The Philosophical Versus Passion Approach to Real Estate Investing

Alex Kouramanis is a real estate investor from Toronto, specializing in Wholesale and Flipping strategies throughout Ontario and is easily recognized at investor meetings for wearing his name badge upside down! Double B. A. majors in Cognitive Science & Philosophy and graduating on the Dean’s Honour roll could have meant a very different career path than real estate. 

Guest: Real Estate Investor, Alex Kouramanis

In this episode learn about:

  • Leveraging the internet for sharing knowledge through online courses
  • Having a different mindset and not caring about real estate
  • Cashflow strategy tips and tips on planning and financing your deals
  • Why is it important to have a solid broker
  • The reason he wears his name badge upside down

Alex Kouramanis is a real estate investor from Toronto, specializing in Wholesale and Flipping strategies throughout Ontario and is easily recognized at investor meetings for wearing his name badge upside down! Double B.A. majors in Cognitive Science & Philosophy and graduating on the Dean’s Honour roll could have meant a very different career path than real estate. 

However, after leaving school he invested almost all his savings on a real estate investment program in 2013. With no prior construction experience, Alex borrowed everything to buy his first bungalow in the overheated Toronto market and then worked 7 days a week as a bartender to help cover renovation costs and support himself. 

Alex has still been able to use his degrees and knowledge for practical application by putting together three online courses on the Udemy and Skillshare platforms, with over 11,000 students, covering investment, finance, relationships, personal development, psychology and philosophy.

After a handful of successes in real estate, in 2017, Alex quit his job as a bartender so he could take real estate investment on as a full-time career. As of 2019, he has done over a dozen deals in Ontario, using flips and assignments to create investment capital that he can funnel into rental properties to hold for long term wealth. Alex’s greatest achievement to date is his assignment of a prime Toronto property he bought with a $1 deposit and using under 24 hours of his time, for a whopping $130,000 fee.

When he stops thinking about real estate Alex loves spending his time with his wife and dog, as well as skateboarding, playing videogames, board games, reading, thinking, writing, travel, watching documentaries, enjoying great beer & food, and just about all other things fun. His ultimate goals are to be a professional bum living off of passive income from multifamily properties, to help other investors succeed and to raise a family and grow old with his wife.

Book Mentioned:
Personality Plus by Florence Littauer
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Get in touch with Alex:
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/alex.kouramanis
Facebook Blog: https://www.facebook.com/AlexWillMakeKnown/
YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwbo2biWi3YUQbhCyD5PLw
Udemy:https://www.udemy.com/user/alex-kouramanis/

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