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If you're frustrated because you feel that mortgages are confusing, the House Rich podcast will help. Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Matthew Parker brings you practical advice about understanding your mortgage so that you can make or save money.

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If you're frustrated because you feel that mortgages are confusing, the House Rich podcast will help. Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Matthew Parker brings you practical advice about understanding your mortgage so that you can make or save money.

    Interview with Robinson Smith - The Smith Manoeuvre

    Interview with Robinson Smith - The Smith Manoeuvre

    Meet Robinson:

    Robinson graduated from the University of Victoria with a double major in Economics and Chinese Studies in 1995. During his time at UVic, he also studied Mandarin in Beijing and Shanghai and upon graduation worked in various sectors in China including international trade and investment while serving as acting Commercial Counselor at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing.

    After obtaining an International Business MBA from Simon Fraser University in 2003, Robinson returned again to China to become vice president of The Balloch Group, a boutique international investment bank based in Beijing and worked on various projects as diverse as seaports, steel cable manufacture, lumber joint ventures and hydrogen fuel-cell investment. He has dined and mingled with the likes of Henry Kissinger, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and the Premier of China, yet somehow still manages to maintain an air of superiority. In 2006, Robinson returned to Victoria to work with his father, Fraser, the financial strategist who pioneered The Smith Manoeuvre, where Robinson helped over 500 families implement the strategy one at a time. In 2018, Robinson sold his investment advisory practice in order to write Master Your Mortgage for Financial Freedom, the follow-up to his father’s original book, and reach even more Canadians.

    Robinson now dedicates his time to writing, speaking and training both homeowners and financial professionals in The Smith Manoeuvre strategy in order to continue with his father’s original mission to give every Canadian homeowner the opportunity to say “Yes” to the question, “Do you want to make your mortgage tax-deductible?” He lives in Victoria, BC, with his wife, Heidi, and their dog, Harley.

    Robinson Smith

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    Links mentioned in this episode:

    https://smithmanoeuvre.com
    https://mattparker.ca


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    • 22 min
    Interview with Brandon Gee Moore - Top Burnaby REALTOR® - RE/MAX Crest

    Interview with Brandon Gee Moore - Top Burnaby REALTOR® - RE/MAX Crest

    Meet Brandon:



    Brandon Gee-Moore has been a licensed Realtor with REMAX Crest Realty since 2016. Having two successful parents in the real estate industry for the past 30 years has made it a business that has come naturally for Brandon. Since his first year in the business, he has achieved many awards. His most recent and outstanding award is being a part of the Medallion President’s Club which means he has achieved the Top 1% of MLS sales of all Realtors in the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (out of 14,000 Realtors) in 2019 and 2020. In his previous years 2017 and 2018, he was awarded the Medallion Club Member Top 10% of MLS sales of all Realtors in the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.  He has achieved many honourable awards with REMAX Crest Realty during his career such as Rookie of the Year in his first year in business, 100% Club in 2017, Platinum Club in 2018 & 2019, Chairman’s Club in 2020 and REMAX Hall of Fame in 2020.



    Throughout the years Brandon has worked with a variety of buyers and sellers such as first-time home buyers, up sizers, downsizers, from baby boomers to millennials, developers, investors and much more! Brandon is very client-oriented and will always do what’s in the client’s best interest regardless of whether he will make the sale or not. He is very honest and wants to make sure that the client knows everything they are getting into as this will be one of the biggest moves made in a lifetime. He is very patient and will work hard no matter how long the process will take!



    Brandon specializes in both detached and attached residential properties which include condominiums, townhouses, rowhouses, duplexes and detached homes. Brandon currently resides and has his office in Burnaby but has much experience selling properties all over the lower mainland such as Burnaby, Vancouver, New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge and more!



    Brandon will assure for you have the best service possible while selling or purchasing your home.



    Brandon Gee-Moore

    brandon@brandongeemoore.com

    (604) 889-9711



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    Links mentioned in this episode:



    https://brandongeemoore.ca

    https://mattparker.ca


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    • 20 min
    Interview with Stephanie Ostash - Kelowna Realtor - Royal LePage Kelowna

    Interview with Stephanie Ostash - Kelowna Realtor - Royal LePage Kelowna

    Meet Stephanie:



    Originally a small town ‘tom boy’ from the Kootenay’s, Steph’s Real Estate knowledge started very early on as her Grandfather was a builder/ developer and her parents were always buying, renovating, renting, selling and showing her that property is not only a place to live but when done right, a true financial asset with the means to take her wherever she wanted to go.



    Steph's true passion for Real Estate was ignited at the age of 19 when she started selling custom homes for the largest builder in Calgary. Young, ambitious, and full of fire, this was the same year she started investing in a real estate portfolio of her own, which has continued to grow and now contains a number of different property types and in different locations.



    In 2007 when the Okanagan outdoors called her back to BC, she enjoyed the new challenge of building her business, as a mortgage broker, in a time of economic crisis. Hard work doesn’t scare this girl and she certainly knows how to get the job done.



    After being headhunted by the largest Media Company in the Okanagan, she quickly became their top Marketing Consultant specializing in business growth and customer relationships. After five amazing years and working closely with some of the top Real Estate agents, brokerages and developers, to help develop and grow their marketing reach, she could no longer delay the inevitable… Steph just couldn’t give up her love affair with Real Estate and eventually made her way back.



    Stephanie Ostash

    250-801-6467

    steph@tjsteph.com



    Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WQQVtdxoncQ



    Links mentioned in this episode:



    https://royallepagekelowna.com/realto...

    https://mattparker.ca/


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    • 16 min
    Interview with Krista Lapp - Top Coquitlam REALTOR® - KW Elite Realty

    Interview with Krista Lapp - Top Coquitlam REALTOR® - KW Elite Realty

    Meet Krista:



    Born in Vancouver and raised in the Tri-Cities, Krista has experienced growing up and living in the Tri-Cities for decades. Krista knows Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam extensively and has loved seeing the changes and growth in these cities over the years.



