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Real Talk With Gary - Real Estate Investing

Gary Hibbert is a Full Time Real Estate Investor, Licenced Real Estate Agent, achieving various Realtor awards and an Educator. In 2008, he purchased his first investment property and through hard work and dedication, left the regiment of the corporate world to become a Full Time Entrepreneur in 2014. Gary has helped hundreds of clients with creating a wealth strategy plan through public speaking, online webinars and even has his own podcast channel dedicated to inspire and educate anyone willing to change their mindset. He continues to play an active role in his community by attending corporate, private and school events to educate adults and especially children. Gary’s inspiration and hard work comes from his passion in helping others and wanting to make a difference in their lives. “Being able to design a lifestyle of your choice is not an easy feat, however, it’s attainable as long as you have passion and know what your ‘why’ is. “ - Gary Hibbert
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Jun 23, 2022

#168: Rod Khleif - Goal Setting & Overcoming Fear

On this episode Gary chats with philanthropist and multiple business owner Rod Khleif. Rod is super passionate about business, he’s a high performance coach, and a real estate investor having owned over 2000 properties!! He’s also lost $50 Million dollars and not only recovered, but is thriving! How did Rod do it? Tune in to find out HOW!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

* How he lost $50 Million dollars and recovered to be where he is today

* What’s happening in both media and politics

* Why is there so much negativity these days

* How to AVOID negativity

* How to STAY positive

* How to succeed at public speaking

* Rod’s unique goal setting process

* The importance of knowing your WHY

* How to ‘get out of your own way’ and why you need to

* When should you retire - what age or time

* And MORE!

Bio

Rod Khleif is a multiple business owner and philanthropist who is passionate about business, high performance, real estate and giving back. As one of the country's top real estate and peak performance luminaries. He has also owned over 2000 properties. Rod Khleif soared from humble beginnings as a young, impoverished Dutch immigrant to incredible success.

Rod's experience involves both remarkable triumphs, and spectacular failures, which he affectionately calls "seminars:' Rod will explain the mindset required to recover from losing $50 million dollars in the crash of 2008 to the success he enjoys today.

Rod brings incredible authenticity and insight to his approach to real estate, mindset, success and life. Rod can talk about Real estate, the psychology of success, and any business topic in great depth, contributing incredible first-hand, technical, and motivational knowledge and skills to the conversation. Rod also founded The Tiny Hands Foundation, which has benefited more than 110,000 children in need.

Contact:

Web: www.RodKhleif.com

Facebook: fb.com/rodkhleif

Insta: @Rod_Khleif

 

This episode proudly sponsored by Rent Panda.

Rent Panda helps landlords go from listing to lease without wasted time or headaches along the way. Rent Panda provides the do it yourself landlord an online platform where you can list your property absolutely free. If you want to you can post your ad on multiple platforms, see tenant profiles, message tenants, schedule showings, get credit checks and build leases quickly and easily.

Rent Panda also caters to the more passive landlord who needs to find a tenant. doing all of the leasing work, so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and get the best tenants presented to you.

Find them at: https://www.rentpanda.ca

 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

Tags:  #USinvesting, #taxes, #realestateincanada, #realestatecanada, #realestatepodcast, #realestateinvesting, #investingincanada, #investplusrealty, #househunting, #canadianrealestate, #canadianpodcast, #buyinghomes, #investmentproperties, #wealth, #howtobecomewealthy, #mindset, #realtor, #realestate, #explicit, #howtobuyrealestate, #safeinvesting, #safeinvestments, #landdevelopment 

Jun 16, 2022

#167: Michael Zanzini & Lorenzo Podda - Understanding Mortgages - Practical Money Skills with BM Select

On this episode Gary chats with Michael Zanzini & Lorenzo Podda, both from BM Select who have a solid history of helping clients with their financing needs. This episode will help you understand the many aspects of mortgages: what you can afford and why; how to get OUT of a mortgage; types of lenders; private lending; do you a NEED a corporation to invest, and MORE. Don't miss this one!

 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • How they first got started in the mortgage industry
  • The process to get approved for a mortgage when you're self-employed
  • The difference between A & B Lenders
  • The role of private lending
  • How to structure joint ventures
  • What's involved when you need to break a mortgage
  • Buying in a corporation
  • The process of renewing your mortgage
  • How the stress tests affects what you qualify for 
  • Where the market is going and where they think it's headed
  • And MORE!


Bio

Michael Zanzini, Mortgage Agent:

Michael Zanzini is the Lead Mortgage Agent at BM Select, and has been working with investors primarily for over 8 years.  He manages portfolio structuring for investors and has grown into an industry leader all before the age of 35.  Michael combines professionalism and experience and routinely ranks at the highest level of Investment Mortgage planning in Canada. 

Lorenzo Podda, Underwriting Manager:

Lorenzo Podda is the Manager of the Underwriting Department at BM Select. He began his career at BM Select at the age of 17 while attending University for a Commerce Degree. Currently, at the age of 23, he manages a team of 11 Underwriters. Although, he has only been in the mortgage industry since 2017, Lorenzo has managed to guide and assist the BM Select team and has played an instrumental role in the teams number 1 standing over the past several years.

 

This episode proudly sponsored by McMurter & Associates.

They are a real estate and estate law firm who can be your partner for every major legal event in your life. If you're planning an estate, selling or buying real estate, they can help with over 30 years of experience. Their objective is to prevent you from worrying about the legal aspect of your transactions. From the first meeting, McMurter will provide you with straightforward legal advice, and no surprises., including a legal bill you didn't expect. 

Find them at: https://www.mcmurter.com

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

Tags:  #USinvesting, #taxes, #realestateincanada, #realestatecanada, #realestatepodcast, #realestateinvesting, #investingincanada, #investplusrealty, #househunting, #canadianrealestate, #canadianpodcast, #buyinghomes, #investmentproperties, #wealth, #howtobecomewealthy, #mindset, #realtor, #realestate, #explicit, #howtobuyrealestate, #safeinvesting, #safeinvestments, #landdevelopment #bespoke

Jun 9, 2022

#166: Hart Togman - The Perfect Screening Tool For Both Landlords & Tenants

On this episode Gary chats with Hart Togman, co-founder of Rent Panda. Hart and his brother started Rent Panda as they were having a hard time finding quality rentals, and on the flipside, found landlords were having trouble finding quality tenants. Rent Panda addresses both needs, and assists both renters and landlords, making it seamless to find/fill a property. Gary and Darlene have used Rent Panda and were very appreciative of the ease of use and the actual online platform. Also to be noted-  there’s a white glove / valet service for those landlords wishing to be hands off! 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • How and why Rent Panda was started by Hart and his brother
  • How and why Rent Panda helps both landlords and tenants 
  • Why the process of renting a property is so stressful
  • How Rent Panda allows landlords to post unlimited rentals for FREE
  • They have access to tenant profiles, credit checks and background checks
  • They can build and store leases online
  • Tenants can ensure properties are verified before seeing them and putting a deposit down
  • They can store their leases
  • Create a rental profile to make it easer for landlords to screen them
  • Landlords and tenants can chat in Rent Panda
  • A DIY solution for placing tenants
  • A ‘white glove’ service is available for those that are less comfortable
  • And MORE!

Bio

Hart Togman started Rent Panda with his brother Richard after experiencing the underserved rental industry firsthand. The brothers found that renting was stigmatized, considered the ugly duckling of real estate and it was a wild west for landlords and tenants. Hart set his sights on bringing innovative tools and services to the landlord and tenant communities, with a mission to make renting more comfortable for everyone. Since starting Rent Panda over 4 years ago, Hart has spoken with thousands of landlords, understands what the rental market needs to improve and is working to build a better system for all. 

Contact: 

Web: http://RentPanda.ca 

Email: hart@rentpanda.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RentPanda  

This episode proudly sponsored by BM Select - https://bmselect.ca 

Are you looking to become a millionaire through real estate investing? Then BM Select is for you!

