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Lou Duarte
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Lou Duarte, MBA

Lou Duarte joined SCCS Realty with a unique and versatile background. His 15+ years' work experience includes working in the Sports and Entertainment fields, including Major League Baseball, The Chris Rock Show (HBO) and The Queen Latifah Show (Telepictures Productions).

In addition, Lou has extensive corporate experience through his work with pharmaceutical giants such as Sanofi-Sythelabo (Sanofi-Aventis) and Pfizer Inc. While there, Lou worked with multi-million dollar budgets for the Clinical Operations and Emerging Markets Specialty & Oncology Departments.

Throughout this time, Lou was mentored by several successful Real Estate investors and realized that Real Estate was where his true passion lies. Lou enjoys cultivating relationships and aspires to help people achieve their desired results through his relentless work ethic and determination. Energetic, optimistic, and personable, Lou will work tirelessly to make his clients happy.

As one of the company's top producers, Lou has represented a wide variety of clientele including executives, doctors, medical personnel, military personnel, police officers, engineers, business owners, and teachers, among others.

In his free time, Lou enjoys powerlifting, playing basketball, reading, traveling, dining, and exploring the outdoors.

Education:
    Masters Degree (MBA) in Business Administration -- Colorado State University
    Certificate of Finance -- Colorado State University
    Bachelor of Science in Business, Management, and Finance -- Brooklyn College

Languages spoken:
    English & Spanish

Fun Fact:
    Lou was an "extra" in the movie "For the Love of the Game," yet he's never seen the movie.

                                "Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion" -- Michael Jordan

Renter Reviews of Lou

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Rene ****

review date
02/12/2016
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I was very happy to work with Lou Duarte. Finding an apartment through him was very easy. This is my first time renting and an apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kadeisha ****

review date
02/12/2016
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Mr. Duarte was very friendly and mindful of my needs. He made finding my apartment very easy and quick. It was almost a seamless process.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Denisse ****

review date
02/05/2016
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As a first time renter it is needles to say that I had many questions going into the process. Lou made himself available to answer any and all questions I had. He took the time to personally show me many apartments based on what I had expressed I was looking for. Lou was very professional and patient through out the entire process. I apraciate that he was very honest and did not try to influence my decision making. I am extremely happy with the outcome. And would recommend Lou to anyone who is seeking an apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Porsche ****

review date
01/24/2016
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Lou was absolutely excellent. Unlike other brokers I've dealt with recently, he was ethical and honest - a rarity in a market as cut-throat, dishonest and shady as New York City (along with too many New York City brokers). He's accommodating, flexible, professional, and understanding. I honestly can't say enough good things about him. I've also recommended him to a few friends and gave them his business card. Although I didn't rent from him, I'll DEFINITELY contact him in the future if/when I move again. Thank you, Lou.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Ben ****

review date
01/15/2016
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I enjoyed working with Lou. He was very professional and helped me get a great apartment. He showed me a number of apartments that met my criteria and all were high-quality.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Eric ****

review date
12/19/2015
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Lou was the best broker I have ever worked with - he deserves 10 stars. He was friendly, trustworthy, professional, and consistently in communication throughout every step of the process. When I first told him what I was looking for, he listened to it intently and quickly secured multiple viewings within those parameters, giving me the privilege of having multiple quality options. Moreover, I have a crazy work schedule and Lou was always accommodating when scheduling viewings or picking up any documents from me. Finding an apartment and working with a broker in NYC can be one of the most frustrating processes but Lou made my apartment smooth and easy. I could trust him and it's great to know that he's available to provide support even while I live in the unit I rented from him. Lou is a star in the NYC realty industry.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Dejanerys ****

review date
12/18/2015
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Lou is awesome!
As a first time renter I was a completely unsure of the process it took for renting an apartment. Lou walked me through the process and was available to answer any question that I had at any time. Lou was able to listen what I wanted in an apartment and help me find the perfect apartment to fit my needs and my budget. I went to his office to meet him for the first time and within a matter of days I had my new apartment.
I was very scared about dealing with agents because I felt I was not going to be taken seriously because of my age. However, Lou is very professional yet down-to-earth, friendly, and easy to talk to. He was friendly throughout the entire process no matter the questions I asked. He was 100% dedicated and helped me get the apartment I wanted when I thought I was not going to get it. He even drove me to and from the offices and helped me inspect the new apartment.
Lou is an extremely hard worker who will work hard to get you your perfect apartment. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for an apartment to contact Lou!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Anthony ****

review date
10/29/2015
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A first time renter isn't an easy task. A first time renting couple is a daunting task. Lou met the challenge. His patience and customer service is phenomenal. He worked with my girlfriend and I through every step of the way. Understanding our needs for a neighborhood, price range and apartment size, Lou was able to meet our demands. I truly appreciate his perspective and advice when making a decision to line up with our future plans. Lou is knowledgable and a great realtor. Highly recommended and it would be a mistake to pass up on an introductory meeting at a minimum.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Vianel ****

review date
10/29/2015
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My boyfriend and I are first time renters so it goes without saying that we were picky and slow. Lou must have shown us about 20 apartments before we found "the one". He was courteous and responsive, truly worth the 15% broker fee. He is professional, patient, kind and customer service is clearly his #1 priority. Always answered his phone and showed up early to every appointment. His open communication throughout the process made our experience very easy and enjoyable. He even drove us around all the apartments! He was amazing and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a home.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Angel ****

