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Rev N You with Real Estate

Rev N You with Real Estate

By Rev N You
Rev N You with Real Estate is committed to helping you understand the real risks and rewards of profitable real estate investing so you can lead a life you love!

This podcast will complement you as an inspired, confident, and in-action real estate investor. Through hearing the real-life stories of fellow real estate investors at various stages of their investing journeys, to learning useful tips and strategies, to personal development and improving your investor mindset, Rev N You with Real Estate is your partner on the road of living a life you love through real estate investing.
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How to Wash Away $25k
A true story on the importance of having the proper insurance on your rental property. Don't question it, just do it! Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the Rev N You with Real Estate community! - The Rev N You with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
16:53
November 24, 2021
Take Action
There's only two words necessary for this show: Take Action. We'll leave the rest up to you. Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the Rev N You with Real Estate community! - The Rev N You with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
18:06
November 17, 2021
Supplementing your Portfolio using Stock Options with Cody Yeh
Are you in that challenging position many mid-stage real estate investors find themselves in, where you've got a number of properties in the portfolio, but not enough cashflow to fund your lifestyle? This is a common challenge for investors who have built portfolios in markets where, due to higher prices, cashflow on a per property basis is lower.  So what do you do to create cashflow for today without having to liquidate a property and put a dent in your long-term wealth building plans? Enter Cody Yeh, a former full-time project manager and engineer at Honda, who supplemented his job income and real estate portfolio returns by learning to become a stock options investor. The skills he learned over a period of time allowed him to quit his job at the beginning of 2020, while also allowing him to keep his real estate investments for building long-term wealth and earn income for today. In this conversation you'll see how real estate and stock options investing can be worked in tandem to create the best of both worlds: cashflow today and wealth tomorrow.  Talking points include: Why Cody started investing in real estate What led to trading stock options after starting out with day trading How stock options connect to real estate investing and why investors should care What is a stock option? Real estate investors can't eat equity, so if there's not enough cash flow from the portfolio, where's the money coming from? How trading stock options complements the wealth building aspects of long-term real estate investing Why trade stock options as opposed to trade stocks (and what's the difference) Being the "insurance"  What happens if your option gets exercised Expected cashflow returns of trading options  Translatable skills between real estate investing and options trading How to create scalable risks and returns How to get started The most common ways people screw options up: fear, greed, and lack of diligence Thank you to Cody for joining us on the show. If you want to learn more about Cody, stock options, and his options training courses, visit: www.codyyeh.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/StockInvestingCanadaUs https://www.instagram.com/cody__yeh/ @codyyeh Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the Rev N You with Real Estate community! - The Rev N You with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
54:20
November 10, 2021
The Roots of Rev N You with Real Estate with Co-Founder Julie Broad
Julie Broad is the Co-Founder of Rev N You with Real Estate and the Founder of Book Launchers, which helps non-fiction authors write and market books people will want to read.  As an Amazon Overall #1 Best Selling Author having written titles including More than Cashflow, which topped Amazon, The New Brand You, and her latest book, Self-Publish & Succeed, Julie is a recognized real estate investor, successful entrepreneur, and notable speaker.  Through the late 2000s and early 2010s, Julie and her husband Dave developed Rev N You with Real Estate. What originally was a newsletter highlighting their investing journey eventually grew into a platform for providing level-headed, honest education and insights on the real risks and rewards of real estate investing in Canada, a mission the new faces of Rev N You carry on today.  After investing full-time for a little under 10 years and growing Rev N You into a trusted education provider in the real estate investing education space, Julie and Dave decided to move to the USA to pursue two new ventures: Dave's acting career, and Julie's self-publishing company, Book Launchers.  Today, Julie maintains her focus on Book Launchers with a popular YouTube channel in BookLaunchers.TV. Her advice has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, Yahoo! Business, CTV, the Toronto Sun, Medium.com and many local and national TV shows. In our conversation we dive into the history of Julie's real estate investing career and the background of Rev N You, covering: Julie's real estate investing origin story How Rev N You came to be  The need for level-headed, honest real estate investing education Leaving a 6-figure job and going all in on real estate investing and building Rev N You "Burning the boats" and maintaining the entrepreneurial mentality  The day-to-day of building a real estate investing education company while also building a portfolio What it REALLY takes to build and grow a business from the ground up What precipitated Julie's transition from real estate into a new business venture Using real estate to fund her new company, Book Launchers, and her transition down to the United States What real estate investments have allowed Julie to do after moving forward from Rev N You and being a full-time investor Julie's advice for investors who are just starting out Advice for running a real estate investment business What causes the most stress in real estate The case for limiting joint venture partnerships Big thanks to Julie for taking a walk down the Rev N You memory lane. If you're an aspiring author and want to find out more about how you can publish your own book, reach out to Julie via her website: https://booklaunchers.com/ If you want to chat with her about real estate investing, DON'T! Talk to us instead! We can be found online and across social media in the following places:  www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the Rev N You with Real Estate community! - The Rev N You with Real Estate Team
47:37
November 03, 2021
Creative Strategies to Get Deals Done with Andrea Warkentin
Andrea Warkentin is a former member of the Vancouver Police Department before moving to Red Deer, Alberta and becoming a full-time real estate investor in 2006. Since that time she has built up a substantial portfolio, buying and selling her own properties over the years. She has transacted over 60 creative real estate deals using seller financing to purchase properties, and has used the rent to own strategy to sell over 50 properties over the past 12 years. She also own multi-family properties and currently her portfolio of rentals in Central Alberta is sitting at 70 doors with a valuation of over 11 million dollars. Over the past 6 years, she has been helping to teach creative strategies to investors across Canada through her partnership with Barry McGuire, a real estate lawyer of over 40 years in Edmonton, AB. They travel to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto to teach investors on how to expand their portfolios using techniques such as seller financing, rent to own, options, wholesaling, and joint ventures. Our conversation dives into Andrea's vast creative investing strategies experience, including: Andrea's investing origin story - from police officer to full-time investor, including her first investment property The noticeable benefits of investing in secondary real estate markets, such as Andrea's stomping grounds in Red Deer, AB Why go to a secondary market, especially if you live in a more expensive market (Toronto, Vancouver, etc.) Joint venturing to continue to grow by helping others invest in real estate What are "creative strategies" in real estate investing? Why it pays to know how to use creative investing strategies The benefits of creative strategies for investors, sellers, and partners The importance of understanding the legalities of creative strategies to protect your interests How to determine if creative investing strategies make sense to use (hint: motivated sellers!) How long does it take to get your real estate investing business to the level where you can qualify for commercial financing Getting educated in creative strategies so you can educate others, namely sellers How to build a team of professionals to support your business The #1 reason why creative investing strategies are something any investor should learn Big thank you to Andrea for joining us on the show. If you'd like to connect with Andrea further you can find her in the following places: Facebook: Andrea Gauntlett Warkentin Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the Rev N You with Real Estate community! - The Rev N You with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
