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Leslie Kitchen - Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville  

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 My goal is to make the process of buying, selling, or owning a home   efficient, enjoyable and rewarding for you.  

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Very much appreciated as usual. I don’t think I know anyone who works harder than you do to not only look for property but to get the deal done as well. I’m extremely lucky to have you working in my best interests.

~ Kevin


Hi Leslie, 



Thanks for the email and words of encouragement.  I really appreciate it. As you very well know, I have been on cloud nine since a couple of weeks ago when I found my tenant buyers. 

As happy as I am, the fact that things can always get bumpy until the tenant buyers fulfill all their obligations and actually move in, is always front and center in my mind.



As you already know Leslie, I have been interested in real estate for quite a few years now but I was just never able to find someone who could hold my hand and show me the way to do it properly.  As far as the numbers are concerned all I ever wanted was to break even.  I mean the plan was to find a few decent properties that wouldn't have too many issues as far as maintenance was concerned, and find good tenants for these properties.  That has been the investment plan floating in my head until I found Rockstar.



With Rockstar's help I am doing much better than that.

First of all, you showed me how to do this with only 5% down. 

Secondly, I will be cash flowing about $450.00 per month.  That is roughly about $450.00 more than I would have settled for if you didn't show me the light.

And the sweetest part is the upfront $5000.00. How can one go wrong?  My wife, you might remember was somewhat skeptical about the whole rent to own thing.  She was worried about finding a tenant who would be willing to pay $1650.00 per month, and also pay for utilities, when people in the area are paying $1300 to $1400. Well now she is a believer, because she saw the whole process and she understood the emotions that made the tenant-buyers become so connected to the property.

As for the Rockstar team, this is what I have to say: before this property, I had previously been involved in four real estate transactions.  No offense directed towards Rockstar, but those experiences left me with an extremely low opinion of real estate agents.  Most real estate agents are interested in nothing more than their commission.  At the conclusion of all my previous real estate dealings, I was not on speaking terms with the agent involved.



At Rockstar however, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that real estate agents could actually behave like human beings.  An agent is a very valuable resource to an investor, but 95% of them are not worth their salt and the other 5% are worth their weight in gold.  I think Rockstar agents are among the top 1%.

The most exhilarating part of this whole experience was the marketing (which ironically was also the scariest!).  My property closed on the 3rd of March; so I got my 800 line and I did the normal online and offline ads: Kijiji.ca, backpages.com, Hamilton Spectator and of course the yard sign.


On the 4th of March, Rockstar held one of those member events where there was a ton of useful information.  One of the things that Tom and Nick talked about was Google and Facebook advertising.  That idea intrigued me so much that by the next day I had a one page website up and running, and I ran an ad on Google and another one on Facebook.

I cannot adequately express the response to this type of marketing.  People were responding by email as well as by phone.  Between Google, Facebook and Kijiji, I was probably getting two to three inquiries per hour.  There was no difference between 2PM and 2AM, emails just kept coming.



In the property, there were occasions when there were so many people that I did not get a chance to talk to all of them.  Some people would come in the house, look around and leave before I even managed to say hi.  On my next property I think I will advertise only on Google, Facebook and Kijiji.



When I found Rockstar, I truly felt like I had seen the light.  My eight year long search for a reliable and honest real estate mentor finally came to an end.  I finally am not apprehensive about the future anymore.  I know that my retirement is now secure, my wife and I will enjoy the good things that life has to offer, and most satisfying of all is the fact that my children will go to the best schools and will not have to suffer the way their dad did.



Thank you Rockstar and especially thank you Leslie.  


Sincerely, 

~ Bashir Kassam


Hi Leslie,
 
I should thank my sister Aida for sending me the Rock Star Inner Circle e-book this spring.  After reading that, joining the club, classes, and reading everything else, we made it reality.
 
We decided to invest in our first home in Oshawa since we travel this way every week or two to our trailer on Rice Lake.  The first home we put an offer in was in the south end of Oshawa, but it failed the home inspection so we backed out.  Then we found a very nice home in the north end with great curb appeal.  We had a difficult time negotiating this property, but finally came to an agreement.  Altogether we investigated more than 30 homes and viewed about 20 in total.
 