review date
10/28/2015
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Thanks Lou! Me and my wife are incredibly happy with all your service and help finding an apartment. I highly recommend Lou if you want to find the right place to live in.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Praia ****

review date
10/28/2015
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Lou found a great apartment for myself and my husband within our budget and in the exact area we were looking for. He helped us through the entire process, was extremely patient when our paperwork took forever to hand in and was super friendly from start to finish. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an apartment and I will definitely keep him in mind when we decide to move in the future. Thanks a lot Lou :)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Vladimir ****

review date
10/12/2015
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Lou did a great job of listening to one's needs which was important. He has a number of listings that will help compare and contrast your needs. We began looking in one neighborhood and reconsidered. Lou was patient and found the exact apartment we were looking for.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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KAITLYNN ****

review date
10/12/2015
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Lou works for you! Professional, informative and patient--had a great experience finding my first apartment. Would definitely use him again and will recommend him to all my friends.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rocio ****

review date
09/22/2015
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Searching for an apartment in New York City can be very stressful. But, Lou made everything a lot easier. As a broker, Lou is very personable and approachable. After talking to him a couple of times, I felt like he was a long-time friend. I was interested in an apartment I saw in this website and contacted him. He got back to me immediately. Throughout the process, if he was not able to meet with me on my free time, then he would always offer to have someone else from the company meet with me. I chose not to and worked around so we could meet on his free time because I really enjoy working with him. The first time we went out to look for apartments, I applied for one, but unfortunately did not get it. However, the next day we were looking at others. The second time we went to tour apartments, I found the one I wanted to move into. Today I am signing the lease for that apartment. Surprisingly enough, the apartment is in a location that was not one of my original places of choice, but Lou asked me to show me anyways because he thought I would like it. Am I glad I trusted him!?! The apartment is huge and renovated, in a great location, close to transportation, and within my budget. Overall, Lou was a great broker to work with. He is very friendly and straightforward. He made the process run very smooth and comfortably. He is always willing to work around your schedule. He is well worth his broker’s fee. I will be recommending him to my friends and colleagues.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Eddy ****

review date
09/16/2015
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We worked with Lou and he is very approachable and friendly, and we felt comfortable with him right away. After visiting a few apartments we made a quick decision that we wanted to place an app on an apt, and he worked quickly to get us approved by the managment company. We were exchanging emails and texts even during the night and on weekends to be very updated of what was going on. We had a very good experience working with Lou and he is very professional, responsible, responsive, and a great guy.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Patch ****

review date
09/16/2015
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Searching for an apartment (specially if its the first time doing it..) can be very stressful. I did a lot of "research" on the internet trying to avoid scams and companies that would list one thing and turned out to be a different one once you showed up. So, after reviewing Lou's profile and the apts he was listing i decided to contact him via email, and he replied very fast to connect via a call (which i think its great to get a more direct connection) and was very polite, nice, very straight forward with the information and really took in consideration my request of a specific location. He showed me a few apts and i was very comfortable with all the details and small tips that he gave us, including the suggestion of an apt that turned out to be so great we took it. The process was very smooth thanks to how organize Lou is and also how easy you can communicate with him, he's kinda always available.I'm very thankful for all his help and how professional he is, and how he kindly guided us throughout this whole process.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lisa ****

review date
09/10/2015
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Lou called.right away about the apartment I was interested in. Even though one didn't work out he is going our of his way to find me others. I definitely use him again

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Raquel ****

review date
09/02/2015
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Lou was the third agent that I worked with in the last three months. He was professional, and was very well connected, and he knew exactly what I wanted! I am a teacher and a Student working toward my Masters, and I had very little time for showings, but Lou worked around my schedule. His demeanor was pleasant and he very helpful. He worked hard to get me an apartment within two weeks! I love my new place and I will be recommending him to any colleagues or anyone who needs help finding a place as soon as possible. He is an exteremly hard worker who will understand your needs and who will deliver.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jairo ****

review date
08/28/2015
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just want to say that my family and I are really happy with the end results and our new apartment. Lou is a great person to have as a realtor if you are looking for a place, he understands what you want and need. overall, we are thankful for his great effort and the energy in helping us. thanks again Lou,we truly appreciate it.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Pilar ****

review date
08/28/2015
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Lou was wonderful to work with. He was attentive and really understood my situation as a first time renter. I am very pleased with the end result. I feel like he truly valued my family as humans and not just for profit. For the future, we will be willing to work with him again. He was professional and courteous. Thanks Lou!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Barbara ****