BM Select has helped more people become millionaires over the past 15 years than ANY OTHER mortgage brokerage in Canada!

BM Select focuses on working with Real Estate Investors who are looking to begin or expand their portfolio, as well as specializing in working with customers that are engaged with our host of Realtor contacts across Canada. At BM Select we offer strategic mortgage solutions with dedicated Agent Support along with leading-edge Underwriting and Fulfillment Services that allow you to sleep well knowing your mortgage transactions are being handled by top quality professionals.

To find out more, visit the website or email https://bmselect.ca 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

 

Tags:  #USinvesting, #taxes, #realestateincanada, #realestatecanada, #realestatepodcast, #realestateinvesting, #investingincanada, #investplusrealty, #househunting, #canadianrealestate, #canadianpodcast, #buyinghomes, #investmentproperties, #wealth, #howtobecomewealthy, #mindset, #realtor, #realestate, #explicit, #howtobuyrealestate, #safeinvesting, #safeinvestments, #landdevelopment

Jun 2, 2022

#165: Jacob Asparian - Bitcoin | Gold 2.0

On this episode Gary and Christopher Hummell chat with previous guest and Bitcoin investor Jacob Asparian. Jacob actually has his own exchange, and has deep knowledge about Bitcoin and blockchain tech that may be foreign to others. As we are moving into a digital world, this podcast is for anyone that needs a deeper understanding of digital currencies. What's hard to believe, as though this may seem like a newer topic, these currencies have been around for 10 years.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • The current situation (as of recording) of Bitcoin
  • Will Bitcoin and other currencies be regulated
  • Will it replace the SWIFT payment systems
  • What exactly is blockchain
  • The difference between Crypto and Bitco
  • What happens to 'lost' bitcoins or wallets with forgotten passwords
  • Why you should understand digital currencies and even have 1% of your portfolio in them
  • And MORE!

 

Bio

Jacob is a real estate broker, investor and business owner. President of Bitcoin Capital Ventures, a Bitcoin company that offers consulting services as well as directly investing in companies that bring Bitcoin services directly to the public.

Contact: 

Web: https://1bitcoin.ca/ 

IG: Soldbyjacob 

 

This episode proudly sponsored by Deep Pockets - https://deep-pockets.ca

If you're looking to borrow or invest funds, Deep Pockets should be at the top of your list.  It is a preferred choice for secure lending, and as a borrower you have the option of flexible terms and repayment plans, as Deep Pockets has flexible credit criteria and income approvals.

As an investor, YOU GET TO BE THE BANK, using your cash, your RRSPs, LIRAs or even TFSAs. Earn maximum returns with NO out of pocket expenses.

To find out more, visit the website or email deals@deep-pockets.ca 

 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

 

Tags:  #USinvesting, #taxes, #realestateincanada, #realestatecanada, #realestatepodcast, #realestateinvesting, #investingincanada, #investplusrealty, #househunting, #canadianrealestate, #canadianpodcast, #buyinghomes, #investmentproperties, #wealth, #howtobecomewealthy, #mindset, #realtor, #realestate, #explicit, #howtobuyrealestate, #safeinvesting, #safeinvestments, #landdevelopment 

May 25, 2022

#164: Chris Seepe - The Canadian Housing Crisis - What's Next

On this episode Gary chats with good friend Chris Seepe. Chris is an author of 2 books on 'landlording', writer of many mainstream media articles on affordable housing, President of the Landlords Association of Durham Region, and a commercial real estate investor with a wealth of experience. Chris shares his experiences being a landlord, the rental market and being a real estate investor in general - the good, the bad and the ugly. 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Chris' thoughts and opinions on the current 'unaffordable' housing crisis
  • How do you fix the unaffordable housing situation
  • How can we fix the supply issue
  • The history of rental supply, looking back at the 70's and 80's
  • Above guideline rent increases
  • The rental housing licensing program currently trying to be passed in Oshawa, and why Chris is against it
  • The importance of understating NOI - Net Operating Income
  • The CAP rate and what it really means
  • And MORE!

 

Bio

Chris Seepe is a published writer and author of two books on "landlording" and has many articles published in mainstream media on affordable housing in particular, and landlording and investing in commercial real estate in general. He's president of the Landlords Association of Durham and a commercial real estate broker of record specializing in income-generating and multi-residential investment properties. He owns and hands-on manages 7 small apartment buildings totaling 71 units and teaches a 6-Saturday course twice per year on the realities of being a residential rental housing provider in Ontario. 

Contact: http://aztechrealty.com 

 

This episode proudly sponsored by Brian Daley @ AGHI Home Inspections

Whether buying or selling a property, AGHI recognizes that the process can be stressful. It is critical that any decision you make be one that is based on knowing all of the facts. Purchasers, vendors, insurance companies and lending institutions have come to recognize the professionally trained residential home inspector as a credible source of key information vital to making these decisions, and AGHI has been doing it for over 15 years!

Contact http://www.bookahomeinspection.com  or call (416) 526-7482

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

Tags:  #USinvesting, #taxes, #realestateincanada, #realestatecanada, #realestatepodcast, #realestateinvesting, #investingincanada, #investplusrealty, #househunting, #canadianrealestate, #canadianpodcast, #buyinghomes, #investmentproperties, #wealth, #howtobecomewealthy, #mindset, #realtor, #realestate, #explicit, #howtobuyrealestate, #safeinvesting, #safeinvestments, #landdevelopment 

 

May 18, 2022

#163: Sean & Annasha - From The Corporate World To Entrepreneurs (How To Maximize Your Short Term Rentals)

On this episode Gary chats with good friends Sean & Annasha Martin. Gary and Sean worked together at TD, and both invested independently. After Sean had an investing 'failure' he reconnected with Gary and Smart Home Choice to attend a Fast Start Class. Sean & Annasha have only been investing since 2018 after leaving the corporate world, but have achieved massive success since. If you DON'T like your 9-5 or feel like there's something else, this is the podcast for YOU to help you transition to the life of your dreams!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Why Sean's initial 'failure' in real estate investing didn't kill his dreams
  • Why Annasha's job dismissal put things into overdrive 
  • What it was like to go from regular 9-5 paycheque to entrepreneurs and full time investors
  • Why they are no longer worried about retirement
  • Why they are focused on quality of life and leaving a legacy
  • Why being a creative thinker allows you to make money in many ways
  • How they have achieved massive success in Short Term Rentals (STR) in Ontario
  • They tools they use to succeed
  • Why they are looking at implementing their strategies in other parts of the world
  • And MORE!

Bio

Sean and Annasha Martin dove into the real estate market head first in 2018. Over the last 4 years, their passion for real estate has led them to also dabble in private lending and most recently into Short Term Rentals. Sean and Annasha launched their first Airbnb in November 2021 and quickly recognized the potential which lies therein. They now look to expand into the STR market not only here in Canada, but they have now set their sights on a few Caribbean Islands.

But Real Estate is not their only passion, as parents of a special needs daughter, they have also launched a successful non profit organization supporting the Special Needs community called Shayla's Voice.

Contact:

Insta: @shaylasvoice

This episode proudly sponsored by McMurter & Associates. 

They are a real estate and estate law firm who can be your partner for every major legal event in your life. If you're planning an estate, selling or buying real estate, they can help with over 30 years of experience. Their objective is to prevent you from worrying about the legal aspect of your transactions. From the first meeting, McMurter will provide you with straightforward legal advice, and no surprises., including a legal bill you didn't expect. 

