No need to spend your time teaching your REALTOR®....whether new or experienced, see what our clients have to say about the services they've received...
You rock, guys!
...I loved your video that highlights the one stop shop that you're setting up for investors as you take your model country wide. Good luck with this expansion and I'm pretty sure you guys will rule the world soon. ....I want to thank you both SO much because looking back at it, the presentation you did at REIN some years ago on how to do a JV meeting properly was immensely valuable to me. Going through the JV secrets programme was the foundation and I have already thanked Russel Westcott for that, but I have to say it was watching you both on the stage demonstrating what a bad JV meeting and then a good JV meeting looks like, that made the penny drop. I've gone on to do 5 JV's since then, and I really have put in to practice what you both taught me, it was so good, and the tips you gave are golden! It's clear to me that what you both do on a day to day basis is helping people, and that attracts people to your business, but it's also clear to me that you're just good people and that you enjoy helping others to become successful independent of whatever your business goals are. So thank you once again for positively impacting me (which has in turn had the ripple effect of me helping 5 other people to build their wealth through Real Estate) and for being you. You rock guys! Alastair
QD Home Quest
"Pleasure to work with..."
It's been a pleasure working with you! Wishing you health, happiness and success in the New Year!
"Key Factor to Success..."
I worked with Alberta on Fire on buying and selling a property. In both instances they were a key factor to a successful outcome and win-win situations for all involved parties. All interactions were extremely quick and professional. Especially when we sold an investment property in a slow market, Warren was extremely valuable and we had a deal within a few days. I would 100% recommend Alberta on Fire to anybody that is interested in investment properties.
REIN Joint Venture Presentation
I have been following you guys since I joined REIN last year on May 23rd 2013. I currently live in Fort McMurray with my wife Marlene and 5 year old son Ethan. We are originally from Zimbabwe and have been in Canada since 2001. I have always been interested in Real Estate Investing since I was in Toronto but always was held back by my fear and credit history. Moving to Fort McMurray in 2011 made everything change as we started to make more money, paid down our debt and fixed our credit. I am so proud to say that we purchased our first home and it has a closing date of April 12 2014. With all the help I have got from REIN and other investors such as yourselves I am now confident that I am going to be an excellent investor and fulfill my Belize. I just wanted to say thank you for all the support and encouragement you have given me so far through your story and website. It's always a plus to learn from young experts such as yourself who are a husband and wife team. Your story is very captivating and just love how you are now focusing on helping other investors. May you continue to be prosperous in every way as what you do to help others always comes back ten fold. I have just finished watching your YouTube presentation on JV partnerships. I have always been scared about Joint Ventures but your presentation just made things so clear for me. Being in Fort McMurray where the entry to investing is so expensive, one needs JV's in order to get ahead quickly. With such an abundance of people here with either substantial equity in their homes or disposable income I was always worried about not being able to find a way to tap into such a source of raising capital. Thanks to you, I am full of confidence now.
"Going out of your way to help..."
I just wanted to thank you so much for going out of your way to help us learn how to find Joint Venture partners. Because of your coaching, I am much more comfortable talking to others and directing the conversations toward Real Estate. I'm not only more comfortable talking about Real Estate with strangers, I've gained a tremendous amount of confidence and I feel my social skills are a lot stronger.
Tyler and Jenn
"Guiding us through a trying experience..."
I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how thankful we are! Thank you for guiding us through our first home buying experience. It was a very trying experience indeed but we know they will get better!
"Making the Journey Easier..."
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wisdom & tips for making this journey easier. I still remember meeting you not long after joining REIN (almost 10 years ago!) Your encouragement and sincerity was a huge motivator!
Jeff Leung, Prestige Member
"See New Investment Opportunities Where I Didn't See Them Before."
Warren Pratt and the Alberta on Fire Team provide a truly exceptional educational experience. They were instrumental in assisting me with the selection of new properties, providing guidance on methods to maximize my rental income, coached me through the selection of cost-efficient finishings, and provided me with creative solutions to obtain mortgage financing. Alberta on Fire, through their experience and personalized attention, helped me improve on my skills as a real estate investor and allowed me to see new investment opportunities where I didn't see them before.
