Building a Real Estate Investing Strategy: Minimize Risk in Your Investments

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, May 12, 2017

Out of all the ways to prepare for your financial future, investing in real estate has grown increasingly in popularity over the past few decades. There are compelling reasons for that. For one, real estate investment offers flexibility that other types of investments, like stocks and bonds, just don’t. You direct the course of your real estate investments yourself—choosing what properties to buy, where to buy them, how and when to scale, what types of properties to choose, how to leverage capital, and more.

With Turnkey Real Estate investing gaining in popularity as investor realize there is a way to be passive and invest in long-term buy & hold at the same time, real estate as an option has grown even more.  Passive options like investing in turnkey properties have attracted many investors, both experienced and inexperienced, both flush with resources and just starting out.  The one thing in common among passive investors is that they know they do not have the time to devote to learning how to actively learn real estate.

There are endless variations on strategy and practice when it comes to building your financial...

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Topics: Memphis real estate investing, turnkey real estate, risk management

How Memphis Invest Became the Best Customer Service Company in Turnkey Real Estate Investing

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Customer Service is an often used phrase, some say over-used, by companies that want to set themselves apart from their competition.  Unfortunately, saying the words "Customer Service" is easier than actually committing to providing exceptional customer service.  It takes thought, process, commitment and total buy-in from a team in order to really be great.

For Memphis Invest, our mission has always been to provide the best possible experience for every real estate investor that comes into contact with our company.  Turnkey real estate investors should EXPECT more!  Value should never be measured simply by the price of a house.  The real value of an investment comes from the experience you can expect as a passive investor.

Where we set ourselves apart, and I mean we put miles and miles between us and any other company in this niche when we

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Topics: customer service, turnkey real estate, real estate videos

9 Questions Every Investor Should Ask a Turnkey Investment Company ~ And Why!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Turnkey real estate investment is one of those things that a lot of people want to get into but a lot of people don’t really understand.  

This is one of the most important articles you will read if you want to passively invest in real estate...Period!

How do it work? What’s the process? Where do I start? Is it really passive? Can I trust someone else to handle my investments?

There’s a lot of soul-searching to do when deciding whether or not you want to turn to turnkey real estate investment, but even more important than the questions you ask yourself are the questions you ask your potential turnkey investment partner.

The company that you choose to work with is paramount to your success in turnkey investing! Their success, their reputation, their experience, their expertise—it all matters!

Want to learn all about turnkey real estate investment? Read our whitepaper.

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Topics: turnkey real estate

8 Compelling Reasons to Choose Turnkey Real Estate for Passive Income

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, May 17, 2016

The world of investment is huge. The world of real estate investment is huge. If you want to earn passive income, you have a thousand options. If you want to invest in real estate, you also have a thousand options.

So why, when you have an endless sea of opportunities ahead of you, would you pick turnkey real estate investment?

We’ll be upfront: turnkey real estate investment isn’t for everyone. It’s not what every investor is looking for! You might be enthralled with flipping houses. Your method of investing might be your full-time job. You might like being hands-on.

But if you’re looking for passive income, we would argue that turnkey real estate is the best method investing you can choose. Yes, we’re absolutely biased. That said, there are compelling reasons for why we believe so strongly in turnkey real estate and why we’re in this business in the first place.

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Topics: turnkey real estate

3 Areas of Turnkey Real Estate Investing That Should Be Hands On

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, May 11, 2016

Investing in real estate should mean that you’re earning passive income. You’re not breaking your back to get your paycheck—granted, some investors like to get more involved: flippers, wholesalers, even landlords. But we’d argue that these are really jobs, investments of time as much as they are investments of money.

They take up a lot of time. Full-time job amounts of a lot of time. For the investor looking to earn passive income, however, you know that you can be passive. Turnkey real estate investing, for example, offers an avenue where you don’t have to be involved in the daily details of your investments.

The best Turnkey companies, well - let me be more frank here and say that Memphis Invest is one of only two companies that do this - will have a fully dedicated team to support investors with timely updates on their portfolios.  Those updates are important in keeping that investment as passive as possible. 

