Table of Contents - Youtube, Podcasting And The Real Estate Market With Bradley Watson
George El Masri [00:00:00] Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Well Off podcast, I'm your host, George El Masri, and I interviewed Bradley Watson today from Watson Estates. So Bradley's a real estate agent, an investor and a podcast host. He's also a father of two and works with his wife, Sandra. So on this episode, we talked about, first of all, podcasting. So that's point number one, how he was able to grow his audience, how he started. So we talked a little bit on that. And just some tips for for anyone who's looking to to start a podcast or if you're kind of struggling with your audience, how do you basically get more listeners? So number two is market trends. What are we seeing in the market today? And this was recorded in April. Twenty twenty one. So things might be a little bit different at the time that this is being released. But there's still some good points in there about what to do if you are a seller and also as a buyer if you're looking for deals, what are some tips and tricks for you there? And then number three, we talked about recent capital. So how Bradley was able to leverage his YouTube channel and his podcast to raise capital that way. And then we touch on little tips as well in terms of building relationships and just staying in touch with people. So some of the ways that he's able to do that and if you guys enjoy the episode and enjoy the show, I ask you to leave us our review on the Apple podcast platform and also like and comment if you're on YouTube, your sports always appreciate it. Make sure to share this with your friends and family. And finally, if you want to connect with me, well-off dossie for slash. Actually, no, you don't need to do it for it's less well-off dossie and my contact information is there and you can also download some reports well off Nazia for its last report for that one there. So enjoy the episode. Welcome to the podcast where the goal is to motivate, inspire and share success principles. I am here with Bradley Watson today from Watson Estates. He's a real estate agent, an investor and podcast host. He's a father of two and works with his wife, Sandra. I did a little bit of research, so that's how I found that out. So one of the things that we're going to talk about today is your podcast, because I know you've released a lot of episodes. I know you've had a lot of great debts. So we want to talk a little bit about how to grow an audience for that. Also, as an active realtor, I'm curious to hear your take on the market. And finally, we'll touch on raising capital. So what the way I like to start off, Bradley, I just want to ask about your childhood, where you grew up, and maybe one or two things you remember from from then
Bradley Watson [00:02:22] from my childhood. OK, let's get going, man. Thanks. I really appreciate being on the show. This is really cool. I love talking to different audiences and hopefully adding some value. But yeah, I bought in Mississauga, so I was raised in the bottom Mississauga. My parents actually separated. I haven't really mentioned this on a podcast. So they are getting a little bit of info here when I was three. So I come from a a divided home. I have a very good relationship now with my dad over the years. And now we actually moved up to Brampton, met my now wife, Sandra, who you mentioned at the beginning. We met in high school, were high school sweethearts. We were actually joking the other day. We've known each other more than half of our life now. So we've been together for a long time. We've raised a couple of beautiful kids, three, we say raise, but they're still three and 10 month old. And so growing up, I guess one of the big things for me never really had I'm a first generation university graduate, so I never really I wouldn't say I had a silver spoon in my mouth fortunate enough to see my mom. I guess one thing to look back on, as we kind of were when I was younger, we lived in apartments and it was a really big move for my mom to move into a semi-detached in Brampton because we never owned anything before. And as I grew up, I learned what she does, what she did use r r I'm sorry, rasps and was able to take advantage of that program to get in as a first time buyer. So seeing people having given right advice to my mom in this case, I mean, I never really my mom was always she always bragged about having really good credit. And the way she did that was she she used her credit card all the time and she balance. But she would receive she always say, you know what, I got a really cool promo rate for such and such a credit card. And she would jump from card to card and look at that as kind of a badge of honor. And now I look back and I realize they never really had the life lessons, at least in my home or in in relationships. I never really got that completely from home. A lot of it has kind of been developed and over the years, whether that's from school or just chatting with smart fellows like yourself.