54:25
October 26, 2021
What It's Like to Build a 350+ Unit Portfolio in 4.5 Years with Jamie and Leslie Collard, Founders of Collard Properties
Jamie and Leslie Collard are a husband and wife team who have spent the last few years building financial freedom through real estate acquisitions.   In 2016, they decided it was time to take control of their future and began creating the life they dreamed of after realizing their financial future was in jeopardy.   They decided to delve into the real estate world by soaking up all there is to know about property acquisitions, private lending and investing through registered funds such as RRSP’s, TSFA’s, etc.  Starting with their first investing in 2017, in only two short (and very busy) years, they developed a portfolio of over 50 rental units which has grown to its current size of 350 units and counting! Throughout their journey, they have become passionate about sharing with others how they use real estate to build wealth. As true believers that everyone can achieve the same success that they have, they decided they wanted to show people how they did it, so they've hosted events, offered coaching programs, and appeared on plenty of shows like this! In our conversation with the Collard's we dive into: The Collard's real estate investing origin story Where they've invested in building a portfolio now with over 350 units  Why they got started in real estate investing How their goals in real estate changed after getting some focused education in investing What it really looks like to build a 350 unit portfolio in 4.5 years . . . the price to be paid not for everyone The importance of building your team and vetting quality team members in order to scale with speed Becoming aware of what you need to see (and have) in order to push forward through obstacles and discomfort What it's like to transition to using other people's money to build your portfolio Developing the confidence to bring on investors and lenders in order to grow How long does it actually take, and how much work it takes, to find and vet a good deal What all is included in the Collard's portfolio and how do they manage it all? What investing strategies they use in different markets to maximize returns Handling the stresses that come with having a lot of business activities on the go, and what they're doing to improve things Investing in coaching and only working with people who are willing to teach them The future of real estate for Jamie and Leslie Thank you to Jamie and Leslie for joining us on the show. If you'd like to get in touch with, or find out more about The Collard's you can find them in the following places: https://www.collardproperties.ca/ FB: Collard Properties info@collardproperties.ca  Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the Rev N You with Real Estate community! - The Rev N You with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
01:02:37
October 15, 2021
Renovating and Refinancing to Real Rewards with Sarah Larbi
In this episode we're speaking with a fellow podcaster and real estate investor, host of the popular Where Should I Invest? and The REITE Club shows, Sarah Larbi. Sarah Larbi specializes in helping take the mystery out of homeownership for Canadians who thought real estate investing was going to be out of reach. She has earned their trust and respect by having the drive and focus to embark, build and grow a 7-figure, 10 property. 14 door, investment portfolio by her mid 30’s all whilst employed full time. She was able to exit the job world as of Fall 2020, only 7 years after buying her first investment property. Through her various coaching programs, Sarah has helped students go from their first property to planning retirement in around 10-15 years. Her results-oriented approach has been featured in The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Real Estate Wealth magazine and 1010 News Talk Radio and she is often a guest on numerous North American finance-focused podcasts. Hosting two podcasts herself Where Should I Invest? And as co-host on The REITE Club, which have both reached a Top 50 all-time ranking in investing in Apple podcasts, Sarah interviews fellow real estate investors about their strategies and geographical focus, providing audiences with valuable insights and actionable tactics for their own real estate goals. In our conversation with Sarah we dig into her real estate investing story including: Why Sarah started investing in real estate The BRRRR strategy: why (and how) Sarah and her partner chose this as their prefered investing strategy to build their portfolio Choosing ONE real estate investing strategy, getting good at it, and then branching out into other strategies Why Sarah started her podcasts - Where Should I Invest? and The REITE Club Common threads shared by successful investors who have appeared on her podcast through the years Leaving her job using real estate and the challenges of a stark work / life change How to use real estate to leave your job and 3 steps you can take to prepare the runway before pulling the plug Much appreciation to Sarah for joining us on the show. If you'd like to connect with her, find out more about her podcasts or investing experience and resources, visit her online at: https://sarahlarbi.com/ And on instagram: @investorsarahlarbi Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the Rev N You with Real Estate community! - The Rev N You with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
48:49
October 06, 2021
Finish the Year Strong: How to Complete a Quarterly Review and Curate a Great Next 90-Days (Quarterly Review, Planning, and Goal Setting Process)
Do you have a process for reviewing, planning, and setting goals in your life?  In this edition of the show, host Doug Meyers walks listeners through his Quarterly Review, Planning, and Goal Setting Process.  This process is something Doug has worked through and improved over the past 3 years, bringing elements of the process from entrepreneur and business coach Dan Sullivan, Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and some of his own additions, to create an in-depth exercise that if implemented will help you create a clear vision, set priority goals, and determine what a great next 90-days looks like for you. With this episode you will learn: The purpose of the quarterly review, planning, and goal setting process - why do this? The importance of uninterrupted, undistracted time to focus when completing this exercise Why a change in location helps facilitate quality results How the combination of intentional time, a quiet location, and undivided attention will maximize the effectiveness of this exercise The 4-step process for quarterly reviewing, planning, and goal setting The 4 prompt questions that force you to reflect, identify, create, and set your next 90-days for success (from Dan Sullivan's How To Change Your Life in 90 Days) How to use this process to set priority goals for yourself The fatal error that causes most people to fail at achieving their quarterly goals and how to avoid it What to do after you set your quarterly goals: The Weekly Review With the start of October 2021 approaching, you can take action immediately with this episode and complete a quarterly review, plan, and goal setting exercise so that you can finish 2021 strong and roll into 2022 with positive momentum.  If you've got questions about this process please send them via e-mail to: info@revnou.com with the subject line "quarterly process".  Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the Rev N You with Real Estate community! - The Rev N You with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
