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Gary Hibbert is a Full Time Real Estate Investor, Licenced Real Estate Agent, achieving various Realtor awards and an Educator. In 2008, he purchased his first investment property and through hard work and dedication, left the regiment of the corporate world to become a Full Time Entrepreneur in 2014.

Gary has helped hundreds of clients with creating a wealth strategy plan through public speaking, online webinars and even has his own podcast channel dedicated to inspire and educate anyone willing to change their mindset. He continues to play an active role in his community by attending corporate, private and school events to educate adults and especially children. Gary’s inspiration and hard work comes from his passion in helping others and wanting to make a difference in their lives.

“Being able to design a lifestyle of your choice is not an easy feat, however, it’s attainable as long as you have passion and know what your ‘why’ is. “ - Gary Hibbert

Real Talk With Gary - Real Estate Investing Gary Hibbert Real Estate Investor

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Gary Hibbert is a Full Time Real Estate Investor, Licenced Real Estate Agent, achieving various Realtor awards and an Educator. In 2008, he purchased his first investment property and through hard work and dedication, left the regiment of the corporate world to become a Full Time Entrepreneur in 2014.

Gary has helped hundreds of clients with creating a wealth strategy plan through public speaking, online webinars and even has his own podcast channel dedicated to inspire and educate anyone willing to change their mindset. He continues to play an active role in his community by attending corporate, private and school events to educate adults and especially children. Gary’s inspiration and hard work comes from his passion in helping others and wanting to make a difference in their lives.

“Being able to design a lifestyle of your choice is not an easy feat, however, it’s attainable as long as you have passion and know what your ‘why’ is. “ - Gary Hibbert

    #130: Austin Yeh - How To Retire From Your 9-5 in Under 3 Years

    #130: Austin Yeh - How To Retire From Your 9-5 in Under 3 Years

    #130: Austin Yeh - How To Retire From Your 9-5 in Under 3 Years
    On this week’s show Gary chats Austin Yeh, a young investor who has made great progress in under 3 years as an investor! He went from 1 property to 17 to 40 units in a short time, and has tried wholesaling, BRRRR, flips and many other strategies in his short career. He left is 9-5 and is now a ‘retired’ investor at age 26, instead of his 50’s as he originally planned! LOTS of fantastic advice and lessons learned in this do-not-miss episode!
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    How did Austin start out? How much money had he saved to start investing What important lessons did he learn along the way Where and why he chose to buy his first property A laundry list of mistakes he made - “I made every mistake in the book!” Why YOU shouldn’t panic if you make a mistake He acts instead of suffering ‘analysis paralysis’ His philosophy on “Cash for Keys” How his RISE network helps its 6000 members He now has a wholesaling business His original plan for retiring And MORE! Austin’s Bio
    Austin Yeh is a 26 year old real estate investor and entrepreneur. Since closing on his first property in October 2018, Austin has since grown his portfolio to over 40 units, founded one of the largest online real estate communities in Ontario (RISE Network) with over 5.5k members, and also retired from his full-time corporate job. He primarily focuses on the BRRRR strategy, joint ventureships, and raising private money to scale his portfolio.
    More recently, Austin is focused into growing a 7-figure wholesaling business, called Ontario Property Deals, with his business partner. Currently they’re on track to surpass their goal in their first year of operation.
    Website/contact info for guest
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/austinyeh6/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/340680876607406
    Resources:
    Brandon Turn the book on investing in rental properties
    Fix & Flip
    Renos To Riches
    Rich Dad Poor Dad
    This episode proudly sponsored by McMurter & Associates. They are a real estate and estate law firm who can be your partner for every major legal event in your life. If you’re planning an estate, selling or buying real estate, they can help with over 30 years of experience. Their objective is to prevent you from worrying about the legal aspect of your transactions. From the first meeting, McMurter will provide you with straightforward legal advice, and no surprises., including a legal bill you didn’t expect.
    Find them at: https://www.mcmurter.com
    Interested in learning more about Real Estate Investing? Visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca
    To learn more about Gary’s mentorship program, visit https://garyhibbert.ca

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #129: Brian Daley - Protecting Your Real Estate Investment For The Long Term

    #129: Brian Daley - Protecting Your Real Estate Investment For The Long Term

    #129: Brian Daley - Protecting Your Real Estate Investment For The Long Term
    On this week’s show Gary chats with good friend and trusted home inspector for SmartHomeChoice, Brian Daley. Gary has personally been using Brian’s/AGHI services for over 10 years. AGHI helps investors make sure they are buying the best property for them, but also protecting their assets for the long term. Brian has personally built several homes and renovated others, so he has a detailed knowledge of the inner workings of properties. During this informative and fun conversation, Brian shares some information that even Gary was unaware of about home inspections!
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
     
