Meet the Stars of 'Million Dollar Listing Miami'
All about top agents Chad Carroll, Chris Leavitt, and Samantha DeBianchi
Bravo is thrilled to expand our hit series Million Dollar Listing to the sunny, cosmopolitan metropolis of Miami. With a booming real-estate market, there's plenty of commissions at stake—and interpersonal drama. Who will be leading the charge when the show premieres June 25 at 9/8c? Meet our new superstar agents below.
Chad Carroll serves as Executive Vice President at luxury real estate powerhouse Douglas Elliman, the largest real estate company on the East Coast. Born and raised in Ohio to a family of doctors, Chad arrived in Miami determined to make a name for himself in the competitive local real estate market. Now a Miami "Power Broker” in every sense of the phrase, Carroll has closed over $200 million in sales since 2011 and was named the company's top broker for the past two years. Known in the industry as "The King of Closing," Chad uses his wealth of experience in finance and contract negotiation to put clients in their dream homes. His "full-service" approach combines selling the Miami lifestyle side-by-side with multi-million dollar properties. Chad's longtime girlfriend, Jen Stone, is a local television lifestyle host and personality who frequently assists Chad with marketing his listings. Always pushing forward, Chad is pursuing opportunities to develop, build and sell his own exclusive residential projects.
Chris Leavitt is one of the top brokers at Douglas Elliman, the largest real estate company on the East Coast. As a teenager growing up in Boston, Chris became interested in the real estate industry when helping his parents select and purchase investment properties in Boston, New York City, and Palm Beach. He even held an internship at the young age of 17 for one of the most acclaimed real estate agencies in Palm Beach. Now with nearly 20 years in luxury real estate, 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. In 2013 alone, Chris sold in excess of $120 million dollars in real estate. Recently, he represented the sale of a triplex penthouse in Miami Beach which sold for $34 million -- the largest condominium sale in the history of Florida and the highest-priced dollar per square foot for an individual condominium. This record sale is one of the many milestones in Chris's career, but he's not ready to rest on his laurels just yet. He continues to look for ways to bring his particular brand of east coast sophistication to the booming South Florida market. Chris' industry accolades and broad range of experience has included his role as Director of Sales for several well-established new developments in New York and South Florida, which he sold out in record time.
Samantha DeBianchi is the founder of DeBianchi Real Estate, one of the top Florida real estate firms, representing a number of athletes, entrepreneurs and investors. Her drive for excellence coupled with her "over-the-top, out-of-the-box thinking" led her to move quickly to the top of the real estate game with $25 million in sales in just three years. Sam's obsession with perfection along with her negotiation skills allows her to raise the bar in the real estate game.
A graduate from Florida Atlantic University at only 20, Samantha earned her MBA from Nova Southeastern by the age of 22. Sam grew up in nearby Ft. Lauderdale, but quickly made a name for herself working in hospitality for the hot Miami nightlife scene, and at 25 she created a college course for Florida International University in their school of hospitality. In addition to her thriving real estate career, Samantha keeps herself busy by spending time with her boyfriend Jeff, reporting as a real estate expert for various TV shows as well as serving as a weekly "real estate advice" columnist for South Florida's Sun Sentinel.
Watch the preview for Season 1 below—and tune in to the series premiere June 25 at 9/8c.