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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

    Episode 96 - Transforming Real Estate Investing Into A Business w/Elizabeth Kelly

    Episode 96 - Transforming Real Estate Investing Into A Business w/Elizabeth Kelly

    Gary chats with Elizabeth Kelly, a Kirkland Lake-based investor and property manager company owner Gary met back in 2012 at the Investor Forum, and this chat was a catchup to see how her life has evolved since then. Elizabeth wears many hats, as she also is a coach, consultant, a mortgage agent and is also an owner of a rent-to-own company. She is a former trainer at Rich Dad, Poor Dad, so has a vast knowledge of many investment models as well has having a strong investment and money mindset.
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    What’s happening in the market now according to Elizabeth, and where she sees things going She has OVER 400 doors in Kirkland Lake, and how she got there Why ‘there’s no room for failure’ What’s going on in the Kirkland Lake market The mistakes she made before getting proper education on investing Why she struggled in 2013/2014 and how she recovered Why mindset books changed her view, and her life! Your success is ‘the decisions you make with the mindset you have’ What she found that made her passionate and made her happy Why ‘doing something for someone other than myself’ was the key to PURPOSE She may be an entrepreneur but she helps people which gives her life satisfaction She started with Rent to Own, and helped many families buy their first homes Why Kirkland Lake is a very stable market Why printing money to support the economy helps real estate Are condos still a good thing to invest in? What other options are out there besides JV (joint venture)? While they are property managers, and they could attempt repairs themselves, they hire professional contractors Why you need the RIGHT strategy for the right market Why you need the RIGHT strategy for YOU and your lifestyle Why you need the RIGHT team member for your chosen market - don’t shop for properties in Vancouver with a Toronto specialist Why Gary is a fan of “Do it, Defer it, Delegate it, Delete it…” Why real estate success more than $$$ earned, but should be measured by lives you’ve changed and how you feel doing it Elizabeth’s final piece of advice that is CRITICAL And MORE! Elizabeth’s Bio
    An experienced real estate investor for more than 15 years, Elizabeth Kelly has a passion for helping people achieve their financial dreams through the purchase of investment properties. Elizabeth specializes in the acquisition and management of Rent to Own and multi-unit residential properties. In 2010, she and her husband opened Sandstone Management, a full-service property management company. They are now the largest rental housing provider in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Elizabeth recently opened EK Consulting and Coaching to assist both new and experienced investors plan, structure and creatively finance their real estate portfolio so they can enjoy early retirement and leave a legacy for their families. 


    Website/contact info for guest
    Web: www.EKConsulting.ca
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EKConsulting.ca/
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    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 1 min
    Episode 95 - The Mindset Required To Succeed in Real Estate Investing w/Rene Masse

    Episode 95 - The Mindset Required To Succeed in Real Estate Investing w/Rene Masse

    Gary chats with Rene Masse, a Kingston Ontario based real estate investor, speaker, entrepreneur and contractor who has been crushing the market for years. Gary’s FB post asking for recommendations for the Kingston area came back unanimously mentioning Rene! Gary and Rene chatted about morning routines, how to set  your day up for success; the role of positive mindset; the 2 unit conversion process; what the Kingston market looks like right now, after having caught fire in 2018, and more. Rene describes himself as a ‘man with a voice’, who occupies many different roles, including property manager.
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    Why morning routines can jump start your productivity and set you up for SUCCESS! Why it’s NOT ‘timing the market’, it’s ‘time IN the market’ that leads to massive real estate wealth Why Rene’s eyes opened at age 14 about the difference between ‘work’ and real estate investing How growing up with tenants help him refine his people skills and decide to start a property management company Why he feels first time investors should learn how to screen tenants Why the *right* property management/manager is CRITICAL Why you either ‘manage your tenants, or manage your property managers’ Why real estate investing is ‘more about people…’ than bricks and mortar Why Rene needs structure to his day, but the best way is ‘to create your own structure, and the best time to do it is first thing in the morning’ During this pandemic, Rene feels it’s important to ‘feed your body, exercise but also feed your brain!’ Why consuming social media before positive thoughts can start your day out on the wrong foot Why both Rene and Gary are ‘selfish’ in the morning, spending time building themselves up with exercise and brain food Why faith and belief help you build something that is not there yet - real estate empire, lifestyle, etc Why what you believe manifests as reality Why YOU should read the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People The vacancy rate, price points of real estate and rents of the Kingston market REVEALED! The costs of converting to a 2 unit Why immigration is a key to success - Kingston is a hot market because of schooling or lifestyle Success is ‘focus and self-discipline’ And MORE!  
    Quote from Warren Buffett: “Be greedy when people are fearful, and fearful when people are greedy.”
    Rene’s Bio
    After the 2008 stock market crash, René was fed up with volatile markets and poor returns on his retirement savings. In 2009, René acquired training and licensure as a real estate investor and began purchasing investment properties while continuing to operate his business as a contractor.  Over as little as 5 years, his monthly cash flow grew substantially so that he was able to significantly reduce his time spent at work in exchange for time spent with his family.  René has since supported friends and family members in their own real estate investments for similar high, stable returns.

