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The Truth About Real Estate Investing... for Canadians

For Canadians by Canadians sharing the truths about generating wealth through real estate investing. This show is about getting rich slowly, investing is a marathon, no get rich quick methods will be discussed here hosted by award winning investor and three time Realtor of the Year Erwin Szeto aka Mr. Hamilton
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Now displaying: October, 2019
Oct 26, 2019

Hello Wealth Hackers!! 

Welcome to the truth about real estate investing show and we have a special guest in Grant Cardone this week.  If you’re not familiar with Grant, he is the bestselling author of The 10X Rule and If You’re Not First, You’re Last as well as a sales trainer, speaker, and entrepreneur who has worked in real estate and the auto industry. Grant Cardone is a real estate mogul who built his $1.2 Billion portfolio of multifamily properties from scratch. Moreover he was named the #1 marketer to watch in 2017 by Forbes Magazine.

You know that saying how you can judge someone by how they speak to the secretary?

Well you should see Grant. He definitely leads from the front and I can see it in his people who work with him that he’s well liked. Grant will say people only like him because he makes them money and he’s definitely charismatic, funny, and witty.

Other than hanging out with Grant, I was hanging out with one of Grant’s lieutenants in Steve Spray, he’s the host of Cardone University’s Mastermind and he’s really cool. Steve used to be so broke, he secretly lived in a furniture store where he worked. Since Steve joined Grant when they were only around ten employees, today they are 175 and he is extremely successful. We had lunch and did a bro workout together. Steve did 100 pull ups. I think I did 45. I’m going to play the age card this time as Steve is 10 years younger than me.

Steve shared how Grant personally coaches him which is wild to have a coach on that level and again, Steve is already very successful and is still learning.

The experience of being around Grant and his people definitely expanded my mindset to think bigger and I hope the same for you the listener. It may not seem like it but I stewed on these five questions I was asked to submit in advance. I’ve watched a lot of interviews of Grant and wanted to pull out that story no one has heard yet.

Personally this is one of my favourite interviews in it’s challenge and it was fun from joking about Canadian modesty to next level, multifamily investing in the hundreds of units. Grant’s Cardone Capital manages $1.2 Billion dollars US in real estate so he’s definitely the biggest real estate investor we’ve had on this show.

If you’d like to see Grant live in Toronto, on November 9th, go to www.wealthhacker.ca and use the promo code thetruth to save 10% off the public price.

Link: https://wealthhacker.eventbrite.ca?discount=thetruth

Oct 19, 2019

Hello and welcome to the Oliver Manalese show with your guest Erwin Szeto. LOL.

This episode is something different.  My old friend Oliver Manalese, one of the most successful rent to own investors I know asked me to be his first return guest on his show.  Oliver is a good guy, his business is to coach people through their problems, many self inflicted. I joked with Oliver when booking our interview, I told him “you’d be losing you S&$% with me if I was your client” I know my coach already is. LOL.

Anyway, the tables are turned today, Oliver has known me for years, since 2008’ish so it’s cool to be interviewed by an old friend who will ask those next level deep questions.

Without further ado, I give you some guy, he’s a husband and dad trying to figure out the most efficient path to financial peace and to make his kids proud.

 

Oct 12, 2019

Hello Wealth Hackers!!

Welcome to the Truth About Real Estate Show!!

If you’ve ever felt like an underdog or that project or investment you wanted to start looks insurmountable then please just think of this podcast.

Everyone and everything starts from the bottom. If you did me the displeasure of listening to the first few episodes of this show, you know how bad it was.  I was nervous like heck, I spent hours to prepare and produce the show as part of a six episode experiment. I stuttered more than usual.

I like to experiment, a test, so if a project fails, you move on to the next thing, learn lessons and move forward. I knew from the beginning, I wouldn’t be the most well spoken, our music is well, something I put together on GarageBand, our audio quality won’t be the best as my guests are hundreds if not thousands of kilometers away plus driving is just a time vampire.

I’m not sure what happened in the last month but we’ve had an overwhelming inflow of positive feedback.  Shout out to Jody Fleck, you’re email still makes me smile and happy to hear you connected with Anna Moore who is a past guest of this show and doing amazing things in affordable housing for retirees.

