It's not what you do, it's how you do it. I've always been a strong believer in that. Fredrik's relationship with me was something that I authentically wanted to strongly establish for many reasons. He is to me, one of the best broker's in the game. Not because of his ranking as a top broker, but because of the way he does things that lead him to be at the top. I always want to surround myself with no one but the best because by doing so it will only bring out the best in me and allow me to become the most successful human being and professional I can become.
I fell in love with 50 Lispenard. More than just the building itself, I fell in love with everything I was going to earn from it and what it will mean to me if I was able to secure the building. For me it wasn't over when I lost the listing. At least, I wanted to get something out of it, if not the listing, the lessons as to why I didn't get it. That's another reason I turned to Fredrik. I wanted to learn what I didn't do.
When I met with Fredrik for drinks, I got something I didn't expect. The opportunity to get back in the game and sell one unit, the same unit I originally couldn't sell in one week. I got a second chance. All of that was earned because I persisted. Because instead of losing, I held my head up high and I went in search of more. To tell you the truth, I felt so happy and accomplished. But most importantly I felt determined to succeed this time. I was going to do what ever it took to make that happen and I did.
It was obvious that Fredrik was going to control the way I handled my marketing, open house, and showings because he represents the seller and his name is on the line no matter what. I understand.
I wanted to like you , but I just can't. Your language is so offensive. The way you use God's name is just unacceptable and you treat women as sex objects. Perhaps honing up on some conversational skills would be worth your while. Get a different "Thing" If you do not stop your profane language I will have to stop watching. I understand profanity is used by people who are usually uneducated in the English language and do not know what to say except gutter language so I suggest you take a few English classes or you will not last long in your industry. The industry as a whole are always trying to improve their reputation and image, you just tear it down by acting like such a buffoon.
Personally I like you alot. your passion is contagious..but you really need to cool it with the language...sitting with a lady and saying 'God Damn" like 3 times...not a good look. We don't want to work with a potty mouth agent...YOU really need to stop talking like a long shoreman and talk as well as you dress. I agreed with that person that said you should be a party planner or film director..your passion for that is awesome. How ever...you have chosen real estate so go get it..What Frederick the Goon did to you was reprehensible...and then to throw that green muck on your expensive suit just proved what i have said all along...Frederick is a bully...he was raised believing his shit didn't stink and he carries that behavior on into his professional live..lying to Ryan about the prices of that building...making fake promises to people..lying about being in a "5-star restaurant with friends" while he is siting all alone in his office...he is going to be an old, lonely old man while you my friend will be leaving him in your dust...don't be so trusting...don't be so gullible...follow your heart and you will always win...BUT STOP SWEARING EVERY OTHER WORD.
Luis I agree that you should have been treated more respectful by Frederick, as a fellow broker not somonee on the street who never sold anything.
This was my comment to Fredick
While I agree with you on how you have to be strong in business, and you did give Luis suggestions and wanted to be a mentor to him, which he asked. He admitted you were extremely talented. What I don't like is how you chose to deliver the last bit of ""mentoring", you saw he set up his open house completely the way you would never do it, he is standing with potential clients either current or for future. You chose to humiliate him in front of others and on national TV. If those guys thought maybe not this deal, and they may possibly call Luis later, you made sure that doesn't happen. That does nothing for the self esteem of a collegue who came to you for suggestions, not a hand out, not a free ride, just to learn. Luis has his way, and sometimes it works, he has sold property, not as many as yours but that is ok it's why you were in a position to show him some tips he can use later. The thing would go for anyone watching the show. You humiliated him and you loved doing it, you showed slight remorse when your fiance said it, but you knew when you did it. Luis should have cashed that check, it was the least you could have done for how you mentored him. You do high kicks, Luis does music and latin flavor, personal preference and stye.And for the record, I would not have done what Luis did, ever but I would have let him know this at the appropiate time, lesson learned for him was the property was sold, he spent money and got a lesson, but he can take from it something positive.
