Renovating Tips from 50-70 Renos, Starting a US fund, and Losing 100lbs, with Quentin D’Sousa Part 2

This is me mid morning routine.


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Every morning the first content I consume is business or self development books. I’m loving the app Blinkist right now (thank you @tashamonaghan71 for the recommendation). Super cheap and summarizes much of the greatest books in history. The screen capture is Eat That Frog by one of my favourites @thebriantracy. Pretty much the perfect book to start the day.

I just downloaded “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie as it’s been a while since I last read it and the book keeps coming up in my coaching of other investors and coaches on my team. The lessons from this book have enabled me to attract mentors, be a better leader to clients and employees, build relationships with contractors and celebrities in our industry.

Getting guests on this podcast to deliver you all the best information is no cake walk either, as everyone’s time is precious.  Many guests need some coaxing and cajoling as we have no budget to offer speaking fees. LOL.

Speaking of budgets and celebrities, if I were to hire a guest speaker, a real estate personality to come speak at my event, come on the podcast. Who would you want that to be? E.g. a panel member of Dragon’s Den, Brian Balmer, Mike Holmes, the Property Brothers, or someone unrelated to real estate? Please let me know! Reply to one of my emails or hit me up on social media. I’m on Instagram and Facebook mostly.

If you’d like to take a deeper dive, meet and see myself and other guests of this show live and in person, then get on the invite list for the Halton REI networking meetings at Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario. Past and most talked about guest, Jay Gabrani, will be our keynote speaker sharing how real estate saved his life and the strategies he implemented to do so, including option trading and private lending. To get on the invite list go to, fill out the form, and you’ll receive our monthly invitations.

Also, if you would like to receive our new episode notifications to your email inbox you can do so by going to and input your name and email.  Simple as that!

Full Time Investing, Starting a US fund, losing 100lbs, and Renovating tips with Quentin D’Sousa Part 2

We are all over the map in attempting to catch up to what Quentin D’Sousa is up to in life and investing.  That’s what happens to full time investors, as one does not need to focus as much on one geographic location or strategy when you have a 40-50 hour week to grow a real estate business.

Quentin shares on a bunch of topics, including how and what he looks for when doing deals, tips on renovating from having done 50-70 major renos, his fitness and weight loss journey (he’s already lost 90 pounds this year with a 10km race coming up).

To Reach Out to Quentin:

Q’s monthly networking group:
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Sponsored by: – would you like to know how our investors returned 341.8% on positive cash flowing real estate over the last five years? On average, that was 68.4% per year, just imagine what winning in real estate could do for you. If you would like to know how we did it, ask us how by calling 289-288-5019 or email us at Don’t delay, the top markets we focus in are trending upward in price, so you can pay today’s price or tomorrow’s price. – This episode is brought to you by my networking group, the Halton REI. We meet in Oakville (part of the Halton Region), but mainly invest in the top investment towns west of Halton: Brantford, Hamilton, Niagara Region, Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge.

We regularly feature the top speakers from our industry. The vast majority of our attendees are seasoned investors, so you will want to spend more time around these folks, as you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Your net worth is your network, so choose how you spend your time wisely.

Knowledge is power. Every meeting we share the latest in market rents, prices in the top neighbourhoods, and strategies for investment. We share the best property available as our Best Buy Property of the Month. We share the best tips and tricks for you to implement immediately to your investment businesses to fast track YOU on your journey to financial freedom. It’s up to you if you’d like to be on said journey.

To get on the invite list please register at and you will receive an invite to the next Halton REI meeting once announced.

But don’t listen to me, here’s what members of our community are saying about the Halton REI!!

Till next time, Just do it because I believe in you.
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto, Land Development, soon to be builder and Real Estate Investor

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