Monthly Archives: October 2020

Secrets On Being A Great Landlord During A Crisis

Guest: Kayla Andrade, Real Estate Investor & Landlord Advocate 

Covid 19 has been around for more than 6 months and there have been many changes and updates to the landlord-tenant relationship. There are constant changes to bills and government programs that all landlords need to be aware about. This week’s guest, Kayla Andrade, Real Estate Investor & Landlord Advocate, is the expert on being a landlord and started the Ontario Landlord Watch group with the focus of all landlords in Ontario joining forces to make their voices heard against the injustice of Government actions.

Kayla provides insights and advice on being a landlord during these times and updates on the new bills and government programs available to tenants. Her main message is to network with as many landlords as possible, get to know them, where they are from, what they like to invest in and work together as a team for the protection of your rental properties.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • What does a payment plan look like?
  • New bills and updates on government programs
  • Next steps/call to action for landlords
  • Getting into property management
  • Market insights and updates
  • Steps to take when getting a new portfolio
Kayla Andrade has 17 years of real estate investing experience and is the President of the Ontario Landlords Watch which provides a comprehensive service to members through education, policy development and advocacy.

Ontario Landlords Watch serves residential landlords and property managers, providing members with a vast network of resources from landlords, property managers, realtors elected officials, businesses, legal services, and consulting.

In their Facebook and private chat groups, they discuss topics that affect investors/landlords’ livelihoods, with the purpose of creating a dialogue for positive change. Subjects include, but aren’t limited to:

  • The Residential Tenancy Act
  • Landlord and Tenant Board
  • Municipal by-laws that affect rental properties
  • Case studies involving experiences with troublesome tenants.

Bottom line – OLW provides landlords with the opportunity to have their voices heard, in order to create solutions for the betterment of the rental housing industry in Ontario.

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Lessons Learned In Scaling Up To Over 200 Doors

Guest: Sandy MacKay, Real Estate Investor & Realtor

Did you know that 90% of all millionaires become so through owning real estate? But to achieve that status you need to take action. Well this week’s guest, Sandy MacKay, Real Estate Investor & Realtor, built up his portfolio to over 200 doors by taking action. He has done everything from creative wholesaling deals, fix & flips, JVs, buy and hold and multi-family. His company now helps clients build generational wealth through real estate.

Sandy provides insights and advice on being an investor-focused realtor and insights on how to scale up your portfolio. His main message is to take action and stop wasting time continuously reading and listening to things. Instead, go out and apply the learning and grow along the way.


In this episode you will learn about:

– Going from an investor to a realtor
– Pros and cons of getting a realtor’s license
– Finding deals and lessons in scaling up
– Who is the perfect JV partner?
– Getting the conversation started for a JV partnership

Sandy Mackay is an experienced realtor and investor with Keller Williams Complete Realty in Hamilton, Ontario. He has worked on hundreds of real estate transactions since 2011 when he got his start as a private sales consultant with and also as a real estate wholesaler. He began his investment career in the Durham Region and now focuses on Hamilton where he currently resides.His main focus currently is to provide a world-class experience for his clients and acquiring great investment properties for himself and his partners. Sandy is also one of the hosts of the Breakthrough Real Estate Investing Podcast,
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Understanding JV Agreements From A Legal Perspective

There are so many things to consider when negotiating a JV agreement such as what to include in a JV agreement, how do you protect yourself, and how do you terminate the agreement if things don’t work out? Also, what are some of the conversations that each party should have ahead of time?

This week’s guest, Ryan Carson, Lawyer and also a Real Estate Investor, provides legal insights and advice on JV agreements and how to put them together. His main message is to have conversations ahead of time before agreeing to a JV partnership and consult a lawyer throughout the process.

Ryan also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating for realtors as they are able to do so in Ontario as of October 1, 2020.

In this episode you will learn about:
– Types of JV agreements
– Important conversations and topics to cover
– Terminating JV contracts
– How letters of intent work
– Advantages & disadvantages of incorporating as a realtor

Ryan Carson is the fearless leader of the Carson Law team, establishing the firm in 2013 after working for someone else for 6 years. An undergraduate of Acadia University, Ryan majored in Kinesiology with intentions of going into the sports business or becoming a pro sports agent. The only athlete he ever represented never made it very far and Ryan found his true calling was working intimately with people, families, and businesses. His main focus is in corporate law, wills & estates and real estate law.

