Leaders & Innovators: Broker Showcase

A Day With… Gary DePersia

By HRES Staff Writer - September 27, 2018

If you’re familiar with the real estate scene in the Hamptons, you most likely know Gary DePersia. If not, you’d recognize him and his listings. You’ve seen him guiding TV viewers around the area’s finest homes, read about his views and client properties in the news, and seen his prolific ad campaigns. A market leader out East for more than 20 years, Gary is respected by peers and clients alike for his know-how and track record. The number three broker in the Hamptons at The Corcoran Group, and a top producer in the country year after year, he has participated in over $2 billion in real estate transactions from Southampton to Montauk and Sagaponack to Shelter Island. On the rare occasion for downtime, Gary can be found windsurfing in the Hamptons, on the slopes in Aspen or heli-skiing the mountains of British Columbia.   

Current Status: Broker at The Corcoran Group

Name Your Happy Place: First run early morning top to bottom on Spar Gulch on Aspen Mountain

Phrases Most Used In Real Estate: We want to sell, but we’re not desperate

Greatest Achievement: Being named by WSJ as #4 broker in the country

Dream Vacation: Helicopter skiing in British Columbia then flying to the Caribbean to windsurf

Any Regrets: Did not go into real estate sooner

Your Mantra: Don’t give up until you give yourself a chance to be successful

Your Second Act: I’m in my second act

Proudest Moment: Seeing my son make partner at William Morris Endeavor

Mentor/Muse: So fortunate to have had many throughout my life; impossible to choose just one

Favorite Home Type: Traditional to Transitional

Current Mood: Optimistic

Greatest Extravagance: Apple strudel with real whipped cream at Bonnie’s (Aspen, CO); those who have had it will understand

Favorite Dish: Tuna tartare with avocado

Favorite Movie: The Godfather

Favorite Book: Bill Bryson’s One Summer America 1927

Favorite Season: Winter 

Coffee or Tea: Coffee. Strong and lots of it.

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