review date
08/14/2015
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I'll start off by saying Lou was nice and responded to my inquiry. He agreed to meet with me and told me what documents to bring. What he failed to mention was the 15% brokers fee he charges. Since I started my search for an apartment I had come into contact with brokers who charge one month's rent as a fee. But according to Lou, he knew his "worth" and charged more. I've saved up money to finally move out, but did not calculate a 15% fee, and upon hearing it I got emotional (early morning tears). Not only had he NOT mentioned this on the two occasions we spoke, but he knew I was coming in from New Jersey and on my day off to meet with him. I would not have come all that way, rushing to meet him (I was late), rushing to track down my missing tax documents if he had been up front. As soon as he sensed my discomfort with the 15% he immediately dismissed me and said he'd shred the other remaining documents I had given him and bid me farewell. After talking to a friend on the phone who convinced me that the fee may be worth it after seeing the place, I then informed Lou that if I fell in love with the apartment I'd fork up the fee. But by then he was over me (why waste his time right?)-I didn't look like money and didn't seem like the type of person ready to fork over part of my savings that I had designated for other moving expenses. He straight up tried to pretend like he cared and said something like "I don't want to you to be in an empty apartment." But he didn't know what I had saved up and frankly seemed to not care. I understand New York, and the fact that some upper scale brokers charge more (million dollar listings style). He was just an a** about it. Yes, you were an a**. He just came off that way. I won't be living like a pauper, but it was hard to admit to myself that I'd have to let go a part of my savings that I wanted to use for other things, but thinking about it after meeting with Lou I guess that's the way things are (you never met a frugal person?). Overall I wish I had never met him and wasted my time. My father put me in touch with someone who also succumbed to the 15% brokers fee and had regretted it ever since and had advice on different options he used to find his second apartment. There are other ways to find a place. And New York, it seems, is turning into a money grubbing jungle. So, thanks Lou! You were a gem.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Lou Duarte Responded:
Hello Ms. Boucicaut,

It is very disappointing that you would deliberately distort the facts and events of that day in an attempt to portray me in a negative and unprofessional light. You gave me very tough parameters to work with and I proposed many options in order to help you but you insisted on exploring other options. I wanted to be direct with you so you wouldn't waste time and money as you stated other brokers had done to you. In any event, we wish you well with your search!
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Jessica ****

review date
08/14/2015
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Lou responded to me last week Friday after I reached out regarding finding an apartment. He called me Sunday to tell me he found something he felt would be perfect for me. I went to see it Monday morning, LOVED IT, and put in the application. The apartment was approved today!!! Lou is AMAZING and I would recommend him to anyone. Not only he is diligent in researching the properties that meet your specifications, he is also very professional and communicative. I thought this process would be a nightmare from the stories I have heard, but Lou turned it into a dream. Thank you again Lou. You are a life saver!!!!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Geri ****

review date
07/30/2015
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I reached out to Lou almost 2 weeks ago since I was scrambling to find a decent apartment for my elderly parents. He replied right away and showed me 2 apartments on 7/20/15. I specifically mentioned all my requirements which includes the maximum price I am willing to pay, the neighborhood, and amenities. I liked the 2nd apartment. Yes, there are tons of paperwork involve and YES there is a broker fee that may seem astronomical BUT I found out that NY City apartment hunting is not that easy especially if your schedule won't allow you to screen these places. I signed my lease on 7/28/15. Lou has made the process very easy. Thanks Lou!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Nancy ****

review date
07/23/2015
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Lou is extremely efficient and was very responsive throughout the whole process. Anytime I had a question or concern he would gladly answer and would reach out to me as soon as possible. He explained my options thoroughly and was very helpful. He is very direct and to the point, so you always have the opportunity to make a fully informed decision. It was a pleasure working with him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Edgar ****

review date
06/30/2015
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Lou was very responsive throughout the process. He found an apartment for me in less than 4 weeks and was clear and upfront about the entire process including fees. Completely professional and easy to work with (ie. not pushy). Do not hesitate to contact him if you're looking for a place.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christina ****

review date
06/20/2015
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From 1st communication Lou has been responsive. He showed me numerous apartments within my budget and requested neighborhoods. As I am a very busy person, he would take the time to show me apartments during my lunch break, which was a huge convenience. When it came time for a apartment I really loved, he advocated for me and in the end I got approved. The apartment is currently being renovated and everything is being replaced. A+ plus for new appliances! He is definitely worth working with and taking some of the pressure of apartment searching off your shoulders. When I am ready for an upgrade, hopefully he is still in the business and we can work together again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kyesha ****

review date
06/19/2015
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Lou Duarte helped me when it was crunch time for me looking for a apartment. Lou was professional, courteous, and efficient. He was very efficient in showing me apartments that was pet friendly. Once I found the apartment that I love he was on top of applying for and securing the apartment for me. The apartment is in the process of being renovated right now, but when I move in it will be like moving into a brand new apartment! Lou stated that he will check on the apartment for me until it's done, which is great so it leaves out the hassle for me of trying to keep track of everything. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jonathan ****

review date
06/03/2015
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He was great! He was friendly, attentive and did everything in a timely fashion. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Catherine ****

review date
06/03/2015
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Lou was a pleasure to work with. From beginning to end the process was smooth and simple. He showed me all the apartments in my price range and was very patient throughout the whole process. Now I will be moving into my apartment very soon and it is all thanks to him. I will definitely refer him to anyone who is looking for an apartment in New York City.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kyle ****

review date
05/19/2015
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In the New York rental market, the management companies have all the power. We couldn't have navigated the system without Lou. He was courteous, professional, and honest. He showed us great apartments in our price range. He didn't try to push anything on us. We felt confident from the beginning that he was a strong advocate and that he would see our paperwork through to the end. We are very grateful, and we would work with him again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kristin ****

review date
05/19/2015
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In the crazy and stressful system that is NYC real estate, Lou Duarte was professional, courteous, and efficient. He showed us three beautiful apartments that met our criteria and we had no problems applying for and securing our chosen apartment thanks to his help. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Enmanuel ****

review date
05/01/2015
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The entire process from the initial first call until receiving the keys to my new home was surprisingly smooth. All thanks to Lou. He was clear, precise, knowledgeable and very helpful. I will definitely recommend him to my friends and family.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Suneiky ****

