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Chris Clothier

Entrepreneur, writer, speaker, ultra-endurance athlete, husband & father of five beautiful children. Chris puts these natural talents on display every day. As a partner at Memphis Invest, Chris addresses small and large audiences of real estate investors and business professionals nationwide several times each year. Chris is also an active writer, weekly publishing real estate, leadership, and endurance training articles.

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Secondary Markets for Long-Term Real Estate Investment Success

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 6, 2019

The real estate market moves in cycles. We come to expect the natural ebb and flow of the real estate market. There will be both times when profit is easy and other times when it becomes more of a challenge. Though buy-and-hold real estate investors are less impacted by the real estate cycle (as their investments are designed to serve in one’s portfolio for decades), it makes selecting the right markets and the right investment properties no less important.

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The Ultimate Year-End Checklist for Turnkey Real Estate Investors

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 4, 2019

There are only a few weeks standing between you and the new year. Not only that, but we sit on the cusp of a new decade! With 2020 imminent, it’s crucial that real estate investors do some housekeeping in preparation not only for the new year but to close out 2019 strong. 

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Entangled Shack Makes A Comeback  - Oklahoma City Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 3, 2019

This week’s Transformation Tuesday comes from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma! This house was swamped by overgrown foliage and equally lost within a jungle inside. But like every house our team selectively chooses to renovate, this one was bursting with potential. Our personal favorite asset? The gorgeous arched doorways connecting the rooms. Keep reading to see for yourself!

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Exciting Changes Coming to Memphis Invest!

By Chris Clothier on Sun, Dec 1, 2019

We have been hard at work this year and some BIG changes have been happening at Memphis Invest. We’ve grown to over 110 full time team members in four states. The Clothier family purchased a 40,000 sq. ft. Class A office building in Germantown, TN. to move our corporate headquarters into. We made three C-Suite hires for the first time including our first Director of Human Resources, CIO and CFO. All three are incredibly additions to our company and strengthen the leadership team at Memphis Invest. We are on pace to grow our clients portfolios by nearly 20% in one year to over 6,000 properties under management. If you know our company, you know none of this is happening by accident. It is all planned and the culmination of these changes is coming with the new year…

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A Turnkey Investor's Guide to Navigating a Housing Recession

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Nov 29, 2019

If you’ve been keeping up with real estate market buzz, you have undoubtedly heard the rumors of a housing recession on the horizon. We ourselves have made mention of this possibility. For many of us, even thinking of a recession gives us flashbacks to the Great Recession. That was a devastating time for homeowners and investors of all kinds. Though opportunity arose from the crisis, it was a tough time for everyone.

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Knowing Turnkey Real Estate Investment is the Perfect Fit

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Nov 27, 2019

We know by now that there are countless ways to invest in real estate. If you’ve heard the term “turnkey real estate investing” you may have some ideas in your head as to what this is and what it isn’t. Unfortunately, “turnkey” has become something of a buzzword in real estate. We have to be careful when looking for turnkey opportunities.

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Hoarder Horror Turns Pearly Paradise - Little Rock Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Nov 26, 2019

This week’s Turnkey Transformation comes from Little Rock, Arkansas! Our team instantly saw the potential and beauty in this lot, but we knew it was going to take a lot of work to get there. From serious landscaping to purging leftover items from the previous owners, we made sure every inch of this lot was impeccable. Read on to see how this homely house was flipped to become brand new!

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How to Save Money to Purchase an Investment Property

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Nov 22, 2019

If you’re like most Americans, chances are you are not the best at saving money. Both the statistics around debt and savings in the United States paint a picture that highlights a lack of financial wisdom.

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4 Surprising Assets in the Success of Turnkey Real Estate Investments

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Turnkey real estate can be a divisive concept. Just like anything, there are die-hard believers who wouldn’t dare criticize the method and others still who will come up with every excuse as to why it’s a bad idea. We’ll be honest with you — turnkey real estate isn’t for everyone. Just like any investment strategy, it comes with its own share of risks and rewards. 

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Blast-From-The-Past Catches Up With The Times - St. Louis Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Nov 19, 2019

This week’s Transformation Tuesday comes from St. Louis, Missouri! Peering into this house was like looking at an old photograph: faded colors, outdated curtains, and shattered tiles disfigured the underlying potential of this soon-to-be home. But time is no challenge for our expert team of multiple contractors, who flipped this past-ridden pad into one polished homestead.

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