Regan and Charity Edser, Prestige Members
Saved Us a lot of...Unnecessary Guessing
We knew we were ready to buy an income property, but didnt know exactly what type would be right for us. After to meeting with Warren, he found what suited us best and we had an accepted offer on a property in a few short days. Warren saved us a lot of time and much unnecessary guessing. All people that start out investing in real estate are very different. That was the approach that they used at our first meeting. They listened to our situation and tailored solutions in a way that didn't feel like it was a carbon copy of someone before us." As first time real estate investors, the Alberta On Fire team showed us that there are many ways other than convential lending to get involved in real estate. They really removed any apprehensiveness we had and have given us the confidence to reach and plan to exceed goals that we once felt were unobtainable.
Dan-Christian Yeung, Prestige Member
"Help You Achieve Your Goals"
As a new real estate entrepreneur, it's really difficult to decide what properties to buy. There is always a risk that you overpay or you buy in an area that is not attractive to renters. Warren and his team alleviates this risk by identifying investment properties in established an well known communities ensuring that real estate investors and entrepreneurs obtain equity and positive cash flow with little or no money down. Warren is a well connected and established authority on investment real estate within the Edmonton area, so he is able to provide guidance to real estate investors and entrepreneurs looking into getting into many types of real estate. Not only is he proficient at identifying good investment real estate, he is very helpful at providing guidance to those with existing underperforming properties. I highly recommend anyone who is either looking to get into or is already in the Edmonton real estate market to get in touch with Warren and see how he can help you achieve your goals. Dan-Christian Yeung 780-901-0800 email@example.com
Courtney & Matt Hammond,Edmonton Prestige Members
Gain confidence and direction in our real estate investments
Working with Alberta on Fire and Warren as our Realtor has truly helped us gain confidence and direction in our real estate investments. Each time I was able to go out to look at properties the conversation and insight left me excited and confident in the direction we were going. Warren offers experience and knowledge that you don't get working with other realtors that don't have properties and aren't actively engaged with the rental market. I have really appreciated his efforts to find us places that work within our goals- and always feel that if I like a house- and he likes a house... It's probably a good place :) I would definitely recommend Warren and the Alberta On Fire team for any serious investor.
Sebastian Lang, Edmonton Prestige Member
Our Success Story
My wife, Suzanne, and I had been interested in real estate investing for a couple of years, but never gave it too much thought. One year ago, the dream of owning a rental property, living rent-free and making a positive return on investment seemed impossible because we had no experience, had never owned a home, and did not know where to begin. Through the Prestige program, we met the coaches from the real-estate investment company, Alberta On Fire. I met with Warren Pratt on a Saturday and told him exactly what we were looking for in an income property. Warren was able to find a property that fit our requirements and showed it to me the same day. The following Monday, we put an offer in on the property, and it was accepted the next day. We received the keys to our first investment property in March 2014, and immediately began renovating the upstairs unit. Upon completion, we will purchase our second investment property and renovate it, while renting out the basement in our current property. As of June 2014, we have a tenant, and are completely mortgage free! Once the renovations on the upper unit were completed, Warren helped us determine the charge for monthly rent. We are very grateful to everything we have learned from him over the past four months and certainly would not have profited this much without his assistance and expertise. Warren and the AOF team are a great source of information and have assisted us greatly in starting our own real-estate investing career.
Brook Davies, Investor
"Indispensable to success."
Thank-you for all your help and guidance purchasing properties in Edmonton! You are great to work with and indispensable to my success!
Kelly Baxter, Investor, Coquitlam, BC
"What you do works! I would recommend A hundred times over!"
The Alberta On Fire team gave me all the tools I needed to make the right decisions about my investment properties in the Edmonton area. They answered all of my questions thoroughly and honestly as well as supported me through the more stressful times.