43:52
September 29, 2021
Building Quality Relationships for Investing Success with Marinella Nicolosi
“You will attract what you are.” - Marinella Nicolosi In this episode we're bringing back a popular previous guest! Marinella Nicolosi is a private lender with a wealth of experience lending her funds to private investors within the real estate investing space. As she shared in our first episode together (Understanding the Real Risks and Rewards of Private Lending), the key to her success as a private lender is quality relationships. In chatting with each other further we decided that building quality relationships was worthy of its own show, so we brought Marinella back to have a free-flowing conversation on the subject and to share her insights and perspectives. Our conversation covers: Why are relationships so important in real estate investing How long does it take to develop quality relationships Why working on yourself is actually the first step in building relationships with others Accepting the fact that you’re only go to connect with a certain number of people (now it just becomes a matter of finding those people)! What are the fundamental elements of building relationships Invest time to get to know people…on a non-real estate basis Tips on how to build a big network of connections How to have conversations that allow non-real estate relationships to turn into potential real estate opportunities Educating yourself on how relationships work Why problem-solving and growing together are great ways to build relationships with others Once again, a big thank you to Marinella for joining us on the show! If you enjoyed what you heard and would like to get in touch with Marinella you can find her on Facebook where she is quite active or via e-mail: Marinella Nicolosi 4u2suxeed@gmail.com Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the Rev N You with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
51:18
September 15, 2021
Building a Real Estate Investment Business, Investing in the US as a Canadian, and Raising Capital with Marcin Drozdz
Marcin Drozdz is an active investor with a several hundred unit real estate portfolio and has sourced 9 figures of private investment capital for several business ventures. An entrepreneur of Polish decent, Marcin has gone from working at a private equity firm in his early 20s to starting his own real estate investment business, which fast forward to today is focused on commercial and multifamily real estate acquisitions in the United States. In our conversation with Marcin we cover 3 distinct areas: building a real estate investment business, investing in the United States as a Canadian, and raising capital. Points covered include: Marcin's real estate origin story What made him want to move from working at a private equity firm to starting his own real estate investment business The difference between technical work and doing entrepreneurial work, and how Marcin improved as a business owner and operator Insights into building a real estate investment business The reasons why Canadians should consider investing in the United States The types of assets Marcin and his partners are focusing on in the USA Which areas in the USA Marcin focuses on and why, sharing his reasons for being interested in particular markets Developing an operations team in the USA while living in Canada Tax implications as a Canadian investing in the USA Differences between American and Canadian markets to be aware of Marcin's consistent principles for raising capital Why you should "dig your well before you're thirsty" The E.A.S.Y. system Mistakes Marcin sees people making when it comes to raising capital What real estate investors can do to become better capital raisers Big thank you to Marcin for joining us on the show! As a SPECIAL OFFER for listeners of this podcast, YOU ARE INVITED to attend Marcin's upcoming Raising Capital event FOR FREE on Saturday September 25, 2021 from 10AM - 3PM EST by following the link below, using the promo code: RAISECAPITAL https://www.marcindrozdz.com/1-day-how-to-raise-capital-event If you'd like to connect with Marcin further or check out more of his info and education online, find him here! https://www.marcindrozdz.com/ IG: @realmarcindrozdz Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com @revnyoucanada YouTube: Rev N You With Real Estate
57:08
September 08, 2021
Growing as an Investor while Raising a Family with Carleen Su
This week on the Podcast we're sitting down with Carleen Su of Tru Capital Real Estate! Carleen's journey in real estate investing spans a healthy 19 years and includes investments in duplexes, suited homes, pre-construction condos, limited partnerships, and now townhouse development projects as well. As the mother of a young family of 3 kids, Carleen strives to find balance between growing her investing business and achieving her investing goals, while raising a family and achieving her familial goals too.  In our wide-ranging conversation we cover: Carleen's real estate investing history, with 19 years of investing in various capacities What it was like to be a young, new investor and overcoming the discomfort of first-time investing (and first-time property management) Insights on the real estate cycle and portfolio management Creating the confidence to try different strategies The slow and steady approach to growing a portfolio Transitioning from working in full-time job to working on her investing business Integrating work and life to achieve both investing and family goals Strategies for prioritizing life and business elements while raising a family, including using a project management software Current projects Carleen is working on with her investment company, Tru Capital Tips and insights for overcoming doubts in raising capital Thank you to Carleen for taking the time to join us on the show! If you want to find out more about Tru Capital Real Estate and connect with Carleen directly you can find her at: https://www.trucapitalrealestate.com/ service@trucapitalrealestate.com Facebook: Tru Capital Instagram: @investorcarleen ​ Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com @revnyoucanada YouTube: Rev N You With Real Estate
49:05
September 01, 2021
An Empowering Perspective for Facing "Uncertain Times"
How many times have you heard the phrase "uncertain times"? If there's one thing that's certain, it's that we are always in uncertain times.  In this episode, Rev N You Partner and host of the Podcast Doug Meyers provides an empowering perspective for uncertain times, offering 3 key takeaways to help shift the perspective of uncertain times from a place of concern to a place of confidence. What did you think of this show? Was it helpful? Useful? Useless? Let us know by reaching out directly in one of the following places! info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB: Rev N You With Real Estate Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com @revnyoucanada YouTube: Rev N You With Real Estate
17:13
August 26, 2021
From BRRRs to Apartment Buildings with Evan McLeish
Evan McLeish is a real estate investor out of Prince George, BC, where he has been investing in real estate for almost 7 years.  He got his start with a fixer-upper, a long-term principal residence turned flip that taught him the power of real estate, as he was able to purchase a turn-key rental property and start a new principal residence project using the proceeds from his first sale. Recognizing that real estate investing was a good path for him, he continued the process of moving into a principal residence, fixing it up, putting in a basement suite, refinancing the property with long-term renters in place, and moving on to the next house. By completing 6 BRRRs (Buy-Renovate-Refinance-Rent) in Prince George while simultaneously working his job at the pulp mill in Quesnel, Evan was able to build up his asset base in real estate and make sound financial decisions to the point of making the choice to leave his job in February of this year.  Now with the added time he has joined forces with a couple other investors he met in a real estate mastermind group to form NSE Real Estate, a real estate investing firm focused on partnering up with passive investors to invest in multi-family buildings across Canada. In our conversation with Evan we discuss: Getting started with zero real estate experience Learning how to renovate to add value to residential homes by leaning on those with more experience The power of delayed gratification Becoming a real estate investor and developing an investor mindset How Evan funded and completed his BRRR projects - the key tactics to successful BRRRs Doug goes on a tangent about doing what it takes to get where you want to go (you must put in the time)! Why the "how" of real estate investing doesn't matter if you don't really want to do the work Evan's take on quitting your job - recognizing when it's time to leave, what to do in the lead up to leaving, and being prepared Figuring out "what's next" after achieving a long-term goal, like leaving a job Making the jump from residential renovations to purchasing multi-family properties Who Not How for real estate investing and life Final words of wisdom: picking one thing to focus on and get out of your own way Thank you to Evan for joining us on the show!  Do you want to connect with Evan and NSE Real Estate? Check out the connection points below: NSE Real Estate on FB: https://www.facebook.com/NSE-Real-Estate-101703502162174 Evan's FB: https://www.facebook.com/evan.mcleish.3 IG: @nse_real_estate Or e-mail direct to: McLeish_1@hotmail.com Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
