Invest in Success: Top Priorities for Passive Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Sep 14, 2017

As real estate investors, we are bombarded with a metric ton of information each and every day. The amount of information out there to consume and digest is overwhelming at times.

That makes it difficult to discern what's truly at the heart of it all. What actually makes an impact on your investing career? What really makes a tangible impact on your success?

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Topics: real estate investors, passive investing

5 Crucial Parts of Every Passive Real Estate Investment Business

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Businesses are often compared to machines. It’s a tired metaphor, but it doesn’t make it less apt. Machines rely on many moving parts to function, and it is true of investing in real estate, too.

Unlike businesses, these parts don’t come in the form of jobs to be filled, departments, or complex infrastructure. Most of the time, the “parts” that a real estate investor’s business needs to function rest solely in his or her hands.

Even passive real estate investors are responsible for the moving parts of their investment portfolio.  Memphis Invest learned long ago that addressing those moving parts with investors honestly, from the beginning and including a willingness to tell some investors that they simply were not ready to move forward, was the only way to build a Turnkey company.  Why?  No matter how passive an investment is or an investor wants to be, the investment success or failure rests solely in their hands.

That’s a lot of pressure!

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Topics: passive investing

The How-To Guide to Real Estate Investing on a Time Crunch

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Jul 21, 2017

We’re surrounded by busy people. You’re likely one of them! We always have a million and one things to do and it doesn’t seem like we can squeeze in one more thing. No matter how hard we try, it’s always a challenge to fit in those trips to the grocery store and that time to visit relatives and spending quality time with the kids.

In a world that never stops, how do you find time for something like real estate investment?

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Topics: passive investing, effective time management

Building a Case for Passive Real Estate Investing

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Every real estate investor has different goals and a different journey. No one’s really to say what is and isn’t the right or wrong way to do it, unless legalities are in question, or if something can be done more effectively to maximize cash flow.

That said, there are some distinct advantages when it comes to investing in real estate passively. Here’s the thing: investing in real estate only becomes a full-time job when you make it one.

Certain ways of investment might demand more of your time, but you can find great success in this business without dedicating all of your time to it.

We’d even argue that passive real estate investment is the best way to go! You earn money to fuel your financial goals without doing any of the heavy lifting. With the help of a turnkey investment company and a trusted property management team, you can find success in passive real estate investment.

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Topics: passive investing

5 Ways to Level Up Your Passive Real Estate Investment Portfolio

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Aug 11, 2016

When investing in real estate, all of us want to get better at it. Grow. Start earning more passive income than we were before. For those of us involved in passive real estate investment, feeling progress is a little more difficult. We’re not in the trenches and involved in the day-to-day nitty-gritty that really feels like things are constantly moving.

For the passive investor, it can be all-too easy to allow your investments to get ho-hum, even stagnant.

Here’s the thing, though: there’s plenty of room for passive real estate investors to accelerate and multiply their successes!

You may not be constantly flipping properties for profit or caught up in the buying and selling game, but a lack of a fast pace doesn’t mean you’re not capable of leveling up.

Here are five ways you can move your portfolio forward to start increasing your margins to meet your financial goals.

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Topics: passive investing

4 Traps That Turn Real Estate Investing Into a Full-Time Job

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, May 25, 2016

You started off investing in real estate hoping to earn passive income. Your idea was to buy a property, rent it out, and generate positive cash flow that would help you gain financial freedom, save up for retirement, or have the disposable income you’ve always wanted.

Somewhere along the line, though, something got out of sync. You found yourself doing more and more work. Suddenly, investing in real estate wasn’t so much passive as it was a full time job. You probably went into this knowing there would be some work involved, but didn’t expect it take over your life!

Some investors enjoy investing full time. They want it to be their life and a full-time job. But many don’t. They prefer to keep their investments passive and in the background—and when they’re not, it’s a big red flag. Something has to change.

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Topics: passive investing

Busting 5 Myths About Generating Passive Income in Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Nov 12, 2015

Generating passive income sounds amazing in concept, doesn’t it? Income. Passive. Knowing that without expending too much time, effort, and energy, you could be racking up the cash to cover your retirement, or that trip to the Bahamas you’ve been dreaming about. Passive income comes in many shapes and sizes. Now more than ever, there are a million different ways to start generating passive income.

And real estate investment, in certain forms, is one of them!

It all depends on how you choose to invest. Investing in real estate can be a great avenue to financial security and freedom, but would-be investors need to be wary of the myths and misconceptions surrounding earning passive income through real estate.

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Topics: passive income, investing in real estate, passive investing

Turnkey Real Estate: The Face of Millennial Investing?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Oct 16, 2015

We’ve written many a time about the issue of millennial homebuyers. More importantly, a lack thereof. Millennials, our generation’s 20- and 30-somethings, are often saddled with student debt and financial hardships that cause them to delay life’s big milestones: buying a home, getting married, and having children.

To most of us investors, we think of millennials as our renters. Not our colleagues. For millennials, however, getting involved in real estate investment—particularly turnkey real estate investment—might just be the best route to homeownership and financial freedom.

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Topics: turnkey real estate, passive investing

Part-Time Real Estate Investors: Build a Plan that Works for YOU

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Aug 24, 2015

 


Everyone has a different plan and a different preference when it comes to investing in real estate. Full-time, part-time, turnkey, fix and flip...the list is endless.

One would think that being a part-time real estate investor is the easiest way to go: and most of the time, that’s true. But it’s not because the investor is part time. In fact, if you go into the world of real estate investment without understanding the work that goes into it, you’ll wind up biting off more than you can chew.

Part-time investing—not relying on your investments as your only source of income, in other words—can be very rewarding. If done right, having a well thought out and secure business plan for investing in real estate is the surest pathway to earning passive income. But how exactly do you ‘do it right’?

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Topics: passive investing, business plan

What Type of Real Estate Investor Do You Want to Be?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Aug 7, 2014

We’ve already established that there is no such thing as hands-off real estate investment. “Passive” real estate investment doesn’t usually mean sitting by while other people handle your investments for you as you enjoy a tasty piña colada on the beach of some tropical island (though if you've figured out the secret to this method, please share!).

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Topics: real estate investment, real estate investor, passive investing