Episodes
Gary chats with Aflonso Cuardra, in a spontaneous, off-the-cuff MUST-LISTEN-TO podcast! Aflonso is refugee from El Salvador who survived TWO civil wars, ended up homeless living on the street in Canada, had a daughter when he was 17, started a business, had a million dollars in his bank account, partied heavily and almost went broke, got into real estate investing, and the rest is history. He now has 500 doors and is on his way to his goal of 7500! They talked about market conditions,...
Published 12/17/20
Gary chats with master content creator Jas Takhar, who Gary calls the Canadian Gary Vee, and he’s built an incredible business called REC Canada. Founded in 2000, REC Canada is a multiple award winning leader in real estate sales and consultation. He has 39 real estate agents working for him, and 10 full time employees. Many new investors don’t take it seriously enough, and that they are building a business. Listen to Jas’ story of success. What you'll learn: * How as a full time investor...
Published 12/10/20
Gary chats with Chris Hummell and Quinton Cordick, valued members of the SmartHomeChoice team! All three bring different skills and flavours to what they’ve built. Both Quinton and Chris are realtors and investors, they are experts in both the Durham and Peterborough markets. Gary gets the 411 on what it was like for both to leave their 9-5 jobs and be investors full time, because it’s a scary transition as Gary can attest to! They also touched on the biggest mistakes investors make, what it...
Published 12/03/20
Gary chats with Jared Henderson, a real estate investor from the Montreal area. Sometimes investors get nervous investing outside where they live, but Jared has had great success as an investor since 2012 in Hamilton, Niagara Falls, St. Catherines and numerous properties in the Peterborough since 2017. They talked about how an investor should not do this on their own, but surround themselves with a core team of talented professionals like tradespeople, that you need to help ensure you DON’T...
Published 11/25/20
Gary chats with good friend Georges El Masri!  Georges is a fellow investor with numerous properties (12 doors), a real estate agent and podcaster with the Well Off podcast! Georges primarily works in the west end of the GTA. Gary was previously a guest on Georges' podcast, and he has an incredible story. Georges' parents had to flee from Lebanon due to civil war in 1989, and they moved to Toronto to start over. Georges learned from his father about being an entrepreneur. Gary and Georges...
Published 11/18/20
Gary chats with good friend, mentor and owner of mortgage broker Butler Mortgage, Dave Butler! Butler Mortgage has been consistently the #1 mortgage broker across Canada! Dave has also has had a huge impact on Gary, and has helped in various ways, including the startup of SmartHomeChoice and helping them get started in private lending! What you'll learn: How Butler Mortgage grew to be Canada’s favourite It’s not always about the lowest rate! What will happen to interest rates? Dave’s...
Published 11/11/20
Gary chats with friend and fellow investor Sarah Larbi. They’ve done several podcasts and webinars together, they touched on market predictions, but the focus of this episode is cottage properties. Sarah bought a short term rental cottage, sight unseen and has done well renting it out, but she provides some indispensable information on purchasing a cottage, whether it’s to create income or provide a place of rest and regeneration. She spoke of due diligence, ensuring the property is suited to...
Published 11/05/20
Gary chats with Edmonton-based Wayne Hillier, host of the Real Estate Investor Dad Podcast. He has been an investor with partner and wife Gabrielle since 2013. Gabrielle leads the investment team, while Wayne primarily focusses on the podcast and mentoring, while their 5 year old daughter plays a big part of this business! They have successfully integrated their business and their family life, to ensure that the work/life balance is in check. They started with Buy/Hold, then moved into Joint...
Published 10/28/20
Gary and guest co-host Christopher Hummel chat in this episode with good friend Ryan Carr, an investor since 2012 and investor coach who has evolved big time since Gary first interviewed him. Ryan always has about 7 or 8 projects going on at any one time, including being in the middle of authoring a new book called, “The Best & Highest Use Playbook”. Ryan understands the market like few do, and knows where to find great opportunities. Ryan is focusing right now on flips, wholesaling and...
Published 10/21/20
Gary chats in this episode with good friend Mandy Branham, an investor and CEO of Solutions Driven who has experienced tremendous growth in the past few years and built an incredible investment portfolio. Gary and Mandy discussed the art of creating the life and lifestyle you desire, through investing, joint ventures, attracting money for JV, and that it’s ALL about the mindset and the belief in yourself! They also discussed the current market conditions, where things may be headed according...
Published 10/14/20
Gary chats in this episode with Andrew Hines, a real estate investor and fellow podcaster. Gary has learned a lot from Andrew over the years. They talked about what’s happening in the condo market and what changes are taking place; inflation and the printing of money; what that means and where you should be putting your money; why some investors are experiencing some issues; what should you NOT do right now; why there’s no ONE Golden Rule for investors; and Andrew’s predictions of the next...
Published 10/07/20
Gary chats in this episode with Mark Loeffler, a real estate representative, author and award-winning investor! Gary and Mark sat down to discuss his almost two-decade journey as an investor, and Gary considers him one of his earliest mentors. Mark was a master at ‘tenant first’ vs. ‘property first’, which Gary explains in the intro. Not only is Mark an investor he’s also a mentor, helping many grow their portfolios. He currently holds over 200 residential units and shows no sign of slowing...
