If you’re a landlord or real estate investor, odds are you spend a good portion of your day in traffic or commuting via mass transit.
While some find the experience meditative, for the rest of us, idling on a highway or jam-packed like a sardine can be maddening. But isn’t that harrowing feeling knowing that you could be doing something better with your time?
Podcasts may just be the solution.
These are educational and entertaining forms of content that are free and lend themselves well to multi-tasking. On top of that, you can find podcasts on almost any topic, including real estate. So why not take that time on your commute to learn something about real estate investing or landlord best practices and trends?
Unfortunately, most real estate podcasts are focused on the US market. While some of the fundamentals of real estate investing covered in that those podcasts are universal, the Canadian market has subtleties that require a different perspective.
Below is a list of Canadian-focused real estate investing podcasts that are informative and which could have a positive impact on how you run your real estate investment portfolio.
Top 12 Podcasts Canadian Landlords and Real Estate Investors Should Be Listening To
- “Sync or Swim” hosted by Mitch Fanning
- “Toronto Under Construction” hosted by hosted by Bullpen Consulting’s Ben Myers and co-hosted by Cameron Stephens’ Steve Cameron
- “Where Should I Invest? Real Estate Investing” hosted by Sarah Larbi
- “The Truth About Real Estate Investing… for Canadians” hosted by Erwin Szeto
- “The Your Life! Your Terms! Show” hosted by Nick and Tom Karadza
- “Vancouver Real Estate Podcast” hosted by Adam and Matt Scalena
- “Thrive Not Survive Podcast” hosted by Kelley Skar
- “Commercial Real Estate Podcast” hosted by Aaron Cameron and Adam Powadiuk
- “The Landlord And Tenant Podmess” hosted by Michael Balazo and James Hartnett
- “Breakthrough Real Estate Investing Podcast: Canadian” hosted by Rob Break and Sandy MacKay
- “Multiple Offers” hosted by Geoff McLennan, Jeremy Rae, and Matt Brabbins
- “Burn Your Mortgage Podcast” hosted by Sean Cooper
1. “Sync or Swim” hosted by Mitch Fanning
A biweekly podcast hosted by Nicolina Savelli and brought to you by Rentsync, where listeners get the latest insights in PropTech, multifamily, and the rental housing industry. In each episode Nicolina speaks with individuals to share their stories of success and failure and take a deep dive into the technologies and strategies that have helped property management companies overcome operational challenges and increase the value of their multifamily investments.
Podcast Website: https://www.rentsync.com/resources/podcast
2. “Toronto Under Construction” hosted by hosted by Bullpen Consulting’s Ben Myers and co-hosted by Cameron Stephens’ Steve Cameron
Toronto Under Construction, is a residential real estate podcast hosted by Bullpen Consulting’s Ben Myers and co-hosted by Cameron Stephens’ Steve Cameron. This monthly podcast will dive into the nitty-gritty of Toronto Real Estate, with a specific focus on housing policy and economics.
3. “Where Should I Invest? Real Estate Investing” hosted by Sarah Larbi
In her bi-weekly podcast, Sarah interviews successful real estate investors who share actionable strategies, tips and tricks as well as their successes and challenges throughout the years. Going beyond real estate news, Sarah and her guest go over investing fundamentals, best practices, how to look at numbers and stats and creative ways to get financing. It’s a great resource for newcomers to the industry, but seasoned investors will find value in it as well. Sarah’s experiences in the industry add tremendous value to the podcast. At age 33, she’s already the owner of 9 properties and has plans to keep going. You can find the podcast on iTunes or on sarahlarbi.com/podcast.
Podcast Website: https://sarahlarbi.com/podcast/
Sarah’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-l-1862382a/
4. “The Truth About Real Estate Investing… for Canadians” hosted by Erwin Szeto
Just as the name describes, this podcast is all about real estate investing seen through a Canadian lens. Erwin does a great job keeping real estate hype down and focuses on proven economic fundamentals. As a high-performing Toronto-area realtor, Erwin’s advice isn’t just hot air either. he’s either tried the strategies he covers in the podcast himself or had clients successfully execute them themselves. A new episode comes out every few weeks and includes interviews with industry leaders and influencers. You can find the podcast on iTunes or on truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca.
Podcast Website: http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/
Realtor Website: http://mrhamilton.ca/contact/
Erwin’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erwinszeto/
5. “The Your Life! Your Terms! Show” hosted by Nick and Tom Karadza
Nick and Tom’s podcast touches on all matters relating to successful real estate investing, business development, the economy and even health and nutrition. Published every week, each episode features industry influencers who share valuable tips and tricks. Nick and Tom’s credentials are quite impressive. Both quit their jobs in the software industry to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship and live their lives on their own terms. They founded Rock Star Real Estate, a high-power, high-energy, no-nonsense Toronto brokerage firm that’s surpassed the billion dollar mark in transactions and created the Rock Star Inner Circle, a community of like-minded real estate investors. You can find their podcast on iTunes or on rockstarinnercircle.com.
