Ruben Furtado brings a new perspective to real estate investing like no other. With over 20 years experience in successful real estate investing, he has leverage his unique strategies to set new highs in sale prices and has helped many of his customers meet and exceed their real estate goals.
Prior to becoming a Realtor, he bought and sold a large number of properties for himself and with clients. Check out Ruben’s Instagram account here: https://www.instagram.com/thefurtadogroup/ to see a few of his projects.
Starting out as the child of Portuguese immigrants, from the age of 12, Ruben was able to identify quality investment properties and was hooked on real estate both for lifestyle and wealth creation. Check out the home Ruben built for his family, Toronto Life article here: http://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-44-belvedere-drive/ and live, action video here: https://vimeo.com/44799732
When the house got too big for the family, Ruben masterfully sold the property when the other area experts thought he was asking a MILLION too high but he successfully set new records for the south Oakville, Ontario market and walked away with a capital gain in the seven figures. Ruben now provides his services as a Realtor and consultant to investors who want to do the same.
Have a listen to our latest episode where Ruben shares his story of success, the time he almost walked away from it all, and tips to avoid failure and top tips when flipping or selling properties.
If you would like to reach out to Ruben, here’s how you can:
Quentin D’Souza (https://www.facebook.com/qdsouza) is a multiple award winning Real Estate Investor, and a trusted authority on investing in the Durham Region of Ontario. He is an Ontario Certified Teacher and holds two university degrees, which includes a Master’s in Education. His company, Appleridge Homes, uses the Buy, Fix, Refinance, and Rent strategy on long term rental properties from Pickering to Bowmanville, as well as joint venture partnerships to create win/win relationships. Quentin is the author of “The Property Management Toolbox: A How-To Guide for Ontario Real Estate Investors and Landlords” and “The Ultimate Wealth Strategy: Your Complete Guide to Buying, Fixing, Refinancing, and Renting Real Estate.” He is also the Chief Education Officer of the Durham Real Estate Investor Club and coaches up and coming real estate investors.
In this episode, we cover a ton:
Links and Show Notes
If you would like to connect with Quentin and/or buy him lunch (you’ll get the reference when you listen to the podcast :)) here’s his email: Info@durhamrei.ca
the Durham Real Estate investors Club: http://durhamrei.ca/
Quentin on Ontario’s Sunshine List for public servants earning over $100,000 salary: http://www.thesunshinelist.com/ca/salary-disclosure/quentin-dsouza/toronto-catholic-district-school-board
Real Deal Renos, 10 episode youtube series on investing in Durham: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNXpKkq4UegQGjmt0PmUfxy9XxnS0Gf98
Books by Quentin: http://www.amazon.com/Quentin-DSouza/e/B00L3J0P4I
We were super excited when Don accepted our invitation to the show and we are even more excited after the interview!! I (Erwin) tried to be a good host and stay present but I couldn’t help but take tons of notes as Don was handing out gold (figuratively)!! I’ll share them later in the show notes on our mrhamilton.ca website but we couldn’t wait any longer to release this episode because:
If you don’t know Don, he is the best-selling Canadian real estate author in history. But that is just the surface. He is also a veteran investor, a teacher, a Philanthropist & market analyst (and, if you’re friends with Don on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theREINman, you know he's an organic farmer).
Don has spoken to tens of thousands of people on stages all over North America, Australia, Ireland sharing his analysis, his strategies and his life philosophies . When the national media: CBC, BNN, CTV, Global News, Financial Post, Globe and Mail, Sun Media, etc… wants an unbiased comment on the real estate market, they go to Don in his role as Senior Analyst of the Real Estate Investment Network, a company that has provided detailed forecasts and analysis of housing markets across Canada for over 23 years.
My goal with the interview is to get deeper into his story, to drag out some tips and strategies you may not have heard before. You’ll find this a fast paced discussion, so I suggest you get your note paper ready and share it with your friends who are interesting in investing in real estate.
You can stay in touch with Don Campbell via:
... and we both hope to see you at ACRE / SOS