01:11:12
August 18, 2021
Portfolio Management During COVID and Beyond with RevNYou's Gary Spencer-Smith
"If you have the opportunity to get bonus houses, then get bonus houses!" - Gary Spencer-Smith We've been through COVID (hopefully) and there's signs that the worst of it is behind us, so how did you manage your portfolio during this incredibly unique time? What are you going to do moving forward to keep your portfolio strong, healthy, and helping you achieve the lifestyle you want to live? After a brief summer hiatus, RevNYou's Doug Meyers is back to host another episode with Gary Spencer-Smith discussing how Gary has managed his portfolio over the past 12-18 months, along with some things to look out for as the world continues to (knock on wood) open up again. Key subjects covered in this episode include: Personal stories from Gary's portfolio management over the past 12 - 18 months The reasons why Gary sold some properties owned with one of his JV partners How to be a valuable JV working partner in times of uncertainty Predictions for the future including the cost of doing business, availability of materials, and supply chain delays Why owning real estate creates financial peace of mind in times of need How to build a portfolio that has resiliency The importance of a good joint venture contract How Gary is using the real estate cycle in different markets to make portfolio management decisions Two final tips for investors wondering what to do next Books referenced in the episode: Secrets of the Canadian Real Estate Cycle - Don R. Campbell Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
34:30
August 11, 2021
Understanding the Risks and Rewards of Private Lending with Marinella Nicolosi
"I wanted to do private lending because it fit with my lifestyle." Originally from Italy, Marinella Nicolosi moved to Canada in 1996 at the age of 26. Along with being a proud mother of two, she spends her spare time doing things she loves such as cooking, listening to music, walks in nature, interior design and real estate investments. Her interest in art/design started in college where she majored in both Fashion Design and Staging.  Because of her background she had numerous translatable skills to bring to her real estate investments, which have included successfully renovating and selling previous primary residences at major profits.  In 2019 she started focusing on private lending deals which allowed her to maintain her lifestyle while meeting her goals and simultaneously creating new ones for her bright future. Marinella now has a wealth of experience in the private lending space, and she wants to help other's get started in lending by understanding how to be a smart private lender. After getting to know Marinella, our conversation focuses on all things private lending including: What private lending is Why most people have never heard of private lending Reasons why borrowers would be interested in using private funds for real estate investments What holds people back from becoming a private lender What kind of returns you can expect from different types of private lending investments Understanding the real risks and rewards of private lending What private lenders need to do in terms of DUE DILIGENCE on both potential borrowers and lending opportunities  Marinella's due diligence process - ALL POTENTIAL PRIVATE LENDERS NEED TO HEAR THIS! What to do if you are lending to a corporation Items to include in your agreements to protect your money and yourself How to source quality opportunities to lend your money Identifying red flags to avoid potential troubles Who private lending is for Big thank you to Marinella for joining us on the show and sharing her knowledge on this topic! If you enjoyed the show and would like to get in touch with Marinella you can find her on Facebook where she is quite active or via e-mail to: 4u2suxeed@gmail.com Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
01:00:07
June 16, 2021
Understanding the Money Game and The Business of Real Estate Investing with Danielle Chiasson
"There's the field, and there's the office, and they complement each other." Danielle Chiasson is a serial entrepreneur known for her work in the field of real estate investing in residential redevelopment and rental housing. Focused in Ontario, her many projects have ranged in scope from light clean-ups to full renovations, as well as legal duplex, triplex conversions, and multi-unit flips. She works as a general contractor managing various trades & staff, while managing her businesses. She fills her days operating multiple businesses, underwriting properties, balancing finances, managing rental properties, and endlessly educating herself. She is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in Ontario and a member and contributor of several real estate education organizations. Danielle is passionate about business and real estate, and shares her experience and knowledge with other investors through speaking engagements and various online platforms, and is very excited about re-launching her coaching program in the fall of 2021. In our conversation centered around two main topics, the business of real estate investing and understanding the money game, Danielle shares: Her real estate investing origins Why she started with flipping real estate but shifted to buy-and-hold acquisitions once COVID started How to work your way through the real estate investing fog (figuring out what investing strategies work best for you) How to adapt a business model based on changing conditions Approaching your real estate investing like a business . . . because it is! The elements of setting up a real estate investing business The office supports the field and they must grow together if you want to scale Why you should get an assistant and examples of what you can have them do Tips for scaling a portfolio sustainably Understanding the Money Game of real estate investing How to create a network of private lenders to help you grow your business by educating others How debt and credit will help you grow (if used correctly) Why collecting rent puts dollars in your piggy bank Understanding good debt, bad debt, and leverage Thank you to Danielle for joining us on the show!  If you enjoyed what you heard and are interested in speaking with Danielle directly, she has set up a link specific for this show where you can sign-up for a one-on-one call with her. Check it out below: Calendly.com/StrategicSuccess/RevNYou-intro-call/ Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
01:10:15
June 09, 2021
Using Real Estate to Retire Early with Ryan Koss
"If everything fails and I end up with nothing, I'll figure it out and start again!" Ryan Koss is a prime example of using real estate to create the lifestyle of his desires. From his early beginnings starting to invest in real estate in 2005, to building up the investment portfolio and cash reserves needed, in this episode Ryan shares his personal story of how and why he used real estate to effectively retire by the age of 30. Without spoiling all the details, Ryan's story covers: The early days of working in Northern Alberta and starting to invest in real estate Why he chose real estate investing over other options The timeline for how long it took him to effectively retire from his job by age 30 Budgeting and costing-out lifestyle requirements 5, 10, 15 years in advance The mindset he used and the actions he took to create the confidence needed to pull the plug and leave his job What the first years of early retirement looked like! The restoration of Volkswagen vans Understanding why you're investing in real estate Advice for those who are looking to retire early by using real estate investing If you're looking to be inspired by a living example of someone who has used real estate to retire early, this episode is sure to do so.  A big thank you to Ryan for joining us on the show and for sharing his story with us! Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
