, with four terraces—but that long stretch on the market had buyers balking

Penthouse: The fourth-floor penthouse had six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, with four terraces—but that long stretch on the market had buyers balking

‘It is clear to me that I am gonna have to find a new way to relaunch this property,’ she mused.

Broker Steve Gold, 36, had changed his life enormously since his last appearance on the show.

He was enjoying being a dad to his new baby Rose and spending time with his girlfriend Luiza, also shaving his famous locks to be more low-maintenance.

Relaunch: 'It is clear to me that I am gonna have to find a new way to relaunch this property,' she mused

Relaunch: ‘It is clear to me that I am gonna have to find a new way to relaunch this property,’ she mused

Drastic: Broker Steve Gold, 36, had changed his life enormously since his last appearance on the show

Drastic: Broker Steve Gold, 36, had changed his life enormously since his last appearance on the show

Shave: He was enjoying being a dad to his new baby Rose and spending time with his girlfriend Luiza, also shaving his famous locks to be more low-maintenance

Girlfriend: Steve's girlfriend Luiza reacts to his shaved-head look

Shave: He was enjoying being a dad to his new baby Rose and spending time with his girlfriend Luiza, also shaving his famous locks to be more low-maintenance

His firm made $200 million in 2019 and set a goal of $250 million for 2020, but Steve had grown choosier about what he’d sell.

His newest property was at 123 Baxter St., which made it technically Chinatown, though it was one block from Little Italy, Soho and Nolita.

The place had terrible curb appeal, and a gray lobby, but inside was a bright three-bedroom, 3.5 bath penthouse measuring 3,045 square feet.

Goal: His firm made $200 million in 2019 and set a goal of $250 million for 2020, but Steve had grown choosier about what he'd sell

Goal: His firm made $200 million in 2019 and set a goal of $250 million for 2020, but Steve had grown choosier about what he’d sell

Terrible curb: he place had terrible curb appeal, and a gray lobby, but inside was a bright three-bedroom, 3.5 bath penthouse measuring 3,045 square feet

Terrible curb: he place had terrible curb appeal, and a gray lobby, but inside was a bright three-bedroom, 3.5 bath penthouse measuring 3,045 square feet

It boasted a huge master bedroom, built-in fireplaces, huge oak plank flooring, Miele appliances, and four terraces.

‘It’s like a diamond in the rough,’ said Steve, who was still contemplating a price at show’s end.

For his part, Tyler had decided that ‘2020 was all about Tyler 2.0.’

Diamond in the rough: 'It's like a diamond in the rough,' said Steve, who was still contemplating a price at show's end

Diamond in the rough: ‘It’s like a diamond in the rough,’ said Steve, who was still contemplating a price at show’s end

Tyler 2.0: For his part, Tyler had decided that '2020 was all about Tyler 2.0'

Tyler 2.0: For his part, Tyler had decided that ‘2020 was all about Tyler 2.0’

The fledgling realtor had adopted a life coach, begun to meditate and work out every morning, and bought a brand-new wardrobe, also riding horses for fun.

In 2019, Tyler had his best year ever at $87 million and had his eyes on ‘being the hottest broker in New York City.’

He was still nervous because he’d been trying unsuccessfully to sell the $13 million mansion at 172 Madison Avenue for three months.

Horses: The fledgling realtor had adopted a life coach, begun to meditate and work out every morning, and bought a brand-new wardrobe, also riding horses for fun

Horses: The fledgling realtor had adopted a life coach, begun to meditate and work out every morning, and bought a brand-new wardrobe, also riding horses for fun

Nervous: He was still nervous because he'd been trying unsuccessfully to sell the $13 million mansion at 172 Madison Avenue for three months

Nervous: He was still nervous because he’d been trying unsuccessfully to sell the $13 million mansion at 172 Madison Avenue for three months

Developer Ari had taken a chance giving him the four-bedroom, 4.5 bath ‘entertainer’s apartment,’ which split 6,000 feet between inside and outside space and boasted a wrap-around terrace with pool.

The problem was that it had been staged with pieces so unique that people either loved them or hated them—completely ignoring the space.

Tyler told Ari that they needed to restage the apartment at $120,000+, and adjust the price to $11 million.

Restage: Tyler told Ari that they needed to restage the apartment at $120,000+, and adjust the price to $11 million

Restage: Tyler told Ari that they needed to restage the apartment at $120,000+, and adjust the price to $11 million

Ari: Tyler told Ari that they needed to restage the apartment at $120,000+, and adjust the price to $11 million

Ari: Tyler told Ari that they needed to restage the apartment at $120,000+, and adjust the price to $11 million

‘Part of my job is to tell you what the market is saying,’ he declared.

Ari agreed to lower the price and remove the furniture, but wouldn’t pay for further staging–so Tyler borrowed pieces from other penthouses in the building.

The young man hoped that by selling the mansion he’d pick up those penthouses, too.

Furniture: Ari agreed to lower the price and remove the furniture, but wouldn't pay for further staging–so Tyler borrowed pieces from other penthouses in the building

Furniture: Ari agreed to lower the price and remove the furniture, but wouldn’t pay for further staging–so Tyler borrowed pieces from other penthouses in the building

Hoped: The young man hoped that by selling the mansion he'd pick up those penthouses, too

Hoped: The young man hoped that by selling the mansion he’d pick up those penthouses, too

He staged an open house, bought top-notch food and champagne and hired a string quartet.

Ryan showed up to offer advice, as the two had become close friends.

Tyler joked that they could be the ‘real-estate Brangelina, like Ryler, or Tyran.’

He absorbed everything Ryan told him about selling that night.

Then Kirsten arrived, and he was completely outmaneuvered.

Million Dollar Listing New York returns next week on Bravo.

Close friends: Ryan showed up to offer advice, as the two had become close friends

Close friends: Ryan showed up to offer advice, as the two had become close friends

Return: Million Dollar Listing New York returns next week on Bravo

Return: Million Dollar Listing New York returns next week on Bravo

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