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This is the stuff you millionaires in the making need to know to kick start or propel you on your financial fitness journey. Tracey Bissett, Founder of Bissett Financial Fitness and award winning Financial Literacy Champion, gives you the straight goods each week to set yourself up for financial success. As a former executive at TD Bank, one of Canada's Big 5 Banks, Tracey has worked with and in support of thousands of individuals and entrepreneurs to secure the financing they needed.  This hands on experience combined with her formal financial education, Masters of Business Administration and Chartered Financial Analyst designation, position Tracey uniquely to coach all things money. Tracey goes behind-the-scenes of all the money matters with need-to-know tips, money-making demystified, and special power-player interviews. Join us weekly for Financial Fitness Training that will turn even a Cash Couch Potato into a Marathon Money Maker.

Dec 12, 2017

Alexandra Cote is a real estate entrepreneur, Property Coach, and Sales Representative at Sandra Rinomato Property and Brokerage where she is dedicated to helping clients reach their real estate goals. She currently serves as the President of the Downtown Toronto Condo Board, is an active member of the Government Relations in Affordable Housing Committees, volunteers for the Toronto Real Estate Board, and has served as a member of the Young Professionals Network Committee. She has received numerous awards and recognition throughout her career, including the Rookie of the Year Award in 2015 at Sandra Rinomato Realty, has been voted the Best Real Estate Agent in Toronto in 2016, and - most recently - Alexandra was the runner-up for the Best Real Estate Agent in Toronto in NOW Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards.   Alexandra joins me this week to share her story, how she got started in the real estate industry, and what she enjoys most about her career. She explains how the key to her financial success started at a young age, why she recommends home buyers and renters to interview several real estate agents before choosing one to work with, and why she believes it’s important for young real estate professionals to build trust and relationships with their clients in order to succeed in the industry.  

“Money is a very emotional thing for a lot of people, but it’s also important to have balance and perspective about it.” - Alexandra Cote

  This Week on Young Money:  

  • The importance of staying grounded and true to your values.
  • Developing discipline strategies to stay focused on your values and goals.
  • The importance of finding time to disconnect each day.
  • Common challenges many young, successful entrepreneurs face.
  • The importance of building relationships with your clients as a realtor.
  • Her biggest turning point and financial revolution.
  • Things she wishes she knew sooner about money and finance.
  • Balancing the fear of spending money with spending it responsibly.

  Key Takeaways:  

  • It’s okay to interview several real estate agents to find one that is a good fit for you, your needs, and your financial situation.
  • When renting, consider the carrying costs.
  • Be prepared for the emotional rollercoaster of buying a home as well as the associated closing costs.
  • Remember: Buying a home can be a marathon, not a race. Pace yourself.

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