Name: Graham Rowlands.
Known Nicknames: G-Money, G-Train.
I am: Realtor and real estate investor, husband, dog-father to Brooklyn & Maui, travel enthusiast, sports lover, adventure seeker, foodie, and much more!
Neighbourhood of Residence: Mimico.
Previous Professional Life: I used to run my own online marketing company and I am a former IBM-er.
Getting to know Graham Rowlands in 10 questions:
1. What made you decide to get into real estate?
I’ve always enjoyed helping people and saving people money (I used to have a blog called CheapDude.com). Pursuing a career in real estate made a lot of sense to me, because what better way is there to help people and save them money, than on one of the biggest purchases they will likely ever make!
2. Where would we find you on a Friday night in Toronto?
I usually wrap up work by about 8pm, because even my clients want to kick their feet up at the end of the work week. These days, I am usually home with my wife and two dogs; Brooklyn (a Boxer) and Maui (a Malinois mix rescue from Texas). Fridays we tend to stay in, make a nice dinner, and sit down to enjoy a movie. Check out this snap of Brooklyn and Maui!
3. Most embarrassing real-estate moment:
I’ve walked in while showing properties to find people fully asleep, but the best was when I once walked in and caught someone doing their pants up. That was a little awkward, haha.
4. Who stands out to you / do you most admire in the business world right now?
Forgive me if you think this sounds like a cop-out, but I think our President / Broker of Record Eric Kuzuian is doing an incredible job. He is quickly turning PSR into one of the biggest players in the pre-construction industry, all while running an extremely progressive and forward-thinking real estate brokerage.
5. What is the career philosophy / mantra / inspirational quote that gets you through tougher days?
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful!” – Eric Thomas.
6. What is your theme song?
All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled ft. T-Pain, Rick Ross, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg.
7. Describe your dream home in three words.
Green, beach, airy.
8. Where do you see yourself in five years?
By then, I’d like to build a real estate team of my own and have purchased at least one more investment property.
9. When you’re not wheeling + dealing real estate, what can we find you doing?
When I am not working I am either out on the town at various events, going to concerts, attending TFC games and other sporting events, or eating/drinking at one of Toronto’s great restaurants, bars, or breweries.
10. Highlight of 2017 so far:
Switching brokerages over to PSR!