Luis D. Ortiz reveals why he hasn’t returned for season 9, responds to rumors about his daughter
Luis D. Ortiz from Million Dollar New York List revealed that he had not returned for Season 9 as he was filming a new series for Netflix on Vacation Properties and also responded to rumors he abandoned his family.
Ortiz’s new show, The world’s most amazing vacation rentals has been filmed over the past year, which included a spraying shoot schedule thanks to Covid. Ortiz said this series is more in line with his passions as it combines film and travel. He also discussed some outstanding and breathtaking properties that he explored during the series. But he also explained why he was willing to walk away from Million Dollar List and rumors about his family.
Why did Luis Ortiz leave “Million Dollar Listing New York”?
While Ortiz has said he is grateful for the show’s platform, selling luxury real estate is not his passion. He said during The real deal of coffee podcast that he may not be selling real estate, but is still interested in exploring properties. “I am involved in real estate in a new platform,” he explained. “If I have a client, I will refer them to the best agent who matches their description.
He needed to move away from the transactional side of the business towards the end of his 12 year career in real estate. “I didn’t go into brokerage to find a career,” he added. “It was something I could be good at and learn so much from. My dream was not to be a real estate agent. He added that his original intention was to come to New York to become a director. He fell into real estate when a friend put him in touch with a job at his small brokerage firm.
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“It became a career because I was just good at it,” he said. “And I really enjoyed it. I learned so much about business, I learned so much about myself. But it was not my ultimate dream. When he started traveling after 2017, he realized how difficult it was to find an apartment. It became the springboard for the series where he explores locations around the world. Ortiz also acknowledged the star power of his former cast members over Million Dollar List but noted that their deep passion is real estate brokerage. He is passionate about his career, but not about real estate. Adding about the new show, “I don’t have to sell,” he said. “I just have to understand.”
Luis D. Ortiz responds to rumors he left his family
Ortiz then addressed the rumors that have haunted him since leaving for the shoot. During his last season on Million Dollar New York List, cameras filmed the birth of her daughter. But he also expressed interest in starting a family with his girlfriend Nikita Singh. After Season 8 ended, Ortiz openly shared family videos and photos, but then left for filming. It was then that rumors arose on his social media that he not only left to film his new Netflix project, but abandoned his family.
He said during his discussion on The real deal of coffee that he was frustrated with the story and was not going to go into details. “I decided I didn’t want to tell anyone about it,” he said of the rumors and his family. “About my daughter. Because I don’t need it, first of all. Second, it is nobody’s business. Mainly out of respect for my family, for my daughter. To have this public debate or even to engage in it is super small of mind. “
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Ortiz has said it’s one thing to come for him, but when it comes to his family, he doesn’t agree with people who spread rumors.