Agent Snapshot: Leland DiMeco, Owner and Principal Broker, Boston Green Realty

Leland DiMeco

Leland DiMeco

What was your first job in the realty industry? Project managing a construction project for a single-family home.

Where did you grow up? Quincy, Mass.

Growing up, what did you want to be? Business owner.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Exercise and spend quality time with family and friends.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Nikola Tesla, because of his understanding of electricity and how to generate it and distribute it freely. Interesting guy that was way ahead of his time.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Home!

What do you love most about the industry? It’s never the same, always changing and challenging. Sky’s the limit!

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Specializing in high performance homes, green construction and the understanding of the emerging green industry.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Working with other agents.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Where don’t I go?

What has been your greatest accomplishment? It’s in the making…developing a mix-use 42-unit passivhaus apartment project in Boston. It will be the third of its kind in the U.S., and first in Boston. If all goes to plan it will be a net-zero energy building.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Seriously? I love a lot of movies, but if I had to pick out the last good movie I would say it was Lone Survivor. It was well written and directed. Solid movie, great story about an American hero.

What is your favorite restaurant? Parish Cafe.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Boston? The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum by Willard T. Sears, 1903. Everytime I go in there it still blows me away.

Second is Boston’s Trinity Church, designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, 1877. So incredible.

What kind of car do you drive? Diesel ML320.

Smartphone or paper? iPhone, duh.

What is your favorite city after Boston? New York.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Have savings, be patient, listen and then speak.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Waze – it helps me beat the traffic!

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