Memphis Real Estate Investing

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Memphis Business Journal Article on Memphis Invest

By Chris Clothier on Fri, May 17, 2013

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 considered 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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Real Estate Investing | Memphis Foreclosure Activity Up

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Oct 18, 2011

RealtyTrac is reporting that foreclosure activity inMemphis is up four straight months and even though some in Memphis are disputing that, the trends we are seeing follow the reporting from RealtyTrac pretty closely.

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Typical Memphis Investment Property | Video Walk Through

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jun 14, 2011

So this ain't your typical video walk through of an investment property.  When Memphis Invest tackles a new investment property, they are concentrating on one thing...how much passive cash flow will this property produce for an investor!  MemphisInvest.com has helped over 300 investors purchase cash flow real estate in Memphis and today operates one of the top property management companies in the country. 

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Memphis Real Estate | Investment Property - 1st Quarter Numbers

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Apr 8, 2011

Chandler Reports, the local real estate information aggregating company, released their monthly tally last week which included 1st quarter totals for all things related to real estate in Memphis and the surrounding areas.  Memphis Invest is interested in many of the numbers including total sales, days on market, average sales price and number of transactions as each of these data points is very important to the over-all health of a market.  But we are also extremely interested in the over-all sales numbers for the area and for the 8th quarter in a row, MemphisInvest.com was the leader in local company home sales.

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Memphis Investment Property | Bank Foreclosures Memphis, Tennessee

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Nov 15, 2010

 

4555 Addington, Memphis, TN 38128

Memphis Investment Property!!

Location: Raleigh

 
How often can you buy a 15 year old investment property in Memphis, Tennessee AND rehab it all for less than $55,000? This is a great opportunity for such a thing! With three bedrooms, two bath, brick exterior, central heat and air, great location in the northern part of Memphis, this property offers a potential Return On Investment of 22%+. Priced at only $42.60 per square foot, this relatively new home is practically being given away! Located just down the street from area schools, this house should always have a high rental demand meaning CASH FLOW for an investor!
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Beautiful Memphis Investment Property - 4555 Addington, Memphis, TN.

By Chris Clothier on Sat, Nov 6, 2010

Memphis Investment Property!!

4555 Addington, Memphis, TN 38128

Location: Raleigh

How often can you purchase a 15 year old Memphis Investment Property AND rehab it all for less than $55,000? This is a great opportunity for such a thing! With three bedrooms, two bath, brick exterior, central heat and air, great location in the northern part of Memphis, this property offers a great ROI of potentially 22%+. Priced at only $42.60 per square foot, this relatively new home is practically being given away! Located just down the street from area schools, this house should always have a high rental demand meaning POSITIVE, MONTHLY CASH FLOW for a Memphis real estate investor!
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Memphis Invest Increases Home Buying Events

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Sep 27, 2010

Memphis Invest Increases Home Buying Events

Monday, September 27, 2010, Vol. 125, No. 187
SARAH BAKER | The Daily News

With the recent completion of Memphis Invest LLC’s office space expansion for its sister company, Premier Property Management Group, and new implementation of traditional rehab services for those wanting to remodel their home, the family-owned company continues to do the majority of its business with out-of-town investors.

A 1,200-square-foot development on the west side of Premier’s existing building was completed earlier this year by the Memphis Invest rehab services. The expansion offers offices for the staff of five full-time and 14 part-time employees.

The addition is also equipped with closing office and tenant waiting room where tenants can come inside and wait for an appointment, make a rental payment, receive a receipt or wait for their closing.

Chris Clothier, director of sales and marketing, said Memphis Invest built a separate entrance just for Premier’s tenants.

“It definitely makes it a more formal process, which benefits everyone – not only the tenants but also the owners whose properties we’re managing because it really makes it a more professional approach to managing the properties,” he said.