George El Masri [00:04:21] Yeah, well, that's cool. We have a lot in common because you actually I grew up in Mississauga and I live in Brampton now, too, so, yeah, that's it's cool to see which part of Mississauga, by the way, just out of curiosity.
Bradley Watson [00:04:33] Well, I was in Mississauga until I think grade five Credit Valley we lived. Uh, yes. Erin Mills around Erin Mills south, Erin, but now now we live up in Caledon, so we kind of jump. You want to stay close enough to the family, but also kind of this is pretty covid. We're trying to get away a little bit more space with our family. So we're happy we're living or living a happy life in our dream home. Can't can't complain.
George El Masri [00:05:00] Yeah, I'm glad to hear that. So let's let's jump into the podcasting part. So, yeah. When did you launch your podcast? And can you tell us a little bit about, you know, how many episodes you have so far?
Bradley Watson [00:05:13] Absolutely. So we began this is funny. So I've been doing YouTube videos for it's got to be five years or so now, long time ago if you want to laugh at me. If I was going to be perfectly honest, go back to some of my original episodes. They're hilarious. Like I stopped on camera. Just super embarrassing. I remember the first one of the first videos I shot. I was sitting in a rental property that I had and the fridge wasn't plugged in. And, you know, like, you don't plug the fridge and you got to make sure it's up, keeps it wedged open. So I had this, like, really bright green cloth wedged into the fridge and it was a white fridge, really ugly. And that was my background. That was one of the first videos I did. So, yeah. So all the years we went along, it was for a while. They're really heavy into updates on the market. And then I kind of went to Marvel. You don't have to batch content. I'm going to do like five, six weeks ahead. Started going that route, realized that there was a pull back and some of my audience said, you know what, I got to get more active. I got to be getting this content out quicker and more timely for for for the audience that I speak to the best. So all of that kind of happened last February. I have a virtual assistant that actually encouraged me to start the podcast, so I said, you know what? Let's launch some of the video episodes on podcast. And then as covid started happening, I was thinking, you know what? Why what if I was to record an episode every day for the next month on podcast and I've never podcast it before. It's about myself. And I said, well, yeah, Mike, the same one I'm using today and just started recording, just audio only no video and over time started getting some traction, did really well and a couple of months. And I thought, you know what, let's go back to the video, incorporate the video. And so now I've kind of been able to merge the two. So since starting in February for podcasting, we're we're I think we're almost two hundred and thirty episodes at the time we're recording this. So I don't know the average, but over the first 12 months, I think we're averaging about 17 episodes a month. So we're putting out a ton of content between guest interviews, but mostly market updates, two to three weeks per two to three episodes per week. Just talking about what the market's talking about as an investor and as a broker, I kind of I need to research it myself. So it keeps me hot and I enjoy it. And we've just kind of been we've got a bit of a flying a flying pattern here. And we're just kind of putting out less episodes, but more consistently and the same type of content. And I'm enjoying
George El Masri [00:07:31] it. Is it just yourself or are you do you have a co-host or something like that?
Bradley Watson [00:07:36] Just me, man. OK, yeah. No pretty faces on these episodes, OK. Yes, right. Like we have we interview guests and that's that's a chance to have a different voice. To be honest with you, though, the majority of our audience prefer to listen to me ramble. I find my episodes are in many cases more than double the downloads of guests just because they wanted. The reason they're following at least my channel is to get that update on the market. Yeah, that's that's where they get it.
George El Masri [00:08:02] What are your thoughts on having a co-host like we just in general, what do you think? Do you think you would be further ahead if you had one or what are your thoughts?
Bradley Watson [00:08:11] Probably not. Probably not. You know why I so I write the content. It takes me three to four hours to create it. I mean, you could outsource it. There's a lot of things you can outsource. And I've been asked like what is what do I do? Like what's your job? For me, it's a content creator. Like I create content. If you added a co-host, I find I do believe I could find someone with similar energy. I think that that's both. I think there's people more than capable of doing it. But the dynamic of laughing at myself, like a lot of I specifically take thirty minutes on each episode to put humor into the episode. And mostly it ends up looking very embarrassing. But I that personality that I have, I, I find I don't know, I just. I just I don't think a co-host would work.
