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Are you a Canadian real estate investor looking to sharpen your skills?

Or a newbie looking for your first real estate investment in Canada?

You’ve come to the right place! Join host Sarah Larbi for a journey into the world of Canadian Real Estate Investing.



Where Should I Invest talks to real estate investors and experts about their real estate investing strategies in towns and cities across Canada and the USA.

Sarah Larbi Real Estate Investor Sarah Larbi

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    • 4.9 • 195 Ratings

Are you a Canadian real estate investor looking to sharpen your skills?

Or a newbie looking for your first real estate investment in Canada?

You’ve come to the right place! Join host Sarah Larbi for a journey into the world of Canadian Real Estate Investing.



Where Should I Invest talks to real estate investors and experts about their real estate investing strategies in towns and cities across Canada and the USA.

    Achieving Higher Returns by Investing in the US

    Achieving Higher Returns by Investing in the US

    Guest: Glen Sutherland, Real Estate Investor







    Looking at new investing markets can sometimes appear daunting so looking across the border as a Canadian into the US may put most of us off pursuing. But the size of the market can offer many more opportunities and higher ROI provided you know the in’s and out’s of investing in another country. 















    This week’s podcast guest, Glen Sutherland, found the sources he was learning from, especially podcasts, were US-focused and he started to realise there were opportunities south of the border.  After a lot of research, he learned of more favourable laws, lower property taxes, and lower cost of entry investing in the US.







    In this episode, you will learn; 







    * What you need to consider before investing in the US* The importance of corporate structures and the benefits* A different approach to Joint Venture partnerships using corporations* Working with cross border professionals and what to watch out for.* How to get a decent income in real estate outside of cashflow and reviewing your portfolio regularly. 







    Glen Sutherland is a real estate investor from Cambridge, ON where he lives with his wife and two terrific children. He started his investing journey by purchasing ‘buy and hold’ rental real estate locally. 







    He started his US investing journey in Huntsville, Alabama a booming city because of some major local employers and investments being made by other large companies which enabled him to double the value of his properties there. 







    These plus factors make for greater ease of wealth creation. Now Glen is investing in the USA by purchasing single-family ‘buy and hold’ rental real estate, holding around 40 properties but has also started to look at flipping too.







    Glen also hosts the podcast and YouTube channel entitled, “A Canadian Investing in the US”, where he provides information and advice to investors interested in investing in both Canada and the US. 







    Get in touch with GlenEmail: glen@glensutherlandcom Website:https://www.glensutherland.com/Podcast Videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ziyJJ3qwd_lG9riF-5BhQ/







    This episode has been brought to you in part by;White Elm Design Build https://www.whiteelmdesignbuild.com/Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty http://www.elevationrealty.ca/Complete Properties https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

    • 43 min
    How the F-Bomb Helps Sell Houses

    How the F-Bomb Helps Sell Houses

    Guest: Matt Lionetti, Realtor and Social Media Influencer







    The episode has explicit language and is not suitable for all audiences.







    Social media has become an essential part of marketing and listing properties for realtors. The challenge is that the content can appear similar to others and fail to gain the attention needed, which is what this week’s guest felt.















    Realtor Matt Lionetti, who’s first listing, a run-down house with serious issues, was going to be a significant challenge to sell followed his instincts and filmed an out of the box video that he was told was not going to work.  That first video produced 3 offers, two directly from the video and the property sold in 12 hours. He knew he was on to something and now most listings are less than 5 days on market. 







    In this episode you will learn about: 







    * How not following the norms leads to success * Why swearing or being controversial can sell even luxury homes.* Why you need to be entertaining, but don’t need to be funny* Being authentic and yourself to attract the right clients and reject others * How to connect who you are to what you communicate on social media  







    Matt Lionetti is a realtor and content creator who has recently joined The Agency, a global luxury real estate brokerage, previously working for a couple of real estate teams. Seeing the oversaturated typical marketing strategies on social media, Matt knew he wanted to break the mould with his honest approach to marketing, saying what nobody else will. 







    This unorthodox approach resulted in his going from averaging $500k in sales every couple of months to generating over $1.5 million in sales per month. With proven models of success in getting his listings sold, Matt continues to grow his online presence, especially on Instagram with over 8,000 followers all organically. 







    Previous to getting into real estate, Matt was a touring and session musician playing many stages from Dundas Square in Toronto to The Viper Room in Hollywood. His outgoing personality and passion for entertaining led him to his unique style of marketing and branding through social media.   He wants to be seen as not just another realtor and stand out on his own. In a business with many avenues, Matt wants to explore them all. From buying/selling, mentoring, teaching, and presenting; Matt is just getting started. 







