Chris Clothier

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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

4 Considerations Before Buying Out-of-State Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Some real estate investors find themselves feeling nervous at the idea of buying a piece of property that they’ve never seen before.  The Clothier family had to get over this same fear in the early 2000's when several family members were building portfolios sight unseen.  

Kent Clothier, Sr. the CEO of Memphis Invest was the out-of-town real estate investors' early advocate by recognizing the risks investors would have and building a team and systems to address those risks.  Investors' minds after-all and the horror stories of buying out-of-state were the biggest hurdle to work at over-coming.

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Topics: out of state investing

5 Golden Financial Strategies That Save Money Around the Clock

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Let’s do a quick self-evaluation. On a scale of one to ten, how good do you consider yourself with money?

There’s a lot of different criteria that could go into your answer. If you really think hard about it and try to answer honestly, it might take some time to come to a conclusion. If we’re honest with ourselves, most of us have weaknesses when it comes to money management.

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Topics: finance

Squash 5 Major Real Estate Negotiating Anxieties

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Getting into the real estate business can be a daunting thought. Not becasue you dont have the passion or mindset to be's mostly due to lack of experience (especially when negotiating deals).  That is one of the main reasons that Turnkey real estate investing became so popular.

There aren’t that many people out there that can say that they truly, genuinely enjoy the process of a real estate negotiation. It’s tedious, there are all these concessions to make, back-and-forth, and it might not even pay off.

For the inexperienced real estate investor, negotiating your first deal can seem particulary intimidating.

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Topics: buying a property, negotiation tactics

Experience Matters Podcast My Entrepreneurial Journey Episode 4

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Apr 24, 2017


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

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

6 Essentials to Success When Buying Investment Properties

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Buying real estate is an exciting, frustrating, and potentially
long process. For real estate investors, it’s also completely unavoidable.

We have to do it! If that’s the case, we might as well get good at it. There’s no use in fumbling our way through the process every time.

There’s also a ton of advice out there when it comes to buying properties. It can get very specific, especially when it comes to the financing!

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Topics: buying a property

Are You Accounting for These 4 Hidden Costs in Real Estate Investment?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

In real estate investment, we all want to see our profit margins grow. Most of us try to do that by improving our properties, raising rental fees, and scaling our portfolios over time.

However, we often overlook the biggest cost of all...our time! 

How often are you spending your valuable time on things that you wish were just done for you?

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Topics: risk management

All Work and No Play? Finding Balance as a Passive Real Estate Investor

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Here in Memphis, we’ve had amazing weather lately...I'm talking about 70 degrees, clear skies and sunshine. Yep, that kind of awesome.

There is something about spring weather that gets you excited. Whether it's firing up the grill, taking your kids to the park or finally mastering your golf game...(good luck with that.) Warmer weather has always been this great sign of things to come.

We all can have a tendancey to work too hard, push a little too much and fail to take time out to enjoy what we've accomplished. 

That gets us thinking...

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Topics: turnkey investing