45:32
June 03, 2021
Financing Real Estate Investments with Investor Focused Mortgage Broker Dan Heon
Dan Heon has been a mortgage broker since 2002, a real estate investor since the mid 1990s and is well-known in the Alberta real estate investment community. He became a mortgage broker when efforts to grow his own portfolio were challenged by conventional lenders. His office at the Canadian Mortgage Team Alberta has carved out a valuable niche in the Canadian Mortgage Industry, with a specialty in working with people who are committed to their own success by adding real estate to their portfolio. It's fair to say that Dan is a mortgage broker that thinks like an investor, because he is one.  With 26 years of experience as an investor and 20 years of experience as a broker, Dan has seen it all, and in our finance focused conversation he shares with listeners his wealth of knowledge in the important areas of: What new investors starting out need to know when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage on a rental property Understanding what the banks are looking at  The 2-2-2 rule What investors can do to ensure they get the YES from lenders How investors can keep growing - what investors need to do in order to get the banks to say yes to funding more mortgages The limiting factors that cause investors to hit the financing wall Why planning and strategizing your financing options is critical to grow a portfolio The importance of having the RIGHT type of mortgage in place for the investment strategy you are executing Why the lowest interest rate isn't the be all, end all, of a good mortgage Dan's point of view for investors who have hit the financing wall, or can't qualify on their own to start their portfolio, and how they can attract people who CAN qualify for mortgages to their opportunities Thank you to Dan for joining us on the show! If you'd like to get in touch with Dan to see what you could qualify for, or to find out more about investor-focused financing options, you can connect with him via: Website: danheon.com E-mail: dan@danheon.com Business Phone: (403)-257-1801 Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
45:35
May 26, 2021
Invest Where Returns Are Best! A Wide-Ranging Conversation with Award Winning Investor Deanna Boyden
Deanna Boyden is a real estate investor based in Calgary, Alberta. Alongside her husband Darcy, the two have built a real estate investing business over the years using various investment strategies including Buy and Hold, Flip to Yourself, Agreement for Sale, Rent To Own, Joint Ventures, land development, syndicate mortgages, private lending, purchases of short sales and courthouse auctions, on their way to creating a multi-faceted portfolio of active and passive investments across Canada and the US. In this wide-ranging conversation, Deanna speaks both to her personal experiences as well as the experiences of Darcy and herself while building a portfolio together. Our conversation includes discussions on: Building a real estate investment portfolio while working travel and time intensive full-time jobs Why they chose real estate investments based on lifestyle desires and limitations How her "why" has shifted over the years Embracing the hard work, overcoming self-doubt, and overcoming challenges while in growing a portfolio How having full-time jobs helped the Boyden's start a real estate investing portfolio without having to partner with others Identifying what your "superpower" in real estate is Thoughts on how to position yourself to leave a full-time job Breaking down the strategic planning process Making macro and micro decisions in order to succeed at long-term plans Why the Boyden's continue investing in real estate Developing a coaching and mentoring niche around her experience Why most people struggle making big decisions in their own lives Deanna's parting words  Much appreciation to Deanna for joining us on the show! If you'd like to connect further with Deanna you can find her here: www.deannaboyden.com IG: @deannaboyden FB: Deanna Boyden Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
01:03:43
May 19, 2021
Multifamily, Mindset, and Making it Happen with Zac Willms
Zac Willms began real estate investing in 2017 in a hot Ontario market.  Since then, Zac has built up a portfolio of 8 properties with 38 doors, appeared on multiple podcast (including this one!) and presented in seminars to help others, with a focus on the younger generation, learn more about real estate investing. He has used multiple investment strategies to help his partners and clients increase their net worth and generate solid returns on their money, and along the way has developed a deeper interest in investing in the multifamily asset class. In our conversation together, Zac shares: How he got started in real estate investing The person that encouraged Zac to get a proper real estate investing education Surrounding yourself with like minded people to turbocharge your growth The strategies Zac has used to build his real estate portfolio What to do if you're a young investor that's trying to get started Multifamily investing: the differences between multifamily and residential real estate investing The General Partner / Limited Partner Structure (GP / LP) How to find multifamily properties that make sense as deals Creating deal flow The tasks you need to be doing all the time if you want to grow a portfolio Identifying red flags and hidden gems in multifamily investing Where Zac invests and why he has stuck to investing in one area The shifting nature of the why Strategies for staying centered including mindfulness, meditation, and healthy living practices Strategies for continued education and personal development Thank you Zac for taking the time to join the show! To connect with Zac you can find him here: IG: @zacwillms Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
53:51
May 13, 2021
Growth Requires Discomfort
When trying to grow, whether personally, professionally, or in our context within real estate investing, you'll know you're on the right path when this key element presents itself: Discomfort. In this short episode, RevNYou Partner and Host Doug Meyers shares personal experiences of how growth in his portfolio was shaped by discomforts that were worked through, and ultimately overcome, leading to new levels of results in life and in real estate. Seek discomfort and growth will follow. Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
21:13
May 05, 2021
Making Real Estate Investing Work for You with Gary Hibbert of Smart Home Choice
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
51:12
April 28, 2021
Investing Where You DON'T Live and Achieving the Time-Freedom Point through Passive Income with 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! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
57:03
April 21, 2021
Creating and Executing an Intentional Real Estate Investing Retirement Plan with Jeff Walters
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 planning One 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! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
47:49
April 14, 2021
Dave Dubeau on Raising Capital and Attracting the Right Partners for YOU
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 media Thank 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: https://investorattractionbook.com/ 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: https://www.daviddubeau.com/ Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
01:01:25
April 07, 2021
Lessons Learned, $18,000 Deals, and Small Town Investing with Ryan Lake
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! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
01:13:16
March 31, 2021
What Kind of Real Estate Investing Is (or Isn't) Right For You
Show notes coming soon! - The RevNYou Team
15:01
March 03, 2021
Pre-Construction Condos: The Easy Track to Wealth Building?
RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast.  Show notes coming shortly.
43:03
February 17, 2021
Real Estate Investing Fundamentals: Your Real Estate Investing Team
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! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
28:13
February 10, 2021
Getting in the Game Early with Fellow Millennial Investor Russell Mortlock
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! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
57:35
January 28, 2021
Rent-to-Own Experts Kyle Barth & Dave Shymko of KD Properties on how to invest with RTOs
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! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
56:18
January 21, 2021
Essential Reading for any Real Estate Investor's Book List
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  www.revnyou.com  IG: @revnyoucanada  Facebook: Rev N You With Real Estate  YouTube: Rev N You With Real Estate
40:36
January 14, 2021
Tech Tools for Real Estate Investors
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 www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada Facebook: Rev N You With Real Estate YouTube: Rev N You With Real Estate
59:27
January 06, 2021
People, Properties, and Platinum Records with Musician & Real Estate Investor Nick Skalkos
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! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada Facebook: Rev N You With Real Estate YouTube: Rev N You With Real Estate
01:06:20
December 30, 2020
You Can't Save Your Way To Wealth with Zeb & Colleen Tsikira - The Tsikira's!
Welcome to this edition of the RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast. 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!  - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB & YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
51:31
December 16, 2020
Growing a Multi-Family Real Estate Investing Business with BV&Co. Founder Ray Vozza
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! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada Facebook: Rev N You With Real Estate YouTube: Rev N You With Real Estate
56:19
December 09, 2020
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! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada Facebook: Rev N You With Real Estate YouTube: Rev N You With Real Estate
58:54
December 02, 2020
From 1, to 2, to 44 New Builds - The Power of Purpose-Built Rentals with Kris Bucci
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! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB: Rev N You With Real Estate YouTube: Rev N You With Real Estate
01:01:02
November 25, 2020
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! Connect with RevNYou with Real Estate FB: https://www.facebook.com/revnyou/ IG: @revnyoucanada YT: https://youtube.com/revnyou https://www.revnyou.com/
55:47
November 11, 2020
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! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB: Rev N You With Real Estate YT: Rev N You With Real Estate
01:00:33
November 04, 2020
Life, Real Estate, and Creative Financing Strategies with The Real Estate Investor Dad: Wayne Hillier
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 estate Thank 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.dad Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB: Rev N You With Real Estate YT: Rev N You With Real EState
01:06:35
October 14, 2020
Small-Scale Flipper To Private Equity Firm CEO: Dave Seymour On 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 fallout Bio: 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! Connect with RevNYou with Real Estate FB: https://www.facebook.com/revnyou/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/revnyoucanada/ YT: https://youtube.com/revnyou https://www.revnyou.com/
01:04:07
August 03, 2020
Are you accomplishing your goals for the year? Halfway through 2020 - 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! - The RevNYou with Real Estate Team www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB: Rev N You With Real Estate YT: Rev N You With Real EState
33:06
July 15, 2020
Happy Canada Day! Come Together, Canada - 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! www.revnyou.com IG: @revnyoucanada FB: Rev N You With Real Estate YT: Rev N You With Real EState
15:57
July 01, 2020
Managing Focus Over Managing Time with Kunal Mohindra: BRRR Strategy Expert, Father, and Full-time Pharmacist
Born and raised in India, Kunal Mohindra is a Pharmacist, who moved to Canada in 2009 as a student and went to Halifax to complete his Masters in Health Informatics. He is currently working on a project to implement a provincial computer system, which will have a massive impact on Healthcare delivery in Alberta. In addition to his full-time pharmacist role, Kunal is the founder and CEO of Divergent Homes. He has transacted over $7 million in real estate, starting as a fix and flip investor in 2016, and now focusing on helping friends and family unlock the power of real estate by investing in legally suited properties in Edmonton. Kunal loves to give back and inspire others to invest in Real Estate. He is the host of the Edmonton Real Estate Mastermind, which offers a safe place for investors to bring questions and challenges. You can also find him hosting family friendly Open Houses at his projects to facilitate networking within the real estate community. In our conversation, Kunal and I discuss a number of topics that I’m sure many of our listeners will relate to: The inspiration, or in Kunal’s case, the desperation that got him started in real estate The journey of becoming a “seminar junkie” Growing and getting over the “employee mindset”…this was a big roadblock for Kunal Adopting an open mindset toward partnerships and sharing Tips on how to network as an introvert Moving from education mode to action mode Approaching COVID as a time to grow your network Managing focus over managing time Mitigating risks in real estate and lifestyle Choosing your partners is like a marriage - think long-term Reasons to start investing in real estate Kunal's First 3 Steps to get started in real estate investing We also dig into the real estate investing strategies that Kunal has specialized in, covering in depth the BRRR strategy, and why he made the transition from house flipper to the BRRR strategy expert to build wealth through real estate. A passionate husband and a super dad to 2 lovely daughters, Kiara and Inaya, Kunal is committed to creating a life by design and aspires to be an enthusiastic life coach to his kids. Please enjoy this conversation with award winning real estate investor, Kunal Mohindra. Connect with Kunal on Facebook: Kunal Mohindra Thank you for listening to The RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast - we look forward to welcoming you to the RevnYou with Real Estate community! Connect with us: https://www.revnyou.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/revnyou/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/revnyoucanada/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/revnyou
01:01:31
June 17, 2020
Raising Money During A Pandemic & Going Big to Give Big: The REInvestors Randy Molland & Steve Arneson
