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Memphis Invest to host Turn-Key Real Estate Company Mastermind

Real Estate Investing  MEMPHIS, TN, April 25, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Memphis Invest, GP, a private real estate investment firm owned by the Clothier family of Memphis, Tennessee and a leader in the field of Turn-Key real estate investing, is preparing to host a first for this new and quickly developing industry.

"There is a huge void when it comes to standards for both ethics and quality in an industry like Turn-Key real estate and with our experience, we thought it was appropriate for a company like ours to lead the way in trying to develop those standards with our peers," says Chris Clothier, the middle son and co-owner of Memphis Invest, GP. While Masterminds are common in today's business world, the Clothier's believe this will be a first for their industry. With the Mastermind devoted solely to improving the business practices and standards of quality and service within the industry, those participating are expected to hold each other accountable and see quick changes within their businesses.

The Clothier family invited close to two dozen companies to apply for a seat at the table on April 28th and 29th in Memphis and whittled the first meeting down to 10 quality companies from those applications. They expect the group to expand to 15 companies by the second meeting in July. With companies traveling from California, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Texas, Alabama and Florida for the first meeting and companies from Pennsylvania, Louisiana, New York and Missouri already committed to the July meeting, this group is proving to be a solid mix and great representation of multiple investment markets.

"We wanted to get a good cross-section of the industry but also made it clear that there are no secrets when you participate in a Mastermind like this," says Clothier. "Everyone had to be on board with opening up to the group about their business and be prepared to offer advice and criticism as well as be open to receiving advice and criticism."

The Clothier's named their Mastermind 'REI Edge' and picked that name with a purpose in mind. After participating in the Mastermind, all of the companies will have an edge on other providers in their cities due to offering a higher level of service and quality. has proven that concentrating on quality and service will lead to sustainable growth and higher satisfaction among your clients.

"This is not about learning to make more money or sell more houses - it's about learning to provide great customer service and the highest quality of work so your clients build portfolios with you for years to come. That's how you build a sustainable business that remains profitable"!

When: April 28th & 29th
9:00AM - 7:00 PM
Where: East Memphis Hilton
Memphis, Tennessee
Who: Turn-Key Real Estate Providers

For more information on or the REI Edge Mastermind group, you can contact Ashley at 1-901-751-7191 or Chris at 1-901-212-9647.

Memphis Invest, GP is the largest privately owned home seller in Memphis, Tennessee and the second largest home seller behind only Fannie Mae and Housing and Urban Development. On pace to renovate over $18 million dollars of Memphis real estate in 2011, Memphis Invest, GP provides real estate investors with a passive alternative to investing by handling all the details with a Turn-Key investment program.

Memphis Real Estate | Investors Cheer News of Partnership With France

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As a real estate investor myself and as a partner who works with real estate investors from around the world, it is music to my ears when I hear about the leadership of our city being proactive in telling the great story that is Memphis, Tennessee.  I have spent countless hours on the road over the past 18 months, talking to investors from coast to coast about the advantages of Memphis as a real estate investment city and how companies like are not alone in turning the city around.  When stories like this one come out, it makes my job easier and makes my investment portfolio poised for growth in the very near future!

Last week, Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton and Maurice Leroy, French Minister of the City, shook hands on an agreement forging ties between Memphis and the city of Paris if not the entire country of France!
Memphis is the only Aerotropolis in the Western hemisphere and Paris is the only Aerotropolis in Europe which made the two cities perfect partners in seeking to  forge closer economic ties for growth.  With France looking to grow on the world economic stage, the agreement to share business, cultural, government and artistic ties is huge.  A lot of credit has to go the leadership of Memphis for making this happen as previous administrations in Memphis failed to improve the cities image. 
This is only the latest in a string of big announcements from the city including the addition of over 5,000 jobs announced by companies like Electolux, Mitsubishi and Tennessee Brewing Company in the last 120 days.
Minister Leroy cited the infrastructure already in place in Memphis as well as his meeting with city leaders as the main reasons Memphis was chosen to help France strengthen its global stand.  The presence of FedEx, International Paper and St Jude Children's Hospital absolutely helped as well.
The deal that cuts international red tape for companies on both sides of the Atlantic seeking to do business in either America's Aerotropolis or Europe's Aerotropolis.  With an eye toward the future expansion of the U.S. economy and the micro-effect the imporving economy can have on cities, Memphis is in a great position to lead the country in growth and development.  Memphis is the undisputed center of U.S. transportation and disribution and being selected over other major U.S. cities adds to the creibility that Memphis is poised for huge growth and development.
If you are wondering how this helps real estate investors, I will quickly explain.  Investors are purchasing properties in Memphis at prices equal to and often below the pricing levels from 30 years ago.  That is 30 years of progress and appreciation being discounted to today's buyer. 
With the economic changes taking place in Memphis and the stronger, unified leadership currently leading the city, property values will absolutely solidify and begin increasing.  As Memphis becomes a bigger player on the international stage and attracts additional companies like the ones already announced, jobs will be added and people will absolutely follow the opportunity.  As the city grows, so does the demand for housing and as demand grows  - value follows.
Memphis is a fantastic investment opportunity as long as you invest with the right companies and in the right locations.  As I always say - Price Does Not Equal Value!!  There are a lot of factors to consider and I hope after reading this, you understand that a company like has its finger on the pulse of the city and can expertly guide you to the "True Value" you are seeking.
Would you like me to email you stories like this one in the future on the Memphis economy and its impact on real estate investing?

Real Estate Investing | 4 Advantages of Self Directed IRA's


Every day, regular people and seasoned investors alike are looking for ways to diversify their investments and investing in real estate has always been a favorite alternative.  With Self Directed Individual Retirement Accounts coming into favor with investors, investing in discount properties has never been easier. has put together a quick list of some of the advantages to using Self Directed IRA's:

Memphis Real Estate | Investment Property - 1st Quarter Numbers

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  Chandler Reports, the local real estate information aggregating company, released their monthly tally last week which included 1st quarter totals for all things related to real estate in Memphis and the surrounding areas.  Memphis Invest is interested in many of the numbers including total sales, days on market, average sales price and number of transactions as each of these data points is very important to the over-all health of a market.  But we are also extremely interested in the over-all sales numbers for the area and for the 8th quarter in a row, was the leader in local company home sales.

Investment Property News | Memphis 'A Most Undervalued' Market - CNN

Memphis Investment property

Many of the recent articles you read on the housing market seem to convey almost polar opposite messages.  Markets are up, other markets are down and no two pollsters, spinsters or prognosticators seem to agree on exactly what is happening.  Real Estate Investors have to get past all the white noise of the national housing market and get down to the fundamentals of particular markets that provide quality, stable investment opportunities.

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