Tony R. D’Agostino, Realtor – Dickens Mitchener – Charlotte, NC Is Re-Defining What It Means to Be a Full-Service Agent in this month’s Unconventional Agent!
Written by: Heather Pluard
Putting on white gloves and rolling out the red carpet is the standard operating procedure for Tony D’Agostino. With discounted brokerages popping up more frequently in the Charlotte area, this resourceful REALTOR® is redefining what it means to be a full-service agent.
“I’m like C.S.I. when I walk into a home,” Tony says. “I’m not afraid to get into attics and crawl spaces and see what’s going on. Since North Carolina is a ‘buyer-beware’ state, due diligence is vital – but decisions often need to be made quickly because of our low-inventory environment. I thoroughly investigate each property and make sure my clients are well informed about the costs they can expect after closing. For example, if I see cupping on the wood floors, it could be a sign of a moisture problem. The goal isn’t to deter the buyer; it’s to make sure they’re ultimately happy with their decision.”
Sellers get top-shelf treatment from Tony, too. “I love getting houses prepared for market,” he says. “To get the most money for my clients, it’s crucial their property hits the market looking its best. I’ll help with staging and do all those handyman repairs that people typically need, like replacing caulk and power washing the driveway. If I need to make beds or get my leaf blower out, that’s what I’ll do to make sure the house is ready to rock & roll for showings.”
Tony is an award-winning, top-producing REALTOR®/Broker with a career volume of more than $22-million. He is Quality Service Certified and a Weichert Relocation Certified Specialist. Prior to real estate, he studied business management at Western Carolina University and helped his father start I.P. Innovations Financial Services. Tired of sitting behind desks all day, Tony decided to pursue a career where he could still help people maximize their assets while also being out and about. Real estate was a natural transition for this high-energy problem solver.
“I’ve loved architecture for as long as I can remember,” Tony says. “And I grew up woodworking with my grandfather, who taught me a lot of the handyman skills I have today. I liked working in finance with my dad, but I’ve always wanted a more hands-on career. On New Year’s Eve 2007, I had an epiphany that I should get into real estate. I got my license in 2008 right when the market crashed. But, I’m not a quitter, and I found a way to survive until we saw the market fully recover in 2013. I joined Dickens Mitchener & Associates in 2015, and I haven’t looked back since!”
With 12 years of real estate experience, Tony prides himself on both his knowledge base and his customer service. “The key is to listen to what clients want out of their transactions and meet their needs,” he explains. “I love helping people find the right home where they can create memories, and I give everyone the same level of exceptional service regardless of their price-point. It’s my job to alleviate stress and add as much value as humanly possible.”