For this coffeehouse chat, we touch on:

• Executive Rental Strategy with Triplexes
• Operationalization of your real estate business
• What does it take to be the best landlord in Toronto? Personally, I’m always interested in out-performing my neighbors not just the marketplace index
• What can I do (besides renovate my unit) to attract and retain premium clients?
• Which listing websites should I be using?, Craigslist, Kijiji, AirBnB,, padmapper,, etc?
• rental application fee
• move-in fee
• criminal record check
• credit check
• allowing pets (and what is the best way to screen pets?)
• cleaning services included
• parking included
• utilities included
• internet included
• furniture included (I hate the thought of tenants destroying my newly reno’d property with all that back and forth)
• how often do you recommend checking in on the unit/tenant…. how often is too much
• general communication expectations
• Understanding the service expectations of my customer and their willingness to pay for those services is really important to me. I hope you’ll consider this topic.
• Have a corner lot house in north York by a four way stop that I want to add a second driveway. Typically how far from the intersection does it need? Where do they start measuring from?
• Off market deals
• You guys talk a lot about how you don’t invest in areas outside of the Toronto core (Hamilton, Waterloo, etc) I was wondering if you could elaborate more about that on why and if you had any anecdotes. Is that the same even if it’s a targeted purchase like student housing in a university town
• Between executive rentals and triplexes, the investment types i’ve seen you guys talk about tend to be on the higher end, for someone who’s just starting out and doesn’t have 800k cash, what is a strategy that you would suggest for a lower budget? (Or is there none and you should just save up more money)
• TVS Tenant Screening
• what price point would you be looking at for a condo to start off

You can access the web chat video here 

It’s that time of the month – the FREE Monthly Online “Real Estate Investing Coffeehouse” Web Chat! Based on feedback from our clients and investors, you want MORE! More networking, more Q&A time, more learning, more community, more like-minded people, more engagement… And that a Meetup once a month wasn’t enough! Volition’s mandate has always been to remove obstacles and roadblocks… and now the REI Coffeehouse will solve this problem!


Why did we call this a “Coffeehouse Chat”? Because the format is simple. No format. No presentation. No script. Just an informal 1hr online web conference chat that you can log into from your computer after your dinner time (7pm-8pm)… not too much different than if you were meeting a friend for a coffee at a nearby coffee shop. Just real people with real problems, and maybe the occasional guest speaker. Send in your questions beforehand, and then we’ll chat about them and answer your questions with everyone else on the line… others may even jump in with their own input or experiences. Even if you don’t have a specific question, join the web chat anyway because you can join from your computer!! (and it’s FREE!!)


The REI Coffeehouse will be using, so have your laptop’s webcam and microphone on to join the web chat. And we’ll be screen recording it and posting each REI Coffeehouse Chat on our website, along with our Monthly Meetup content.

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