Category Archives: Life Lessons

Getting Through the Pitfalls and Analysis Paralysis to Multi-Family Investing Success



Britta Hild started in the world of real estate investing in 2011 purchasing a 5 unit building in Toronto. Having only previously bought a primary single unit residence she was unprepared for the added work to close the deal and handling the day to day life of a landlord. She quickly learned about property management, renovations and tenant relations through doing these tasks on her own.
Guest: Real Estate Investor and Landlord, Britta Hild Britta started in the world of real estate investing in 2011 purchasing a 5 unit building in Toronto. Having only previously bought a primary single unit residence she was unprepared for the added work to close the deal and handling the day to day life of a landlord. She quickly learned about property management, renovations and tenant relations through doing these tasks on her own. These early real estate investing challenges did not deter her, rather they served as great lessons for Britta when she pursued a subsequent joint venture in Hamilton with another multi-unit property because of the benefits of having more doors in one building. The current market in the GTA is changing rapidly and it is essential to have a plan in place to make sure that your real estate investments are working for you and not the other way around. This was brought home in a very stark way for Britta when her mother fell seriously ill and she was able to look after her full-time knowing her properties were cash flowing. Never one to tire of talking about real estate investing, Britta understands the concerns, worries and benefits of being a real estate investor and landlord, from financing to renovations to tenants. You will learn about: – Benefits of having multiple tenants – Tips on how to overcome your real estate investing struggles – Tips on building a solid team – What new investors should be aware of – Tips on finding and screening tenants Get in Touch with Britta: E-mail: britta.hild@gmail.com

Lessons and Benefits of Focusing on One Market to Grow Your Real Estate Portfolio



Tyler Soulliere is an award-winning real estate investor born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. After obtaining his MBA at Northwood University in Michigan he returned to the city to follow a business career and working in the family business. After the business was acquired by a Fortune 500 company Tyler decided to pursue a career as a realtor initially in Toronto to be mentored by one of the top RE/MAX producers. On returning to Windsor he started to work with real estate investors taking the opportunity to learn before taking the plunge with his own fixer-upper for $48k. In the next 11 months, he purchased another 14 properties, which resulted in his being awarded the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine National Investor of the Year in 2015 from over 1,000 candidates. As Tyler continued to expand his experience and portfolio, which now stands at 55 doors, he wanted to start sharing his knowledge of investing in real estate with other like-minded individuals. As a result, he has created online training courses as well as launching TySoull Educator to help share his expertise and lessons learned with investors looking to invest in real estate. You will learn about: – The opportunities, growth and boom in the Windsor Market. – Importance of building a power team when scaling your business. – Real estate terms new and experienced investors need to know. – Why numbers matter, especially when buying multi-units. Book Recommended: Flip by Gary Keller
Get in Touch with Tyler: Website: http://tysoulleducator.com
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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.

Episode 34 – Branding and Marketing in Real Estate Investing



Think you don’t need to market yourself in the world of real estate investing? Think again!

In this interview, I talk with my branding coach, Paul Copcutt, about the importance of branding, marketing and standing out from everyone else.

A business card and logo are not where marketing ends and they certainly are not what your brand is. Equally, social media is a tool to communicate your brand but you need to be sure that your message is a clear one for anyone to take notice in today’s noisy world.

Your personal brand is what sets you apart from the competition and tells prospective clients and partners why they should choose you over anyone else. But it is up to you to own the definition of who you are and personal branding enables you to do that.

In this episode you’ll learn:

– Tips on identifying what makes you unique

– Understanding the need to have a niche and specialty

– Why social media is not the be all and end all

– 20 topics you can use to create unique videos

– Tips on using LinkedIn to build your business

– Why doing your own podcast may be a great strategy

Get more about Paul Copcutt at:

Website: http://paulcopcutt.com/

Phone Number: 905-233-2290

Email:  paul@paulcopcutt.com

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

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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

Episode 33 – Completing Every Type of Real Estate Investing Transaction



One of the challenges as your real estate investing career develops is being able to make the switch from one form of investing to another successfully.

With nearly 30 years of experience in real estate, there is not a strategy that Mat Frederick has not executed; in fact, it is believed he may be the only Canadian to have done so!  

Everything from starting in residential income property then expanded to buy-fix-sell, lease option, commercial buildings and new development.  Mathew has led on renovating properties over 28 years which includes partnering with a developer over the past 6 years to build houses and low-rise condo buildings.

He now focuses on managing the assets of commercial portfolios including plazas and multi-family buildings plus coaching investors in business and real estate acquisition. He will also be sharing his thoughts on what he sees as the next big investing opportunity, storage units.

His application of these strategies is more than just simple engagement – it’s about performing each strategy 4 or 5 times and wrangling out most kinks… the kind of kinks you only discover during application.

In this episode you’ll learn:

– Tips on getting a great Joint Venture Partner

– Tips and strategies on Real Estate Development

– Great Real Estate philosophies

– Pro’s and Con’s on storage properties

– Great Real Estate insights and analysis

And more about Mat’s portfolio.

