5 Ways to Tell if You're Really the Boss of Your Real Estate Investments

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 9, 2018

Everyone likes to feel like they’re in control of a situation. Even if they don’t like to be “in charge” per se, there isn’t a person alive who doesn’t at least want control over their own lives. When it comes to money, there’s no more important area to have control.

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Topics: real estate strategies

Looking to Excel in Real Estate Investment? Collaborate!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Mar 31, 2015

One of the fundamental lessons we’re taught in kindergarten is that of teamwork. Teamwork isn’t something that everyone enjoys, but in life, it’s very necessary. For real estate investors, it can be essential. There are plenty of sayings, books and poems that go back to a single, central idea: two are better than one.

From “no man is an island” to heartwarming tales of individuals joining together for a like cause, teamwork is everywhere. We eat up sports movies and instill these ideas into our children.

So why do so many of us ignore the notion of collaboration in our professional lives?

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Topics: real estate strategies

Setting Attainable Real Estate Investment Goals

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Sep 4, 2014

Goal setting is an integral part of successfully investing in real estate. Most people do it in some way or another — but are you doing it effectively?

Effective goal setting will help guide you in navigating the complex world of real estate investment.  Goal setting is very different and a far cry from making a list of things to do.  I hate lists!  They show me all the things that I can't do at one time and then feel bad about when I don't get them done in time!  Do you know what happens then?  We stop setting goals because they became lists and we start become haphazard practicers of any type of goal-setting techniques.

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Topics: real estate investment, real estate strategies

Real Estate Strategies: Indicators That It's Time to Buy

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Aug 5, 2013

Real estate is a fickle beast. There are ebbs and flows, ups and downs, and...well, you catch my drift. Real estate investing is not like buying a car or a computer or a new refrigerator where you can point to a certain day on the calendar and know what something will cost on that day.  Real estate investing is all about trends and the key is to be able to recognize trends. Is it a buyer's market or a seller's market? Is it a market that's in transition from one to the other? If so, how rapidly is the market changing?  More importantly, is the information I am watching actually telling me something or is the trend a very subtle one meaning that even as it moves - in either direction - the timing is still good for buying real estate.

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Topics: real estate investing, Memphis real estate, Memphis Invest, real estate strategies