Luis D. Ortiz

Luis discusses combining his directing past with his real estate present. Oh, and how Karma's a bitch.

on Jul 10, 20130

This week's episode I have to admit, was extremely entertaining. On one hand, you have me and my colleague, Antonia Watson, doing everything we can to sell the beautiful penthouse at 220 Riverside Blvd. On the other hand, you have Ryan being punished by the bigger man Fredrik.

Antonia, is a great agent at Keller Williams NYC. She's one of the very few people I can say with confidence that will go very far. That's why, when she approached me to partner up with her for a listing appointment at 220 Riverside Blvd., I was honored and excited. It's amazing when you know you're working alongside great people. 

We secured the listing by overpricing the unit. Yes, that was a mistake because we didn't manage our client's expectations; however, it provided the opportunity for us to try our best to make it work. I should have stressed the price I was expecting for it to sell, regardless of what we were asking for. 

35 comments
cher63lovesfran
cher63lovesfran

LUIS:

 

As some of the previous posts stated, you do not have to use God's name in your sentences (JC).

 

mindycb33
mindycb33

Luis you are such a babe, I don't mind the things you say. Sometimes they are so cute, and sometimes they seem unnecessary. You have already matured a lot just in this season. Keep going at it, you are great. But, please don't grow up too much - XOXOXO

Tootsie1
Tootsie1

Luis you are such a little cutie, and full of so much life.  I would love to have you in my life because you speak the truth, and are not pretencious like some of the other personalities on Bravo.  

TSan
TSan

Luis you are so very sexy.

--V--
--V--

I watch the show because of you , Luis. In a business that can be ruthless where manipulation is the norm, you actually care about the people you represent and clearly have a huge heart. Being successful shouldn't require the petty mind games that others seem to enjoy so much, the passion you invest in all that you do should be enough to take you far. Perhaps there is a learning curve but your devotion to learning is evident. People complain about your language and while I am not a fan of curse words, those words don't overshadow your generosity of spirit. The moments you shared with your parents and Arthur were the most touching and genuine of the entire season. And when you took it upon yourself to deliver coffee to strangers working in the aftermath of Sandy, you proved what a lovely soul you have. Actions really do speak louder than words.

SoFLAHousewife
SoFLAHousewife

Please stop using the Lords name in vein!  Your fun to watch but the less cursing the better. Nice addition to the show!  The roofstop scene was hysterical.  Your passion really showed.

JaneGold
JaneGold

You don't seem very bright.  You don't seem to know the facts about the units you are selling, and you come across as slimy/sleazy.  It's not all about bells and whistles.  You should be able to explain to prospective buyers/their brokers why your price makes sense by giving comaprables (not by making an awkward video that showed a cluttered closet).

Barbarabvs
Barbarabvs

slim,  that is how I would  describe  you.  You cuss and you act like a kid.  Clean up your

act, and be real.

JuliefromTexas
JuliefromTexas

Frederik said to stick with the facts and the details. I think that is excellent advice.

212MSolutions
212MSolutions

You're a funny kid - you don't need to curse. Keep hustling. 

sugarbabyluv
sugarbabyluv

Luis, you have a great smile. I like what you bring to the show!

Birdsofa-4
Birdsofa-4

Okay, I just have to make another comment. Luis`.  Yes, I think you are naive/young/immature. You have a lot of potential, but I agree with many of the other posters here, you should really curb your foul language when dealing with clients. Some may not be offended by it, but really, in this business you can't afford to chance offending anyone. Might I also suggest that you find one mogul you respect, that has so much respect, and success in this industry, and ask him/her to mentor you for just a little while. I almost feel like your a babe in the woods all alone competing with the wolves. lol...you have a lot to learn still. It's usually the "little things"  the small mistakes that are made over, and over, that kill a career.

donna.kiser
donna.kiser

louis again quit using profanity . u ruin the show. i fast forward thru any of ur air tme because of your profaniy. no wonder u are suffering as an agent . act professionla & quit throwing out such vulgar profanity...donna@

ide.clair.9
ide.clair.9

I'm not in real estate, but I am very logical. When your client, Jewel, said she would rather wait for her apartment  to appreciate in 5 to 10 years time, why didn't you remind her that the market she or her parents will be buying in will also appreciate in that time?

