Luis D. Ortiz

Luis explains how he took his learnings from Lispenard to this project and made his own way.

on Jul 18, 20130

This episode is one of those episodes that inspires you to do better. Throughout the season I have learned many things and one of the most important lessons has been that it's not about the money for me, which was something that I already knew but this reassured it for me. It's about what it took to get that commission, regardless of the number.

Sometimes you have to slow down to move fast. Since Lispenard, I haven't been able to let go of the fact that I wanted to represent a developer in a project. I was doing other deals, but somewhere along the lines I knew that's what I needed to be doing. So, instead of waiting for developers to interview brokers to represent their new developments, I decided to call all the developers that have bought and developed big or small sites in the past and see if they were looking for new projects. Chances are they all are.

23 comments
phillyburbs
phillyburbs

I have been in real estate 25 years. it's a real shame how you blew it with fredrick. all you had to do was listen to him & you could have been his protege. you blew off all of his advice thinking you knew better revealing your inexperience. a real shame.

HousewifeFan@54
HousewifeFan@54

Luis you're a cute guy but your mouth is the black hole!  You need to stop with the GD's and MF's it just doesn't sound professional.  Try harder.

cons0461
cons0461

Luis, everytime you use the Lords name in vain I cringe..........PLEASE STOP!

BravoGalSharon
BravoGalSharon

Luis, stop cursing. You use profanity constantly! I am not a prude and use some myself. But you use it as every day language. Please stop. It takes from your image and credibility.

grub
grub

But Luis the buildings are hideous! You don't ever get to do a high end deal because you never behave in a high class, grown- up way. You are all gimmicks and shtick, with plaintive despair always written on your face and in your body language.

colpep41
colpep41

Luis - You are my favorite on the show, I think you are very honest, humble person. I also love how much your family means to you. What Fredrik  did you was horrible, you know what they say about karma, it comes back to slap you when you least expect it. Keep who you are and don't change, everyone likes you for Luis.

stevecampsout
stevecampsout

So glad to finally see a deal work out for you the way it should. Keep up the honest good work!

louis1111
louis1111

Luis,

You are far from unlikeable (Fredrik wins that award uncontested)...and you have a good heart. But you need to grow. It's kind of refreshing to see someone selling real estate in NYC and remain so uncorrupted. I fear you will grow into a hardened agent like Fredrik and lose your charm. Let's hope not. Your eyes sparkled when you saw your family after such a long time...Fredrik's eyes were as dull as ever when he saw his. I hope you keep you "glass half full" philosophy while continuing to grow in a difficult, challenging and cut-throat environment. Oh...you have to cut that hair. I know you think it's your Samson power or something but it's just unflattering and it probably looked great in the 90's. Cut it dude.

Alex.

Dolphin3636
Dolphin3636

You are fun to watch you are learning and growing. :) 

lovepopcorn
lovepopcorn

Luis, you're my favorite of the three <3 

 

Don't mind the haters out there,  some people are just miserable and ugly.   

petterson
petterson

You did a great job for the developers who desired a Harlem property.  You put the right amount of work and energy to make it happen and they were very pleased.  But on the high rise exclusive luxury apt. no so much.  When Jewell (name?) decided not to accept the purchase offer, you let your anger creep in where you could have used your energy to make a better case for consideration and accepting the offer.  I truly think this deal could have happened had you approached her differently as I didn't detect that she was 100% adament about not moving forward with the sale.  You ended the conversation too quickly.

 

GreetheGreat
GreetheGreat

Stop the cussing !!!! I love your cloths ,but it takes away from you when every other word is F this and J.C. this . It really makes you look very imature.

Helen_Q
Helen_Q

Don't change one thing about you...este gente ta loco! Love your straight forwardness and raw passion you bring to the show!! That's how you do it people...Boom! :)

glitksy
glitksy

Rachel was amazing, she seems like she really knows her stuff.  Would love to see more of her.  She doesn't mess around.

 

pearls44
pearls44

I am enjoying watching you work hard and find success.  Good for you!

NameChange
NameChange

I thought you were GREAT this week!  And I don't even notice your cursing (maybe because I do alot of it myself), but it is apparently offputting to alot of viewers, so you might take notice!

california123_
california123_

I cannot stand how many times you curse especially when speaking to a women...do you know how to act professional?

asante
asante

Congrats on your first developer deal. 

TampaLisa
TampaLisa

 @HousewifeFan@54 

I agree. I have watched MDL/CA since day one. Now I enjoy NY even more. Happy you replaced the other agent with no personality, but....you need to tame 'the mouth', alot.  I am not religious, although my son attends church with his father as often as possible, so he can better his life, education, football career, and make good decisions in his life as he just turned 16. That said, his father, a GM, suit guy as well, is cool and loads of fun, and yes we curse at times,, but many associates/friends have said those particular words can be VERY offensive to some people and he is so right. As a property mgr, I got a taste of my own medicine and was told flat out at a meeting saying J-Christ and God-....it, made her cringe, especially in a professional setting. You are on nat'l tv, so hope this constructive criticism can be of some assistance. Now you seem to say them more and more, and one day it might bite you as it did me. Just saying. Also, show the classy guy,  not the shady side, duping customers ( per a former episode )where you were nearly fired for such being dishonest with the help of you're brother's antics. Most importantly, give you're culture a good name and not the bad rap, that has been stereotypical for generations.  Best of luck!

grub
grub

@petterson Luis gives in to these women with overpriced apartments every single time, thus sabotaging his deals before they ever get off the ground.