Vancouver Island based Randy Molland and Steve Arneson make up The REInvestors, a real estate investing duo committed to working with investors that are looking to grow their portfolio, have a passive investing approach, and achieve greater returns on their investments. They also host a monthly community meetup to help educate those looking to learn about real estate as an investment. At these meetups the most experienced professionals in each real estate investing field present their expertise and teach the best ways to successfully create a wealthy lifestyle by investing in cash-flowing real estate. In this episode, the young, energetic and passionate Randy & Steve provide some incredible insights into:  Investing in your real estate investing education, specifically not being afraid to invest the money into close mentorships  Gaining a financial education through real estate  Leveraging the experience of mentors & coaches to raise money from joint venture partners  Betting on yourself: determine the worst case scenario and if you can handle it, it's time to go out and do what you want  Maturing over time in real estate investing - trusting the process and enjoying the challenge  Raising capital in the middle of a pandemic  Structuring unique joint-ventures for educational purposes, not just for financial reasons  The details of their investment portfolio  The start of The REInvestors and what their mission is moving forward  Moving on up! Transitioning from single family homes to multi-family to land development investments The process of self-development has become a major part of Randy and Steve’s lives. They pride themselves on getting high returns but also on helping you get in the right mindset to go along with it. At the beginning of their career they were told by a mentor, “If you want to make a million dollars, help a million people first”. This led to their “Go Big To Give Big” movement. Go Big To Give Big is a mission to inspire one million people to go bigger in life and unlock their full potential so that they can create abundance in as many ways as possible to allow them to give back on a larger scale! The REInvestors are leading this action by hosting a variety of events where proceeds are given to charities, plus they donate their time helping others achieve financial freedom! If you are interested in creating a for-purpose business, these guys have a community around them to help you network, grow your idea, and increase market share so you too can start Going Big To Give Big! Thanks to The REInvestors for coming on The RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast! You can connect with Randy & Steve, the REInvestors at: info@thereinvestors.ca www.thereinvestors.ca FB: The REInvestors Community Thanks for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou community! Get in touch with RevNYou at: www.revnyou.com info@revnyou.com FB: Rev N You with Real Estate IG: @revnyoucanada YT: Rev N You with Real Estate
01:03:34
June 03, 2020
25 Years Young and Loving Life! RevNYou Team Member and Young Gun Investor Karysa Brossoit on DIY Renovations and The Mindset of an Investor
In this episode, RevNYou team member and host Doug Meyers interviews a fellow RevNYou Team Member and young-gun real estate investor: Karysa Brossoit.  At the youthful age of 25, Karysa has worked her way into an ownership position in a multi-million dollar portfolio based on Vancouver Island in Port Alberni, with a couple more properties outside of Edmonton as well. From sports, to painting, to being outdoors, Karysa enjoys everything life has to offer. She credits the power of real estate investing for allowing her to live the lifestyle that she has created and continues to refine. To quote Karysa “The best thing about being a real estate investor is when the weather is beautiful I can head outside, chase the sun and enjoy it, even if it’s a Wednesday!” Karysa knew right out of high school that she didn’t like the idea of picking a career, working a 9-5 job, with set hours to get paid a set amount of money for the rest of her life. After analyzing the lifestyle associated with a typical career, she realized she didn’t want to work her life away and not have time to do all the things she truly wanted to be doing. She was observant enough to discover real estate investing through the action of friends and family close to her and decided to dive into it, becoming a skilled renovator, property manager, and investor herself. It is with that background that we're excited to interview her for this episode of the podcast, as we discuss: Karysa's real estate investing story and how she got started  tips for what kinds of renovations are the best return-on-time and money for do-it-yourself renovation investors the importance of continually educating yourself the power of networking pushing through the inevitable ups-and-downs and trying times in real estate insights on developing the mindset of an investor resources for aspiring new real estate investors Sharing her story in the podcast platform was certainly a step way outside of Karysa’s comfort zone, which itself is a testament to her willingness to push herself to try new things even if they may be a little intimidating. This willingness to push the boundaries of the comfort zone is something we can all take note of and apply in our own lives. Having created and now experiencing the results and lifestyle she has, we hope you enjoy and learn from this conversation with another successful real estate investor and RevNYou team member: Karysa Brossoit. Connect with RevNYou with Real Estate www.revnyou.com FB: revnyouwithrealestate YT: revnyouwithrealestate IG: @revnyoucanada Questions, comments, feedback, or just want to get in touch? Send us an e-mail at info@revnyou.com Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou With Real Estate Community!
42:03
May 20, 2020
Using Real Estate to Leave Your Full-Time Job with YXE Real Estate Group Founder Michael Bugg
Michael Bugg is a full time Real Estate Investor based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He began buying properties in 2010 while working full time as a Veterinarian. Over the years, as Michael expanded his buy and hold real estate portfolio, he continued to cut down on the amount of time he spent working as a Veterinarian. In July of 2018, he officially hung up his stethoscope to focus full time on real estate investing. One of Michael’s greatest passions is helping others take control of their financial future through real estate investing. He is currently launching several initiatives to help the Veterinary community lead more balanced and purposeful lives. He believes that real estate investing is really just the start of the journey; it’s more about the impact you can have on people’s lives. In our conversation, Michael and I discuss: How he got started in real estate investing The early days of building his portfolio while working full-time as veterinarian The day he realized he was DONE working as an employee! How he moved from being a full-time employee to a full-time real estate investor entrepreneur The importance of having a support team in making the jump  Hiring and working with a coach, and why it was the right move for him Tactical real estate conversations around multi-family apartment investing What are the similarities, and difference, between multi-family investing and single-family investing Michael's tips for any real estate investor who wants to grow their knowledge and portfolio Michaels' risks & rewards that he believes every real estate investor should be aware of Enjoy this educational, engaging conversation with the genuine founder of YXE Real Estate Group: Michael Bugg. Connect with Michael in the following ways: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YXERealEstateGroup/ Direct: mike@yxerealestategroup.com  Connect with RevNYou with Real Estate: www.revnyou.com FB: revnyouwithrealestate YT: revnyouwithrealestate IG: @revnyoucanada Questions, comments, feedback, or just want to get in touch? Send us an e-mail at info@revnyou.com Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou With Real Estate Community!
