How Should a Turnkey Real Estate Provider Follow Through with Their Clients?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Oct 31, 2017

What makes a company good? We have many different metrics that define our standards of service. When we work with a company, whether in a short-term engagement (like purchasing a product or dealing with their customer service representatives) or in the long-term (like buying a subscription service or partnering in a long-term arrangement), there are certain expectations that we have. Certain ways we desire to be treated.

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Topics: passive investing, turnkey investing

Investor Outlook and the State of the Real Estate Market in Fall 2017

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Can you believe we’re already in the home stretch of 2017? The year flew by for many of us. The world of real estate is a whirlwind. We’ve seen a lot in the past year—but where have we landed? As we head towards the holidays and a new year, it’s time to stop and assess where we are as real estate investors, a national real estate market, and where we want to be for the future.

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Topics: real estate market

4 Rules for Winning Big from the Beginning in Passive Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Oct 28, 2017

New to passive real estate investment? You’ve probably realized that it’s quite a bit different from other forms of investing. You’re not expected to be an expert. You’re not making this your full-time or even a part-time job. As a real estate investor, you likely just want real estate investment to be an avenue to earn passive income to help secure a solid financial future.

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Topics: passive investing

Is it Ever Okay to Overpay in Real Estate Investment?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Oct 26, 2017

When we’re taught about real estate investment strategies, especially as they relate to single-family properties, it is drilled into us that we have to buy below market value if we want to see good returns.  The problem with that statement is that each real estate market is unique and there are always different strategies that different investors employ at different times.  So, one statement, that while on the surface looks like great advice, may not always make sense for each investor.

We are also told that if we ever want to make it in real estate investment, we absolutely cannot “overpay” for an investment property.

But what is “overpaying?” Who decides if you are or are not over-paying.  Please don't go down the route of appraisals here.  While I have nothing against appraisers and have many friends who do a fantastic job in that role, they will be the first to tell you that appraisals are subjective and you can line up ten appraisers and will likely get ten different values.  So the real question is, are there times when it’s okay to purchase a property above an appraised valued? When is it worth it? Is it ever?

What you thought you knew about investing in real estate may not be so concrete. There are times where the rules of real estate investment can and should be broken.

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Topics: buying a property

The Real Estate Investor's Guide to Curating Educational Resources

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Take one look at Google and you’ll see that there’s content for days on real estate investment. Anyone looking to learn has a wealth of resources at their fingertips. The problem, naturally, is that it can be information overload!

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Topics: resources

3 Lines of Defense Against Rental Property Damage

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Oct 23, 2017

As real estate investors, we all want our properties to stay in tip-top condition. After all, a rental property in good condition means it shows better, retains and accumulates better value, and better satisfies our residents. When we’re not actively working to improve the condition of our investment properties, we certainly don’t want them to be damaged.

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Topics: property management, protecting your assets

Homeowner VS Investor: Buying Properties with Wealth Building in Mind

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Oct 21, 2017

We’ve all heard people say “a home is an investment.” When they say this, they’re usually referring to hopes of appreciation that, years down the line, may pay off when they retire or downsize.

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Topics: passive income

What Investors Should Expect from a Turnkey Real Estate Provider

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Embarking on a new adventure can be intimidating. A new job, a new chapter of life, and yes—even a new investment opportunity.

When there’s a barrier of experience and education, we often find ourselves feeling anxious and out of our element.

Here’s the good news: jumping into real estate investment doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult. For passive real estate investors, there’s great opportunity in turnkey real estate: if you’re dealing with the right provider.

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Topics: turnkey investing

Eliminating 5 Major Real Estate Investment Headaches

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Some days, investing in real estate can give you a real headache. Maybe you’ve been doing this thing on your own. You that one resident is driving you crazy. Or maybe you’ve been up late, worried sick about that one property that just isn’t turning a profit, and you’re sick of seeing red month after month. Or those property renovations that were supposed to be finished in three weeks are still going after three months.

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Topics: real estate investing

10 Reasons We Love Turnkey Real Estate Investing

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Oct 16, 2017

It’s no surprise, but we love real estate investment. Specifically, turnkey real estate investment. Yes, we like to be realistic about the challenges that can come with this business, but make no mistake—it’s our passion.

We’ve been in this business for a long time, and despite all the many challenges and struggles that come with the industry, we can’t help but be head-over-heels for turnkey real estate. Why? We’ll tell you.

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Topics: turnkey investing

Passive Investment for Your Retirement: Turnkey Real Estate 101

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Oct 14, 2017

More and more, we’re growing increasingly uncertain about the future. We don’t live in a world where people stay in the same careers for 30, 40 years.

We don’t live in the same cities. Change is a part of life, and there’s a certain level of excitement—and anxiety—that comes about with that.

The younger generation—and not so young, as older millennials are well into their 30’s—are struggling to find where their financial security rests.

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Topics: turnkey investing

4 Things to Know About Expanding Your Turnkey Real Estate Portfolio

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Oct 12, 2017

New turnkey real estate investors are often excited to see those first few passive income checks come in at the end of the month. It’s thrilling to start earning passive income! It doesn’t take long to start wondering how you can start scaling and growing your streams of cash flow. After all, it takes more than one property to sustain your financial future!

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Topics: growing your portfolio

Why Buy-and-Hold is Ideal in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Recent studies from CNBC and Housingwire lament the returns on real estate flips. For three quarters, returns have been dropping, largely due to increased competition with buy-and-hold investors in the search for properties priced under market value.

As markets nationwide experience rising prices, such deals are harder to come by and the need for traditional financing has caused many flippers to purchase properties at full market value, which has hurt their returns.

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Topics: Buy & Hold Strategy

4 Ways Turnkey Real Estate Crushes Stress & Investment Uncertainty

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Oct 9, 2017

Any time you’re dealing with money, it can be a stressful event. When it comes down to something like investing, it becomes even more daunting. For many people, investing conjures up ideas of the stock market and day trading: methods full of risk that can leave you stressed and broke by the end of the week.

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Topics: turnkey investing

Is Getting a Real Estate License Worth It for Investors?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Oct 7, 2017

Should real estate investors get a real estate license? 

It's a common question in the biz. The answer is a bit fuzzy, if only because it really comes down to an individual real estate investor's personal goals and strategy. There are many factors that make it more or less useful to a particular investor over another.

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Topics: real estate license

Is There an Ideal Time to Invest in Real Estate?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Some say that a sense of timing is everything. It’s all about being in the right place at the right time. For many of us, waiting for the right time can become a security blanket.

We use it as an excuse to stop ourselves from taking leaps of faith. When it comes to investing in real estate, would-be investors make this excuse, too.

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Topics: invest in real estate

Earn More Passive Income: 6 Secrets to Retaining Long-Term Residents

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Oct 3, 2017

If we want to be at our very best as real estate investors, we've got to maximize our earning potential. Your passive income is affected by a lot of different factors: risk management, maintenance, mortgage, insurance, expenses, rent, and, yes...your residents.

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Topics: passive income, tenant retention, resident retention

Determining the Right Investment Market: A Guide for Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Oct 2, 2017

Real estate investors are bombarded with an overwhelming amount of information each and every day.

Whether it’s news and blogs or data from property hunting, there’s just a lot to sift and sort through. And there’s never more information to deal with than when looking for new targets to add to your portfolio.

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Topics: real estate market