    Why the outside of a property is critical for investors A review of vents, soffits, cracks, etc and their importance What types of insulation might be in a home, and are any of them harmful A discussion of mold and should you be afraid Plumbing fixtures and piping and which ones are BANNED What red flags you should be worried about The home structure and its importance What’s behind the wall? And MORE! Brian’s Bio
    Brian Daley is the President of AGHI Inc. He brings over 35 years of practical experience in marketing, client relations, education, and communication skills to the Home Inspection business. AGHI has provided residential home inspection services to owners of new homes and re-sale home buyers throughout Ontario since 2002. He works with top producing real estate brokerages providing trusted service to their agents and clients.
    Brian has developed and taught programs to Home Inspectors providing field training and practical communication skills training. In 2021 he launched an on-line course through his publisher Orderline designed to educate consumers, trades and designers about how to inspect a house. The credit course offers participants the perfect launch for starting a career in Home Inspection.
     
    Brian has written the book “Guide to Home Inspectors” through his publisher Orderline and he has published numerous articles in local and national print media that provide sound advice to consumers on home related items and the home inspection process. 
    Brian has appeared as host and guest expert on numerous home related television programs on both HGTV and Investigation Discovery and is recognized as an industry leader and innovator in the field of home inspections in Canada.
    He is a Registered Home Inspector (RHI) member of the Provincial (OAHI) and National (CAPHI) Home Inspection associations.
    Website/contact info for guest
    Web: http://www.bookahomeinspection.com
    Phone: (416) 526-7482
    This episode proudly sponsored by BM Select - https://bmselect.ca
    Are you looking to become a millionaire through real estate investing? Then BM Select is for you!
    BM Select has helped more people become millionaires over the past 15 years than ANY OTHER mortgage broker in Canada!
    BM Select focuses on working with Real Estate Investors who are looking to begin or expand their portfolio, as well as specializing in working with customers that are engaged with our host of Realtor contacts across Canada. At BM Select we offer strategic mortgage solutions with dedicated Agent Support along with leading-edge Underwriting and Fulfillment Services that allow you to sleep well knowing your mortgage transactions are being handled by top quality professionals.
    Interested in learning more about Real Estate Investing? Visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca
    To learn more about Gary’s mentorship program, visit https://garyhibbert.ca

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #128 Daniel Dimanno: Tax Strategies, Market Trends & The Life Of An Entrepreneur

    #128 Daniel Dimanno: Tax Strategies, Market Trends & The Life Of An Entrepreneur

    #128: Tax Strategies, Market Trends & The Life Of An Entrepreneur w/Daniel Dimanno
    On this week’s show Gary chats with good friend and trusted accountant for SmartHomeChoice Daniel Dimanno. Daniel has experience in both the public and private accounting sectors, and has been assisting clients for many years. He counsels clients on business structure, tax strategies and good business practices that WON’T get you into trouble with tax authorities.
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    Whether you need to or should incorporate as a real estate investor If you incorporate, is the corporation’s money YOUR money? How to borrow money from your corporation? How to and why you would sell your personal properties to your corporation What about dividends and profits? Why an accountant and bookkeeper are essential How to put family members on payroll Should you pay off your investment properties The difference between renovations and repairs What you CAN and CANNOT write-off Inflation right now CRA tax situations Setting up your own business And MORE! Daniel’s Bio
    Daniel DiManno holds a wealth of experience and knowledge developed through years of working in the business and financial market place. His experience includes positions held with one of Canada’s largest public accounting firms, where he worked with both large publicly traded companies and small to medium sized privately held businesses. He has experience both as a public and private accountant, working as an auditor and business advisor as well as holding accounting roles within the private sector.

    Daniel also has experience as an investment advisor, focusing on wealth management under the guidance and mentorship of senior investment advisors from one of Canada’s top ranked investment banks.

    Specialties: Business Consulting, Tax Compliance, Financial Statement Preparation, Review and Audit engagement services for Manufacturing, Distribution, Real estate, property management, retail, logistics and financial services businesses.
    Website/contact info for guest
    Daniel DiManno, CPA, CA  | Capstone LLP
    Phone: 416-551-0760
    email: daniel@capstonellp.ca
    Website: capstonellp.ca
    This episode proudly sponsored by Property Pathways - https://www.propertypathways.ca/
    Property Pathways is an investor-focused architectural design service provider that specializes in secondary suite conversions throughout Ontario. We'll assist in developing a strategic design and renovation plan that will get the most out of your investment property.
    Interested in learning more about Real Estate Investing? Visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca
    To learn more about Gary’s mentorship program, visit https://garyhibbert.ca

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #127: (Archives) The Different Stages of Real Estate Investing w/Mathew Frederick

