Professional, loyal, trustworthy… Ask anyone who knows or who has worked with Carmen and they will tell you these qualities can still be found in someone who truly cares about his clients and friends. A desire to help others succeed and a commitment that goes beyond all expectations. This is Carmen’s model of client care, what motivates him to be the best, which consistently earns him the recognition as one of Dallas’ best realtors and top producers.
Carmen grew up in a close family environment with supportive parents and three brothers. The competitive spirit began at an early age. Thriving in many different sports, Carmen felt most comfortable on the golf course where he groomed his talents at a very young age and ultimately earned a scholarship as a collegiate golfer. The skills that helped him succeed at golf, are also the foundation of his character – patience, hard work, and honesty – professional skills that transcend all cultural and socioeconomic barriers.
After graduating from college, Carmen worked in public relations and marketing for the House of Blues and Dallas Morning News. Most recently, Carmen was a business manager for a high profile client in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. During these years Carmen traveled the world and managed millions of dollars in properties and assets. He even obtained a contractor’s license in order to act as general contractor over any work on his client’s properties – hiring only the best contractors, negotiating the best prices, and holding them to a standard of perfection for his client. His organizational skills, professionalism, dependability, and attention to detail paved the way for his client’s continued success.
Carmen has extensive knowledge of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Real estate market and knows that listening to and understanding his client’s needs are the most important step in the buying or listing process. Carmen believes that being available and responsive to his client’s is what it takes to exceed his client’s satisfaction. For buyers, Carmen provides ongoing market analysis reports of the area housing inventory ensuring the most current listings are always made available. For sellers, a detailed marketing plan that includes professional photography, followed by extensive on-line exposure & open houses facilitates successful home sales, at the best price, in the least amount of time.
Long distance clients benefit from his relentless follow-up and communications using email, text, photo, 3D Tours, and video messaging to get them the information they need quickly.
Whether working for a seller or the buyer, Carmen is an experienced and skillful negotiator. His relationships with other real estate professionals expand the network of opportunities for all his clients.
Real estate is a relationship-based business, and Carmen strives to create client relationships built on trust and confidence. By putting his client’s needs first, Carmen works tirelessly for his buyers and sellers developing effective plans with well-defined goals and implementing creative marketing plans. From the first time you meet Carmen through closing, you can rest knowing he’s working hard to help you accomplish your goal. His relationships are long-standing and referrals are always the result.
I always like to think of Carmen as the James Bond of real estate. He’s top of his class, always well spoken, well mannered, a gentleman in every sense of the word. He’s also incredibly detailed, follows thru on every job and always delivers what’s promised no matter how many obstacles or challenges he endures along the way.
You should work with Carmen over any other agent is based on 5 key strengths that differentiate him from most real estate professionals.First, Carmen will listen carefully to what you’re looking for and help you identify your priorities – what’s a must-have vs. a nice-to-have? He helped us prioritize homes based on (1) our vision for our family, (2) the aesthetic we preferred, and (3) the functionality that matched our lifestyle. My husband and I joked that it was like having a couples therapist, because Carmen really knew us that well and helped us navigate to the right area and the right house.
Second, Carmen will not let you waste time on properties that do not align to those values. He never pushed us to pick a property. In fact, he often told me, “No, we’re not seeing that. It doesn’t fit the bill for you and it’d be a waste of time.” By doing so, he saved us a lot of effort and heartache in finding our home.
Third, he is incredible at negotiating and helped us save a lot of money in a quick turnaround. We expected a $2K concession from the seller but instead, we received $8K. And we were able to close on our property in a matter of days! This is where we really saw Carmen’s deep knowledge of real estate come into play, as he advised us on what to ask for after our inspection.
Fourth, Carmen has the most incredible work ethic. I received a response within 30m of every text, email, or phone call – no matter the time of day! When we attended weekend open houses and found a property that we were considering, Carmen was often available within 20m to come by and validate our interest. He was incredibly patient and thorough in explaining every step of the process and every line of our contract. He was hands-on and represented our interests at every step.
Finally, Carmen does not treat you like a customer alone- he really becomes a friend. He generously gave us a gift and champagne on our Closing Day, ordered us a large pizza on Moving Day when we were bone-tired, and sent us hand-written notes in the first week we lived in our house. He’s demonstrated a vested interest in our happiness and I cannot imagine working with anyone else.
