Chris Leavitt: Broker, Douglas Elliman

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Chris Leavitt is one of the top brokers at Douglas Elliman, the largest real estate company on the East Coast. With nearly 20 years in the real estate business, Chris consistently proves to be an exemplary broker, and boasts an impressive record of success in both the South Florida and New York City markets.

Chris rose to stardom on the hit television series Million Dollar Listing Miami and is the only cast member that has remained in the spotlight after the series ended. Chris’ whimsical personality, and extraordinary success in real estate made him the breakout star of the series. In fact, Chris has sold hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate throughout his career, including the sale of a triplex penthouse in Miami Beach, which sold for $34 million—the largest condominium sale in the history of Florida. This record sale is one of the many milestones in Leavitt’s career.

Chris’ ability to relate to a mass audience led him to appear regularly on national television shows as a real estate expert, and he is frequently profiled and quoted in the national media. Chris is a re-occurring guest on Fox Business’ ‘Mornings with Maria,’ a contributing writer to ‘The Street’ and has been recently covered by a long list of top-tier media outlets including: FOX BUSINESS, BLOOMBERG, MIAMI MAGAZINE, TRULIA, THE WRAP, MIAMI HERALD, WALL STREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, REALTOR.COM, INC. MAGAZINE, SUCCESS MAGAZINE, FORBES MAGAZINE, and AUSTRALIA NINE NETWORK.

What do you do best?  

I pride myself on my communication skills. Most people talk and don’t listen but listening is just as important.

What makes you the best?

Perseverance and determination.

How will you stay the best?

Always maintaining a mental and health balance.

Biggest success?

Selling $34 million listing, the largest condominium sale in the history of Florida

What are your aspirations?

Personal: To be in a committed relationship.

Business: To be the #1 real estate agent in Florida.

Most challenging moment?

Picking up the pieces most professionally and personally after September, 11, 2001.

What fascinates you?

The way the real estate market has changed this past year, especially in Miami. It’s truly become a global city

Favorite Motto: 

Work Smart, Not Hard

Favorite People:

Warren Buffett

Favorite Places:

Palm Beach & Palm Springs, CA

Favorite Products:

La Prairie

Current Passions:

Boxing and exploring the best spas in the world