One of Ryan’s greatest accomplishments is the fact that he has grown from being a one lawyer shop with only a single administrator to where he now oversees the daily operations at two law firms that employ over 20 people combined. However, Ryan is most proud of the beautiful family that he has built, consisting of his wife and two children.

Ryan can be considered the office philosopher as he often talks about finding the perfect work-life balance, which he pursues by filling his time away from the office with golf, hockey, baseball, time with family and on whatever beach he can find.

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Helping You Reach Your Goals & Finding Solutions

Guest: Mark Frentz, Real Estate Investor & Executive Coach

We want to have more time, more freedom, more money, better relationships, but in order to get what we want, we need to DO specific things in a specific way, and the only way to ensure we can accomplish this we first need to become.

This week’s guest Mark Frentz, Real Estate Investor & Executive Coach helps business people find their passion, tap into their confidence & make money doing what they love.
His main message is that we need to trust ourselves enough to invest in ourselves. Also, smile more, seek to understand and listen to people because you learn when you are listening. If you put the time and patience into something this will all lead to your success.

In this episode you will learn about:
– Common things people can’t get past
– Solutions to the fear of sales
– Tips on networking virtually
– Strategies for attracting JV partners
– Tips for practicing patience
– Action items for planning

At the age of 20, Mark sat in an audience where the speaker challenged “become sagacious in order to invest in others” This ignited a spark in him, a lifelong passion was born. To learn and grow in multiple areas and disciplines making it possible to invest, support and experience positive change in himself and those who reached out to him.

Over the past 17 years Mark has lived in Sweden, then in China, studied multiple languages, achieved a master’s degree in psychology, and thrown himself into fields that much of our society talks about with discomfort. His draw always to reach those who are in the deepest need. Supporting his greatest passion to journey with others no matter where they find themselves in order to grow, together, at a pace that fits the individual.

Home is Calgary working as a consultant with the Proctor Gallagher Institute focusing on how people can reach much more of their potential by understanding their deepest desires and then learning motivation and moving past procrastination toward success, inspiration, and fulfilment in life.

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Understanding The Intricacies of Secondary Suite Conversions

Guest: Ronald De Coteau, Real Estate Investor

Secondary suite conversions are a very lucrative strategy and you can make a lot of money doing it however if they are not done properly, they can cost you just as much. This week’s guest, Ronald De Coteau, Real Estate Investor & President of Property Pathways Inc decided to take action by focusing on secondary suite conversions. He also leveraged his architecture and project management background and started a secondary suite conversion consulting business to help other investors navigate the world of secondary suite conversions.

Ronald has done 100-150 secondary suite designs for clients in the GTA area. He describes himself as the gatekeeper of this strategy and provides insights and advice on converting single-family dwellings into secondary suites. From understanding zoning, obtaining permits, and going through the renovation process his company will be with you every step of the way. His main message is that secondary suites are not a walk in the park, don’t be afraid to reach out to the experts.

In this episode you will learn about:
– The history of the secondary suite strategy
– Criteria for a secondary suite conversion
– Explaining zoning and flood plains
– Misconceptions when converting secondary suites
– Describing heritage buildings and designated areas

Ronald is the President of Property Pathways Inc. and delivers on his promise to pioneer an enriched design and construction management experience for real estate investors and their BRRR projects. He co-founded Property Pathways Inc. after seeking expert advice on the process of converting a single-family dwelling into a two-unit dwelling in Ontario and yielded unsatisfactory results.

By leveraging his years of experience and education in the commercial construction sector, he became a secondary suite zoning bylaws and building code subject matter expert and has since successfully assisted hundreds of real estate investors in Ontario on the legal secondary suite conversions process.

He has helped real estate investors identify Suite-Able properties, prepare building permit drawings, and develop unique renovation strategies. Property Pathways operations have little geographic sensitivity, as we support clients and a BRRR with legal conversion in major real estate investment centers in Ontario.

Navigating municipal zoning bylaws and building code in Ontario can be daunting when considering adding a cashflow property to your portfolio. So, we remove the problem and bridge the gap to creates a pathway to profits.

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