I could go on and on, but I’ll leave it at this. Buying a home is most likely the largest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime, and you deserve to feel like you’re working with someone who really understands you and helps translate that into the best home that you can afford. I’ve met with many real estate agents in the last few years and Carmen DiPenti stands out from them all.
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Carmen DiPenti is truly the consummate real estate professional. His knowledge of the marketplace, strong work ethic, responsiveness, high energy level, and eagerness to exceed his clients’ expectations clearly put him in a league all his own.
Using advanced technology, he marketed my downtown Dallas condo in such a way to differentiate it from others. His efforts yielded a beautiful presentation of the amenities of the condo, building and surrounding areas, generating interest from buyers in not only the property for sale but also the “lifestyle” of living in the city center. Carmen also showcased the property with impressive high quality website and 3D virtual tours, measuring internet activity with statistical data. Having bought and sold many properties, Carmen’s expansive marketing was unparalleled!
Carmen is a good listener, highly attentive to his clients, dedicated, and results driven. He is an excellent communicator and eager to ask for feedback in an effort to continuously improve “the client experience”.
Above all, he’s got a cool vibe! He’s the guy you want by your side, on your team, and at your table. I can’t say enough about how impressive he is … in a laidback, down home, kind of way.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED … Carmen DiPenti, and his associate, Frances! You will not be disappointed.
Carmen is the most dedicated agent in the DFW real estate market. He was referred to me by a friend. She spoke high praises of his hard work and representation. Needless to say, my friend was right! I am so glad that Carmen represented my best interests in selling and purchasing of a home.
Even during the pandemic, Carmen pushed harder and harder to get the best buyer for my property. He was dedicated around the clock to represent the value my home had to offer. His attention to detail was very apparent in the marketing of my home. Through his connections in the market, he brought in the very right buyers. All negotiations, transactions were handled in the most professional manner. The purchaser of my home is very happy.
I have never come across a person so passionate about their work. Carmen is the best agent in Dallas region.
Carmen, aligned the sale of my home with the purchase of a new home for me. He went to bat, to get me a fair value for the home I wanted. During peak demand, Carmen negotiated and closed on the new home for me, He connected me with professionals in the market for opinions. He really has a solid network for individuals who trust him and are willing to help his clients.
I am very happy with the results of selling and buying a home. All of the credit is due to Carmen for his persistence, dedication and hard work. His work ethic and standards are outstanding. I got to know Carmen through business and today I am proud to call him a friend.
Honestly, there is no one better to represent your best interest in the real estate market than Carmen. I hope all future buyers and sellers will be elevated to the experience; Carmen has to offer.
My partner and I got referred to Carmen from a good friend of ours who had great success selling his condo a few years back. From the moment Carmen responded to our text introduction, to the first time we met with him in person at our Dallas condo, Carmen's positive hopeful energy radiated throughout — even while wearing a face mask. Being somewhat anxious first-time sellers, we didn't know what to expect or how to begin — especially during a pandemic. But Carmen assured us not to worry and we really didn't worry much having him as our realtor. Carmen knows what he is doing being a seasoned realtor and the myriad of successful real estate deals secured — like the recent Airplane Hangar real estate deal. Impressive.
Our experience with Carmen began by him thoroughly assessing our condo's condition pointing out items in need or repair before listing. He connected us to his longstanding repair guy who resolved all of our issues at a decent price point. With repairs completed, he enlisted his seasoned staging stylist to transform our 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 820 square foot condo into a tastefully, simple, elegantly modern home ready for photographing and showing. As part of his plethora of real estate services, Carmen's team creates a 3D virtual tour affect that takes any potential buyer and virtually transports them into "their new place" when viewing the MLS listing before even stepping foot on property. This added feature gives buyers a realistic vantage point of life living in our condo. I almost wanted to buy it because it was so good and real. It made me smile every time I played with the 3D virtual rendering because of how life-like it was.
We were listed only for a week with a handful of offers coming in before we accepted one. Carmen patiently guided us through the offers weighing their pros and cons. We of course had certain parameters an offer must include which Carmen fully understood and agreed to. With an offer accepted, Carmen and his team kept us up-to-date as well as checked in every other day via text and voice mail as we progressed through all of the buying phases. Carmen has a wonderful over the phone voice that is calm, soothing and reflective. His attention to detail and many years of experience helped us feel at ease the entire time.
