191 episodes

On this weekly real estate investing podcast you will join two of the co-founders of the REITE Club (Real Estate Investing Training & Education), Sarah Larbi and Alfonso Salemi, as they interview successful REITE Club members about their unique stories and real estate investing strategies.





We are consistently energized and inspired at our monthly REITE Club live events by people who are doing great things in real estate investing. That’s the speakers and many members of the audience. Sadly not everyone is able to attend every meeting, or you are just too far away to make it to a live event. We wanted to bring that energy and knowledge right to where ever you are, hence the podcast!





The interviews you will hear are from people who have shown success in real estate investing and learn what they do to succeed, some lessons learned and what they are doing now to keep things moving. After you launch something, you need to feed it and grow it. There’s no such thing as “if you build it, they will come.”





Real Estate investing is no different and we’ll dig into the strategies and tactics our guests executed to make their initiatives grow, and the results they achieved. The idea is to learn actionable marketing and growth concepts from our guests, then take those concepts and be able to immediately apply them to grow our real estate investing businesses.

The REITE Club Podcast - Real Estate Investing for Canadians Sarah Larbi and Alfonso Salemi

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 136 Ratings

On this weekly real estate investing podcast you will join two of the co-founders of the REITE Club (Real Estate Investing Training & Education), Sarah Larbi and Alfonso Salemi, as they interview successful REITE Club members about their unique stories and real estate investing strategies.





We are consistently energized and inspired at our monthly REITE Club live events by people who are doing great things in real estate investing. That’s the speakers and many members of the audience. Sadly not everyone is able to attend every meeting, or you are just too far away to make it to a live event. We wanted to bring that energy and knowledge right to where ever you are, hence the podcast!





The interviews you will hear are from people who have shown success in real estate investing and learn what they do to succeed, some lessons learned and what they are doing now to keep things moving. After you launch something, you need to feed it and grow it. There’s no such thing as “if you build it, they will come.”





Real Estate investing is no different and we’ll dig into the strategies and tactics our guests executed to make their initiatives grow, and the results they achieved. The idea is to learn actionable marketing and growth concepts from our guests, then take those concepts and be able to immediately apply them to grow our real estate investing businesses.

    From Welfare to Digital Nomad Lawyer

    From Welfare to Digital Nomad Lawyer

    Even as a child, Milena Cardinal was a passionate puzzle solver. Today she gets excited about finding creative ways of resolving complex legal issues that her clients bring to her law firm. 







    At age 21 she was a young mother on welfare, last year, during the pandemic, she was able to operate her highly successful, growing legal practice entirely remotely while living in Columbia, Mexico and the USA. In this episode, Milena shares how to prepare for a digital nomad adventure and what it takes to manage a business, real estate portfolio and find time for family. 







    As a private real estate investor herself, Milena is well versed in real estate, from its legal to its business aspects. She has combined these joint interests to venture into the intricate world of private lending.







    She is also on a mission to bring the wonders of investing in Quebec to more Canadians and simplifying the legal process as much as possible in a Province that historically creates way more paperwork!













    In this episode you will learn about:



    Lessons from parent's choices and expectations

    Preparing to live life as a digital nomad

    The joy of unravelling complex legal puzzles

    Frustrations of working with notaries in Quebec

    Find work-life harmony and do what you love



    Milena is known for the care she provides to her clients and her focus on surpassing their expectations. She and her team strive to approach the law differently. Paperless, efficient, available, approachable, tech-savvy, creative, and human, this firm prides itself on shaking up the legal world and its traditions.Milena was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2011.  She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Law Association and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.   Milena obtained her common law degree, a Doctor of Laws (J.D.), from the Queen’s University Faculty of Law in Kingston, Ontario. Prior to that, she earned her civil law degree (L.LL.) from the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec.  

    When she finds a spare moment to herself, Milena loves to spend time with her children, host dinner parties and play board games. 

    Get in touch with Milena Cardinal:Website: https://cardinallaw.ca/Email: info@cardinallaw.caFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cardinallaw/https://www.facebook.com/milena.cardinal.1

    This episode has been brought to you in part byBlack Jack Contracting Inc - https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/BM Select - https://bmselect.ca/

    • 30 min
    Busting the Work-Life Balance Myth with Automation

    Busting the Work-Life Balance Myth with Automation

    Growing a successful real estate investing business takes a lot more than a 4-hour work week. In fact our guest this week, Lena Guirguis shared "When you come to terms with there is no work-life balance, it becomes a lot easier to create a balance that works for you."







