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Making Real Estate Investing Work for You with Gary Hibbert of Smart Home Choice

Gary Hibbert

Gary Hibbert is a full-time Real Estate Investor, licensed and award-winning Real Estate Agent, Author, and Educator. In 2008, he made a decision that would be life-changing by purchasing his first investment property. Through hard work and dedication, Gary left the corporate world to become a full-time entrepreneur in 2014. Today, not only does he have a remarkable Real Estate Investing Portfolio and successful businesses, Gary continually inspires the same change that transformed his life, into others.

In the beginning, Gary lived pay cheque to pay cheque as many others do. He had been accustomed to the reality that at the end of the month, there was more month than money. Realizing that there must be another way to make ends meet, he became determined to educate himself and make a change. However, at that point, he hadn’t yet realized that by changing his own life, it would enable him to help 100’s of future investors to their path to finding financial freedom. In 2010, Gary launched Smart Home Choice, a company dedicated to educating new and experienced investors through a focus on SMART goals in order to allow them to make informed decisions in their investing strategies. Currently, Smart Home Choice is one of Durham Region’s largest groups of Real Estate Investors and although the company is continually growing, it offers networking, mentoring, and self-improvement opportunities to its members.

In addition to Smart Home Choice, Gary is the owner of a private investment company called Deep Pockets and most recently has joined in a partnership of ownership of a real estate brokerage; Our Neighbourhood Realty. Gary attributes his success to his focus on improving his mindset, rather than improving his skillset and most importantly discovering his “why”. He is also dedicated to helping others realize their “why”, because that is the realization that led Gary to where he is today.

In our wide-ranging conversation, Gary shares:

How and why he got started in real estate investing The moment that had him saying “never again will I allow someone to be in control of my financial freedom or future” Why outpacing inflation requires more than having a job His process and mindset shifts around moving from employee to investor and business owner The importance of following mentors when making life changes How he built his real estate investing portfolio, including strategies used Why you don’t need the money to build a portfolio! Reaching the “I don’t need any more” point The many ways you can make a return in real estate How to intentionally design a lifestyle using real estate investing Where most investors get stuck Shifting investing strategies over time to get what he wanted from his real estate investing as priorities changed His 3 points of guidance for anyone looking to get started in real estate“Being able to design a lifestyle of your choice is not an easy feat, however it’s attainable as long as you have passion and know what your ‘why’ is”. – Gary Hibbert

To connect with Gary further you can find him in the following places and spaces:

Website www.smarthomechoice.ca

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/smarthomechoice/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/garyhibbert/

Real Talk with Gary (Gary’s Podcast) – https://apple.co/2UvRI3s

Investing Where You DON’T Live and Achieving the Time-Freedom Point through Passive Income with Axel Meierhoefer

Axel Meierhoefer

Joining us on this episode of the RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast is former Air Force Pilot, current Consultant, and Turnkey Real Estate Investor Axel Meierhoefer

Axel was born in Germany and now calls San Diego, CA home. After serving in the Air Force for over 2 decades as an aviator and instructor, he started his consulting company in 2005. As a new business owner, he quickly realized that nobody hands you a retirement plan if you’re running your own company, so he started looking for ways to secure his financial future and discovered real estate investing.

Having established his preferred real estate investing method through studying and diligence, and applying his analytical nature, Axel now mentors people who want to start their investing journey using similar strategies to what has worked for him.

In our conversation together we cover:

Axel’s pre-real estate background: flying fighter jets in the Air Force The translatable skills taken from the Air Force, applied to Real Estate Investing Knowing and mastering the fundamentals so you can notice the differences that matter Why Axel started investing in real estate How to become a turnkey “out-of-state” (or out-of-province) real estate investor, and why it makes sense for Axel over other real estate investing options What is a turnkey real estate investment provider? Developing the relationships you need to build your team What qualifies as a “performing” real estate investment for that meets Axel’s criteria Explaining the qualifying process for a property What is the Time Freedom Point and how long on average does it take to get there? Using equity in your own home to build your investment portfolio The greatest challenge facing would-be investors looking to get started Why Axel is so passionate about his role as a real estate investor and home owner Structuring the time spent on real estate investing activities versus your primary income generator A couple of quality book recommendations Personality based persuasion methods to help encourage people to improve their lives through investing

Many thanks to Axel for joining us on the show! To find out more about Axel you can find him through his Ideal Wealth Grower Platform at:

https://idealwealthgrower.com/

FB: idealwealthgrower

IG: @idealwealthgrower

Twitter: IdealGrower

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ideal-wealth-grower/

YouTube: Ideal Wealth Grower

Additional Resources and Links:

Get your FREE Mindset Manual from Axel

Click here: https://idealwealthgrower.com/free/

And watch the series of videos on how to use your Mindset Manual

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvZRy6092XyFWW9bhCbIt4Q

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

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Creating and Executing an Intentional Real Estate Investing Retirement Plan with Jeff Walters

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Welcome to another episode of the RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast!