    Krista Lapp is a Licensed Real Estate Agent based in Coquitlam and living in Burke Mountain. Creating valuable relationships and happy clients have always been at the heart of Krista’s beliefs.  With over 25 years of sales experience and being a successful entrepreneur, her level of professionalism, customer service, sales & marketing and integrity always result in exceptional client satisfaction.



    Whether you are buying or selling, you can count on being represented with professionalism and integrity. Being a hands-on, full-time REALTOR® you’ll experience first-class service, expert advice and outstanding results.  In addition, Krista has had years of professional experience and education in marketing online giving her a unique perspective in marketing homes in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, New Westminster and the Lower Mainland.​



    Krista is consistently in the Top 100 agents for Greater Vancouver putting her in the Top 1% of Realtors.  Her team is among the Top Producing Realtors for sales at Keller Williams placing her Team in 10th for all of Canada.



    Krista Lapp

    krista@kristalapp.com

    (604) 725-2494



    Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/i4ynFIB8Edc



    Links mentioned in this episode:



    https://kristalapp.com

    https://mattparker.ca


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    • 17 min
    Interview with Carleigh Hofman - Sea to Sky Whistler REALTOR® - Engel & Volkers Whistler

    Interview with Carleigh Hofman - Sea to Sky Whistler REALTOR® - Engel & Volkers Whistler

    Meet Carleigh:



    Carleigh’s career path started quite young, and she has had the honour of travelling worldwide with business, exposing her to learn, adapt, and succeed in her real estate and investment endeavours. Her first year in real estate began on the North Shore in Vancouver, where she was awarded ‘Rookie of the Year’ by her firm of now over 400 agents. Several years later she followed her love for the mountains and joined the Team and Engel & Volkers Whistler where she has been a top performer year after year, serving the communities of Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler. Her ambition has always been to bring the highest level of service to the marketplace. This dream, paralleled with the professional and positive energy she brings to the industry has granted her the ability to be where she is today.



     It’s Carleigh’s hope, that by fostering and nurturing her connections in the communities her clients reside in, and giving back to their local businesses and charities, she will encourage others to do the same. She wants to inform her vast network on trends and work collaboratively with other business minds to ensure the communities stay ones we love to live in. Her passion is real estate but her number one priority will always be her client's needs, wants and desires. 



    Carleigh wants to do good work with good people and help support strong investments and healthy lifestyles that embrace everything the Sea to Sky has to offer. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, she looks forward to working with you! 



    Achievements:



     • Rookie of the Year awarded by Oakwyn Realty 

     • Top Agent behind the franchisee owner in 2019 Engel & Volkers Whistler

     • Diamond Club Member with Engel & Volkers America 

     • Medallion Club Member

     • Yahoo Finance Top 20 agents in Canada list



    Carleigh Hofman

    (604) 805-5358

    carleigh@carleighhofman.com



    Links mentioned in this episode:



    https://carleighhofman.com

    https://mattparker.ca


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    • 17 min
    Interview with Trystan King - Burnaby & Tri-Cities REALTOR® - Stonehaus Realty

    Interview with Trystan King - Burnaby & Tri-Cities REALTOR® - Stonehaus Realty

    Meet Trystan:

    Born and raised in the Burnaby and Coquitlam area, the Tri-Cities of Vancouver have always been Trystan’s home. A product of a loving family with a commitment to others, his passion for relationships, personal, business or client-centered goes back as far as he can remember. Upon finishing high school, Trystan obtained his diploma in Marketing Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology before expanding his credentials and completing his Real Estate Trading Services License. 

    Trystan brings a background in exemplary customer service having worked in the restaurant industry for more than seven years; during which time he built a reputation for close attention to detail, always putting customer satisfaction first; a skill that transferred well into his real estate career.

    On beginning his real estate career, Trystan joined a high performing team in the top 1% of all teams in the Greater Vancouver Real Estate board. He quickly learnt the business winning “Rookie of the Year” amongst his peers for being the top performing first year agent. In addition, he made the Medallion Club, recognized as part of the top tier of agents in his board. 

    After garnering considerable experience, Trystan decided to pursue his dream of operating his own business and began working as an individual agent, thereby giving him more control in running his business and catering to his client’s needs.

    One of Trystan’s biggest strengths comes from his ability to find innovative ways to market properties, creating the greatest value for his clients. Over the years, selling real estate has become much more digital and Trystan prides himself in being ahead of the curve, offering his clients even greater success. 

    Having lived in the Metro-Vancouver area since childhood, he possesses the insight to know what the various areas of Vancouver have to offer adults, families, and retired people alike. He makes customer service and a client first philosophy, his priority. 

    Trystan is serious about facilitating the best possible outcome for all his clients, and ensures the buying or selling process is a smooth and comfortable one. Building on his extensive knowledge of the industry, He prides himself in being genuine, honest and up-front with his clients. He can recognize what is important to each of his clients, and then provides the insight to meet those needs whilst always providing high-quality service. He is unfailingly there when clients need him.

    When Trystan isn’t selling homes, you can find him exercising at the gym, on the mountain skiing, or watching the Canucks with his friends. He believes success lies in living a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

    So, if you are wondering which realtor will best meet your real estate needs, contact Trystan King at Stonehaus Realty and prepare to encounter superior customer service and an exceptional Real Estate experience.

    Trystan King
    trystan@trystanking.ca
    778-378-7205
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    Links mentioned in this episode: 

    http://www.trystanking.ca

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    • 16 min