review date
04/29/2015
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I can say that the moment I met with Mr. Lou Duarte, I felt open enough to trust him to be the one to help me find an apartment for me and my family. These days it is difficult to trust anyone with this kind of stuff. Mr. Duarte is friendly, amicable, honest, decent, professional and is well trained in his field. I recommend him to anyone who is interested in doing business with him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Juan ****

review date
04/20/2015
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I want to say that Mr. Duarte is very professional and friendly. This was my first time working with an agent and it was painless. You tell him what you want and he does his best to help you. I would recommend him because he does a great job. If you never looked for an apartment before he is the agent to see. Because of Mr. Duarte I can say that I'll be signing my lease this week so thank you so much for your help.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lisette ****

review date
04/19/2015
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I contacted Lou after reading several reviews on this page. He emailed me right away and we set up an appointment within a few days! I felt confident that he would be able to assist me in this whole process. This was my first time searching for an apartment and I honestly did not know where to begin. Lou guided me and never pressured me to make a decision on the spot. We saw several apartments and he made sure that all my requirements were met. He was very flexible with my schedule and made sure to respond to all my emails, calls, and texts! I am happy to say that I will be signing my lease this coming Wednesday!!! I would most definitely recommend anyone serious about finding an apartment to work with Lou! I can not thank him enough!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jasmine ****

review date
04/16/2015
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I started my apartment search early March. Unfortunately my initial agent was too busy to follow up with me. I found Lou on several websites and finally read his reviews on this one. It was late Friday night when I decide to send Lou a text. I was surprised when he called me early Saturday morning ( I wasn't expecting to hear from him till sometime during the week). Lou has been amazing, he is fast and follows up as needed. I would definitely recommend Lou, I will surely be calling him next time I move. Thank Lou!!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ronald ****

review date
04/16/2015
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Lou is a great guy and realtor who focused on what you need when looking for an apartment..he very honest and reliable and straight up....IM MOVING IN TO AN FANTASTIC APARTMENT THANKS TO LOU.... I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Bianca ****

review date
04/14/2015
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Mr.Duarte is very professional and knowledgeable in his field. He responded to my inquiry right away. Within a week he found me an apartment. He made sure I understood all paperwork I signed and simplified what could have been a tedious process. He worked around my tight work schedule and even commuted to the Bronx from Brooklyn for viewings. I would recommend Lou to anyone looking to move in a short period of time.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sarah ****

review date
04/05/2015
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Lou is a wonderful broker! I am a first time renter and I had a pretty specific idea about what kind of apartment I was looking for. He really took the time to find places that met most, if not all of my requirements. He was extremely flexible with working with my schedule in order to show me apartments. He is very personable and I was comfortable working with him right off the bat. I got approved for a great apartment that has everything I wanted on the second try and I am extremely happy. I would most definitely recommend Lou as a broker to work with!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sonya ****

review date
04/04/2015
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Lou Duarte is absolutely amazing!!! From the very beginning of the whole process Lou made me feel very comfortable. He is extremely professional and dedicated to assisting his clients in making their apartment search as easy as possible. His expert guidance made feel very secure in all my decisions regarding my apartment. If you want the BEST realtor than choose Lou Duarte!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Oscar ****

review date
04/02/2015
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He make sure that you have all the recommended paperwork that Management will need. He covers all bases and has your back at all time.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rosalina ****

review date
03/26/2015
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Lou is the fastest, most professional and efficient person that I've had the pleasure of working with. I submitted an email request to one of his apartments which he answered within TEN minutes. He was available to meet with me the next day, and we were out searching for an apt. the day after. I am happy to say I am moving into my new apartment LESS than three weeks after our first encounter.

I had a moment when I panicked since I had a very short deadline to move out of where I was currently living, Lou never lost his patience with me. On the contrary, he made me feel at ease and even made me laugh. I never expected this process to be an enjoyable one, but that it was.

I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat. He’s extremely amiable and hardworking. I am forever grateful to him for helping me find a great apartment (in one of the nicer parts of the BX) in such a short period of time.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Prospero ****

review date
03/18/2015
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This man is the truth! He is honest, personable & attentive. He knew what I was looking for and went out his way to find it. If you are serious about finding an apartment then, Lou is your guy. Make sure you come correct with all your documents because before you know it; you will be signing your lease! Thanks Lou- much appreciated!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ambar ****

review date
03/17/2015
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Let me begin by saying that I researched for three months before I chose a broker. I wanted to make sure that I would not be ripped off like many of my friends had been. It is very difficult to find an apartment in NYC when your credit situation is not great, regardless of what your income is. For someone in my situation, it was kind of outrageous that I would have a huge wish list. I wanted plenty of street parking, near my mother AND my son's babysitter; it had to have an elevator plus laundry. When I called Lou I harassed him endlessly, I needed that apartment like yesterday. He was extremely patient, and although I did not qualify for the apartment of my dreams, I did get an amazing 2nd runner up, and we are already discussing getting that apartment of my dreams when my new lease and credit score are up! To say he is patient, resourceful, and kind are understatements. Yes the fee is high, but it does not even match the quality and quantity of work he will put in for you! Like other reviewers have said, make sure you get all your documentation quick, because people are renting the apartment of your dreams everyday, and you do not want to lose out! He is an amazing realtor/magician!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lashan ****

review date
03/16/2015
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I will say that I first I was a bit cynical about hiring a broker to assist me in this apartment hunt! One of the many reasons was because you never know if they are “Official” and of course their services are not “Cheap”…

Well let me tell you that I am glad I moved forward with Lou!! Yes he’s official (licensed & professional) and no he’s not cheap (but worth every penny). I had an extensive list of “must haves” with a small budget and he made it happen. I swear he must have a magic wand that sprinkles apartments for him!