In this edition of the show, we’re not sitting down with someone who has been in the real estate investing game for years, has amassed a massive portfolio, or for that matter has any desire to build one.

No, we’re grateful to be joined by Jeff Walters, a man based in Calgary AB who made the decision to start investing in real estate in his 50s with an intentional decision to use real estate to improve his family’s financial retirement plan.

Whether you’re in your 50s like Jeff, or in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, it’s never too early to start having these types of conversations and preparing for your financial future.

In our conversation together, we discuss:

Why Jeff considers his wife and himself “experienced rookies” in real estate investing Flipping properties for income in the ’90s, but not investing in real estate How following the “typical” investing advice led Jeff to a startling financial realization What it was like to be humbled by the results of an investing strategy that wasn’t going to meet retirement expectations Managing the risk of altering your retirement plan in your 50s Why Jeff’s not looking to build a big real estate investing portfolio Breaking down the deals Jeff’s doing to achieve his real estate investing retirement plan How Jeff is going about making his plan happen! What the real estate investments will do to improve his retirement plan Regrets around not being more informed about real estate investing when he was in his 20s Jeff’s advice for people in their 50s looking at retirement: talk to a Certified Financial Planner Understanding good debt vs. bad debt when it comes to taking a mortgage / HELOC out on your home The importance of having conversations with your spouse / partner around money and financial planningOne of the big reasons why we wanted to have Jeff on the show was because of the perspective he brings to real estate investing. The perspective of “using real estate investing to provide what you need to live the lifestyle you want” is a message we at RevNYou believe is critical. Any real estate investor should ingrain in their decision making process for why they’re buying investment real estate this perspective and use it as a guide on their real estate investing journey.

Thank you again to Jeff for coming on the show. If you’d like to connect further with Jeff you can do so here:

info@dsmyyc.com

http://dsmyyc.com/

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

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Dave Dubeau on Raising Capital and Attracting the Right Partners for YOU

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Welcome to the RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast!

On this episode of the show, capital raising expert Dave Dubeau walks us through his step-by-step process for raising capital and attracting the right kind of partners to your real estate investing business.

Host Doug Meyers and Dave cover a number of items along the way including:

Getting to know Dave – life experiences, language training businesses, and Costa Rica Transitioning back to Canada and the early days of Dave’s real estate investing career – doing 18 deals in 18 months Why Dave succeeded at real estate investing despite starting at zero Why most people fail at real estate investing The difference between “transacting” in real estate for income and “investing” in real estate for wealth Where to start when it comes to raising capital – WHO you should be reaching out to Dave’s step-by-step marketing strategy for reaching, engaging, and educating the right people What it means to “show and tell instead of sell” Developing your investor presentation Why consistency in your marketing is key How to be seen as an expert in the eyes of your perspective investors Why you need to be wary of posting your deals on social mediaThank you Dave for sharing your valuable knowledge on how to raise capital and attract the right partners to your real estate investing business!

For a great value add, Dave is currently providing his Money Partner Formula eBook for free download available at:

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Just plug in your name and your e-mail address and you’ll receive access to start learning more about how Dave’s system works.

You can also connect with Dave and learn more about him online at:

Welcome!

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

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Lessons Learned, $18,000 Deals, and Small Town Investing with Ryan Lake

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Welcome to another episode of the RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast!

In this edition of the show we sit down with Ryan Lake, a friend and fellow investor in the Real Estate realm currently living in Edmonton, AB.

Ryan Lake has been involved in real estate since he was 20 years old. Now 32, his portfolio has grown to 7 properties with 10 doors in the markets of Edmonton, Regina, and a little-known town of Esterhazy, SK where his favourite deals are being made and show no sign of slowing down.

He has experience with Buy-and-Holds, BRRR’s, Hard Money Loans, Utilizing registered funds from investors, Direct lending his own money, Investing in LP’s and MICs with others, and creative Joint Ventures.

