#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 entrepreneurship * The types of investing Gary tried * Why he initially screened ALL his tenants * Where SHC sees itself in the future * Inflation and the future * Market predictions * What gets Gary out of bed * Gary’s Morning routine * What drives Gary and motivates him * And MORE! Chris & Gary’s Bio
Chris has been investing in rental properties for near a decade. He is a full time investor and a full time real estate agent. Over this period Chris has contributed to various projects and has worked with some of the best in the industry. Having won several real estate awards himself and being profiled in several RE Investment magazines and articles, he continues to contribute his knowledge and experience with web articles, videos, seminars and events.
Chris has a background in sales, public speaking and marketing. He prides himself on his people skills and aspires to teaching others how to achieve their financial goals through real estate investing and taking action. One of his personal goals is to mentor disadvantaged youth to show them that anybody can be successful and achieve their dreams. He has a family with two beautiful young children whom he adores and loves to spend time with.
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.
“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
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