David Eng, Investor, Vancouver, BC
"The Alberta On Fire team were instrumental with dealing with our myriad concerns and doubts"
Warren, and the entire team have done an amazing job in helping my JV partner Kevin and I invest in the Edmonton area. Since we're from Vancouver, we had our reservations about investing out of province. However, the Alberta On Fire team were instrumental with dealing with our myriad concerns and doubts. First, they provided a tour of Edmonton and helped us understand the types and locations of properties that would cash flow and make wise investments. From there, Warren's been a great base of knowledge and expertise while locating specific properties and helping us secure their purchase. He also helped us with the critical step of finding a great property management team. As a result, we've purchased two properties over the last three months and both have tenants signed to year long leases before we even took possession! And this was over the winter no less. Given this success, we've been very pleased with our investing experiences and look forward to working with Warren and the team again.
Gary and Lilla Ludwig,Investors,New Westminster,BC
" We appreciate your professionalism and expertise...
We wanted to thank you for being instrumental in finding our second property and for your facilitating the entire experience. We appreciate your professionalism and expertise. The property is now rented and cash-flowing very nicely!
Anil and Simmi Wadhera, Investors, Ottowa, ON
"The entire process was unbelievably quick and easy..."
Warren and his team were instrumental in helping us purchase our investment properties in Edmonton. They are extremely knowledgeable about the Edmonton real estate market. The entire process was unbelievably quick and easy!! We really appreciate the fact that they are always very prompt in answering any of our questions. We have complete confidence in them and would highly recommend their team to anyone who wants to purchase great cash flowing properties with confidence and ease.
Jim MacDonald, Investor, Kelowna, BC
"Warren is a good listener...He helped me make good purchase decisions that fit my goals..."
In the past few years I have been burned by some professionals in the financial service industry. My ability to trust any advice had been tested. Before meeting Warren, I was focused on and acquired fixer-up duplexes in the inner city. Warren helped me crunch the numbers and see it differently. Newer suburban duplexes was a better fit with me managing the properties from a distance. Of my six doors, those inner city doors are my biggest headache. Warren is a good listener and he did not try to impose an agenda on me. He helped me make good purchase decisions that fit my goals and current lifestyle. I trust Warren.
Shelly Butt, Investor/REALTOR, Georgetown, ON
"They really take the guess work out of real estate investing."
The AOF team made purchasing both of my investment properties very easy. They are prompt to respond to any questions or concerns and are extremely knowledgeable and are experts in the Edmonton market. AOF's cash-flow work sheets are spot-on in terms of how the numbers really pan out. I also loved the pre-analyzed properties that AOF mails out on a regular basis. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the Alberta On Fire team to any of my friends or clients. They really take the guess work out of real estate investing. I would use their services again in a heartbeat!
Sam and Elizabeth Bain, Investors, Edmonton,AB
The team has been absolutely pivotal in our success as real estate investors."
The Alberta On Fire team have been absolutely pivotal in our success as real estate investors. They took the time to really understand what was important to us now, and recommend properties that suited where we wanted to go in life. They helped us determine our niche property, including educating us on various neighbourhoods, trends and tenant profiles, and also provided accurate rent values. The Alberta On Fire team walked us through the negotiations, and were able to secure fantastic properties for us. I can honestly say we wouldn’t be where we are today without them. Thanks!!!!!!! Sam and Elizabeth Bain
Darrell Lu, Investor, Sherwood Park, AB
"Warren was great... he knows what I want..."
The biggest advantage in working with the AOF investor team was their knowledge on the local Edmonton market. I found that the biggest obstacle was the time spent finding a deal. Warren was great at helping me overcome this. He knows what I want and filters the houses first before giving me a few options to choose from. I would definitely recommend them to others. Bring more deals!
Brad Roach, Investor, Brampton, ON
"As REALTORS who are specialized in investing, they were able to better meet my needs."
The biggest advantage of working with the Alberta on Fire Investor Team was their experience.... As REALTORS who are specialized in investing, they were able to better meet my needs. My biggest obstacle was finding / purchasing properties in Canada while living abroad. The AOF Investor team made this a non - issue. The listings I'd received were filtered so everything I'd looked at pretty much met my requirements. It was simply a matter of selecting the best of those to purchase.
Jane Logan, Investor, Toronto,ON
"Absolutely no way we would have purchased this house in a matter of a few days without you."
Warren and team, Thank you very much ... for the incredible guidance you provided ... I am reading, "The Little Book of Real Estate Investing in Canada", and realized there is absolutely no way we would have purchased this house in a matter of a few days without you. To quote Don, "without the team, I'm sunk." Hope to see you in Edmonton in the coming months.
