Episodes
#175: Brad Appleby & Andrea Stillman - Everything You Need To Know About Investing In Peterborough   On this episode Gary chats with good friends Brad Appleby & Andrea Stillman, both with the planning department in the City Of Peterborough. They’ve done SHC webinars before, but today go deep with everything Peterborough! Vacancy rates, 2 suite conversions, legal non-conforming, the new official plan, it’s ALL here. If you are an investor in Peterborough or THINKING of investing...
Published 08/11/22
#174: Neil D’Souza - How To Retire Using Private Lending On this episode Gary chats with good friend, business partner, podcast host and mortgage agent specializing in private lending for real estate acquisition, Neil D’Souza. While private lending is not for everyone, it can be an extremely useful and sometimes necessary tool to be able to complete a real estate purchase, either for you or someone else. Not sure what private lending is or how it works, for both the buyer AND seller? Take...
Published 08/03/22
#173: Don Lewis & Rick Lewis  - Can You Still Flip Properties In This Changing Market? On this episode Gary chats with friends and sibling investors, Don & Rick Lewis. This episode is all about flipping, but can flipping still work in THIS market?  After almost a decade investing, flipping, renovations and reselling homes, the Lewis Brothers Properties company is an acquisition company that buys properties privately. The other side of their business deals with their flips, projects,...
Published 07/27/22
#172: Andre Dawkins - Using Faith & Mentors To Build A Business On this episode Gary chats with good friend and entrepreneur Andre Dawkins. This chat isn't focused on real estate investing, it's about starting and maintaining a successful business, and how Andre worked through the challenges of starting a business. As well, Covid impacted his business, and caused him to rethink how he did business. If you are thinking about starting your own business, this is a Business 101 lesson! WHAT...
Published 07/21/22
#171: Christopher Hummell & Quinton Cordick - Eliminating The Guesswork In Tenant Rentals On this episode Gary chats with friends and fellow Smart Home Choice real estate investment realtors and investors, Christopher Hummell and Quinton Cordick. They chat unscripted about EVERYTHING you need to make the tenant advertising and screening process EASIER! After screening 100's of tenants, Gary, Chris & Quinton have made mistakes and learned from them, and share their 7 Steps to...
Published 07/14/22
On this episode Gary chats with AirBNB expert, investor and coach James Svetec. He began successfully managing short term rental properties for others in downtown, Toronto before getting into Air BNB. He's coached hundreds of students from around the globe on Air BNB success, and co-authored the book "Air BNB for Dummies". Why are more and more investors moving towards Air BNB? Listen to find out WHY and how it can impact YOUR portfolio! WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: How James created his 10 steps for...
Published 07/07/22
#169: Todd Miller - The "Podcast Expert" Becomes The Real Estate Expert - 7 Doors In 1 Year On this episode Gary chats with podcast producer and second time real estate investor, Todd Miller. Todd and his wife bought an investment property on their own in 2017, and having no experience or team to support them, decided it wasn't for them, although they made a profit they ended up selling it. Why did they choose to invest again? They met Gary, and using his and his teams strategies purchased 7...
Published 06/29/22
#168: Rod Khleif - Goal Setting & Overcoming Fear On this episode Gary chats with philanthropist and multiple business owner Rod Khleif. Rod is super passionate about business, he’s a high performance coach, and a real estate investor having owned over 2000 properties!! He’s also lost $50 Million dollars and not only recovered, but is thriving! How did Rod do it? Tune in to find out HOW! WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: * How he lost $50 Million dollars and recovered to be where he is today *...
Published 06/23/22
#167: Michael Zanzini & Lorenzo Podda - Understanding Mortgages - Practical Money Skills with BM Select On this episode Gary chats with Michael Zanzini & Lorenzo Podda, both from BM Select who have a solid history of helping clients with their financing needs. This episode will help you understand the many aspects of mortgages: what you can afford and why; how to get OUT of a mortgage; types of lenders; private lending; do you a NEED a corporation to invest, and MORE. Don't miss this...
Published 06/16/22
#166: Hart Togman - The Perfect Screening Tool For Both Landlords & Tenants On this episode Gary chats with Hart Togman, co-founder of Rent Panda. Hart and his brother started Rent Panda as they were having a hard time finding quality rentals, and on the flipside, found landlords were having trouble finding quality tenants. Rent Panda addresses both needs, and assists both renters and landlords, making it seamless to find/fill a property. Gary and Darlene have used Rent Panda and were...
Published 06/09/22
#165: Jacob Asparian - Bitcoin | Gold 2.0 On this episode Gary and Christopher Hummell chat with previous guest and Bitcoin investor Jacob Asparian. Jacob actually has his own exchange, and has deep knowledge about Bitcoin and blockchain tech that may be foreign to others. As we are moving into a digital world, this podcast is for anyone that needs a deeper understanding of digital currencies. What's hard to believe, as though this may seem like a newer topic, these currencies have been...
Published 06/02/22
#164: Chris Seepe - The Canadian Housing Crisis - What's Next On this episode Gary chats with good friend Chris Seepe. Chris is an author of 2 books on 'landlording', writer of many mainstream media articles on affordable housing, President of the Landlords Association of Durham Region, and a commercial real estate investor with a wealth of experience. Chris shares his experiences being a landlord, the rental market and being a real estate investor in general - the good, the bad and the...
