Memphis Business Journal Small Business Awards Winner...

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, May 28, 2013

Memphis Invest honored An MBJ Winner In 2013!

There were three categories for companies to be chosen as Small Business of the Year winners.  Memphis Invest has been nominated two years in a row for the 26-60 employee award and the second year is the charm!

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Topics: Memphis Invest, real estate investing, small business organizations, Memphis small business

Real Estate Investing: Cash Reserves Are A Must For Buy & Hold

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, May 23, 2013

Cash Reserves Are Critical In Real Estate Investing

We have been working with Memphis real estate investors for the past 7-10 years in one fashion or another and one thing that never changes about new investors is a lack of understanding when it comes to cash reserves.  So many people think that real estate investing can be boiled down to a quick series of numbers, i.e. - how much will this be or how much will that be or how much should I set aside for this expense and that expense?  All of those are VERY VALID QUESTIONS!!

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Topics: Memphis real estate, Cash Flow Real Estate

Memphis Business Journal Article on Memphis Invest

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, May 17, 2013

Memphis Business Journal - Small Business of the Year Nominee

The winners will be announced on Thursday night May 23rd at a special dinner, but today they published articles on all of the finalists.  This is our second year to be nominated, which is a tremendous honor.  To be considerd one of the Top 5 companies in Memphis (we are in the 25-75 employee category) really speaks volumes not about us as owners, but about our people.  Easily, the best staff in the business.  If you want to see the article online at the Business Journal, I have included a link.

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Topics: Chris Clothier, Brett Clothier, Memphis real estate, Memphis Business Journal, real estate investing

3 Sure Fire Ways To Fail At Real Estate Investing

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, May 15, 2013

It seems that a week cannot go by without my in box getting bombarded with "fool-proof" investment ideas and opportunities. Add to that the laundry list of emails I get with new products and services that all promise magic bullets or towering pillars with all the steps I need for real estate success. If that were not bad enough, then come the emails from investors asking if I can help them follow through on their risky real estate investing plan or if we offer strategies that, in my opinion, are doomed to fail. So this week, I decided to write a tongue-in-cheek article assisting all those investors who are attracted to sure fire failure. Here are three sure fire ways to fail at real estate! 

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Topics: Memphis real estate, real estate investing, real estate investing mistakes

Memphis In May Weekend A Big Hit For Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, May 12, 2013

A Real Chance To Show Off Memphis Real Estate

Memphis Invest just concluded their 5th Memphis In May With Memphis Invest real estate weekend and I can say with all humility that this years' event was the best by far!  We had the largest group of investors we had ever hosted, which presented a lot of challenges for us from logistics to presentation and simply hosting in general.  We always want everyone to feel like they are the only real estate investor in the room and judging from the comments, thank yous and emails we have already received since the event ended on Saturday, I think we achieved our goals!

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Topics: Memphis real estate, passive real estate investing, Memphis In May, Memphis Turnkey

Memphis Food: What to Eat While You're in Town

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, May 6, 2013

There are a lot of reasons that investors come to Memphis for real estate.  Low prices, above average rental ratios and a solid recovery taking hold are just a few of the reasons.  But in this article, we're going to talk a little bit about the real reason real estate investing is going crazy here in Memphis. I'm talking, of course, about the food!  

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Topics: Memphis real estate, Memphis Invest, Memphis food, Memphis restaurants

Real Estate Strategy: Flipping Homes, Memphis Style

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, May 5, 2013

"Flipper" is more than just the name of a famous television dolphin, folks. And if you are one (the real estate variety, not the TV dolphin kind), then Memphis, Tennessee, is the place to be right now.  Memphis has long been a hot bed for the long-term buy and hold real estate strategy, but there is room on that list for other opportunities.  With the real estate climate heating up and the opportunities staying hot, Memphis has moved up on another real estate list.

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Topics: real estate strategy, flipping homes memphis

Memphis In May With Memphis Invest...1 Week out!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, May 3, 2013

Memphis Invest Team Getting Fired Up!

We are super excited that we are only 1 week away from what has become a signature event for our company and a whole lot of fun.  We have been asked a lot this past week about being able to attend if you have not registered and the answer is yes...but, we really need you to register first so we are able to prepare for the size of the crowd.

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Topics: Memphis Invest, real estate investing, Memphis real estate, Memphis In May, Real Estate Bus Tours