The Truth: Exposing 7 Turnkey Real Estate Investment Myths

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Turnkey real estate investment. 

The average person hears “real estate investment” and they understand what you’re talking about, at least in concept. You throw “turnkey” in there and things just get a little fuzzier.

Even if you know what turnkey means—the idea that you “turn the key” and step into an investment that’s ready-to-go and generate cash flow, if it isn’t already generating cash flow at the time of purchase—there are a surprising number of myths and misconceptions surrounding turnkey real estate.

In fact, we’ve covered a few on the blog. But it’s been some time, and the myths surrounding our business are always worth covering.

It’s time to expose the truth about investing in turnkey real estate!

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5 Crucial Questions to Getting Real Estate Marketing Right

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Too many real estate investors neglect the value in a solid real estate marketing strategy.

Do you know what you’re marketing? Who you’re marketing to? These crucial question will you guide you down the right path so that your efforts reap the right rewards.

5 Guiding Questions for Your Real Estate Marketing Efforts

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Topics: marketing real estate

Mastering the Mindset of a Successful Real Estate Investor

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Do you ever look at a successful real estate investor and wonder what’s in their head? Wonder how they think and what makes them tick? We all want success, after all. Chasing it is often a long and difficult road, and we can usually turn to those who have gone before us for guidance.

However, it’s usually a little more difficult to get in their heads! What is the mindset of a successful real estate investor?

You could spend your time looking at quotes, buying books, and piecing it together yourself, but here are a few principles that we know are in the recipe for success across the board. If you start shaping your thoughts and actions in following these mindsets, you’re going to be on the right foot. Will it guarantee your success?

No. Nothing does. But it will help you start making moves towards the right path.

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Topics: advice for real estate investors

Real Estate Investing & Entrepreneurship | Why Scars Matter

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Real Estate Investing & Entrepreneurship 

With over 35 years under his belt as an entrepreneur, Kent Clothier, Sr., CEO of Memphis Invest, knows a thing or two about what it takes to be successful.  From building a high-quality team and keeping that team focused on customer service to inspecting what you expect from every vendor and service provider doing business with our company and clients, Kent Sr. has helped set the tone for the success of Memphis Invest.

Real estate investing is not an investment that investors should just jump into with both feet.  When it comes to Turnkey real estate especially, the team you choose and the level of their experience is critically important.  If there is one thing that sets apart the ownership and leadership at Memphis Invest from other Turnkey real estate providers, it is the commitment to building and developing a phenomenal team.  That dedication to development start at the top.

Recently, Kent Clothier, Jr. hosted Kent Sr. on his weekly podcast, The Time Is Now, to discuss his history as an entrepreneur and the unique way in which we built Memphis Invest and Premier Property Management.  This podcast may be short, but it is PACKED with great advice and practical insight into how each company operates today.   

Get ready, because this is a fantastic listen!

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Topics: Memphis Invest

Is ROI All It's Cracked Up to Be in Real Estate Investing?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Mar 13, 2017

ROI. Return-on-investment.

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Topics: roi

11 Checklist Questions to Finding Your Ideal Real Estate Business Partner

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 10, 2017

For real estate investors, a partner can be a valuable asset. Even if you’re not in need of a financial boost—often a reason investors seek out an investment partner—as the old adage says, two heads are better than one! A partner can help you pool resources. Not just financial, but in terms of strategies, connections, leads, and opportunities that you might not have awareness or access to by yourself.

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8 High-Impact Renovations for Your Investment Property

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Mar 7, 2017

So you’re thinking about remodeling your investment property. You want to increase your property value, up that rental price, and, down the line, maybe resell your property for a lot more than the purchase price. Pouring into your investment property can be a great idea, but it can be a monumental task—you need to make sure your property renovations are well worth the effort!

Here’s the question: we know that the best ROI comes from renovating the kitchen and bathroom. Everything else is secondary. But do you know what renovations within those broader categories really make a strong impact?

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Topics: Memphis Invest

What Every Successful Real Estate Investor Has in Common

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Mar 6, 2017

If you ask someone “what makes a real estate investor successful?” you’ll likely get a lot of different answers.

The truth is, a lot of different traits make the recipe for success. Honesty is important. Integrity—that’s a good one. Tenacity, nice. There’s old-fashioned intelligence. A natural knack with money.

But what common thread weaves through every successful real estate investor?

Surely there’s one thing that brings it all home. One thing that ties it all together...

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Topics: real estate investors