Published 05/25/22
#163: Sean & Annasha - From The Corporate World To Entrepreneurs (How To Maximize Your Short Term Rentals) On this episode Gary chats with good friends Sean & Annasha Martin. Gary and Sean worked together at TD, and both invested independently. After Sean had an investing 'failure' he reconnected with Gary and Smart Home Choice to attend a Fast Start Class. Sean & Annasha have only been investing since 2018 after leaving the corporate world, but have achieved massive success...
Published 05/18/22
#162: Darcy Marler - Land Development, It's Easer Than You Think On this episode Gary chats with good friend, investor for over 20 years with over 240 doors, land developer and previous guest, Darcy Marler. To learn Darcy's story, punch up episode #101 for the back story. This episode focuses exclusively on land development, and why it can be a powerful strategy to add to your investing toolbox. Darcy shares some simple strategies you can consider, to get you out of the 'buy and hold' or...
Published 05/12/22
On this episode Gary chats with good friend and business partner, Broker of Record at Our Neighbourhood Realty, Luiz Lameiras. Luiz shares his incomparable wealth of knowledge from his years in the business, and offers some tips and advice that have NEVER been shared on Real Talk With Gary before! WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: Current market conditions Protecting yourself as a buyer Protecting yourself as a seller Protecting yourself as a realtor Protecting yourself as a real estate investor Multiple...
Published 05/05/22
#160: Lauren Cohen - Investing In the U.S. for Freedom & Sunshine   On this episode Gary chats with Florida-based expert cross-border investor, realtor and lawyer Lauren Cohen. Originally from Thornhill, Lauren moved to the US after her husband was barred from Canada, forcing her to make a life and career-altering decision to emigrate to the US. She now helps setup deals all over the United States, and currently is investing heavily in the Orlando area. She truly has a border-free...
Published 04/28/22
#159: Rob Chopra - A Real Story About Real Estate Investing On this episode Gary chats with Rob Chopra, an investor he met through social media, whose content was so engaging, Gary reached out to interview him. Rob has done big things and made a few mistakes, and it's time to have him on the show to share all those mistakes, to help other investors avoid them! WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: What was the moment he decided to get into real estate Why Rich Dad Poor Dad training was pivotal to get him...
Published 04/21/22
#158: Christopher Hummell & Quinton Cordick - Straight From The Streets Market Update On this episode Gary chats with friends and fellow Smart Home Choice real estate investment realtors, Christopher Hummell and Quinton Cordick, with a look back at last year's market and what the current conditions are now. Chris & Quinton are frequently on the street, the laptop is open and it's real-time data of what they are seeing with clients. They also discuss immigration, rents, inventory and...
Published 04/13/22
#157 : Rob Break & Sandy MacKay - Breakthrough To The Life You Want To Live On this episode Gary chats with friends and hosts of the #1 real estate podcast in Canada “The Breakthrough Real Estate Investing Podcast”, with Rob Break & Sandy MacKay. Gary was one of their first guests many years ago, and they’ve come so far since then! They dive into how they got their starts in real estate investing through wholesaling, how they used to attend Gary’s events when he was starting out,...
Published 04/07/22
#156: Dr. Sandra Miranda - Feeling Like You Again On this episode Gary chats with friend and Ajax-based personal naturopathic doctor, Sandra Miranda. Dr. Miranda has been helping people for over 20 years, including Gary, with many natural remedies as a natural alternative.  Gary is not against modern medicine, but when someone like Dr. Miranda can help you with natural methods, why not? This is a deep dive into the body and how to align it for optimum performance! Another informative and...
Published 03/30/22
#155: Dr. Carlos Yu - Master Your Mind, Master Your Life   On this episode Gary chats with good friend and personal physician, Dr. Carlos Yu. Gary and Dr. Yu both got very vulnerable, opening up to each other, and while this conversation covered many topics, it transcended the traditional doctor/patient interaction. Gary had a few 'aha' moments and some epiphanies and hopes to help others with this new information. Dr. Yu just got back from a lengthy hiatus, and we learn why and what he...
Published 03/23/22
#154: Frank Taylor & Jared Shier - War, Inflation & Interest Rates   On this episode Gary chats with good friend, fellow investor and podcaster Frank Taylor, CEO of Frank Taylor Consulting, and Jared Shier, who has a degree in global economics and has been an investor since the age of 13! In this unfiltered podcast Gary, Frank and Jared discuss inflation, how war impacts it, what is the CPI, and just what's happening with interest rates. If you are an investor during these uncertain...
Published 03/17/22
#153: Allison McMurter-Hughes - The Hardest Conversation To Have  On this episode Gary chats with friend and lawyer Allison McMurter-Hughes about a topic a LOT of people want to avoid - estate planning. Gary & co-host Christopher Hummel have a deep and important discussion about wills, trusts, probates and estate planning in general. If you have ANY assets, especially real estate assets you SHOULD/MUST create a will to ensure a fairly painless and less difficult transfer of assets once...
Published 03/10/22