As first-time home buyers in a competitive market, we knew we wanted to work with someone we could trust to give us honest opinions and valuable insight. We were new to the process and looking for a lot of guidance when it came to neighborhoods, floor plans, lenders, inspections, etc. Throughout our home-buying process with Carmen and his team, we were never lacking answers.

Carmen heard us and understood exactly what we were looking for and was always candid and transparent- which we greatly appreciated and helped our decision-making process. We always had an endless list of questions for him, none of which were unanswered. We knew that when our offer was accepted, there were still quite a few hurdles to jump through to get to closing. But they never felt like hurdles in the end because Carmen and his team made the process extremely efficient and seamless. He helped us navigate the inspection and appraisal process to get us to an amazing end point.

We are very proud of our first home, which we could not have secured without the help of Carmen and his team. We know we have a trusted ally as we continue in our new home process and lean on his endless list of resources. We look forward to working with Carmen again for many years to come, and have (and will continue to) enthusiastically refer him to anyone we know that is entering the buying/selling process.

Clay & Caroline Williams 
M-Streets East

It is my sincere pleasure to recommend Carmen DiPenti as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home, in this crazy market now more than ever. We were comfortable in our small one-bedroom apartment until COVID-19 forced everyone to start working from home. We were still fine for a while working in the kitchen and dining room, but at a certain point we just needed more space.

Carmen listened to our needs regarding our specific needs and preferences, and desired area, as well as our budgetary limitations.  He immediately gave us access to the portal and added me to a mailing list for homes that fit all of my individual criteria.  He did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs.

A master with the contract negotiations, Carmen came up with a deal that was good for us, that the seller was willing to accept.  His recommendation for an inspector was extremely valuable as well, and I feel like throughout the negotiations he fought harder for me than I was fighting myself.  I wouldn’t dare have anyone but Carmen represent me.

We found Carmen to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were his only clients, although we know that was not the case. He was hyper attentive and supporting throughout the entire process before, during, and even after the sale. We never felt neglected or unimportant. He is also highly personable with an engaging personality.  I have already recommended Carmen to one of my friends who was looking to purchase and would strongly recommend him to anyone else in DFW.  Carmen can’t be beat!

Brennan Davis
East Dallas

Carmen DiPenti and his colleagues, especially Frances, at Compass are terrific at what they do.  Carmen recently arranged to sell our condo before it was even listed and at full ask price.  Carmen was able to leverage his experience and contacts within the marketplace to find a ready, willing, and able buyer.  From deciding to sell through the consummation of the sale contract, Carmen patiently answered questions and provided thoughtful and really helpful advice.  For instance, he gave great advice on how we could work with our tenants as we transitioned to readying the condo for sale.  When an unexpected repair issue just before sale, Carmen researched the options and piloted the resolution.  He made the entire process so much less daunting that it otherwise might have been.  We are really grateful that our friends told us about Carmen after they had such a smooth experience with him selling their home over three years ago.  Carmen is very good at what he does.

Bob Goldberg & Doug Dorey

Tom and I met Carmen at an open house one day about 7 years ago. We had been looking to downsize and move closer to the city. When we met Carmen and chatted for quite a while, we realized how dedicated he was to his clients. We decided to use Carmen as the realtor to sell our house in the Lake Highlands Area.

Carmen did a great job, particularly from a communications standpoint and following up on details. While he demonstrated professionalism, he was also very caring and personable. We did decide to lease a condo but always kept Carmen on our minds.

Now today, six years of living in a condo we decided to purchase a town home in a different neighborhood and needed more space particularly for grandchildren. No hesitation on our part to engage Carmen! As usual, it has been a great experience, particularly in todays market. He and his assistant Frances took care of basically everything and made our job much easier!

I have referred Carmen in the past and will continue to refer him to friends or family that might be needing his services. Once you meet Carmen—you will be hooked and not regret your choice for an amazing realtor.

Tom & Dabney Dwyer
N. Oak Cliff

When we met Carmen we were in the 13th month of unsuccessful house hunting, we were so tired and leery of working with another “agent”. After a productive, uplifting conversation with Carmen, we knew we were in good hands. Carmen is one of a kind, and definitely on top of his game. He is thoughtful and gets to know his clients so that he may provide them with fitting properties to view. He is always on point and truly listens to what you have to say.