    Website/contact info for guest
    Web: www.renemasse.com or https://www.getbetterreturns.ca/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Dg6T_v790FSizV4q48qug?view_as=subscriber
    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

    • 55 min
    Episode 94 - How To Armageddon Proof Your Life w/Alfonso Cuardra

    Episode 94 - How To Armageddon Proof Your Life w/Alfonso Cuardra

    Gary chats with Aflonso Cuardra, in a spontaneous, off-the-cuff MUST-LISTEN-TO podcast! Aflonso is refugee from El Salvador who survived TWO civil wars, ended up homeless living on the street in Canada, had a daughter when he was 17, started a business, had a million dollars in his bank account, partied heavily and almost went broke, got into real estate investing, and the rest is history. He now has 500 doors and is on his way to his goal of 7500! They talked about market conditions, monetary policies, how he predicted in March and April that market would go up - he has been the only person Gary interviewed that saw the market going up. DO NOT MISS THIS INFORMATION PACKED EPISODE!
    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
    What it takes to be successful! How to ARMEGEDDON-proof your business! The power of HUSTLE - grinding out extra hours to SUPERCHARGE your success The difference between PROFITS and wages The difference between being rich and being WEALTHY Shaquille O’Neal said ”I’m rich, the guy that signs my paycheque, he’s wealthy!” How YOU can overcome obstacles in your path, just like Alfonso did, including reading “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” & “Think & Grow Rich” The MENTORSHIP he asked for His goal is 7500 doors in the next 5 years, he currently has 500 Why “the biggest WEALTH TRANSFER in the history of mankind is coming our way…” “Making money is ONE component of building wealth, you need to know what to DO with your money!” “You can be a (well paid) doctor, but it you don’t understand the basic fundamentals of financial literacy, you will be working FOREVER!” Alfonso was and IS really good at MAKING money, but *had* trouble KEEPING it before learning financial literacy There was NO financial literacy in his family He understood and applied manifestation and Law of Attraction Why his first business at 17 helped him discover the POWER of PROFIT Why he tried to get a job at $5 per hour, but this could not support his family Why he chose not to listen to naysayers about not having the skills to start his own business How he raised $2700 from investors at AGE 19 How he created Canada’s #1 urban clothing store that did $1,000,000 in sales yearly in a short time, and took it CANADA wide by age 21 How his spending habits and lack of financial literacy lead him to almost lose it all He continued to borrow money and party in his new home of Miami while his supply chain disappeared Bankruptcy was presented as his only option! How he worked his ass off to avoid bankruptcy and having to start over, working 9-9 on his zero-income company, and working from 9p-1 on his WEALTH How he REDISCOVERED his purpose! He’s now doing JV’s for BRRRR as well as using his own money And MORE! Bio
    Alfonso Cuadra is a dynamic leader that’s passionate about sharing his story and inspiring others to create the life they want and to never give up on your dreams. He truly is in the business of changing lives and has a special gift in his ability to connect with people and move them forward.
    He is President/CEO of The Cuadra Group of Companies.  Founder of The Cuadra Youth Foundation  A Real Estate Investor with 21 plus years Experience and a Multi-Million dollar portfolio across Canada  He has shared his story with thousands of audiences around the world  Featured in Reader's Digest which did a 7 page profile that was published in 16 different countries in 5 different languages  Author of the book “From the Ground Up-Your 3 steps away from living the life of your dreams” you can pick it up on Amazon HERE ==> https://amzn.to/34eQjFZ An Award wining Business & Real Estate Investing Educator, Trainer, coach, and mentor to thousands of students across the US and Canada 
Website/contact info for guest
    Web: www.AlfonsoCuadra.Com 
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 93 - The Art to Scaling a Real Estate Empire w_Jas Takhar

