Putting Fort Lauderdale’s Successful Team Back First — RISMedia

By the time he graduated from the University of Florida at Tampa, Josh Dotoli knew he was an entrepreneur at heart. Having worked with a mentor who managed and rehabilitated properties, he believed real estate was his calling, and he quickly proved the point in his successful first year with a boutique business in Fort Lauderdale.

Recruited four years ago by Compass Real Estate after six years of success with another high-end company, he and his wife, Dayana, whom he had met in the industry, decided to combine their skills in a concerted effort. to grow and grow their business.

Today the Dotoli Groupa data-driven Compass-affiliated team that has grown to 11, is one of the best-selling real estate teams in South Florida, with $150 million in sales and 100 closed deals in 2021 and a passion for team-wide to support the communities they serve.

First on the register is a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Broward County and a commitment to fund and build a new home for a local family in need.

Barbara Pronin: It’s a huge commitment Josh, and we’ll get into the details, but can we start by saying a bit more about your team?

Josh Dotoli: Sure. We are a tight-knit team of 11, with seven of us directly assisting buyers, sellers, investors and tenant clients, and four involved full-time in administration, marketing and customer support.

PA: With such a large team, communication is paramount. How are you going to handle this?

JD: I am in daily contact with all my collaborators, and weekly with the whole team. Fortunately, we have a loyal and collaborative culture, which not only helps us stay productive, but also ensures that our customers can benefit from 24/7 support. You know, in this industry you have to be “active” all the time, and you can sometimes feel a bit isolated. Working together and supporting each other means each of us can have our own life knowing that someone is always there for our customers.

PA: In your opinion, what differentiates the Dotoli group from the competition?

JD: Two or three things, I think. First, we are all experienced high-end professionals, each of us dedicated to caring for our customers. Our clients don’t see us as sellers, but as trusted real estate advisors, and we’re very proud that the lion’s share of the business we do comes to us from repeat and referral clients. Additionally, Compass is an elite brokerage and a premier brokerage in Broward County. So we have many quality resources and a proud reputation behind us.

PA: As your team evolves, Josh, does your leadership role evolve as well?

JD: To some extent, yes. With a fully functional team working to the max, I am now able to do coaching and mentoring, which I really appreciate. It meant a lot to me when I started out and I’m happy to be able to take on this role. Plus, I have a bit more time to strategize and research new ways to grow our business and keep an eye out for investment opportunities.

PA: So why did you decide to support Habitat for Humanity of Broward County?

JD: I love this community. It’s where we live, where we raise our family, where we are proud to serve a real estate clientele. We know how important home ownership is to every family’s future, and Habitat of Broward helps hard-working families achieve that American Dream. They offer a helping hand, not a handout, to families who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work with volunteers to build the house from scratch and get a zero percent mortgage once they learned financial and life skills. training. It’s a concept we really applaud, and we can’t think of a better way to give back.

PA: What is the extent of your team’s involvement?

JD: We’re donating in honor of every customer we serve in 2022, but we’re also ready to roll up our own sleeves and pull out the hammer and nails when it’s time to kick off the build. The finished product, which we hope to complete by the end of the fourth quarter of this year, will be a one-story, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, approximately 1,300 square feet, in a community with two parks and 76 townhouses on nine acres of land. There will be a public dedication ceremony honoring the chosen Broward family when the house is ready to move into.

PA: It’s an awesome project. Congratulations.

JD: Thank you. We are happy to be part of it.

PA: And the team, Josh. Looking to grow in the future?

JD: Not immediately. We set the bar high. But you know there’s always room for the right people.

Here’s a look at one of the luxury properties recently sold by the Dotoli Group in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and how it got listed:

2523 Laguna Terrace
“2523 Laguna Terrace is located in Fort Lauderdale’s most exclusive neighborhood, Harbor Beach. This magnificent gated estate features four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, an office and a three-car garage. It was built in 2015 with a 120ft concrete dock on a wide canal with no fixed bridges and minutes from the ocean, making it a boater’s paradise. Josh Dotoli, DOTOLI Group Director at Compass, represented the buyer in this transaction.

Sold for $9.8 million

4 bedrooms
5.5 Bathrooms

4,913 square feet

Barbara Pronin is editor-in-chief of RISMedia.

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