Ryan works full-time as an Advanced Care Paramedic serving Northern Alberta communities. When he has downtime he loves to travel with his girlfriend Sara-Lynn and make friends from across the world with plans to see every country. he also enjoys the odd patio pint with friends,  reading books, cooking,  green breakfast smoothies,  snowboarding,  passionate about health and fitness, and yearns to learn Spanish.

In our conversation together, Ryan and host Doug Meyers discuss:

Ryan’s origin story for both where he comes from and real estate Finding his way through jobs and early investments, some of which became costly learning lessons Becoming educated in real estate investing Overcoming the imposter syndrome as it relates to creative real estate investing “The Deal” that brought together years of education and previous experiences Shifting his perspective as an investor to “problem solver”  The pros and challenges of investing in small towns including $18,000 deals, cash-flow, lender issues, and knowing the market

Thank you to Ryan for a great conversation and for sharing his experience and knowledge with the show.

If you’d like to connect with Ryan further you can find him here:

http://www.ryanlakerealestate.ca/

ryan@ryanlakerealestate.ca

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

 

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Real Estate Investing Fundamentals: Your Real Estate Investing Team

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Any activity in life has fundamentals that must be understood and applied, and in real estate investing having a real estate investing team is one of the fundamentals!

In this episode, RevNYou with Real Estate Partner Doug Meyers breaks down the key members of your real estate investing team. From getting a property into your portfolio, to property operations, to running the business, Doug shares the team members that you’ll want to have by your side if you’re an investor growing a rental property portfolio.

The real estate investing team members discussed, and why they’re important, include:

Investor focused mortgage broker Investor focused real estate agent / realtor Investor focused insurance broker Lawyer / legal team Property manager Maintenance / trades people Bookkeeper Investor focused accountant Investor allies.

Was this episode helpful for you? 

Got questions about building your real estate investing team? 

Looking to get started investing in real estate?

Get in touch with us directly by e-mail to info@revnyou.com to see how we can help you achieve your real estate investing goals.

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

 

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Getting in the Game Early with Fellow Millennial Investor Russell Mortlock

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What happens when you give a couple of young gun real estate investors a couple of microphones and an hour to chat?

You get THIS EPISODE of the RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast!

Host Doug Meyers sits down with a fellow millennial investor, Russell Mortlock, of Mortlock Group Investments.

It’s always fun to share the podcast space with other young and hungry, easy to chat to people in the real estate investing space, and Russell is exactly that.

The 26 year old Medicine Hat native was working as a pipe fitter after finishing up a Junior Hockey League career, making a quality income but not falling into the trap of the work hard, play hard lifestyle that many of those around him were partaking in. Instead, he versed himself in financial matters, namely real estate investing, and started saving his way toward his first rental property.

Fast forward 3 short years and Russell has established a solid portfolio for his age and, perhaps more importantly, given himself the opportunity to pursue his passions in real estate by moving to Kelowna, BC to begin a new career as a Realtor and real estate investor.

Our conversation centres predominantly around what it’s like to get in the real estate investing game early and what it’s like to be an investor in your 20s, so if you’re someone in the same boat (or perhaps the parent of a 20-something young adult who’s trying to work things out) this is going to be a great episode to listen to.

Topics include:

Russell’s real estate investing origin story A look at Russell’s portfolio including strategies used and why he chose them. Why you should start investing in real estate as soon as possible. The advantages of being a young investor. The struggles / challenges of being a young investor. What young investors should do to get started if real estate investing is something they want to pursue.

Thank you Russell for coming on the show. Great conversation and we appreciate you sharing your time and energy with our listeners, which is sure to inspire others on a similar path.

Want to connect with Russell? You can find him on social media and online in the following places:

Website: https://www.mortlockgroup.ca/

IG @russellmortlock.realestate

FB: @MortlockGroup https://www.facebook.com/MortlockGroup

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

 

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Rent-to-Own Experts Kyle Barth & Dave Shymko of KD Properties on how to invest with RTOs

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Regina’s Rent-to-Own Experts Kyle Barth and Dave Shymko of KD Properties get us back on the interview train for 2021 with this great conversation focused on the ins and outs of the rent-to-own investing strategy.

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Kyle and Dave found a passion for real estate when they took on their first house renovation project together. They enjoyed working with real estate so much that KD Properties was born.

In our conversation we cover the groundwork and foundations of how they do business in their target market of Regina, SK, and how if you’re interested in the rent-to-own strategy what you need to know in order to execute it effectively.