George El Masri [00:08:56] Right, that's fair. That's fair. Well, it seems like you're you're doing pretty well and you're enjoying it. So what tips do you have for the audience here? The people that are listening, if they're interested in either starting a podcast or they want to grow their audience, what are three tips that you could share with them?
Bradley Watson [00:09:12] Podcast specifically or you know what, let's go outside a podcast, because I have seen out a podcast is my thing. I think it's I don't know why, to be honest with you, I don't think my voice is anything unique. It's just I don't know, for for whatever reason podcast is work. But I know many other people who have gotten to the creative, even YouTube, that have far outshot the number of subscribers that I have in the last year. And really what a lot of them have done is they've taken the opportunity, which is what I did with podcasting, by the way. So maybe this is step number one is you have to seize the opportunity. There's a lot of people I found this time last year. Now, keep in mind, I said on my podcast in February covid and started in March. So I got a bit lucky in that sense. But as soon as March hit is when we double down on the amount of content. So I think when other people are pulling back, that's a really good opportunity, a good sign for you to really double down. There's a few other social platforms people can be doing, like people can be looking at clubhouse. Tick tock. There's so many platforms, LinkedIn and I'm barely on LinkedIn. And I know there's a massive opportunity in LinkedIn right now. Some of these I think are so I would say look for those opportunities where other people are pulling away. If you look at large businesses, you notice that the ones that have taken office have done so in down cycles are times where everyone else is running in fear. And I think that that's the case when it comes to creating content. I think one of the things that people kind of grab on to, at least as it relates to my content from some of the feedback, is I love it, but I actually really enjoy making content. I love chatting with folks and I love my mouth moving. And I love real estate. I love talking about the China real estate market. Whether I got paid for this or not. I'm not making money on podcasts. The big reason I do it is because I want to know, yes, it helps my career, too. But even if I wasn't licensed, I mean, there's a majority of my audience don't have licenses. And these are these are people that are just passionate and love the industry. So I think that that's super important. And then I guess it would be I'd be shortchanging to not say, you got it. You got to work hard. You really do. I don't think I'm the hardest working person I know. I know it's very easy for people to brag and say I'm the hardest working guy. I think I'm just straight up like if you want to know how many hours I'm putting in. Recently I've been doing actually one episode per week personally and one guest episode guests tend to be quicker. Personally, I'm putting in three to four hours and then recording to call it 40 minutes plus giving it to my assistant to upload. So all in it's taking me about five hours a week for uploading. If I were to do it twice a week, 10 hours a week, I don't think that that takes a machine to do ten hours of work. What people are seeing, though, is, oh my God, look at that backdrop. Look at that audio. Look at the set up. You know, look, I don't know whatever all of those things have come from, again, two hundred episodes in a year. And I haven't checked my YouTube, but I wouldn't be surprised if I'm over four or five hundred uploads since I started. A lot of it is just practice. Nobody cares about the quality content. In fact, I had someone recently on one of my old videos from years ago compliment my backdrop. It was literally me in an office and they're like, Oh, nice backdrop.
George El Masri [00:12:17] OK, sure. Yeah. Yeah, well that's yeah. It's interesting because I complimented you on your bike shop now just before we got started. It's I like the way you have that set up. So if we were to recap what you just said. So I think one of the main points that I got from you is just to seize the opportunity and double down on content. So when others are pulling way out of fear, for whatever reason, you just double down, put out more content, focus on putting good things out there and things will happen for you.
Bradley Watson [00:12:45] Yes, absolutely. There's a shortage of content. There's a shortage of real estate listings, lots of money. There's a lots of listeners and a shortage of content. It's very similar.
George El Masri [00:12:54] Yeah. Do you set goals for your podcast in terms of what you'd like to achieve from it? Do you like maybe you tie up a monetary goal or something of that nature to it?