This morning, I checked our reviews of this podcast as a barometer as I’m updating our Marketing from time to time and in the whole world of business podcasts on iTunes, this little podcast that could is ranked 88th.  Lucky number 88. A podcast with a niche of investing and for Canadians.

Want to know the crazy part? There are only three Canadian Business Podcast ahead of the Truth About Real Estate Investing including the CBC who has a lot more funding than I do. LOL. None of the three are about real estate so I’m just speechless.

Please do keep sending in your feedback, it does help me guide where we go with the show.

One consistent feedback we have been getting is how we much truth we are sharing on this show about failures, especially mine.  I’ve shared how I'm selling my now AirBnb as it doesn’t generate enough income above and beyond a long term rental and before that, it was a student rental that didn’t work out thanks to a mentally ill student tenant who was just a nightmare.

I’ve said it from the beginning, this is the Truth About Real Estate.  It’s not always perfect and many influencers out there do have an agenda to promote their businesses and as a marketer, you don’t want to share the scary parts and there isn’t really enough time for it in our format. 

However as the host of this show, I have a lot more talk time and to make it easy on myself, I speak off the cuff, unrehearsed, just telling it like it is.

In case you missed it, the property I offered for short term rental, didn’t work out for me hence I’m selling it to do some stocks with a goal to earn higher cash flow returns like my friend Adriano, my electrician from Etobicoke who earned $120,000 or 30% returns in his first year as a stock hacker.  I can’t thank Adriano enough for getting me off my ass to believe I could be an option trader too and he is the guest of this week’s show!

How An Electrician Learnt to Hack Stocks and Earn Six Figures From His Smart Phone with Adriano

Adriano is a wealth hacker, he operates a six figure business, owns a mid sized apartment building plus three other investment properties, and he’s a six figure stock hacker.

Adriano is also only a few years away from joining Canada’s top 1% of income earners.

Let that sink in. Someone who’s formal education is Electrician college and he will out earn 99 out of 100 Canadians.  I want the same as Adriano hence I’m selling one of my ten properties to fund this investment strategy. Call it diversity, call it a cash flow play, I just want for another six figure stream of income.

Adriano is mentored for Omar Khan and Matthew Todman, both past guest of this show from a 2-3 weeks ago. If you haven’t already, have a listen to those episodes after this one.

If you’d like to take a deeper dive, you will want to see Matthew and Omar present on Nov 9th at the Wealth Hacker Conference where we have some of the world’s leading experts on growing a business, investing in real estate and stocks.  Our keynote speaker is Grant Cardone who also has multiple streams of income totalling over $100 million in revenues and his real estate company manages 1.2 billion of real estate.

As a special bonus to fans of this show and those interested in learning how to hack stocks like Adriano the electrician, use the promo code stock when buying your ticket and we will send you an exclusive video of a private presentation Omar and Matthew and Adriano did for my members only iWIN group.  All you need to do is go to www.wealthhacker.ca and just before selecting what level ticket you want, click on the promo code blue hyperlink and enter stock.

Or use the direct link in the show notes: 

Link: https://wealthhacker.eventbrite.ca?discount=stock 

If you don’t like stocks, that’s ok, I didn’t either, I was almost wiped out in 2008 with my stocks.  The Truth is I chose very young companies, highly speculative ones that didn’t pay dividends. Now I only want to own the cream of the crop of blue chip companies with decades of track record paying dividends. Only boring stocks for me as I despise speculation and gambling.

Oct 5, 2019

On to this week’s show which has been a year in the making!

Rachel Oliver is an award-winning investor and co-host of Mothers of Real Estate TV Show. After 20 years in the corporate world, Rachel retired from the rat race to spend more time with her family and invest in Rent to Own properties. Today, she is affectionately known as the “cashflow queen” because she helps investors profit with Rent to Own properties — without headaches of being a landlord. She is also the author of an Amazon best-selling book Rent to Own Essential Guide for Homebuyers. Together with her husband (Mr. No), Rachel owns and operates Clover Properties, one of the most reputable Rent to Own companies in Ontario. Connect with Rachel at Rachel@RethinkRentals.com

Host notes: pay special attention to husband Mr. NO Neil Oliver’s role and how Rachel gets her leads, and their qualifying criteria. The Oliver’s are extremely good at what they do

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