Jon has set up over 100 rent to own projects, and as a result, has made home ownership a reality for Canadians who otherwise would not have been able to buy a home to live in. He strives to put others first in all of his deals, and as a result he has a 95% success ratio with his clients (in an industry that is only 50/50). If he can do everything possible make successful home ownership a reality for all Canadians, he’ll feel like he’s winning. As a direct result of the standard he’s setting it appears the entire rent-to-own industry is being improved thanks to his efforts to make rent-to-own a more mainstream way for people to buy, and people to sell their home.
Jon Simcoe is the President of the Canadian Association of Rent to Own Professionals (elected fall of 2016 to present, Director of Professional Standards 2012 to 2016). He also holds highest Diamond Member status (having completed more than 10 successful rent to owns) within CAROP.
As of the beginning of 2017, he has raised over $17,000,000 of private capital for the rent to own program. He is an example of how to use Other People’s Money with integrity, and as a result was nominated for the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Awards Joint Venturer of the Year 2016. Other awards include: “Fast Track Most Capital Raised Award 2015” and “Canadian Real Estate Profits” “Rent-to-Own All Star Award in 2012 and 2014.”
Jon Simcoe started his first business at age 12. He marketed using bulletin boards and advertised a grass cutting and landscaping services. Bill and Donna Bradley, a team of the top realtors in Canada saw Jon’s ad and put him to work. What started as lawn maintenance and weed pulling at vacant for sale properties, evolved into security checks once Jon got his driver’s license.