We bought this home for $258,000. plus the seller agreed to pay $4000. in closing costs.  Just before the quick closing we uploaded advertising in Kijiji and surrounding newspapers and started answering the calls.  On closing, we picked up the keys on Friday and put up a nice sign.  That weekend we camped out in the home and showed it to about 12 people over 2 days.  The next weekend we showed it again to about 8 people, and a few more the following Tuesday evening.  We had about 3 times as many people make appointments to view the home and actually showed up.  But the 3rd Saturday on the Labour Day weekend we found the right people.  This couple with 2 kids lived in Guelph and the husband commuted to Whitby everyday.  They loved the home, location, and program. After the viewing they ran to the bank and brought back a cert. cheque for $16,850. (15k covered the down payment and $1850. first month’s rent).  After that we signed 2 copies each of the rental and purchase agreements and handed them the keys since they wanted to take immediate possession.  By the way, I read through all the pages out loud to them before signing.   A bottle of water truly came in handy.
 
We qualified for a 5% down payment before we purchased this home.  Our total out of pocket investment expense was around $17,000. including advertising, etc.  Our mortgage payments are $1150. plus $340/mth in property taxes plus about $60. for insurance.  This works out to about $300./mth positive cash flow.  We agreed on a $299,900. sale price after 3 years with $400. per month in credits.  This will work out to $29,400. as a total buy-out down payment the tenants will accumulate.
 
We would like to give a big thanks to our coach Leslie Kitchen for taking us out looking at properties, negotiating the deals, and answering all our questions.  She was great!
 
The Rock Star team of experts were wonderful.  A big thanks goes out to Dave Butler's office, Gerry Gatto's office, and HouseMaster Home Inspections.  All great people which we look forward to having more business transactions with in the near future.
 
Right now the only advice we can recommend to anyone interested in real estate investing, is to just do it.
 
Our Life, Our Terms!
 
~ Roman & Lori Jirasek, Milton, ON


I enjoyed looking at houses.  I was very satisfied with Leslie, who was available for meetings, appointments and return calls, her real estate knowledge, and her ability to solve and avoid problems.   Leslie was very helpful summarizing closing costs, etc. and appreciated the card afterward – also nice personal touch.  I would feel comfortable referring Leslie to others.                                                                                                                                                               

 ~ Dawn Grasse 


Everyone on the Rockstar Income for Life team was GREAT to work with, especially our coach Leslie Kitchen.  She spent many days and hours taking us to properties, and coaching us through the whole process.  We couldn’t have done it without her.   We are so happy with this program we have purchased another home and are in the process of getting a third!                                                              

~ Brian and Susan Bohaychuk


Thanks Tom and Nick for the opportunity you provided a novice like me to become a real estate investor.  With your win/win system, my tenant’s buyers are enjoying the benefits of owning their homes while building their credit to purchase the homes in two or three years.  On the other hand, my retirement plans are greatly improved by the excellent positive cash flow from three properties.  Thanks Leslie for your patience and hard work. "Leslie's prompt response to queries and advice helped to make it all possible I now feel empowered and confident that my future will be brighter.

 ~ Molly Persaud


It’s been over two years that I have worked with Leslie Kitchen as my Coach. Leslie has walked me through the steps necessary to be a successful investor.   My success has been dependent on the ongoing training and networking which has deepened my understanding of real estate investment. Having seen many investment properties together, Leslie understands my individual investor goals and works with me accordingly. She has also advised me on numerous occasions when I needed help with tenant/buyer she is always avaiable.

~ Dilip Sutaria


We cannot emphasize how Rock Star's team supports you in the process, especially if you are a first time investor. It is very important to work closely with your coach and we were fortunate to have Leslie as our coach "extraordinaire!"  It is also very important not to take on too much at once.  For us, being busy professionals, working on our first investment took up every weekend leading to the first purchase and the time investment cannot be understated.  However, once you make your first purchase and get your first tenant/buyer, that investment pays off. 

