Real Estate (Un)Success Stories

Aligning Your Goals and Opportunities with Eric Martel

August 31, 2022

Welcome to the Real Estate (Un) Success podcast where our host, Cody Lewis talks to people from the real estate community, sharing real stories about their struggles, pains, and even losses during their own real estate journey.



Eric purchased his first apartment building at just 18 years of age while still at university. After graduation, in his position as an actuary, he was dismayed to see hundreds of company pension plans being rolled over into 401(k)s shifting the retirement risk to employees. This made him reconsider traditional beliefs about retirement saving. It also made him question his role as an actuary so he joined the lucrative technology industry.


A few years later, he lost a fortune during the Dotcom crash of 2001 and he started looking for ways to earn passive income and stop trading time for money. He started various businesses, including a gourmet sauce company, but eventually came back to his first love real estate investing and formed MartelTurnkey.



Key Takeaways


  • Are the opportunities your looking for in line with your goals?
  • Review the strategies you’ve adopted and how they’ll help you achieve your goals.
  • Do you have the necessary resources available to achieve your goals?
  • Don’t fall victim to the “shiny object syndrome”.






Eric is available to engage with you on several social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. His book, Stop Trading Your Time for Money is available on Amazon.



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