John Heeney, Investor, Toronto, ON
" I have developed a complete trust in the team ..."
Being from Ontario , investing in the Edmonton area requires us to use extremely competent REALTOR services based on trust and reliability . From the moment we first met w came to the table very committed to meet each-others expectations of our business relationship. Since then , I have developed a complete trust in the AOF team for helping me grow my Real Estate portfolio in and around Edmonton . He not only provides us with top quality REALTOR services but has been very helpful in creating a great real estate team and system for buying and maintaining properties in the area . Buying properties with the Alberta On Fire team is now only a phone call away for me.
Amanda and Jarret Brophy, Investors, Edmonton ,AB
"We will without a doubt choose the Alberta On Fire team for our future investments"
My husband and I could not have asked for a better REALTOR® to help us get our start in the world of real estate investing. We "shopped" around for the right REALTOR® and knew after our meeting with the Alberta On Fire team that they would be a perfect fit. As new members to REIN, it was invaluable to have a REALTOR® who knew the REIN philosophy inside and out which made our investment property search and purchase process a breeze. Not only did the Alberta On Fire team acted as our REALTORS® but they exceeded our expectations in referring us to other disciplines to help us establish our own team of mortgage brokers, insurance agents and lawyers. He also never failed to answer any question we had along the way. Part of what we like most about them is that he is someone who started out just like us: young and familiar to that overwhelmed feeling you get as a new investor. They acts as an inspiration to my husband and I when we see how far they have come. Kelly....what would we have done without Kelly? She was such a gem and we still aren't too sure if she ever has a day off since we would often hear from her outside of regular business hours. We appreciate all the updates she would send our way and were surprised at how accommodating she was in meeting us at our workplaces to help pick up documents and drop off our keys. We will without a doubt choose the Alberta On Fire team for our future investment purchases.
Drew Kardash, Investor, Edmonton, AB
"The Alberta On Fire team go above and beyond expectations to ensure your success."
The Alberta On Fire team walked me through every step of the process and provided examples of their past experiences to help me make the best decision. The team is approachable, accountable and professional. They always have their clients best interest in mind. The biggest advantage in working with them is their knowledge of my niche area of investing. As investors themselves, they understands the process from an investors point of view. The Alberta On Fire team saved me time, money and headaches because they are familiar with the market area I wanted to get into. They had gone through a lot of the same doubts and struggles that I was going through. This shortened my learning curve because I was able to draw on his experiences. Overall it was a great experience and I recommend them to everyone that asks. The Alberta On Fire team go above and beyond expectations to ensure your success.
Justin Chung, Investor, Toronto, ON
"Couldn't have done it without you!"
Warren and the AOF team, Thank you so much for all your help in helping me secure my first property in Leduc. I'm appreciative of all the work you have done and look forward to adding many more with the help of your team! Couldn't have done it without you!!
Mark George, Investor, Vancouver, BC
"An amazing job of analyzing properties for cash flow"
I chose the AOF team as my REALTORS® in Edmonton to assist me with my first investment property purchase. They are very knowledgeable, efficient and great to work with. They did a great job of walking me through the process of my first purchase and answered any questions I had. I gave them the frame work of what I was after (Price range, type of property, area) and within a few hours I had a list of the best properties in my range. They do an amazing job of analyzing properties for cash flow and presents out the info using an easy to follow spread sheet. I ended up buying a property in NW Edmonton that was recommended by them, and after just more than a year it is a great performer that has produced positive cash flow from day 1 and will be part of my portfolio for a long time. Thanks to their support and hard work I was able to do all of this long distance from my home in Vancouver. Thank you for making my first purchase smooth, enjoyable and exciting.
Paul Gillanders,Investor, Fort McMurray, AB
" Wants me to succeed before he thinks of his commission..."