I love you Luis! You are such a doll, I love the way you dress, talk, and treat others. How dare Fredrik throw his drink on you, he is such an ass. I wish you the best of luck and I am looking forward to seeing a lot more of you on Bravo
Hello my sweet Luis, I want to say your are such a dalrin young man. I can see the love and respect that you have and hold dear as an important part of you. You realize how much family is not to be taken for granted and needs to be cherished. I enjoy watching you on Bravo. I am a southern grandmamma of 15 grandchildren I am very protective of all my kids. I make sure that they realize they must always be accountable to God and themselves. I was very hurt and angry at Fredrick on how he was so deliberately cruel to you. Then he talked to you and to ALL of us watching as if we were stupid as he tried to tell us he was in the right to act and do what he did. He is very intelligent and manipulative and he knew he was wrong. If I could have I would have boxed his ears for that!!! LOL. Luis I know God has great things for you and you will do wonderful things. I ask you one thing though, Please say Gods name with honor and respect as a child would to a good and loving father. O.K.? My grandsons watch this with me a lot, ages 12 7 14 so the sexual remarks can you keep the toned down a little (threesome) Thank Youuuu Luis,
I never thought I would enjoy watching a show selling expensive homes, But we all like to see nice things and to love to dream. I would love to live on the lake one day with a big living room and kitchen with lots of big windows. I married at 14 and had all my 4 children by the time I was 19 and I still live in my first home I got for $24,000.00 . Then a lot of life happened.... I have had soooo many people tell me I need to write a book!!! LOL. But I love all the memories I and my husband have made with the children and gands here so it may be much harder to really move from here than I realize. In closing let me say to you, Luis chin up God gives us the desires of our heart. After he puts them there for he created you... Be Blessed Margaret
One question, Luis: you kept saying how you spent $5000 on the open house. $5000, $5000! Then, when Fredrik pulls his check book out and asks you how much you spent, suddenly you say $6000! Your ethics have been questionable all along, and here's yet another example. Care to respond? I'd love to find out you're really a good guy! But it's getting harder to believe . . .
Fredrik not only gave Luis great advice, which Luis promptly ignored, Fredrik even compensated Luis for the expenses incurred. That is just fantastic. Remember: Fredrik is the mentor. Not the partner. Luis came to Fredrik and ask for advice, asked to be coached. In the end, he couldn't even get the full price demanded by the developer. Fredrik did.
madison.chua I agree slightly, it's a matter of the wording. Advice and suggestion. I can ask for an opinion or advice from someone, and it can be great but I choose to do it my way. If it is wrong then lesson learned. If my boss says do it this way, then it is expected to keep my job or if I disobey and do it my way, it better work and I better be able to justify. Mentoring is helping someone do a better job or add things to make them shine better. Sometime you mentor for someone who wants feel passionate about the job or see if it is a career they really want. In neither of those situations would I humniliate the person, and on national TV in front of clients. Frederick led Luis to believe this was a project to be done by him and Frederick still was the primary. He could have told Luis after that was a test to see how he works. He could say I do things differently, say maybe you would get even more buyers/sellers if you do this, and say things he does. That is mentoring, and yes pay him back for the money he put out. This is a business and Luis was not looking to spend money for nothing, I would not want to spend $5.00 unless i knew it was just like throwing it away. JMO not blasting you.
I used to have respect for fredrick but after this u r my new favorite agent. He's a douchebag! I wish much success Luis!
You screwed up Luis. You had a chance on that apartment and did not get the sale. You wanted to know how Fredrik did it, he tried to help you and explain it to you yet you still chose to do it your way; again. Yes, he should have told you about the offer but you should have listened to him but you know what I honestly don't think you could have handled that broker, who was a total ass. You are still wet behind the ears.... And throwing a fit when he gave you the check, WTH. Grow up Luis and learn to listen, REALLY listen.
