I was recently one of the guests on George Masri’s podcast – Well Off – check it out below

E34 – Creating A Fair System For Landlords with Kayla Andrade and Sarah Larbi

I recently spoke with Kayla Andrade, the CEO of Ontario Landlords Watch, and Sarah Larbi (as you probably know her from previous podcast episodes). We know that it’s a difficult time for landlords at this moment. On this episode, we discuss the following: 

  • What to do if your tenants aren’t paying rent at this time
  • Solutions for landlords
  • The importance of documenting all tenant issues
  • Risks of filling units now
  • Short term rentals during a crisis

Check out the interview here

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Earlier this week I was interviewed for Spill the Beans Coffee Chat with Meghan Chomut. It’s a weekly FB show, described as conversations with some of the smartest, kindest and most brilliant professionals in their industry. The goal is to take some of their knowledge + apply it to our own lives to help us make smarter decisions and make life a bit easier.

You can check out the chat on Meghan’s Facebook page here
https://www.facebook.com/meghancfp

Sarah was recently interviewed on the Andrew Hines Real Estate Investing podcast about her BRRRR approach

Cash Flow to Financial Independence using BRRRR Real Estate Investing

BRRRing Your Way to Wealth

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I was recently interviewed on Gary Hibbert’s podcast “Talk With Gary” about my favourite topic, The BRRRR! Check it out here

iTunes – https://apple.co/2UvRI3s

Spotify – https://spoti.fi/2MIl63X

Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2HRHSr8

I was recently featured on Matt McKeever’s YouTube Channel about my 5th house in Brantford.

This is a great BRRRR story and I share the numbers in the video

I was recently interviewed by Brian Fitzgerald for the Real Estate Investors Lounge.

You can listen to the full interview here – https://www.reilounge.ca/ep28-building-a-brand-coaching-and-buying-in-brantford-sarah-larbi/

Jeff Murray, born and raised in St John, New Brunswick got started in real estate nearly 10 years ago buying an investment property from a friend and mentor. The rental market at the time was soft because many people were leaving the city to get work out west. 

Guest:  Jeff Murray, Real Estate Investor

Jeff Murray, born and raised in St John, New Brunswick got started in real estate nearly 10 years ago buying an investment property from a friend and mentor. The rental market at the time was soft because many people were leaving the city to get work out west. 

However, Jeff was always successful in maintaining high occupancy rates in his properties, understanding the significance of maintaining the investments, so when an opportunity came along to buy the name and concept of Canada Homes for Rent, his entrepreneurial DNA kicked in and he was suddenly a property management business owner. 

Focused initially on single-family homes, Jeff and his wife built the management portfolio to 70-80 homes when they realized they needed more help. 7 years later, Canada Homes for Rent has a team of around 30 managing 1,000 properties for 180+ owners/investors. Proudly Jeff still manages the very first property that he started with.  

Canada Homes for Rent is a property management and residential leasing company, started its operations in Saint John and soon expanded to Moncton, Fredericton and other places throughout New Brunswick. Seamlessly managing a variety of houses, apartments, condos and commercial spaces, offering 24/7 service and maintaining an average of 95% occupancy on its rental units.

Gaining much of its business by referral, the company offers a wide range of services, which include; in-depth tenant screening, extensive advertising, tenancy agreement, move-in/move-out inspections, leasing, client co-ordination, mail forwarding, property viewing, repairs and renovations, in-house cleaning, lawn care and snow removal and overall property management. It also advises investors on how to find new opportunities.

You will learn about:
– How to succeed in running a property management company
– Controlling property maintenance and costs
– The New Brunswick real estate market insights and taxation challenges

Get in touch with Jeff:
Website: 
https://www.chfr.ca
Phone: (506) 216-3113
Emailjeff@canadahomesforrent.ca
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CanadaHomesForRent

“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages

Best selling Author: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 

Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP

Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018): Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)

Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015): Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine

Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | 
Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900.


Chris has been in real estate for over 25 years and his team, based out of Rhode Island and students across the US, acquires 5-10 properties each and every month without using any of their own money, through owner financing or lease-purchase (rent to own), the latter of which creates 3 separate paydays totalling around $75,000. 

Guest:  Chris Prefontaine, Real Estate Investor and Author

Chris has been in real estate for over 25 years and his team, based out of Rhode Island and students across the US, acquires 5-10 properties each and every month without using any of their own money, through owner financing or lease-purchase (rent to own), the latter of which creates 3 separate paydays totalling around $75,000. 