Published 09/30/20
Gary chats in this episode with Susan White Livermore, also known as the Millionaire Mom. Gary and Susan sat down in person to talk about investing, Susan’s role as a coach, and how the pandemic has changed the way we do business. They also touched on Susan’s childhood and the fundamentals she picked up from her parents; her coaching programming from beginning to end; and her transition from the corporate world to self employment. What you'll learn: How her parents involved her and opened...
Published 09/23/20
Gary chats in this episode with Alex Kouramanis. Gary and Alex discussed his first property, which was BRRRR (Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance, Repeat) and parlayed that into many more properties, and has become a big property wholesaler. He also has launched an online learning platform to teach others his strategies. Alex also talks about how people, who lack credit and $$$ can get into real estate investing! What you'll learn: * Why you should work hard, but also play hard * Why downtime...
Published 09/16/20
Gary chats in this archive episode with financial planner Kathleen Van Den Berg. Gary and Kathleen discussed the classic financial planning mistakes that most Canadians make, and Kathleen believes that there are many aspects of traditional financial planning today that are fundamentally flawed. Kathleen deals with life insurance, wealth insurance, RRSPs, etc. She considers herself a ‘wealth strategist’, as she recommends and helps her clients with investments such as real estate, which...
Published 09/09/20
Gary chats in this episode with his friend Fabio Campanella who is an accountant. Gary and Fabio chatted about some things that most people don’t think about, or like to think about but should. Wills, probate, joint ventures and many other factors affect estate planning. There are tax implications to be concerned about as well, not leaving your beneficiaries a large tax bill surprise after you pass. These topics and more are discussed in this engaging episode. What you'll learn: Why you...
Published 09/02/20
Gary chats in this episode with George Dube of Dube & Cuttini Chartered Accountants LLP. Gary is a veteran real estate accountant and an investor himself, and after growing up around accountants he decided that was his path. He and Gary chatted about what to look at before selecting an accountant; should you incorporate before purchasing an investment property; and if you do the work yourself, can you write off the ‘sweat equity’. A quote Gary wanted to share: “Anxiety is thinking about...
Published 08/26/20
Gary chats in this episode with Tara Baylis from Our Neighbourhood Realty! This was recorded back in March, and held off releasing this due to COVID. They dove deep into why she’s become such a top-seller in the Durham region, how lead-gen works, how the Agent Locator works, the power of mindset and more! This podcast may be focused more for real estate agents, but still some worthwhile information for investors. What you'll learn: * Why online lead generation is and can be extremely...
Published 08/19/20
Gary chats in this archive episode with Nicole Bridges from RYIS Properties! This bonus episode has Gary and Nicole chatting about property management, about why some people choose to use a property manager, and some don’t. Nicole has worked with many of Gary’s clients and done great work. This episode is PACKED with tips and practical advice to make your investments stressless! What you'll learn: Should you get a property manager or do this on your own What to look for when searching for...
Published 08/12/20
Gary chats this episode with his good friend Alfonso Salemi from JAAG Properties.  They talked about how Alfonso got started; the mindset required to do this; and what rent to own is all about. What you'll learn: What book prompted his start in real estate How he transitioned from active to passive income Why his original income goal was only $25,000 Why he started taking courses to increase his knowledge He didn’t have a lot of $$$ when he started in real estate What his first deal was...
Published 08/05/20
Gary is chatting in this archive episode with Erik Mitchell, about his start in real estate investing. Erik isn't your typical RE investor, as he has a background in business, became a licensed mortgage agent, taught himself about the challenges in investing, and also now educates others on the possibilities with investing! He and his brother now have a portfolio of over 64 units, so this is a podcast you DON'T want to miss! What you will learn on this Podcast: How to get started in Real...
Published 07/30/20
Gary chatted with Bradley Watson, host of #1 podcast on iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts for Toronto Real Estate! They had a wide ranging convo on various topics such as can you buy cash flow properties in Toronto; the effect of immigration has impacted the market; the stimulus packages provided by the CDN government, and what happens when they stop, much more! What you'll learn: • Can you buy cash flow properties in Toronto; • The effect of immigration has impacted the market • The...
Published 07/22/20
Gary guests on Real Conversation with Kelly Skar! This bonus episode features Gary on the other side of the mic, and they chatted about mindset, motivation, an overview of real estate fundamentals, and how you can innovate during a time of crisis! What you'll learn: How you can design your own life…what you want to earn, how much vacation time you want? etc. Finding and understanding your ‘why’ Understanding real estate fundamentals How Gary’s financial situation pushed him into real...
Published 07/16/20
The Real Estate Empresses are Sarah Larbi, Gabrielle Campbell, Jenn Richter, Jessica-Ann Buchta. This podcast was recorded in May, & while they were speculating about what might happen in the market due to COVID, a lot of it has come true. They discussed how they have shifted their investments since the pandemic began; also about whether a second wave would happen & its effects; censorship; the narrative that the mainstream media is telling; how to pandemic proof your life! What...
Published 07/08/20