6 Ways to Know the Deal is Right in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, May 26, 2017

Doubt can be a powerful, powerful feeling.

The seed can be small, but it can grow out of control in our minds. We can second-guess important decisions and stop ourselves from making the choices that are in our best interests.

Those are the choices that will spur us on to success in real estate investment!

When it comes to arguably the biggest decisions...
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Topics: buying rental property

When is the Best Time to Invest in Real Estate?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, May 22, 2017

When it comes to our finances and especially when it comes to investments, we tend to get in this mindset of waiting for the right time.

We want the moment to be right. We want the market to be primed for the best deals, the best rates, the best chances for our success. While there’s nothing wrong with that per se, we have one big question that begs asking:

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Topics: investing in real estate

Making the Most of Online Investment Property Hunting

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, May 20, 2017

Property hunting can give any real estate investor a headache. It’s especially challenging when you’re looking for a property that is out-of-area.

If you’re outside of your local market, the first tool most of us go to nowadays is the Internet: we grab our laptops or smartphones and head online to scour property listings on the platforms we’ve come to know and trust.

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Topics: property hunting

The Hardest Lessons Learned From Investing in Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, May 19, 2017

Investing in real estate is great. But you know by now that we’re realistic about the business: we know that it comes with it’s fair share of angst and problems.

We’ve all been through, seen it, and been there. We’ve made our own mistakes and learned not to repeat them.

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Topics: advice for real estate investors

7 Unquestionable Benefits Found in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, May 16, 2017

If you’re reading this article, then I have to believe that you are considering investing in real estate or at a minimum you are doing your research to make that decision.

I am sure you’ve no doubt been bombarded with a slew of information from a number of different sources as you've done your research with each one telling you something different. 

Some will try to convince you that no, real estate investment is a terrible idea and you shouldn’t do it, ever!...while plenty more will say yes, this is the way to go if you want financial freedom.

We all know the typical ticks with fast cars, airplanes and sandy beach pictures in a hammock.  To show a picture like that everyonce in a while while talking the retirment benefits is one thing.  To use those images every single time you discuss real estate is quite another...

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Topics: investing in real estate

Experience Matters Podcast - "Focus and Discipline" In Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, May 15, 2017

Experience Matters Podcast w/Kent Clothier, Sr. & Kevin Hommel  

Kent Sr. launched his first podcast for Memphis Invest with co-host Kevin Hommel and this week they dive into two of the strengths that have built Memphis Invest into the Premier Turnkey real estate company in the country!

Focus and Discipline are two traits often used to describe Memphis Invest and Premier Property Management companies.  This week Kent Sr. dives into these two disciplines and how they have shaped our company and his career as an entrepreneur. Pay attention, because this week, the podcast starts digging in and getting REAL!  

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Topics: passive real estate investing, real estate podcast, entrepreneurship

2016 the Best for Home Sales in a Decade...But What About 2017?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, May 13, 2017

2016 was a good year for real estate. In fact, a recent National Association for Realtors report showed that it was the best year in a decade for existing home sales, with 5.45 million homes sold—not including new construction.

With strong numbers through the end of the year and into January, real estate professionals were hopeful going into 2017. But what can we realistically expect this year?

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Building a Real Estate Investing Strategy: Minimize Risk in Your Investments

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, May 12, 2017

Out of all the ways to prepare for your financial future, investing in real estate has grown increasingly in popularity over the past few decades. There are compelling reasons for that. For one, real estate investment offers flexibility that other types of investments, like stocks and bonds, just don’t. You direct the course of your real estate investments yourself—choosing what properties to buy, where to buy them, how and when to scale, what types of properties to choose, how to leverage capital, and more.

With Turnkey Real Estate investing gaining in popularity as investor realize there is a way to be passive and invest in long-term buy & hold at the same time, real estate as an option has grown even more.  Passive options like investing in turnkey properties have attracted many investors, both experienced and inexperienced, both flush with resources and just starting out.  The one thing in common among passive investors is that they know they do not have the time to devote to learning how to actively learn real estate.

There are endless variations on strategy and practice when it comes to building your financial...

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Topics: Memphis real estate investing, turnkey real estate, risk management

6 Essentials for Every New Real Estate Investor's Toolkit

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, May 9, 2017

Every real estate investor starts in pretty much the same place: feeling more than a little nervous, with a vague ‘in theory’ idea of what they’re doing, and with a lot of work ahead of them.  

For new real estate investors, getting your proverbial ducks in a row can seem like a huge task from the get-go.  For everyone that reads our blog and sees a $100 Million company, just remember that there was a time when we were beginners too!  Memphis Invest knows exactly what it feels like to be getting started and the details an investor needs to pay attention to.

There are so many details to take care of and so many things that you need before you can really get going!  However, our experience has shown us that investors often put the emphasis on the wrong "must-haves" and "must-dos".  Investors have to stay focused on the right priorities and a big priority is the environment a real estate investor creates to work.

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Topics: new real estate investors

Episode 6...Experience Matters Podcast - With Kent Clothier, Sr.

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, May 8, 2017

Experience Matters Podcast w/Kent Clothier, Sr. & Kevin Hommel  

Kent Sr. launches the first podcast for Memphis Invest and is joined by co-host Kevin Hommel.  Kent Sr. plans to cover all kinds of topics from real estate investing in general, to specifics about Memphis Invest, his years as an entrepreneur and maybe even a few more topics.  50 years in business and 35 as an entrepreneur give Kent, Sr. a little leg-up as a podcaster!  He will have plenty to share...

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Topics: passive real estate investing, real estate podcast, entrepreneurship

How Real Estate Investors Can Take Advantage of the Summer Selling Season

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, May 5, 2017

The seasons play a huge role in ebb and flow of the real estate market. It varies depending on where you are in the country, but it’s still true wherever you go: the seasons mean business.

For the most part, we see that spring and summer are the busiest times for the real estate market, with a flurry of activity as buyers buy and sellers sell.

That said, fall and winter are far from dead months, and come with their own pros. Winter sellers usually mean business: they’re usually motivated, and investors can take advantage of a lack of competition.

But we’re here to talk about summertime...

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Topics: real estate market, summer real estate

Conquering Nagging Thoughts Every New Real Estate Investor Has

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, May 2, 2017

New investors have a lot on their shoulders—a mixture of hopes and dreams for a bright financial future with some anxieties that it might not work out quite like they’ve built it up in their minds.

When it comes to real estate investment, we never really stop having some of these thoughts.

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Topics: new real estate investors

Episode 5...Experience Matters Podcast - With Kent Clothier, Sr.

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, May 2, 2017

Experience Matters Podcast w/Kent Clothier, Sr. & Kevin Hommel  

Kent Sr. launches the first podcast for Memphis Invest and is joined by co-host Kevin Hommel.  Kent Sr. plans to cover all kinds of topics from real estate investing in general, to specifics about Memphis Invest, his years as an entrepreneur and maybe even a few more topics.  50 years in business and 35 as an entrepreneur give Kent, Sr. a little leg-up as a podcaster!  He will have plenty to share...

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Topics: passive real estate investing, real estate podcast, entrepreneurship