The iCandy Realty Fix & List Model with Steve Budzik

 

The iCandy Realty Fix & List Model with Steve Budzik

 

Guest: Steve Budzik is the managing broker & founder of iCandy Realty, a Boutique Real Estate Brokerage in Mokena, IL serving the greater Chicago Real Estate Market.  Steve is also an accomplished high volume fix & flip investor.  Long time listeners will remember Steve’s past REI Diamonds episode where we discussed high dollar house flipping.

 

Big Idea: Steve developed the fix & list program to help his brokerage sell houses faster & at a higher price.  The experience and contacts he developed flipping houses has dovetailed neatly into this new program.  Steve has built both his brokerage & real estate investing business with a priority on high level service to the market place over high volume advertising.  Our conversation begins with Steve’s evolution to the fix & list business model, his views on how to mitigate risk both as an investor and as a real estate agent, as well as a few reasons he believes every real estate agent should offer a program like this.  Let’s begin:

 

    

Dan Breslin: Welcome to the REI Diamond Show. I’m your host Dan Breslin and this is episode 199 on the iCandy Realty fix and flip model with Steve Budzik. If you’re into building wealth through real estate investing, you are in the right place. My goal is to identify high-caliber real estate investors and other industry service providers, inviting them on the show, and then draw out the jewels of wisdom. Those tactics, mindsets, and methods, used to create millions of dollars more in the business of real estate.

Steve Budzik is the managing broker and founder of iCandy Realty. A boutique real estate brokerage in Mokena, Illinois, serving the greater Chicago real estate market. Steve is also an accomplished high-volume fix and flip investor. Long-time listeners will remember Steve’s past REI Diamonds episode where we discussed his high-dollar house flipping strategy. Since then, Steve has developed the fix and list program to help his brokerage sell houses faster and at a higher price. The experience and contacts he developed flipping houses along the way have dovetailed neatly into this new program. Steve has built both his brokerage and real estate investing business with a priority on high-level service to the marketplace over high-volume advertising. Our conversation begins with Steve’s evolution into the fix and flip business model, his views on how to mitigate risk both as an investor and as a real estate agent, as well as a few reasons he believes every real estate agent should offer a program like this. Let’s begin. All right, cool. Welcome back, Steve. How are you doing today?

Steve Budzik: Good, good. Thanks for having me on the show, Dan.

Dan: Yeah. Absolutely. I guess it’s been maybe what? 2017 or something like that? Maybe in 2016? One of the early guests of the REI Diamond Show is returning.

Steve: Yeah. Absolutely, man. I love it. I love it.

 

Episode Sponsored by the Deal Machine:

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Resources mentioned in this episode:

http://www.SteveBudzik.com

http://www.iCandyRealty.com

 

Steve & I Discuss the Fix & List Real Estate Brokerage Model:

  • Generating Faster Sales & Higher Prices (& Higher Commission!)

  • How to Generate 80% of Business from REFERRALS

  • Landlords Using the Fix & List Program

  • Listing a Property Per Week with NO Ad Spend


    

Relevant Episodes: (There are 199 Content Packed Interviews in Total)

 

The transcript of this episode can be found here.
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How to Invest in a Franchise Business with Jon Ostenson

 

How to Invest in a Franchise Business with Jon Ostenson

 

Guest: Jon is a consultant, investor, author, and international speaker specializing in the area of non-food franchising. Having served as the President of an Inc. 500 franchise system and now as a multi-brand franchisee, himself, Jon is uniquely positioned to educate others on franchising and franchise selection. In addition to serving as the CEO of FranBridge Consulting, Jon oversees FranBridge Capital where he and his partners own multiple service franchises.

 

Big Idea: Real Estate investors rely on the next deal in order to remain profitable.  With the tightening of the real estate market over the past 2 years and deals becoming harder to find, some investors are turning to franchise business ownership.  Jon & I discuss opportunity for consistent cash flow by investing in non-food franchise businesses.

 

 

    

Dan Breslin: Welcome to The REI Diamond Show. I’m your host, Dan Breslin. And this is Episode 197 on how to invest in a franchise business with Jon Ostenson. If you’re into building wealth through real estate investing, you are in the right place. My goal is to identify high-caliber real estate investors and other industry service providers, invite them on the show, and then draw all out Jewels of Wisdom, those tactics mindsets, and methods used to create millions of dollars or more in the business of the real estate.

So today’s guest, Jon, is a consultant, investor, author, and international speaker specializing in the area of non-food franchising. Having served as the President of an Inc. 500 franchise system, and now as a multi-brand franchisee himself, Jon is uniquely positioned to educate others on franchising and franchise selection. In addition to serving as the CEO of FranBridge Consulting Jon oversees Franbridge Capital where he and his partners actually own and operate multiple service franchises.

So today’s episode is a little bit of a different avenue than we normally go. But it ties in because real estate investors like me and you, rely on the next deal in order to remain profitable. I’m always hunting for the next deal. I’m sure you know the feeling. And with the tightening of the real estate market over the past two years and deals becoming harder to find, some real estate investors are turning to franchise business ownership. Jon and I discussed an opportunity to get consistent cash flow by investing in these non-food franchise businesses.

We also discussed Jon’s building of a portfolio of franchise businesses. The reasons why exiting, meaning, selling a franchise business is often more profitable and much easier than exiting a business that you’ve constructed yourself and why you should run from food franchise business models. Normally, what most people think of when you hear the word franchise. Please enjoy this conversation with Jon Ostenson.

 

Episode Sponsored by the Deal Machine:

Driving for Dollars Software to Build a Team of Drivers, Manage Routes, & Even Automate Marketing.  Free Access at  http://REIDealMachine.com/

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

www.FranBridgeConsulting.com

 

Jon & I Discuss How to Invest in a Franchise Business:

  • Building a Portfolio of Franchise Businesses

  • Franchise Business Exit-there are a Pool of Qualified Buyers

  • Opportunities that Require Just 10-15 Hrs to Run

  • Why to RUN from Food Franchise Businesses


    

Relevant Episodes: (There are 197 Content Packed Interviews in Total)

 

The transcript of this episode can be found here.
Transcripts of all episodes can be found here.

Driving Huge-No Cost Traffic from Google with Kris Reid

Kris & I Discuss:

  • SEO Strategy to Drive Traffic

  • Identifying the Quality Provider

  • Make Your Website Pay for the SEO Service


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Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

www.ArdorSEO.com/reidiamonds

 

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Scaling Your Business through A Players with Mike Matalone

Mike & I Discuss:

  • Definition of an “A” Player

  • System for Attracting & Onboarding Talent to Stay

  • How to Make Better Hires

  • Training for the job hired is a Mistake…


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Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

www.XP3Talent.com

 

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How to Succeed in Business WITHOUT Sacrificing you Family, Health, or Life with David Finkel

David & I Discuss:

  • Time/Effort Economy vs Value Economy

  • Finding Leverage Points in Your Business

  • Leveraging an Assistant properly

  • The Freedom Formula-Scaling Your Business


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Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

www.MauiMastermind.com

 

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