~ Dina D’Ermo & Walter Sguazzin


I first attended the seminar in September, in the Burlington office. At that time, I thought to myself, it looks good in theory only. Now, having bought a house and filling it within three weeks of closing, I know that the rent-to-own concept is good practically as well.  Receiving $8,000.00 as down payment and a monthly positive cash flow of $150.00 is amazing. Much better than the condo I bought and rented out three years ago, even though it has appreciated in value, there is no cash flow.  The best part is, Leslie Kitchen was there all the time, just a phone call away. Where else can one get this kind of Support?

~ Sunil Handa


Leslie Kitchen helped me out through the whole process.  A home was purchased at a good price that was in move-in condition.  During the 5 weeks spent in filling the home, Leslie kept me on track with the process, helping with filling out the forms, gave me invaluable tips on answering “difficult” questions on the phone, confirming appointments so you don’t get “stood up” and keeping your chin up when things don’t seem to be moving along

~ Douglas Cleland


The Rockstar Income for Life Team and our coach Leslie are amazing and provided all the guidance and advice needed.  Be it a call or an email they always willing to help in a professional and systematic manner.  Compared to other investments, these Rent to Own Home Investments are a solid and secure…..the Rockstar Income for Life Team are here to support you the whole way through and as long as you listen to their guidelines and don’t try to reinvest the wheel, success is evitable.  

~ Christopher Lim





Each time I asked a question, Leslie was quick to reply with a call, email or both.  I have said to many who ask me about your team – it is amazing how much you learn and you get a lot of positive energy to do other things in your life as well.

~ Belinda Dei


We had a great year or so of service from the group and especially from you, Leslie, who gave so much of yourself to assist us in our investment.  You come highly recommended.                            

 ~ Karen Sita


We just want to let you know that we really appreciate all the extra efforts you’ve put yesterday in helping us to close the deal on our first ROI property.  With your busy schedule plus some fax transmittal problems fro our end, you still managed to show your professionalism all the way till past midnight.  We are very happy to have you as our coach.  Looking forward to working with you on the next one. 

~ Orly, Celia & Chris Lim


Your help and guidance kept us focused on achieving our goal.      

 ~ Chris Budd





We feel very fortunate to have Leslie Kitchen as our coach to assist us in our goal. Leslie has been phenomenal.  Leslie knows the type of homes we are interested in.  She then works tirelessly to ensure we get the home(s) we want, for the prices we are looking to invest. As of today with the guidance from Leslie and following Tom's and Nick's program, we are right on target for our ten year goal. The appreciation on our tenants/buyers faces when they move into their future beautiful home, when no other financial institutions will give them the chance, well there's absolutely no better feeling than that!  This Income for Life program is so COOL!  Because of that, we may actually move to that magic number of sixty-four sooner.  We are forever grateful to Tom, Nick and Leslie.  

Respectfully,

 ~ The Mara & Ralph Ingraham Team


Yes, we did it!! Thank you for the hard work and dedication you put in making this deal successful.  Sincerely,                                          

~ Bernadette A. Dondo


"As soon as I spoke with Tom and heard his story how he started real estate investing and why they started this Income for Life club, I knew that I had found the group of people that I wanted to be with.  I took all classes I could and started taking action right way.  I locked up a property in October and closed in early November 2007, just a couple months after I became IFL member.  They even helped me by running their ad to get more leads and went to the home with me.  I was really not doing it by myself, but with a team!  The hands-on experience and help that I got from IFL were things I never expected to get from any other organizations.  This proved to me that I had made the right decision-choosing the right people.   

~ John Zhang, Mississauga, Ontario





"A special Thanks to Leslie, Tom, Nick and the entire Income for Life Team.  We also enjoy the quarterly Income for Life members’ meetings where we can network with other members, share, expand and grow.  Income for Life is a great program for anyone who wants to invest in Real Estate and needs a team of motivated people and valuable resources to assist them to attain their goals.