We happily recommend Carmen DiPenti of the Carmen DiPenti Group to any potential seller out there. In fact, we've already recommended Carmen to a friend of ours when they are ready to list their condo. I will say that if we lived or moved anywhere in Dallas in the future, we would seek Carmen's buying guidance at first chance. Carmen is very special to us because he sold our first condo. And the first time selling experience with him and his team was a really good first time.
We got to know Carmen while visiting several of open houses in his portfolio over the years. He always seemed to be the perfect blend of likable and professional. The more we talked to him, his expertise and passion for real estate really impressed. When it came time for us to put our own home on the market, we definitely wanted to partner with Carmen. That turned out to be a very good decision.
While we’ve bought and sold several houses over the years, working with Carmen exceeded our previous experiences and expectations for the sale. We relied on him to set a sale priced based on his experience, which turned out to be quite a bit higher than our own thoughts of the market. Supported with exceptional professional photography, Carmen worked hard on creating a compelling marketing story with thoughtful and strategic descriptions showcasing all the home’s features and upgrades.
We teased Carmen that he’s the James Brown of Real Estate – the hardest working man in the business. He worked through three different buyers and their agents, trying to close on accepted contracts in very difficult market and financial conditions during this Pandemic. We trusted him completely. Through his expertise and hard work it resulted in a sale slightly above list price! Carmen absolutely earned our highest recommendation.
When we met Carmen we were in the 13th month of unsuccessful house hunting, we were so tired and leery of working with another “agent”. After a productive, uplifting conversation with Carmen, we knew we were in good hands. Carmen is one of a kind, and definitely on top of his game. He is thoughtful and gets to know his clients so that he may provide them with fitting properties to view. He is always on point and truly listens to what you have to say.
Meeting & working with Carmen was one of the best decisions we made. He is absolutely the most genuine, honest, hardest working agent in the city. In the shortest amount of time we found the perfect home. He walked us through each step throughly and informed us of what was going on at every turn. He and his team set up the easiest timeline in their client portal with dates and deadlines to remember. He & his team also offer dependable contacts for everything, from Home Warranty to Repair Services to Housekeepers, they cover all the bases.
Carmen is someone you can depend on and makes home buying joyful. He and his team are knowledgeable and always on point to answer any question or concern. Not to mention his email newsletters are on point, offering current real estate facts, ideas, and fun places to grab a bite.
We will always recommend the DiPenti Team to anyone in need of a fabulous agent.
My family and I have now trusted Carmen to lead us through the journey of selling and buying twice. We hope to not move again for a very long time but if we do he will be our choice the third time around as well.
He was very patient and helped us as we looked at multiple houses and explored several different neighborhoods. Then after all of this we decided to switch gears and build! Carmen didn’t miss a beat. He became our go between with the builder, helped us make decisions that could potentially impact resale value in the future and in general was there to support us in any way we needed.
He also helped us get above market value for the home we were in and he and his team helped us find a nice interim place to live while the home was being built.
We cannot think of anybody else that we would rather work with. Carmen and his team are second to none. Not only is he our agent but we also consider him a friend.
Working with Carmen was wonderful as he gave us incredible insight and guidance as we were buying our first home. He was consistent and supportive, always taking time to answer any questions we had no matter the time of the day, showing his drive, passion, and respect for his clients. He always went above and beyond for us, and his knowledge and experience were invaluable for helping us navigate the difficult terrain of finding and purchasing our first home!
There is no one out there who works harder, gives more to their clients, or is as helpful and honest as Carmen Dipenti. His keen eye and depth of knowledge during the home buying process helped us at every turn and his reassurance helped keep us at ease during a stressful time. Working with him was also fun and enjoyable since he had such a deep understanding of what we liked, what we wanted, and our future goals as a family.
I would absolutely recommend Carmen to anyone looking for a fantastic realtor who was invaluable throughout the entire home buying process and have already recommended him to friends and family!
My wife and I have worked with Carmen as both buyers and sellers, and there are myriad reasons we’ve continued the relationship. Above all, Carmen is the consummate professional. He knows his market, is great with his communication, and is confident in his ability to provide the best product. The buying and selling process is one of the more challenging ventures people can undertake, but Carmen makes it much easier with his approach. More than anything, the best compliment we can give Carmen is that we wouldn’t hesitate for a second to refer or recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.
