We had the good fortune of connecting with Enzo Fiore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Enzo, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Since I was a kid, I have always had the desire to be an entrepreneur. When I was 13, I made a powerpoint sales pitch and presented it to my parents on why we should move to LA (at the time for entertainment). 2 years later, we moved to LA from Boston. This proved to me that with proper preparation and a great mindset, anything is possible. No goal is ever too big.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I was lucky enough to get into the luxury real estate business in Los Angeles at the age of 15. An agent took a chance on me and let me intern for her, and I ended up getting hired as an assistant which led to being director of operations for her team. When I turned 19, I decided to venture out and become a licensed agent. The first year in the business, I got my first 2 listings, one for $50 million and one for $10 million. Although I didn’t end up selling either, the exposure and learning experience was life changing. Even after all this time (22 yrs old now) I still face an enormous amount of rejection and still have a long way to go to get where I want to be. I actually picked two of the hardest businesses – real estate and music, but I know that with consistency, persistence, and mindset, anything and everything is possible.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First, I’d have to kick off the trip with a bang in Santa Monica. I’d definitely show them Bungalow on the water, Elephante, and the Victorian. Then – I’d probably have a beach day in Malibu and enjoy the scenery. For dinner, I’d do Ysabel or Soho House, and end the night at Hyde or Nightingale.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate and attribute most of my success so far to my dad. My Dad has always been there to guide me, and he has always believed in whatever it was that I decided to do. In time where I struggled and still do struggle, he always gives me advice, and even though I hate to admit sometimes, he is ALWAYS right.