~ Janice and Patrick Frawley, Burlington, Ontario


"Hi Guys, I just had to send along a card of thanks.  I was listening to the CD's this month and quite honestly I was blown away.  Don Campbell was awesome and Tom I know he mentioned to send an email and thank all of you at Income for Life.  I listened to this CD about 7 or 9 times.  Lots of value.  Then on the next CD WOW!  The tips and systems that these guys have set up are invaluable.  I think on the cover of these CD's it should say VALUE $495.00 not 49.95.  We are very fortunate to below to a group where the leaders do just that, lead.  Thanks"      

~ Cheryl & Kevin Barnard, Burlington, Ontario




This letter is to acknowledge Leslie Kitchen for her integrity and commitment.  I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Leslie over the past few years.  In all those years, I witnessed an individual who was very supportive of all her colleagues, someone who genuinely cared about the needs of the people she was involved with and set out to make a difference in the world by tending to those needs.  When Leslie said that she would do something, I knew, without the shadow of a doubt that it would be done and done well.  I can honestly think of no finer person, no one I would rather do business with than Leslie Kitchen.  Yours truly.           
 ~ Ms. Evelyn Horlacher 


I have known and worked with Leslie Kitchen for close to three years.  She is one of the most honest and ethical people I have ever worked with.  Her combination of focus, hard work, reliability and integrity is rock solid which is something quite uncommon among most people today.  Easy to get along with, and a pleasure to be around, Leslie also has a strong passion for helping others.  I can always count on Leslie to be contentious of doing the right thing.                                     

~ Mr. Robert Gentile  


To Whom It May Concern:

This letter will serve as testimony to the character of Ms. Leslie Kitchen.  I have known Ms. Kitchen for approximately seven years.  During this time, we worked side by side within the same company structure.  It was a distinct pleasure working with Leslie. I found her to be dedicated, trustworthy and always willing to assist.  She provided great leadership to new representatives and managed to always stay focused on each of the projects until fruition.  Leslie would be a valuable asset to any project.  I know she will continue to reach success with anything she chooses to participate in.   

~ Mrs. Judith L. Lauzon


Hello my name is Wayman Hemphill.  I am a mortgage broker.  I have known and worked with Leslie Kitchen for over 7 years.  She is one of the most honest and ethical people I have ever worked with. Leslie has a strong passion for helping others.  When you're ready to buy or sell your home you can trust Leslie to give to the quality of service you deserve.

~ Mr. Wayman Hemphill, Mortgage Broker


A note about Mrs. Leslie Kitchen: I've known Leslie for over seven years now.  For the last four years we worked very closely together helping people develop their business development skills.  The task involved not only setting the example but a great deal of teaching, coaching and leading. Effectively Mrs. Kitchen's role was to teach teachers to teach teachers to teach.  She was excellent!  I have come to know a kind, caring, thoughtful person with a sense of humor and a commitment to serve.  I trust her!

~ Mr. Don Clayton


I started investing in real estate while still living in England.  When I came to Canada, I wanted to invest in property again but got so involved in a business that took much of my time, that I did not pursue any real estate ventures initially.  When my youngest son moved to Toronto to study at U of T and after having lived in residence for two years, I decided to invest in a downtown condo.  That gave me the itch to do more real estate investing.  I stayed up all night and waiting in a line for 24 hours to purchase a newly built condo townhouse unit in Streetsville.  I was very tired and made the mistake of purchasing a unit without a finished basement.  Then I purchased a 2 bedroom plus den condo apt near Sherway Gardens overlooking the lake.  I was fortunate because these properties have always been tenanted with the help of my cousin who is in real estate.  
 
Then one day I was going through the paper and I saw an ad about rent-to-own and attended the seminar.  I was very impressed by the way Tom presented himself and decided to become an Income-for-Life Member right away.  I met my coach, Leslie Kitchen, and we started looking at properties.  I had a fear of filling my own property and told Leslie that I only wanted home hunter deals.  I was too naive to realize the rare opportunity that was given to me when Leslie brought a Mississauga home hunter deal to me.   She said we had to move fast and because I took too long in looking into financing, I lost out on that deal to someone else.  I decided to become a VIP member so that I could have opportunity for home hunter deals.  Because these deals were going so fast to other VIP members, I went out and purchased a blackberry so that I would hear about them right away. 

With the help of Andrea and Leslie, I obtained my first home hunter deal in Brampton.   It is like going on a blind date as you have no idea what you are getting into because we have to move so fast.   I am very pleased to have helped put a roof over these tenant/buyer’s heads because they are so grateful and happy.  They are also doing major renovations at the property, including new flooring, new kitchen cabinets, fresh paint, gardening, etc.   With the help of Leslie, I obtained another home hunter deal in Hamilton and again the tenant/buyers are so thrilled and are fixing up the home. The blackberry really helped because I was able to pick up my third home hunter deal last month, with the tenant/buyers moving in at the end of August. 
 