Luis, I find your language quite offensive. You are on national television sounding like you were brought up in the ghetto! I would not hire you simply because of your language!
Now, as to what Fredrik did, he should have told you about the contract.
I'm with you on this, Luis. Your shock and anger were completely understandable and I wish you only the best of luck in future endeavors without Fredrik.
Shoulda listened to Frederick, he said do open house in the day. Oh well so what if he didn't tell you about the contract , he don't own you anything, you asked for his help and it's his listing he could do what he wants whether it's cool or not. He also didn't ask for you to spend 5,ooo.
I find it HILARIOUS that you of all people would whine about the BIZ being cut throat. Lemme remind of of how deceptive you were with the photo shopping! #joker
Luis, Fredrik should have told you about the contract.
You asked for Fredrik's help, but then you ignored it. It made much sense to hold the open house during the day when the sun was shining. Why in the world would you use fog machines when fog prevents the amenities from being seen?
Alice11 I'm not a particularly religious person but I find it so unprofessional. He talks the way he talks in front of clients? Maybe this is why he can't close a deal..
I agree with everyone who finds your inappropriate language. I find you very rude with all the cussing. It is really not necessary. I love the show. I have to agree with others who say you are too full of yourself.
Luis, I thought you did a good job of incorporating Fredrik's styple with yours. You toned down the inappropriate talk (threesomes) and added more factual info. But you kept it playful. Fredrik wanted you to be a clone of him.
It was unprofessional and dishonest of him to keep the contract from you. It was unprofession al and childish of him to react with disgust to the offer made at the open house. I lost all respect for him.
Stop using God's name in vain, I am having to mute the TV when you are on!! It is offensive !!!
Your swearing using the name Jesus Christ is really offensive. It actually hurts my ears and I am tempted to turn the channel when I hear it. It makes you look like a 7th grade gangster. yuck.
The reason that he didn't follow Fredrik advise is simple. He didn't go into this wanting to learn. He went into this to get back into the building. He wanted to prove if given enough time HE to would be able to break into this niche in the market'. He wanted to use Fredik as a cover to run his own agenda. Luis is the king of bait and switch.
I agree with Fredrik's advice. Your approach is too gimmicky and raunchy, plus your swearing and threesome innuendos need to go. Why smoke up a place you want buyers to be able to see? If you were showing a space to me, I would be annoyed and put-off by all the nonsense.
I agree. Smoking up a place so you cant see when you are trying to sell something makes no sense. The swearing disgusts me.
I WATCHED EPISODE AGAIN LAST NIGHT. Luis....you started with saying that you wanted to learn from Frederic...and soon after he asked you to join, you wanted to show Frederic that you are not to take his advice and do things YOUR WAY. You DECEIVED YOUR OWN PURPOSE, If you cannot see how you sabotaged your great opportunity to learn from Fredric, then you are too full of yourself. Weather or not Frederic should've told you of a buyer he already had, you should've consulted with him about the open house and follow his advice...not disregard Frederic and use this great opportunity he gave you to show what a great broker you are. Somewhere in your head you think you are great. Smart people know that they don't know everything. Not-s0-smart people think they know everything. You acted stupidly by trying to show that your way is the only way and Frederic advice (you was seeking so hard from him) is not as good as your way. It was not a place to show your greatness. you missed in this episode because you are too childish, too naive, too emotional and not serious enough to focus on agenda. Agenda was to learn from Frederic...not ignore him.
You ignored him, and you got burned at the stake. Your arms are flying in the air too much.
You have way too much child in you and not enough adult in you. You turned open house into a game room...as if buyers looking to a wibe of 1930th are all kids or youngsters that have no worry in the world. People don't spend 3 millions on a house to gamble. You really have to grow out of teenage attitude into adulthood. You live, you learn...the key is to 'LEARN'. you grow...
taniasveta I don't like Luis too much but I can see what he was trying to do, he was trying to go along with Fredrik and then show him: hey! i want to impress you with this cool setup! Which was not what Fredrik wanted at all. Luis seems too stuck on the idea that he needs to prove himself, but as my younger sister commented: Maybe Luis should have stuck to a party planning type of career than Real Estate. But then again, whether Luis listened to Fredrik or not, the apartment was sold behind his back and that was a bit shady to me.
