Lou Duarte

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: 26 reviews
Brokerage: SAGGIO CONTANTI CAPITAL STRATEGIES
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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 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.

Lou holds a Master’s Degree (MBA) in Business Administration and a Certificate of Finance from Colorado State University. In addition, he holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business, Management, and Finance from Brooklyn College.

Lou is fluent in English and Spanish.

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


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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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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Manhattan

Chelsea, Clinton, East Village, Financial District, Flatiron District, Garment District, Greenwich Village, Hell's Kitchen, Kips Bay, Koreatown, Lower East Side, Meatpacking District, Midtown Center, Midtown East, Midtown South Central, Murray Hill, NoHo, NoLita, SoHo, Theater District - Times Square, Tribeca, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, West Village

Bronx

Baychester, Belmont, Bronxdale, Bronxwood, Castle Hill, Claremont, Clason Point, Concourse, Country Club, Eastchester, Edenwald, Fairmont - Claremont Village, Fieldston, Fleetwood - Concourse Village, Fordham Heights, Fordham Manor, Foxhurst, High Bridge, Hunts Point - Longwood, Jerome Park, Kingsbridge, Laconia, Marble Hill, Melrose, Middletown - Pelham Bay, Morris Heights, Morris Park, Morrisania, Mott Haven, Mount Eden, Mount Hope, North New York, North Riverdale, Parkchester, Pelham Gardens, Riverdale, Throgs Neck - Edgewater Park, Tremont, University Heights, Van Nest, Wakefield, West Farms, Westchester Village, Williambridge, Woodlawn Heights, Woodstock

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill
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