Bradley Watson [00:13:04] No, I really don't, to be perfectly honest. I mean, when I started, the reason that I started was just to see how it goes. I mean, it's really funny when you see if you just take a step, you're moving forward. Not to say don't set goals. I do set goals. Like I think I would be lying to say I don't set goals. My goal right now is how many episodes am I doing? I've committed certain dates of days of the week, a guest each week. These are some of the commitments and goals that I have. But I don't think I don't know if I would attribute my success, at least on podcasting to goals. I think it's just the consistency and consistency can be a goal, right? Stay staying power is a huge it's a huge force. So if you're doing this for even two months, I mean, we know look at each year at the beginning, everyone's like, you know what, I'm going to do such and such a goal. Two months in 90 percent of them have quit, probably more than that. Yeah. So the ones that continue the following year when you're restarting, they're they're also setting new goals, but they're are now a year ahead and everyone's like, holy smokes. Like they're killing it. Not really. They just didn't stop when you did.
George El Masri [00:14:07] Yeah, for sure. Yeah, definitely. You've got to you've got to keep doing what you're. And keep putting out content and I mean, you're going to figure it out at the end of the day what you want. Want to get out of it, even if you don't know right away. So I see what you're saying there. I want to move on to point number two, which is the market trends. Yeah. What are you saying? I know you work with investors, so I'm not sure which areas you focus on specifically. But what are you seeing in the market and where do you think things are headed?
Bradley Watson [00:14:37] Yeah, so as it relates to the podcast, I'd say my my skill set is as it relates to Toronto specifically, what does that mean necessarily the market in Toronto? No, I just most of the media and attention I found as I started is centered around Toronto. So we go outside and talk about Ontario. I mean, we talk about Canada to constantly. So as it relates to where do I spend most of my energy, to be honest with you, as someone who looks as investors, I don't say I don't. Many people specialize in one area. I'm not so concerned with that. To me, what's more important is relationship. So if I'm going to move into a specific market, I tether myself to people who are masters of that market. So in a way, I'm a little bit of a helicopter, I guess, as it relates to my portfolio and helping clients. If someone like recently I had someone that was looking to sell out well and I don't follow well and all that well, but knowing what they were trying to achieve when it comes to real estate transactions, I find the amount of information that's available. I don't know. I'm not much of a farmer. Let's say when you start in real estate, they say, you know what, farm, find a thousand dollars, find ten thousand dollars, whatever, and just focus your efforts on that one area. I've never done that. I've always been you know what? I would rather have a warmer relationship with people. I would rather connect with people, whether that's your social, whether that's through podcasts or whatever the relationships and getting into those markets is so much more powerful. Like I know I know who I'm going to call if I have a question about what's going on in well, I know where online I can find information that I need that's relevant to an investor in that market. So the actual space itself, I'm not I'm not like a local person looking for that opportunity to be on this set of streets, looking to jump on that opportunity. What I'm looking for is more general, I guess, more of a macro perspective, which comes through in a lot of the stats that I give. Right. I'm not looking at like, what is this one street? One developer has this big announcement. I don't care. I'm not worried about that. I'm looking at from a bigger perspective, are people moving in? Are they moving out? What areas have the tightest supply? These are some of the things. And from that, adjust the investment strategy and I'll kind of point people in the right direction. Got it.
George El Masri [00:16:40] Got it. OK, so what do you see? Like, what do you think is going to happen? I know. Well, right now we're shooting this in April. Twenty twenty one. What are your thoughts on what's going to happen with the market and what are you certain? Are you starting to see a shift at all in the market?
