This week's guest is Ryan François from real estate development company, Rally Cap Properties. Ryan’s journey to real estate is a bit unconventional. He studied civil engineering and architecture at Iowa State University and after graduation, he became a mountain guide and then worked for a tech startup. After recognizing an itch in himself to do something a little bit more entrepreneurial, Ryan started investigating real estate.
He started flipping houses in Des Moines with one of his college friends as a side gig in 2014. They quickly realized there was a strong demand and that they could start a viable business. One of their first projects was reposted on the For the Love of Old House’s Facebook page and their business blew up with both media attention and inquiries. After appearing on local news channels, they sped up the process of their business organization so that they’d be ready to start fielding requests from potential clients. Since then, Ryan has been renovating homes in the Des Moines area and is eager to continue making a difference in the community.
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