    Get in touch with Matt:Websites:https://lionettirealty.com/https://www.theagencyre.com/ontarioInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/matt.lionetti/EMail:matt.lionetti@theagencyre.comTel: (416) 890 3442







    This episode has been brought to you in part by:Black Jack Contracting  – http://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/







    Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages – https://streetwisemortgages.com

    • 38 min
    Insights On Diversifying Your Portfolio & Commercial Investing

    Insights On Diversifying Your Portfolio & Commercial Investing

    Guest: Simeon Papailias, Real Estate Investor, Coach and Mentor 







    There is no argument that there is no bigger security blanket than real estate however it is always good to diversify your portfolio. Getting the right education and having the right team in place is also important to your success as an investor.















    This week’s guest, Simeon Papailias, Real Estate Investor, Coach, Mentor & Advocate for Canadian Real Estate, is the expert when it comes to commercial investing and he helps to educate other investors based on his many years of experience. Simeon provides insights and advice on commercial investing and the importance of diversifying your portfolio.







    In this episode you will learn about: – Tips and insights on how to diversify investments – Pros and cons of investing in condos and commercial investing– Insights on the types of commercial property to invest in– Finding commercial real estate deals – Defining cap rates and NOIs  







    Simeon Papailias is one of the Founders and Managing Partners of the REC Canada Group. The majority of his work, traditionally, has been in Retail / Commercial Real Estate (Business Sales, Merger & Acquisitions, Tenant Placement and Relocation). As the market has been changing, so has his move into the investment real estate field. His team of 35 Senior Brokers, serves the interests of over 800 clients a year in the acquisition/disposition of investment properties, handling clients regular real estate needs, as well as selling a large share of Toronto’s Preconstruction Allocations.







    The company’s Commercial and Multifamily practitioners have consistent and exclusive “off market” opportunities, that serve specific mandates for larger and institutional clients. 







    Simeon also has a significant amount of experience in the locating and transacting of Retail Plazas, Apartment Buildings up to 200 units and Medical Buildings. He has been honoured to receive the company’s highest honour, the Chairman Club Award, in 2009 through and including 2019.







    His latest initiative, “Broker’s Playbook”, is an Industry podcast, covering real issues in the real estate and mortgage industry. Brokers, Investors, and all salespeople will benefit from the insights and the thoughts expanded on. 







    Get in touch with Simeon:Website:https://www.reccanada.com/Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/spapailias/LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/simeonpapailias/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spapailias







    This episode has been brought to you in part by:Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/







    Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages – https://streetwisemortgages.com/







    Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc – https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    An Introduction to Land Flipping

    An Introduction to Land Flipping

    Guest: Michelle Bosch, MBA, Real Estate Investor







    The land flipping strategy is a great one to consider as there are very few competitors because it is so unique. It has the same principles as a regular fix and flips but on a much grander scale.















    This week’s guest, Michelle Bosch, Real Estate Investor, is the expert when it comes to land flipping.  In this episode, she provides insights and advice on land flipping and apartment building investment strategies. She breaks down exactly what a good deal looks like and how it can be a cash machine for you. Her main message is to pick a strategy and stick with it.







    In this episode you will learn about:– Definition of land flipping– Explaining seller financing – Finding buyers and land – What does a great deal look like? – Is zoning important?– Insights on apartment investing 







    Michelle Bosch is the co-founder and CFO of Orbit Investments and a full-time real estate investor since 2002. She has bought and sold over 4000 pieces of real estate and built the 3rd largest land investment and auction company in the US, bringing that company successfully into the 8-figure revenues in a matter of 18 months. Through the recession, she positioned Orbit Investments for rapid growth in the single-family and multifamily investing space with over $40 million in assets under management. 







    Michelle is also the co-creator of the nationally recognized Land Profit Generator Program focusing on teaching others how to invest in land and has created over 145,000 followers via the Forevercash Podcast/Radio Show, Land Profit Generator.com, Ultimateboardroom.com, and social media channels. 







    Her businesses have been featured on: INC., FOX, NBC, ABC and Forbes and she holds an MBA-Business Finance- from Thunderbird Global School of International Management, (the World’s #1 Graduate school in international management).  







    Get in touch with Michelle:Website:https://www.landprofitgenerator.com/Website:https://www.michellebosch.com/Website:https://www.orbitinvestments.com/







    This episode has been brought to you in part by:Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages – https://streetwisemortgages.com/







    The Canadian Real Estate Association – https://www.crea.ca/

    • 41 min
    Understanding The Pre-construction Condo Strategy

    Understanding The Pre-construction Condo Strategy

    There are many approaches when it comes to real estate investing and everyone has their choice of strategy. This week’s guest, Jas Takhar, Real Estate Investor, Podcast Host & Author, is the expert when it comes to pre-construction condos. Not every investor is a fan of this strategy however it can have its advantages.















    Guest: Jas Takhar, Real Estate Investor, Podcast Host & Author 







    There are many approaches when it comes to real estate investing and everyone has their choice of strategy. This week’s guest, Jas Takhar, Real Estate Investor, Podcast Host & Author, is the expert when it comes to pre-construction condos. Not every investor is a fan of this strategy however it can have its advantages.







