Take 5 | Q & A With Chris Maccarone, Bonita Springs, Florida Managing Broker

This fall, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty welcomed Chris Maccarone as the new managing broker in charge of its Bonita Springs, Florida office. Her real estate career began over 30 years ago in New Jersey, working at her family’s brokerage. A Florida resident since 1998, Chris has managed several real estate offices before her appointment to Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. We were curious to learn a little more about this fabulous addition to our leadership team, so we caught up with Chris for an insightful mini interview.

Q. Who inspires you professionally?

A. With my utmost admiration, I give that recognition to my dad, Samuel Carvelli. He was my mentor and role-model and with whom my life-long career in real estate began with. His work ethics and teachings are at the roots of my professional life. I have his hand-made nameplate on my desk today to always serve as a reminder of that. He was incredible.

Q. Name something on your bucket list.

A. I recently checked off something on my bucket list. A few years ago, my husband and two daughters made a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru. We climbed the famous mountain that you see in all the photos of Machu Picchu. It was such an incredible, awe-inspiring experience that I will never even try to duplicate it. The nature and antiquity, along with the respect of such a natural wonder with its steep height and narrow ledges made it an awesome bucket list item. I still cannot believe I climbed that mountain to the very top!

Q. What is your spirit animal?

A. It would have to be a cat. My family has always owned cats. They are so independent and self-sufficient, yet always available for a hug and a good petting when you want to feel good.

Q. What song is the soundtrack of your life?

A. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.

This song reminds me to be appreciative of the beauty of everyday life. Despite the world’s recent natural disasters, our nation’s political strife and the war-torn turmoil in foreign lands, we need to take time to appreciate and give gratitude to all the goodness that we are blessed with in our lives every day.

Q. What is your favorite restaurant in Naples/Bonita Springs, so far?

A. We are fond of Cooper’s Hawk in Naples. It has a great wine club, fun wine-tasting, a wonderful atmosphere, and the food is just amazing. It’s a great place to meet up with friends.

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