He and his family team have done over $80 million in real estate transactions. They mentor, coach, consult, and actually partner with students around the country (by application only) to do exactly what they do.

Chris’ past experience includes the construction, mostly during the 1990s, of over 100 single-family and duplex homes. He owned a Realty Executives Franchise (Massachusetts 1994-2000) as broker/owner which maintained high per-agent standards and eventually sold to Coldwell Banker in 2000. 

During the 2000s his focus included coaching $½ million and higher REALTORs® in order to scale and automate their business throughout the US and Canada. He also participated (and still does selectively) in doing condo conversions (multi-family homes to condos) and “raise the roof” projects, converting single-family ranches to colonials in growth neighborhoods.

Chris is a big advocate of continuing education and participates regularly in high-end mastermind groups, as well as consults with private mentors. His goal is to continue to have his adult children involved in the business to grow to 50+ properties and 125 working students around North America. 

You will learn about:
– Lease purchases (rent to own) strategies
– Investing processes in the US
– Purchase agreements
– Joint venture screening tips
– Tips on finding deals

Get in touch with Chris:
Contact Page: 
www.smartrealestatecoach.com/contact/
Website: www.smartrealestatecoach.com
Podcast: https://smartrealestatecoachpodcast.com/
Phone: 855-667-7336 x825
Email: support@smartrealestatecoach.com

Books Mentioned:

#1. The New Rules of Real Estate Investing:
 24 Leading Experts Reveal Their Real Estate Secrets by Chris Prefontaine

#2. Real Estate On Your Terms: Create Continuous Cash Flow Now, Without Using Your Cash Or Credit by Chris Prefontaine

“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages

Best selling Author: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 

Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP

Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018): Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)

Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015): Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine

Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | 
Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900.




Had a lot of fun filming this episode of the FIA show with Brian Hogben

Marco Santarelli, originally from Calgary, Alberta, is an investor, author, and founder of Norada Real Estate Investments, a national real estate investment firm offering turnkey investment property in growth markets nationwide, based in California.

Guest:  Marco Santarelli, Real Estate Investor

Marco Santarelli, originally from Calgary, Alberta, is an investor, author, and founder of Norada Real Estate Investments, a national real estate investment firm offering turnkey investment property in growth markets nationwide, based in California.

Marco is also the creator of DealGrader™ – a scoring system that measures the investment quality of a real estate investment, giving you an overall snapshot of its profitability and investment risk.

He purchased his first real estate investment at the age of 18.  He successfully handled the entire rehab and property management of his first property without ever taking a course or reading a book on the subject. He now has 84 properties in his portfolio. 

Marco went on to get his real estate license and sell residential real estate for three years before leaving real estate sales to pursue other active business ventures.

Because of his mantra “Live where you want, invest where it makes sense” he eventually returned to real estate investing and founded Norada Real Estate Investments in 2003 because of his love and passion for real estate and desire to help others succeed in building their wealth through real estate investing.

Today, Marco is a licensed California real estate broker and runs a successful real estate investment firm focused on helping other investors build wealth and passive income through the power of income-producing real estate.

You will learn about:
– Knowing the RV ratio and how it helps you find good investments
– Avoid the big mistake when financing a property
– What market fundamentals to look for and finding supply and demand
– The concept of turnkey real estate investments 
– The differences between investing in Canada and the US
– Why it is important to do your due diligence

The Ultimate Guide to Passive Real Estate Investing 
Get a Copy Here: 
http://www.noradarealestate.com/Guide/

Get in touch with Marco:
Websites:
http://www.noradarealestate.com
http://www.passiverealestateinvesting.com

“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages

Best selling Author: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 

Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP

Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018): Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)

Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015): Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine

Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | 
Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900.


Eric Blenkarn is a Property Manager and Real Estate Investor. A serial entrepreneur from his early teens, after an initial career in construction, it was following his own frustration with a property management company who was looking after one of his properties, that he knew how he wanted to run his own management company. 

Guest: Eric Blenkarn, Real Estate Investor

Eric Blenkarn is a Property Manager and Real Estate Investor. A serial entrepreneur from his early teens, after an initial career in construction, it was following his own frustration with a property management company who was looking after one of his properties, that he knew how he wanted to run his own management company. 