Get more about Mat Frederick at:

Website: http://nidushub.com

Phone Number: 647-243-3600

Email:  info@NidusHub.com

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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

Episode 31 – From food stamps to $18 million in real estate deals & learn about turn key property investing with Ali Boone



In this episode of the Where Should I Invest podcast, We interview Ali Boone and talk about turn key property investing.  Ali is an Aerospace Engineer, Entrepreneur, Consultant and a Real Estate Investor.

She started her first year of business on food stamps. By year five of business having facilitated over $18,000,000 in real estate sales, she speaks from her own experiences and offers the best solutions that she came up with that propelled her to success.

In this Episode we’ll talk about:

– Turn Key properties

– Pros and Cons of having Turn Key Properties

– Cashflow calculations

–  How to manage your property manager

And more about Ali’s Real Estate experience.

Get more about Ali Boone at:

www.hipsterinvestments.com

www.aliboone.com

Email:  ali@hipsterinvestments.com

More about Sarah

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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

Episode 30 – From $24k a Year to $2.5 million in Property with Whitney Nicely



In this episode of Where Should I Invest the podcast, we interview Whitney Nicely and talk Real Estate Investing.  Whitney Nicely is an expert property investor, speaker and real estate coach.  Today, she’s called the Queen of Real Estate Investing in East Tennessee.  Before quitting her job back in 2013, Whitney scraped by on $24,000 a year working a desk job and living on her parent’s couch.

Now at the age of 33, Whitney owns more than $2.5 million in real estate assets.

In this episode, we will talk about;

–  Creative ways for finding deals

–  Lease options

–  The process of finding and closing properties

–  Tips on buying houses

And more about Whitney’s portfolio.

 

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Get more about Whitney Nicely at:

www.whitneynicely.com

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/whitneynicelyeast

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/whitneynicely

“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

Episode 28 – Managing Productivity and Performance in Real Estate Investing with Mark Struczewski



In this episode of the Where Should I Invest? podcast we interview Mark Struczewski and talk about productivity and performance and how that impacts real estate investors. Mark is a speaker, coach, podcaster and the author of How to Overcome Roadblocks on the Path to Your Success and How to REALLY Be More Productive

He is a productivity and time management specialist, who is obsessed with helping entrepreneurs, corporations, small businesses and individuals become a more productive version of themselves.

In this episode, you’ll learn. . .

– Tips on how to be productive

– Why there are people aren’t productive

– What/Ways to do to be productive

– How to be productive with all other stuff going on at the same time

– Different time wasters most people spend on

– Why you should put things on schedule

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Get more about Mark ‘Ski’ Struczewski at:

https://markstruczewski.com

LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/markstruczewski

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/markstruczewski/

Twitter

https://twitter.com/MarkStruczewski

“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

Episode 27 – Building a Real Estate Brand and Managing the Property Manager with Adam Kitchener



In this episode of Where Should I Invest? the podcast, we interview Adam Kitchener a Real Estate Investor/Landlord and Property Manager.

Adam grew up in the real estate business. His father had built a small portfolio of properties, buying when Adam was a young age. It was exposure to these properties that Adam developed his love for real estate, architecture and business. Following his father around to his properties, Adam learned the business from knee high and ground up.

In this Episode, you’ll learn. . .

– Strategies on building your real estate foundation
– Tips and Tricks on how to manage your properties
– Building your own real estate brand
– Tips what to look for in a property manager or management company
– How should an Investor manage a property manager or management company
– Tracking/handling/managing unpaying tenants and complaining tenants

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Get more about Adam Kitchener at:
www.adamkitchener.com

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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

Episode 26 – From Venezuela to 40 Units in 3 Years



In this episode of the Where Should I Invest? podcast, we Interview Alejandro Fleury a Certified Fitness Trainer and a Nutrition Coach. He shares his story on how he purchased 40 properties in under 3 years without using any of his own money. Alejandro is from Venezuela, South America back in 1995 when he came across one real estate infomercial that started his real estate investing journey.

Listen and learn. . .

– Tips and strategies on finding deals and financing properties
– Tips on managing multiple properties
– Tips on finding a good property manager
– Criteria(s) for finding properties
– Ideas on how to find motivated sellers outside MLS

And more. . .

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Get in Touch with Alejandro at:

The Northern Three Realty Community on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/NorthernThreeRealtyOntario/

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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

Episode 24 – Identify Your Goals & Up Your Negotiating Skills



In this episode of Where Should I Invest the Podcast, We interview Lee Strauss and talk about Real Estate Investing.  Lee is an Investor, Speaker, Coach and at the same time works as a firefighter.  He started with Real Estate at the age of 21, a straight rental property.  Lee has an innate desire to drive forward and keep developing his knowledge, skills and success.

He’s currently continuing to build his real-estate portfolio through utilizing new strategies and looking for more opportunities.

In this Episode, Lee and Sarah will talk about. . .

– Buy, Fix and Hold

– Flipping Properties

– Negotiating Tips and Strategies

– Tips on analyzing properties

– Identifying your Real Estate goals

And more about Lee’s portfolio.

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Get more about Lee Strauss at:

www.straussinvestments.com

Email him at:

lee@rockstarbrokerage.com

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/strauss_investments/

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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