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/

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: 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/

Guest: Glen Sutherland, Real Estate Investor

Looking at new investing markets can sometimes appear daunting so looking across the border as a Canadian into the US may put most of us off pursuing. But the size of the market can offer many more opportunities and higher ROI provided you know the in’s and out’s of investing in another country. 

This week’s podcast guest, Glen Sutherland, found the sources he was learning from, especially podcasts, were US-focused and he started to realise there were opportunities south of the border.  After a lot of research, he learned of more favourable laws, lower property taxes, and lower cost of entry investing in the US.

In this episode, you will learn; 

  • What you need to consider before investing in the US
  • The importance of corporate structures and the benefits
  • A different approach to Joint Venture partnerships using corporations
  • Working with cross border professionals and what to watch out for.
  • How to get a decent income in real estate outside of cashflow and reviewing your portfolio regularly. 

Glen Sutherland is a real estate investor from Cambridge, ON where he lives with his wife and two terrific children. He started his investing journey by purchasing ‘buy and hold’ rental real estate locally. 

He started his US investing journey in Huntsville, Alabama a booming city because of some major local employers and investments being made by other large companies which enabled him to double the value of his properties there. 

These plus factors make for greater ease of wealth creation. Now Glen is investing in the USA by purchasing single-family ‘buy and hold’ rental real estate, holding around 40 properties but has also started to look at flipping too.

Glen also hosts the podcast and YouTube channel entitled, “A Canadian Investing in the US”, where he provides information and advice to investors interested in investing in both Canada and the US. 

Get in touch with Glen
Email: glen@glensutherlandcom 
Website:https://www.glensutherland.com/
Podcast Videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ziyJJ3qwd_lG9riF-5BhQ/

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
White Elm Design Build https://www.whiteelmdesignbuild.com/
Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty http://www.elevationrealty.ca/
Complete Properties https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

Guest: Matt Lionetti, Realtor and Social Media Influencer

The episode has explicit language and is not suitable for all audiences.

Social media has become an essential part of marketing and listing properties for realtors. The challenge is that the content can appear similar to others and fail to gain the attention needed, which is what this week’s guest felt.

Realtor Matt Lionetti, who’s first listing, a run-down house with serious issues, was going to be a significant challenge to sell followed his instincts and filmed an out of the box video that he was told was not going to work.  That first video produced 3 offers, two directly from the video and the property sold in 12 hours. He knew he was on to something and now most listings are less than 5 days on market. 

In this episode you will learn about: 

  • How not following the norms leads to success 
  • Why swearing or being controversial can sell even luxury homes.
  • Why you need to be entertaining, but don’t need to be funny
  • Being authentic and yourself to attract the right clients and reject others 
  • How to connect who you are to what you communicate on social media  

Matt Lionetti is a realtor and content creator who has recently joined The Agency, a global luxury real estate brokerage, previously working for a couple of real estate teams. Seeing the oversaturated typical marketing strategies on social media, Matt knew he wanted to break the mould with his honest approach to marketing, saying what nobody else will. 

This unorthodox approach resulted in his going from averaging $500k in sales every couple of months to generating over $1.5 million in sales per month. With proven models of success in getting his listings sold, Matt continues to grow his online presence, especially on Instagram with over 8,000 followers all organically. 

Previous to getting into real estate, Matt was a touring and session musician playing many stages from Dundas Square in Toronto to The Viper Room in Hollywood. His outgoing personality and passion for entertaining led him to his unique style of marketing and branding through social media.   
He wants to be seen as not just another realtor and stand out on his own. In a business with many avenues, Matt wants to explore them all. From buying/selling, mentoring, teaching, and presenting; Matt is just getting started. 

Get in touch with Matt:
Websites:https://lionettirealty.com/
https://www.theagencyre.com/ontario
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/matt.lionetti/
EMail:matt.lionetti@theagencyre.com
Tel: (416) 890 3442

This episode has been brought to you in part by:
Black Jack Contracting  – http://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/

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

Guest: Simeon Papailias, Real Estate Investor, Coach and Mentor 

There is no argument that there is no bigger security blanket than real estate however it is always good to diversify your portfolio. Getting the right education and having the right team in place is also important to your success as an investor.

This week’s guest, Simeon Papailias, Real Estate Investor, Coach, Mentor & Advocate for Canadian Real Estate, is the expert when it comes to commercial investing and he helps to educate other investors based on his many years of experience. Simeon provides insights and advice on commercial investing and the importance of diversifying your portfolio.

In this episode you will learn about: 
– Tips and insights on how to diversify investments 
– Pros and cons of investing in condos and commercial investing
– Insights on the types of commercial property to invest in
– Finding commercial real estate deals 
– Defining cap rates and NOIs  

Simeon Papailias is one of the Founders and Managing Partners of the REC Canada Group. The majority of his work, traditionally, has been in Retail / Commercial Real Estate (Business Sales, Merger & Acquisitions, Tenant Placement and Relocation). As the market has been changing, so has his move into the investment real estate field. His team of 35 Senior Brokers, serves the interests of over 800 clients a year in the acquisition/disposition of investment properties, handling clients regular real estate needs, as well as selling a large share of Toronto’s Preconstruction Allocations.