Educational talking points include:

What IS a rent-to-own? Understanding the 3 groups that are being served in an RTO deal: Buyers, Sellers and Investors Why, and who, is an RTO right for?  What are the benefits to each group involved Why KD Properties chose to focus on RTOs over other strategies of real estate investing The risks involved in rent-to-own deals What’s in-store for 2021 for Kyle and Dave!

Thank you to both Kyle and Dave for taking the time to come on the show and share their knowledge with us!

For more on KD Properties and to connect with them online visit:

https://www.kdproperties.ca/

https://www.facebook.com/kd.prop.regina

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

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Essential Reading for any Real Estate Investor’s Book List

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Continuing the start of a New Year with another informational, educational episode aimed at provided you with relevant resources that we believe are great reads to consider adding to your 2021 reading list.

Host and RevNYou Partner Doug Meyers presents this ‘lone wolf’ episode as he shares 5 recommended reads for you.

From personal finance foundations and developing an investor mindset , to tactical real estate investing, to the systematization of an operating real estate investing business, Doug’s 5 book recommendations for your 2021 reading list provides personal insights, stories, and reference points for WHY these books should be worth your consideration, as well as what you can expect to learn through reading them.

Doug’s 5 Book Recommendations, listed in an order that’s explained during the show, are as follows:

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! – Robert Kiyosaki More Than Cashflow: Understanding The Real Risks and Rewards of Profitable Real Estate Investing – Julie Broad Real Estate Investing in Canada  – Don R. Campbell Real Estate Joint Ventures: The Canadian Investor’s Guide to Raising Money and Getting Deals Done – Russell Westcott & Don R. Campbell Get A Grip: How To Get Everything You Want From Your Entrepreneurial Business – Gino Wickman and Mike Paton

Are there any recommended reads that you have for real estate investors in 2021?

We’d love to hear them! Let us know via e-mail, to info@revnyou.com so we can share with the entire RevNYou community.

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

– The RevNYou with Real Estate Team

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Tech Tools for Real Estate Investors

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Happy New Year and welcome to the first episode of 2021!

In this edition of the show, the tables are turned and RevNyou Partner and Investor Gary Spencer-Smith sits down with normal podcast host, RevNYou Partner and Investor Doug Meyers, for this informative conversation around Tech Tools for Real Estate Investors.

There is a wealth of technology tools available from phone apps to online programs and computer software that can be utilized in the running of a successful real estate investing business.

Gary and Doug dive into a number of different tools that they personally use within their real estate investing businesses to keep things running, systemized, and organized (albeit they still work constantly to make improvements).

From the basics of a suite of business tools available in Google Suite and Microsoft Office 365, to the more niche applications like phone apps for tracking business vehicle mileage, whether you’re new to real estate investing or a seasoned veteran there’s likely a tip or two you can pull out of this episode that will help you better optimize your business activities.

By no means is this an exhaustive list – we’re sure there are plenty of other tools out there that would be beneficial to use – so if you’ve got something that’s working for you, stick with it! Better yet, let us know about it on our Facebook page!

Some of the technology tools and the practical application of them in our real estate investing businesses discussed include:

Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, etc.) Google Suite Docusign ClickUp (for Project management) Ilovepdf.com Canva.com Evernote Go Canvas Social Media MileIQ Zoom Wix, WordPress, Squarespace (for websites) Tiny Scanner CRM – Hubspot Mailchimp (for just e-mailing)

We trust you’ll find this episode useful as you take the reins of your real estate investing business to start 2021 anew.

Do you have questions you’d like to ask the RevNYou with Real Estate team? Send your questions in to info@revnyou.com and we’ll be sure to answer them on a future show.

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

– The RevNYou with Real Estate Team

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People, Properties, and Platinum Records with Musician & Real Estate Investor Nick Skalkos

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Welcome to the final episode of 2020 of the RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast!

In this edition, RevNYou Partner and host Doug Meyers is sitting down with Musician, Animal Activist, Real Estate Investor, and Keyspire team member Nick Skalkos.

nick.skalkos@gmail.com

@nickskalkos

www.nickskalkos.com

This is a truly unique conversation with an incredibly humble guest. Nick’s real estate investing journey started in 2016 when he joined Canadian real estate educational company Keyspire. It was there that he learned how to invest in real estate and create powerful partnerships and ventures.

Prior to getting into real estate, Nick was a mainstay in the Canadian music scene playing with bands including The Miniatures,  Spirits, and The Mounties. He has also recorded on City and Colour’s chart topping album “Little Hell” which garnered platinum record status.