Real estate investing does not have to be hard and it does not have to be time consuming, but much of what makes it passive is that team.  If you've picked the right team, then they will make you feel comfortable with the passive nature of this investment and help you understand a key point.

Even the most passive real estate investments take some work.

Turnkey real estate is about as passive as passive gets. But if you want to be successful in turnkey real estate, there are some thing you still have to do. There are some places you’re going to have to get in there and get your hands dirty.

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Topics: turnkey real estate

Passive Income at Its Best: Navigating Turnkey Real Estate Investing

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Investing In Turnkey Real Estate

Every week, more and more first time investors head onto the road to learning about their options and getting started in real estate.  There is a lot to learn.  What is even better is the fact that there are millions of experienced investors in both real estate and other markets that are making moves daily to get into the real estate investing game. That’s great! But hey—there are a ton of options out there in real estate. It’s not enough to decide that you want to be a real estate investor. You have to think about what kind of investor you really want to be.

You can go the fix and flip route for a hands on approach, you can assume the role of landlord for a handful of properties or apartment units, you can dig deep into commercial real estate, or look to land and development...There are plenty of ways to invest.

One way, however, offers opportunities to earn passive income in the most passive way possible. Is there still work involved? Absolutely. All investments require, well, investment. But if you’re in the market for a more hands-off approach to investing, turnkey real estate just might be right for you. So much of deciding what kind of investments to pursue just depends on what you as an individual enjoy and value.  

To help you decide, we’re diving deep and looking at the the ins and outs of turnkey real estate: what it is, how it works, what you have to gain, and what red flags you should watch for to ensure the best outcome for your financial future.

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4 Real Estate Investors That Should Never Buy Turnkey Properties!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 18, 2015


Turnkey real estate is all the rage right now in the real estate world.  More and more investors are looking for a way to get started in passive investments and the Turnkey route often looks promising.  The reality is, like any investment, Turnkey real estate is not always the best option and will not work for everyone.   

However, if you’re in the market for a more hands-off approach to investing, turnkey real estate just might be right for you. So much of deciding what kind of investments to pursue just depends on what you as an individual enjoy and value. 

To help you decide, we’re digging deep into the red flags you should watch for within yourself!  We have to be honest with ourselves as real estate investors to ensure the best outcome for our financial future.

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Topics: turnkey real estate

6 Inspiring Books for Your Fall Reading List

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Nov 11, 2015

How long has it been since you last picked up a good book? What about any good real estate books?  Reading gets shoved by the wayside more often than not. It’s a shame, since it means you’re probably missing out! Whether you’re dusting off an old favorite full of good reminders or challenging yourself with new material, reading is a great way to rejuvenate yourself—whether in reorienting your goals, learning something new about yourself, or giving you fresh ideas to prep for the new year.

For real estate investors, learning from those before us—in business and entrepreneurship as well as specifically in real estate—is a valuable piece of the puzzle.

From now until the end of the year, pick up a book or two. You never know what ideas will spur you onward to greater success in real estate investment.

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Topics: turnkey real estate, inspiring books

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

The Best Plan for Successful Out-of-state Real Estate Investing

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Sep 14, 2015


Many real estate investors like to keep a close eye on their investment properties. They believe local is best and they’ve got to be able to be there on the ground in order to truly be successful at real estate investing.  There is nothing wrong with that approach.  In fact, depending on the neighborhood and type of property you are interested in purchasing, it may be best to stick close to home and invest locally.  However, investing in your own backyard is definitely NOT the only way to invest in single-family rental properties.

There’s a great myth that the only markets worth investing in is the one you’re in. While yes, there are absolutely benefits to investing in real estate on a local level—after all, you know the demographics, the management companies, the other investors, and even that little je ne sais quoi that you can only get from being a local yourself.

People say remote markets are dangerous. You won’t succeed. You need to be an insider. It’s true that you should know the market you’re choosing to invest in, and as much as possible. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find success through investing in real estate remotely. In fact, you can have a LOT of success! It just takes the right approach.

We will tell you outright that we believe the best way to invest in a remote market, whether it’s in the state over or across the country, is through turnkey real estate.

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Topics: turnkey real estate, out of state investing