Find them at: https://www.mcmurter.com

 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

Tags:  #USinvesting, #taxes, #realestateincanada, #realestatecanada, #realestatepodcast, #realestateinvesting, #investingincanada, #investplusrealty, #househunting, #canadianrealestate, #canadianpodcast, #buyinghomes, #investmentproperties, #wealth, #howtobecomewealthy, #mindset, #realtor, #realestate, #explicit, #howtobuyrealestate, #safeinvesting, #safeinvestments, #landdevelopment 

May 12, 2022

#162: Darcy Marler - Land Development, It's Easer Than You Think

On this episode Gary chats with good friend, investor for over 20 years with over 240 doors, land developer and previous guest, Darcy Marler. To learn Darcy's story, punch up episode #101 for the back story. This episode focuses exclusively on land development, and why it can be a powerful strategy to add to your investing toolbox. Darcy shares some simple strategies you can consider, to get you out of the 'buy and hold' or 'flip, flip, flip' mindset! Not to be missed!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Why land development is much easier than you think
  • What does the down payment look like for a land development deal
  • Micro strategies to get you started
  • What is "up zoning" and what does it accomplish
  • How do you know if it's a good deal if you're severing a lot
  • Who do you contact to start the process of severing a lot
  • The importance of having a team to support you
  • Mistakes Darcy made and how he learned from them
  • Mistakes he sees beginning investors make when starting out in land development
  • The different exit strategies when you want to get out of a land development deal
  • And MORE!

 

Bio

Over the past 20 years, Darcy has owned over 90 properties with 240 'doors', worth over $44 million. In that time, he has actively invested in land development, land assembly, new construction (built 45 new homes), condo conversion, long and short-term rentals, BRRRR, and fix-and-flips. Darcy is also the author of 4 books on real estate investing and an online course on Land Development. 

 

This episode proudly sponsored by BM Select - https://bmselect.ca  

Are you looking to become a millionaire through real estate investing? Then BM Select is for you!

BM Select has helped more people become millionaires over the past 15 years than ANY OTHER mortgage brokerage in Canada!

BM Select focuses on working with Real Estate Investors who are looking to begin or expand their portfolio, as well as specializing in working with customers that are engaged with our host of Realtor contacts across Canada. At BM Select we offer strategic mortgage solutions with dedicated Agent Support along with leading-edge Underwriting and Fulfillment Services that allow you to sleep well knowing your mortgage transactions are being handled by top quality professionals.

To find out more, visit the website or email https://bmselect.ca  

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

Tags:  #USinvesting, #taxes, #realestateincanada, #realestatecanada, #realestatepodcast, #realestateinvesting, #investingincanada, #investplusrealty, #househunting, #canadianrealestate, #canadianpodcast, #buyinghomes, #investmentproperties, #wealth, #howtobecomewealthy, #mindset, #realtor, #realestate, #explicit, #howtobuyrealestate, #safeinvesting, #safeinvestments, #landdevelopment 

May 5, 2022
On this episode Gary chats with good friend and business partner, Broker of Record at Our Neighbourhood Realty, Luiz Lameiras. Luiz shares his incomparable wealth of knowledge from his years in the business, and offers some tips and advice that have NEVER been shared on Real Talk With Gary before!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Current market conditions
  • Protecting yourself as a buyer
  • Protecting yourself as a seller
  • Protecting yourself as a realtor
  • Protecting yourself as a real estate investor
  • Multiple representation, what it is, what it looks like and potential rule changes to affect it
  • Open bids and potential rule changes that might affect that
  • What happens when you firm up an offer, and DON’T drop off the deposit cheque
  • Making amendments or changes to the agreement, clauses you can add to protect yourself as a buyer
  • Can you back out of an agreement, yes - if it’s a mutual release
  • What it’s like to be a new agent
  • How you find success in your first year, especially if you join the right brokerage
  • The power of mentoring
  • And MORE!

 

Bio

TO BE ADDED

This episode proudly sponsored by Deep Pockets - https://deep-pockets.ca

If you're looking to borrow or invest funds, Deep Pockets should be at the top of your list.  It is a preferred choice for secure lending, and as a borrower you have the option of flexible terms and repayment plans, as Deep Pockets has flexible credit criteria and income approvals.

As an investor, YOU GET TO BE THE BANK, using your cash, your RRSPs, LIRAs or even TFSAs. Earn maximum returns with NO out of pocket expenses.

To find out more, visit the website or email deals@deep-pockets.ca 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca 

Apr 28, 2022

#160: Lauren Cohen - Investing In the U.S. for Freedom & Sunshine

 

On this episode Gary chats with Florida-based expert cross-border investor, realtor and lawyer Lauren Cohen. Originally from Thornhill, Lauren moved to the US after her husband was barred from Canada, forcing her to make a life and career-altering decision to emigrate to the US. She now helps setup deals all over the United States, and currently is investing heavily in the Orlando area. She truly has a border-free business, so tune in and learn how YOU can have a borderless investment business. It’s a brisk 30 minute podcast PACKED with practical advice you need if you are curious about cross-border investing!

 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

 

  • How the border issue was a blessing in disguise for her career
  • Why a LLC (Limited Liability Corporation) might NOT be the way to avoid Canadian taxes
  • Where people are investing in the U.S. and why
  • The best places as of now to invest
  • Why Florida is booming a popular investment destination
  • How much does it cost to do this
  • Do you require a Visa and if so, which one
  • Lauren shares a lot of the common mistakes investors have made
  • And MORE!

 

Bio

 

Serial entrepreneur Lauren Cohen is an International Lawyer, Realtor and Cross-Border Expert. Lauren is a best-selling Author and keynote Speaker as well as a globally-acclaimed Legal, Real Estate and Business Strategist.

A graduate of York University and Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, and a single mom and dual citizen herself, Lauren has been featured in Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Working Mother, TV, hundreds of podcasts and radio shows and numerous other mediums. Lauren also launched her own podcast, Investing Across Borders, in November, 2020.

 

Lauren and  her turnkey team believe in going above and beyond to navigate a successful path for clients to Invest, Live, Work & Play —  Across Borders!

 

This episode proudly sponsored by Brian Daley @ AGHI Home Inspections.

 

Whether buying or selling a property, AGHI recognizes that the process can be stressful. It is critical that any decision you make be one that is based on knowing all of the facts. Purchasers, vendors, insurance companies and lending institutions have come to recognize the professionally trained residential home inspector as a credible source of key information vital to making these decisions, and AGHI has been doing it for over 15 years!

 

Contact http://www.bookahomeinspection.com  or call (416) 526-7482

 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca 

 

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Apr 21, 2022

#159: Rob Chopra - A Real Story About Real Estate Investing

On this episode Gary chats with Rob Chopra, an investor he met through social media, whose content was so engaging, Gary reached out to interview him. Rob has done big things and made a few mistakes, and it's time to have him on the show to share all those mistakes, to help other investors avoid them!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • What was the moment he decided to get into real estate
  • Why Rich Dad Poor Dad training was pivotal to get him started, but why he struggled after with no mentor
  • Will he ever quit his full time job
  • His first property was a disaster, how he recovered and what he learned
  • What mistakes did he make when flipping
  • Why he feels it's his mission to share his mistake to help others
  • The importance of branding
  • The role of coaching and finding the right coach for YOU
  • Private lending - supercharge your portfolio, IF you do it the RIGHT WAY
  • What are promissory notes and how do they work
  • The business he's building in Belize, buying land and buildings
  • And MORE!

Bio

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Rob Chopra currently lives and invests in Ontario, Canada. He is a former high limit casino dealer, who has turned to electrical engineering technology and real estate investing. With an extensive background in various real estate strategies such as flipping, wholesaling, and long-term hold properties being his favourite strategy, Rob is primarily focused in the Niagara Region. His latest deals include single family to multifamily conversions, and a small apartment building for which he will be adding additional units. More recently, Rob has also expanded his investing to San Pedro, Belize. 

Rob is a devoted husband, and enjoys football, baseball, and is a golf fanatic. When he's not doing deals, you can find him watching a Blue Jays game with his wife, or more often at the golf course entertaining partners, his team, and his community. Rob is surrounded by his great coaches and is a savvy investor with vast knowledge in many areas including private financing, raising capital, and working with joint venture partners. Rob's goal is to be a leader in his business, and through his experience be able to help and inspire others through mentorship. Rob believes that anything is possible with consistency, persistency, and hard work. If you focus your energy and attention on your goal and create the right processes and procedures, anything is possible. Time is a commodity, focus your time on the highest value tasks, and outsource the rest.

