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  • Chad Carroll, Samantha DeBianchi and Chris Leavitt

    Chad Carroll, Samantha DeBianchi and Chris Leavitt

    Some say the type of real estate reality TV displayed in Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” is completely manufactured, staged and not real at all. This “fairy tale” we watch weekly, displaying mansions that are the equivalent of modern-day palaces straight out of fantasy, show us there is certainly good reason luxury properties are called “dream homes.” In this latest episode, we watch the Three Little Pigs of SoFla RE — Samantha, Chris and Chad — try to help buyers and sellers live the dream while encountering dragons, princesses and trolls along the way.

    Come along with us, suspend a bit of disbelief, and allow us to tell you a story about what we learned this viewing: [more]

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  • Inside “Million Dollar Listing Miami” with Chris Leavitt

    Douglas Elliman broker chats about show’s impact on his life, challenging deals
    July 14, 2014 03:00PM
    Chris Leavitt

    Chris Leavitt

    Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing Miami” premiered last month. In addition to weekly episode recaps, The Real Deal will chat with the brokers featured on the show throughout the first season. The latest cast member to speak with TRD is Chris Leavitt, a broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

    Leavitt, 41, is a 20-year real estate industry veteran who has worked out of Elliman’s Miami Beach office since 2009. One of his most notable South Florida listings is the pending $34 million sale of two triplex penthouses at Ian Schrager’s Residences at the Miami Beach Edition. [more]

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  • Chad Carroll, Samantha DeBianchi and Chris Leavitt

    Chad Carroll, Samantha DeBianchi and Chris Leavitt

    We are onto the third episode of “Million Dollar Listing Miami,” in which Sam, Chris and Chad — the Snap, Crackle and Pop of the Miami real estate scene — help buyers and sellers get the most bang for their buck while keeping it oh-so-classy vs. oh-so-trashy. But hey, you decide. [more]

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  • mdl#3The Three Not-So-Amigos are back in Episode Two of “Million Dollar Listing Miami,” moving and shaking like never before. And by moving and shaking, we are referencing the literal far more than the figurative.

    This show has everything: pasty-clad women, kangaroo-ing, g-strings, hired dancers, divot stomping and the ever-popular after party!

    Here’s what we learned this go-around:

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  • Chad Carroll nabs bigger condo at downtown’s Marquis

    "Million Dollar Listing Miami" star pays $1.2 million for three-bedroom unit
    July 01, 2014 10:30AM
    Chad Carroll

    Chad Carroll

    “Million Dollar Listing Miami” star Chad Carroll upgraded to a bigger condo at the Marquis Residences in downtown Miami, The Real Deal has learned.

    The Douglas Elliman executive vice president paid $1.2 million for a 2,106-square-foot unit on the 46th floor of the 1100 Biscayne Boulevard tower, according to Miami-Dade County records. The county recorded the transaction on Monday. Carroll received a $926,250 loan from Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust for the three-bedroom condo. [more]

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  • What I learned from the “Million Dollar Listing Miami” debut

    Silver foxes, mom jeans and champagne skirts highlight Bravo series premiere
    June 26, 2014 09:45AM
    Chad Carroll, Samantha DeBianchi and Chris Leavitt

    Chad Carroll, Samantha DeBianchi and Chris Leavitt

    Bravo debuted its first episode of “Million Dollar Listing Miami” last night, starring Chris Leavitt, Chad Carroll and Samantha DeBianchi — the “Three’s Company” of South Florida luxury real estate. [more]

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  • “Million Dollar Listing Miami” celebrates series premiere

    Cast members party at South Beach's Pearl at Nikki Beach in advance of June 25 debut
    June 19, 2014 11:15AM
    From left: Chad Carroll, Samantha DeBianchi and Chris Leavitt and Carroll with girlfriend Jen Stone (credit: Francisco Alvarado)

    From left: Chad Carroll, Samantha DeBianchi and Chris Leavitt and Carroll with girlfriend Jen Stone (credit: Francisco Alvarado)

    The stars of the upcoming Bravo reality show “Million Dollar Listing Miami” joined dozens of friends and colleagues on South Beach Wednesday night to celebrate the premiere of the first episode, which airs on June 25.

    As well-heeled party-goers sipped wine and knocked back mojitos, cast members Chad Carroll, Samantha DeBianchi and Chris Leavitt strolled the red carpet and posed for photos inside Pearl at Nikki Beach. [more]

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  • Inside “Million Dollar Listing Miami” with Chad Carroll

    Douglas Elliman broker dishes on reality TV experience, show’s first season
    June 18, 2014 09:45AM
    Chad Carroll

    Chad Carroll

    Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing Miami” premieres June 25. Throughout the first season, The Real Deal will chat with the brokers featured on the show and post weekly episode recaps on our website. The first cast member to speak with TRD is Chad Carroll, an executive vice president at Douglas Elliman. Carroll, 29, joined the brokerage in 2009.

    The interview has been edited for length and clarity. [more]

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  • “Million Dollar Listing Miami” cast unveiled

    Bravo to start airing reality television series in June
    April 08, 2014 03:45PM
    Samantha DeBianchi, Chad Carroll and Chris Leavitt

    Samantha DeBianchi, Chad Carroll and Chris Leavitt

    After months of speculation, Bravo finally revealed the cast of “Million Dollar Listing Miami.”

    The network announced on Tuesday that Samantha DeBianchi and Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Chad Carroll and Chris Leavitt are the three brokers to be featured on the new show, which premiers in June. World of Wonder Productions is the producer of the Miami edition of “Million Dollar Listing.” Bravo is counting on the Miami series to emulate the successful New York and Los Angeles versions. [more]

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  • mdl

    From left: “Million Dollar Listing New York” stars Ryan Serhant, Fredrik Eklund and Luis D. Ortiz, and “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” stars Josh Altman, Madison Hildebrand and Josh Flagg

    The “Million Dollar Listing” world just got a little less exclusive. The Miami real estate market has been invited to join the reality TV show franchise’s ranks with a new series, Bravo announced today. [more]

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