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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

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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

    #123: Pitfalls & Mistakes Lawyers Can Save You From w/Brian McMurter

    #123: Pitfalls & Mistakes Lawyers Can Save You From w/Brian McMurter

    #123: Pitfalls & Mistakes Lawyers Can Save You From w/Brian McMurter
    On this week’s show Gary chats with good friend and Gary’s personal real estate lawyer for many years, Brian McMurter. He’s been in the business for 40 years, and June 2021 was his busiest month, EVER! He says everyone he’s ever known AND their children seem to be buying or selling right now! He’s built a solid team of professionals to help assist home buyers and sellers protect their interests and assets, for likely one of the biggest financial transactions of their lives. They had a wide-ranging discussion about current situations, and plain advice that never grows old.
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    Do you even NEED a lawyer to close a property in Ontario Should you close a property in your own name, a corporation or a 3-tiered corp? Who does the lawyer represent - you, the bank or both? What types of delays happen upon closing, and how they affect many other properties down the line Types of clauses and buyer protection YOU should be adding into real estate contracts Types of clauses Brian thinks should be added Challenges and rewards of private lending How the pandemic has changed how McMurter does business How personal marijuana growth at home is affected Brian’s opinions on future market conditions And MORE! Brian’s Bio
    Brian C. McMurter is a Whitby-based lawyer, specializing in Real Estate and Wills & Estates and also providing Notary services, having come to law following an extremely successful career in the banking industry.
    With firm roots in the Durham Region in Ontario, Brian’s client base extends from Scarborough through to Clarington, and all the cities in between (Pickering/Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Newcastle). Brian’s policy of “No Surprises” has made him a popular choice among residents and real estate professionals alike.
    He actively supports his community as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, participates in the Durham Networking Association, and is a frequent speaker in the community on topics relating to real estate and wills.
    Website/contact info for guest
    Web: https://www.mcmurter.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-C-McMurter-208879189123996
    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
    Please a leave a review, as it helps Gary understand if he’s bringing on the right guests that you want to hear from!
    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 2 min
    #122 (Archives): Self Made Confessions w/Stefan Aarnio

    #122 (Archives): Self Made Confessions w/Stefan Aarnio

    #122 (Archives): Self Made Confessions w/Stefan Aarnio
    In this archive episode, Gary spoke in 2017 with the late Stefan Aarnio, who was a real estate investor with many years of experience.  Stefan had flipped thousands of properties, but also had experience with currency investing, is a historical and current currency expert, and award winning entrepreneur & a published author. Stefan always spoke with no filter, and whatever he was thinking usually came out. Stefan’s main motto was ‘Respect The Grind’.
    What you'll learn
    How Gary worked through a traumatic life event Bubble in 2017 Market in 2018 Best strategy for beginning investors Bitcoin Avoid analysis paralysis Why Stefan mentors people to choose a flip for their first few investments rather than buy & hold And MORE! Bio
    Stefan Aarnio is an Award-Winning real estate Investor, Entrepreneur, Author and winner of the 2014 Rich Dad International Hall of Fame award. Starting with only $1200, Stefan has built a Multi-Million Dollar portfolio for himself and his partners and has been recognized on The Self-Made List.
    Stefan runs a Podcast called “Respect The Grind” which is a series of interviews with elite people in various industries. The interviews are all about how it takes 10 years and 10 000 hours to achieve mastery in any practice and industry, and you must respect the grind!
    Website/contact info for guest
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=stefan+aarnio&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss 
    Please a leave a review, as it helps Gary understand if he’s bringing on the right guests that you want to hear from!
    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

    • 54 min
    #121: Mortgages, The Middle Class and the Life of an Entrepreneur w/Daniel Patton

    #121: Mortgages, The Middle Class and the Life of an Entrepreneur w/Daniel Patton

