Perdure “Coach” Carter, CEO and Managing Broker
David L. Thomas, Broker
Dream Spots Leasing and Sales
Perdure “Coach” Carter, a former gym teacher and football coach, brings his passion for helping people to real estate. Carter, CEO and managing broker of Dream Spots Leasing and Sales, is joined in the business by David L. Thomas, a broker whose love of the real estate game gives him a natural high. Thomas previously worked as a financial advisor for more than a decade, a background he leverages when leading a couple into their first home or assisting a client with a $10 million project.
“Teamwork makes ‘Dream’ work,” is Carter’s motto. Carter and Thomas are realistic and they know the industry has its ups and downs. But it’s their ability to bounce back from downfalls that keeps them successfully in the game. “It’s important to grow at all times, no matter what you go through,” Thomas says.
Thomas typically works with investors, buyers and sellers in Chicagoland. Carter is primarily a listing agent, working with sellers and specializing in portfolio investors. His charm and knowledge has led him from the small $50,000 flip to a 60-plus unit, $8 million sale. In the past year, he sold a property in Hyde Park with more than 50 units, and with his team, leased it out entirely.
Carter is most proud of Dream Spot’s growth. “Year-to-date overall production of my company is up in excess of 50 percent,” he says. “I got creative and hired lots of outside help.” Thomas’s proudest moment came this past year after he helped a private investor earn more than $500,000 in profits on the sale of four properties. “I won’t lie — it was a challenge,” he says. “I facilitated the acquisitions of the properties, I advised and coached on the specifics of the renovation of the properties, and ultimately I assisted with the end sale of the properties.”
Carter and Thomas have earned a multitude of awards; they are both 2017 Chicago Association of Realtors Top 1 Percent Producers and recipients of the Platinum Dream Spot’s Producer of the Year award.