She'll sell for more, but she'll pay more on the other end as well.....

 

luvbravo1
luvbravo1

Luis I love your dynamic personality and your go getter attitude, but do you always have to cuss on the show?  I still think you are a great inspiration for those who want to follow their dreams and be a success in anything they do.  You show great passion for following your dreams!  Good luck on your other real estate sales and the show!

 

bohg
bohg

I love watching you every week.  It is so clear that you love what you do and are trying to do best by your clients.  It is also so obvious that the reason you take the unreasonable listings is because you are young.  My guess is that Frederic also took those bad listings when he was starting out.  Hang in there.  You are awesome, your energy is contagious and we love how "real" you keep the show.  Best to a great 1st season. 

martha63
martha63

very talented puertorriqueno I must say.and I know for a fact your parents must be proud of both u and your brother felicidades

 

Kate108
Kate108

Luis, out of the three of the agents I think you're the only one whose heart is in the right place and who's in the business of selling property for the pleasure and rewards of it.  I think it would be in  your best interest to discipline your language because it is a reflection of low class street language, and who wants to buy a multimillion apartment from someone like that?  Take a few clues from Fredrik (who I think is basically a creep) but  he's smart in how he handles himself (only with his clients I might add) and is always knowledgeable of what  he's selling, and knows how to throw "tasteful" open houses.  Good luck, your hearts in the right place. 

ingrideve
ingrideve

Who was the female singer that you made the video with? She has a great voice

Birdsofa-4
Birdsofa-4

Luis` you are very sweet, and I'm wondering if maybe not a bit too naive for this business. You don't seem like a manipulator, which is why you are not quite at the level Ryan, and Fredrik are. Should you decide Real Estate is not your cup of tea, you do have a skill to fall back on. I might add, you looked very natural directing, and filming that short film for your open house. Please don't ever become sneaky, and manipulating just for a buck. Keep your integrity, and sweet soul in tact. BTW, as a mamma myself, I almost cried when I saw your reaction to your mom when you opened the door to let them in. So wonderful!

stevecampsout
stevecampsout

It's sad watching you being walked over by your sellers week in and week out being forced to price your listings at levels that just won't sell. You're too much of a push over when it comes to leading your client to realistic pricing!

zeta61
zeta61

Luiz, I'm no prude for sure but you really do need to watch your profanity laced comments especially in front of clients and fellow brokers.  It's just not cool and puts you in a not so attractive light.

Barbarajean
Barbarajean

Sorry, Luis, you need to learn to act like a professional. First, I am not a Real Estate Agent but I know you can't overprice a listing. Your buyer really wasn't ready to sell. You need to really curb your mouth. People get offended with foul language and you seem to bask in it.

donna.kiser
donna.kiser

how could u compliment such a despicable man who uses such bad vulgar profanity., he is despicable by the way he throws out the term G.D. he needs to get over his inferiority little man complex & grow up & act professional. get a personalitly without your vulgar mouth louis...Donna@

donna.kiser
donna.kiser

u are so right .his profanity is terrible & when he comes on the air i quickly fast forward him. as a chrisitan i refuse to listen to him use the term G.D. thank u for your integrity. i hope u read this.,,,donna@

donna.kiser
donna.kiser

thank u .i thought i was the only one. i fast forward him when he comes on the air. he sickens me with the use of G.D. and his other vulgar curse words. he must have a severe inferiority complex..donna@

 

eastcoastgal38
eastcoastgal38

 @donna.kiser  Does he need to dial the profanity back? To be a true professional YES, I think we would all agree on that. I see in another post that you made you are a Christian? Maybe you should stop insulting people like Luis with this "inferiority little man complex"...And try saying something more edifying to get your point across. Just a suggestion Donna.

cgon1977
cgon1977

 @donna.kiser Ok we get it, you fast forward please move on or post something different. sheesh!!!

One.Rotten.Egg
One.Rotten.Egg

@shysharon @donna.kiser Chad from LA? What happened to him? Did he get laughed out of the real estate business?