“It was an extreme honour to be awarded a Top Investor Award and the immediate attention we received after this recognition was amazing,” he says. “We were able to secure many new joint venture partners who wanted to participate in some of our investment projects and the response from people that wanted to join our Prosperity Coaching Program to learn our system was incredible.”
Ponte was named Top Interprovincial Investor, and the recognition has helped him further his efforts in finding new deals through networking.
“We’ve helped so many people since winning this award and have met some great people that have now become friends all over the country,” he says. “This to me was the true prize as we may never have met if it wasn’t for this recognition.”
Ponte cites the ability to network, mingle with the investor community and learn about experiences and challenges from his peers as being one of the most rewarding aspects of receiving the award.
The president of Prosperity Investments, he has leveraged the award in all the company’s marketing material, from Facebook through to its website and brochures. When pitching to potential JV partners, Ponte notes that promoting the recognition adds instant credibility. The real estate industry has taken a keen interest in what Ponte has to offer, too.
“We’ve been asked to present at several real estate seminars, interviewed by media and other real estate investment groups. The attention and publicity that we’ve received since winning this award has been amazing,” he says.
Having experienced the thrill of a win himself, Ponte encourages investors to vote for the West Coast Top Investor Awards before the closing deadline of October 12.
“It’s like the Oscars for Real Estate Investors,” he jokes. “This award is a great opportunity to celebrate real estate investors for all the hard work that it takes to become successful in this business. It’s important to share these successes as it helps people become motivated, encouraged to follow a similar path and that anyone can do this.”
Could this be you? To find out more about the nominations process log onto www.topinvestor.ca. Nominations close on October 12, 2012.
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