Category Archives: Life Lessons

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

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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 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/

Don’t forget:
Please Rate and Subscribe to this podcast 
For more content, or visit my website: www.sarahlarbi.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

Episode 22- How to Find Off-Market Deals



In this episode of Where Should I Invest, Sarah featured Kory MacKinnon and his journey in Real Estate Investing. Kory MacKinnon is a successful Real Estate Investor with over decade of experience. He started with a 6-plex property back in
2005 and today managing 20+ properties / 60+ rental units. In this episode, he will share his experience on how he was mentored by his landlord and walk us through how he transitioned himself from having a corporate job to doing Real Estate full time. Also he bought a house for only $5k, WHAT!? Hear about it here and more….
Listen to learn about. . .
– Finding off market deals
-Different real estate investing methods
– The BRRR method
– Multifamily properties
– and so much more!
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Episode 15- The Canadian Real Estate Investing Landscape – 25 years of research and analysis



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.

 

Connect with Don Campbell:

www.donrcampbell.com

FB: Thereinman

Twitter @donrcampbell


Episode 14- The Biggest Mistakes Investors Make



 

 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.

 

Today’s Guest:

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.

 

Episode Highlights:

  • 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?

 

 

Contact Information:

www.Sasreig.com

www.moremoneymoretimeforlife.com

Laurel’s email to get free 1 on 1 coaching interview with Laurel:

Laurelrsimmons@gmail.com