Guest: Adrian Pannozzo, Real Estate Investor

This week’s podcast guest is Adrian Pannozzo was a police officer until 2017. He’s involved in 54 multi-family properties with over 207 doors in Joint Ventures. Adrian shared with Sarah how to quickly scale by raising capital and partnering with the right people.

In this episode, you will learn about: 

  •  Joint Ventures
  • Transitioning from a job to being a full-time investor
  • 40+ BRRRRs so far
  • How to build generational wealth
  • Raising capital
  • The importance of extracting as much money as possible
  • Tax planning… how to exit the 9-5 the smart way

Get in touch with Adrian:
Instagram: @adrianpannozzo
Facebook: @adrianpannozzo
Website: https://www.investwithepc.com/our-work

This episode has been brought to you in part by;

Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty http://www.elevationrealty.ca/

White Elm Design Build https://www.whiteelmdesignbuild.com/

Complete Properties Inc https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

I was excited to be interviewed recently for the “How to Scale Your Commercial Real Estate” podcast. 

You can listen to the full episode here How To Scale Commercial Real Estate

Guest: Mandy Branham, The JV Queen

This week’s podcast guest Mandy Branham, The JV Queen provides insights and advice on how to have the right mindset to grow and scale your portfolio. She also shares her journey to financial freedom and how she was able to transition from being a receptionist to being an influencer and Joint Venture Specialist. Mandy also talks about the importance of perseverance and the importance of having the right priorities. 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How to scale from 1 to 100 properties
  • As you get bigger, you can handle more!
  • The importance of being vulnerable 
  • Walk your own path
  • Get used to being uncomfortable in order to grow
  • Work with a JV partner! You’ll learn tons
  • 35 infinity properties in just 4 years

Get in touch with Mandy:
Website:  
https://mandybranham.com/
Phone: (705) 300-8546
Email: 
info@mandybranham.com


This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages https://streetwisemortgages.com/

Guest: Susan White Livermore, Real Estate Investor-JV partner, Coach, and Speaker

This week’s podcast guest is Susan White Livermore, Real Estate Investor-JV partner. Coach and Speaker. She’s done wholesaling, legal suite additions, rent-to-own, flips, and many other investment techniques. Old school letters still work! Did you know that for some property owners, price isn’t always the number one factor when selling their property? Trust is a very big component.

Put yourself before your business! Make sure that you think properly. What are the things that will make you solid so that you can make the best decisions? Financial wealth is only one element.

In this episode, you will learn about: 

  • Mindset is everything
  • How the 2008 crash got her started
  • Real estate investing no matter what
  • Focus on the when and who rather than the how
  • Beware the information overload
  • Wholesaling tips & tricks
  • Joint Ventures can fuel your growth

Get in touch with Susan:
Instagram: @millionaire.mom.enterprise
Website: https://www.millionairemom.co/about/

This episode has been brought to you in part by;

Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty http://www.elevationrealty.ca/

Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc http://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/

Complete Properties Inc https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

Guest: Sean Cooper, Mortgage Broker

This week’s podcast guest Sean Cooper, Mortgage Broker provides insights and advice on mortgage options. He also shares his journey to financial freedom and how he was able to pay down his mortgage in just 3 short years by living frugally, renting out the upstairs of his house and living in the basement. He also goes through his definition of retirement vs. financial freedom and whether or not he will ever fully retire. Finally, Sean shares his advice on paying down your principal residence and any rental properties.

His main message is 2020 has been a tough year, just hang in there. 2021 will be a lot better. If you are feeling down about the current situation, turn off your phone, turn off your computer, limit your news intake and stay positive.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Sean shares his journey to financial freedom
  • Becoming a mortgage broker
  • Financial freedom vs. Retirement
  • Advice on paying down your mortgages or not
  • Mortgage terms and conditions 

You might already know Sean Cooper’s mortgage and financial journey by way of his best-selling book Burn Your Mortgage. He is the guy who bought his first house when he was only 27 years old and paid off that mortgage in just 3 years by age 30. He has been able to share his experience and learnings by way of regular appearances on national TV and radio stations including BNN, CBC, CTV, Global and Newstalk 1010. He has also been featured in publications such as the Toronto StarGlobe and MailFinancial Post and MoneySense.

Sean is now a licensed mortgage broker so he can help clients at every step of the way from that first meeting to that wonderful day when they burn those mortgage papers.

He also has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry. And as you can likely tell, Sean is passionate about helping others with all things money-related, especially the biggest investment of their life – their mortgage.

Get in touch with Sean:
Website: 
https://burnyourmortgage.ca/
Phone: 647-867-3711
Email: sean@burnyourmortgage.ca

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages https://streetwisemortgages.com/

Guest: Scott Zandbergen, Real Estate Investor

This week’s podcast guest Scott Zandbergen, Real Estate Investor provides insights and advice on the Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance & Repeat (BRRRR) strategy and buying single-family homes and converting them to legal duplexes. He also discusses his reasons for preferring tenants that stay for a shorter amount of time rather than forever and goes through his tenant screening process. He also goes through some backup strategies and the importance of having extra cash reserves. Finally, Scott shares his story of what it was like leaving a safe corporate job at the beginning of COVID.

