Living the American Dream with Ryan Zolin and Steve Trang E13
Steve and Ryan both have very interesting stories and backgrounds that led them to careers in real estate. They both feel that they are living the American dream and blazing their own paths, but Steve literally started his journey by being born in a refugee camp in Italy after his Chinese parents had escaped from China to Vietnam and then were picked up by an Italian navy ship after leaving Vietnam by boat.
Not to be upstaged, Ryan has his own trailblazing story of choosing to forego college to instead go to real estate school and become a real estate agent at 18 years old! Fast forward 4 years and he is leading one of the most successful real estate teams in the valley and also building a profitable wholesale business.
You will not want to miss this episode. The camaraderie between the two is great and hearing their passion for what they do and constantly looking to grow and achieve the American dream while still staying grounded to what is most important in life, is well worth the listen. Enjoy!
The Zolin Group is comprised of a team of local real estate professionals committed to selling some of the most desired homes in Phoenix. They specialize in helping buyers and sellers fulfill their dreams through real estate.
Ryan Zolin is a 22 year old real estate entrepreneur who got into real estate at 18 years old.
Within his 4 years of experience, Ryan has gone from being on a team at the bottom of the food chain, to running his own team that averages $10 million+ a year in sales currently. He was at one point running a team of 15 agents and the top agent / team at his previous brokerage.
His team now hangs their license at Stunning Homes Realty and is building their way back up. He currently has 8 agents working on the Zolin Group team. Ryan’s team specializes in residential, commercial, and investment deals all throughout the valley. He does a lot of his investment deals in Tucson, AZ as well.
On top of running his traditional real estate team, he has his own investment company, 34 Holdings. His investment company specializes in wholesaling, fix n flips, along with buying rental properties.
When we founded Stunning Homes Realty, we knew we wanted to change the home buying and selling experience. Buying or selling a home for most people will be one of the most stressful events in their lives. Our purpose is to remove the stress and make each and every client’s experience as positive as possible.
We do this by providing the highest quality of customer service from the initial phone call and consultation, throughout the buying and selling process, and for years after the sale. Our goal for each client that we serve is that they will be so delighted by our service that they will want to refer their friends and family back to us.
One of my favorite quotes is from the great Zig Ziglar.
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
Steve Trang is the founder of the Real Estate Disruptors movement. The podcast has over ten thousand followers with new members of the community sharing their success story every week.
Steve also has a sales training program and trains some of the top investors in the country.
Steve also created the OfferFast Homes app. The purpose of the app is to help wholesalers jumpstart their career faster by putting all of the buyers in one place. The hope is to minimize the challenge of building a buyer list when getting started in wholesaling.
Steve’s legacy will be to create 100 Millionaires.
Since starting the Brokerage in 2013, Stunning Homes Realty has over 100 agents. In the greater Phoenix area, his company has almost 1% market share. In 2019, 1 in every 135 homes was sold by Stunning Homes Realty.
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Tycoons of Small Biz spotlights the true backbone of the American economy, the true tycoons of business in America… the owners, founders and CEO’s of small businesses. Join hosts, Austin L Peterson, Landon Mance and the featured tycoons LIVE every Tuesday at 1 pm, right here on Business RadioX and your favorite podcast platform.
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Austin Peterson is a Comprehensive Financial Planner and owner of Backbone Financial in Scottsdale, AZ. Austin is a registered rep and investment advisor representative with Lincoln Financial Advisors. Prior to joining Lincoln Financial Advisors, Austin worked in a variety of roles in the financial services industry.
He began his career in financial services in the year 2000 as a personal financial advisor with Independent Capital Management in Santa Ana, CA. Austin then joined Pacific Life Insurance Company as an internal wholesaler for their variable annuity and mutual fund products. After Pacific Life, Austin formed his own financial planning company in Southern California that he built and ran for 6 years and eventually sold when he moved his family to Salt Lake City to pursue his MBA. After he completed his MBA, Austin joined Crump Life Insurance where he filled a couple of different sales roles and eventually a management role throughout the five years he was with Crump. Most recently before joining Lincoln Financial Advisors in February 2015, Austin spent 2 years as a life insurance field wholesaler with Symetra Life Insurance Company. Austin is a Certified Financial Planner Professional and Chartered Life Underwriter.
Austin and his wife of 21 years, Robin, have two children, AJ (19) and Ella (16) and they reside in Gilbert, Arizona. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in French and of Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in sales and entrepreneurship.
Landon Mance is a Financial Planner and founder of YourFuture Planning Partners out of Las Vegas, Nevada. His firm came to life in 2020 after operating as Mance Wealth Management since 2015 when Landon broke off from a major bank and started his own “shop.”
Landon comes from a family of successful entrepreneurs and has a passion and excitement for serving the business community. This passion is what brought about the growth of YourFuture Planning Partners to help business owners and their families. At YourFuture, we believe small business owners’ personal and business goals are intertwined, so we work with our clients to design a financial plan to support all aspects of their lives.
In 2019, Landon obtained the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation through the Exit Planning Institute. With this certification, YourFuture Planning Partners assists business owners through an ownership transition while focusing on a positive outcome for their employees and meeting the business owner’s goals. Landon is also a member of the Business Intelligence Institute (BII) which is a collaborative group that shares tools, resources and personnel, and offers advanced level training and technical support to specifically serve business owners.
Landon enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, stepson, and new baby twins. He grew up in sunny San Diego and loves visiting his family, playing a round of golf with friends, and many other outdoor activities. Landon tries make a difference in the lives of children in Las Vegas as a part of the leadership team for a local non-profit. He regularly visits the children that we work with to remind himself of why it’s so important to, “be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Landon received his B.S. from California State University Long Beach in business marketing and gets the rest of his education through the school of hard knocks via his business owner clients.
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