A Fresh Set of Keys

A Fresh Set of Keys

Locksmiths have great stories, and my first locksmith, Paul, was no exception!A teenager was travelling in Europe for nearly a year. His return trip took him through Edmonton where his grandmother owned a home. Always welcome at Grandma’s house, he decided to pay a surprise visit and stay with her for a few days. Grandma…

Contrarian Communication

Contrarian Communication

Secret: Never over-commit to communicating with investment partners.My written commitment to investment partners includes annual reporting for income tax purposes only – and then I try to sneak in at least two other written communications throughout the year, a telephone call or two, and a personal visit (which usually doesn’t include discussion of our mutual…

Joy in Sharing Secrets!

Joy in Sharing Secrets!

Did you know that most good landlords or investors – myself included – suffer from the anxiety of thinking they’ll never find a suitable occupant for their latest project? I can’t possibly express to you the joy that comes from seeing a person, couple, or family...