What can I say... I had one of those perfect experiences. The AOF team was recommended to me by Peggy Wong of Peter Kinch mortgage group. It is my belief that good people know good people. If you can get into that loop, your experience will be profound. Often I feel like I have cheated in some way because the AOF team makes it sooo easy. They know what I want before I know what I want. I am a new investor and their knowledge and advice has been invaluable in my advancement. They are REALTORS® that take commissions for their own profit but I have felt that he has my interests at heart first. I feel that they want me to succeed before they think of their commission. Which is why I would recommend them for any investor or regular home buyer over other REALTORS®. I am happy to answer any questions personally you have about them. Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly confirm why they are your best choice. Yours truly, -Paul Gillanders
Todd Zimmer, Vancouver, BC
"Very skilled negotiator... "
I have purchased several investment properties with the AOF team as my REALTORS®. They are very knowledgeable of the Edmonton real estate market and especially in regards to investment properties. They are a very skilled negotiators who have helped me build my business through his expertise. I highly recommend them to assist in purchasing Real Estate in Edmonton.
Brian Pederson, Investor, British Columbia
"First Person I Call"
My experience working with the AOF team has been excellent! As a first time investor, they helped make the process so easy. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience and takes the time to share it. They will also be completely honest with you. I have now purchased 4 homes with them and they are the first company I call when I am looking for a property in Edmonton.
Nick Derksen, Investor, British Columbia
"Quickly Risen to Top of my List...Everything I Need"
"I have used a few REALTORS® before but the AOF team have very quickly risen to the top of my list. With living in a different province and just starting my investment portfolio, they have been able to offer me everything I need. A few of those items are: 1. An unbiased opinion of the properties that I am interested in. 2. A helping hand when working out the minor details when buying properties out of province. 3. A successful approach to buying and holding real estate. I would recommend them to anyone interested in starting a sound real estate portfolio. Open Video Testimonial
Brad and Nadja Ledwidge, Nanaimo, BC
"Understand the Fundamentals of Investing"
If you are serious about Real Estate investing then the Alberta On Fire team are the people you need on your team. We have been working with this dynamic duo for the last two years and they really know their stuff. From the initial search and purchase to the selection of professional property managers. Their insights and support have been priceless to us. We wanted to align our expectations for success with a team that has an understanding of what is involved in Real Estate investing. Most REALTORS will sell you a home BUT how many understand the fundamentals of investing in Real Estate. We have many more properties to buy and the AOF team will definitely be an integral part of our goals . Thanks for helping us reach our Belize...." Open Video Testimonial
Trevor and Tara Steffler, Investors, Stony Plain,
"Confidence to Move Forward"
The AOF real estate and investment expertise gives my wife and I the confidence to move forward as real estate investors. Due to their knowledge of the Edmonton and area markets we would recommend them to any one of our family or friends for purchasing investment real estate or a principle residence. They have helped us with marketing ideas and due to the fact that they are veteran investors themselves have even advised us on what kind of rental income we can expect in specific areas. We consider them to be an integral part of our team, and look forward to working with them in the future.
Scott Street, Investor, Abbotsford, BC
"Practical Knowledge of Edmonton's Real Estate Market, both on Sales...and Rents"
I used the AOF team to purchase my first investment property in Edmonton a few months ago. I have appreciated working with them for a few key reasons. The first is their character. They are an honest and moral person I believe would help me steer clear of any real estate gray areas. Secondly their hands-on and practical knowledge of Edmonton's real estate market, both on sales, available properties and rents, was also very helpful to solidify my research. The third is their service. They worked hard to help me buy my property and were also willing to spend some time helping me round out my skill set as a real estate investor. Finally, their general knowledge of the specifics of real estate investing in Edmonton was very helpful in regards to other services an investor will need.
Mark and Melissa Shymko, Investors, Spruce Grove
"Know Exactly What Investors are Looking for...Tough to Find"
From getting us our first rental property to giving us advice on tenants, managing properties and finding future joint venture partners. The AOF team have been absolutely awesome. Without them giving us a kick start we probably wouldn't have 5 investment properties and counting. They know exactly what investors are looking for and are continually providing a service that is tough to find. We strongly recomend them to everyone looking to buy...