    #121: Mortgages, The Middle Class and the Life of an Entrepreneur w/Daniel Patton
    On this week’s show Gary chats with good friend Daniel Patton, cofounder of BM Select mortgage broker. He and his lifelong friend Dave Butler started in the mortgage business before Daniel knew what a mortgage was! Their award winning business has helped thousands of people buy investment properties, while growing the business at a record breaking pace. What has Daniel learned over the years that benefits his clients?
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    How Daniel and Dave Butler started in the mortgage business, which is BM select Why he got into mortgages, even though he didn’t know what a mortgage was Some of the mistakes they made along the way The hardest part of the RE transaction Interest rates and where they are going Inflation Market predictions Joint ventures and what the banks don’t like to see What the middle class don’t see coming Private lending The pivotal point that brought Daniel to where he is today The role of leadership, and how he transitioned into one Mortgage structures, debt ratios and tax implications Refinancing Why being debt free and mortgage free is good, but what is your money doing for you? What ‘smart’ money is doing these days And MORE! Daniel’s Bio
    After graduating college with high honors, Daniel Patton teamed up with his childhood friend Dave Butler and in 2004 they began their careers together in the mortgage business. After winning the "National Rookie of The Year award" in their first year as Mortgage Agents they quickly translated that success into growing a Top 5 ranked team at Mortgage Intelligence where they started. 
    In 2011 they formed Butler Mortgage. Daniel specializes in Mortgages for real estate investors and clients looking for long-term strategic planning.  He routinely ranks amongst the top 20 mortgage agents in Canada (as per CMP magazine), and his team was responsible for funding over $400,000,000.00 in mortgage volume in 2019 and $503,000,000.00 in 2020.
    Website/contact info for guest
    Web: https://bmselect.ca
    Instagram: @BMSelect
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BMSelect
    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.
    Please a leave a review, as it helps Gary understand if he’s bringing on the right guests that you want to hear from!
    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 12 min
    #120:  Health & Wellness Under Any Circumstances w/ Dr. Du La, ND

    #120:  Health & Wellness Under Any Circumstances w/ Dr. Du La, ND

    #120:  Health & Wellness Under Any Circumstances w/ Dr. Du La, ND
    On this week’s show Gary chats with Dr. Du La, a Toronto-based Naturopathic Doctor registered in Traditional Chinese medicine, where naturopathic care treats the entire person, not just the symptom they are complaining about. Dr. La’s parents instilled in her a hard work ethic, and since she grew up in a family with not much money, her parents got creative in putting healthy food on their table.
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    Why it doesn’t take a lot of money to eat well Why Naturopathic doctors believe the body has an innate ability to heal itself When it can’t, they use natural therapies to supplement the immune system Why NDs don’t apply ‘band aid’ solutions, but targeted therapies to get to the root cause Then root cause of many health issues today How meditation can help get rid of ‘monkey brain’ How mindfulness can help keep distracting thoughts away The role of mindset and why it’s 90% important What are Dr. La’s ‘non-negotiables’ How self talk should be conscientious, not perfect How her practice changed during the pandemic, including acupuncture What are the 5 pillars - sleep, movement, nutrition, mindset, community and how they work Traditional Chinese energy meridians What is the ‘blue zone’ and why some people live longer than others And MORE! Dr. La’s Bio
    Du (Yo) La is a Toronto-based naturopathic doctor, registered traditional Chinese Medicine doctor and acupuncturist and an experienced birth doula. She is a co-founder and co-owner of Toronto Centre for Naturopathic Medicine established in 2004, a multi- disciplinary wellness clinic located in her home, in Riverdale, Toronto. She is a mom to two young girls (aged 9 and 12), an avid runner, nature enthusiast, conservationist and enjoys travel and cooking.
    Website/contact info for guest
    Web: www.torontonaturopathicmedicine.ca
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/dula.nd/
    Facebook: //www.facebook.com/DrDuLa.ND
    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.
    Please a leave a review, as it helps Gary understand if he’s bringing on the right guests that you want to hear from!
    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 2 min
    #119: Are You Richer Than You Think w/ Jordan Bress

