Business Blog – Meet Charlie Garcia
We were lucky enough to interview
Charlie Garcia from ibid property buyers agents in Sydney.
Charlie has had an interesting life with many experiences. Lets see what Charlie has been up to, where he came from and where he is going with his business IBUY PROPERTY. Read on….
Name: Charlie Garcia
Business Name: ibid Property Buyers Agents
Industry: Real Estate (Buyers Agency)
What Country were you born in?
I was born in Australia
What was childhood like for you there?
Sydney has always been home, I love the beaches, the beautiful city and the diversity in food and culture
What did you do after leaving school?
My first real job was at a real estate office at the age of 17, after 3 years at the tender age of 20 I opened my first real estate agency and 6 years later expanded to two offices, an amazing journey lead by an incredible team.
What were you doing before you started your business?
Before real estate I worked in my fathers workshop. He had a large smash repair business and when I wasn’t washing cars I was always sweeping.
Why did you start your current business?
From a young age I always wanted to be a business person, I was a culmination of youth, bravado and fulfilling my childhood ambition.
Who do you look up to in business or who do you strive to be like?
( can be friend, famous or foe)
I have always been fortunate to be guided by some incredible mentors, none better than my Grandfather & my parents.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Growing our team across Australia servicing home buyers, investors & developers in their property buying journey.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs starting out in your Industry?
Make lots of mistakes, read and get mentors! Trust in the process & Keep on going!
What is the best thing about owning your own business?
love what I do, being able to contribute and share our knowledge & experience with our clients is the best thing.
What is your greatest achievement to date? (business related)
Being awarded business person & agency of the year.
What is your greatest achievement to date? ( non-business related)
Walking the Kokoda trail to raise money for the Children’s and purchase heart machines for the heart centre.
If you weren’t doing what you’re doing now, what would you do?
Working for a charity raising money & awareness for Children.
How do you plan to grow your business?
We are committed to educating property buyers through seminars, social media and informational videos.
What platforms are you currently using to achieve success?
Social media from Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and blogging / vlogging
What other marketing activities do you do, to advertise your business?
Seminars, vlogs, posts
Are there any platforms you want to start using to achieve success (but don’t have the time to)?
What is one skill you would love to learn?
When you were younger, did you ever think you would become an entrepreneur? If yes, why?
100% as a kid I used to sit on the front steps of my house and watch my dad buy and sell cars and I watching negotiations. From that moment I wanted to be a business person.
What does a typical day of yours consist of?
Prospecting everyday from meetings, socialising with referrers and marketing ibid.
What is the best business idea you’ve had, that you’ll never use? (I promise I won’t steal it)…
Lol making comfortable dress shoes for women! My wife would love that
What did you want to be ‘when you grow up’?
A lawyer – but then I realised it took waaay to much study
Do you prefer working Solo or as part of a Team?
Always as a team
What is your goal in life?
To be financially free
What are your 3 best traits?
Passion, Sincerity, driven
Who is your number #1 idol?
My Parents ( nice)
What meal or food is your number one weakness?
What is your favourite colour and why?
Blue reminds me of the ocean
What is the best book you’ve ever read?
What activities, sports or hobbies do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Going to the beach
If you were granted one super power, what would it be?
What advice would you give your 10 year old YOU?
Never stop….. learning, fail often and don’t give up!
Facebook Link – ibid property facebook page
Website Link – www.ibidproperty.com.au
Personal LinkedIn Profile – ibid property YouTube Channel
Thanks to Charle Garcia from ibid property buyers, for sharing some of his thoughts and passions with us.
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