Bradley Watson [00:16:56] Yeah, I've been seeing a shift in the market for a while. I mean, there's always a shift. I think you can lead it by at least a month or two. The media tends to be about a month or two behind. So I don't know when we're uploading this, but at this point in time, I am noticing a couple changes. One, we've already seen the first shift that the government that we've seen from CMHC increase the stress test. That's that sign number one, in my opinion, a leading indicator of further adjustments that are going to come. In fact, today we would actually this week we're going to be seeing it might actually be today we were going to see an announcement, the federal budget. It's coming out in the next week or so. Whenever that's released, I anticipate there's probably going to be something in there as well. So I think you're going to start to see a bit of dominos come down with intervention because there's been enough of an outcry of overheating. Even people who have said there's been no overheating are starting to say, including major banks are starting to say we're seeing overheating. At the same time, I'm seeing a trend where we're actually starting to get a little bit of leveling out in the market a little bit, I don't know if it's enough to slow the to slow everything to a halt or to keep prices as they are. But when you get detached in Toronto, over a million and a half, that tells me people at some point people are going to say enough is enough. I'm not buying that product anymore. And I think we're starting to see that because we're seeing active listings rising not just downtown, but in suburban markets, too. People aren't showing up for multiple offers in the same way they have before. And I kind of hope that trend continues. But I hope that the two of them don't happen simultaneously because that's when you're going to start to have a problem. If our market has dealt with itself, which I believe markets do that. But then you also have this intervention taking place at overextends beyond what's necessary. That's when you have yourself a problem. So I think that those are the things right now that I'm watching for the closest as it relates to the market and obviously whether the city is going to outperform or the outscore communities as they all kind of work a little bit differently, too.
George El Masri [00:18:47] Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. Nobody knows what's going to happen. I can say that from my end. We're seeing things are I don't know, it's kind of hard to explain how they are like some properties are still getting a lot of a lot of attention and they're selling for substantially over asking. But I think there is an increase in supply as well. And we are seeing that some properties now, they're not getting as many showings and they're not getting the multiple offers. But I think a lot of times when that's happening, they're just really hitting it at a higher price and still getting very close to what they're asking. So I think right now, I mean, if you're selling a property, it's good to just be patient and you'll eventually get what you want. But it might not be as quickly as we would have had maybe two or three months ago.
Bradley Watson [00:19:32] Yeah, and just to dove a little more in there, too, we are definitely in a seller's market. I mean, there's there's no question we're in a seller's market. We're deep in Trenchtown. But there is also these minor shifts that do happen in a normal market where though you're in a seller's market, if there's all of a sudden a sudden influx of influx of new listings, you can have a temporary buyer's market take place. I've seen that myself. It sounds like you're maybe seeing that, too, in some ways where there's kind of an influx and it's like, wait, wait a minute. And all of a sudden, buyers get a little picky, get one or two sellers, they flinch, and all of a sudden that seems to change things kind of in a tighter bubble. In the bigger perspective, I would agree with you not to say don't constantly expect that in six months from now my prices are going to be 20 percent higher. I think that's unrealistic. But to say that the value that you've already obtained is gone, and I don't think that we've reached that point yet, and I don't think that's going to happen for a while. I think the main thing is it's not so much that we need to see prices come down, but we need to see some stability in prices. We can't have this this reaction to low interest rates. And it really is fútbol. I mean, people are they're they're freaking out.
George El Masri [00:20:35] Yeah, for sure. The other the other thing to keep in mind is the speed at which properties are selling. We've had this idea that a home should be selling in three or four days, which is not realistic. And I think people sometimes might panic a little bit if well, I'm speaking from a seller's perspective, they might panic a little bit if there are properties on the market for twenty five days. But that's normal right now. That's that's what's supposed to happen three to four days. Isn't is it normal? So it's just something to keep in mind just to be patient. And if you're on the buying end, if you're like an investor looking to buy, I would always recommend I mean, personally, what I like to do is look for those properties where there isn't a lot of competition where they might have been on the market for a little while. And you can try to find an opportunity that way.
