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Staying focused and networking created a Vancouver real estate empire

Susan Au-Young is a Senior Mortgage Broker (https://www.susanauyoung.ca). Raised in Vancouver most of her life, Susan is very passionate in working with people and developed a knack for helping clients understand the many financial risks and opportunities they face; while providing a vast wealth of products through Canada’s largest banks, credit unions, trust companies, and financial institutions.

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Learn how Jay Miller built a #1 selling real estate team

Jay Miller’s interest in real estate began during school when he worked summers for a company that did complete home renovations – gaining valuable construction knowledge that would pay off later.

In addition to studying business in College, Jay’s passion for sports led to him playing AAA hockey. His love of song writing helped him obtain a song writing contract with Polygram & Universal Music. These responsibilities taught him discipline and determination along with the unique ability to combine business with creativity and innovation.

Jay began his real estate career working with a friend. He worked tirelessly. His honest caring approach based in Christianity, along with an exceptional work ethic, innovative marketing ideas and an insightful, matter-of-fact negotiating style helped Jay become one of the a top selling realtors in Greater Toronto.

As a solo realtor, delivering service and results at such high standards was taking it’s toll. Jay was working 12+ hours per day 7 days a week. That was when he began his search for outstanding administration and sales partners. Jay’s criteria was very strict but he knew that with a team of professionals, combined with his systems and marketing ideas, the Jay Miller Team would raise the bar in the real estate industry.

It worked! The Jay Miller Team at Re/Max helped a lot of people and became the #1 selling team in Newmarket and one of the top selling teams in York Region. But a need to learn, grow led to the next bold move – Opening up an independent brokerage.

With a strong, honest brand, an incredible team and a lot of faith, Jay Miller Real Estate Ltd. opened in September 2013. To this day, everyone at Jay Miller Real Estate works together as a team. Even more than that – it’s a family. Most of Jay’s partners have been with him for many years.

The Jay Miller Team became the #1 Selling Team in all of York Region in 2015, 2016 and 2018. The team has also been the #1 Selling Team in Newmarket since 2011 and one of the top selling teams on the Toronto Real Estate Board – Canada’s largest real estate board.

The Jay Miller Real Estate Team has been built by sincerely caring about people and delivering incredible results. “When you work with us, you are informed and protected. If it’s not the right deal for you – no deal. There’s always another opportunity and we will make it happen.”


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Ed DePrato life-long entrepreneur shares how his unique business model is proving to be a winner

Ed DePrato is a life-long entrepreneur. His ability to see great opportunities, tenacity, and willingness to put in sweat equity have led him to his most recent venture of launching Sweetly Real Estate in Edmonton, Alberta.

Ed offers his advice for up-and-coming entrepreneurs, what traits he sees in himself that make him a great entrepreneur, and discusses how Sweetly has worked well for Edmonton home buyers during the pandemic.


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Adrian Pannozzo from police officer to real estate entrepreneur, he discusses why investing is based on time in the market and not market timing

Adrian Pannozzo is Co-Founder of Executive Properties Capital which is the realization of an amazing entrepreneurial journey in real estate investment and management. Adrian spent 21 years as a police officer and retired early as a result of the choices he made in Real Estate Investment. Adrian has created a proven model of success specifically to share with others through BRR strategy to “buy, renovate, and refinance” Adrian is now a full time real estate investor and entrepreneur and in less than a decade has built an amazing real estate investment, sales and property management group and well over 50 investment properties with more than 300 rental units.


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Candice Bakx-Friesen is a Top Performing Realtor, Entrepreneur, Money Coach, and Speaker

Candice Bakx-Friesen (www.candicebakxfriesen.com) is passionate about helping people reach their financial dreams. She is a highly motivated woman who has a passion for helping others succeed in life and business. She is a mother of 4, top performing realtor, entrepreneur, money coach, and speaker.

Candice has been a real estate investor since 2001. Candice’s candid approach to business and affinity for getting past the fluff and getting to the root of each challenge for her clients so that they get a lot done, has led to her becoming a highly sought after coach within the finance and real estate industries.

She also provides sales coaching to fellow real estate agents but her passion lies in the finance industry. She coaches / trains / mentors on money topics, anything from basic budgeting to real estate investing.

Candice has had many opportunities to speak in front of large crowds and enjoys teaching others and helping people reach their financial dreams.