    Episode 93 - The Art to Scaling a Real Estate Empire w_Jas Takhar

    Gary chats with master content creator Jas Takhar, who Gary calls the Canadian Gary Vee, and he’s built an incredible business called REC Canada. Founded in 2000, REC Canada is a multiple award winning leader in real estate sales and consultation. He has 39 real estate agents working for him, and 10 full time employees. Many new investors don’t take it seriously enough, and that they are building a business. Listen to Jas’ story of success.
    What you'll learn:
    * How as a full time investor you NEED to understand what to delegate!
    * Why you MUST take investing seriously as a business
    * How Jas gets his staff to buy into his vision
    * The role positive MINDSET plays in his success
    * Pre construction condos, and why he likes them
    * Why at his core he considers himself a ‘sales and service specialist’
    * The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know
    * Why Jas commits a lot of time daily for learning
    * He became an agent at 23 and bought his first investment property at 26
    * Why at age 28 he began to focus his business around investors
    * Why his parents renting their basement out helped him understand expense offset
    * Why his family cherry picked the best tenants
    * Why they treated their tenants like family
    * Why having tenants showed him how THEY pay the mortgage down, and THIS leads to value going up!
    * How one of his podcast guests has 750 doors!
    * Why ONE PROPERTY can change your life!
    * Why (the reasons) he LOVES pre-construction condos and is focussing on those, but still looks for JV, multi family, etc
    * Why immigration numbers will drive condo prices again in Toronto proper
    * 3.2 million people will come to the GTA in the next 10 years
    * Why inventories are high and resulted in a buyer’s market currently
    * You have to think of real estate investing as a business
    * Why you shouldn’t panic during downturns
    * Ways to pivot as an investor during COVID times
    * 100 years of data show prices will dip but they ALWAYS go back up
    * How he was able to scale his business
    * Why when he wants to do something, he reverse engineers someone doing it successfully
    * And MORE!
    Bio
    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 1 st place position in Canada under Royal LePage.
    With 34 realtors and 10 support staff, the team advises and assists over 700 buyers, sellers and investors, yearly, across the Greater Toronto Area, resulting in a total of over $1.5B in transactions. 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. He also hosts a daily Instagram Live show called “Nite Cap with Jas” where he answers his follower’s most frequently asked questions. 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.
    Website/contact info for guest
    Web: https://jastakhar.ca/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1217363094
    Instagram: jastakhar13
    Text Community: 647-372-0126
    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
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    • 58 min
    Episode 92 - A Peek Behind The Curtain with SmartHomeChoice w/Chris Hummell & Quinton Cordick

    Episode 92 - A Peek Behind The Curtain with SmartHomeChoice w/Chris Hummell & Quinton Cordick

