Frequently Asked Questions with Michael Chetboun

I thought you were in the field of real estate management. So, what is Sequoia Real Estate Consulting?

In the course of our work, we realized that when it came to real estate, our clients sometimes had difficulty in seeing the true or potential value of their choices. However, when it comes to acquiring real estate, it is essential to have all the best resources at your disposal. With you, we will consider all options so that your acquisitions can take place in the best possible conditions.

Imagine that I am looking to purchase a revenue property. What can you do for me?

As a first step, we have to look at the property from an accounting standpoint. We will do all the financial calculations and present with you all the key figures. It is only advisable to look more closely at the property once this fundamental exercise is done and the results are positive.

So essentially, I buy, I rent and I capitalize?

That is in fact, one possible strategy. But you could also buy, renovate and flip or buy, convert into condos and flip. Or even, buy to live in yourself! There are numerous possibilities… and opportunities.

And you can help me every step of the way?

Absolutely. Although Sequoia’s principle vocation is not this type of consulting, we realized, over the years, that there was a real gap between investors and the various players in the real estate market, mainly notaries, contractors and even real estate agents.

Please excuse me for being so direct, but are your services expensive?

Not at all, as a matter of fact, our first meeting is free. After, the cost depends on how involved we get. However, we prefer to establish preferential relationships with investors who are interested in the Montreal market and to build long term collaborations.