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Real Talk With Gary - Real Estate Investing

168 EpisodesProduced by Gary Hibbert Real Estate InvestorWebsite

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 201… read more


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!


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 children whom he adores and loves to spend time with.

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