Meeting & working with Carmen was one of the best decisions we made. He is absolutely the most genuine, honest, hardest working agent in the city. In the shortest amount of time we found the perfect home. He walked us through each step throughly and informed us of what was going on at every turn. He and his team set up the easiest timeline in their client portal with dates and deadlines to remember. He & his team also offer dependable contacts for everything, from Home Warranty to Repair Services to Housekeepers, they cover all the bases.

Carmen is someone you can depend on and makes home buying joyful. He and his team are knowledgeable and always on point to answer any question or concern. Not to mention his email newsletters are on point, offering current real estate facts, ideas, and fun places to grab a bite.

We will always recommend the DiPenti Team to anyone in need of a fabulous agent.

Kevin & Shea

We got to know Carmen while visiting several of open houses in his portfolio over the years.  He always seemed to be the perfect blend of likable and professional.  The more we talked to him, his expertise and passion for real estate really impressed.  When it came time for us to put our own home on the market, we definitely wanted to partner with Carmen.  That turned out to be a very good decision.

While we’ve bought and sold several houses over the years, working with Carmen exceeded our previous experiences and expectations for the sale. We relied on him to set a sale priced based on his experience, which turned out to be quite a bit higher than our own thoughts of the market.  Supported with exceptional professional photography, Carmen worked hard on creating a compelling marketing story with thoughtful and strategic descriptions showcasing all the home’s features and upgrades.

We teased Carmen that he’s the James Brown of Real Estate – the hardest working man in the business.  He worked through three different buyers and their agents, trying to close on accepted contracts in very difficult market and financial conditions during this Pandemic.  We trusted him completely.  Through his expertise and hard work it resulted in a sale slightly above list price!  Carmen absolutely earned our highest recommendation.

Robb & Aimee Hicks

My family and I have now trusted Carmen to lead us through the journey of selling and buying twice.  We hope to not move again for a very long time but if we do he will be our choice the third time around as well.

He was very patient and helped us as we looked at multiple houses and explored several different neighborhoods.  Then after all of this we decided to switch gears and build!  Carmen didn’t miss a beat.  He became our go between with the builder, helped us make decisions that could potentially impact resale value in the future and in general was there to support us in any way we needed.

He also helped us get above market value for the home we were in and he and his team helped us find a nice interim place to live while the home was being built.

We cannot think of anybody else that we would rather work with.  Carmen and his team are second to none.  Not only is he our agent but we also consider him a friend.

The Elder Family
Celina, TX

Working with Carmen was wonderful as he gave us incredible insight and guidance as we were buying our first home. He was consistent and supportive, always taking time to answer any questions we had no matter the time of the day, showing his drive, passion, and respect for his clients. He always went above and beyond for us, and his knowledge and experience were invaluable for helping us navigate the difficult terrain of finding and purchasing our first home!

There is no one out there who works harder, gives more to their clients, or is as helpful and honest as Carmen Dipenti. His keen eye and depth of knowledge during the home buying process helped us at every turn and his reassurance helped keep us at ease during a stressful time. Working with him was also fun and enjoyable since he had such a deep understanding of what we liked, what we wanted, and our future goals as a family.

I would absolutely recommend Carmen to anyone looking for a fantastic realtor who was invaluable throughout the entire home buying process and have already recommended him to friends and family!

Nicholas & Kathleen Moody
(Plano, TX)

My wife and I have worked with Carmen as both buyers and sellers, and there are myriad reasons we’ve continued the relationship.  Above all,  Carmen is the consummate professional.  He knows his market, is great with his communication, and is confident in his ability to provide the best product.  The buying and selling process is one of the more challenging ventures people can undertake, but Carmen makes it much easier with his approach.  More than anything, the best compliment we can give Carmen is that we wouldn’t hesitate for a second to refer or recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Luke & Liesl Hlavacek
Dallas, TX

Carmen made me feel like I was his only and most important customer at all times. He made me feel at ease during a very stressful time and coached me through every step of the way. I felt he genuinely wanted to take care of me and had my best interest in mind. 10/10 I would recommend a family member or friend to work with Carmen.

CJ Billera

If you’re thinking about buying a house, you should get Carmen on your side.  His dedication and knowledge got us a house that we still can’t believe is our own.  His availability allowed us to be the most competitive in a very competitive market, many times viewing houses the first night they were available.  Carmen’s flexibility made the demanding and stressful process of buying a house manageable; we never felt like we were overwhelmed by any part of the process.  Not only is Carmen an astute professional, he also has a network of others who clearly value their quality of service.  This allowed us to have an end-to-end seamless experience for the multitude of inspectors, financiers, and other individuals that were required.  We absolutely would and already do recommend Carmen to our friends and family.

