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From Auto Mechanic to Becoming The Vertical Split Genius



Ryan Carr is a full-time real estate investor from the Durham Region who specializes in helping homeowners get out of tough situations. His company, R.W. Carr Investments, has completed dozens of transactions with people across the GTA where debt, timing, maintenance, and repairs, or family nuances are a critical component to the deal.

Guest: Ryan Carr, Real Estate Investor, Speaker & Mentor

Ryan Carr is a full-time real estate investor from the Durham Region who specializes in helping homeowners get out of tough situations. His company, R.W. Carr Investments, has completed dozens of transactions with people across the GTA where debt, timing, maintenance, and repairs, or family nuances are a critical component to the deal.

Prior, Ryan was an auto mechanic and custom metal fabricator and his involvement with real estate began in 2012 with a rural bank-sale property, quickly followed by a series of deals including buy and holds, fix and flips, multi-family and new construction. The progression from these initial properties and subsequent resale led to fantastic experiences that propelled the concept of “vertical split” homes into the marketplace. The most interesting deal was a coach house that got national exposure on the news.

With a primary focus on the vertical split technique (A clever method of adding 2nd units to existing homes) Ryan has found as home values began to rise in the Durham Region, the cash flow crunch became the mainstream, which transformed the housing industry in two ways. The first being a solution to covering monthly expenses on properties, and the second being outside investor interest. His business focuses on purchasing properties from homeowners in sticky situations quickly and quietly.

Ryan is also involved in partnership opportunities, mentorship programs, and speaking engagements. He continues to innovate the industry with residential real estate purchases, coaching, new construction techniques, JV Partnerships, flipping, and small scale development. The purchasing of residential real estate has become his true passion and not just a business endeavour. You will learn about: – The importance of teamwork – Strategies to scale up your business – Taking deals and financing – Mistakes to avoid – Tips on buying properties

Books Mentioned: Winner Takes All: How Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Won and Lost the High Stakes Gamble to Own Las Vegas by Christina Binkley

Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn Paperback by John L. Smith

Get in touch with Ryan: Website: https://rwcarrinvestment.com Email: info@rwcarrinvestment.com


Scaling to 200+ Doors in One Year



Dylan Suitor is an entrepreneur to the core! He first got involved in real estate investing when his mum helped him buy a student rental property that he lived in and managed whilst at University. The real estate investing bug had bitten him and he went on to invest in some new builds, a flip then a multi-family conversion.

Guest:  Dylan Suitor, Real Estate Investor & Realtor

Dylan Suitor is an entrepreneur to the core! He first got involved in real estate investing when his mum helped him buy a student rental property that he lived in and managed whilst at University. The real estate investing bug had bitten him and he went on to invest in some new builds, a flip then a multi-family conversion.

Two years ago Dylan met his mentor and now business partner who supported and showed him the way to really scale up his portfolio significantly to now over 70 properties. Last year he added 66 properties with 215 doors. His growth is based on legally maximizing each building that local by-laws allow.

One of the principal reasons he attributes his success is to investing in himself, mindset and being willing to make adjustments along the way. With more than a decade of continuously improving performance and results, he offers the ultimate customer service in meeting all key goals and deadlines for his clients and negotiating real winning results. Dylan is totally dedicated to offering his “Industry Best” expertise in residential real estate for clients in the Toronto, Oakville, Burlington and Milton areas. Whether buying a new dream home or selling their latest strategic residential business investment Dylan believes in helping his clients every step of the way.

You will learn about: – Setting goals and scaling up your business – Multi-Family Conversion – How to find a power team – Time Management insights – Tips on closing deals

Event Link: https://realestategrowthsummit.ca

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Book Mentioned: The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan, Dave Jenks

Get in touch with Dylan: Direct Email: dylansuitor@gmail.com Business Email: dylan@elevationrealty.ca / info@elevationrealty.ca Website: https://www.elevationrealty.ca Phone Number: 905-592-4220

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Episode 23- What to Look for & What to Avoid With Basement Conversions



In this episode of Where Should I Invest the Podcast, we interview Ken Bekendam from my favourite investment city of Brantford Ontario. Ken Bekendam is a full-time Real Estate Investor and expert in basement conversions.
Listen and learn about. . .
– How to successfully complete a basement conversion
– What to look for and pitfalls to avoid
– What the numbers look like
– How to get permits and approvals
– Hear about how Ken was able to grow his portfolio
And so much more. . .

To get a hold of Ken, reach out to him directly on Facebook by searching Ken Bekendam or meet him in person at the next REITE Club meeting as he is a regular attendee.

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