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The 608 Team Spotlight: Dominic Colosimo

November 18, 2022

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Founders of The 608 Team, a boutique real estate company based in Madison, WI. We help wonderful people (like you!) realize their real estate dreams, beyond what they may have thought possible.

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Hey, I’m Dominic Colosimo! Co-founder and CEO of The 608 Team. I was born and raised in a suburb of Cleveland. I am part of a very large Italian family, rooted in Ohio! I went to Purdue University, and graduated with a degree in business management, before moving to Madison. I am passionate about helping my real estate clients go beyond what they thought possible with their real estate goals. I take the time to learn about their lives and goals, and customize a plan for them, whether it is to buy, sell or invest. I have a particular passion for investing in real estate, and love helping people realize their income potential through rentals.

My first real estate purchase

Back in 2009, I purchased my first home during the Great Recession. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, but figured, what the heck? I needed a place to live. So I bought a condo that had a skyline view of Chicago. Little did I know, that would set me on a trajectory for a career in real estate. I moved for my corporate job during this time, and kept this property for another year as a rental. What started as a foreclosure turned into a profit of $120,000. I took that profit and wrote a check to Sallie Mae for $88,000, paying off my student loan debt. I was now debt free aside from my mortgage.

As I moved around city to city, I accumulated more rental properties, and my portfolio grew from there. This slow and steady accumulation of properties increased my interest in real estate, and inspired me to start my own business so I could help others buy, sell, build and invest. I started DC Home Heroes with RE/MAX® in 2016.

A love story, and a new business!

In 2018, I met my future wife, Ellie, at a RE/MAX® event, and I proposed to her during our family’s Thanksgiving dinner in 2019! In June 2020, Ellie and I decided to combine our real estate companies into one team, now The 608 Team. We got married in October 2020, on Ellie’s grandparents’ 70th wedding anniversary. Since then, our team has continued to grow. We love serving and giving back to our Madison community, and helping our own team members thrive in the real estate industry as well.

In my spare time, you will find me spending time with Ellie and our friends and family, boating, and traveling to new locations as much as we can. In the winter, we enjoy skiing, snowboarding and cheering on the Packers! We love our time in Madison most though. Checking out local restaurants and venues as well as our parks, arboretum, and supporting local venues, farmers markets, and small businesses.

Fun Fact:

My grandfather was my best friend. He gave me my first job and encouraged me to do well in business, school and finance at a very young age. I wanted to be just like him, debit card and all. At 13, he opened my first checking account with me and I demanded an ATM card because I thought ATM’s were so cool when they first were popular. To this day, I still have that card with his name on it as a reminder of him and to keep his memory and guidance alive and close to my heart every day.

Fav Madison Hangout:

Memorial Union…arriving by boat only 🙂

Education:

Purdue University, business management

To learn more about our entire 608 Team, click here.

Searching for a REALTOR® in Madison, or interested in real estate investment? Contact Dominic today!

Wedding Photos by Maison Meredith Photography and Twig and Olive.

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