If you’re thinking about buying a house, you should get Carmen on your side. His dedication and knowledge got us a house that we still can’t believe is our own. His availability allowed us to be the most competitive in a very competitive market, many times viewing houses the first night they were available. Carmen’s flexibility made the demanding and stressful process of buying a house manageable; we never felt like we were overwhelmed by any part of the process. Not only is Carmen an astute professional, he also has a network of others who clearly value their quality of service. This allowed us to have an end-to-end seamless experience for the multitude of inspectors, financiers, and other individuals that were required. We absolutely would and already do recommend Carmen to our friends and family.
I felt I was on to someone I could trust the minute I met Carmen at a random open house… the way he communicated and his expertise and knowledge of the market quickly became apparent. He proved himself invaluable once I had communicated what we were looking for. When he got back to me with an idea or opportunity, he listened well and helped me an my wife consider the opportunity and refine our focus. Ultimately, he helped us find and purchase exactly what we had hoped for and gave us the confidence to move quickly and negotiate a “win/win” for us and the Seller. I look forward to recommending Carmen and his team’s services to friends and family in the future.
Carmen DiPenti and his colleagues, especially Frances, at Compass are terrific at what they do. Carmen recently arranged to sell our condo before it was even listed and at full ask price. Carmen was able to leverage his experience and contacts within the marketplace to find a ready, willing, and able buyer. From deciding to sell through the consummation of the sale contract, Carmen patiently answered questions and provided thoughtful and really helpful advice. For instance, he gave great advice on how we could work with our tenants as we transitioned to readying the condo for sale. When an unexpected repair issue just before sale, Carmen researched the options and piloted the resolution. He made the entire process so much less daunting that it otherwise might have been. We are really grateful that our friends told us about Carmen after they had such a smooth experience with him selling their home over three years ago. Carmen is very good at what he does.
It is my sincere pleasure to recommend Carmen DiPenti as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home, in this crazy market now more than ever. We were comfortable in our small one-bedroom apartment until COVID-19 forced everyone to start working from home. We were still fine for a while working in the kitchen and dining room, but at a certain point we just needed more space.
Carmen listened to our needs regarding our specific needs and preferences, and desired area, as well as our budgetary limitations. He immediately gave us access to the portal and added me to a mailing list for homes that fit all of my individual criteria. He did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs.
A master with the contract negotiations, Carmen came up with a deal that was good for us, that the seller was willing to accept. His recommendation for an inspector was extremely valuable as well, and I feel like throughout the negotiations he fought harder for me than I was fighting myself. I wouldn’t dare have anyone but Carmen represent me.
We found Carmen to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were his only clients, although we know that was not the case. He was hyper attentive and supporting throughout the entire process before, during, and even after the sale. We never felt neglected or unimportant. He is also highly personable with an engaging personality. I have already recommended Carmen to one of my friends who was looking to purchase and would strongly recommend him to anyone else in DFW. Carmen can’t be beat!
Carmen is an outstanding agent to work with. He is an excellent listener and negotiator with a very in-depth knowledge of the local markets. I contacted him about a house purchase and we were able to close within three weeks. At no point in those weeks did his dedication and professionalism to help me to achieve my goal waiver. He is extremely competent, he has quickly responded to all of my questions and concerns, and his knowledge of the entire process from beginning to end is outstanding. Without a doubt, I would seek him out immediately for any upcoming real estate transaction in the future.
A few years ago we had a bumpy first time home buying experience with another realty group and were shortly after given Carmen’s business card from someone with glowing recommendations. While we weren’t in the market at the time, we held on to it and are so thankful that we did when trying to buy and sell in the 2021 market. From the beginning he was very knowledgable, attentive, welcoming, and eager to assist us in any way possible. This meant coaching us on prepping our home for sale to visiting an embarrassingly high number of houses to ensure that we found a home that we could potentially live in for decades. He is truly unique and genuine in not trying to “just sell you a house” and is very honest in details that could impact the resale value or whether we would outgrow our home too soon. We never felt rushed during the experience and truly believe Carmen had our best interests in mind. Carmen far exceeded our expectations and we would absolutely recommend him to any one of our friends or family.
My husband and I met Carmen at a showing, pre-pandemic. He worked diligently with us over the course of a year to identify exactly what we wanted in a new home and exactly we needed to do to sell our previous home quickly and at the best value the market had to offer. He was also very sensitive to our personal needs as we were buying and selling during the pandemic with an immunocompromised child in the household. He is a consummate professional that operates with a degree of skill, integrity and compassion that is rare in a hot housing market like Dallas. We highly recommend him and look forward to working with him in the future.