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8 Quotes from Real Estate Investment Legends to Inspire an Incredible 2017

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Jan 21, 2017


Let's be clear before we go much further here with this article...there is a quote in here from me.  I am not a real estate legend, lol!  

I do not put myself on the same level as some of the other true real estate legends that I am quoting here.  But as a partner in a $100 million annual company managing over $400 million in asset-value for real estate investors...yeah, I think I can include a quote!

Hopefully you enjoy this article and feel free to share some of you favorite quote below.

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Topics: inspiring quotes

Deal or No Deal? Planning Your Future in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Planning Your Real Estate Investing Portfolio

Real estate is a great investment. Obvious statement, right? We know that right now, nationwide, it’s a great time for investors. The market is growing more stable, home and rental prices are growing, profits ripe for the picking, and it’s all-around a great time to get involved.

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Real Estate Investors Pay Close Attention: 9 Essentials to Do for Your Properties Now!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 11, 2017

As we give 2016 the boot, we can tackle the new year with renewed vigor! Enthusiasm! Spirit!.

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Topics: investment strategy

2017 Real Estate Predictions & Projections

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 4, 2017

Well, we made it! Hello, 2017! We don’t know about you, but we thoroughly enjoyed the wild ride real estate gave us last year. 2016 was thrilling for our markets—Houston, Dallas, and Memphis. We’re even more excited about what this year will bring!

We’ve been taking a peek at what the experts have been saying for months now. What are the trends? What’s the outlook? What do we absolutely need to know?

Sure, every investor needs to take predictions with a grain of salt. The market can twist and turn in unexpected ways. But that doesn’t mean we need to be ignorant to what expert economists and analysts are saying.

Without further ado, let’s dive in and see what the buzz has been.

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Topics: real estate market

Check it out:  8 Genius Ways to Increase Your Rental Property Values

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 27, 2016

As real estate investors, we’re always looking for ways to increase the value in our rental properties. After all, we have a need to maximize the value in what we have before we acquire more properties. Increasing value, maximizing potential—all of that language—can bring a lot of images to mind—and some of those images can be expensive!

Thinking about big renovations, new appliances, granite countertops, major overhauls…

But does it really have to be that way?

The big thing to remember about increasing your property values is that you can do it piecemeal. You can take little steps, strategically, and over time. Ultimately, they will culminate in the most profitable version of your property—without emptying your pockets.

These are just some ways you can boost your rental property values: either in the eyes of prospective buyers and tenants where they feel and see extra value, or in putting real, actual ROI back in your pocket.

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Topics: increasing property value

4 Smart Real Estate Investment Tools to Utilize in 2017

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Dec 22, 2016

As 2017 comes roaring alive, real estate investors can kick back, relax...and start thinking about what they’re going to do to be a lot more awesome at real estate investment this year.  Yeah, right!

The job of a real estate investor is never truly done! This upcoming year, why not take advantage of the many tools and resources out there—many of them free?

Real estate investors have so many opportunities at their fingertips to up their game: from communities of professionals and ingenious marketing apps to financing tools and property finders. There are things out there you didn’t even know were possible! And there’s no time better than a new year to test some of them out.

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Topics: technology in real estate

Year End Round Up: 6 Real Estate Blogs We Loved in 2016

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Dec 17, 2016

This is it! The end of another year. It’s been a wild ride in all aspects of life. But hey, there have been some pretty incredible things that came out of the real estate world this past year. It’s been an exciting time to be an investor! Not only has it incredible to be a part of our markets in Dallas, Memphis, and Houston, but we’ve enjoyed watching other things unfold and grow, too

One of the things we love to do is read from the many incredible blogs on real estate investment, both old and new. So many great new resources have been flourishing this year!

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Topics: real estate blog

What is Your Real Estate Investment Business Missing?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Have you ever tried to follow a recipe, got to the end, and found that you’d accidentally skipped an ingredient? Maybe you used the wrong ingredient entirely! We’ve all had a good laugh over those really salty chocolate chip cookies, I’m sure.

Recipes gone wrong make a funny story. A good laugh. Sure, you waste a few ingredients and a little bit of money, but it’s just a small inconvenience in the grand scheme of things. It’s far more serious to leave something out of your real estate investment business!

Wait—how can that happen?

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Topics: real estate investment

4 Risk Management Strategies for Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Hands off real estate investment sounds like a dream. Real estate investors can kick back and relax while other people worry about the day-to-day details, leaving you to chill while the money rolls in. Right?

Well…

We hate to break it to you, but no investment comes that easily—not truly successful investments, anyway. Not the kind that come with long term, mind-blowing success and the results that you really want.

(You know the kind we’re talking about!)

No, truly successful real estate investors know that even passive investments demand work. They need input, and there’s no time to kick back and twiddle our thumbs. Even if you don’t have to be involved in the daily going-ons of your investments, risk management and due diligence are the big two that should always be top of mind.

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Topics: risk management

5 Holiday Tips for Motivated Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 9, 2016

With Thanksgiving behind us, we’re knee-deep into the holiday season. Christmas trees are going up, carols are on the radio, and it’s hard to escape the lure of cookies, candy canes, and homemade goodies. This is the time of year when most real estate investors are tempted to coast into the New Year.

And really—we can’t blame them! The holidays are a great time to focus on friends and family and the warm, generous spirit of the season.

That said, this time of year is also full of untapped opportunity. You don’t need to hold off until the New Year to be productive! For engaged, motivated investors, the holidays aren’t a time to put your investing career on hold.

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Topics: holidays