 

This episode proudly sponsored by McMurter & Associates.

They are a real estate and estate law firm who can be your partner for every major legal event in your life. If you're planning an estate, selling or buying real estate, they can help with over 30 years of experience. Their objective is to prevent you from worrying about the legal aspect of your transactions. From the first meeting, McMurter will provide you with straightforward legal advice, and no surprises., including a legal bill you didn't expect. 

Find them at: https://www.mcmurter.com

 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca 

 

Tags:  #realestateincanada, #realestatecanada, #realestatepodcast, 3realestateinvesting, #investingincanada, #investplusrealty, #househunting, #canadianrealestate, #canadianpodcast, #buyinghomes, #investmentproperties, #wealth, #howtobecomewealthy, #mindset, #realtor, #realestate, #explicit, #howtobuyrealestate, #safeinvesting, #safeinvestment

Apr 13, 2022

#158: Christopher Hummell & Quinton Cordick - Straight From The Streets Market Update

On this episode Gary chats with friends and fellow Smart Home Choice real estate investment realtors, Christopher Hummell and Quinton Cordick, with a look back at last year's market and what the current conditions are now. Chris & Quinton are frequently on the street, the laptop is open and it's real-time data of what they are seeing with clients. They also discuss immigration, rents, inventory and so much more in this critical market update.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Year over year updates on the real estate market performance, last year and predictions
  • Immigration levels pre-covid and now
  • What's going on with inventory, and will it change
  • Interest rates - static or rate hikes - how much and when
  • Inflation - a newbies guide to what it is and how it affects monetary policy
  • Renovation costs - what are people paying to get work done these days
  • Rents - what type of rents are investors seeing in Peterborough for various unit types
  • Student rentals - are they making a comeback
  • Bill 108 what it is and what it affects
  • And MORE!

Bios

Quinton Cordick | Investment Realtor Ninja

Quinton is an established Real Estate agent with 10+ years of solid experience. He recognizes every real estate transaction is a major financial event in his client's lives. He prides himself on careful attention to each client's unique set of needs by delivering the services required to fully represent his clients with honesty and integrity. After graduating from York University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications, Quinton went on to work in the field of Communications. It is there where he honed his interpersonal and communication skills which he has carried forward into the world of real estate and investments. Quinton enjoys staying active through playing baseball and basketball. He is also a dedicated husband and father to his two children.

Christopher Hummell | Investment Realtor Ninja

 

Chris has been investing in rental properties for near a decade.  He is a full time investor and a full time real estate agent.  Over this period Chris has contributed to various projects and has worked with some of the best in the industry.  Having won several real estate awards himself and being profiled in several RE Investment magazines and articles, he continues to contribute his knowledge and experience with web articles, videos, seminars and events.

Chris has a background in sales, public speaking and marketing. He prides himself on his people skills and aspires to teaching others how to achieve their financial goals through real estate investing and taking action. One of his personal goals is to mentor disadvantaged youth to show them that anybody can be successful and achieve their dreams. He has a family with two beautiful children whom he adores and loves to spend time with. 

 

This episode proudly sponsored by BM Select - https://bmselect.ca 

Are you looking to become a millionaire through real estate investing? Then BM Select is for you!

BM Select has helped more people become millionaires over the past 15 years than ANY OTHER mortgage brokerage in Canada!

BM Select focuses on working with Real Estate Investors who are looking to begin or expand their portfolio, as well as specializing in working with customers that are engaged with our host of Realtor contacts across Canada. At BM Select we offer strategic mortgage solutions with dedicated Agent Support along with leading-edge Underwriting and Fulfillment Services that allow you to sleep well knowing your mortgage transactions are being handled by top quality professionals.

To find out more, visit the website or email https://bmselect.ca 

 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca 

 

Apr 7, 2022

#157 : Rob Break & Sandy MacKay - Breakthrough To The Life You Want To Live

On this episode Gary chats with friends and hosts of the #1 real estate podcast in Canada “The Breakthrough Real Estate Investing Podcast”, with Rob Break & Sandy MacKay. Gary was one of their first guests many years ago, and they’ve come so far since then! They dive into how they got their starts in real estate investing through wholesaling, how they used to attend Gary’s events when he was starting out, what they’ve learned from interviewing hundreds of investors, why giving back is important and so much more!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • How to deal with the fear of leaving your full time job
  • The importance of setting systems up as an entrepreneur
  • How to schedule your day, before it gets away from you
  • The different personality types and how to deal with them in investing
  • Working with your spouse, the unique challenges and benefits
  • What they’ve learned from being podcast hosts and interviewing hundreds of investors
  • The importance of lifestyle and work/life balance - don’t forget why you got into RE investing in the first place
  • How Rob moved from Canada to Costa Rica, and how he continues to help investors in CR or Canada
  • Why Sandy gives back to his community
  • And MORE!

Rob’s Bio

Rob is an entrepreneur in the world of residential investment real estate, with an impressive history of many successful BRRR projects. Rob has coached and advised countless investors through acquisition and renovations to help build their own generational wealth. Rob and his family have recently relocated to Costa Rica and are flipping houses there as well as maintaining his real estate team in Ontario at the Breakthrough Property Group under KW Energy. Rob has also joined Krain Luxury Real Estate to help other Canadians fulfill their dreams of owning property in Costa Rica.

Rob Break

rob@mrbreakthrough.ca

289-927-0464

Sandy’s Bio

With more than 10 years in the real estate industry, Sandy is an experienced investor, a real estate entrepreneur, and a visionary for building generational wealth through real estate.

His consistent and strategic work has led him to build multiple million-dollar businesses in real estate including a realtor team selling 300+ units a year, a property management company, a construction company, an investment company, Joint Venture programs and BRRR projects. Sandy’s success can be attributed largely to his ability to build and lead teams. Sandy has also launched Keller Williams Legacies Realty in Vaughan, Ontario where he is the Operating Principal. The brokerage grew to over 100 realtors within its first year of operation. 

His passion for building generational wealth not only for himself but for all his partners and clients had led him to a new ambitious project… Freedom Reps. Sandy leads as CEO and founder of this full-service real estate platform that partners with the top 1% of Canadian agents and teams by helping expand their profitability, value proposition, wealth-building opportunities, unique local brand, and ultimately their freedom.

You can reach out to Sandy through his office at 905-308-8333 or info@mackayrealtynetwork.com

This episode proudly sponsored by Deep Pockets - https://deep-pockets.ca

If you're looking to borrow or invest funds, Deep Pockets should be at the top of your list.  It is a preferred choice for secure lending, and as a borrower you have the option of flexible terms and repayment plans, as Deep Pockets has flexible credit criteria and income approvals.

As an investor, YOU GET TO BE THE BANK, using your cash, your RRSPs, LIRAs or even TFSAs. Earn maximum returns with NO out of pocket expenses.

To find out more, visit the website or email deals@deep-pockets.ca 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca
Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

 

Mar 30, 2022

#156: Dr. Sandra Miranda - Feeling Like You Again

On this episode Gary chats with friend and Ajax-based personal naturopathic doctor, Sandra Miranda. Dr. Miranda has been helping people for over 20 years, including Gary, with many natural remedies as a natural alternative.  Gary is not against modern medicine, but when someone like Dr. Miranda can help you with natural methods, why not? This is a deep dive into the body and how to align it for optimum performance! Another informative and enlightening do-not-miss-it podcast!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

 

The services Dr. Miranda offers

How to be nutritionally and hormonally balanced

How she helped Gary *without* medication

What does it mean to "detox"

The role of the immune system

Testing for food sensitivity

What live blood cells and how Dr. Miranda uses them

What is "leaky gut"

Yeast overgrowth and how you know if it's happening in your body

The difference between and alkaline and acidic body

The benefits of probiotics

What happens to your body when cells die

Multivitamins - yes or no?

Intermittent fasting - the key to clarity and performance

How much water should you drink daily

And MORE!

