The Investor Mel & Dave Show

How to Grow your Portfolio with Only One Hour a Day and a Promissory Note - Women of Action

June 24, 2022 Mel & Dave Dupuis
The Investor Mel & Dave Show
How to Grow your Portfolio with Only One Hour a Day and a Promissory Note - Women of Action
Show Notes

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Investor Mel – Women of Action show! In this episode, I am speaking with Naomi Bandara. She started her real estate investing journey with the Action Family Mentoring Program in October 2021 and now owns 14 units (4 properties)!

Naomi was born in Sri Lanka and migrated to Canada 16 years ago. She currently works as a Sr. Sales Development Rep for a US based car wash manufacturing company in Nova Scotia with her husband Sangeve who’s a contractor. They also have three dogs.  Her goal is to build passive income to be able to quit her 9-5 job and have financial and time freedom to do do what loves the most... travel around the world!  Within seven months of joining my Action Family mentoring program, she purchased a 5-Plex, a Duplex, and a 6-Plex!

In this episode, she shares how she was able to purchase 14 units in such a short period of time. She also shares how by doing her due diligence, she decided to walk away from certain deals and talks about how her family and people around her felt about her real estate investing journey:
"They are very skeptical, and not just them… most people when you say you're into rental properties. They go: Oh my God, why do you want that headache? They only heard the bad stories, not the good stories. They have this bad mindset when you say tenants. But I always say:  hey, it's not as bad as you think.”

I love seeing how she overcame the skepticism and focused on her goals! And if you’re just starting in real estate, here’s her advice:
"Numbers don't lie. When your numbers work, then you're good to go. If you can step out of that comfort zone, that would be one of the greatest steps you can take."

What’s next for Naomi? She wants to keep growing her portfolio so she can quit her full-time job and start packing her bags! 🤩🛫 If you would like to connect with Naomi, you can email her at

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And if you’re interested to build your real estate portfolio just like Naomi did, book a call with one of our Wealth Advisors to discuss how the Action Family Mentoring Program can help you achieve your goals. You’ll learn all the strategies including how to buy properties with other people's money and without joint venture partners as well as other tricks to turn you into a real estate mogul. Learn more about my mentoring program by booking a call now!

If you want to learn about Real Estate Investing using none of your own money, you can check out our completely free Masterclass on Real Estate Investing with creative financing here. We show you how we purchased 12 multi-family properties in less than 12 months...  so you can too! We are not just talking the talk here... we purchased over 240 units,  WITH NO MONEY DOWN AND NO JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS. That means we keep 100% of the cash flow, appreciation, and equity! That’s how you create true generational wealth. 👇👇👇👇👇👇

I hope you enjoyed this episode of the Investor Mel - Women of Action show! Do you want to be a woman of action? Take the first step by booking a one-on-one call to discuss our mentoring program!