Bradley Watson [00:21:19] Yeah. Or off market. Like, you know, you're that kind of guy, too. So depending on the approach, depending if it's a place you're going to live, I mean, you can get very creative. You just need to again, it comes down to relationships and having those contacts in place. And obviously you got to tread carefully, make sure you have the right advice if you're going to go wholesale or one of those. But, yeah, there's a lot of opportunities still out there. I mean, when we're looking for deals, people, people roll their eyes. But we're look, I'm looking for twenty percent off a fair market value. If it's not their problem or tremendous lift. If those two things don't exist, then we're probably not even going to bat an eye on it. So know, everyone's different because I've had questions where I had a friend of mine recently, their their mom was buying a condo right downtown and they're saying, hey, it's listed first because Cortazar Superheat right now, you say, OK, we're going to we want to buy it listed at six hundred or whatever we're thinking we're going to offer over seven. And they ask me, as someone who's familiar with the market, what do you suggest? I said, I don't know. Do you are you getting mortgage notes or buying this in cash? OK, I'm like, well, how much is this? They're going to move into it. I like, how much is it worth to you? And they said, I don't know, like so whatever that is, that's the value of that condo, because at the end of the day, you're buying it to live there. If you're not buying that as an investment, I think there's this this real confusion between like just because you have real estate, you own the house you live in doesn't make that an investment. That just means you, in my opinion, you're ahead. Right. You're taking advantage of the growth you're taking. Inflation is all kind of adding. This appreciating value, but your for you to own your house puts you on a level playing field with everybody else if you want to truly invest. You've got to go outside the primary residence, in my opinion, to do that. So when it comes to buying your house, I wouldn't overthink it. When I bought the house I'm sitting in today, I overpay ten thousand. And I knew I did because I wanted that house. And I actually the bank didn't even appraise it at what I paid. And as someone who is picky with purchasing properties, I mean, I hope that doesn't come as a surprise. It's because this is the house my wife wants. This is what I see myself raising my babies. Ten thousand dollars. Now you look back and I look like a genius because at least I got in the market. But at the time it would it would appear to be crazy. But it's because my house I want my what my baby's want my baby's got.
George El Masri [00:23:30] And that's exactly for sure. Let's move on to point number three. So raising capital, can you tell us a little bit about maybe your procedures for that and just some tips on that as well.
Bradley Watson [00:23:44] Yeah, so when I first started raising capital, I'd say so I started getting the molted, so kind of talk about my investment path a little bit to kind of give some context up until. I guess six months ago, so call it September, October of 2020. I had no intention of partnering. In fact, I've been on large podcast, just kind of laughing and saying I don't believe in partnering. I don't I don't see that as any value. I like to kind of have everything or nothing. And that's been a lot of my attitude for the last several years in dealing with with residential. Now, I've got to a point in November, I realize I want to get into multifamily and I realize the power of being able to partner through joint ventures and all that. So that began my journey, although I already had an audience through podcasting, through YouTube and just friends, and whether that's through people I've helped in real estate, all that, I had that as a resource but never really tapped into it. Between November and December, just from reaching out to people, from watching it on my podcast, from just keeping track, like kind of creating a database, these are your customers, the investors. Are your customers applying a lot of the same business models that I use in my real estate game to the investors for this side we had raised that is probably over six, seven million like that quickly. Now, nobody had to give me any deposits or anything. This is just like, yeah, we want to invest with you. And this is kind of what we're looking for. And I had that and I had actually begun working with a couple partners instead. Now I'm back to working with more investors and I'm kind of really trying to fine tune that. But all that to answer your question, when it comes to raising capital, what I found when I first started was a lot of people were fence sitting and they're saying, you know what, how many of these have you done? And and because they're they're correctly concerned about their money. I mean, you're investing in in what I'm doing, investing in me and the systems that I use. So the podcast allowed me to have quicker credibility. But I believe that credibility can be built, whether that's through doing it on your own or being with someone else and kind of getting kind of get your feet wet and build. I mean, even the banks and you're getting