    #127: (Archives) The Different Stages of Real Estate Investing w/Mathew Frederick

    #127: (From The Archives) The Different Stages of Real Estate Investing w/Mathew Frederick
    On this week’s show Gary chats with friend and longtime investor Mathew Frederick. Mathew has thrived in real estate in many ways, including new builds. He got his first property at age 19 (NINETEEN!) and continues to look out for deals. He’s a JV master, and in this podcast he shares many of his unique strategies for creating deals!
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    How Mathew bought his first investment property at the age of 19! Why he believes commercial investors should residential, and residential should understand commercial The different stages of investing and how you transition between them How to create deals by understanding someone else’s pain point The ‘art’ of the joint venture conversation What he’s learned from single family, multi family and self storage investing He’s bought land and become a developer Mathew has also invested in many parts of the world including Belize This podcast is for NEW and experienced investors looking to add some new tools and strategies to their skill set And MORE! Mathew’s Bio
    At 19 years of age Mathew purchased his first investment property, and to this day still continues to look for deals.
    “I speak to businesses, networking groups and associations on the how to create wealth through land development investing. As a Real Estate Investment facilitator, I have spoken to over 100,000 Canadians over the past 8 years about Lease Options, Tax Sales, Buy/Fix Sales, Foreclosures.
    I help bring industry-leading expertise and judgment to each step in the real estate land development investing process.”
    Specialties: Land Development Investing Real Estate Investing Author and TV Personality Professional Speaker Mentoring Website/contact info for guest
    Web: watermarkintl.ca 
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mathewfrederick
    Twitter: mathewfrederick
    This episode proudly sponsored by AGHI Home Inspections and Brian Daley.
    Whether buying or selling a property, AGHI recognizes that the process can be stressful. It is critical that any decision you make be one that is based on knowing all of the facts. Purchasers, vendors, insurance companies and lending institutions have come to recognize the professionally trained residential home inspector as a credible source of key information vital to making these decisions, and AGHI has been doing it for over 15 years!
    Contact http://www.bookahomeinspection.com or call (416) 526-7482
    Interested in learning more about Real Estate Investing? Visit https://www.smarthomechoice.ca
    To learn more about Gary’s mentorship program, visit https://garyhibbert.ca

    • 53 min
    #126: Build Back Better - Real Estate Investing Forecast 2021

    #126: Build Back Better - Real Estate Investing Forecast 2021

    #126: Build Back Better - Real Estate Investing Forecast 2021
    On this week’s show Gary chats with friend and longtime investor Frank Taylor. Frank purchases his first property during the  1987-1988 boom (just like 20/21), then the market crashed in 1990, leading to a recession. He’s being going strong since then, with no signs of slowing down!
    He believes in buy and hold, and putting equity into his properties so that they are part of his retirement, and will be lasting assets for his children. Check below for all the great details of what you can learn!
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    How buying in a boom, like now, can still get you valuable assets How he navigated the recession of 1990, during the first Gulf War Why his first mortgage interest rates were 10 or 12% Why the banks got more cautious during the recession and locked LOCs! Why Frank believes that putting money into his assets is the way to go Why Frank develops great relationships with owners on all sides of his investment properties “Treat your tenants like gold, because they are your clients!” Why you should under promise and over deliver Why 50% of his clients that left real estate investing, called him back after leaving to get back in the game Why Frank ALWAYS buys for cash flow -‘cash flow will always be the fundamental part of investing’ Why the current stress tests are designed to mimic a crash Why Frank considers himself an historical restoration expert Why his buildings lease quickly, and the tenant class is above average Why he believes ‘the world is dying, and a green economy is required to save it’ And MORE! Frank’s Bio
    At 18 years of age I started my first company, CanClean, which specialized in commercial steam cleaning and restoration services throughout Toronto, Peel and Halton region. The company provided services to some of the largest commercial office space providers and several multi-residential rental asset firms as well as service calls for Leon’s Furniture, based from their Burlington location.
    At 20, I began to invest in real estate for the future of my children's post secondary education and for retirement, purchasing older homes in Hamilton and converting them into duplexes and triplexes. I taught myself the ins and outs of total restoration as I engaged in rebuilding those properties. In 1992, having discovered that my true passion lay in the real estate, I divested from CanClean and became a licensed realtor who specialized in multi- residential and mixed-use commercial holdings. My business ranged widely, from single family flips to rebuilding older / historical multi-unit residential buildings of scale. Clients were able to take advantage of my background in reconstruction, as I offered project management services that included multiple million dollar restorations of many properties of distinction in Hamilton and Burlington. Over the span of 36 years as a multi-res / mixed use specialist, I was involved in the sale, acquisition, property management and full restorations of commercial and residential real estate worth hundreds of millions of dollars. 
    I retired from organized real estate to open Frank Taylor Consulting Ltd in August 2020. 
    Of course, my most rewarding job has been as a full-time father to three amazing adult children - Ryan, Sierra, and Mathison. I reside in downtown Toronto.
    Website/contact info for guest
    Web: https://www.franktaylorconsulting.ca 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/franktaylorconsulting
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frank.taylor.consulting 
    This episode proudly sponsored by AGHI Home Inspections and Brian Daley.
    Whether buying or selling a property, AGHI recognizes that the process can be stressful. It is critical that any decision you make be one that is based on knowing all of the facts. Purchasers, vendors, insurance companies and lending institutions have come to recognize the professionally trained residential home inspector as a credible source of key in