He showed me several listings and NEVER pressured me to say “yes- I want it”. On the other hand he always told me; “are you sure this is what you want? “ “Are you sure”... The entire process took us about two & half weeks and I am happy to say that i am moving into an awesome spacious apartment in a great location….

If you plan on using Lou as your broker, please come ready with all your documents because he moves fast! He goes above and beyond and I am very appreciative of all his hard work. Thanks Lou... You rock!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kevin ****

review date
03/12/2015
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Lou was fast and responsive to everything i needed. great agent

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stephy ****

review date
03/10/2015
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Lou was very patient and responsive. He helped me through the entire process and made sure I had all my ducks in a row with paperwork before submitting my app. He made sure to show me apartments in the locations I wanted and on the lower end of my budget range which was a plus! Thanks Lou!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Michelle ****

review date
02/19/2015
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Lou is seriously pro-active. Due to scheduling conflicts, we haven't met so I haven't rented an apartment yet but it seems pretty obvious to me that Lou will be my agent! He is definitely on point.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Liz ****

review date
02/18/2015
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Do not waste your time with any other agents! Mr. Duarte's professionalism and efficiency are something to be taken advantage of while searching for your next home. He goes ABOVE and BEYOND to find you an apartment within your price range as well as within the neighborhood to where you are searching. He is determined to work with his clients until they are completely satisfied. I am extremely grateful for all of his hard-work in finding me my beautiful apartment, and as I can tell from his other reviews I am not alone. Contact him today, and stop wasting valuable time with other agents!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Karla ****

review date
01/16/2015
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Lou is the person you need whether it's your first time looking for an apartment or moving on to another place. Lou has much knowledge about his field. He is very patient, efficient, and personable which makes you feel comfortable expressing your every need. Personally with my own hunt of the apartment he really went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I wanted with very little compromise. Being a first time renter he really guided me and was genuine about it. His constant attention with updates about the apartment made me feel at ease knowing I wasn't dispensable; really showed no matter the amount of clients he had you always seemed like the first priority. I recommend Lou 100%.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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MARQUITA ****

review date
01/06/2015
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Lou is a great agent & I'd strongly recommend him if you need help with your apartment search. He is very personable & straight to the point. He won't waste your time & he'll ensure your needs are met to the best of his ability. He gave me tips on things I had not considered & he answered/settled any questions or doubts I had throughout the process. Needless to say, I'm happy with my new apartment! Bottom Line--Lou should be your "go to" guy.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Natifa ****

review date
12/18/2014
overall rating
I definitely write this review as a pleased and happy customer. From the beginning Lou was a great realtor. I mean, I was apartment searching at About 10 PM at night and he responded. Since that day about two weeks ago he has worked with me day and night trying to get me an apartment within my budget that was still appropriate and cozy. I am happy to say that tomorrow morning at 10 AM I am signing the lease to my very first apartment and I could not be more satisfied. Thank you Lou for your constant texts, constant calls, constant emails and just being consistent. Your work is commendable and for that you should be realtor of the year. I hope this review allows others to see that going to you is one of the best ways to acquire living spaces in New York City.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Consuelo ****

review date
12/16/2014
overall rating
Couldn't have come across a better agent than Lou! Was not only time considerate but also seemed to take the time to find an apartment that provided everything I was looking for. Always kept me involved in the process, answered every phone call. Lou made my whole apartment search easier and comfortable. Couldn't have trusted anyone better to help me find my apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Hope ****

review date
12/16/2014
overall rating
Lou is nice, patient, courteous and professional. I rented a rent stabilized apartment through him last monthin the South Bronx. He was efficient, savvy and knowledgeable about the apartment properties he showed me. Lou is the real deal. Thank you Lou! - HPR

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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margarita ****

review date
12/12/2014
overall rating
Lou is the most profesional real state agent that i have ever worked with.
He was able to learn about my renting needs, my likes and expectations and helped me stay within my budget.

He is very informative and very detailed.

I had contated other agents to help me with my search, but everything seems like i was being rushed and they just wanted me to just sign any lease without thinking of what i liked.

Lou showed me consistancy, something that some agents lacked and he was always on time.

When we found the apartment and I submitted the application, Lou would call/text to let me know the status of my application daily, which I totally respected for it shows that he cares about his clients. He didn't leave me wondering or worring about my status.

I totally recomend him to anyone!!! he is great, he has an amazing attitude, and great interperonal skills!!!

Thank you so much Lou, I am very grateful for your help and advise!!!