financing. They want to see what is that track record. So you got to kind of build that as that goes. It gets far easier, a lot like as a as a realtor. Right. Like your first year or two. I mean, I was twenty three twenty four years old with a real estate license. I mean, goodness you're good luck. Like good luck age plus you're just getting started. Come on. So but over the years people are like Shupe, he's really damn good you know, you get whether that's through word of mouth fine. I think that there's more than word of mouth. I think you're if you're able to show people your successes, you're able to communicate. This is a win that I have. You don't have to wait for word of mouth. Word of mouth happens to it happens organically. But I do believe you can be a little more forward. Just share your win, share your successes, Instagram stories. Just share what is going on. So these and constant communication as a database, you need to be in touch with these people, reaching out to them individually, saying, hey, just wanted to fill you in on something I'm doing. Again, I know you're not looking for the next six months really excited until eventually you get to a point where you have to you have to get picky. And I also found that on the real estate side, like you, at some point you have to be picky because first of all, I don't want to work with everybody. I've realized that there are bad partners out there. And second, like they once you've realized you've got the money for me, I found a hard part. Now is the deal. And I see many, many deals. But finding a really good deal is challenging. So I want to know that I have an investor ready. So when that deal comes up, we can jump on it. And so. I guess to bring it all back, I think people are watching be somebody that that is out there sharing. A lot of people are very private in the investment community, especially the hide. And I think you need to be a little more open if you want to attract people to you. I'm not one who likes to go and grab people. I like people to gravitate and they do. I mean, people gravitate to success. It's just it's just a reality. So, yeah.
George El Masri [00:27:32] So what I what I heard you say through that is basically it's important to build relationships, to stay in touch with people, to put out content. So whether it's on YouTube or Instagram or whatever it is that you choose to do, constantly be top of mind with people. And basically that builds trust. And when you have trust, you're able to raise capital that way.
Bradley Watson [00:27:53] You know that you summarize it better than I did, right? All of those things are true.
George El Masri [00:27:57] All right, perfect. So before we move on to the next section, is there anything else you want to add? Maybe anything we haven't covered.
Bradley Watson [00:28:07] No, not really, I I mean, I'm happy to to go in any direction, I don't think there's anything specific. I just I, I know. OK, here, here's one because I do get a call. I get a lot of people send me messages. First of all, leave us a review man. Leave this guy to view the well-being podcast is putting out so much effort for you guys and I would encourage you guys to support the channel. So I guess that's one thing. But I get a lot of messages from people who say, hey, like they look at me, I'll talk to them for a few minutes. It's like, oh, yeah, I know who you are. OK, so I didn't even know you knew who I was, but there's a lot of fear around. Like, that's Bradley. Like, well, like I can't do what he's doing and like he's untouchable. And then I sit back and I just think like you're literally talking to me like I'm right here. I'm a person just like you. So don't feel like. Yes, you've heard people on my podcast and other podcasts that are that are like superstars. They're all the only reason we really get them, I guess, is because there are people that can be reached. Right. And I do believe that if you take the time to reach out to people and build those relationships, you don't have to have a large YouTube following or a big following. You really don't. We're available. We're here to support you. So I think getting through that, that's a I think that's an opportunity for you to break through a little bit and be able to realize, like we're all just people and most of us, I would say the majority are doing it because we genuinely love it and we want to help people not to build wealth. I think a lot of people are freaked out by investors. All you're hogging all the houses, all your screen renters. I'm getting a lot of comments like that recently. The reason that I'm doing it, maybe I can only speak for myself is I just I love it. Like, these are the rules of the game. I'm playing by the rules of the game. You don't like the rules change it. Don't hate the player. Yeah. And I feel like everyone can get into it. And I encourage anyone to just don't be afraid of that. Just step into that and kind of work work through it.
George El Masri [00:29:57] Oh yeah. Yeah. Perfect. So we cover a lot of ground here. I wanted to go on to the random five, which is five random questions. And you just tell me the first thing that comes to mind, first answer that comes to mind. So number one, if you were suddenly transported to another planet, how would you assess the situation?