    #119: Are You Richer Than You Think w/ Jordan Bress

    #119: Are You Richer Than You Think w/ Jordan Bress
    On this week’s show Gary chats with Jordan Bress from Scotiabank, Senior Managers of Sales for Durham Region. Many SmartHomeChoice investors have had their properties mortgaged by Scotia, and with their rental program, they will allow up to 10 properties to be mortgaged, including your primary residence! They talked about corporations and mortgages, ‘drive til you qualify’, his view on the market, and MUCH more!
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    Why you may have to ‘drive til you qualify’ Corporations and mortgages Jordan and Scotiabank’s roadmap view of the market in the next 6, 12 and 18 months What Jordan thinks about mortgage rates The stress test and the impact Interest rates How appraisals are working in COVID The programs Scotia offers for first time buyers and why they are unique Jordan’s morning routine And MORE! Jordan’s Bio
    Jordan has held several senior roles including Senior Manager Business and Personal for Royal bank managing 250 relationships during his tenure in the role.
    In 2010 Jordan accepted the role as Senior Relationship Manager for Ontario North and East for Public Sector with RBC. He was responsible for managing clients such as Municipalities, Hospitals, Universities, and Colleges etc.  He also managed Request for Proposals ( RFP ) responses during this time. Managing a book of 500 Million in assets and lending requirements.
    In 2015 Jordan joined Scotiabank as the Senior Manager of sales for Durham Region, managing a team of Mortgage specialists. In 2016 Jordan assumed the Ontario Central East region to align with his Durham territory. In 2017 he was awarded the Achiever trip Nationally for Senior Manager of Sales.
    Jordan resides in Lindsay Ontario with his wife Morgan and his two daughters Olivia, Avery and Hudson
    Website/contact info for guest
    Web: http://scotiabank.com
    Email: Jordan.bress@scotiabank.com
    Phone: 289-928-9146
    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
    Please a leave a review, as it helps Gary understand if he’s bringing on the right guests that you want to hear from!
    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

    • 56 min
    #118:  Covering All Your Bases With Property Insurance w/ Todd O’Donnell

    #118:  Covering All Your Bases With Property Insurance w/ Todd O’Donnell

    #118:  Covering All Your Bases With Property Insurance w/ Todd O’Donnell
    On this week’s show Gary chats with Todd O’Donnell from Desjardins Insurance. Gary has most of his insurance needs covered by Todd and his team - car, home, investment properties and yet this was the first time they had met face to face! They touched on replacement cost vs. Resale prices; whether you *need* home insurance in Canada, and many more things!
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    Replacement costs vs. Resale prices, why the difference? What to do when tenants leave with your insurance to make sure you’re covered Do you need to let your insurer know if you go from single family to multi unit? What to do if you are in the middle or about to start a renovation Do your rates go up with making claims? Umbrella insurance, what it is and how you use it Flood protection and premiums Content insurance for tenants, can you demand it or force them to have it Cottage insurance and coverages Do you *need* home insurance in Canada, and the answer may surprise you! Why you should drive by your property every month, and enter the property every 3 months Mindset of being an entrepreneur And MORE! Todd’s Bio
    With two offices in Ontario, Todd and his team of 12 have over 60 years of combined experience in the insurance industry. His offices offer home, auto, investment property, business and life and health insurance products.
    Todd lives in Kitchener and is supported by his amazing wife Tara and two teenage boys, Ryan & Cole.
    Website/contact info for guest
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InsuranceTodd
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insurance_todd/
    Web: www.insurancetodd.com
    Resources:
    This episode proudly sponsored by Deep Pockets - https://deep-pockets.ca
    If you’re look to borrow or invest funds, Deep Pockets should be at the top of your list.  It is a preferred choice for secure lending, and as a borrower you have the option of flexible terms and repayment plans, as Deep Pockets has flexible credit criteria and income approvals.
    As an investor, YOU GET TO BE THE BANK, using your cash, your RRSPs, LIRAs or even TFSAs. Earn maximum returns with NO out of pocket expenses.
    To find out more, visit the website or email hello@deep-pockets.ca
    Please a leave a review, as it helps Gary understand if he’s bringing on the right guests that you want to hear from!
    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 9 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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.

CraftyGirlToronto ,

AWESOME!!!

I love Gary’s podcast. I am so addicted to it. I started to listen whenever I am walking or cooking. It’s the best. Thanks for posting these podcasts for the newbies.

edwardjfajardo ,

Deeper than real estate investing

Gary has an easy going interview style. It sounds more like a conversation than an interview which I really appreciate. Although there’s a lot of good real estate info and strategy talk, I love that he touches on mindset and understanding the nuances of human behaviour. If you’re looking for more than just real estate investing information and you’re also interested to grow and learn on a deeper level, this is definitely the podcast for you. But don’t just take my word for it - take a listen for yourself and see if it’s a good fit for you.

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