Luis, I felt really bad for you that Fredrik did not immediately inform you of the impending contract, which I think would have made you reconsider your open house plans and spending $5,000. I do think that the themed party was not a good idea because no one could see the apartment clearly through the smoke and it was against Fredrik's advice regarding open houses. I do applaud you for wanting to think outside the box (just like Ryan did with his music video approach) - instead of the same stale brokers' open house, you do something more inventive. It just didn't work this time around, but you never know unless if you try right? I will say that this episode is an important life lesson, which is that these other brokers are in competition with you and they're not your friends but instead your rivals. It's a cut-throat business, and only the strongest survive in this commission-only business, where there are far more agents than there are properties to sell. For Fredrik and his supporters to say that an impending contract is not a guarantee is correct, but is absolutely *no* excuse for not picking up the phone or writing a short one line email saying "contract out for $2.975m but has not been finalized yet!!!" Fredrik stabbed you in the back when he did not immediately inform you of the contract, and I can't blame you for getting angry at him.
I love watching the show. You are an excellent addition to the show. You have made a few mistakes along the way, but you have yet to repeat the same mistakes. Your learning, and that's what it's all about. There are a lot of negative comments on here, but I am pretty sure all of us had made mistakes early on in our careers that we regret. You have just been open enough to allow yours to be televised so we can all learn from you.
If I can make a suggestion, you should chalk this up as a mistake on both yours, and Fredericks behalf. I would like to see you step up, work things out with Frederick and see if you can try again. Frederick really is a top broker, and although what he did was a little sketchy in my opinion, I think he had good intentions. He really seemed to want to help you learn.
Another thing, your attitude, and language seems to be taking a beating on this posting. I do agree it is a little extreme for your chosen profession at the level that you are at, but I can't judge, because my language is so bad it would make a prisoner uncomfortable. You need to be yourself, and not take all of these comments to heart. if the cussing, and partying is who you are them embrace it and have fun with it, but understand that at the level you are at and the profession that you have chosen, you are limiting yourself because not everyone will see it as fun. You might even offend some people.
I understand the better to ask for forgiveness than permission thing, but in that particular case it was a bad choice. It should not have been seen as an opportunity to teach Frederick about your methods. It was an opportunity for you to learn a new method and possibly find a way to adjust your style. Although it didn't work, I thought your strategy of pulling everyone in your office together to find a buyer was genius.
Luis, these people giving you crap are nuts!!!!!! you are young, smart and good looking! you learn by living! and that means sometimes you make mistakes......but you learn from them and move on. YOU are a good guy and not for nothing but fred is a self centered deuch bag!
Luis, baby . . . have you ever heard of the old saying of "less is more?" Look at Fredrik . . . look at how he dresses, how he handles himself with other brokers . . . therein itself is the reason he is so successful. You are a wonderful person and a wonderful addition to the show. I love your passion and your loyalty to your heritage [just as Fredrik is loyal to his own, i.e. 'Swedish Vodka'], but the hardest thing to practice when passion is at the forefront is 'restraint.' Yes, my little Puerto Rican, no one is whole without some kind of passion, it's what makes us unique. In the profession you are in however, it needs to be scaled back a bit. You are delightful and make great television, but the playing field you are part of is very much a 'high rollers' game. Step up and play it cleverly and you will be the one holding all the dice and your numbers will undoubtedly come up. Hang in there preciosa, you are a winner!
In the beginning, when you were introduced, I was excited to see what you brought to the table! I was quickly disappointed with your approach to selling and I will explain why: Do you really need to say you're Puerto Rican every 5 minutes? NO! It's so annoying and you are quickly fitting into that stereotype. I understand your proud but c'mon! Let it go. Let others define you...stop defining yourself. If you're "that person" let them see it and I promise you will be asked about your upbeat personality but you don't give people a chance.
