Rudolf Leal

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (1)
Brokerage: Citi Habitats
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Native New Yorker Rudy Leal understands that finding a home in New York City can be one of the most challenging things in the world. “Finding an apartment or buying a house in New York City can be a time-consuming chore. My mission is to make the process as smooth and painless as possible.” He considers himself more of a consultant than a sales person. That’s because Rudy isn’t focused merely on making the sale; rather, he’s more concerned about providing the best possible service for his clients during the entire real estate process. “When someone walks into an apartment for the first time, they know within 10-15 seconds if they’ve found a place they love; my job isn’t to sell them on the place but to provide them with as much information as possible so they can make the most well-informed decision they possibly can.” Listening, understanding and being patient are qualities Rudy puts forth with every client so they understand that his mission is not to push them into a decision, but... (more) Native New Yorker Rudy Leal understands that finding a home in New York City can be one of the most challenging things in the world. “Finding an apartment or buying a house in New York City can be a time-consuming chore. My mission is to make the process as smooth and painless as possible.” He considers himself more of a consultant than a sales person. That’s because Rudy isn’t focused merely on making the sale; rather, he’s more concerned about providing the best possible service for his clients during the entire real estate process. “When someone walks into an apartment for the first time, they know within 10-15 seconds if they’ve found a place they love; my job isn’t to sell them on the place but to provide them with as much information as possible so they can make the most well-informed decision they possibly can.” Listening, understanding and being patient are qualities Rudy puts forth with every client so they understand that his mission is not to push them into a decision, but to help them come to one naturally; his greatest desire at the end of the day is to make sure his clients are completely gratified and excited with their decision, and they’ve found something they truly wanted in a home. To that end, Rudy takes pride in the fact that most of his clients end up staying in their homes for the long-term because they’re so deeply satisified. Prior to entering real estate, Rudy spent over 5 years in recruitment advertising and over 6 years in IT recruiting. Both careers required a strong focus on being client-service oriented; as a result, he knows that developing relationships is of the utmost importance, as well as valuing peoples’ time and providing them with a good product. Rudy has been extremely successful in the real estate business by putting his client’s priorities first and listening and understanding to what they want. The approach he takes is simple: Work hard, be honest and transparent, and treat everyone the way he would want to be treated. He notes, "By being professional, honest and respectful my clients are able to trust that I will deliver successful results.” What he values most about his work is the relationships he forms with clients built on trust, commitment and respect for your needs. Born and raised on the Upper West Side, Rudy has lived all over this city, from a deluxe hi-rise in the sky (to quote George Jefferson) on E. 86th St to a loft on Ludlow St in the Lower East Side, and everywhere in between. As a result, Rudy has extensive knowledge of almost every neighborhood in the city; you’ll often hear him lamenting the loss of an old-time mom-and-pop store as this city has become gentrified. He has a particular focus on apartments on the Upper West Side, with fantastic relationships with all the major landlords and extensive knowledge of all the “hidden gems” that exist there. He enjoys running, Cleveland Browns football (yes, you can feel sorry for him) and spending time with his two adorable Cocker Spaniels, Spencer and Charley.

Renter Reviews of Rudolf

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Alexa ****

review date 06/11/2015 overall rating
Initially accepted my scheduling request & followed-up with a phone call to get more details about what I was looking for in an apartment - which for some people who haven't been looking for long might appreciate - but for me, came off condescending & like a hustler. (I.e. I was not interested in another apt in the building - not listed on the site & for higher rent - and not interested in setting up other viewings at the appointed time.) I expressed that I was only interested in seeing the one apartment and next thing I knew, my viewing had been canceled without explanation.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Rudolf Leal Responded:
I would just like to point out that her viewing was cancelled because I was informed by the landlord that they'd accepted an application on the apartment. Alexa was duly notified of this well before scheduled showing, at least 6 hours in advance, once I'd heard of it, and since she'd expressed in no uncertain terms that she didn't want to see any other apartments with me, I cancelled the showing so she wouldn't have her time taken up.

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Rudolf's Apartments

1br, Upper West Side, $2,700

1br, Upper West Side, $2,700

Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Pre War
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1br, Upper West Side, $3,495

1br, Upper West Side, $3,495

Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Pre War
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2br, Upper West Side, $3,650

2br, Upper West Side, $3,650

Pets Allowed, Laundry Room, Outdoor Space, Terrace, Pre War
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2br, Upper West Side, $3,095

2br, Upper West Side, $3,095

Pets Allowed, Outdoor Space, Terrace, Pre War
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1br, Upper West Side, $3,500

1br, Upper West Side, $3,500

Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Outdoor Space, Terrace, Pre War
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Rudolf's Specialties

Manhattan

Chelsea, East Village, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Hell's Kitchen, Kips Bay, Morningside Heights, NoHo, NoLita, SoHo, Tribeca, Union Square, Upper West Side, West Village
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