Nick is still very much involved in the music game where he now focuses on songwriting and producing with and for other artists. He is currently working on numerous projects spanning across all genres, including working with Scott McGillivray on his self-titled short album and the theme song to Scott’s new HGTV show “Scott’s Vacation House Rules”.

In four short years Nick has amassed 20 doors in Ontario and New Brunswick using strategies like Buy and Hold, Multi-units, house jacking, BRRRR, J.V. and using private lending, but it’s not as though he seeks to position his portfolio as a selling feature for becoming an investor – in fact, this conversation takes place around a time when, as Nick says he is feeling “a bit deflated” around real estate, the reason which is shared throughout the show.

In this wide-ranging, transparent conversation, Nick and Doug touch on:

Nick’s childhood and origin of becoming a musician How Nick “fell victim” to the HGTV Income Property phenomenon, which led him to real estate investing with his wife Working with Scott McGillivray and Keyspire, and the power of being surrounded by a network of real estate investors An open look at Nick’s real estate investing portfolio and strategies The honest truth around “feeling deflated” with real estate investing, and how to roll with that and keep going Doug shares the story of how Nick was the tipping point for a major change in his life What it means to Nick to “invest where returns are best” Investing outside of your place of residence – BUILD A GREAT TEAM!

A big thank you to Nick for sharing his experiences and stories with us.

We’ll be looking out for his podcast coming in 2021: What You Should Know About Real Estate Investing with Nick Skalkos, Trevor Gaal, and Ben Friegang

Do you have questions you’d like to ask the RevNYou with Real Estate team? Send your questions in to info@revnyou.com and we’ll be sure to answer them on a future show.

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

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You Can’t Save Your Way To Wealth with Zeb & Colleen Tsikira – The Tsikira’s!

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This week, host Doug Meyers is sitting down with none other than Zeb & Colleen Tsikira, the investor-duo also known as The Tsikira’s!

Youtube: The Tsikiras

Website: https://www.thetsikiras.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetsikiras/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTsikiras/

The Tsikira’s are well-established real estate investors and business owners who got their start in entrepreneurship and developing an investor mindset in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Their journey in the past year has taken them from the cold of the Northern tundra, to the heat of Arizona, and over to Dayton and Cleveland, Ohio, where they have continued to expand their real estate investment portfolio.

With COVID-19 having an impact on original travel plans, the couple has returned to their roots in Canada and are now pursuing multi-family investments in and around Edmonton, Alberta.

In addition to the whirlwind of a year of travel, The Tsikira’s have recently released their brand new book “You Can’t Save Your Way to Wealth – How you can build generational wealth through real estate, take care of your immediate family and fund your retirement, even if you’re an immigrant, have no saving and have bad credit” – copies of which can be purchased on Amazon here:

https://bit.ly/thetsikiras

In our conversation we cover many valuable topics including:

Understanding the cashflow quadrant components of E, SE, B, and I How being employed vs. self-employed impacts your ability to qualify for mortgages How the Tsikira’s transitioned from the E / SE quadrants over to the B / I quadrants, and advice on how you can do it too Moving from YK to AZ to pursue continued growth of their portfolio Tales and tribulations of travels in a wild 2020 Reasons for beginning to expand into multi-family investing How letting go has allowed them to manage their business activities much more effectively Discussion around how Zeb & Colleen structure their week to manage everything they have on the go Advice on how to build a real estate investing business Conversation on their new book, You Can’t Save Your Way to Wealth – why now, what’s in it, and the making of it What’s next in 2021

As a cool note as well, host Doug Meyers will be narrating The Tsikira’s audiobook version of their new book! The audiobook should be completed and released either before the end of the year or in early 2021, so be sure to keep an eye out for that.

Thank you to Zeb & Colleen for coming on the show and for sharing their knowledge and experience with our listening audience – we appreciate you both!

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

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Growing a Multi-Family Real Estate Investing Business with BV&Co. Founder Ray Vozza

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Welcome to another edition of The RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast!

In this episode, host Doug Meyers sits down with Multi-Family investor and Founder of BV&Co., Ray Vozza.

BV&Co. Inc. was founded in 2018 after Ray and wife Jo had their second child.  In the words of the founders: ” We built it in order to create a life that would combine two of our goals:  help people move towards financial security through real estate and also create a lifestyle for ourselves where we can be more present in our children’s lives.  We are real estate investors who build relationships, opportunities and investments for busy people who want to reap the rewards of real estate but don’t have the time.  We have a team of experts who focus specifically on real estate investments, including lawyers, accountants and agents.”

