Episode 135: Isabelle Guarino

Jun 22, 2023Podcast

Residential assisted living homes have proven to be a profitable and sustainable investment opportunity for real estate investors. With rising demand, low competition, and high-profit margins, investing in residential assisted living has become attractive, especially in today’s market.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance of senior care services, making residential assisted living an essential industry with long-term growth potential. Residential assisted living is a type of senior housing that provides a homelike setting for seniors who need assistance with daily living activities.

Join this conversation with Isabelle Guarino-Smith, the COO of Residential Assisted Living Academy, a former flight attendant, and a graduate of Arizona State University. She has been recognized as a leading influencer in the senior housing industry and has won several awards, including the Future Leaders of Assisted Living award in 2020.

In this episode, Isabelle shares her transition from flight attendant to senior housing expert and her business’s challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. She also discusses the current residential assisted living market state and how it impacts her real estate investing business.


Highlights from the interview

  • Isabelle’s backstory and how she got into residential assisted living 
  • Why she is passionate about real estate
  • The best-fit person to do real estate in residential assisted living
  • How she bounced back in the business after covid-19 hit
  • How the current market and interest rates are affecting residential assistant living
  • Great risks you should know about investing in residential assisted living
  • Isabelle’s next training and how you can join
  • What it costs to start this business model


About Isabelle Guarino

Isabelle Guarino-Smith trains and teaches entrepreneurs and investors at the Residential Assisted Living Academy. She has extensive experience in building brands, launching this company and many more into national recognition while running the day-to-day operations. She is responsible for the creation and success of RAL National Convention, RAL National Association, Recovery Housing Academy, Pitch Masters Academy and most of the Impact Housing Group’s companies. With a background in Business Marketing and Communications, from interning at Walt Disney World, to working at two Fortune 500 companies, she is a true leader in business development and operations. 

Isabelle has spoken across the country and has been featured in magazines & articles nationally. She was named both “Future Leader” in the Senior Housing industry and “Top Senior Housing Influencer” under 30. She is a sought-after coach and trainer for all things “RAL”! Isabelle’s goal is to carry on her father’s legacy by training investors & entrepreneurs how to… “Do Good & Do Well”.

To learn more about Isabelle, you can stay connected with her on her website, TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.


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