    Gary chats with Chris Hummell and Quinton Cordick, valued members of the SmartHomeChoice team! All three bring different skills and flavours to what they’ve built. Both Quinton and Chris are realtors and investors, they are experts in both the Durham and Peterborough markets. Gary gets the 411 on what it was like for both to leave their 9-5 jobs and be investors full time, because it’s a scary transition as Gary can attest to! They also touched on the biggest mistakes investors make, what it takes to be successful, and what’s happening in both Durham and Peterborough.
    What you'll learn:
    * How Quinton and Chris transitioned from full time day jobs to full time investors!
    * How you can SHAKE OFF your fears and become an investor
    * Some of the BIGGEST mistakes they’ve seen investors make!
    * What it takes to be a successful investor
    * What’s happening in Durham Region and the Peterborough area
    * Why lack of promotions led Quinton to examine what else he could do
    * Why Chris wasn’t passionate about his day job…actually, NONE of them!
    * How some seminars helped focus their passion
    * Why ONE BOOK, which is mentioned in the podcast changed Chris’ life!
    * Why Quinton left a 6 figure job after his wife had left her secure job
    * Why Gary started SmartHomeChoice in 2010, and why he left his job in 2014
    * When their mindset changed, deals and partnerships started appearing
    * Why SmartHomeChoice engaged the city to amend bylaws to expand housing
    * Why Peterborough has “a lot of runway left” for investors
    * Why people are STILL buying across Ontario
    * Why you need a STRATEGY for investing, that will help determine WHERE you invest
    * Why ‘the prices are too high!” is relative, as the prices will be higher next year, so ACT NOW!
    * Why house flippers are ‘doing a job’, and investors are ‘building equity’…
    * Why SmartHomeChoice has been running webinars and Mastermind sessions for years to help investors
    * Why some learning is free, but some should be paid for
    * There is no magic pill, it’s baby steps EVERY DAY!
    * Why not all advice is good advice!
    * Why the news only reports on the challenges of investing, not the success stories!
    * Why planning is important!
    * And MORE!
    Bios
    Quinton is an established Real Estate agent with 10+ years of solid experience. He recognizes every real estate transaction is a major financial event in his client’s lives. He prides himself on careful attention to each client’s unique set of needs by delivering the services required to fully represent his clients with honesty and integrity. After graduating from York University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, Quinton went on to work in the field of Communications. It is there where he honed his interpersonal and communication skills which he has carried forward into the world of real estate and investments. Quinton enjoys staying active through playing baseball and basketball. He is also a dedicated husband and father to his two children.
    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 childr

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 91 - Real Estate Investing at a Distance w/Jared Henderson

    Episode 91 - Real Estate Investing at a Distance w/Jared Henderson

    Gary chats with Jared Henderson, a real estate investor from the Montreal area. Sometimes investors get nervous investing outside where they live, but Jared has had great success as an investor since 2012 in Hamilton, Niagara Falls, St. Catherines and numerous properties in the Peterborough since 2017. They talked about how an investor should not do this on their own, but surround themselves with a core team of talented professionals like tradespeople, that you need to help ensure you DON’T fail. He specializes in student rentals, and Gary and he took a deep dive into the future of student rental space.
    What you'll learn:
    Why you need a core team of professionals like tradespeople, lawyers, etc to help ensure you DON’T FAIL Don’t be afraid of investing outside of where you live, and HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BE AFRAID How “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” changed his life Why investing in real estate offers more possibilities and benefits than commodities How he initially considered real estate investing a part time gig Why his first investment property in 2012 was in Niagara Falls Why he chose Ontario to invest in How he educated himself about the markets he was investing in, to determine WHY his properties were appreciating The unique benefits and challenges of investing in student housing Why he considers real estate a ‘puzzle’, and when you puts the pieces together it turns into something beautiful MOST investors start with ONE property, and how they move to multiple properties! What systems he’s put in place to manage his properties from Montreal The PROS and CONS of managing properties from another location Why You NEED an Investment Focused Realtor! How tools like cash flow, proformas, neighbourhood information, vacancies, affordability, jobs, etc. help you determine if you should buy a property What is the “evergreen strategy”? What are the 3 things to consider with a basement unit? Why you need to be aware of the flood plane before you renovate the basement And MORE! Jared’s Bio
    Jared is a real estate investor from the Montreal area. Sometimes investors get nervous investing outside where they live, but Jared has had great success as an investor since 2012 in Hamilton, Niagara Falls, St. Catherines and numerous properties in the Peterborough since 2017. He has been focusing on housing for students, but has also gotten into joint ventures.
    Website/contact info for guest
    Web: www.HatleyFunds.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaredh55
    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

    • 47 min

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