At such a young age, Marc Martinez of MARCars knew that he had fallen in love. He received his first car at grade 7, and from then knew that it was going to be a lifelong affair with automobiles.
Before founding MARCars, Marc discovered his interest in tinkering with cars early in life. And like any good businessman, he thought it was a good idea to profit from this. He sold his first car as a freshman in high school and have not stopped doing it since.
Treated With Tender Loving Care
“I treat each car as if it was my personal car,” and this is what precisely makes MARCars stand out from other car resellers. Before selling any of his units, he makes sure that they are in pristine condition — sometimes even better than brand new. Because of this, Marc has gained a loyal following among high status celebrities and car enthusiasts. They trust him fully knowing that he treats them with utmost care, and all for a great deal and a smooth transaction.
Six years after establishing MARCars, Marc is most proud to have achieved something all on his own. But of course, he always had OLX to thank:
“Honestly, OLX played a lot. I mean, in terms of selling, siguro 80% of buyers are coming from the internet, which is OLX.”
He has also gained friends from transactions he’s had through OLX. This isn’t surprising, of course, given that he isn’t driven or motivated by money, but by knowing that he’s being of service to someone who would be happy with his work.
PASSION FOR WHAT YOU DO: What Keeps MARCars Going
Apart from this, his secret has always been a deep appreciation for what he does instead of seeing his business as merely work. He shared that there have been times that he’s dreamt of transactions a night before the actual transaction out of excitement. It’s a certain mindset he’s always had since the beginning:
“Ang advice ko lang, kukuha ka ng negosyo, gawin mo yung hilig mo or yung passion mo, para hindi ka napapagod. Akala mo naglalaro ka lang, kumikita ka na pala.”