The company’s Commercial and Multifamily practitioners have consistent and exclusive “off market” opportunities, that serve specific mandates for larger and institutional clients. 

Simeon also has a significant amount of experience in the locating and transacting of Retail Plazas, Apartment Buildings up to 200 units and Medical Buildings. He has been honoured to receive the company’s highest honour, the Chairman Club Award, in 2009 through and including 2019.

His latest initiative, “Broker’s Playbook”, is an Industry podcast, covering real issues in the real estate and mortgage industry. Brokers, Investors, and all salespeople will benefit from the insights and the thoughts expanded on. 

Get in touch with Simeon:
Website:https://www.reccanada.com/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/spapailias/
LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/simeonpapailias/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spapailias

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/

Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc – https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

Have you ever wondered what it was like to invest in the U.S? Do you listen to podcasts that are geared towards investing in the U.S? Well, investing in the U.S. is a whole different ballgame and it would be a whole lot simpler if you hired an expert to help you get started.

Guest: James Lloyd, Real Estate Investor & Voytek Mardula, Real Estate Investor

Have you ever wondered what it was like to invest in the U.S? Do you listen to podcasts that are geared towards investing in the U.S? Well, investing in the U.S. is a whole different ballgame and it would be a whole lot simpler if you hired an expert to help you get started.

This week’s guests James Lloyd, Real Estate Investor and Voytek Mardula, Real Estate Investor started a company that provides turnkey solutions for Canadian investors who want to invest in the U.S. They help Canadian real estate investors every step of the way to buying competitively priced, cash-flowing properties in Detroit. Their motto is “We hold your hand, you hold the keys!”

James Lloyd is the Canadian Sales Manager for USProperties.ca. With over 17 years of definitive experience in hospitality and sales management experience, he has a passion for customer service and client relations.  A graduate of the New York Restaurant School, James began his early career in restaurant management in New York City at several award-winning Manhattan restaurants.

Upon returning to Canada, James transitioned into retail and then corporate sales management before finding his home at US Properties. On a daily basis, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s client development and helping Canadian investors every step of the way with a turnkey solution for purchasing cashflow positive real estate in the Detroit area.

Outside of work James enjoys living a healthy, active lifestyle and spending time with his young son.

Voytek Mardula, a lifelong entrepreneur, has owned and operated businesses in various industries over last 25 years, including hospitality, brand name apparel and telecommunications. In the last 12 years, he has also gained extensive experience in investing in and managing rental properties, both in the US and Canada.

Voytek’s current focus is on US real estate, primarily in Detroit. In addition to buying and selling turnkey investment properties in the US, the property management company which he owns and operates and manages over 300 doors in the greater Detroit area.

In this episode you will learn about:
– Differences in investing in Canada vs. the U.S.
– Down payment options
– Explaining the 10-31 exchange
– Defining Section 8
– Investing in the Detroit market

Get in touch with James & Voytek:
Website: https://www.usproperties.ca/

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

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

Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc – 
https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

Real estate investing is a great way to replace your income and retire earlier than normal. This week’s guest, Lyn Lebeau, Real Estate Investor & Coach did just that, she replaced her six-figure income by purchasing 18 properties in 12 months in Timmins, Ontario.

Guest: Lyn Lebeau, Real Estate Investor & Coach

Real estate investing is a great way to replace your income and retire earlier than normal. This week’s guest, Lyn Lebeau, Real Estate Investor & Coach did just that, she replaced her six-figure income by purchasing 18 properties in 12 months in Timmins, Ontario.

How did she do it? She took action by hiring a coach at the beginning and then just went out and started buying properties using creative financing strategies. Lyn’s main message is don’t wait, get started now and know fear will be there, still do it. She has also written her first book called No Money? No Problem! Make Your First Million Dollars With Real Estate: The Secrets To My Millionaire Method Revealed that is available on Amazon.

Lyn Lebeau is an active real estate investor. She invests using flips and buy-and-hold strategies. She’s always looking for the next great deal. She currently has single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes and a six-plex.

With over ten years under her belt, having learned many lessons along the way, Lyn provides coaching to individuals wanting to follow in her footsteps and make their first million dollars.

Lyn also operates a consulting firm, White Water Consultants. She helps companies improve their organizational performance and their bottom line. Prior to starting her consulting practice, she worked as an executive, conducting turnarounds of organizations in financial distress.

Lyn is a risk-averse Certified Professional Accountant, although she’ll jump out of a perfectly functioning plane. She loves the outdoors, but her favourite pastime is playing with her two beautiful grandchildren.

In this episode you will learn about:
– Investing in Timmins
– Financing strategies
– Types of JV partnerships and their structures
– Tips for building your team
– What are the exit strategies

Get in touch with Lyn: 
Email: book@lynlebeau.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2717534538342927
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyn-lebeau-93578b24/
Website: https://www.lynlebeau.com/

This episode has been brought to you in part by:
Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/

The Canadian Real Estate Association – https://www.crea.ca/