Marianne Malo Chenard, Investor, Edmonton, AB
"Years of Experience as an Investor Himself...with No Nonsense Approach
The AOF team and I first chatted on a Monday. By Thursday afternoon my husband and I had an offer submitted on a potential revenue property. Friday evening, we celebrated our offer's acceptance. A few weeks later, we celebrated an accepted offer on a second revenue property. This is how quickly things can move with them if you know what your goals are. If you have a fairly good idea of what you need to get there, so much the better. Their years of experience as investor themselves, combined with his no-nonsense approach, add tremendous value to his service. We have greatly appreciated their insight, their honesty and the extra mile they go in order to ensure that our investment needs are met. We look forward to adding to our portfolio with their guidance.
Ron Ducharme, Investor, British Columbia
"Able to Bridge Gap Between The Theory and the Practical"
For anybody looking to find a REALTOR to help them with their real estate investments..... The Alberta On Fire team is who you are looking for. I am new to REIN and real estate investing and the AOF team was just the type of REALTOR® I was looking for. They were able to bridge the gap between the theory and the practical. They are knowledgeable and their personal investments shows they walks the talk. They helped me from start to finish. I highly recommend them.
Brian and Debi Jones, Homeowners turned Investors
"Complicated Deal but They Explained it very well...even to the seller"
The Alberta On Fire team were very helpful when putting our offer together for the purchase of our acreage. It was a complicated deal but they explained it very well to us and even helped the seller to understand the terms of the deal. They were very honest and professional, and we had complete trust in all aspects of our dealings with them. When it came to renting our other home, they helped write up the ad, recommended what internet site to use and within a couple of days...the house was rented... the Alberta On Fire team were very helpful, friendly and professional and had answers to all our questions. Thanks!
Rod Bellamy, Investor, Vancouver, BC
'This letter is in support of Alberta Real Estate Opportunities Inc.. I have had the pleasure of dealing with them several times over the past year and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services...these knowledgeable investors run their company with a high level of expertise and integrity, and given the opportunity I will gladly use their services again.' - Rod Bellamy, Investor,
Terry/Anima McKertcher, Alberta Edge Real Estate
"The Alberta On Fire team's knowledge of the Alberta real estate industry is second to none....they offered excellent insights and impressed us with their dedication and professionalism... incredible efficiency and ease. Their continued success as both REALTORS® and real estate investors speaks to their passion, expertise and drive. We recommend them highly to our friends, family, acquaintances and to you."
Tyler Clarke, Investor, Saskatchewan
"Few Have the Personal Experience and Knowledge"
'As an out of Province investor working with the Alberta On Fire team on investment properties has proved to be the right decision. There is lots of competition but few have the personal experience and knowledge the Alberta On Fire team does when it comes to buying the right property for cashflow. The Alberta On Fire team is dependable and works incredibly hard yet has a easy going no pressure approach. I can honestly say they work for the client's best interest. I am looking forward to investing more and purchasing my personal home through them' - Tyler Clarke, Investor, Saskatchewan
Pam Petrin, Investor, Edmonton, AB
"Absolutely Stress Free...Knows the Rules and Systems of REIN"
I recently purchased my first revenue property with the help of the Alberta On Fire team. Purchasing a property can be stressful, especially your first property, but with the Alberta On Fire team it was absolutely stress free. From locating the perfect property to closing paperwork, and even great advice on renting, it was seamless. The Alberta On Fire team are a valued part of my team with an immense amount of knowledge in the industry through training and personal experience. He knows the rules and systems of REIN, and what it takes to purchase a solid property based on REIN principals and technology. I feel the Alberta On Fire team are interested in my success as I am and I will use them again in a second. I have complete respect, and admiration for their work and integrity, and I highly recommend them.
Sam and Liz Bain, Investors, Edmonton, AB,
"Educating us on Various Neighbourhoods, Trends, Tenant Profiles and Accurate Rent Values"
The AOF team have been absolutely pivotal in our success as real estate investors. They took the time to really understand what was important to us now, and recommend properties that suited where we wanted to go in life. They helped us determine our niche property, including educating us on various neighbourhoods, trends and tenant profiles, and also provided accurate rent values. They walked us through the negotiations, and was able to secure fantastic properties for us. I can honestly say we wouldn’t be where we are today without them. Thanks!!!!!!! Sam and Elizabeth Bain