People, Properties, and Platinum Records with Musician & Real Estate Investor Nick Skalkos

Welcome to the final episode of 2020 of the RevNYou with Real Estate Podcast!

In this edition, RevNYou Partner and host Doug Meyers is sitting down with Musician, Animal Activist, Real Estate Investor, and Keyspire team member Nick Skalkos.




This is a truly unique conversation with an incredibly humble guest. Nick’s real estate investing journey started in 2016 when he joined Canadian real estate educational company Keyspire. It was there that he learned how to invest in real estate and create powerful partnerships and ventures.

Prior to getting into real estate, Nick was a mainstay in the Canadian music scene playing with bands including The Miniatures,  Spirits, and The Mounties. He has also recorded on City and Colour’s chart topping album “Little Hell” which garnered platinum record status.

Nick is still very much involved in the music game where he now focuses on songwriting and producing with and for other artists. He is currently working on numerous projects spanning across all genres, including working with Scott McGillivray on his self-titled short album and the theme song to Scott’s new HGTV show “Scott’s Vacation House Rules”.

In four short years Nick has amassed 20 doors in Ontario and New Brunswick using strategies like Buy and Hold, Multi-units, house jacking, BRRRR, J.V. and using private lending, but it’s not as though he seeks to position his portfolio as a selling feature for becoming an investor – in fact, this conversation takes place around a time when, as Nick says he is feeling “a bit deflated” around real estate, the reason which is shared throughout the show.

In this wide-ranging, transparent conversation, Nick and Doug touch on:

Nick’s childhood and origin of becoming a musician How Nick “fell victim” to the HGTV Income Property phenomenon, which led him to real estate investing with his wife Working with Scott McGillivray and Keyspire, and the power of being surrounded by a network of real estate investors An open look at Nick’s real estate investing portfolio and strategies The honest truth around “feeling deflated” with real estate investing, and how to roll with that and keep going Doug shares the story of how Nick was the tipping point for a major change in his life What it means to Nick to “invest where returns are best” Investing outside of your place of residence – BUILD A GREAT TEAM!

A big thank you to Nick for sharing his experiences and stories with us.

We’ll be looking out for his podcast coming in 2021: What You Should Know About Real Estate Investing with Nick Skalkos, Trevor Gaal, and Ben Friegang

Do you have questions you’d like to ask the RevNYou with Real Estate team? Send your questions in to info@revnyou.com and we’ll be sure to answer them on a future show.

Thank you for listening and we look forward to welcoming you to the RevNYou with Real Estate community!

– The RevNYou with Real Estate Team


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