In this episode, we welcome Erwin back to discuss the Wealth Hacking Conference and what he’s doing to get ahead.
I quit my tech product management job at “Big Blue” back in 2010. It was a great job, my boss gave me plenty of space to operate, I was allowed to be creative, my work was respected but I was getting sick of the commute and I was making more money in real estate than at work and I was enjoying the freedom it was providing me. Since 2006, I had been dabbling in real estate investing to get ahead in life as my stock investments (my portfolio was slaughtered in 2007-8) and job income just were not doing it whereas my real estate portfolio performed extremely well during the worst recession since the Great Depression. I started networking, joined some organized networking/education companies and learned how to make real estate a predictable, repeatable business to provide me income in my sleep.
While transitioning out of corporate and because I could not find a real estate agent who was a sophisticated investors who understood cash flow investing, I got licensed in real estate, my friends found out and wanted in. Combined hard work and having a Business degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario has resulted in some tangible for our clients and in our community based on the awards and recognition me and my team have received.
To give back to the community, I co-founded and am President of the HamiltonBasketBrigade.com, a Canadian registered charity that has to date, provided 1,500 holiday dinners to under privileged families in Hamilton.
Awards and Accomplishments:
Three time finalist & 2015 WINNER for Realtor of the Year for Ontario by the Real Estate Investment Network
Three time finalist and back to back winner in 2016 and 2017 for Real Estate Agent of the Year by Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
Five time finalist for the Michael Millenaar Memorial Award, 2013 and 2016 winner for his leadership and contribution to the Real Estate Investment Network community.
2016 Top 40 Under 40 Business Achievement Award. Erwin is one of the 40 individuals are under 40 years of age who consistently makes his mark in business and contributes regularly to the respective community as awarded by the Business Link Media Group
Silver award recipient by the Real Estate Investment Network
2013’s Top Player Award by the Real Estate Investment Network
Regular contributor to REIN™ Real Estate Report and Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
Regular expert guest host on Rogers TV on the subjects of Hamilton, real estate investing, rent-to-own, student rentals: