People are born into this world without any idea how to live. Chances are that someone would be born into a well-off family or a war-stricken country. However, some trailblazers show the possibility of success despite having a rough start in life. Such as Adnan Dedic.
Coming from a family affected by the conflict in Bosnia due to the Yugoslav wars, Adnan Dedic was born two years after his family was forced to abandon their home due escape the oppression. His father was captured by Serbian authorities, which forced his mother, sister, and aunt to flee and hide in Bosnia. Eventually escaping to Koblenz, Germany, they reunited with his father, who was able to escape his imprisonment. Six years after, they were presented with the opportunity to emigrate to the United States of America.
Bringing a single backpack with the hopeful promise of opportunity, their family traveled to Utica, New York, where they settled in a Refugee Camp. Despite escaping from the shackles of oppression, living in a foreign land wasn’t easy for Adnan’s family. Having to work three jobs each, all of the adults in his family worked hard to make sure there was food for him and his older sister. He recollects vivid details of the struggle his parents needed to go through and how this drew a pathway for his eventual success.
“I remember my parents only getting three hours of sleep a night because of how many different jobs they [worked] to keep our family afloat. Their struggles showed me the difference between living and surviving, and I promised myself that I would create a future that would be better for all of us one day,”- Dedic mentioned.
These childhood experiences fueled Adnan’s dedication, aspiring for a better life for his family and himself. With his newfound passion and drive, he worked hard, and it wasn’t long until he earned achievements beyond what he initially dreamed of.
Through years of hard work, his family eventually made their lives more comfortable than they had started. With this opportunity, Dedic chose to attend college and earn his bachelor’s degree in Pre-Medical Health from the Florida Gulf Coast University.
Despite his degree, fate has different plans for Dedic’s career path. During his time with the university, he was allowed to present and pitch a business idea for an application that merges social media and fitness to Kevin Harrington, a judge from the world-renowned reality TV show Shark Tank. With this presentation, Adnan won the title of “Young Entrepreneur of the year” in the Sarasota Buzzprize Expo Competition. Good things continue to happen as this exposure put Adnan under the radar of an entrepreneur who saw Dedic’s unlimited potential and opted to take the budding college student under his mentorship.
With his newfound guidance, Dedic changed his career path to real estate and entrepreneurship as he knew his drive and conviction would be at par with the cutthroat industry. Now with his purpose-driven conviction, training and humble beginnings, Dedic’s growth became rapidly exponential as he transitioned into a life of unlimited success shortly after becoming a licensed real estate agent.
Today, Adnan works for Compass, the global undisputed top real estate company. During his time with Compass, he doubled his trades and transactions in the short span of six years, making a record worthy $50 million in sales in the year 2021. He was in line for success and greatness; Adnan Dedic proved his place as one of the top realtors in the nation as he kept his lead in sales around the Southwest Florida area.
Based on the Real Trends Publication, he is currently among the top one percent of the 1.7 million licensed real estate agents in the United States. Zillow, a well-renowned marketplace, also labeled Adnan as a “5 star Best” real estate agent. In addition, clients continually praise him for consistently providing outstanding skills and efficiency.
Adnan demonstrated his drive and grit throughout his journey, which stems from his family’s struggles and willingness to fight and overcome obstacles that may be present along the way. Ultimately, with all of these values and experiences, he encompassed himself with resourcefulness, self-sufficiency, and outstanding resilience no matter the circumstances. For Dedic, if there’s a will, there’s a way for everything.
Now with extensive experience in the real estate industry, Dedic also aims to share his traits with a broader audience. With his resilience and strength coming from a tough and adverse childhood, Dedic is acknowledged for an abundance of traits that make him one of the most sought-after realtors in the nation and one of the most inspirational. Through his numerous remarkable achievements, he has evolved into a mentor and invaluable source of knowledge for those with similar goals.
With multiple accolades, positive testimonials, and praise from client reviews, Dedic shows that he is consistent and a top-caliber realtor. As a mentor, on the other hand, Dedic champions the trial-and-error method, regularly lecturing associates of the real estate industry about the significance of understanding the concept of perseverance.
Adnan Dedic is destined for greatness. Ever since he was a little boy, he knew his passion would bring him a better life. A monolith for the lost, people can find comfort in realizing what modest origins they can create. Whichever demographic they may be a part of, Dedic’s story will always serve as a beacon of hope for the people around him.
Dedic’s plan for the future is to use his last name to create a multi-platform business inspired by a play on words that references his surname, DedicationX. Adnan would still work as a real estate agent who provides exceptional service for his clientele. But on the other hand, he would also grow his endeavors in mentorship, philanthropy and motivational speaking.