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Going Long Podcast with Billy Keels

Feb 15, 2021

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Episode 81: How to Make Equity Work for You While Investing Long Distance


In the conversation with today’s guest, Robert Helms, you’ll learn the following:


  • [00:27 - 03:09] Robert’s profile, in Billy’s guest introduction.
  • [03:09 - 04:55] The backstory and decisions made that led Robert to this point in his journey.
  • [04:55 - 10:18] How Robert came to have his phrase : “Live where you want, and invest where the numbers make sense”.
  • [10:18 - 17:04] Robert explains the motto of The Real Estate Guys : “Education for Effective Action”.
  • [17:04 - 20:36] How ‘Lifestyle Investing’ has impacted Robert’s life positively, and how it can tie into investing ‘GOING LONG’. 
  • [20:56 - 24:17] What are some of the problems that you may have to solve when investing long distance?
  • [20:17 - 27:21] How to vet a good team to work for you on international investments. 
  • [27:21 - 30:02] How modern technology can benefit you with your investing, and also why you should not rely on it.
  • [30:02 - 34:00] Why Real Estate Investors do well to have close connections with other important people outside of Real Estate circles.
  • [34:00 - 36:04] Why Real Estate is the best type of investment in the world.
  • [36:04 - 39:11] How Real Estate is an Asset and a specific Market, but is not an Asset Class.
  • [39:11 - 43:27] Why Syndication Investing is so great, and what Robert is passionate about bringing people on board.

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

  • Where in the world Robert is based currently: Texas, USA.
  • Favourite European city: Füssen, Germany.
  • The best thing to happen in the past 24hours: Waking up in the morning and just being grateful to be alive!
  • A mistake Robert would like you to learn from so you don’t have to pay full price for it: Don’t trust the wrong people, make sure you spend time getting to know what people are really like before partnering up with them.
  • Book Recommendation: Turning Pro, by Steven Prestfield.

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Start taking action TODAY so that you can gain more Education and Control over your financial life.


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