Dr. Miranda's Bio

 

Dr. Sandra Miranda, ND is one of the leading Naturopathic Doctors in the Durham Region.

 

She is also the founder of Miranda Naturopathic Clinic located in Ajax ON.

She has been a Naturopathic Doctor for over 20 years helping patients become nutritionally and hormonally balanced naturally without the use of any medication.

Her passion for promoting wellness with functional medicine started at a young age when she herself experienced some health problems.

Dr. Sandra Miranda, ND has a special interest in treating hormonal imbalances, thyroid deficiencies, weight loss, detoxification, fatigue, stress management, and digestive complaints.

In addition, she has had regular TV and radio appearances as a natural health expert.

Some of her extra specialized training with certifications include:

Certificate on Advanced Endocrinology from the Metabolic Medical Institute (currently working on)

FirstLine Therapy Provider (2011) providing an exceptional method of improving body composition, reducing inflammation and decreasing risks for degenerative and chronic disease.

Colon Therapy (2006) from Canadian Natural Health and Healing Centre

Parenteral Therapy, BDDT-N (2003) to offer IV and intramuscular vitamin injections.

Website/contact info for guest:

Web: www.drsandramirandand.com/events

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mynaturalclinic

This episode proudly sponsored by BM Select - https://bmselect.ca

Are you looking to become a millionaire through real estate investing? Then BM Select is for you!

BM Select has helped more people become millionaires over the past 15 years than ANY OTHER mortgage brokerage in Canada!

BM Select focuses on working with Real Estate Investors who are looking to begin or expand their portfolio, as well as specializing in working with customers that are engaged with our host of Realtor contacts across Canada. At BM Select we offer strategic mortgage solutions with dedicated Agent Support along with leading-edge Underwriting and Fulfillment Services that allow you to sleep well knowing your mortgage transactions are being handled by top quality professionals.

To find out more, visit the website or email https://bmselect.ca

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

Tags:  #realestateincanada, #realestatecanada, 

Mar 23, 2022

#155: Dr. Carlos Yu - Master Your Mind, Master Your Life  

On this episode Gary chats with good friend and personal physician, Dr. Carlos Yu. Gary and Dr. Yu both got very vulnerable, opening up to each other, and while this conversation covered many topics, it transcended the traditional doctor/patient interaction. Gary had a few 'aha' moments and some epiphanies and hopes to help others with this new information. Dr. Yu just got back from a lengthy hiatus, and we learn why and what he learned during it, including the Wim Hof cold water therapy. He specializes in Auricular acupuncture and is looking for participants to help in a study, please contact Gary to be part of it. Take notes and listen twice to this one!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Why Dr. Yu took an extended hiatus, and what he learned from it
  • The good and the bad of taking an extended hiatus, and how he overcame the bad
  • Just why he plunged repeatedly into Lake Ontario (cold water Wim Hof Method therapy), to help focus on the moment
  • What does being PRESENT really mean, and WHY it's so important to make the most of each moment
  • How good mental health was compromised during the pandemic, and depression and anxiety skyrocketed 
  • Is the mind part of the immune system and the role of mindset
  • How fear compromised the immune system
  • What is addiction and why someone goes down that path
  • Meditation benefits and HOW to do it
  • Flavonoids and good nutrition
  • Generally how to stay healthy and boost your immune system
  • And MORE!

Dr. Yu's Bio

Dr. Carlos Yu, BMath, MD, CCFP(EM), CTH, FCFP

Dr. Carlos Yu is a Psychotherapy, Addiction Medicine, Integrative Family medicine, Emergency medicine, and Travel Medicine Physician at Ajax Harwood Clinic.  Carlos graduated from the University of Western Ontario and completed his residency training at North York General Hospital.  His interests also include promoting population wellness through giving talks or running wellness groups at schools and other institutions. 

He runs weekly Accu-stress Reduction and Mindfulness -based Intervention groups open to everyone from his clinic in Ajax.

He received group facilitation training through Mindfulness Without Borders, a non-profit organization that delivers mindfulness training to help individuals manage stress and emotional difficulties.   

Website/contact info for guest:

Web: https://ajaxharwoodclinicblog.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carlos.yu.940

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/c.yu765/

This episode proudly sponsored by BM Select - https://bmselect.ca 

Are you looking to become a millionaire through real estate investing? Then BM Select is for you!

BM Select has helped more people become millionaires over the past 15 years than ANY OTHER mortgage broker in Canada!

BM Select focuses on working with Real Estate Investors who are looking to begin or expand their portfolio, as well as specializing in working with customers that are engaged with our host of Realtor contacts across Canada. At BM Select we offer strategic mortgage solutions with dedicated Agent Support along with leading-edge Underwriting and Fulfillment Services that allow you to sleep well knowing your mortgage transactions are being handled by top quality professionals.

To find out more, visit the website or email https://bmselect.ca 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca 

Mar 17, 2022

#154: Frank Taylor & Jared Shier - War, Inflation & Interest Rates  

On this episode Gary chats with good friend, fellow investor and podcaster Frank Taylor, CEO of Frank Taylor Consulting, and Jared Shier, who has a degree in global economics and has been an investor since the age of 13! In this unfiltered podcast Gary, Frank and Jared discuss inflation, how war impacts it, what is the CPI, and just what's happening with interest rates. If you are an investor during these uncertain times, you must listen to this podcast to help you understand how the market might play out, and if it doesn't, how you can have the knowledge to make crucial financial decisions to protect your assets. 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • What are the REAL numbers of inflation? It's not what you see on the news
  • What is the CPI (consumer price index)
  • What is quantitative easing and how it's destroying the dollar
  • Where interest rates are going
  • What's happening overseas with Russia and Ukraine and how it impacts us here
  • What the sanctions mean and how they might impact you
  • What is being over-leveraged and is now the right time to do that
  • Where do you put your money during these times of uncertainty
  • Real price of gas and how it impacts inflation
  • The role of the World Economic Forum
  • The potential Great Reset - "You'll own nothing and love it."
  • And MORE!

Frank's Bio

Frank Taylor is CEO of Frank Taylor Consulting. FTC is a boutique service for real estate investor, property management and asset firms. Frank is also the host of, Let's be Frank about Real Estate Investing.

Website/contact info for guest:

Web: https://www.franktaylorconsulting.ca/letsbefrankpodcast

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/franktaylorconsulting

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/franktaylorconsulting

Jared's Bio

Jared has been investing in the stock market since the age of 13. His interest in financial markets led him to get a degree in global economics from the University of Western Ontario. Upon graduating, Jared worked as an analyst/agent at a commercial real estate firm. A few years later, an opportunity presented itself to work as an associate portfolio manager at one of Canada's largest banks where he assisted in managing a portfolio of $130M. As of 2017, Jared's focus has shifted to web 3.0 and building financial independence through investing in real estate.

Website/contact info for guest:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jared.shier.79 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaredshier93/ 

This episode proudly sponsored by McMurter & Associates. 

McMurter & Associates are a real estate and estate law firm who can be your partner for every major legal event in your life. If you're planning an estate, selling or buying real estate.With over 30 years of experience, their objective is to prevent you from worrying about the legal aspect of your transactions. From the first meeting, McMurter & Associates will provide you with straightforward legal advice with no surprises. 

Find them at: https://www.mcmurter.com

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca 

Mar 10, 2022

#153: Allison McMurter-Hughes - The Hardest Conversation To Have 

On this episode Gary chats with friend and lawyer Allison McMurter-Hughes about a topic a LOT of people want to avoid - estate planning. Gary & co-host Christopher Hummel have a deep and important discussion about wills, trusts, probates and estate planning in general. If you have ANY assets, especially real estate assets you SHOULD/MUST create a will to ensure a fairly painless and less difficult transfer of assets once you pass. Whether you want your assets sold and the profits dispersed when you pass, or you are willing/transferring them to someone else, it’s crucial to determine and document this wish BEFORE you pass. This is a must listen episode.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Why you NEED a will and what happens if you don’t have one
  • The difference between executor and power of attorney
  • How personal assets are treated vs. a corporation
  • What happens to a Joint Venture should one partner pass away
  • Should you put your properties in a joint tenancy with your beneficiary to avoid probate
  • What should and shouldn’t you put in your will - your couch, your car?
  • What if your will is contested?
  • The difference between a trust and a will
  • Who can be a power of attorney
  • How often should a will be changed/modified
  • How trusts can ensure dependents have money for most of their lives
  • And MORE!

