Leveraging other people’s time and money is the secret to growth. On today’s episode, we talk with Melanie Dupuis, investor and co-author of the best-selling book, The Only Woman in the Room, about how she utilized creative financing to explode the growth of her rental portfolio.
Melanie has grown to over 200 solely owned units with little of her own funds. We discuss the power of leveraging other people’s money, the terms used in these deals, scaling your business by outsourcing tasks and how to set yourself up for success. We also talk about working with your spouse and how to grow a business together.
Mel Dupuis from Investor Mel & Dave are proof that as long as you don't let anything stop you, success can be yours. Following a life-changing car crash in 2018, they decided to write a book - Real Estate Investing Secrets – A No-B.S. Guide to Creating Wealth & Freedom. Now with over 200 rental units/30 properties SOLELY to their name and 17+ years of experience in real estate investing, property ownership and management, this self-made couple understands the ins and outs of building a business and wealth through real estate. Investor Mel & Dave are speakers and mentors across North America and have been on various interviews and podcasts, across Canada and the United States, including a 4-week series with CBC Radio and the Breakthrough Real Estate Investing podcast. Their online presence is impressive, with over 35,000 followers across their social media portfolio.
On today’s episode, we discuss a ton with Melanie including:
The Only Woman in the Room Compiled by Ashley Wilson
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
YouTube- Investor Mel & Dave
In The Only Woman in the Room, 20 incredible women share how they were able to achieve financial freedom in a world historically dominated by men. From residential to commercial, this book is packed full of knowledge and inspiration on all facets regardless of where one is in their real estate investing journey. Our passion behind this book is to help women secure a financially strong future especially during these unprecedented and uncertain times.
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