How To Build A Family Side Hustle Real Estate Business?

As we head down to middle Canada, I interviewed Dr. Suzan Snaggs-Wilson, President of Rebel Homes, a family Canadian side hustle business established in Waterloo, Ontario. 

She wears multiple hats, in addition to being an entrepreneur, she recently took on a post as Country Head of Scotia Bank in Antigua and Barbuda. It was an absolute pleasure to have this interview with her virtually all the way in Antigua.  I believe it is important to explore the lens of a female entrepreneur who shares with us some tactical advice about growing a family real estate side hustle business as well as embracing mentors to elevate your business.  

Question: What advice do you have for people who are considering running a family owned business?

1. Understand the family team strengths and weaknesses from the onset; 

2. Identify key tasks and align tasks according to the strength of each team member; 

3. Bring in outside expertise as needed to draw on their experiences; and 

4. Have an openness to mentorship opportunities and embrace the diversity of perspectives to build your business even bigger than you thought possible. 

Question: What advice would you have for individuals who have a full time career and would like to start a side hustle business in real estate industry? 

  1. Start with doing your market research since this is essential to get a clear understanding of the industry;
  2. Scan what properties are available and determine the desirability of each location;
  3. When deliberating on the buying price, think about the purpose for your property purchase:-
  4. Is it going to be a rental property for passive income?
  5. Will you sell it and make a profit on the asset? 
  6. Is it an asset you would like to be part of your Estate to pass on to family members?

Without giving too much away, listen to this epic conversation Dr. Suzan Snaggs-Wilson. You can find the interview on several platforms, choose your audio of choice here or listen to the full episode below.

The Canadian Side Hustle and Business Podcast with Producer and Host Irenia Roussel,  was designed for you to give you the inspiration and tactical advice you need to succeed in business. There will be no sugar coating on the hard steps.   You will  need to hear this to help you  stay in the long game. Believe me when I say : “you need to have staying power to be successful in business today.”

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Author: Irenia Roussel

Irenia is a dynamic business development executive who has been working closely growth oriented entrepreneurs for over fifteen years. She enjoys working one on one with clients to build their capacity as they start, grow and scale their businesses as well as connecting them to the right resources. She is also the Host and Executive Producer of Livewithirenia Stories and the Canadian Side Hustle and Business. These audio podcasts feature dynamic individuals who are not afraid to share their stories to give you the energy you need as you move along your epic life journey. You will discover amazing stories of dynamic individuals, practical tips for business and career development. Irenia is on a mission to inspire dynamic leaders to make seamless pivots in their life journey with confidence.

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