We had the good fortune of connecting with Antoine Martel and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Antoine, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
One piece of conventional advice that I do not agree with is owning the home that you live in. The home was created by the banks and it was a product they created to sell another product which were loans. Then the media started picking this up and created what’s called the American dream. Where people move to this country and want to buy a house with a white picket fence and a dog and two kids. All of this is just a scam that was created by the banks so that we would buy more houses!
People should only be buying homes as investments, then these houses would be considered assets and not liabilities.
It is so engrained for people to want to own the home that they live in, but I disagree and think everyone should rent.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I have a real estate business called MartelTurnkey.com. We buy renovate rent and sell houses across the country. We are invested in five different states currently and we are looking to expand to more. In our lifetime we have completed over 250 projects and right now we were doing over 100 projects per year. We help families invest in real estate and create cash flow for generations.
We have helped our investors create over $60,000/month in positive cash flow.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I think one of the most interesting places in the city to visit would be Gjusta in Venice Beach or Cliftons in Downtown LA.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are so many people that have contributed to my success. I love surrounding myself with hard working healthy people, because they make me work harder and take care of myself!
Some of the biggest factors to my success have been my family. My parents and my brother have helped me succeed. They have supported me and all my crazy ideas and they have always been there for me when things are not going right. It is so important to have people close to you who will support you and also tell you when you’re wrong.