How A Former Teacher, Now A Contractor Buys Off Market Houses to Duplexes And His New Found Six Figure Side Hustle With Rene Masse

What you didn’t know about Cherry.

I have a lot of people asking me about my relationship with Cherry as we work so well together in building a couple successful businesses, a real estate portfolio, a stock hacking portfolio and our registered charity the Hamilton Basket Brigade.

On top of that, we have two happy and healthy young kids.

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How do we get on the same page?

It starts with Cherry being just as driven as I, She’s quite bright.

Cherry was honour roll at Waterloo University, top 60 in Canada in the UFE exam (exit exam for all Accounting students) and the first honour rollee in the history of the firm she worked at. 

Cherry is also ambitious. I’d argue some days she is more ambitious than me in pushing even me for higher levels.

It was her idea to register the charity so we could level up both our legitimacy and increase our fundraising by providing charitable receipts.

It was my crazy idea to host a conference with Grant Cardone as the headliner but Cherry shocked even me when she was on board at the hop.

We support one another and have regular mastermind meetings on business, investment and personal. 

We rarely say no to one another. For example, Cherry wanted to move our home closer to work to cut down our commute so we could spend more time with the kids.

That comes with a big price tag and bigger mortgage payments, something that’s against my core values but when I saw the house and Cherry reminded me it was her dream to have a view of water, something switched inside me, all bets were off and I was negotiating the offer to win.

Losing was not an option.  

We weren’t even actively looking as we are switching over a bunch of our investment properties out of our personal names to a corporation so we can get more mortgages for more properties.  Crazy eh?

That brings me to a learning lesson I’d like to share.

Be cautious of who you accept investment advice from. 

A mortgage agent advised a real estate investor we know that Accountants just want to sell corporations to make money.  The flip side however is some mortgage agents can’t offer you a mortgage in a corporation. 

It’s a tricky situation as corporations do come with costs but you know what? All the rich people I know personally invest in real estate and stock hack in a corporation.

This is hardly advice, I’m just sharing my opinions and observation of my rich friends.

How A Former Teacher, Now A Contractor Buys Off Market Houses to Duplexes And His New Found Six Figure Side Hustle With Rene Masse

Speaking of rich friends, this week our guest is Rene Masse.

His parents were school teachers. Rene went to school to become a teacher, didn’t last a week and became a full-time contractor and real estate investor.  His focus was largely student rentals and no more on converting single-family homes into two-family homes.

Rene is also a successful graduate of where he’s achieved over $100,000 in returns this year, his rookie year as a stock hacker.

For anyone interested in learning more about how to create a six-figure life skill, I will be hosting demos again in the new year… To register go to

I present to you Rene Masse

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I’ve been around for a while, some Realtors are talented at servicing investors there are many with great ethics.  The intersection of the two, talent and ethics is limited to a handful in each city or town.

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Till next time, just do it because I believe in you.


Hamilton, St. Catharines and Toronto Land Development, Real Estate Investor, and soon to be builder.


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