His main message is to just go for it. If you have a great corporate job and you don’t have any intention of leaving in the next 5 or 10 years, still start and invest in real estate. Find someone to work with or invest passively.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How long did it take to retire from the job world
  • Insights on tenant turnover
  • What a typical deal looks like 
  • Finding tenants and the tenant screening process 
  • What it was like leaving the job world at the beginning of COVID

Scott Zandbergen lives in Georgetown, Ontario, with his wife and two daughters. He has been working in “corporate Canada” for the last 25 years and recently retired thanks to real estate. He’s been actively working on his side hustle since 2014, having acquired multiple cash-flowing properties for his growing real estate investment portfolio.

Frustrated with his poor-performing investment portfolio of mutual funds and ETFs from his employer contribution RRSPs Scott started his side hustle in real estate. He realized that the only growth was the money being put in every month and nothing was happening from a market perspective. The light bulb went off and Scott decided to educate himself by attending courses and networking groups to diversify into self-managed real estate investing. 

Originally interested in Rent-to-Owns but after a few interesting experiences, Scott decided to shift his focus to buying single-family homes and converting them to legal duplexes by adding a secondary suite in the basement. This strategy is a proven method of raising property value in a short period of time while maximizing monthly cash flow. 


Get in touch with Scott:
Website: 
https://scottzandbergen.com/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/scott_zandbergen/

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/szandbergen/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scott.zandbergen


This episode has been brought to you in part by;

Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages https://streetwisemortgages.com/

Joel Wilson & Rob Lee of White Elm Design-Build https://www.whiteelmdesignbuild.com/

Guest: James Burchill, Entrepreneur

This week’s podcast guest James Burchill, Entrepreneur provides insights and advice on how to create multiple income streams to develop passive income and not always trading your time for money. He also shares insights on how to monetize courses. it can be as simple as starting a cooking course on how to make candy apples. Finally, digital publishing is one of the best ways to create passive income utilizing media like video and podcasts.

His main message is that the idea of a side hustle may seem overwhelming but he would strongly encourage you to spend time doing it, even if it is creating one side hustle. Having a single source of income can be very risky as you never know when something might happen.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Tips on monetizing courses
  • Getting started in creating passive income
  • How digital publishing is one of the best ways to create passive income
  • Why multiple income streams are necessary
  • Defining the Decimus rule

Since 1986, James Burchill has been helping people gain time and financial freedom through a mix of software development, consulting and training. He’s authored multiple bestselling business and marketing books, created dozens of bestselling courses (with over 31K global students) and is a certified marketing automation, productivity & technology consultant. 

James develops Intelligent Automation & AI-enhanced Digital Workforce Solutions. He’s also the Co-Founder & CTO of CHATBOT FORGE INC. and the President & CEO of the JAMES MEDIA GROUP. 

James believes in working smart (and hard,) and that a diversified portfolio of passive income projects and side hustles is in everyone’s future (or should be!)

For fun, he produces and hosts the popular Smartcar Coffee Confidential TV show airing online, and on Cogeco TV CH700. He also enjoys cooking for his friends, and when the weather and time permits, enjoys riding his motorcycle. 


Get in touch with James:
Website:
https://jamesburchill.com/
Twitter:http://twitter.com/jamesburchill
YouTube:http://youtube.com/jamesburchill
Facebook:https://facebook.com/jamescburchill
LinkedIn:https://linkedin.com/in/jamesburchill/

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc http://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/

Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty http://www.elevationrealty.ca/

Complete Properties Inc https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

Guest: Koukun Unosawa, Real Estate Investor & Realtor

This week’s podcast guest Koukun Unosawa, Real Estate Investor & Realtor got started in real estate investing by Googling ways to make money after his family immigrated to Canada in 2008. His parents were older and working entry-level jobs and that was not going to cut it. It started out as a family affair with the kids taking the active lead on deals and the parents being the passive investors. Koukun took action and has become a successful investor and realtor.

Koukun provides insights and advice on secondary suite conversions and why he has decided to focus on this strategy. He also shares insights on investing in the Niagara region and the lessons he has learned along the way that has helped him to become a successful real estate investor.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Pros and cons of joint venture agreements 
  • Top mistakes learned along the way
  • Pros on hiring a coach
  • Insights on duplex conversions
  • Reasons to invest in Welland 

As an Investment Focused Real Estate Agent, Koukun Unosawa has been involved in creating legal basement apartments since the Province of Ontario started to allow them with more ease. 

He has built up a team of professionals including Architects, Contractors, Property Managers, Home Inspectors, Lawyers and Insurance Agents to allow his clients to have a smooth transition from the purchase of an investment property to receiving the cashflow and building equity. 