Fredrik was more than gracious to let you do a brokers-open. No matter if he had a buyer or not his experience and knowledge alone should have been enough for you, but a tantrum? No. He took time out of his busy schedule to help you and you did not appreciate and/or respect his time! He had no idea that you had listed that property before him, yet you approached him during his brokers open and he graciously said he would meet you and guide you. Do you think out of all brokers he would have chosen you to guide? But he did and I would have listened to what he had to say and gone with it. Instead you did the opposite! Almost as if trying to defy him. He is the top broker for a reason!
I would brush it off as inexperience but I do believe you have some con experience and it's leaking into your selling techniques. The show is an array of brokers and let me tell you my friend, you are just there for entertainment purposes, not for your selling techniques. Prove me wrong! I want you to. Good luck.
Looks like Luis might have some legal problems.
Luis, you are an embarrassment to all real estate agents . I hope this is your last season. There is a reason for 2 ears and 1 mouth. Listen,learn and be professional
Luis I hope you are done with the gimmick approach. I like you but you really have to stop listening and learn. Fredrik was going to help, but you did not listened. You know that 2.5 million was not a good offer. Luis I am sorry to tell you that you made a lot of mistakes and that is not Fredrik fault.
"He is to me, one of the best broker's in the game. Not because of his ranking as a top broker, but because of the way he does things that lead him to be at the top" < And yet you still didn't listen to him, and go on to verbally abuse him. Not very clever.
"Why I Did It My Way (Not Fredrik's)" < Is it because you have no idea what you are doing and Fredrif does?
Ditto on everything said so far. You are a handful. You know your Broker is watching all of this. Drinking while talking to customers about business is unprofessional too. Parties are for after success, not before. The property is the focus and so is your client. Your actions are more about you. Not crazy how you are portraying Realtors here. I will give you that you are young and enthusiastic but a little more seriousness and professionalism is in order since you have a lot to learn. Fredrick gave you some of his time and you wasted it. Just like the kid who always knows more than the parent. By the way, was this listing offered in an mls for co-broking purposes? If so Fredrick really didn't offer you anything you didn't already have compensation wise. Even if you had sold outside this situation you still would have gotten paid.
I can only echo what others have been saying, you should have taken this opportunity Frederik gave you as a chance to LEARN and grow. You yourself admitted this was your intention when approaching Frederik, so why didn't you follow through? Instead you decided to take it as an opportunity to sell, sell, sell without really taking into consideration the main purpose behind your encounter. Because you decided to go all gimicky is why you lost 5k in that open house, not because of Frederik. Yes, he did know about the condo going to contract, but again, this was HIS deal, he invited YOU in on. If you had stuck to his advice and toned it down a bit you might have been able to pull a similar result to the one Frederik had waiting in the wings or better. Remember when you sold your friends' apt in Battery Park? Why do you think you did so well . . . Not because you bought a hundred balloons and had cupcakes, but because you were focused, well educated about the building and its surroundings and clients could trust you knew what you were talking about. THAT right there is Frederik's niche, he is very well educated about not only the property he's selling, but the market, the neighborhoods, the history, etc. etc. Just look what he did with that one apt where the building was supposedly over the "property line" of another building and put the windows at risk for being blocked . . . Frederik did not accept the lawyers assumption, but instead researched thoroughly and fought to prove THEY were wrong and guess what, he won! That is what you my young friend need to do to succeed, educate yourself, get well versed in the NY market because it goes beyond just selling a few properties to show you have experience, you need to put in the work! Once you really, but REALLY educate yourself, then you can add in your own special spice to make it uniquely yours.
