I have been passionate about real estate investing for almost 30 years now. I can remember buying my first home with a basement apartment on the west side of Guelph. I had high hopes of the rental income offsetting the costs of the home, knowing little about real estate investing or what would be involved. Fast forward a couple of decades, and I now have personal experience with student rentals, buying condos on speculation, short term cottage vacation rentals, converting homes into legal duplexes, buying a building lot, and purchasing real estate outside of Canada. I also spent six years owning and managing a cottage vacation rental management company for cottages throughout Ontario.
Going through these ups and downs with my wife (Jackie Curtis), who is also a real estate representative here at Coldwell Banker Neumann Real Estate, has been an amazing experience. With her 16 years of experience in assisting families in purchasing their family homes, together we make a team that can serve all of your real estate needs.
I will never forget my experiences learning and growing through these investments without guidance. I have spent several years coaching individuals on their real estate investments. I enjoy meeting other real estate investors and often travel to other cities to learn more about investing through real estate investment meetup groups. It was the lack of such a group here in Guelph, which caused Jackie and I, to form the Guelph Real Estate Acquisitions Team (G.R.E.A.T.). We have run this group, free networking group, for two years now, and I'm proud to say we regularly have over 40 people attend five meetings a year! There is a lot of truth in the quote often attributed to Jim Rohn, You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
If you are interested in investing anywhere within a three hour radius of Guelph I would be happy to help! (For outside that range, I have contacts that specialize in investment properties). I pride myself on not only helping you find the perfect real estate investment but continuing to be your resource for years to come. I would welcome the opportunity to help you reach your investing and lifestyle goals! Isn't it time to level up?