If you are a person of character, integrity, and honesty, you can do really well in this space.– Eric Sztanyo
How to Balance Being a Real Estate Agent and Investor While Keeping Your Marriage, Faith, and Family Intact w/ Eric Sztanyo
With so many people out there bragging about their wealth, lifestyle, and real estate conquests, it can be difficult as a new investor or agent to find your place. So often, people see what others are doing and feel that they need to do that too.
But luckily, there are many ways to get where you want to be in the real estate business. You can do things your way, without having to compromise your family, lifestyle, or moral compass.
Today, Eric is going to share with us how he has built his business from the ground up, always keeping his great, great, grandson in mind.
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Eric has been a Carrot member for awhile now and we are so excited by what he has been able to achieve in such a short amount of time. His story is extremely relatable, especially to those who are new in the game.
Today, we are going to dive into his struggles, how he grew as an agent and investor, and the decisions he’s made to intentionally craft his business so that he is in control and not the other way around.
The Place Where Faith and Real Estate Meet
Eric’s faith is something that is very important to him. Building wealth and collecting assets always seemed greedy. It made him feel as if he was going against the things he had been taught.
At one point, he thought the flashy lifestyle seemed appealing, but he quickly learned, that isn’t the version of himself that he wanted to be. However, one day he had an epiphany. He realized that he was good at generating leads. And by doing what he was good at, he was fulfilling his purpose.
If we were created in God’s image, God worked. And by doing so, we are honoring our creator. Once Eric mastered this mindset, it no longer was about greed. His work became worship and everything began to fall into place.
The Best of Both Worlds
For the past few years now, you’ve heard us talk about being hybrid. Real Estate Agents should also be investors, and investors should also go out there and get licensed. It’s about serving sellers better, giving them options, and letting them choose the right one for their situation.
Eric is an agent who also invests in Cincinnati-area real estate. He is able to serve sellers better by providing them with options, and his first-hand knowledge of the local market is a great asset for those ready to buy.
The best part is, he is no longer kicking leads to the curb. He is able to capitalize on more leads by offering a number of great solutions for those who are ready to sell.
It’s About Much More Than Your 80-Year Lifespan
Eric is a family man. He has 5 kids aged 10 and under who keep him on his toes. A mentor once asked him if he had ever thought about his great, great, grandson, and that question alone made Eric realize he wanted to leave behind a legacy.
He wanted to provide for his family in a way that would not only benefit them today but for generations to come. After bouncing around in different careers, once Eric discovered real estate, he knew it was going to help him build something real for the generations that come after him.
Eric has discovered a way to have it all. When you hear stories like his, it makes it impossible to feed yourself any more excuses about not having the time.. With a busy family, career, and lifestyle, Eric has been able to rise up, stand out, and help more people than other agents in his area.
In just 3 years, he has become one of the most trusted agents in his market, with nowhere to go but up.
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