Born in Romania and forced to escape communist rule he eventually lands in Canada, where his passion for life and gratitude began. Now he’s developed the largest private mortgage company in Ontario and has a mission to serve young families in homeownership and financial freedom.
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- Ben was born in socialist Romania. His parents fled to Canada with 6 children when he was 6 years old.
- He’s been working many jobs from the age of 12-13 and learned that if he wanted things to happen, he had to create them for himself.
- Ben was studying to be a musician but left it after a couple of years because he didn’t want to become a music teacher. He wanted to have his own business, so he started a cleaning company.
- He also got interested in real estate investing and started educating himself on the topic.
- Soon he met a mortgage broker and told him he wanted to buy a house, even though he had no money and his credit was bad. This broker had a duplex to sell and was willing to work out some creative financing for him.
- In a year, he was able to buy 2 more duplexes the same way with only a 20% down-payment.
- He kept his cleaning business for 6 years as a safety net.
- Later in 2008, he purchased a stock market trading course that was a scam and he lost $140k on options trading. Losing $40k in one day was the most defining business moment in his life. Because of this, he made the decision that he will never be in this position again.
- With the help of his mother-in-law, Ben was able to recover and invest in single-family apartments for very low prices.
- Even though he bought 12 properties in 2010, he started to realize that he wouldn’t be able to scale up with single-family investing. He slowly became a mortgage dealer.
- Now Ben is working with investors and not directly with homeowners. He’s made around 100 mortgage deals so far.
- Recently, he started an online education company for real estate investors too, which is in 6 months became one of the fastest growing online communities in Canada.
- According to Ben, his biggest dream in life is to impact and serve people and help them realize that there is no real oppression, it is self-induced.
- Who is your success role model? All his mentors.
- What is your biggest success? The 750 people who he’s helped directly with his educational company.
- What does a typical day look like for you? He does 2-3 team huddles every morning. During the day he usually prepares for his evening show at 5 PM. In the evening he works out and spends time with his wife.
- What’s your favorite quote? “Help enough people get what they want and you'll get what you want.” – Jim Rohn
- What are your hobbies? Music is his biggest passion and he recently started rapping.
- What is the best business book you’ve read? Jeff Olson – The Slight Edge
- If there was one key piece of advice you could leave our listeners with about achieving success, what would it be? Don’t accept your oppression! Conquer your limiting beliefs!
About our Guest, Ben Muresan
Benjamin (Ben) Muresan was born in 1985 in Romania, at a time when the country was under communist rule. His family escaped before the revolution and landed in an Austrian refugee camp in 1990. After immigrating to Canada and eventually reuniting with his siblings, Ben developed a passion for life and a gratitude mindset.
Ben has developed the largest private mortgage company in southwestern Ontario, with a mission to serve young families and make home ownership possible.
His company, Cashflow Tribe Canada, empowers people to achieve financial freedom through the power of real estate training, partnerships, and accountability. It is the fastest-growing real estate investing community in Canada.
Currently, Ben is focusing his energy on growing mastermind groups, mentoring young investors, supporting church planting, playing music, and public speaking. Ben believes in being a faithful steward and practicing an abundance mindset. Ben considers his faith his greatest asset and recognizes the power of always staying “humble but hungry.”