Susan started investing in real estate in 2006, five years after watching her younger brother of 5 years achieve great success investing in Hamilton, Ontario. Following her brother’s example, she bought two rental students properties in Barrie, Ontario. She admits that the initial interest was all ego, stepping out on her own and accomplishing something most talk about but rarely do. The problem for Susan was that… she got bored. Next she starting throwing money at the stock market and mutual funds where she could see a daily finite number of what she had made (or lost). I think you all know what happened in 2007 and 2008… Suddenly, the boredom of real estate properties had a new appeal…
Susan then transitioned into a full time real estate investing career, attended any and every opportunity to learn about real estate investing from many Rich Dad programs, to REIN (Real Estate Investment Network) and hiring two coaches. She’s read every book associated with real estate investing she could get her hands on.
Soon after, over a 20 month span, she acquired 13 properties, was awarded “New Comer of the Year Award” from the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine. The Following year in 2012 she won REIN’s “Top Player Award”
Today, she is focused on being a mom to her three children by limiting her work week to only 15 hours. On the investments side, her focus is primarily buying, renovating legal secondary suites, and holding in Barrie, Ontario.
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