Happy Holidays! You are the best gift i got this Xmas (a helping hand to find my amazing apartment)

:)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Junior ****

review date
12/09/2014
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Lou was very professional, which is what I most liked about working with him. I have worked with real-state agents before, good and bad - Lou was excellent. I appreciated his consistency with his words, which did not make it easy for me but set clear expectations and facilitated communication. Finally, he was also very personable, had good interpersonal skills, and stayed actively involved in the process from the moment we spoke on the phone to the time I got the key to my apartment from the super. I would certainly work with Lou again- Junior Manon

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sarah ****

review date
11/23/2014
overall rating
Magnificent broker to work with. Not only was he patient and kind, but also considerate throughout my picky requirements. Always had second options on the few occasions I didn't seem to find an apartment to my liking and always kept me posted on the status of my application. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone searching for an apartment. For the three weeks we worked together he was nothing but respectful, comprehensive, and committed to helping me find the perfect apartment for me!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Juana ****

review date
11/19/2014
overall rating
I recommend Mr. Lou Duarte as the best agent to work with. He responded to my calls very quickly when he wasn’t available. Very punctual for apartment viewings. He made sure to show me more than one apartment that met my interests in one appointment. He is the best of the best and one of a kind!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lani ****

review date
11/10/2014
overall rating
I first met Lou on 10/6/14 regarding renting a 1-bedroom apartment and today I signed a lease to my apartment ?. From the beginning I had very particular requirements. Lou was very patient and listened to each one. We viewed several apartments and each one I said, "this isn't quite right." Lou showed me nothing but patience and diligence as we moved on to the next. When we found THE apartment and I submitted the application, Lou would call/text to let me know the status of my application daily, which I greatly appreciated. If there is any doubt on how awesome Lou is, see below:

- He always (promptly) responded to all my calls and text messages
- He only showed me apartments within my budget
- He only showed me apartments that were in my desired neighborhoods
- He is professional, knowledgeable of his field and neighborhoods, prompt, and just a cool dude.

I would highly recommend anyone that is looking for the apartment of his or her dreams to work with Lou as he tirelessly worked for me. Thank you so much for everything, Lou!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christi ****

review date
11/06/2014
overall rating
LOU! Thank you so much for EVERYTHING! This guy answered my call, ALL my questions (I had a lot) and went above and beyond to show me all the apartments within my budget and needs.

He is fair, professional, courteous, and a very smart person overall. I recommend him as he is an expert.

FANTASTIC!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Anny ****

review date
10/24/2014
overall rating
Lou was very professional and friendly. He responded to my initial inquiry immediately and from the start listened to what I wanted. He took the time to show me numerous properties and always kept in mind my budget. I wish every real estate agent was like Lou. When I continue my search for apartments I will definitely reach out to Lou again.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Jaime ****

review date
10/10/2014
overall rating
Lou was exremely pleasant to work with, he really listend to what we wanted in an apartment, and tried to get it. Very professional, and kept great communication with us. I would definitely work with him again, and recommend.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Orlando ****

review date
10/06/2014
overall rating
Mr. Duarte did respond to our inquiry.

Never met him in person very straight forward with regard to information but if not the numbers he wants to hear will not go further.

People looking for apartments are human as well.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Lou Duarte Responded:
Hello Mr. Molina,

As we discussed, I was not able to assist you because of the parameters you gave me to work with. I'm not the final decision-maker, the management companies we work with are and they have their own strict guidelines we have to go by which unfortunately you did not meet. I wanted to save you time, energy, and money by being upfront with you and explaining this to you. I wish you the best of luck with your search!
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Gary ****

review date
10/01/2014
overall rating
Lou was friendly and professional.
He helped my girlfriend and I get an apartment. She has already reviewed him, but eh... This broker is so nice, we had to review him twice.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Cynthia ****

review date
09/26/2014
overall rating
My experience with Lou was remarkable – he is simply the best.
I was moving to New York from out of state and I had heard a lot about NYC realtors, and nothing reassuring. Needless to say, by the time I contacted Lou, I had had a few bad experiences and I was ready to give up.
The first contact was encouraging. Lou is jovial and personable; he makes sure you know you are in good hands. He was attentive, a quick thinker and very transparent. He asked me questions others would delay and it led to a candid exchange (who knew credit scores were such an ice breaker?). Conversation with him is always open, productive and fun. He is caring and friendly with a great sense of humor. My boyfriend loved his personality and was relieved to see I had found someone so trustworthy.
Lou works tirelessly and relentlessly towards any goal he commits to. When my transaction hit – quite a few – unpredicted snags, he put constant effort in untangling the situation, and followed up several times after it seemed resolved. In the end, he got me into an exclusive neighborhood with a price way below market value (Disclaimer: Lou is still just a human. The amount of your actual savings might vary).

The New York real estate market is a sea full of blood thirsty sharks. Don't get bitten. Just call Lou.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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El-Hajj Malik ****

review date
09/25/2014
overall rating
friendly, reliable, and efficient

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Bianca ****

review date
09/10/2014
overall rating
Lou has been great to work with. He is caring, patient, and, encouraging. He is also honest and informative about the apartment hunting process. Lou made sure to stay within in my budget and adjust the search process to my wants/needs. I would work with Lou again. I strongly recommend him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Amy ****

review date
09/08/2014
overall rating
Lou responded to my inquiry in a timely fashion, answered all my questions and was quite helpful. Unfortunately I decided not to move to NYC, otherwise I'm sure he would have found me a great apartment.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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David ****

review date
08/26/2014
overall rating
Lou Daurte wasn't just a broker agent, he was a caring and friendly person. He took interest in what I really needed and worked with what I had to offer. He showed my wife and I amazing apartments that were within the neighborhood we wanted and our price range. At the end, we are happy with everything he has done for us and excited to be moving in our new apartment very soon. It's just around the corner from our current residence. Lou is a straight shooter and a man of his word. An excellent agent and a new friend. Thanks a million Lou!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Elizabeth ****

review date
08/23/2014
overall rating
Lou is AMAZING! He did an outstanding job assisting my husband and I in finding a great apartment.He was prompt in responding to my many phone calls, emails, and text messages. One of the best parts is that he worked around our very different schedules. Due to me being away this summer and my husband being in the city, Lou made time to show us apartments ( even on FaceTime ). The last days before lease signing we had slight issues on how to get the funds where they needed to go and I had him running all over town but in the end everything worked out and we are so happy to be moving into our apartment at the end of this month. I highly recommend Lou to anyone looking for an apartment and would work with him again!

