Episodes
#135: Jennifer Hunt - Understanding The Macro & Micro Trends of RE Investing On this week’s show Gary chats with friend and investor Jennifer Hunt from Real Estate Wealth Lab. They discussed GDP, inflation, housing shortages, immigration policies, and getting down with the data to understand how real estate has trends, and how YOU can harness those trends to buy real estate, and then buy MORE! Her portfolio is worth $25 MILLION, so she knows what she's doing, so don't miss this one! ...
Published 10/21/21
#134: Natasha Cultraro - Living Life On Your Terms In Costa Rica On this week’s show Gary chats with good friend and entrepreneur Natasha Cultraro about leaving Canada and establishing new roots in Costa Rica. Natasha is the owner of Investor’s Choice Property Management service in Ontario, as well as an established real estate investor. They dove into living in various parts of the country, the cost of living, buying property there, the unique financing challenges as well as continuing to...
Published 10/13/21
#133: Josh Stevenson - The Millionaire Schoolteacher, From The Classroom To RE Wealth On this week’s show Gary chats with former ESL and regular teacher Josh Stevenson from InvestNorth.ca. While he began as a teacher, both overseas and in Canada, his grandparents, not his parents were entrepreneurs, owning hotels and various properties. His parents were also teachers and loved the steady income, but Josh wanted more, so after going bankrupt, decided he needed to reinvent himself, and did he...
Published 10/07/21
#132: Trevor McGregor - The 5 Reasons People Fail to Scale in Real Estate On this week’s show Gary chats with seasoned investor and real estate coach Trevor McGregor in a JAM PACKED episode! Trevor was a master coach with Tony Robbins’ company, is a passive and active investor in real estate in single family homes up to multi unit apartment buildings; he also owns self storage units and a hemp farm! This is a podcast where you will NEED to take notes for all the fantastic ideas, or listen to...
Published 09/30/21
#131: Adelaide & Renate Carriere - Never Too Young, Never Too Late On this week’s show Gary chats with Adelaide Carriere and her grandmother Renate, who bought their first investment property together. This episode is for new investors, or those considering getting into it. If you’re 18 or 60, this show talks about the basics and fundamentals of investing, searching for a property, screening, property management and more! Adelaide started as the admin at Smart Home Choice, and became...
Published 09/23/21
#130: Austin Yeh - How To Retire From Your 9-5 in Under 3 Years On this week’s show Gary chats Austin Yeh, a young investor who has made great progress in under 3 years as an investor! He went from 1 property to 17 to 40 units in a short time, and has tried wholesaling, BRRRR, flips and many other strategies in his short career. He left is 9-5 and is now a ‘retired’ investor at age 26, instead of his 50’s as he originally planned! LOTS of fantastic advice and lessons learned in this...
Published 09/15/21
#129: Brian Daley - Protecting Your Real Estate Investment For The Long Term On this week’s show Gary chats with good friend and trusted home inspector for SmartHomeChoice, Brian Daley. Gary has personally been using Brian’s/AGHI services for over 10 years. AGHI helps investors make sure they are buying the best property for them, but also protecting their assets for the long term. Brian has personally built several homes and renovated others, so he has a detailed knowledge of the inner...
Published 09/09/21
#128: Tax Strategies, Market Trends & The Life Of An Entrepreneur w/Daniel Dimanno On this week’s show Gary chats with good friend and trusted accountant for SmartHomeChoice Daniel Dimanno. Daniel has experience in both the public and private accounting sectors, and has been assisting clients for many years. He counsels clients on business structure, tax strategies and good business practices that WON’T get you into trouble with tax authorities. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Whether you need to...
Published 09/01/21
#127: (From The Archives) The Different Stages of Real Estate Investing w/Mathew Frederick On this week’s show Gary chats with friend and longtime investor Mathew Frederick. Mathew has thrived in real estate in many ways, including new builds. He got his first property at age 19 (NINETEEN!) and continues to look out for deals. He’s a JV master, and in this podcast he shares many of his unique strategies for creating deals! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How Mathew bought his first investment property...
Published 08/25/21
#126: Build Back Better - Real Estate Investing Forecast 2021 On this week’s show Gary chats with friend and longtime investor Frank Taylor. Frank purchases his first property during the  1987-1988 boom (just like 20/21), then the market crashed in 1990, leading to a recession. He’s being going strong since then, with no signs of slowing down! He believes in buy and hold, and putting equity into his properties so that they are part of his retirement, and will be lasting assets for his...
Published 08/19/21
#125: How It All Started - Christopher Hummel Interviews Gary On this week’s show the tables are turned - Gary is interviewed by Chris Hummell! They dig deep into the past, how SHC started, and where it’s headed in the future! They talked about how Gary and Darlene started the business many years ago, and how Chris and Quinton joined the growing business. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: * How SMC become one of the leading investor clubs * Why Gary left a safe and secure 9-5 for the wilds of...
Published 08/12/21
#124: The Last 8%: Why Avoiding The Difficult Is Keeping You Stuck w/Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry On this week’s show Gary chats with New York Times bestselling author Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry. He’s consulted with large corporations such as IBM, Sony, Goldman Sachs, has coached Olympic, NBA and  NFL athletes! JP also hosts his own podcast called The Last 8%, and Gary highly recommends it. He explains his BIG strategy, his book club and the value of mindfulness! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The power of meditation...