You are a handful that is for sure! I agree with everything said so far. You asked for advice and didn't follow it. You should tone down the drinking too. It isn't professional to do business while drinking. You won't be respected for it. Your actions sometimes are giving Realtors a bad name. Also of note: was Fredrick offering this listing through an MLS with an offer of compensation? If so then Fredrick really didn't offer you anything other than what you already had. Except for him to advise you. Why ask for something and then totally ignore it. You actually wasted his time. I think you just want to be on tv.
Luis, learn from your lessons and move forward. that is all you can do. now you know that even though you had good intentions approaching fredrik there are some people who will take advantage. the 1930s party was a great idea but without the smoke machine. you can't see anything or enjoy yourself with that kind of distraction. the theme would have been stronger without it. i enjoy you and your brothers zest for life. FYI i am not at all offended with the cursing. does not bother or even phase me. YOU LIVE IN NYC...EVERYONE CURSES HERE ALL THE TIME! get over it people! Good luck and learn from mistakes and move forward.
everybody here are trying to give Luis an advice. But no matter what Luis did, the fact is there was an offer during the open house and Frederic clearly put Luis down in front of all the brockers. Frederic comming to open house was preset to show Frederic disapointment. Frederic allready knew open house was set in the evening. So, why did he act surpriced? No matter what, when someone presents an offer, you are to reespect it...not make fun of it. Frederic may be the top broker, but he is full of himself and does mean things in the name of his glory. How a top broker not tell his team-mate that there is an offer presented? How a a top broker has an audacity to offend the any broker and customer when offer is presented? Frederic did act abnouchesly...no doubt abut it. Luis will learn in time to be a better broker. Luis, you really have to act professionally and not use violence for retaliation. That can lend you in trouble. I hope you learned that Frederic set you up for embaracement and acted on it with precision. It is in his character. He treats other brokers in the show the same way her treated you.
You lost me weeks ago with your foul language. I quit watching the show during your segments. This week I decided to what the episode in its entirety. You do not listen to people. I am sorry for the way Fredrik treated you. Take some advice from an old broad, by listening you will gain valuable knowledge.
love the show, find you very outgoing, friendly, warm hearted person but maybe you need to tone it down while showing apartments.
Luis, Luis, Luis. I am embarrassed and ashamed to share the same heritage… I tire of hearing you say “it’s the Latin blood in me”, “It’s the Puerto-Rican in me”, Sadly, you represent the stereo-type that many have on the Puerto-Rican society. Leave those little salsa moves for Victor Cruz on the football field. You are slowly becoming the Geraldo Rivera of The Million Dollar Listing in New York. Grow up, show a little professionalism while selling million dollar apartments, and cut the BS!!!! Yes Frederick should have informed you of the listing being under contract, and yes, he too could have been a little more sensitive when blurting it out to your client that the unit sold for asking price, so as not to make you look like a fool.. But if you look closely at the buyer and his broker, they too did not think highly of you as they provide you with an offer and then dismiss you.
Luis it seems you try to use gimmicks because that's all you know. Frederik wasn't going to help you, you are future competition, but he taught you a valuable lesson, I hope. You never shut up and listen you just stick to what you know - gimmicks. You are like a goldfish in a shark tank. You are out of your league and don't seem to know the difference between what is ethical and what is not. That doesn't speak well to how you were raised.
You got what you deserved. Had you been more open to learning (vs. showing off your schtick), you would have perhaps gained some valuable insight from the experience.
Fredrik allowed you to learn from him and work under his listing name - that is not a partnership. That is a favor to you.. You couldn't humble yourself to the process - you insisted on delivering the schtick that prevents you from any kind of respectable success. You were told to scale back, and instead you over-eagered your way to a ridiculously themed party that had nothing to do with actually selling the property. Hence, the low-ball offer and an opposing broker who thought he had the upper-hand with you because of your desperation and lack of professionalism.
Fredrik stayed professional and tough and got the offer he wanted.
The exposure to the deal he made provided you with your lesson. Your ego and false-humility prevented you from learning it..