Bradley Watson [00:30:16] How would I say, well, if I'm alive, that's a good thing. So I would my assessment would be this is maybe doable. And, yeah, I would begin to colonize. I guess you just take it one day at a time. Where's my water? Where's my food? You got to go back to basics, right? I mean, take a millionaire out of his million dollar corporation and he's going to look for a part time job. I mean, I think that that's the same. That's how I would apply it. I just just live, stay alive and then we'll go from there.
George El Masri [00:30:42] Oh, no. To would you rather have ten hobbies or one passion?
Bradley Watson [00:30:48] One passion, I don't have 10 hobbies, I got one passion, so I'm proud of that one easy answer.
George El Masri [00:30:54] Number three, what's the funniest movie you've ever seen?
Bradley Watson [00:30:58] Oh boy. Funniest movie ever seen. Oh, you couldn't just give me, like, any movie, right? I had to be like, funny, funny movie.
George El Masri [00:31:08] That's the question. I don't make these up.
Bradley Watson [00:31:13] Um. I don't know. I don't know. I actually don't have an answer for that.
George El Masri [00:31:19] OK, that's fine. We could just I'm trying to think of something. You're going to have
Bradley Watson [00:31:22] to give me a minute. Well, we'll circle back. Let's circle back on that one.
George El Masri [00:31:25] Yeah, OK. Sounds good. Number four, what's the smartest thing you've ever done?
Bradley Watson [00:31:31] Smartest thing I've ever done married my wife.
George El Masri [00:31:34] Yeah, and you know what, when I read that question, I figured that was going to be the answer.
Bradley Watson [00:31:38] Yeah, that was that was the right call.
George El Masri [00:31:41] Yeah, that's that's an easy one. Number five, what's your favorite pizza topping?
Bradley Watson [00:31:47] OK, pepperoni, pineapple and bacon, and I think the difference maker on it as the pineapple,
George El Masri [00:31:52] yeah, pepperoni, pineapple, bacon, I don't think
Bradley Watson [00:31:55] that's a controversial one to go back to answer your funniest movies. I think Bridesmaids, though, I know that's kind of a romantic comedy. Those are the type of funny movies that I watch because I can watch it with my wife. But I thought that movie was pretty funny. I like I like those kind of. I like those. I like I like the smart humor. I don't know if bridesmaids because they're smart, but I like that movie so.
George El Masri [00:32:14] OK, ok, cool. Yeah. So that's it. So how do people reach you and what services do you provide.
Bradley Watson [00:32:21] Well you can find me on my podcast. That's an easy jump from from this show. It's called Toronto's Number One Real Estate Podcast. Or if you want to watch me talk on YouTube, you can find us at Watsonia States and people can reach me just generally, again, not bringing it to business in any way. If you guys just want to connect with me, feel free. You can follow me on Instagram, the handles at Watsonia states. And if someone wants to invest ReachOut, I mean, we look for larger investors. We're looking for accredited investors to get involved, but we're happy to support you. And we're looking just to kind of also actually this is another way to mention, too, if you don't want to talk to me specifically, but you want access to our off market deals, we do send those to and they can find that. I'll send that to you as well. We can add that as a link. You can get on the list. We've got over 450 investors there and we just we share off market discounted properties and apartment deals so they can get there as well.
George El Masri [00:33:11] OK, sounds good. Well, thanks for sharing your story. Bradley was great to have you on and I wish you all the best.
Bradley Watson [00:33:17] Beautiful. Thank you.
George El Masri [00:33:20] As always, thank you for listening, I hope you enjoyed the content, and if you did, I asked you to share this with a friend, with a family member of somebody who might benefit. And it's always appreciated if you can leave us a review, especially if you're listening to it on the Apple podcast app or if you're on YouTube, give us a like subscribe comment and your support is always appreciated. Thank you very much.