Bio

Allison McMurter-Hughes is a Whitby-based lawyer who grew up in the real estate law industry. Starting at McMurter & Associate’s answering the phones, Allison knew she wanted to continue in the industry. Eventually going to Law School, she articled and then practiced at McMurter & Associates. Allison specializes in real estate law, wills and estates. When she isn’t practicing law, she fulfills her hobby of interior design.

Website/contact info for guest:
Web: mcmurter.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mcmurterandassociates

This episode proudly sponsored by BM Select - https://bmselect.ca 

Are you looking to become a millionaire through real estate investing? Then BM Select is for you!

BM Select has helped more people become millionaires over the past 15 years than ANY OTHER mortgage broker in Canada!

BM Select focuses on working with Real Estate Investors who are looking to begin or expand their portfolio, as well as specializing in working with customers that are engaged with our host of Realtor contacts across Canada. At BM Select we offer strategic mortgage solutions with dedicated Agent Support along with leading-edge Underwriting and Fulfillment Services that allow you to sleep well knowing your mortgage transactions are being handled by top quality professionals.

To find out more, visit the website or email https://bmselect.ca 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca 

Mar 3, 2022

#152: Rachel & Neil - Redefining Rent To Own Investing

On this episode Gary chats with long-time friends and Rent To Own investors, Rachel & Neil Oliver from Clover Properties. They began their real estate investing journey in 2009, and so far have done over 600, yes SIX HUNDRED deals, with no signs of slowing down! They chat about their journey, what Rent To Own is and why it works for them (the positives) and they also discuss the downside of RTO (the negatives). Never considered adding RTO to your portfolio, or dismissed it? This podcast *just* might change your mind!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • What is Rent To Own and how it works (deep dive into RTO)
  • Why it's a very successful strategy
  • How Rachel and Neil started with Real Estate Investing
  • How they have done over 600 deals so far
  • How do they handle down payments from their tenant/buyers
  • What are they using for appreciation numbers 
  • What the success rate for Rent To Owns is
  • The difficult conversations they are having with the tenant/buyers
  • What areas are they purchasing in with their tenants
  • The positives and negatives of Rent To Own
  • Where the market is and where it's heading according to Rachel and Neil
  • Where they think YOU should purchase in THIS market
  • And MORE!

Bio

Rachel and Neil Oliver are full-time investors, real estate entrepreneurs and co-authors of an Amazon best-selling book: Rent-to-Own Essential Guide for Homebuyers. They are considered Ontario's leading experts on the Rent-to-Own (RTO) investing strategy and are often recognized by their nicknames 'Mr. NO' and 'Cashflow Queen'. 

Over 10 years ago they re-engineered the model to make RTOs more accessible and more bulletproof for investors craving cashflow. Driven to make Rent-to-Own more mainstream and trustworthy, Neil and Rachel have done more than 600 RTO deals across Ontario and aim to help thousands of Canadians. 

Together they operate Clover Properties, where they match homebuyers with investors who want to generate lucrative cashflow without the headaches of 'tenants and toilets'.

Website/contact info for guest: HelloCashflow.ca 

Insta: clover_properties_rto

This episode proudly sponsored by Deep Pockets - https://deep-pockets.ca

If you're looking to borrow or invest funds, Deep Pockets should be at the top of your list.  It is a preferred choice for secure lending, and as a borrower you have the option of flexible terms and repayment plans, as Deep Pockets has flexible credit criteria and income approvals.

As an investor, YOU GET TO BE THE BANK, using your cash, your RRSPs, LIRAs or even TFSAs. Earn maximum returns with NO out of pocket expenses.

To find out more, visit the website or email deals@deep-pockets.ca 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca 

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca 

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

Feb 25, 2022

#151: Darren Cabral - How To Move To The USA w/ cohost Sarah Larbi

On this episode Gary shares the hosting seat with Sarah Larbi, as they interview investor and entrepreneur Darren Cabral. Darren has spent some times since the pandemic researching the business climate in the US, and deciding if he wants to move there for business and personal reasons. Darren, Sarah and Gary discuss various Visa and non visa ways of living and working in the US, and how to find the right professionals to help you decide if a move Stateside is right for you and your family. Subscribe and listen to find out HOW!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • The tax implications of moving and doing business in the US, with its unique tax structure.
  • How to finance real estate deals in the States FROM Canada
  • Do you lose your OHIP coverage?
  • How long can you stay there with an E1 or E2 Visa?
  • Does your credit history follow you from Canada?
  • If you bring your family, does your Visa cover them, or do they need to find work?
  • If you have relatives there, is the process more simple or complex? Can I be sponsored? It depends!
  • What types of businesses are they looking for, and do you need to bring capital?
  • Do you have to become a US citizen?
  • How does this work if I choose to go to school there?
  • What about vaccination status?
  • What are the best states to consider?
  • And MORE!

Bio

After building and selling several small businesses before the age of 22, I fell in love with the process of marketing and scaling businesses through online channels. I doubled down on my strengths and launched my own marketing agency in late 2016, Suits Social Inc. Helping businesses across Canada do just that.

About Suits Social - My Social Media Marketing Agency

We're a team of millennial marketers that work with businesses, brands, and marketing teams to develop and implement proven social media strategies that drive growth and measurable ROI through paid, influencers, and organic campaigns in a way that is relevant to today's consumer. Visit us online at www.SuitsSocial.com

Clients include one of North America’s largest auto groups, national retail franchises, one of Ontario’s largest real estate teams, Canada’s fastest growing E-Commerce brands, and dozens of brick and mortar businesses around the world.

Obscurity To Authority Podcast

I’m also the host of a podcast called “Obscurity to Authority”. Where I interview industry leaders who have gone from unknown to know and built massive success in the process.

Website/contact info for guest
https://www.suitssocial.com/

705-417-3233 X101

Darren@suitssocial.com

Insta: @darrencabral

Darren’s contacts who have helped him along the way:

Canadian Contacts

Joel Guberman – Direct Line: 416.304.9551  Email:  guberman@cilf.ca – Toronto Immigration Lawyer For Visa Application

Ryan Bouskill -Email: rbouskill@djb.com – Hamilton-based CPA for corporate structure and set up in the US

US CONTACTS

Tobias JW McFaul TJM@weinsteinspira.com – Texas Accountant/CPA specializing in working with Canadians.
 

Doug McCullough  McCullough Sudan PLLC | mccullough@dealfirm.com – Texas Corporate Law Firm specializing in working with Canadians. 

This episode proudly sponsored by Brian Daley @ AGHI Home Inspections.

Whether buying or selling a property, AGHI recognizes that the process can be stressful. It is critical that any decision you make be one that is based on knowing all of the facts. Purchasers, vendors, insurance companies and lending institutions have come to recognize the professionally trained residential home inspector as a credible source of key information vital to making these decisions, and AGHI has been doing it for over 15 years!

Contact http://www.bookahomeinspection.com  or call (416) 526-7482

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

Feb 17, 2022

#150: Kory MacKinnon - Why Everyone Needs A Coach

On this episode Gary chats with friend, fellow coach and investor Kory MacKinnon. Kory is a successful investor with many multi unit properties in his portfolio, and has created a successful coaching business. Kory has brought on additional coaches in his circle to assist with coaching new and existing clients. Gary and Kory focus their discussion on the benefits of coaching, but also on how to find the right market, how to scale your real estate investment business, the value of good debt, and what the 3 S’s are! Tune in for this knowledge-packed episode.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Why coaching will help you scale your business faster? 
  • How to set up systems to make your business flow better and SCALE?
  • The benefits of coaching vs. a DIY approach 
  • The importance of CLARITY 
  • How much debt is TOO MUCH? 
  • Why branding is so important 
  • How and when to hire others (virtual assistants) to allow you to focus on finding deals 
  • The mindset shift from your home being bad debt to good debt 
  • What are the 3 S’s? 
  • How to find the right market, partially based on your available investment $$$ 
  • Why you need to be flexible in where you want to invest 
  • Where Kory is currently investing and recommending to his mentees 
  • How to find off-market deals 
  • Where the market is going 
  • Why the pandemic forced people to harness technology 
  • Why mindset with grow or sabotage your business 
  • A discussion of Bitcoin and MORE!

