Carlo Dipasquale Luxury Real Estate Agent

Compass Miami Beach

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?

Working for the General Consulate of Italy. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life being a diplomat for Italy.

Where did you grow up?

Taormina, Sicily.

Growing up, what did you want to be?

Growing up, I wanted to be a travel agent and world traveler.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?

I like to go to the gym, specifically Boxr fitness downtown. I like to go on long runs on the beach board walk, and I also like to sit on my balcony and listen to music, specifically Amy Winehouse, Sade & Drake.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?

Bob Marley. I love listening to his music, and I’m inspired by his story. When i visited Kingston Jamaica last year, I was able to visit his longtime home and could feel the good vibrations in the air.

Where is South Florida’s best-kept secret?

Little Palm Island near Key West. It is home to the most beautiful views in all of Florida. There you will find crystal clear water and sand as soft as silk. It almost reminds me of the tiny islands off of Indonesia.

What do you love most about the industry?

I love being able to see so many beautiful properties, represent many beautiful properties and the art of negotiating a deal.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

The most difficult part of my job is that it never stops. It doesn’t matter its early in the morning or late at night, there is always work to be done. Even on my off days or when I go on vacation, I am always working. I have to stay in touch with my clients to make sure that they are happy and make sure my team is operating smoothly back home.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Constantly networking wherever you go. This business is 70% networking and 30% real estate.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?

I am currently loving books written by Chilean author Isabelle Allende. She writes books that are fictional but based off true events that take place during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. I also love White Lotus, specifically the second season because it is filmed in my home town of Taormina.

What’s your favorite meal in South Florida?

Uchi is my favorite restaurant in Miami by far. The assorted nigiri and sashimi are my favorite.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in South Florida?

1000 Museum by Zaha Hadid. I love everything about it, and the architecture is very unique. You cannot find any other building like it in Florida.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?

Ten years ago, I was the sales manager at a project called Ocean House. One day I had a man walk in at 11 in the morning and he said that he wanted wanted a corner unit and he wanted it today. He offered $7.25 million cash because he wanted to throw a party in the unit the very next day. But, there was one condition: the electricity had to be working by the next day for the party. He signed the contract within the hour, and we closed the next morning.

What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?

That I have visited 63 countries around the world. I have even been to Antarctica twice.

What’s your favorite vacation spot and why?

Bali, Indonesia. It has a very unique vibe, and I have never seen anywhere in the world with more natural beauty. From the food, to the way of life and the immaculate accommodations, there is nothing like Bali. 

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?

Familiarize yourself with the market and see all new projects.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

Tony Robbins. He is a motivational speaker on how to be successful and stay successful.

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