Social Media Tips for Real Estate Investors: Part I

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 27, 2013

The phenomenon of social media is here to stay, folks. Which sites and applications are the most popular may change -- and it's no wonder considering new ones are popping up all the time -- but the fact remains that social networking has altered the way companies and individuals think about advertising and marketing forever.  It is estimated that within the next year or two, dollars spent on social media advertising will eclipse traditional marketing channels.  

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Topics: Memphis real estate, social media tips

Rising Interest Rates Seen As A Boost For Memphis Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Mortgage Originations Jump 

Mortgage originations jumped to over 30,000 in 2012 (the latest year with data) and when 2013 numbers are released, they are expected to show another year with over 30,000.  That is almost 8,000 more originations than 2011 and the first time the city has gone over 30,000 originations since pre-2007.  This activity in the Memphis market is a very good sign as the cities normal real estate cycles begin to shift back into focus.

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis real estate, mortgage interest rates

Giving Your Investment Property Curb Appeal In Winter

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Dec 19, 2013

While spring and summer are ideal for showing properties with neat, beautiful green lawns, shady trees and happy bright flowers, your prospective tenants might show up in the dead of winter looking for a rental home. It’s not your fault the grass is brown and that there are mountains of leaves on the ground. That’s just the cycle of life! They’ll just have to imagine what the place look like when it’s pretty, right? There’s nothing you can do about it.

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Topics: curb appeal, keeping curb appeal, curb appeal ideas

Property Management And Tenant Repair Issues [Infographic]

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 18, 2013

Property Management, Landlord And Tenant Issues

I was doing some research this week on improving tenant relationships with their property management companies and I came across this info-graphic.  Part of the research was on how to respond quicker and provide better service to tenants who have issues with their rental properties.  For a company like Premier Property Management where 100% of the properties we manage are owned for real estate investing purposes, quick reaction and tenant satisfaction will go a long way in helping an owner have a consistent and reliable income stream.  

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Topics: real estate investing, landlord, Premier Property Management, property management

Being an Involved Real Estate Investor...from a Distance

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Buying Real Estate From Out-Of-Town

 Most real estate investors don’t live close to their properties. Some might live towns, cities, or even states away. Those miles and miles of separation can induce a bit of stress at times. We’ve been taught that long-distance relationships are doomed to fail, right? So we’re not surprised if you’re concerned about doing the same with your investments and property management.

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Topics: property management, real estate investor, buy investment property, buying out of area

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Ah, winter. There’s a nip in the air, frost on the ground and...well, a lot of hazards for your properties. Maybe you didn’t start gearing up for ol’ Jack Frost as early as you wanted to, but better late than never!

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Topics: property management, home maintenance, winterizing your home

Catering to a Specific Rental Property Demographic

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Dec 2, 2013

Generally, it makes a lot of sense to make a property as attractive as possible to as many potential tenants as possible. Once it's ready, you want your property to be rented by a reliable tenant as quickly as possible.

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Topics: Memphis real estate, rental properties, memphis rental property, buying rental property