During this period of time, the tenant in my Streetsville property decided to leave.  I was thinking of selling it or having someone rent it out for me.  Leslie, who has been a great coach, told me that it was a great opportunity for me to learn how to fill my own property.  I was very nervous but took the classes, read the manual and followed the system.  Within 3 weeks I found a tenant for my property    After having gone through this experience, I have a new appreciation for the work and cost involved in obtaining a home hunter deal. 

I now have several cash flowing properties and want to thank the Income for Life Team, and especially Leslie, for encouraging me to fill my own property.

 
~ Amir


Leslie is very positive and enthusiastic which made the whole experience fun.  She also took my physical needs into consideration when looking for a new home.  Leslie took fabulous photos for the listing and presented a positive and accurate description of my house.  I was also impressed by the very proactive marketing strategies.  The best part was working with someone who really cared about me and what I wanted.  I feel that I was given superb service and attention.

~ Ms. Carol Childs


We were impressed by Leslie’s ability to find a house exactly as we were interested in and just weeks after we told her.   We liked her professionalism in bringing us into the office to look at options on high speed and the binder to organize the information.  We were pleased to have options at each aspect (eg. movers, inspectors)   anything we asked about, Leslie would investigate for us – thanks.  After the sale, Leslie was available to ensure we were happy and helped us regarding the leaking roof.  We were most impressed with her honesty.

 ~ Mr. Andre Gabrielli and Mrs. Louise Bernier


I truly appreciate the time and energy you had given to me.  Your 'personal' touch and genuine demeanor will translate into great working relationships with your clients and you bring a 'calmness' and 'trust' factor to the table!

~ Ms. Kateri Josaitis


Leslie became a trusted partner and confidant in a very complex endeavor. Everything pulled together beautifully and successfully.

 ~ Mr. Marvin Josaitis


Hello my name is Wayman Hemphill. I am a mortgage broker. I have known and worked with Leslie Kitchen for over 7 years. She is one of the most honest and ethical people I have ever worked with. Leslie has a strong passion for helping others. When you're ready to buy or sell your home you can trust Leslie to give to the quality of service you deserve.

 ~ Mr. Wayman Hemphill


This letter is to acknowledge Leslie Kitchen for her integrity and commitment. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Leslie over the past few years. In all those years, I witnessed an individual who was very supportive of all her colleagues, someone who genuinely cared about the needs of the people she was involved with and set out to make a difference in the world by tending to those needs. When Leslie said that she would do something, I knew, without the shadow of a doubt that it would be done and done well. I can honestly think of no finer person, no one I would rather do business with than Leslie Kitchen. Yours truly,

 ~ Ms. Evelyn Horlacher 


 

To Whom It May Concern: This letter will serve as testimony to the character of Ms. Leslie Kitchen. I have known Ms. Kitchen for approximately seven years. During this time, we worked side by side within the same company structure. It was a distinct pleasure working with Leslie. I found her to be dedicated, trustworthy and always willing to assist. She provided great leadership to new representatives and managed to always stay focused on each of the projects until fruition. Leslie would be a valuable asset to any project. I know she will continue to reach success with anything she chooses to participate in.

 ~ Mrs. Judith L. Lauzon 


A note about Mrs. Leslie Kitchen: I've known Leslie for over seven years now. For the last four years we worked very closely together helping people develop their business development skills. The task involved not only setting the example but a great deal of teaching, coaching and leading. Effectively Mrs. Kitchen's role was to teach teachers to teach teachers to teach. She was excellent! I have come to know a kind, caring, thoughtful person with a sense of humour and a commitment to serve. I trust her!

~ Mr. Don Clayton


Cheryl and I appreciate you being there every step of the way guiding us and sharing our wisdom.  We certainly could not have done it without you and the team at Income for Life.  We have been involved in various different ventures and this by far stands out as one of the best.  Thanks again and we look forward to working with you in the months and years to come.                                                                                                                    

 ~ Kevin and Cheryl Barnard

 

                                                                                                                                                           


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