I’ve been a real estate investor for over 15 years and have acquired dozens of properties and housed hundreds of tenants. Real estate investing has become a profitable, long-term investment strategy for me and I’ve been training aspiring investors across North America on strategies for success for the last 12 years.



How I Got Started

At 21, I was a university business student with little money, facing a tough job market and plenty of debt upon graduation. I was renting a room in a house with friends and collecting their rent checks each month to take to the bank. When the bank teller accidentally shared with me that the landlord profited $850 EACH month from the arrangement, I decided I was going to figure out a way to do it myself. But with no money, no experience, and concerns from family, getting started was scary. I reasoned that the landlord had figured out a system and so could I. Over the next 10 years I accumulated dozens of properties and learned the value of positive cash flow – the most important ingredient of successful real estate investors. Now I look forward to taking checks to the bank every month!

Top 5 Income Property Investing Tips

Whether you’re investing in your first income property or you’re a seasoned veteran, there are certain things you have to consider every time you invest in a property for profit. Click here for my top 5 tips for investing in income properties.

Scott’s Million Dollar Blueprint

A Network for Real Estate Investors

One of the key elements of becoming a successful investor is joining a real estate investing network. That’s why I founded Keyspire, an inspiring network for serious real estate investors to come together, learn, download tools, or just stay motivated! At Keyspire, we share the system I’ve developed over the last 15 years, as well as some of the mistakes I’ve made along the way. If you’re serious about real estate investing then visit Keyspire to learn more.

*September 2016 Update – Keyspire is thrilled to have been ranked #11 in the Canadian Business Week’s Profit 500 ranking of the 500 fastest growing companies in Canada for 2016. Keyspire has been named the fastest growing Consumer Services company in Canada and #1 in their category “Consumer Services” out of 25 companies. Congratulations to the whole team!



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