On to this week’s show!
We have Matt Biggley who is doing some very profitable investing in the Windsor, Ontario area now with a portfolio of 31 doors and some waterfront small developments and luxury short term rentals. Key to Matt’s journey are successful partnerships so we spend some time on how to identify strategic, long term partners.
Matt Biggley describes himself as a lucky husband; a girl Dad from a family of all boys; a reluctant renovator who once had a chance at an HGTV show; a History teacher once named the Best Teacher in Ontario, but who couldn’t remember names and dates; a top Windsor-Essex based realtor who got his license as a side hustle but has quickly become a top earning agent; and an experienced investor with an Airbnb and 31 long term rental units, who hates flips but is still dumb enough to occasionally do them anyway.
Despite telling his wife prior to getting married that he didn’t like renovating, he once lived in 6 “forever” homes (aka “fornever homes”) in 8 years, taking on massive renovations, which his wife Leslie documented on her way to amassing almost 60,000 Instagram followers and appearing in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, the Toronto Star and on many top design sites.
Matt is a big believer in the power of partnerships, scaling to a 31 door portfolio with his brilliant partner Kyle Pearce and their company North Shore Properties. In 2021, he was invited by Doris Lapico, a renowned Windsor Realtor, to partner in the creation of The Real Group, a real estate team that has quickly became one of the top teams in the region.
Matt loves to learn, a little too much sometimes; his favourite book is called "Getting Things Done" and he prefers podcasts to the radio in the car, which his family finds incredibly boring. In light of of grieving his youngest brother Ben’s suicide during the pandemic, Matt has awoken a renewed gratitude for life, a passion for self-improvment, and a determination to provide his family with the best life possible.