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Going Long Podcast with Billy Keels

Feb 24, 2021

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Episode 84: From Pro Basketball to Long Distance Real Estate Wins


In the conversation with today’s guest, Brett Bisping, you’ll learn the following:


  • [00:31 - 02:49] Brett’s profile, in Billy’s guest introduction.
  • [02:49 - 06:49] The backstory and decisions made that led Brett to this point in his journey.
  • [06:49 - 11:28] Brett explains what it was that he really liked about the idea of Real Estate when he first started learning about it.
  • [11:28 - 15:21] Why Brett was happy to put so much time and effort into investing in the USA when he knew he wouldn’t be going back there for a long time.
  • [15:21 - 18:11] How Brett’s experience in sports teamwork has helped in his current professional and Real Estate careers.
  • [18:11 - 22:22] How Brett managed his time when working multiple roles, from basketball to Real Estate.
  • [22:22 - 29:10] Brett describes the big difference that is made from getting prepared and taking active steps in the time leading up to when you actually get started in Real Estate, and also tells the story of how his first deal came about.
  • [29:10 - 34:14] Brett talks about his first R.E.I. team, how much it has changed since his time in Japan, and the importance of his core team and mentors. 
  • [34:14 - 37:03] How Brett likes to give back to the community through Basketball projects. 

Here’s what Brett shared with us during today’s conversation:

  • Where in the world Brett is based currently: Peoria, Illinois.
  • Favourite European city: Split, Croatia. (Bucket list: Rome, Italy)
  • The best thing to happen in the past 24hours: Enjoying a snow day with his son!
  • A mistake Brett would like you to learn from so you don’t have to pay full price for it: Make sure you know how things are zoned, who you need to talk to, what’s real and what’s not etc - but more importantly, it’s good to make some mistakes early on so that you learn what to do and what not to do.
  • Book Recommendation: Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac.

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