    This philosophy, along with an anything is possible attitude and determination has helped Lena and her husband build several multi-million dollar businesses in real estate. Growing up as older children of immigrants they saw the inequitable way their parents were treated and were determined to not have that happen to them.







    They started by taking control of their situation by buying properties that others found difficult to manage and made themselves accessible landlords to their tenants. This approach created a word of mouth that enabled them to scale fast and with great systems in place, they were able to replicate this for other landlords and investors. 















    With an eye for opportunity and a giving approach, they now run a successful networking and education group for women in several cities, own a construction company and have a 10-year plan to build an intergenerational, affordable sub-division that will fill the gaps they believe exist in many communities.   







    In this episode you will learn about:







    Automation and why it will accelerate your businessHow immigrating to Canada formed her approach to real estateHow being available as landlords attracts better tenants Lessons from working in real estate as a couple Tips for taking care of yourself with time blockingBusting the myth of work-life balance







    Lena Guirguis is a Real Estate Advisor, Wealth Coach, and Public Speaker. A self-made millionaire. She has co-founded 6 successful companies including; NV Property Management and Stilettos & Hammers operating in both Canada and the United States.







    She began her real estate journey in early 2003 at the age of 21 with the purchase of a mismanaged triplex in Eastern Ontario to buy, fix and hold. With over 15 years of active investing in North America, Lena has experienced firsthand, the ups and downs of the Real Estate market.  Despite its cyclic nature, she was able to create scalable systems that allow for continuous growth.







    Lena lives by the philosophy: “It doesn’t matter where you come from; it’s where you decide you want to go.” She understands what it is like to work hard for what you have, and in 2016 she embarked on her greatest journey yet, becoming a mom to a rambunctious little girl she proudly calls her “CEO in training” 







    Get in touch with Lena Guirguis:Websites: https://lenaguirguis.com/https://stilettosandhammers.com/https://nvpropertymanagement.ca/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lenaguirguis/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lenaguirguis1Text: 6475573401  but you must say where you heard Lena otherwise she will ignore you! 







    This episode has been brought to you in part byPrivate Money 4 Mortgages - https://privatemoney4mortgages.comBM Select - https://bmselect.ca/

    • 32 min
    The Inside Scoop – what you need to know about moving to Costa Rica

    The Inside Scoop – what you need to know about moving to Costa Rica

    Guest:  Tammy LovellSo you're thinking about moving to Costa Rica.  How do you decide if this is the right move for you? Tammy Lovell shares the tips and tricks she learned along the way and the help she received to navigate this new life and lifestyle. Just for a moment,  forget about the complexity of the world and discover something new. Take a slow deep breath and allow Tammy to introduce you to the land of PURA VIDA.















    In this episode you will learn about:







    Tammy's journey between Costa Rica and Newfoundlandexploring and traveling within Costa Ricawhat you need to know about the medical system and servicesshopping - from groceries to clothescommunication tips while in Costa Ricawhere the opportunities are to purchase a propertyand finding the right fit for you







    Get in touch with Tammy LovellWebsite: https://www.tammysellscostarica.com/Email: tammysellscostarica@gmail.comWhat's App: +11 506 8339 5807Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tammysellscostaricaTammy Lovell is a Canadian - a Newfoundlander to be exact - who traded the long cold winters for a warm tropical life in Costa Rica. Living and working in the land of eternal summers has been quite a dream come true and one they feel quite blessed to have.  An established realtor in Newfoundland, Tammy is also one of less than one hundred licensed real estate agents in Costa Rica and can help you decide if Costa Rica is right for you.  







    This episode has been brought to you in part byElevation Realty - http://www.elevationrealty.ca/Private $ 4 Mortgages - http://privatemoney4mortgages.com/BM Select - https://bmselect.ca/







    The show notes are brought to you in part by Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com

    • 36 min
    Attending the REI School of Hard Knocks

    Attending the REI School of Hard Knocks

    From getting knocked down at 27 to making a comeback to successful Real Estate Investor, Coach and Mentor to other Real Estate Investors, Tim Tsai shares his philosophy, insights and strategies he's used to grow a successful global real estate portfolio through fluctuating markets.







    Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast







    In this episode you will learn about:







    The strategy Tim is actively using the most right now Which markets Tim is investing in in 2022 - and why Rising interest rates and what this means for Real Estate InvestorsWhat investors should do with the speculated recessionHow to streamline your investing businessThe biggest mistake investors make - and how to correct it















    Get in touch with Tim Tsai:Website: www.TrustYourTalent.ca







    Email: tim@trustyourtalent.ca







    International Real Estate Investor, Award Winning Mentor, Business Coach. Tim became financially free in 25 months from his first Real Estate Investing training - retiring himself from his J.O.B. at the age of 30. Tim continues to be an active investor and is passionately paying it forward, helping others increase their financial education through real estate investing.







    This episode has been brought to you in part by







    Inspire Beach Resort - https://liverealfactory.com/event/have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too-retreat/Black Jack Contracting Inc - https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/BM Select - https://bmselect.ca/







    The show notes are brought to you in part by Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com

    • 36 min
    Your Map for Maneuvering through the Mortgage Maze

    Your Map for Maneuvering through the Mortgage Maze

    Having walked the walk, taking a few left turns, to becoming a successful real estate investor and award-winning mortgage broker, our guest this week, Brian Hogben shares his insight to help you maneuver to success.







    In this episode you will learn about:







    Forecast planning for 'best' and 'worst-case scenarios Your Credit Score. Tips to keep it as clean as possibleSecrets to successful financingBuilding the foundation for a strong team Why now, right now, is a great time to investNavigating a changing marketplace to meet, and exceed, your goals 















    Get in touch with Brian Hogben:Website: https://mission35mortgages.com/Email: brian@brianhogben.comWith over 500 five-star reviews behind Mission 35 Mortgages, Brian has built a team of experts that help their clients navigate the mortgage process with ease and expertise. Canadian Mortgage Professional has ranked this multi-award winner, author and sought-after speaker, among the top 75 mortgage brokers.







    This episode has been brought to you in part byLegal Second Suites - https://legalsecondsuites.comREI Branded - https://reibranded.com/BM Select - https://bmselect.ca/







    The show notes are brought to you in part by Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com

    • 49 min
    Tricks from the Trade for Successful Renovations

    Tricks from the Trade for Successful Renovations

    Guest: Van Sturgeon - Real Estate Investor and Mentor







    In this episode you will learn about:







    Overcome your fear of house renovationsThe six-steps to a successful renovation projectAvoiding the pitfallsWhy hiring a mentor is your best investmentTricks of the trade Systems and processes for success















    An experienced real estate investor and contractor for over 30 years, Van walks you through the renovation process from identifying a great deal, to funding options, setting goals and how to find  - and work with - the right contractor. 







    Get in touch with Van Sturgeon:Website: https://vansturgeon.comEmail: van@vansturgeon.comVan is a real estate investor, home builder, renovator, general contractor and a high performance coach with over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry dedicated to helping new real estate investors overcome their fears of house renovations. 







    This episode has been brought to you in part by







    Black Jack Contracting Inc - https://blackjackcontractinginc.caElevation Realty - http://www.elevationrealty.caBM Select - https://bmselect.ca







    The show notes are brought to you in part by Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Channing345 ,

Best Canadian Investment Group!

I’ve had the pleasure of working, and attending the REITE club since it’s started. Seeing the growth they’ve had is remarkable! They always provide great insight, have the top leading experts in their fields, and provide a great environment to network and grow! No matter what you’re looking for in real estate investing, you can find it at the REITE club!!

Packet78 ,

Great Canadian content

Real Canadian content with people who are successful in real estate. I look forward to new episodes.

Jared5555 ,

A must for every Canadian Real Estate Investor

This podcast is a must for anyone looking to take their real estate investing to the next level!

The subject matter is comprehensive and covers every corner of what an investor would want to learn about and each guest provides their unique perspective, sharing their expertise in a way that’s easy to digest.

Keep up the good work guys!

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