Koukun started investing in Real Estate in 2013 and has since owned multiple rental properties employing different strategies until finally coming across the concept of adding a Legal Basement Apartment and the BRRRR strategy (Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance Repeat) which fits perfectly together. 


Get in touch with Koukun:
YouTube: youtube.com/c/KoukunREI
Website: legalbasementapartment.ca – get the beginners guide to creating a legal basement apartment

Website: niagarainvestor.ca – get the beginners guide to investing in the Niagara region

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages https://streetwisemortgages.com/

Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc http://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/

Recently I was a guest on the Burn Your Mortgage podcast talking about my quitting the 9-5 and the importance of your power team.

You can listen to the full episode here
https://burnyourmortgage.ca/the-burn-your-mortgage-podcast-how-to-retire-in-your-mid-30s-through-real-estate-investing-with-sarah-larbi/

Guest: Darren Voros, Real Estate Investor, Contractor & Speaker

What would you be willing to do to learn something new that would get you out of the rat race? Well, this week’s podcast guest Darren Voros, Real Estate Investor, Contractor & Speaker went from being a theatre actor to a full-time real estate investor. He did this by working at night and on weekends as an actor and buying properties during the day.   

Darren provides insights and advice on investing in Toronto and what a typical deal looks like. He also shares insights on investing in larger projects and highlights the importance of having extra contingencies in your numbers to account for the unexpected, especially during COVID.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What does a typical deal look like in Toronto
  • Financing tips and tricks
  • Recommendations on looking for capital
  • Key team members to have for bigger projects 
  • Toronto zoning insights 

Darren’s diverse skill set has taken him to many stages around the world. He has been featured as an on-air renovation expert on “The Goods” (CBC) and “CityLine” (CityTV). Darren was also the behind the scenes contractor on “Save My Reno” (HGTV) and “Game of Homes (W Network).

Darren is an accomplished real estate investor, trainer and coach. He controls a portfolio of properties worth just over $10,000,000 and has travelled across North America educating, inspiring and motivating audiences on the subject of real estate investing, financial independence and financial literacy. Darren’s willingness to give back prompted him to launch his YouTube channel in 2020 in order to have a wider reach in educating investors.  
When Darren is not on TV, speaking or acquiring new real estate, he can be found spending time with friends & family, at the yoga studio or walking his Mexican rescue pup Ella.


Get in touch with Darren:
Websitehttps://www.darrenvoros.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/vorosd
Email: info@darrenvoros.com

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty http://www.elevationrealty.ca/
Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages https://streetwisemortgages.com/
Complete Properties Inc. https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

Guest: AJ Hazzi, Real Estate Investor, Author, Speaker & Coach

Markets such as Toronto and Kelowna, BC are extremely expensive and it is harder to find deals which can be a deterrent for some people. This week’s podcast guest AJ Hazzi did not let this stop him from finding great deals and becoming successful.

AJ provides insights and advice on investing in more expensive markets. He also shares the brokerage services that his company offers such as helping investors find the right strategies to focus on and providing property management advice. His main message is that you don’t have to know everything before you do it, you just need to start and the way forward will reveal itself.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Pros of furnished executive rentals
  • The executive rental process and targeting homeowners in transition
  • Brokerage and property management services offered to investors
  • Advice on how to make units more appealing to tenants
  • Advantages of modular builds

After becoming a Realtor in 2002, AJ Hazzi noticed a gap in the market and in 2008 he founded Vantage West Realty, a boutique firm dedicated to serving the specific needs of real estate investors. Since then, his brokerage has grown to 28 agents and support staff. From finding and pre-analyzing investment properties to negotiating the purchase and property management after the sale, AJ’s relationship with his clients is more like that of a consultant than a salesperson.

Few people have as much in-depth knowledge about investment properties in the Okanagan Region as AJ. He is head of the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) Kelowna chapter and a certified Real Estate Investment Adviser. As an author, speaker and real estate coach, he practices what he preaches. His extensive real estate portfolio includes single and multi-family homes, development property, resort units and commercial buildings.

In addition to being a Realtor, AJ is also a licensed broker, property manager and new home builder. He has witnessed and studied two real estate cycles in the Okanagan Region, and there is nothing more rewarding to him than using the knowledge he’s gained during that time to educate would-be investors on the right strategy to employ during boom and bust years. Over the years he’s honed his skills at identifying properties with excellent ‘house flipping’ potential as well as those with high positive cash flow.

In 2015 AJ was honoured to receive the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He enjoys giving back to the community through his support of the Gospel Mission, Sell a House to Save a Child, and is a proud member of 100 Men Who Give A Damn.

Get in touch with AJ:
Email:info@ajhazzi.com
Websitehttps://ajhazzi.com/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/vantagewestrealty/

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages https://streetwisemortgages.com/
Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc http://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/

I was recently interviewed for the GREW Podcast.

Gemaki Real Estate Wealth (GREW) helps busy people grow their wealth and freedom through investment real estate!