Member Since: December 2018
Number of Real Estate Investments: 5
Number of Doors/Units: 12
Dollar Value of Real Estate Transacted: $3,950,000
Flip to Yourself
Vacation Property/Short-Term Rental
Where were you when you started?
We joined Keyspire together in 2018 but I was at my first Keyspire 3 day workshop a few years prior (before the name was changed to Keyspire) and was in the same class as Kyle Ford, Doug and Anna Scott and Steve Aho!! I did not join at that time and had regretted it since. However, with the excitement and strength of my new partner, we joined together. At that time, I already owned a few properties but had decided to start really getting into the game. With that in mind, we plunged in right after our first summit and started with a Profunds Investment, then our first property, then our second. Then in March of this year we closed on our first 6 plex! It should have been a very exciting time but in the week we closed on the building, my now husband Dave, was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer 2 days before we closed on the multiplex and then 2 days after we closed, the entire province also closed due to Covid. These were some extremely trying days for us. However, my husband is a champ and we decided that this diagnosis would not deter us from achieving our goals and actually strengthened our drive to complete it. Our contractor was way behind schedule due to the fact he had lost a couple of staff members to possible covid and since we could not take the chance with him being on site, we immediately fell way behind on our construction schedule. This gave us some time though for Dave to begin his chemo treatments. In the end, we were able to hire my son full-time to help get our project back on track, Dave completed his 6 rounds of chemo and is doing amazing, and I was able to quit my J.O.B. We are now moving forward on a small flip and then onto a new and very exciting project that we will be looking for investors for. Life is good and we are managing Dave's cancer well. He is my daily inspiration which makes it easier to go to work everyday and since we love what we do, it makes it exciting and fun.
What role did Keyspire play in your success?
If we had not joined Keyspire when we did, I am not sure how our lives would have turned out but I do know that Keyspire and this community gave us the tools, connections and education we needed to keep pushing forward through a very low time in our lives. I always tell Kyle Ford that I have to catch up to him for my lost time not with Keyspire so that inspires us too. Lol
What has been the biggest benefit of the Keyspire program you attended? How has it helped improve your family life?
The Summit kick started it all. Not only were we able to invest but my 2 sons also invested with us and that has been amazing. We are teaching Dave's kids as they were much younger than mine, but we see some huge changes in them as well which is so comforting to know that if you teach your children this process, they will always be ok. My belief is that you should never give your kids money, you need to teach them how to make their own money so if something happens that you are no longer around, you know they will be fine.
Have you made money or increased you net worth using any of Keyspire training programs? If so, how many deals have you done? How long did it take? How much actual time did you spend to make what amount of money? How much has your net worth increased?
Absolutely, we have bought, sold and held 8-10 properties since joining Keyspire and have doubled our net worth in just a couple of years. For me, I invested approx 20-30 hours per week in Keyspire while I still had my job but it was well worth it.
If applicable, how has a Keyspire coach or advanced training helped you?
Kyle Ford and Judi Pare have made a huge impact on me. Sometimes just to bounce ideas off of and mostly for them to push me when I needed it and to hold me back when I needed that too. lol
Their knowledge and willingness to share their knowledge and successes are super inspirational and make it possible for you to believe in yourself and trust the system.
What obstacle(s) did you face and what role did Keyspire play to help overcome the obstacles?
My obstacles we initially a divorce that prevented me from joining the first time and set me back a few years while I tried to get back on my feet. Keyspire helped me because throughout that journey, I held on to the knowledge and the feeling I had gained from those first couple of seminars and knew that I would do this full time someday.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about getting started in Real Estate using Keyspire programs? Would you recommend it?
Absolutely, we talk about Keyspire and this community all the time. We have tons of knowledge to share now but we would not have had that if it wasn't for Keyspire and just being a sponge wherever you can. No 2 situations are ever the same and therefore having access to so many people in the community so willing to share their stories, you can find someone who is just ahead of you all the time to follow and learn from even if they don't know it.
Whether you have made money using Keyspire programs or not, has your newfound knowledge helped your confidence or outlook for your future?
1000% - again, I had a few properties when we joined Keyspire and I thought I had a pretty good handle on this business......until your first Summit. lol
Then you realize you don't know the half of it. haha
It is both humbling and stimulating to realize how little you know or how your little bit of knowledge can help someone else who is just at the very beginning of their journey
Has anyone from the Keyspire team inspired you? (e.g. Scott, Michael, coaches etc.) If so, how?
How do Keyspire programs, strategies and materials compare with others you have seen or used?
How much has your income increased due to your successful strategies?
It is hard to tell that right now but at this point, we have replaced my income and then some.