BIO

Born and raised in Sarnia Ontario, Kory is a former corporate trainer who was able escape the rat race after 7 short years of real estate investing.  With investing experience in multiple markets Kory has executed on almost every real estate strategy, with his favourite being buy and hold apartment buildings. 

When not doing real estate deals, Kory now spends his "currency" of time as a health fanatic, devoted husband to his amazing wife and as a loving father to his 4 young children.  His mission in life is to be a Financial Leader to others and encourage them to Step Up and do the same to escape the 40-40-40 plan of their J.O.B.  Often hired to guide people to tap into the mindset required to have breakthrough performance in real estate investing which is 80% of the game.

Always willing to get uncomfortable vs. being comfortable, Welcome to the Podcast – Kory MacKinnon

Website/contact info for guest

Insta: https://www.instagram/korymackinnon

Web: https://korymackinnon.com/

Email: info@korymackinnon.com

This episode proudly sponsored by McMurter & Associates. They are a real estate and estate law firm who can be your partner for every major legal event in your life. If you’re planning an estate, selling or buying real estate, they can help with over 30 years of experience. Their objective is to prevent you from worrying about the legal aspect of your transactions. From the first meeting, McMurter will provide you with straightforward legal advice, and no surprises., including a legal bill you didn’t expect.

Find them at: https://www.mcmurter.com

 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

 

Feb 10, 2022

#149: Arun Thakur - Wholesaling & Multi-Family Investing

On this episode Gary chats with Arun Thakur, owner of Shanaya Properties, and BUSY investor. They conversed about wholesaling, multi-family investing, flips, and more. Arun's first property was a 5 Plex in Welland (Impressive! Who does that for their first investment property?), and he's getting crazy cash flow. They also discussed investing in other provinces, and the power of wholesaling.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • How his moved from India in 2008, inspired him to start his real estate investment journey in Canada
  • How to find the right coach
  • Why coaching alone doesn't bring success
  • Why he chose a 5 plex for his 1st investment property 
  • What kind of returns Arun is getting on the 5 plex
  • The power of wholesaling, and how he structured his commissions
  • How others are still making great returns on assignments/wholesaling 
  • His experience flipping 2 properties
  • How he purchased an 8 plex in Saskatchewan
  • Why he's comfortable investing in other provinces, and how you can be too!
  • Is it difficult to invest in other provinces? It's different, and Arun shares his experiences
  • How his company Shanaya Properties is helping kids learn about financial education

Bio

Arun Thakur is the Founder and CEO of Shanaya Properties.

Having done Wholesaling, Flip and Multi Family Deals , he excels at finding deals and turning properties into solid investments, exponentially increasing their value. Being part of real estate masterminds that have have closed millions of dollars in deals in 2021 keeps him motivated daily to do more deals. He loves personal development, and creating time and financial freedom by making the right investments and teaching others the power of real estate. When he is not working, you will find him outdoors, exploring new places with the family. 

Website/contact info for guest

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/shanayaproperties/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arun.thakur.33671748/ 

Web: www.shanayaproperties.com

Email: arun@shanayaproperties.com

This episode proudly sponsored by BM Select - https://bmselect.ca 

Are you looking to become a millionaire through real estate investing? Then BM Select is for you!

BM Select has helped more people become millionaires over the past 15 years than ANY OTHER mortgage broker in Canada!

BM Select focuses on working with Real Estate Investors who are looking to begin or expand their portfolio, as well as specializing in working with customers that are engaged with our host of Realtor contacts across Canada. At BM Select we offer strategic mortgage solutions with dedicated Agent Support along with leading-edge Underwriting and Fulfillment Services that allow you to sleep well knowing your mortgage transactions are being handled by top quality professionals.

To find out more, visit the website or email https://bmselect.ca 

Other Links:

Private Investing, visit https://deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca

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Feb 3, 2022

#148: Wilson & Jessica: How To Invest In Multiple Provinces

On this episode Gary chats with Wilson and Jessica Pabon, owners of White North (property) Management, who have only been real estate investors for ONE YEAR, but what they've achieved in a year is truly remarkable! They looked outside the GTA, and bought their first property in London. Their second was more difficult so they expanded their search area to - EDMONTON! They fell in love with the market and are doing very well there. This podcast will give you a different perspective to start YOUR real estate investment journey, and help you look outside your local market for deals.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Why debt is a ‘bad thing’ at first glance, but can do so much good
  • Their journey from Colombia to Canada
  • Why running the numbers is crucial to making the right deal
  • Why they managed to create the perfect BRRRR
  • Why the fundamentals of investing are so important
  • Why you HAVE to look outside of where you live to find deals
  • When, How, Where and Why to invest helps understand deals
  • The role of goal setting in their lives
  • How coaching helped them accelerate quickly
  • Why “Savers Are Losers”
  • How they left TWO great 9-5 jobs for the freedom of real estate investing
  • How the pandemic changed Wilson’s viewpoint of what success and purpose was
  • And MORE!

Bio

We started investing in the ON market, after struggling to find high cashflow in ON. We decided to look for solutions and we encountered Edmonton as a high cash flowing market.  We started by investing long distance and after facing many challenges we saw the opportunity to relocate in Edmonton to manage our investments and help long distance investors benefit from this market without any friction.

Website/contact info for guest

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/wilson.realei/
And https://www.instagram.com/investonista.pabon.jess/ 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/david19993/ And https://www.facebook.com/jess.fernandespabon 

This episode proudly sponsored by Deep Pockets - https://deep-pockets.ca

If you're look to borrow or invest funds, Deep Pockets should be at the top of your list.  It is a preferred choice for secure lending, and as a borrower you have the option of flexible terms and repayment plans, as Deep Pockets has flexible credit criteria and income approvals.

As an investor, YOU GET TO BE THE BANK, using your cash, your RRSPs, LIRAs or even TFSAs. Earn maximum returns with NO out of pocket expenses.

To find out more, visit the website or email deals@deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

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Jan 27, 2022

#147: Michael Hopkins: On A Path To Breaking Up With His 9-5 Job

On this episode Gary chats with Michael Hopkins, the owner of ELMM Properties. He’s working on his second property at the moment, and has been dealing with floods and asbestos removal, not what any investor wants deal with, but he’s powering through it chasing the perfect BRRRR. Gary and co-host Quinton Cordick chat with Michael about how he got into Real Estate investing and why he chose it; his fears before he started; why he loves his day job but is transitioning into being a full time investor, even with the challenges of his second property, and why anyone can do this too!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • HIs journey to real estate investing while holding a full time job
  • Why he LOVES what he does, but doesn’t like going into an office for 9-5
  • How his mindset has shifted and overcame his fears
  • Who coaching accelerated his learning and effectiveness
  • The perfect BRRRR
  • How and why you should educated yourself on real estate
  • Why he didn’t know anything about credit or what a HELOC was
  • Why he journals EVERY SINGLE DAY
  • Why he does JVs and off market deals
  • The CRAZY rents he is getting
  • The power of OPM - Other People’s Money
  • Why you need to get creative with financing  and why you don't need your own money
  • How to work out EVERY SINGLE DAY
  • And MORE!

Michael’s Bio

Real Estate Investor.  Helping others achieve wealth through strategic real estate purchases.


