real estate investing

How To Get The Best Real Estate Deals To Find You First

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Success in real estate investing depends on your ability to find the deals and that elusive element of being in the right place at the right time. What if there was a way to increase those opportunities he truth is that you can increase the amount of opportunities that put you in front of those great deals?

The answer is networking.

It’s easy for investors to forget or not realize how important networking actually is in the real estate business. It’s not just realtors that need to be networking.

Networking is one of the most important things you can… Continue reading

5 Steps To Negotiating The Perfect Deal

negotiatingYou can’t be successful in real estate investing without being a successful negotiator; they are a package deal. I find that the art of negotiation is actually more of a balance between a science and an art. There are strategic ways to come prepared to a deal that are somewhat universal while there are many other elements that require you to be able to think on your feet.

I’m happy to share with you my recent article from the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine on 5 Steps To Negotiating The Perfect Deal. The June 2014 issue has tons of great… Continue reading

Is Canada’s Real Estate Market In Trouble?

real estate investingCanada is a big country. One of the things I have always said when looking at purchasing real estate is to pick your area and pick it for the right reasons. Do I believe there are areas in Canada that are prone to issues or that I might personally have issues with? Absolutely.

Not everywhere in the country is going to offer lukewarm investment opportunities, even during a recession – you just have to dig a little deeper to find them.

There are certainly areas of concern for real estate investing within Canada but everyone has their own reasons for… Continue reading

You Need This Person In Your Real Estate Power Team

real estate investingSuccess in real estate investing depends on the strength of your team. That’s one thing I will always talk about because you need to build your power team and ensure you have the right people on it. Like any business and industry, you are only as strong as your weakest link so choosing a core team of professionals is an essential part of the foundation of your success in real estate.


Due Diligence Must Be Done Professionally

One of the people you need in your real estate investing power team is a good property/building inspector. It’s so vital to… Continue reading

The 3 Action Phases Of Real Estate Investing

real estate investingIn my last article I discussed and did a book review on real estate investing by Peter Kinch called The Canadian Real Estate Action Plan: Proven Investment Strategies To Kickstart & Build Your Portfolio but we did not discuss one of the key strategies discussed in the book called the 3-action phases.

Each phase covers a different phase of a real estate investing cycle Kinch promotes in the book. I personally agree with many of his philosophies and ideas and this one definitely condenses a general outlook that’s digestible for new and seasoned real estate investors alike.


Phase One:… Continue reading

Real Estate Investing: Review Of The Canadian Real Estate Action Plan

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This week I wanted to highlight a great book on real estate investing called The Canadian Real Estate Action Plan: Proven Investment Strategies To Kickstart & Build Your Portfolio by Peter Kinch.

One of the reasons I read these books is to increase my knowledge of what other people are reading and expose myself to other trains of thought to help me inspire my clients, (and myself), to be better with their own investments.

The book is perfectly titled because it’s a step-by-step plan on how to really move yourself into real estate investing. I’ve written many articles in… Continue reading

5 Real Estate Investing Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make

real estate investingWhen you are looking at acquiring real estate, you need to understand your exit strategies. There are truly only 3 components to real estate investing:

  1. How you’re getting into it
  2. Being in it
  3. How you’re getting out

When you really look at it, there are only those three phases (mentioned above) in any real estate project and mistakes can be made throughout each one of those phases. You have to make sure that you’re committed to your real estate investment throughout all phases otherwise it could fail.


Real Estate Investing Mistakes You Need To Avoid

1. Buying It… Continue reading

Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine: A Review For Investors

Canadian Real Estate Wealth MagazineFirst off, I have to say that I am not being paid by or am I affiliated in any way with the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine.  I legitimately believe in the strength of this publication as a knowledge resource for the greater real estate investing community in Canada. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way…

This weekend I read the latest edition of the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine and I like to reference this magazine a lot in my blog because I do believe it’s an important publication for people who are in involved in real… Continue reading

How Can I Get More Knowledge About Real Estate Investing?

Canadian Real Estate Wealth MagazineAs a business advisor, I frequently get asked what people need when they aspire to get into real estate investing and where they can get more knowledge on the business. My first question when I get asked that is, “Do you currently subscribe to the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine?” If the answer is no, I tell them that is the first place they should start.

The Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine

The Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine is an extremely well written publication for people that want to get into real estate investing in Canada. Whenever a new… Continue reading

Should You Buy Property Just Because It’s A Good Deal?

Real Estate Investment StrategiesWith all the great deals we are being inundated with coming from the United States, the pressure is on to figure out the best real estate investment strategies while the deals last. Ken Davidson, local Kelowna accountant, gives his insights on assessing the quality of a “great deal” in real estate.

We have all seen and heard about the great deals coming from south of the border but is buying that property really what you want to do?

Whatever you do, you always have to make sure that it’s still a good business decision on your behalf. I have… Continue reading

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