We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Michelle DiMarco a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Hi Michelle, thanks for joining us today. What do you think it takes to be successful?
Success in the real estate industry requires a commitment to your personal values and an unwavering dedication to your clients. The best real estate agents are those who keep their customers’ best interests at heart.
In a business based on personal relationships, it’s important to align yourself with people with integrity.
It’s easier to maintain a positive mindset when you surround yourself with people who want to see you succeed. I’m grateful to have such hard-working, supportive team members at the Curated Collection Group at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. The positive professional environment we’ve created gives us the confidence to ask questions, make mistakes, and lean on each other when challenges arise.
If there’s one thing the past few years have taught me, it’s that the path to success rarely looks how you want it to. View every twist, turn, and setback as an opportunity to learn about yourself and grow professionally. After spending over a decade as a small business owner in the fashion industry, I decided to adopt a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, relocate to Miami, and pursue a career in luxury real estate. While making such major life changes felt daunting at first, it’s become crystal clear that I’m on the right track. Now, I see every deal I close as a reminder that it’s never too late to build a more fulfilling life.
Don’t sell yourself short on what you are capable of achieving, both personally and professionally. Whether it’s securing the sale of a multi-million dollar commercial space or setting a personal best at the gym, you’ve got to see yourself through to the very end. If you trust the process and know your worth, your perseverance will pay off in the end.
Michelle, love having you share your insights with us. Before we ask you more questions, maybe you can take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers who might have missed our earlier conversations?
We’d love to hear the story of how you built up your social media audience?
Are there any books, videos or other content that you feel have meaningfully impacted your thinking?
Maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit is key to finding happiness and success. I’ve made a habit of filling out my Five Minute Journal every morning to start the day in a positive headspace. Even a few short minutes of mindfulness can make a big difference throughout my day. Lately, I’ve been recharging my batteries by listening to One Sotheby’s International Realty’s ‘The New Luxury Podcast’ while I take my dog Lily for her daily walk. If you’re looking for something to read, I highly suggest The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. It’s such a great reminder of why you’ve got to believe in yourself and know your worth.