51:46
May 06, 2020
The Price Is Right! Building a Multi-Million Dollar Portfolio Through Joint-Ventures with Commonwealth Home Ownership's Brad Price
Brad Price is a Real Estate Investor specializing in Joint Venture Real Estate Acquisitions and Investment Management in the residential sector. Brad has a number of real estate related businesses which he has either co-founded or founded, including Calgary based Commonwealth Home Ownership, a Canadian real estate investing education company that hosts networking events and provides tools and resources to help real estate investors build profitable portfolios. He is the President & CEO of REIBS Canada, a cloud-based bookkeeping company specifically designed to simplify and automate bookkeeping and accounting processes for real estate investors. Brad also manages BCP Coaching, a One-on-One coaching service for people looking to take that next step towards financial freedom. He highly values positive high-performance habits, a desire to breakdown the status quo, and an unwavering commitment to all of his clients.     In addition to Brad’s real estate related companies, Brad has extensive residential and commercial construction knowledge with over 17 years of experience in the industry. Brad’s most recent projects include two $100 Million commercial construction projects in Calgary and the development of $3.7 Million of residential investment properties in Edmonton. Brad’s next project is a $2.5 Million residential investment development in Calgary, commencing in the spring of 2020. In our conversation Brad and I discuss: The inspiration behind his start in real estate investing: "How much do you earn while you're sleeping?" Educating yourself with the drinking from a firehose approach How to decide what real estate investing strategy is right for you Why he loves the joint-venture strategy for building a real estate investment portfolio Understanding what you are an expert in (as an investor) and communicating what your market has to offer Why it's NOT all about market appreciation (in fact, why you should be hedging against downturns by holding strong cash-flowing assets) The basics of being a successful joint-venture working partner Advanced joint-venture working partner keys Highlighting the operational side of real estate that people often overlook, don't know about, or just simply struggle with (bookkeeping, reporting, managing, systematizing) Finding joint-venture money partners - how to attract, communicate, and build relationships that lead to successful investments over time What Brad means by "people buy into you before they buy into a deal Telling, not selling, what you do The Joint-Venture Associate Program through Commonwealth Home Ownership Tips for investors looking to get started or take their investments to the next level We hope you enjoy this comprehensive conversation with Brad Price! Commonwealth Home Ownership: www.cwho.ca Connect with Brad: IG @brad.c.price brad@cwho.ca Connect with RevNYou with Real Estate www.revnyou.com FB: revnyouwithrealestate YT: revnyouwithrealestate IG: @revnyoucanada Questions, comments, feedback, or just want to get in touch? Send us an e-mail at info@revnyou.com Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou With Real Estate Community!
01:05:19
April 21, 2020
From The Navy To Award Winning Investor: RevNYou's Gary Spencer-Smith on Joint-Venture Investing & The History of RevNYou
Welcome to the first interview episode of The RevNYou With Real Estate Podcast! Thank you for tuning in! In the show's inaugural episode, Doug catches up with fellow RevNYou team member and award winning investor Gary Spencer-Smith. Gary was born in the UK and started investing in his native country during his time in the Royal Navy, He emigrated to Canada after 11 years of service, which saw him travel all over the world before settling on Vancouver Island. Investing on the island for over ten years now, Gary has won awards from Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine and The Real Estate Investment Network for his strategies and success, and been nominated for countless others. Gary enjoys the lifestyle investing in real estate affords him and has a passion for helping others change their financial futures by using real estate as the catalyst. "When I see people finally realize they can totally change their lives, it’s like a light goes on, then they know what is truly possible for their lifestyle and the future of themselves and those around them. That's why I teach!"  After getting to know Gary and his background story, the conversation shifts towards providing listeners with a primer on joint-venture investing before getting into the tips, techniques, strategies, and ways of being that have made Gary such a successful joint-venture working partner in his many years as a real estate investor. Gary shares his knowledge and experience on: - How to screen your joint-venture partners to work with the right type of people, creating win-win relationships - Identifying opportunities to match with the right joint-venture partners - Communicating with various personalities and different communication styles from your own - Developing, managing, and strengthening relationships with your joint-venture partners for long-lasting success As the conversation winds down Gary also shares some great resources for investors looking to get started or for those looking to take their investing journey to the next level! Resources mentioned in the show: Julie Broad - More Than Cashflow: Understanding The Real Risks & Rewards of Profitable Real Estate Robert Kiyosaki - Rich Dad Poor Dad Don R. Campbell - Secrets of The Canadian Real Estate Cycle CashFlow Game - https://www.richdad.com/products/cashflow-classic Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please let us know by clicking the subscribe button on the podcast platform of your liking.  Want to become a part of the RevNYou Community? We'd love for you to join our following on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram for real estate investing resources, and to stay up-to-date on what's happening in the RevNYou With Real Estate World. Web: https://revnyou.com/ YouTube: Rev N You With Real Estate - https://www.youtube.com/RevNYou Facebook: Rev N You With Real Estate - https://www.facebook.com/revnyou/ Instagram: @revnyoucanada - https://www.instagram.com/revnyoucanada/
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April 07, 2020
Introducing The RevNYou With Real Estate Podcast
RevNYou With Real Estate - helping you understand the real risks and rewards of profitable real estate investing so you can lead a life you love! RevNYou With Real Estate is your partner on the path to success in real estate investing. Through hearing the stories of in-action real estate investors at different stages of their investing journeys, to practical conversations surrounding specific aspects of real estate investing, to personal development and improving your investor mindset, we look forward to having your ears tuned in to the show. Enjoy! - The RevNYou With Real Estate Team Connect with us! Facebook: RevNYou With Real Estate Youtube: RevNYou With Real Estate Instagram: @revnyoucanada www.revnyou.com Or send us an e-mail to info@revnyou.com
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March 24, 2020