With a background as a corporate executive responsible for real estate investments, wholesale and retail trade & finance, Dominic deFazio made the move in 1981 to the field he enjoyed most, becoming a real estate broker. His firm, Dominic deFazio and Associates, quickly grew to become one of the leading creative boutique realty companies in Old Pasadena, and – along with his soon-to-be wife, Hem Young de Fazio, – the business thrived.
In 1991 Dominic deFazio and Associates merged with Podley, Caughey & Doan to form a company that by mid-1998 had caught the eye of Coldwell Banker. After the CB buy-out, the deFazios remained an integral part of the company until 2014. Most recently, the deFazios have joined deasy/penner&partners to continue their unique marketing concept The de Fazio Experience – a new approach to real estate sales and service.
Over the years, Dominic has served as president of the 1,200-member Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors, and sat on the Associations Board of Directors for five years, as well as on the board of the California Association of Realtors.
In 2005, Dominic successfully completed an extensive series of programs and courses in order to gain one of the most respected and relevant designations in real estate business management, that of CRB (Certified Real Estate Business Manager), becoming one of only 7,000 members worldwide.
Pasadena property owners, media representatives and fellow Realtors often seek his advice as he is known to have great knowledge of the real estate process and is extremely generous in giving of that knowledge.