A seasoned real estate agent from Broward County, Florida, BeiBei Zhang is the owner of two successful property management firms and controls over 200 properties. She has worked as a real estate agent, property manager, and investor for over 15 years.
The real estate expert frequently gives to several nonprofits, including the Rotary Club and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. organized a food drive for Hurricane Ian’s victims. Beibei Zhang’s interests outside of work and volunteering include tennis and swimming. Beibei is a highly imaginative person who enjoys mentoring, interior design, and music.
Zhang is the proprietor of two successful property management firms. Since 2007, she has been a successful real estate agent; one of her specialties is renovating distressed homes for rental or selling. The Florida-based real estate expert also works as a consultant for investments.
Her real estate investment adviser clientele includes investors from all over the country looking to purchase, sell, or lease real estate in South Florida and the South West Coast of Florida. She devotes her time to providing a highly professional service supported by more than 15 years of practical industry experience as an investment adviser and owner of a property management firm.
She is also a certified specialist in common area upkeep. As a result, she frequently manages agreements for common area care for her properties and clients’.
In China, BeiBei Zhang was born. Before moving to Shenyang for college, she finished high school in her hometown. Zhang received her education from Liaoning University in Shenyang. The university first welcomed students in 1948, and it today houses more than a dozen distinct institutes.
Zhang attended Liaoning University, which has more than 1,100 full-time professors, a history museum, and a 200,000-square-foot library. Around 1.5 million books are housed at this library. In addition to other factors, the Ministry of Education has recognized Liaoning University as one of China’s elite Double First Class universities.
Currently, the institution provides more than 40 undergraduate and more than 50 graduate courses. These include master’s degrees in law and business administration.
Zhang has continued his education. Zhang has furthered her education to become certified in short sales, foreclosures, and relocation services, among other sales, marketing, and real estate-related credentials.
BeiBei Zhang appreciates interior design in addition to her career as a real estate agent and owner of a property management company. She is an avid viewer of the television program HGTV and is passionate about renovating abandoned homes. The primary topics covered by the HGTV network’s programming are real estate and home renovation.
She and her spouse are currently residing in Coral Springs, Florida. She enjoys a variety of other interests and pastimes in addition to interior design. Tennis and swimming are some of her pastimes, and she enjoys painting, music, and writing a lot. She has written about various real estate-related subjects, such as home staging, home sales, home flipping, and standard area maintenance advice for HOA management businesses.
Where did the idea for your career come from?
It came from my entrepreneurial spirit to create from nothing and challenge myself to produce good outcomes.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I align a scheduled meeting or video call with my key team and administrators every business day. We blueprint the day and set:
– What is a priority (permitting, work in progress, service calls)
– Follow up on previous work performed, parts on order follow up)
– Make calls to our business accounts we manage and verify all the tenant’s needs are fulfilled.
How do you bring ideas to life?
My thinking process to bring ideas forward stems out of a need to improve a process, streamline an operating procedure, resolve a problem/breakdown, come up with a solution and a structure to put in place for a missing step in our process to improve on processes in both my real estate and management divisions.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Trends that excite me in the property management realm are the transition to Virtual tours, online rent collection, evolving property manager-resident relationships, and adapting to new generational values and expectations.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
It may be basic, but you’ll always be limited or lifted by the goals you set. I focus on high-value tasks. I try to stay connected to my teams, but I simply can’t afford to get caught up in low-level tasks if they are not going to maintain and grow a great real estate and successful property management company.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Do not wait too long before starting up, and when you are confident that you want to be an entrepreneur, don’t be scared of failing, you can use it as a part of the journey.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
I can’t think of anything at this time.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Having a business plan/goal and setting milestones. When I reach a milestone, I continue to the next milestone till I fulfill my goal, and I repeat.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
It’s by following a structure that applies to both of my businesses and applies to every profession:
– Write things down. You’ll be amazed at how many great ideas you forget!
– Set goals and write down your vision and how it will benefit others/your clients.
– Start fulfilling and working toward your goal by having monthly milestones in place and small achievable daily and weekly tasks.
– Every week, review your tasks and complete anyone that you missed
– Week after week, you’ll be closer and closer to achieving your set goal as you fulfill on your set monthly milestones.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Believing that I can change people! I struggled for years trying to show new.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Ok, by following this structure that can apply to many businesses/professions:
– Find the problem that people will pay you to solve.
– Solve the problem.
– Make the solution available at the right price.
– Spend less money providing the solution than you earn in revenue.
– Make a profit.
– Pay all bills and taxes on time.
– Save and invest in your future and the future of your company.
– Repeat as needed.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
The payment toward my daughter’s college fund. Where she can achieve a higher career level, higher self-confidence, and earn a larger salary.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
One of my favorite software I use is Excel, it’s a great tool for organization and databases, I also use it to automate tasks for my management company, link systems, and create dashboards to streamline the team’s productivity and expedite the daily job tasks.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
“Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. This book teaches financial literacy, the history of taxes and the power of corporations, and how to think to achieve exceptional results for yourself and others.
What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is personal, but I will share it out loud.
“Words can never express the unconditional love between a mother and a daughter.”
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