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Real Estate Investor Brady McDonald on How to Make Property Investing Work for You

Brady McDonald is a full time real estate investor (http://www.bkrealestateinvesting.com/), lifestyle entrepreneur and father. After 14 years swinging from tree top to tree top, Brady retired from Hydro One at the age of 32 but he hasn’t sat still. In 5 short years he and his wife, Kristy, have purchased over 120 properties, grown their team to 20, and currently operate a property management company as well as a renovation company. Stemming from his previous experience as a utility arborist instructor, Brady launched Learn with BK, which is the real estate investing education and coaching arm of their business. He and his team have won many awards including Canadian Real Estate Wealth’s Joint Venture Partner of the Year and REIN’s Co-Venturer of the Year 2017 as well as REIN’s Renovator of the Year and the Leslie Cluff Memorial Player of the Year in 2018. Brady, Kristy and their team specialize in Real Estate Investing Joint Ventures where they partner with individuals who want to invest in real estate but don’t have the time and expertise to do it alone. Together they collaborate to create turn key income properties in Barrie, Ontario that create both long term wealth and cashflow for everyone involved.

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Augustine Wong is On a Mission to Show People That They Too Can Invest in Real Estate

Augustine Wong (www.augustine-wong.com) grew up in Vancouver, BC and worked as a computer engineer for almost 10 years. 6 years ago, he started investing in real estate after attending a Keyspire real estate investing seminar. Over time, he built up a portfolio of 3 income properties and used different real estate investing strategies to generate 5-figure passive income annually. At the same time, he slowly realized that all of the hard work and dedication to his full time job translated very often into being passed over for promotions and long nights spent staring at a laptop. He realized that being smart and hard working meant little in the corporate world. But being smart and hard working when investing your own money translated into success.

Because of his bitter experience working as an employee for someone else and his success being a real estate investor, Augustine is on a mission to show people that they too can be real estate investors so that they do not need to feel so dependent on their full time jobs to survive. When working with his clients, his goal is not to help them earn more money but to help them make investments which will empower them to pursue the lives that they truly desire.

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Amongst Forbes’ Top Real Estate Entrepreneurs, Morgan Browne Shares Market Intelligence About Vancouver and Insights on Top BC Communities to Invest in Next

Morgan Browne is a fierce and passionate partner at Oakwyn Realty. Co-founding the company in 2014, Morgan has nurtured Oakwyn Realty into Vancouver’s fastest-growing realty brokerage. Morgan’s can-do attitude and passion for building make it possible for Oakwyn’s forward-thinking and expansion plans. Driven to make a difference in the Canadian business community and embracing change in the real estate industry.

Oakwyn is one of the fastest-growing brokerage firms in the Vancouver Real Estate marketplace. Oakwyn Realty has grown exponentially since its inception in 2014, with 4 offices, 300+ realtors, and $2.7 billion dollars in sales in 2018 and is one of the top real estate agencies in Vancouver. Committed to a new, collaborative model that innovates every step – Oakwyn Realty wants to set new standards in service and satisfaction by re-inventing the real estate industry! Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy.

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Depuis le début de la pandémie, Sean Tassé s’est lancé dans le monde de l’entrepreneuriat en créant deux entreprises : Bien Aller et SquareFeet.ai

Diplômé d’un baccalauréat en ingénierie de l’École de technologie supérieure et diplômé d’un baccalauréat en droit de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Sean Tassé est aussi membre de l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). Grâce à sa formation en génie de la construction, il a eu l’opportunité d’acquérir une solide expérience en gestion de projets en réalisant des projets d’envergure pour de grands développeurs immobiliers de Montréal. Il a aussi travaillé comme conseiller en réclamation pour l’un des cabinets d’experts les plus renommés au Canada. Depuis le début de la pandémie, Sean s’est lancé dans le monde de l’entrepreneuriat en créant une première entreprise nommée Bien Aller spécialisée dans la confection de masques réutilisables. Suite au succès de cette première entreprise, Sean et ses partenaires ont décidé de continuer à travailler ensemble pour créer SquareFeet.ai, un logiciel dédié à définir et à optimiser les prix de vente des nouveaux projets de développements résidentiels. Sean a utilisé ses expériences professionnelles et son expertise académique pour l’aider à créer ces entreprises et le guider dans le monde de l’entrepreneuriat.

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