No doubt Ray and the team at BV&Co. have hit the ground running since joining a real estate investing network in 2018. They’ve grown their portfolio from 0 to 55 units since getting started and have focused on multi-family properties in the markets of Barrie, Orillia, and Kingston to get there.

After opening up the conversation discussing the origin story of Ray’s real estate investing pursuits, our conversation turns granular on the details of multi-family investing. For anyone who is interested in this asset class, this will be a great episode to take notes on as Ray shares his insights on:

Seeking out mentors in the space Asking for help and taking action with other active investors already executing multi-family investments Deal structuring for multi-family Understanding acquisition costs for apartments and how this differs from residential real estate investments The conditional periods and due diligence required on multi-family investments Differences between residential and multi-family real estate

Thank you to Ray for carving out some time to come on the show!

To find out more about Ray and BV&CO., connect with them in the following places:

Website: www.bvco.ca

E-mail:    Info@bvco.ca

Linktree:   https://linktr.ee/bvco

Do you have questions you’d like to ask the RevNYou with Real Estate team? Send your questions in to info@revnyou.com and we’ll be sure to answer them on a future show.

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

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Should you put more than 20% down? Do you need a business to start investing? Online inquiries discussed with the RevNYou with Real Estate Partners

Questions from the Net – Should you put more than 20% down? Do you need a business to start investing? Should you burn the boats? Online inquiries discussed with the RevNYou with Real Estate Partners.

RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast is back in session with a special discussion-based episode with RevNYou Partners and Real Estate Investors Gary Spencer-Smith and Doug Meyers.

We’ve pulled a few common questions from some of the Facebook groups we’re a part of to share some thorough answers on how we would approach each of these situations.

The questions we use as jumping off points for some deeper discussion include:

Would you put more than 20% down to get a positive cash-flow or find another house for cheaper? Do you need to set up a business in order to start investing in real estate? Should I burn the boats?

Do you have questions you’d like to ask the RevNYou with Real Estate team? Send your questions in to info@revnyou.com and we’ll be sure to answer them on a future show.

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

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From 1, to 2, to 44 New Builds – The Power of Purpose-Built Rentals with Kris Bucci

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Welcome to another edition of the RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast with this episode’s guest: Kris Bucci.

Born and raised in small town Port Alice B.C. on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Kris spent much of his youth playing hockey and competitive baseball.  Kris only escaped the small town life in 1996 by joining the Royal Canadian Navy and throughout his 22yr career in the Navy, Kris got to see much of the world and had some amazing experiences.

After spending the last 5yrs of his career in a staff position, spending much of his time planning, coordinating and executing small to large scale exercises. Kris recognized that all roads were leading him to Ottawa, which was a location and lifestyle that he was not looking to pursue. Realizing the skills and the discipline gained during his career, he set his sights on smoothly transition into becoming a full time Real Estate investor, General Contractor and Developer, which he has now effectively done.

In 2018, Kris,  his fiancé Sari  and 3 teenage boys began focusing on Real Estate, at which time they had already accumulated 4 rental properties.  That year they attended a Keyspire workshop and have since amassed 15 rental units over 9 homes.

Their portfolio is mixture of turn-key buy and holds, joint ventures, a vacation property/Airbnb purchased using an 80% Vendor Take Back, and most recently 2 purpose built suited single family homes.

Kris is now focused mainly on home building & developing, and is currently in the planning stages of a 44 lot subdivision.  Along with Sari and their partner Laurie-May Peroff, they are excited to move forward completing this planned community by constructing 44 executive style homes over the next 5yrs.

In addition to understanding Kris’s journey to where he is today, we cover some great actionable information including:

The process of finding joint venture partners – reaching out, sending e-mails, making phone calls, following-up Running the numbers on purpose-built rentals Reasons for investing in purpose-built rentals How Kris funds his purpose-built rental construction projects Development timelines

A big thank you to Kris for coming on the show and sharing his experiences, knowledge, and wisdom with the RevNYou community.

If you would like to contact Kris he’s always happy to talk Real Estate and you can reach out to him via email: kris.sari@uncoveredoasis.ca

For more information on their business and upcoming projects:
www.uncoveredoasis.ca

and for more information on how you can join Kris in his upcoming dream project check out www.sweetoasishomes.ca

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

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Practicing The Property Manager Mindset with Gary Spencer-Smith

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Practicing The Property Manager Mindset with Gary Spencer-Smith

In this episode, RevNYou with Real Estate Partner and property management expert, Gary Spencer-Smith, shares the tactical tips and techniques that he’s used to manage his portfolio of real estate, as well as the rental properties of many others through the development of his own property management business.

