When Juan Carlos Barreneche was completing his university studies, he had two goals for his life. To enter into a career that helped as many people as possible, and to be so successful at it that he achieved financial freedom. To most people, those two goals may seem at odds. But for Juan Carlos AKA The Latino Agent, nothing was impossible.
Juan Carlos Barreneche was a pre-med student at Stony Brook University and had plans to become a surgeon after graduating. His life took a 180-degree turn after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad, a book that stresses the importance of financial literacy and independence. He realized that if he wanted to help people and be a successful entrepreneur he’d have to alter his life course. Right after graduation, he applied to take the New York City Real Estate Licensing Exam. “Right away, I knew I’d found the right path for me,” said Juan Carlos.
The next five years flew by as Juan Carlos started his own organization, The Goldbar Real Estate Team. He decided to operate his team under the revolutionary cloud real estate brokerage, Exp Realty. Juan Barreneche now has more than 500 agents working under his real estate organization in more than 15 states. As the Goldbar Team started having success after success, Juan Carlos was able to build his enterprise into a real estate network with over 300,000 followers. Not only was he able to do this in such a short time, but he is one of the youngest real estate agents to ever accomplish this kind of high-level growth. Together, Juan Barreneche and his team have sold over $100 million worth of real estate.
So what is next for Juan Carlos Barreneche? He plans to continue helping New Yorkers find their dream homes. But beyond that, he hopes to keep expanding his network on an international level. “As a global brand, we can encounter opportunities and make decisions that just aren’t available to local real estate agents,” said Juan Carlos. “Specifically, I’d like to have an international network of more than one million real estate agents all working to help people find their perfect home.” He calls it, The Goldbar Real Estate Network.
On top of this growth project, Juan Barreneche wants to help others learn how to grow in real estate. Recently his company Leverage Assistants, was founded in an effort to help real estate agents obtain leverage when it comes to scaling their business. Juan Carlos has been fortunate enough to mentor & train hundreds of agents throughout the country by partnering them with fully trained real estate virtual assistants.
And certainly, the doors are wide open for Juan Carlos Barreneche and The Goldbar Team. Considering all that they have been able to accomplish in the last five years, he’s sure to become NYC’s next top real estate agent in the next five. Make sure to follow NYC’s rising real estate star on Instagram via @latinoagent
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