Thank you so much Lou for all your help!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sarah ****

review date
08/17/2014
overall rating
Lou has been an excellent agent to work with! He responded promptly to my inquiry, was incredibly kind and professional, and has been extremely attentive throughout the entire process of searching for an apartment. He has helped me tremendously and I am very grateful to him for securing me my new home. I highly recommend him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Cynthia ****

review date
07/03/2014
overall rating
CYNTHIA
Lou was absolutely amazing. He was prompt in responding to my email and was always available to me. One of the best parts is that he worked around my busy work schedule to show me the apartments and made my apartment hunting experience feel extremely easy. Lou was very attentive to what I wanted in looking for an apartment and did his best in trying to find the right place for me and my son.
Lou is a very nice, professional and knowledgeable broker and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to find an apartment.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Danielle ****

review date
06/25/2014
overall rating
Great agent. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Made great use of my time seeing apartments, showing me the areas I was interested in and stayed within my price range. Would recommend Lou to anyone looking for an apartment.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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NATHALIE ****

review date
06/19/2014
overall rating
It’s hard to find the words to review Lou because none would really suffice. He has been one of/ if not the best agent I've worked with so far. He responded right away to my inquiry and has a great, positive attitude. He went above & beyond to help me find an apartment and really took the time to get to know me as a person beforehand to see if I would fit in the areas he was taking me to. He was extremely patient with me and my budget which was not the easiest to work with. I also really appreciated that whenever we viewed an apt he would pull out the "interior designer" in him to help me see myself in the home. Lou showed me so many apartments and I cannot complain that it was due to the sizes that I did not take them because they were never "shoe box" apartments. It was just that none were the right fit for me. I've decided to take a break from the apartment search but will contact him as soon as I'm ready to go at it again. Lou was awesome and I will recommend him to everyone I can. Thank you for all your help.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Stephanie ****

review date
06/17/2014
overall rating
Lou was/is amazing. He's very professional and definitely works with you with any and every specific request of an apartment. He possessed everything in a much respectably timely fashion and he was ALWAYS available and he answered every possible question asked. I've already referred him to many close friends and family members. Thank you Lou. You were great help.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stephanie ****

review date
06/13/2014
overall rating
Very fast response to my inquiry. I ended up, not being able to make it to the appointment (since I forgot) so I did not get a chance to rent with this agent.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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William ****

review date
06/09/2014
overall rating
You're my boy Lou! We had to move rather quickly from an apartment we were subletting. I found an apartment listed on this (or possibly another site) and emailed the broker. It turned out to be Lou. When he answered the phone he listened to my demands and made small chit chat before asking the prudent questions (credit score, annual income, budget). Most brokers I spoke to prior asked those questions before I was able to get out, "Hi, my name is..."

I explained to him what we were looking for and what we had seen. One of the apartments we kind of/sort of liked Lou was familiar with and told me he had a couple that were much better. I was leery as I'd heard the "you'll love this one" line several times in the past. However, to Lou's credit the apartments were absolutely fabulous and much better than the previous one's we'd looked at with other brokers.

We put an offer in that day and after a day and a half of anxious patient waiting, we were accepted. We worked with Lou to have the management "update" a few things and we are happy to report everything was fixed up by the time our keys hit the lock. Overall it was a great experience (and after dealing with seven moves in seven years I feel like an expert). Lou's colleague Charles was also very pleasant to work with and made the lease signing go extremely easy.

I would highly recommend working with Lou. He was honest and answered our questions to the best of his knowledge. And if Lou didn't know he didn't BS us, he said he didn't know and made phone calls to get the right answer. The next time we are thinking of moving, Lou will be our first call.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christina ****

review date
06/09/2014
overall rating
Lou was fantastic. Very professional and personable plus super knowledgeable about the area where we were looking! I was impressed by his easy going attitude but willingness to work hard to get our place ready for us asap. (We needed to move within a week and we ended up loving the first place that Lou showed us!) He made it happen in just a matter of days. He basically did everything he could to make sure we had a smooth transition from a bad apt/situation to our home for the next few years.

I also loved the fact that he looks exactly like his picture! He wears a suit because that's the level of professionalism you get with him. Other brokers (from different companies) looked great in their pics and then showed up basically in sweatpants and chain smoked in our presence. Others took calls constantly and/or drove us around like maniacs on the road... I was very uncomfortable with other brokers but Lou totally put us at ease. He is actually very funny and we had a great time looking at apartments and the surrounding areas together.