With 6+ years running his property management business, which he’s recently sold, and many more years of being an active real estate investor, Gary has released his new book:

The Property Manager Mindset – Reduce Stress, Save Time, Earn More Money to share his toolkit for succeeding in the property management game.

Tactical talking points include:

Property management is really about people management – properties are straight-forward, people are not Viewing your tenants as clients, and yourself as a rental housing provider (not a landlord) Shifting your mindset from what you tenants do to you vs what you do for your clients Seeing your property management as a business…because it is! Simple shifts to put minor property management headaches in perspective How to avoid nightmare tenants and situations by screening effectively What to do when a tenancy trends in the wrong direction Seeing your property management experiences as opportunities for education and growth Stories and personal experiences from Gary to illustrate the property manager mindset in action

Whether you plan to manage your own properties, end up doing it out of necessity, or are making the jump from DIY property manager to hiring out a 3rd party, this is going to be an incredibly valuable conversation to learn from.

And if you’re interested in buying Gary’s book, The Property Manager Mindset, you can do so on Amazon here:

CANADA: https://www.amazon.ca/Property-Manager-Mindset-Reduce-Stress/dp/1777162106

USA: https://www.amazon.com/Property-Manager-Mindset-Reduce-Stress-ebook/dp/B088D4BP9Z

Thank you for listening to the show and we look forward to welcoming you to our RevNYou with Real Estate Community!

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A Practical Raising Capital Conversation with the RevNYou with Real Estate Partners

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A Practical Raising Capital Conversation with the RevNYou with Real Estate Partners

At one point or another, all real estate investors are going to have to raise capital for their deals. It’s not a question of if, but when!

Knowing this, what can we do as real estate investors to become exceptional, ethical raisers of capital within our own networks?

Join RevNYou with Real Estate Education Partners, long-time joint venture expert Gary Spencer-Smith and host Doug Meyers, as we discuss the ever-important subject of Raising Capital on this edition of the show.

Conversation points include:

Why raising capital is about relationships Building trust and integrity People need to know that you’re looking for capital! Sources of capital – both traditional and creative Educated real estate investors can always find the money Takeaway exercises to help you identify where capital potential exists in your network

If you’ve got any questions about this episode, please e-mail us at info@revnyou.com.

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

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Life, Real Estate, and Creative Financing Strategies with The Real Estate Investor Dad: Wayne Hillier

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Welcome back to another edition of The RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast!

We know, it’s been awhile, and the silence around the mic has been defeaning….but we’re back with a great new show with The Real Estate Investor Dad: Wayne Hillier.

Investing since 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta with his wife Gabrielle and 5 year old daughter, Wayne is the owner of Prairie Home Investments which specializes in investment properties in Edmonton. A creative financing expert, Wayne has used his abilities to help investors and partners get into deals that make sense for everyone.

His newest venture, Murabaha Homes, combines his expertise in creative financing strategies to offer members of the Islamic community financing opportunities that are Sharia compliant.

Wayne is also the Host of the Real Estate Investor Dad Podcast, a show which RevNYou host Doug Meyers recently appeared on!

In this free-flowing conversation, Doug and Wayne discuss:

Wayne’s elevator pitch (and why he’s not a fan) The origin story of why I got into investing Investing in yourself Taking seller financing strategies and building Murabaha Homes, which offer Sharia-compliant zero interest Islamic financing Intentional real estate portfolio building: lifestyle comes first What it means to be a real estate investor dad Initial takes on Wayne’s new life as a full-on entrepreneur in real estateThank you Wayne for coming on the RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast!

If you want to get in touch with Wayne you can do so via e-mail to prairiehomeinvestments@gmail.com.

If you’re interested in learning more about Murabaha Homes and how to get involved, visit murabahahomes.com.

Wayne’s REI Cabin Retreat and Mentorship Program is November 20-22nd in Alberta Beach, so if you’re interested in that you can send him an e-mail as well.

Connect with Wayne:

Online at Prairiehomeinvestments.com Online at Murabahahomes.com On the social medias @real.estate.investor.dadThank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

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Small-Scale Flipper To Private Equity Firm CEO: Dave Seymour

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Real Estate Investing Education, Mindset, and Investing South of the Border

Welcome to another edition of the RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast!