Published 08/04/21
#123: Pitfalls & Mistakes Lawyers Can Save You From w/Brian McMurter On this week’s show Gary chats with good friend and Gary’s personal real estate lawyer for many years, Brian McMurter. He’s been in the business for 40 years, and June 2021 was his busiest month, EVER! He says everyone he’s ever known AND their children seem to be buying or selling right now! He’s built a solid team of professionals to help assist home buyers and sellers protect their interests and assets, for likely...
Published 07/29/21
#122 (Archives): Self Made Confessions w/Stefan Aarnio In this archive episode, Gary spoke in 2017 with the late Stefan Aarnio, who was a real estate investor with many years of experience.  Stefan had flipped thousands of properties, but also had experience with currency investing, is a historical and current currency expert, and award winning entrepreneur & a published author. Stefan always spoke with no filter, and whatever he was thinking usually came out. Stefan’s main motto was...
Published 07/22/21
#121: Mortgages, The Middle Class and the Life of an Entrepreneur w/Daniel Patton On this week’s show Gary chats with good friend Daniel Patton, cofounder of BM Select mortgage broker. He and his lifelong friend Dave Butler started in the mortgage business before Daniel knew what a mortgage was! Their award winning business has helped thousands of people buy investment properties, while growing the business at a record breaking pace. What has Daniel learned over the years that benefits his...
Published 07/14/21
#120:  Health & Wellness Under Any Circumstances w/ Dr. Du La, ND On this week’s show Gary chats with Dr. Du La, a Toronto-based Naturopathic Doctor registered in Traditional Chinese medicine, where naturopathic care treats the entire person, not just the symptom they are complaining about. Dr. La’s parents instilled in her a hard work ethic, and since she grew up in a family with not much money, her parents got creative in putting healthy food on their table. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why...
Published 07/08/21
#119: Are You Richer Than You Think w/ Jordan Bress On this week’s show Gary chats with Jordan Bress from Scotiabank, Senior Managers of Sales for Durham Region. Many SmartHomeChoice investors have had their properties mortgaged by Scotia, and with their rental program, they will allow up to 10 properties to be mortgaged, including your primary residence! They talked about corporations and mortgages, ‘drive til you qualify’, his view on the market, and MUCH more! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why...
Published 07/01/21
#118:  Covering All Your Bases With Property Insurance w/ Todd O’Donnell On this week’s show Gary chats with Todd O’Donnell from Desjardins Insurance. Gary has most of his insurance needs covered by Todd and his team - car, home, investment properties and yet this was the first time they had met face to face! They touched on replacement cost vs. Resale prices; whether you *need* home insurance in Canada, and many more things! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Replacement costs vs. Resale prices, why the...
Published 06/24/21
#117:  Free & Clear: How To Make $100K yearly w/ Russell Westcott On this week’s show Gary chats with real estate investor Russell Westcott, an early mentor of Gary’s, partially due to his energy, excitement and confidence when speaking in front of large crowds at RE events! They touched on Russell’s story that he’s never told; the importance of looking after yourself; Russell’s battle with depression; market cycles and MORE, in this not-to-be-missed fun and informative UNSCRIPTED chat! ...
Published 06/17/21
#116:  Take Bold Steps, Follow Big Money w/ Todor Yordanov On this week’s show Gary chats with Todor Yordanov, someone Gary looked up to when he first got into investing, and met at the Real Estate Investor Forum. Todor already had his own investor club, but took great interest in what Gary and Darlene were doing. They’ve had many conversations over the years, and his insights into many things make for an educational listen. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why you can “NEVER outsave the real estate...
Published 06/09/21
In this podcast, they chatted about raising money as Marcin is an expert at that; the market and where big money is moving; the ‘easy’ method, is inflation here or is it coming soon and more!
Published 06/02/21
#114:  Garden Suites: The Future of RE Investing w/ Ronald De Coteau On this week’s show Gary chats with Ronald De Coteau, founder and President of Property Pathways Inc. They dug deep into Garden Suites, a new-ish way of having tenants or family live close, but independently. It is the future real estate. With the pandemic, many people are looking at maximizing their real estate investments, and getting the best use. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What is a garden suite (SDU - Secondary Dwelling...
Published 05/26/21
#113:  Millionaire Mindset w/ Shawn Rea On this week’s show Gary chats with Shawn Rea, real estate investor, realtor and father of 3. Shawn shares his journey towards real estate investing; travelling to Belize during COVID, and building many new homes; how he got into house hacking, and finally how relatives and friends questioned his decision to sell his primary residence to finance a duplex! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What Shawn wrote on a piece of paper a few years ago that changed his life...
Published 05/20/21
#112:  Redefining Success During Covid On this week’s show Gary chats with investor, philanthropist, author and Dragon’s Den alumnus. He has built extensive holdings in the power generation, hydrocarbon production, real estate development, cannabis, agriculture, sports and entertainment industries, and he shares his insights on how covid has impacted life for investors. They also touch on Brett’s health issues, especially his cancer battle numerous times, and what he learned from it. He...
Published 05/13/21
#111:  Drugs, Crime & Real Estate Investing On this week’s show Gary chats Edward Fajardo, an investor on the path to greatness, it was an inspiring and sometimes dark conversation. Growing up in Parkdale, Edward was exposed to crime, drugs and a seemingly hopeless future, but got himself out, after using and selling drugs, robbing others, etc. He eventually turned to RE investing, but made a ton of rookie mistakes. This is a story that shows you can start no matter where you came from,...
Published 05/05/21