How Does Investor Psychology Play A Role In Real Estate Investing?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jul 31, 2013

Does Psychology Play A Role In Real Estate Investing

Pay attention to any of the financial news shows, and you'll hear the talking heads discussing how current events have an impact on the stock market. From disasters, both natural and man-made, to decisions by the Fed to recent actions by the President, news events affect our investments. Or, to put it more accurately, investors' responses to these news events affect our investments. The emotional state of investors and the psychology of fear and risk-taking play into the ups and downs of the various markets.

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis real estate, real estate risk, real estate psychology, investing psychology

Our Favorites...A List of "THE BEST" Real Estate Investing Blogs!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, Jul 28, 2013

Real Estate Investing Blogs

Do you like keeping up with the latest news, tips and tricks in the real estate investing world?  If you are like me, then you have a subscription to a newspaper, several magazine deliveries and email alerts on real estate news from The Wallstreet Journal, The New York Times, Memphis Daily News, Dallas Morning News, Memphis Business Journal, Ft. Worth Star Telegram...o.k., wait.  I get it, very few of you out there are as obsessive as me when it comes to news.  I fully admit to being a magazine hoarder.  I cannot go through an airport without picking up the latest copy of a magazine that I don't have a subscription to.  On a long flight I will pick up four!

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Topics: real estate investing, real estate investing blogs, real estate advice, real estate blog

Weighing Your Options: Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Jul 27, 2013

The world of real estate can be confusing-- downright scary, even-- for people who are just getting their feet wet. In some respects, it can be similar to a new relationship. When you're just getting started out, you're this mishmash of excited and scared. You have ideas and opinions and are sure to get plenty of "advice" from everyone around you.  You have high hopes, but at the same time, you don't want to get burned. The potential rewards are great, but the potential for disaster can make you gun-shy. She wants to go to the opera; you've already bought tickets to an MMA bout.

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Topics: Memphis real estate, residential vs commercial, residential real estate, commercial real estate

Memphis Invest Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Magazine Publisher

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jul 23, 2013
Memphis Invest filed a multi-count federal defamation lawsuit against Andrew Waite, publisher of Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine and Nexxus Publishing, on Friday July 19th.

For more than two years, Waite has engaged in a campaign to attempt to destroy Memphis Invest's reputation in the real estate investment community.  During this time, company management has been satisfied to let the facts speak for themselves - the company is one of Inc Magazines 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies 2-years running, one of the 50 largest home buyers in the country and it successfully sells those homes to investors, many of whom are repeat customers.  Wild accusations about civil lawsuits or law enforcement investigations against Memphis Invest have never materialized.  Management has remained focused on servicing customers and growing the business.  And, it has been a great success.

However, Waite's attacks have focused more and more on accusations that Memphis Invest is violating lending rules and selling properties that are ineligible for government loan programs.  He has falsely told numerous people that countless loans on Memphis Invest properties have been the subject of forced buybacks by Fannie Mae and FHA and the lending on the company's investments has "dried up."  This attack at the heart of Memphis Invest's business is clearly designed to interfere with the company's relationships with investors and business partners, alike.

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Real Estate Basics: 3 Blunders to Stay Away From

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, Jul 21, 2013

When you're first getting started out in the real estate investing game, you're a novice. A newbie. You're green. You're all those things that mean, "I have no idea what I'm doing." And you know what? That's okay.

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis real estate, real estate basics

Cash for Houses: Investors vs First-Time Buyers

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, Jul 14, 2013

As we all well know, real estate is cyclical. A buyer's market will eventually become a seller's market...which will eventually become a buyer's market again, and so on and so forth. Supplies rise, supplies fall, the sun rises, and the sun sets. For those looking to make money in real estate, the ability to foresee trends and to capitalize on them at the right time is imperative.  

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis real estate, cash for houses, cash buyers

BiggerPockets.com Podcast Features Chris Clothier

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Jul 12, 2013

BiggerPockets.com - The #1 Website For Real Estate!

I was lucky enough to be featured this week on a fantastic Podcast that debuted earlier this year from the founder of BiggerPockets.com, Josh Dorkin.  The show is co-hosted by Brandon Turner and they have done a phenomenal job of creating a fun and informative podcast that has rocketed to the #1 spot on iTunes for real estate podcasts.  Before this becomes one huge infomercial for their podcast and website, I wanted to share with you the podcast and let you listen for yourself.  I had a great time joining them and the interview gets into a lot of topics covering our business.

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Topics: real estate investing, Chris Clothier, Memphis property management, advice for real estate investors, property management, BiggerPockets.com, real estate books, professional property management

Retirement, Real Estate, and You: What's the Right Move?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Jul 8, 2013

People with an eye toward retirement have started looking for alternative ways to fund their golden years.  In some cases, they're looking to supplement their current retirement plan, in others to bypass traditional plans altogether.

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Topics: Memphis real estate, retirement real estate

Memphis Property Management Company Updates 2013 Numbers

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jul 3, 2013

Memphis Property Management Company, Premier Property Management, Releases First Half of 2013 Numbers

With the first half of 2013 completed, Premier Property Mangement has grown into one of the largest rental property mangement companies in Memphis.  With more and more property mangement franchise companies popping up across the country, we thought it would be a good idea to begin documenting certain performance numbers.  We did this in hopes of setting a trend that other companeis would follow.  It would make it much easier for investors to make management company decisions.  We'll see if that ever takes place!

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Topics: Memphis real estate, Premier Property Management, Memphis Property Management Companies

3 Real Estate Quotes to Keep You Motivated

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jul 2, 2013

Sometimes we all need a little bit of motivation. Football players watch Rudy, runners listen to the theme music from Chariots of Fire, and artists stroll the halls of the Louvre to draw inspiration from the masters. Whatever your occupation or field of interest, it's important to stay motivated. The right motivation can keep us from becoming stagnant, which is vital, for stagnation leads to mediocrity.

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Topics: Memphis Invest, real estate quotes