We are incredibly excited to welcome to the show Dave Seymour, former host of the Reality TV show Flipping Boston on A&E and current CEO of Freedom Venture Investments.

In this episode, Doug and Dave (as Dave likes to put it) “are just a couple of dudes having a conversation about real estate!”

But within the conversation lie a number of nuggets and key learning points to take away from Dave’s decades of experience in the real estate investing space, as well as his refreshing take on real estate investing from an American perspective. These include:

The pursuit of financial intelligence Why the outdated model for financial security doesn’t work in today’s world Not everyone is going to believe in you…in fact most people will think you’re nuts! Sifting your way through the education space to get what you really need The investor mindset Making mistakes (and learning from them) The early days as a small-scale flipper – all the way up to leading a private equity firm What’s different, and what stays the same, as the size of your operation increases Dave’s #1 key to growing from a mom-and-pop shop, to running a true real estate investing business An introduction to Freedom Venture Investments and the opportunities available south of the border to investors Why Dave believes investing in multi-family in the next 18 months is the way to go Opportunities to be realized from the COVID-19 falloutBio:

Based out of Massachusetts, Dave is currently focused on opportunities to invest in high-yield multi-family assets along the Eastern United States including Florida and the Carolinas.

After 16 years as a firefighter and paramedic, Dave launched his career in real estate, rapidly becoming one of the Nation’s top real estate investors. Within his first few years, Dave had transacted millions of dollars of real estate and had become one of the Nation’s leading experts in both residential and commercial transactions.

His unabridged passion for business and real estate put him on the radar of A&E television network as well as multiple news organizations like CBS, ABC, CNBC, FOX News, and CNN. New York Times reported the Dave Seymour’s series “Flipping Boston” posted the highest ratings ever for the A&E network at the time of airing.

Dave has been sought after as a ‘tell it how it is mentor’ and motivator in the real estate world with a track record of success everywhere he reaches. He is well known for doing business alongside investors of all experience levels, and has partnered with investors on their very first real estate deals as well as guided some of the largest investments firms in the nation through complex transactions.

Find out more about Dave Seymour and Freedom Venture Investments:

https://www.freedomventure.com/

dave.seymour@freedomventure.com

Thank you for listening to the show and we look forward to welcoming you to our RevNYou with Real Estate Community!

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Halfway through 2020 – Are you accomplishing your goals for the year?

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Returning to the process of goal setting, tracking, reviewing, and planning

We made it!

It’s officially past the half-way point of 2020 and what a wild year it has been:

Coronavirus and a global pandemic? Interest rates slashing Immigration stalled, planes grounded Home sales silenced in some areas before taking off once again (GTA, anyone?)

These are just some of the bigger events that have been happening around us this year. But how are WE doing amidst all this change in relation to the accomplishment of our goals? As we’ve gotten to this point, we’re taking a look back from the lens of revisiting those ever so good intentions: New Year’s Resolutions….or in other words…the goals we set at the start of the year.

How are you doing in the accomplishment of what you set out to do in 2020?

Are you crushing it, or are things stagnantly staying the same?

Did you set goals for 2020, or is goal setting something that’s completely new to you….something that feels like a daunting task?

In this episode, RevNYou with Real Estate Educator and podcast host Doug Meyers shares the importance of goals setting, including setting the RIGHT TYPE of goals that force us to expand, his process for goal setting, tracking, reviewing, and planning, and how to systematically follow-up with our goals to stay on track, adjust if needed, and keep moving in the direction of our desires.

As mentioned in the show, if you are interested in seeing the template for the process that Doug uses on a yearly, quarterly, and weekly basis, please send an e-mail to info@revnyou.com and we will get it out to you. You can also request an invitation to set up a call to work through the process directly with us. That’s how important we believe this process is – a process that we use in our own lives.

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

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Happy Canada Day! Come Together, Canada

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A Message For Investing in this Great Country

Happy Canada Day from all of us here at RevNYou With Real Estate!

We hope you celebrate Canada’s 153rd birthday with those who matter most to you, and that you take some time to appreciate what Canada means to you.

In this shortened edition, RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast Host Doug Meyers shares a message about coming together, as Canadians, amidst all the uncertainty and the many divisive messages that are being championed within our country (and around the world for that matter) right now.

One thing is for sure – we are all proud to be Canadian here at RevNYou with Real Estate. We are invested in Canada for today, tomorrow, and beyond.

The question is…are you invested in Canada, too?

Happy Canada Day our friends in Real Estate!

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