    Jas provides insights and advice on the preconstruction condo strategy and breaks down exactly what a good deal looks like down to the layout and location of a unit. His main message is to shut out the noise by drowning it out with positivity and to take action.







    In this episode you will learn about:– Pros and cons to the preconstruction strategy  – What does a good deal look like– Advantages of a 1 bedroom condo– Are amenities important or not– Advice for people buying right now – Insights on executive rentals 







    Toronto native, Jas Takhar, has been in the sales and service industry for over 25 years.  Soon after deciding to try his hand in real estate, he co-founded the REC, and in the course of 15 years, has successfully propelled his team to the 1st place position in Canada under Royal LePage. 







    With 25 realtors and 10 support staff, the team advises and assists over 700 buyers, sellers and investors, yearly, across the Greater Toronto Area. Jas’ area of expertise is in helping investors build out their real estate portfolios. Wanting to share his knowledge and experience with the masses, he wrote a book titled Real Estate Intelligence, which teaches others how to buy or sell real estate on their own.







    Furthering his pursuit to educate and motivate, he now hosts one of the top business podcasts in the country, the REC Experience; here he interviews guests who share their success stories on real estate investing, entrepreneurship and leadership.  His hope is to provide inspiring content to aid others in removing the friction for their own life, in order to help them get from where they are to where they want to be. 







    Get in touch with Jas:Website:https://jastakhar.ca/







    This episode has been brought to you in part by:Joel Wilson & Rob Lee of White Elm Design-Build – https://www.whiteelmdesignbuild.com/







    Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/







    The Canadian Real Estate Association – https://www.crea.ca/

    • 57 min
    Guided Investing In The U.S.

    Guided Investing In The U.S.

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to invest in the U.S? Do you listen to podcasts that are geared towards investing in the U.S? Well, investing in the U.S. is a whole different ballgame and it would be a whole lot simpler if you hired an expert to help you get started.















    Guest: James Lloyd, Real Estate Investor & Voytek Mardula, Real Estate Investor







    Have you ever wondered what it was like to invest in the U.S? Do you listen to podcasts that are geared towards investing in the U.S? Well, investing in the U.S. is a whole different ballgame and it would be a whole lot simpler if you hired an expert to help you get started.







    This week’s guests James Lloyd, Real Estate Investor and Voytek Mardula, Real Estate Investor started a company that provides turnkey solutions for Canadian investors who want to invest in the U.S. They help Canadian real estate investors every step of the way to buying competitively priced, cash-flowing properties in Detroit. Their motto is “We hold your hand, you hold the keys!”







    James Lloyd is the Canadian Sales Manager for USProperties.ca. With over 17 years of definitive experience in hospitality and sales management experience, he has a passion for customer service and client relations.  A graduate of the New York Restaurant School, James began his early career in restaurant management in New York City at several award-winning Manhattan restaurants.







    Upon returning to Canada, James transitioned into retail and then corporate sales management before finding his home at US Properties. On a daily basis, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s client development and helping Canadian investors every step of the way with a turnkey solution for purchasing cashflow positive real estate in the Detroit area.







    Outside of work James enjoys living a healthy, active lifestyle and spending time with his young son.







    Voytek Mardula, a lifelong entrepreneur, has owned and operated businesses in various industries over last 25 years, including hospitality, brand name apparel and telecommunications. In the last 12 years, he has also gained extensive experience in investing in and managing rental properties, both in the US and Canada.







    Voytek’s current focus is on US real estate, primarily in Detroit. In addition to buying and selling turnkey investment properties in the US, the property management company which he owns and operates and manages over 300 doors in the greater Detroit area.







    In this episode you will learn about:– Differences in investing in Canada vs. the U.S.– Down payment options– Explaining the 10-31 exchange– Defining Section 8– Investing in the Detroit market







    Get in touch with James & Voytek:Website: https://www.usproperties.ca/







    This episode has been brought to you in part by:Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc – http://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/







    Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages – https://streetwisemortgages.com/







    Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc – https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
195 Ratings

195 Ratings

Brett & Derrick ,

Amazing for investors of all levels

Sarah’s podcast is great for both early stage and experienced real estate investors. She interviews a great variety of guests, asks the tough questions, gets a ton of detail and moves at a pace that is not too slow but not too quick. Highly recommend!!

Blewis-11 ,

GREAT Podcast!!

Sarah’s podcast provides great information on the ins and outs of real estate investing. I like how she brings on guests with all types of backgrounds revolving around real estate. This is great because it informs you on the people you need when building a power team, and why you need them! Only complaint is the guest audio is sometimes a lot quieter thank Sarah’s. I have to constantly adjust my volume up and down. Hope this can get resolved, but other than that, great job Sarah and thank you!

lately_a ,

I am inspired

Sarah is down to earth. Among the many podcasts that I just stumbled upon, Sarah’s podcast is one of the best. I am learning so much and actual now have gotten the courage to act. Thank you Sarah.

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