Kyle Stanley & Jessica Lesser
Arlington, TX

I felt I was on to someone I could trust the minute I met Carmen at a random open house… the way he communicated and his expertise and knowledge of the market quickly became apparent.  He proved himself invaluable once I had communicated what we were looking for.  When he got back to me with an idea or opportunity, he listened well and helped me an my wife consider the opportunity and refine our focus.  Ultimately, he helped us find and purchase exactly what we had hoped for and gave us the confidence to move quickly and negotiate a “win/win” for us and the Seller.  I look forward to recommending Carmen and his team’s services to friends and family in the future.

Bill & Suzan Guthrey

Working with Carmen was an absolute joy.  We were initially trying to find a house that checked all our boxes but there was nothing out there that we could see ourselves purchasing. We eventually settled on a plot in our desired location to build a home. My husband a I were extremely nervous about the whole process as this was unfamiliar territory to us.

However Carmen literally held our hand through the whole process. He attended every single meeting we had with our Architect/Builder.  Now this is something he really didn’t need to do. It was a great security blanket to have him there, as we trusted him implicitly. He sought out answers to all our silly questions and even took it upon himself to communicate with the builder. So we really Thank you for that.

Carmen also managed to sell our home during the COVID 19 pandemic! Again, my husband and I were both nervous during this time period, but Carmen reassured us that there would still be buyers out there.   He was right yet again and we had a very smooth transaction with our buyers.

If you have the pleasure of working with Carmen, he will make the whole process as stress free as he possibly can.I particularly loved the fact that we were able to contact him any day and at ridiculous hours of the evening. He goes out of his way to let you know he’s there for you.

We would definitely without a shadow of a doubt turn to Carmen again if we need his services in the future.

And we would most certainly be recommending him to our friends.

James & Neena Watts
Preston Hollow

Being a first time home buyer, during Covid, I was very nervous. The world seemed to be completely shut down and I felt so lost in the process. Carmen came in and shined a light on what was best for me. He seamlessly guided me through one of the biggest decisions I’ve ever made. Not only is Carmen incredibly knowledgeable but he is also compassionate. Carmen took his time and patience to make sure I received everything I needed. Thank you Carmen, you are the best!!!

Sara Hovis
Preston Hollow

I recently had the pleasure of working with Carmen for the purchase of my new condo in Preston Hollow. Carmen’s display of professionalism and knowledge during the homebuying process was invaluable. I live out of state and due to Covid restrictions I was unable to travel to Texas. It was reassuring to have a realtor with Carmen is expertise. His attention to detail me the remote transaction effortless. I would highly recommend Carmen.

Tracy Hovis
Preston Hollow

Carmen is our go to for all real estate needs and questions (Home buying/selling, leasing, and land). Recently Carmen sold our house in Argyle in one week. He is knowledgeable, dependable and his attention to detail is incredible. You won’t find a better agent. Thank you Carmen for everything.

Mark & Elisa Waugh
East Dallas

My husband and I have used Carmen for 4 transactions thus far (one buy, two sells, and a lease). He is our realtor for life. There are some people who are good at details and organization, but may fall short on the communication or “people” side of things. Then there are some who are good with the people and customer service, but may lack in attention to details or the cumbersome paperwork side of real estate. Carmen is rare in that he embodies both sides of the coin. Real estate can be a stressful process as a client- its a large monetary transaction, complicated with lots of moving parts, and often has many natural bumps along the way. Carmen strives to make sure his people don’t feel any of this and has been successful 4 times out of 4 for us.  We need to come up with a new word other than “recommendation,” as it really doesn’t convey how much we would love others to experience him for themselves. He has our absolute highest recommendation. Please feel free to reach out to me if you’d like to discuss our experience(s) with him and his Team, or would like to go over specific examples.

Robb & Scott Sames
Uptown Dallas

Carmen helped us buy our first house and we can’t recommend him enough! He made the whole buying process so much better for us and was very enjoyable to work with. If you’re looking for someone extremely honest, hardworking, and reliable, this is your realtor. We can’t wait to work with him again in the future, and we will definitely be recommending him to our family and friends.

Chase & Lainey Summers
East Dallas


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