Website/contact info for guest

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/elmm_properties/

Website https://www.elmmproperties.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ELMM-Properties-109103861328993

This episode proudly sponsored by Brian Daley @ AGHI Home Inspections.

Whether buying or selling a property, AGHI recognizes that the process can be stressful. It is critical that any decision you make be one that is based on knowing all of the facts. Purchasers, vendors, insurance companies and lending institutions have come to recognize the professionally trained residential home inspector as a credible source of key information vital to making these decisions, and AGHI has been doing it for over 15 years!

Contact http://www.bookahomeinspection.com  or call (416) 526-7482

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

Jan 20, 2022

#146: Jean Paul: The Similarities Between Comedy & Real Estate Investing

On this episode Gary chats with Canadian comedian Jean Paul! He’s played the biggest stages, TV and Just For Laughs, and drops by Gary’s studio for a no-holds-barred convo! Jean Paul shares his upbringing, how stage fright almost derailed his career, bombing and recovering, failures in life, how he moved into Real Estate investing (it was an accident), and MUCH more in this fun and engaging conversation!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How his childhood influenced his future
  • How stage fright almost derailed his career
  • How bombing onstage made him stronger and how he recovered
  • Some of his life failures
  • What sparked his accidental interest in Real Estate Investing
  • The value of home equity and how he and his wife put it to use
  • The power of community, and lifting others up
  • His interest in crypto currency
  • Why he feels there is a lack of financial literacy
  • Why you should FACE your fears
  • Don’t fear failing, as you learn when you fail
  • The importance of being yourself, and not worrying about what others think
  • And MORE!

Jean’s Bio

Jean Paul’s comedic style is the perfect blend of laidback Caribbean vibes and vibrant Toronto energy. His international comedy appeal has allowed him to perform extensively across Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean, Israel, South Africa and the U.K. 

No stranger to the festival circuit, Jean Paul has performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, Toronto’s JFL42, and the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals.  In addition to his award-nominated television writing credits, Jean Paul has also made his mark on TV with appearances on The Comedy Network, CBC, and Kevin Hart’s LOL Network.


Website/contact info for guest

Insta @jeanpaulcomedy

Website jeanpaulcomedy.ca

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jeanpaulcomedy

This episode proudly sponsored by McMurter & Associates. They are a real estate and estate law firm who can be your partner for every major legal event in your life. If you’re planning an estate, selling or buying real estate, they can help with over 30 years of experience. Their objective is to prevent you from worrying about the legal aspect of your transactions. From the first meeting, McMurter will provide you with straightforward legal advice, and no surprises., including a legal bill you didn’t expect. Find them at: https://www.mcmurter.com

 

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

Jan 13, 2022

#145: Harry James - Live Real Be Real

On this episode Gary chats with Harry James, a serial entrepreneur for over 37 years! Restaurants, real estate investing both commercial and residential, financial advisor, real estate development, have led to great successes and great failures, learning along the way. These experiences lead to bouts of anxiety and Harry shares how he was able to overcome this and how it led to living an authentic life designed by intention. This ACTION-PACKED podcast is not to be missed!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The success from total mindset makeover
  • Just lock up the deal - take action
  • Take risks, lean in
  • Get coaching
  • You need to determine what your dreams are, what your goals are
  • Live an authentic life
  • Why the banking system is rigged
  • Don’t chase the money, enjoy family and friends
  • Life is not a dress rehearsal
  • Everybody dies, but not everybody lives
  • You don’t need to see the whole path, just the next few steps
  • Real estate is not easy - some people try to say it is
  • It must be a business
  • Is now the best time to invest in real estate
  • If you had only $500 left, invest it in yourself!
  • And MORE!

Harry’s Bio

I am a small entrepreneur; I have been my whole life. From shovelling driveways and starting newspaper routes, to selling pots and pans door-to-door, I have always been driven to create my own thing.

I graduated from high school and started working full time at 18. I’ve done all my education part-time and found the lack of information to be an asset, not a liability. Today I would argue that information overload is creating a significant state of inertia in all walks of life. Frankly, if I had known what I was getting myself into half of the time I probably would have turned and ran the other way. But when failing isn’t an option you reach down; you demand more of yourself, somehow making it work. Thankfully I did, and still do.

Most importantly, I’ve been helped and given great advice over the course of the journey from too many people to mention. I’ve learned from their wisdom and avoided some pain because they went first, and for that I am forever grateful. The purpose of this site is to encourage you, and to let you know that things aren’t always how they appear. The only thing separating you from anyone else that you may admire, is: a decision, some risk, some time, and perseverance. Know that everything you want in this lifetime is just as much in your reach.

At a very early age I was told not to take it all too seriously, smell the roses, love, laugh and always put things in perspective. I encourage you to adopt the same philosophy. Go for it, and just one more thing…

attitude is still everything!


Website/contact info for guest

Insta harryjameslivereal

Website www.liverealfactory.com or

https://harryjamesenterprises.com/

Phone 416-906-5000

This episode proudly sponsored by BM Select - https://bmselect.ca

Are you looking to become a millionaire through real estate investing? Then BM Select is for you!

BM Select has helped more people become millionaires over the past 15 years than ANY OTHER mortgage broker in Canada!

BM Select focuses on working with Real Estate Investors who are looking to begin or expand their portfolio, as well as specializing in working with customers that are engaged with our host of Realtor contacts across Canada. At BM Select we offer strategic mortgage solutions with dedicated Agent Support along with leading-edge Underwriting and Fulfillment Services that allow you to sleep well knowing your mortgage transactions are being handled by top quality professionals.

 

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

Jan 6, 2022

#144: Joey Ragona (From The Archives) - How To Break The Freedom Barrier

On this never-heard-before show from the archives, Gary chats with one of his First mentors, Joey Ragona. On our show this month I had the opportunity to discuss an important topic with a great friend of mine, Joey Ragona. Joey has done wonders for my business and family life. How?

He coached Darlene and I for over 2 years and helped us implement strategies, processes and a taught us a proven methodical way of tackling issues and how to efficiently run a fulltime real estate investment company. Tune in to hear Gary back in the day!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Should you make sacrifices to get to the lifestyle you want?
  • What’s the best way to change your bad habits?
  • Should you hire a coach or mentor to hold you accountable?
  • How long should you stay with your mentor/coach?
  • Is Real Estate investing your true passion?
  • How much money do you need to make to be truly happy?
  • What are the 2 stages of learning?
  • Why is failure such an important part of learning and success?
  • Why using sticky notes could completely change your life.
  • How to compress 1 year goals into 12 weeks.
  • How to read 1 book each and every week.
  • And MORE!

Joey’s Bio

Joey Ragona is a full-time real estate investor, a #1 bestselling author, a recognized authority on joint ventures and the creator of the highly acclaimed Joint Venture Presentation Formula.   

Joey is an in-demand strategic business and personal coach and known as the “freedom coach” because of his extensive results getting people clear and on track. He has a proven track record and has helped hundreds of real estate professionals including individuals from Re/Max, Century-21, i-Pro Realty, Dominion Lending as well as organizations such as the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) and Rock Star Brokerage. 

Joey has spent significant time training exclusively with some of the world’s highest achievers to share their sets of tools, beliefs, system and strategies with his clients helping them build a stable and fulfilling business with true life balance and freedom.


Website/contact info for guest

Web: EngagedInvestor.com  and StrategicBusinessAcademy.com

This episode proudly sponsored by Deep Pockets - https://deep-pockets.ca

If you’re look to borrow or invest funds, Deep Pockets should be at the top of your list.  It is a preferred choice for secure lending, and as a borrower you have the option of flexible terms and repayment plans, as Deep Pockets has flexible credit criteria and income approvals.

As an investor, YOU GET TO BE THE BANK, using your cash, your RRSPs, LIRAs or even TFSAs. Earn maximum returns with NO out of pocket expenses.

To find out more, visit the website or email hello@deep-pockets.ca

Real Estate Investment Club visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca

Gary's mentorship program visit https://garyhibbert.ca

Start your own Podcast visit https://www.podcastexperts.ca

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