Although he recalls many horror stories (including finding a cat in a freezer!) and refers to property management as a ‘thankless and tough job’ he has positioned his own company Eco Property Management as a stand out provider in the space. 

He is still able to take time for vacations and follow other business interests by leveraging technology to run his business from anywhere. His clients and tenants can request service via an app all connected to his service teams and providers. He also recruited a former social worker contact to come work for him as a property manager who keeps a presence on the ground when he is travelling. 

His first property was a house he bought for his impending marriage but had some time to rent it out for a while, planning to move in once married. However, he ended up living in a different city and kept it as an investment property. 

His own portfolio now consists of around 14 properties which tend to be in constant flux, usually selling to make more investments, e.g. sell one buy two, focused in Hamilton and Brantford. Most are buy and hold or BRRR properties. Although unusually he does have a women’s shelter as one property where he works with not-for-profits as his clients who look to place short-term tenants and they also maintain the property. 

You will learn about:
– Property Management horror stories
– How to deal with property and tenant issues
– Property manager insider tips on screening tenants
– What to look for when hiring property managers 

Get in touch with Eric:
Mat’s Website:
https://www.ecopropertymanagement.ca
E-Mail:info@ecoproperties.ca

Book Featured:
More Than Cashflow: The Real Risks & Rewards of Profitable Real Estate Investing
by Julie Broad

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“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages

Best selling Author: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 

Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP

Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018): Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)

Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015): Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine

Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | 
Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900.



Mat Piche is a real estate investor specializing in the Kitchener-Waterloo region and through his regular eating of a whole food plant-based diet has also become known as  “The Fruitful Investor” with which he has built his brand.

Guest: Mat Piche, Real Estate Investor and Realtor

Mat Piche is a real estate investor specializing in the Kitchener-Waterloo region and through his regular eating of a whole food plant-based diet has also become known as  “The Fruitful Investor” with which he has built his brand.

Coming from a long line of carpenters, Mat has always had an interest in building and renovations- you could even say it is in his ‘blood.’ Combine this with his passion for real estate investing and his desire to achieve financial freedom for both himself and his clients and together you have one motivated real estate agent!

As a child, Mat’s family struggled financially like many others and early on, he knew that there was more to life than just ‘living to get by.’ After graduating from high school, he began his carpentry apprenticeship with a small renovations company, working alongside two senior employees who soon became his mentors. With help from his mentors, Mat soon became a skilled carpenter in residential renovations. 

Nearing the end of his apprenticeship, Mat began to question his future as a company-employed carpenter. While he loved the work, he found himself caught up in the never-ending ‘rat-race’ they call life-. As a 20-year-old, this is something he had never envisioned for himself and he delved into a journey of self-reflection and analysis. While for some this type of self-reflection comes later in life, for Mat this type-A mentality was nothing new.

Mat took control of his life for the first time and bought his first investment property on his 22nd birthday. This purchase marked a major turning point in his life, giving him the confidence he needed to quit his job and start his own renovation company strictly for other investors. Mat’s innovative renovation methods for saving client’s money set him apart from his competitors and earned him the respect of many local investors, allowing him to build strong relationships and connections with them. 

Going from broke carpenter at 20 years old to now owning 23 properties by the age of 30, his own portfolio did mostly comprise of single family homes but more recently he has been expanding into multiplex units, student housing and flips. Scaling his business accelerated by working with joint venture partners, all of whom he has attracted through his YouTube channel and social media activity.

Mat is now focused on helping more people also create freedom in their lives by owning quality investment properties by specializing and educates and helps them through his podcast, videos, coaching and The Fruitful Investing Academy. 

His real estate investing life has enabled him to have the freedom to follow his passion for travelling and eating fruit around the world.   

You will learn about:
– Real Estate Strategy and financing tips
– Working with a Joint Venture partner
– Benefits of focusing and specialization

Get in touch with Mat:
Mat’s Website: 
http://www.kwpropertypro.com/
E-Mail:homes@kwpropertypro.com
The Fruitful Investing Academy: 
https://fruitful-investing-academy.teachable.com/
The Fruitful Investing Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-fruitful-investing-podcast/id1451460493
YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/TheFruitfulInvestor
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/matpiche/

Book Featured:
Real Estate Investing in Canada: 
Creating Wealth with the ACRE Systemby Don R. Campbell

“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages

Best selling Author: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 

Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP

Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018): Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)

Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015): Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine

Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | 
Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900.