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #125: How It All Started - Christopher Hummel Interviews Gary

    #125: How It All Started - Christopher Hummel Interviews Gary

    #125: How It All Started - Christopher Hummel Interviews Gary
    On this week’s show the tables are turned - Gary is interviewed by Chris Hummell! They dig deep into the past, how SHC started, and where it’s headed in the future! They talked about how Gary and Darlene started the business many years ago, and how Chris and Quinton joined the growing business.
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    * How SHC become one of the leading investor clubs * Why Gary left a safe and secure 9-5 for the wilds of entrepreneurship * The types of investing Gary tried * Why he initially screened ALL his tenants * Where SHC sees itself in the future * Inflation and the future * Market predictions * What gets Gary out of bed * Gary’s Morning routine * What drives Gary and motivates him * And MORE! Chris & Gary’s Bio
    Chris’s Bio
    Chris has been investing in rental properties for near a decade.  He is a full time investor and a full time real estate agent.  Over this period Chris has contributed to various projects and has worked with some of the best in the industry.  Having won several real estate awards himself and being profiled in several RE Investment magazines and articles, he continues to contribute his knowledge and experience with web articles, videos, seminars and events.
    Chris has a background in sales, public speaking and marketing. He prides himself on his people skills and aspires to teaching others how to achieve their financial goals through real estate investing and taking action. One of his personal goals is to mentor disadvantaged youth to show them that anybody can be successful and achieve their dreams. He has a family with two beautiful young children whom he adores and loves to spend time with.
    Gary’s Bio
    Gary Hibbert is a full-time Real Estate Investor, licensed and award-winning Real Estate Agent, Author, and Educator. In 2008, he made a decision that would be life-changing by purchasing his first investment property. Through hard work and dedication, Gary left the corporate world to become a full-time entrepreneur in 2014. Today, not only does he have a remarkable Real Estate Investing Portfolio and successful businesses, Gary continually inspires the same change that transformed his life, into others.
    In the beginning, Gary lived pay cheque to pay cheque as many others do. He had been accustomed to the reality that at the end of the month, there was more month than money. Realizing that there must be another way to make ends meet, he became determined to educate himself and make a change. However, at that point, he hadn’t yet realized that by changing his own life, it would enable him to help 100’s of future investors to their path to finding financial freedom. In 2010, Gary launched Smart Home Choice, a company dedicated to educating new and experienced investors through a focus on SMART goals in order to allow them to make informed decisions in their investing strategies. Currently, Smart Home Choice is one of Durham Region’s largest groups of Real Estate Investors and although the company is continually growing, it offers networking, mentoring, and self-improvement opportunities to its members.
    In addition to Smart Home Choice, Gary is the owner of a private investment company called Deep Pockets and most recently has joined in a partnership of ownership of a real estate brokerage; Our Neighbourhood Realty. Gary attributes his success to his focus on improving his mindset, rather than improving his skillset and most importantly discovering his “why”. He is also dedicated to helping others realize their “why”, because that is the realization that led Gary to where he is today.
    “Being able to design a lifestyle of your choice is not an easy feat, however it’s attainable as long as you have passion and know what your ‘why’ is”. - Gary Hibbert
    Website/contact info for guest
    Web: http://SmartHomeChoice.ca
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smarthomechoiceinc/
    This episode proudly sp

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Ron Biz ,

Nice to hear a different perspective

Gary and his guests provide excellent insight and offer a fair view of the real estate investing world in terms of the highs and potential lows. Keep up the great work Gary!

Roze-A ,

Honest, and informative!

Great podcast! I found this podcast when I was looking to learn more about real estate investing. Gary has a lot of experience and I appreciate how open and honest he is with his own experiences and opinions. He has had some great guests and entertaining interviews as well. Keep up the good work!

Frank Taylor Consulting ,

Excellent Interviews

I always enjoy listening to Gary’s podcast. They are honest, realistic perspectives on all things real estate and the balances of life. Keep up the great work and I really enjoy listening to your guests.

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