Episode 16 – Alfonso Salemi
Are you a real estate investor looking to sharpen your skills? Or a newbie looking for your first investment? You’ve come to the right place! Join host Sarah Larbi for a journey into the world of Canadian real estate investing. In this episode, Sarah interviews Alfonso Salemi to discuss Rent to Own strategies.
Alfonso Salemi was working a J.O.B (which stands for Job also known as Just Over Broke) when he realized that he was trading his time for money and spinning his wheels. He then turned to Real Estate Investing and formed JAAG properties with his partner Adam Wissink. Alfonso and Adam now own 50+ properties. The majority being rent to own. However they also have success in regular rentals as well as short term cottage rentals.
- Rent to own tips and strategies
- How to find joint venture partners and use their money
- Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of Rent-To-Own vs other types of real estate investing
- And much more!
Like the video above there seems to be a lot of news and media about how millennials are at a disadvantage and we have it harder than other generations.
My thoughts are we need to look at our current situation and instead of feeling sorry for ourselves, put in 120% effort to make a change happen. It can take years to do so and many many hours but it is well worth it. We are living in new times where things are more expensive and housing seems to be harder to get than before. There are more items being sold and more marketing pushing us to buy things but let’s have some restraint!
This is the reality of changing times, millennial or not, it is getting harder to spend less and invest more. We need to accept it and work towards making a change for ourselves and understanding our needs vs wants. If we want to afford a house then let’s learn and educate ourselves on how to do this. It is not by thinking about it for a few days or reading a couple books, it takes more work and effort than that.
If you truly dedicate yourself to learning financial literacy, understanding how to invest for the long term, you will be able to defy the odds and not be a statistic.
Episode 15 – Don Campbell
Are you a real estate investor looking to sharpen your skills? Or a newbie looking for your first investment? You’ve come to the right place! Join host Sarah Larbi for a journey into the world of Canadian real estate investment. In this episode, Sarah speaks with Don Campbell on current real estate trends, top Canadian markets to invest in, and much more! You do not want to miss this one!
Don R. Campbell is a Canadian-based real estate investor, researcher, the best-selling Canadian real estate author in history, author of 8 best sellers and a real estate investment educator. He is the Senior Analyst with the Real Estate Investment Network which has entered its 25th year of providing unbiased research and analysis on Canadian real estate markets.
Don made his first investment in residential real estate in BC’s Fraser Valley back in 1985 and hasn’t looked back since. His portfolio now includes Light Industrial, Residential, Commercial and Agricultural properties across Western Canada.
Don shares his strategies and economic research and he can speak in detail on any market in the country and is not afraid to tell the truth about where the market is headed. Don is a trusted on-air expert in media and his research and systems have allowed him to accurately forecast trends, markets and demographic shifts long before they become mainstream, thus giving his clients a unique, long-term advantage and perspective. He has become the go-to for many media outlets who are looking for unbiased analysis of any real estate market across the country.
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Millennial home buyers are facing more competition with smaller budgets: report
Millennials have seen their purchasing power slashed by 16.5 percent since sine 2017
Episode 14 – Laurel Simmons
Are you a real estate investor looking to sharpen your skills? Or a newbie looking for your first investment? You’ve come to the right place! Join host Sarah Larbi for a journey into the world of Canadian real estate investment. In this episode, Sarah speaks with Laurel Simmons to discuss “finding your WHY” and the importance of having a WHY.
Laurel Simmons bought her first investment rental property in the early 80s when she really didn’t know what she was doing. Fast-forward to today, and along with her husband, Daniel St-Jean, she is a partner in two real estate investment companies – one specializes in rent-to-own properties and the other in buy-and-hold single-family rentals. She also works with the founding members of the Southern Ontario Real Estate Investment Training Club to help make sure club’s events are they best they can possibly be.
Laurel has spent over three decades working in the consulting world both with hi-tech and government organizations. She’s traveled the world as a consultant, speaker and trainer and finally she’s travelling to where she wants to go WHEN she wants to go and for as LONG she wants to go without in any way having to worry about her clients.
As much as real estate investing has brought significant freedom to Laurel and her husband, real estate investing is NOT Laurel’s passion. Her passion is wine and travel – in 2014, she and Daniel moved from Ottawa, Ontario to Niagara-on-the-Lake where she studied full time learning the ins and outs of being a wine-maker and viticulturist at Niagara College. After that she began dragging her husband Daniel to taste different wines in places all around the world (and she’s never heard ONE complaint from him!)
Now as Laurel and Daniel spend more time exploring all the wonders of the world, Laurel has begun looking at a question that has presented itself to her many, many times… and that question is “Why?”… a question that is especially relevant for real estate investors.
- Why is it important for people and investors uncover their WHY?
- Learn about some of the biggest mistakes Laurel see’s real estate investors make when it comes to defining their strategy?
- Why is figuring out your why going to change your life?
- What are some specific tips for people who might have trouble figuring out their why?
Laurel’s email to get free 1 on 1 coaching interview with Laurel:
Advantages of Commercial & Multi-Family Real Estate Investing with Courtenay Hindemit and Ryan DeLaurentis
Episode 13 – Courtenay Hindemit and Ryan DeLaurentis
Are you a real estate investor looking to sharpen your skills? Or a newbie looking for your first investment? You’ve come to the right place! Join host Sarah Larbi for a journey into the world of Real Estate Investing. In this episode, Sarah sits down with Courtenay Hindemit and Ryan DeLaurentis to talk about multifamily investing
Ryan & Courtenay are real estate investors focusing on commercial & multi-family real estate in Ontario. Their company, DCI properties, focuses primarily on cash flow first investing. They purchase most of their properties with JV partners who are looking to supplement their income, prepare for retirement, or just want a hands off real estate investment with above average returns. On the flip side, DCI takes care of finding the deal, completing due diligence, managing renovations, improving income, decreasing expenses, and oversee day-to-day building operations. The cities they currently invest in include London, Niagara region, and Kingston Ontario.
- Learn about multifamily investing
- Hear about their purchases and how they have found their multifamily real estate deals
- Learn the pros and cons of buying and managing multifamily properties
- Learn about the due diligence process and what do do once you have a deal under contract
- Receive tips and tricks to help you find great deals and MUCH MORE!
Want to contact Courtenay and Ryan? Find them through the following avenues:
Here is a different twist on being guest interviewed. I was recently driven around in James Burchill’s smartcar and asked about my #sidehustle real estate investing and all the other things I am involved in outside of my 8 to 5.30 full time job.
Sarah was a featured writer for the cover story in the March/April 2018 edition of Canadian Real Estate Magazine. You can read the full article by clicking here
The Daily Grind Podcast is an interview/conversational podcast where host Colin Morgan dive into the entrepreneur’s mind of how they got their start, some of the early behaviors they implemented to learn their craft, obstacles they had to overcome to get where they are, and how mentorship and self-education accelerated the process.
Listen to Sarah Larbi be interviewed on Episode 95 – click here