I would highly recommend him if you are looking for your new place. :)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Andrea ****

review date
06/05/2014
overall rating
Lou was great to work with. He followed up many times for a particular unit I wanted and provided flexibility for a viewing. He did an excellent job getting me a lease signed quickly. Towards the end of the process I really appreciated the extra time he took to get me the keys from building super, beyond the regular work hours ! Lou combined professionalism, efficiency and an easy going manner throughout the whole process. I fully recommend Lou as as a broker without any reservations.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jessica ****

review date
05/21/2014
overall rating
Lou was extraordinary. Truthfully, I know I wasn't the easiest person to work with but he was there through the whole process and was incredibly patient and considerate.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Steven ****

review date
05/21/2014
overall rating
My wife and I were in a fairly difficult situation - living out of state, looking to return to New York, but not having employment lined up before hand. I contacted Lou, he was quick to respond, always dealt with us respectfully and professionally despite our situation, and was willing to set up some nice apartments to view, in our price range, on short notice.

I wound up not renting an apartment with Lou, but he was great to work with.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Anonymous ****

review date
05/21/2014
overall rating
Lou was awesome! Everything got done in a friendly and timely manner, and the process was very easy. I would definitely recommend!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Cadiea ****

review date
04/25/2014
overall rating
Lou in one word? AWESOME~! :D

From the moment he contacted us in response to an email inquiry, we were taken aback by his professionalism, easy-going attitude and real interest in finding us the best possible apartment for our budget. Upon meeting, he explained everything on the application to ensure that we understood the process, and was happy to answer our seemingly endless questions throughout our search for a new home.

Now, just a few days after that initial conversation, we've already found a beautiful apartment in a wonderful neighborhood for an amazing price that we call our own - all thanks to Lou :)

Of all the brokers we've contacted, Lou was the only one we chose to work with, and we're SO glad we did! We never imagined that looking for an apartment would end up being such an easy and enjoyable process.

Anyone thinking about finding a broker who will guide you to the best of his ability without compromising on personality, and find you THE apartment that you need without compromising on your wallet, I highly recommend Lou! :D

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jared ****

review date
04/25/2014
overall rating
My wife first contacted Lou on nakedapartments, and he has been nothing but courteous to us in terms of finding an apartment that suits our needs and our budget.

He made finding the search stress-free - we found a place within a week and are moving in this weekend!

I highly recommend Lou when searching for an apartment! I have already recommended friends at work to use him and his real estate agency to find affordable but beautiful apartments in the New York area.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stacy ****

review date
04/24/2014
overall rating
Stacy Torres *** 4/24/14
I am currently working with Lou Duarte in finding an apartment and I must say that I am very happy with his services. Lou has been very helpful and very attentive to what it is that I am searching for, he is always available when I need him and as someone else said, he has a way of making you feel as though you are is only client and main priority. I look forward to moving into my new dream apartment because I know that Lou is the realtor that would get me just that. :)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Liz ****

review date
04/10/2014
overall rating
I had called many brokers and none returned my calls or replied to my text except Lou. He was always available every time I contacted him. They, him and his business partner, were always very personable, professional and courteous. They made me feel like I was their only customer, and showed me a couple of apartments right away. I highly recommend you contact Lou, he is the best!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Abdulrahman ****

review date
03/22/2014
overall rating
The agent charges a broker fee, but I was not interested in fee-based apartment. The agent explain to me that he does charges fee, but would let me know if he finds a no-fee apartment.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Lou Duarte Responded:
Hi Rahman,

Thank you very much for the review, I sincerely appreciate it. Just to clarify what I explained to you: There's no fee charged to you if the landlord is willing to pay the broker fee. At this time, I didn't find any no-fee apartments that fit your criteria but will keep searching!
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Lauren ****

review date
02/25/2014
overall rating
Lou is AMAZING! He responded quickly to my initial contact and was thorough and professional. Even though he showed me some great apartments, I ended up renting elsewhere. Lou still helped me through the process and gave me negotiation tips for the other lease which was incredibly kind. He was genuine in making sure I was happy with wherever I decided to sign. Lou is a true gentleman who is excellent at his job. USE HIM!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Stacy ****

review date
01/26/2014
overall rating
Lou is amazing. He responded quickly to my inquiry and was diligent throughout the entire process. He completely understood my concerns,made valuable suggestions,and took me all over the city to look at apartments.He also has a great sense of humor,and made the process as low-stress as possible. I appreciate his honesty,professionalism,and knowledge.I highly recommend Lou and would work with him again!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Danielle ****

review date
01/23/2014
overall rating
Great broker. Showed me a lot of wonderful apartments in my price range within a few days of first speaking with him. He did a lot of research for what I was looking for, and even looked into parking garage pricing for the area I was interested in. Lou is great and I would recommend him to anyone who wants an honest, hardworking broker that will find you a great apartment!!!!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Samantha ****

review date
01/20/2014
overall rating
Lou is a great broker. A very personable and sweet guy to work with who really went above and beyond to show us great places. He took into account what my roommates and I wanted, doing his research to show us places we had yet to see with other brokers. He is very prompt with responses and did a wonderful job following up with owners and different management companies to get us all the answers we needed in searching for the perfect place. He is a very easy person to get along with and I definitely recommend Lou to anyone looking for an apartment in the city!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Matthew ****

review date
01/14/2014
overall rating
Lou did an outstanding job assisting my girlfriend and I in finding an amazing apartment. He was able to find us exactly what we wanted on our first night of looking. I could never imagine that searching for an apartment would be so easy. Lou was personable, polite, and detail-oriented. I strongly recommend him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Midtown East, Upper East Side, Upper West Side

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Brighton Beach, Downtown Brooklyn, Sheepshead Bay