Memphis Invest now also provides rehab services, refurbishing full renovations on more than 200 properties a year for investors around the world. A supplementary service company, Memphis Invest Renovation Services, renovates investment properties and performs rehab work for homeowners looking to upgrade their houses.

The majority of Memphis Invest’s clients – 75 percent – are located outside of the Memphis market. And it’s all due to exposure and the lure of Memphis investment properties, Clothier said.

“Local investors are just a little more timid about buying here in town because of their preconceived ideas about what Memphis is like,” he said.

Memphians are “insulated,” and often overlook the treasures right in front of them, Clothier said. And investors inhabiting other cities with a higher cost of living cannot buy properties there for $20 to $40 per square foot.

In fact, investors came this past weekend to learn about the Memphis market and the Memphis Invest process and, of course, to buy property.

Memphis Invest hosts these buying parties once a quarter, bringing in anywhere from 40 to 60 investors at a time, with 30 to 40 serious buyers, and the rest wanting to learn more about the market or Memphis Invest.

“We go to Graceland, and depending on the time of year, we’ll go to a Redbirds or Grizzlies game – just little things so they can see that Memphis is more than just the bad crime list that you hear about each year,” Clothier said. “There’s a lot more to the city than just that, and that’s really what these weekends highlight.”

But since the demand is so high, Memphis Invest is changing the event to the second weekend of every month, limiting the attendance to 25 investors who are qualified and ready to invest in the Memphis real estate market.

And now with its new 400-square-foot multimedia room at its 130 Timber Creek headquarters, Memphis Invest will begin these smaller tours the weekend of Nov. 6.

Just one weekend is all it usually takes for many investors to get hooked. They not only return to purchase more, but they also bring colleagues, friends and family to invest as well.

Brack Shaver of Fort Worth, Texas, attended the weekend event in April and returned this weekend, bringing his son with him.

Shaver, a registered investment adviser, said Memphis Invest spares him the one thing that matter the most – time.

“As an investor, you are always looking for a situation that lends itself to you that is turnkey,” Shaver said. “This way, I get a good property, it’s already been rehabbed – in my case, it’s already been rented – and I get a check every month.”

Brian Rowan, on the other hand, is one of the select few investors from Memphis. He has bought 15 properties from Memphis Invest and hopes to acquire five more within the next two and a half years.

“I want to get in, get out and have my properties paid for before the market changes,” Rowan said.

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MemphisInvest.com Announces Cash Flow Pros Expo

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Aug 19, 2010

Kent Clothier & Family are hosting a one time only 3-Day Bootcamp for Building an INCREDIBLE Real Estate Business...

Are you going to be one of the lucky few who ACTUALLY USES this opportunity to take action!!  Learn from the best and get on the right track to success.  

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Build a Wholesale Real Estate Business

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Aug 17, 2010

Kent Clothier & Family are hosting a one time only 3-Day Bootcamp for Building an INCREDIBLE Wholesale Real Estate Business...

Are you going to be one of the lucky few who ACTUALLY USES this opportunity to learn from the best and take action?  One of the best ways to learn any new endeavor or even how to improve on what you are already doing is to follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before you.  The Clothier family have had tremendous success in each business they have built and have been leaders in the Memphis wholesale real estate business.  Do not miss your chance to hear form them on the exact methods and tools they have used to build and develop each area of their business.  This is an amazing opportunity...

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Want to Invest in Real Estate? Read these books...

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Feb 8, 2010

Educate yourself as an investor with these Real Estate Investing, Business and Life in general books!

I've been asked repeatedly over the last few weeks by investors to put together a list of books that I have read or could recommend to other real estate investors who are looking to get started.  Most of the clients or prospective clients that I talk to are familiar with my rise as a real estate investor and the fact that my family today operates one of the largest real estate wholesaling companies, MemphisInvest.com, in the country.  They know that we own 1800SellNow.com and that we operate the largest non-profit real estate investors association, Mid-South REIA, in the Mid-South. 

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