Who is REALWISE and what do we do?

What do we do? Simply put, we help start, build, and save people’s businesses with coaching and strategic action plans so that they can acheive their goals. Our responsibility is to provide knowledge. Our clients have the responsibility to take action with that knowledge. We have found from our inception that entrepreneurs come across three hurdles. Lack of knowledge, lack of money and lack of confidence. REALWISE delivers knowledge in such a way that the lack of money and confidence disappears the more you get involved with us. Our products and programs include education and coaching on various topics in the small business and general entrepreneurial fields . Many of our participants get caught up with the “Dessauer” way of learning where comedy is mixed with education, which many call the experience “edutainment”, when attending one of our events.

We have delivered seminars throughout the world. From our first seminar in Phoenix, Arizona in 2002, we have cultivated several success stories with our customers. We have had the opportunity to work with everyone from factory workers to professional athletes. Many of our seminars and products are adaptable to every situation. If you are creating a small business from scratch, or need to improve your business perfomance, we can give you direction.

We welcome you onto our team if you so choose. We will be depending on you to become our next success story. You can depend on us to get you there!

Why Should You Listen to John Dessauer? (In His Words…)

Why am I qualified to teach you how to grow your business?

In my real estate career, I built a massive investing business.  I have bought foreclosures, short sales and single family houses, by the dozens. I have done fix and flips, and bought properties directly from banks and other financial institutions. I have bought multi-family units by the hundreds. I have bought office buildings, a retail center, designed and created a successful restaurant, and have done several design and construction projects in the residential market.

I have negotiated with some of the richest men on the planet. My largest real estate deal was $14,000,000 and my smallest deal was $9,000. I once bought a deal for $3,150,000 and in 18 months turned it into $5,600,000. (I have done several deals like that). I have have had a line of credit approved over the phone for $1,700,000 in 45 minutes(and started to use the money the next day)! I have also had Donald Trump state in the New York Post that I was a real estate expert that you must meet! I have developed innovative investing techniques and systems that have perplexed the most savvy investors, leaving them saying “why didn’t I think of that?”

With my environmental company that I started, and later sold, I created $15,000,000 in gross revenues within the first year and a half(from scratch). Most of that coming in a $12,000,000 dollar deal that I did that year with a fortune 500 company when I was working by myself in boxer shorts above my garage. My competitors? Two other fortune 500 companies. I won because I out thought them. Period. In our real estate brokerage and asset management business, we grew it to one of the fastest growing companies in our market. We have taken “agents” with no experience and have made them into superstars!

I have personally coached and consulted everyone from factory workers, to doctors to professional athletes. I have made over a million dollars in 4 different companies. I have also written four books, hosted a National Radio show on Sirius XM, and have spoken in front of hundreds of thousands of people. My audiences have mostly been made up of people looking to learn from my experience. It is that experience that is your best teacher. But it’s not my successes, but my failures that you should consider why you should listen to me. I have become skilled at failing.

I have had to shut down companies. I have had to renegotiate with banks. I have had real estate foreclosed on. I have made mistakes in developing businesses. I have chosen bad business partners. I have let people down.  I have sued and been sued. I have been ripped off by the hundreds of thousand of dollars. I have trusted in people that have had alternative motives. I have wasted money, a lot of money! I have spent money that I did not have. I let other people open my mail. I have made terrible decisions. I bought projects only to fail a short time later. I couldn’t pay people. People have not paid me. It is all of these failures that not only propel me to succeed, but make me a true champion!

I am qualified to work with you because I have walked through the battlefield and survived! I have studied and worked and read and dreamt and hustled. I am here, and not going away! I am ready, willing and able to help you go where ever you want to take your career during this crazy thing we call life! Through all of the success and failures, I have realized this:

“Wealth has nothing to do with money, success has everything to do with failure, and life is as simple as you make it!”

We have some great challenges coming our way as a country, as people and as individuals. We can control our destiny by the actions we take! I first want to identify our mistakes and challenges, and then provide solutions. Enjoy!

– Johnny D.

More About Heather and John Dessauer…

In addition to running The Dessauer Group, John and Heather Dessauer are serial investors of their own, and have investments including apartments, single-family homes, office buildings, and raw land. They also have a Property Management/Brokerage firm that assists owner-occupants and investors in the real estate arena. The firm Anton Agency/Anton Asset Management, operates in Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina and Florida.

John and Heather live right outside of Chicago on a 900 acre lake when they are not spending time at their second home in Key West, Florida. Water living is a must for them with their intense work schedules. John has a Bachelor Degree in Biology and Business Administration from St. Ambrose University. Heather has a Bachelors Degree in General Studies/Psychology from Indiana University where she graduated with honors.