Podcast Website: https://rockstarinnercircle.com/
Nick’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-karadza-80b17/
Tom’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomkaradza/
6. “Vancouver Real Estate Podcast” hosted by Adam and Matt Scalena
Adam and Matt Scalena, two of BC’s top realtors, unite to host a podcast focusing exclusively on the West Coast’s hottest investment market. Contrary to other real estate podcasts, the hosts don’t just invite realtors and other successful investors, but a wide range of professionals such as academics, economists, building developers, politicians and finance experts. The hosts are considered thought leaders in their market and also make regular appearances on major news outlets like the CBC, Globe and Mail and National Post. A new podcast comes out every week. You can find the podcast on iTunes or on vancouverrealestatepodcast.com.
Podcast Website: https://www.vancouverrealestatepodcast.com/
Matt’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-scalena-3bab48a8/
Adam’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-scalena-0b772a55/
7. “Thrive Not Survive Podcast” hosted by Kelley Skar
This podcast is a must for anyone involved in real estate who struggles with time management, maintaining motivation or otherwise just “getting things done”. Kelley’s approach to real estate focuses on the individual first, not just the properties. After all, if you’re not firing off all cylinders, neither will your investments. Being a successful Calgary investor, Kelley’s show also covers general real estate investing strategies, landlord best practices and how to become a better realtor. You can find the podcast on iTunes or on thrivenotsurvive.ca
Podcast Website: https://www.thrivenotsurvive.ca/home?category=Podcast+Episodes
Real Estate Website: http://www.redlinerealestate.ca/
Kelley’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelleyskar/
8. “Commercial Real Estate Podcast” hosted by Aaron Cameron and Adam Powadiuk
Although the name suggests the podcast only deals with “commercial”, macro trends in the real estate industry are featured regularly. Aaron and Adam’s podcast also attracts high-level industry leaders which offers a unique view from the top on all things real estate. Both hosts are high-ranking employees at First National, the largest non-bank lender in Canada which gives the whole show a unique way to view real estate investing. You can find their podcast on iTunes or on commercialrealestatepodcast.com
Podcast Website: commercialrealestatepodcast.com
9. “The Landlord And Tenant Podmess” hosted by Michael Balazo and James Hartnett
What happens when two comedians (one a tenant, the other a landlord), host a podcast that addresses all sorts of issues ranging from landlord-tenant relations to building management, to general real estate investing? A great big hilarious mess that’s never dull and leaves you thinking. Some episodes don’t focus exclusively on real estate which keeps things fresh. However, because of the exclusive content of some episodes, you might want to save this one for after you’ve dropped off the kids at daycare. A new episode comes out weekly which you can find on iTunes or landlordtenantpod.libsyn.com.
Podcast Website: landlordtenantpod.libsyn.com
10. “Breakthrough Real Estate Investing Podcast: Canadian” hosted by Rob Break and Sandy MacKay
Rob Break and Sandy MacKay are real estate entrepreneurs and business leaders. Their years of experience in the housing market as realtors, investors, and wholesalers make their podcasts invaluable, offering bi-weekly insight on property ownership to the average Canadian who wishes to learn more about the industry. If you’re interested in learning how to grow a real estate portfolio, invest in the right apartments, and insuring a financially stable future as a realtor, don’t miss out on Rob and Sandy’s words of advice. You can find their podcast on breakthroughreipodcast.ca.
Podcast Website: breakthroughreipodcast.ca
11. “Multiple Offers” hosted by Geoff McLennan, Jeremy Rae, and Matt Brabbins
Licensed REALTORS Geoff McLennan, Jeremy Rae, and Matt Brabbins offer weekly insight on the Metro Vancouver real estate industry. These guys have a great sense of humor, making it hard to stop listening to their housing stories. This podcast is useful for the average Canadian, real estate investor, or agent who wants to keep up to date with the ever changing market. You can find their podcast on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or on morealestateshow.podbean.com
Podcast Website: morealestateshow.podbean.com
12. “Burn Your Mortgage Podcast” hosted by Sean Cooper
This Canadian real estate podcast is perfect for home buyers and experienced homeowners. Hosted by Sean Cooper, and inspired by his novel, “Burn Your Mortgage”, each podcast episode features top financial and real estate analysts discussing the path to financial freedom through inspiring, insightful, and humorous conversations. Your idea of money will be transformed through these weekly lessons and set you up well on your way to a mortgage-free life. You can find their podcasts on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or www.BurnYourMortgage.ca.
Podcast website: BurnYourMortgage.ca
Sean’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BurnYourMortgage
If you know of any other great podcasts you think landlords should be listening to, feel free to email us and we’ll add them to the list!