Competitive By Nature, It’s “Game On” with Anthony DiGioia
Written by Allison Parker
Photos by Kelly Klemmensen Photography
Anthony DiGioia is in constant momentum — whether it be in sports or real estate.
Initially from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area, Anthony moved to Charlotte in 2001 when he was 4 years old. Growing up in the Lake Norman Area, he graduated from the Davidson Day School. A natural athlete, Anthony grew up playing football and basketball. His talents earned him a spot with Furman University’s football team. Later, he transferred and graduated from Clemson University in 2019 with a major in finance and real estate and a minor in accounting.
When the graduation cap toss finished at commencement, Anthony knew exactly what field he was going to play on. He promptly obtained his real estate license in 2019 and since then it’s been GAME ON!
Anthony jumped into the business with his father at DiGioia Realty. With his mom running the property management side, the firm is a “one-stop shop” for buyers, sellers and investors, as all bases are covered under one roof.
While some may think it can be difficult working with a parent, especially a dad, Anthony finds it quite the opposite.
Anthony explained, “My father and I have a very unique relationship. When I tell people I work with my dad, most people say that they could never work for their dad. … Even though my father is the BIC and owns/started our firm, we have more of a partner/mentor relationship rather than a boss and employee relationship. I would not have a fraction of the success without leaning on his knowledge and expertise. If a client emailed me a question at 10 p.m. on a Friday, I could call my dad and get the answer so quickly that when I responded to the client, there was no doubt in their mind that I didn’t know the answer. “
Being a numbers guy, DiGioia analyzes his performance stats, such as volume and closings, like a coach with a playbook. With a career volume of 46 closings at $18,025,914 (plus if you include under contract and set to close: 50 closings — $20,604,147), he is bringing his “A” game. His performance has been recognized in 2020 and 2021 as a finalist for the “Normy Award” by Lake Norman Media Group for Best Real Estate Agent and a “Rising Star REALTOR® of Charlotte” by Five Star Professional in 2020 and 2021.
His hard work has garnered him increases over the past three years. In 2019, his first partial year of real estate, he had three closings with a volume of $607,000. In 2021, his first full year of being a licensed REALTOR®, he achieved a volume of $3,885,800 with 13 closings. In 2021, he tracked an 84% increase from 2020’s volume, coming in at $7,134,759 (an increase of 3.25 million!). 2022 is tracking at 22 closings and a volume of over 12,000,000.
A key strength for Anthony is that he is a team player as well as a coach with his clients.
He explains, “I go above and beyond for my clients. I pride myself on having great relationships with my clients — I am never off the clock unless I’m sleeping. I’m also a huge number and strategy guy, from terms in the offer or giving investors a 10-year income analysis on a rental property.”
Anthony loves being in the thick of the game with his clients.
“I love when I am able to exceed my client’s expectations. Using different strategies in repair negotiations, making competitive offers or reviewing offers that come in on a listing, I excel in being able to get the best possible outcome for my client. Phone calls to my client when they are happily surprised that we got $X amount in a repair credit or won a bidding war versus 30 other offers is one of my favorite parts of my job.”
Anthony offered this advice to new agents whose age may be a concern:
“Try to be as attentive and diligent on the phone as possible before meeting a client in person. Utilize past client reviews to lean on and also show potential clients stats to back up the positive reviews. My go-to recently is I was in the top 4% of all agents in the MLS for buy-side volume in 2021.“
When asked about his future plans, Anthony is proactive and noted, “I hope to be in real estate forever and take over DiGioia Realty when my father retires.“
Sports and community service play a big part in Anthony’s life to this day and will always. He loves football so much he was even a quarterback coach at Providence Day School in 2020. As well, he and his family are huge Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Checkers fans. He also supports mental health awareness through Movember. A moving moment where a friend had committed suicide drove Anthony and his Clemson fraternity brothers to start a scholarship fund in honor of Mills Griffin. The link to the site has more information on this wonderful tribute: https://sigmanu.crowdchange.co/25812.