4 Steps to a Successful First Year in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Aug 23, 2019

So you took the plunge. You’re officially a real estate investor! First of all, congratulations. You’ve begun your journey towards financial security — and freedom — for life. If you’re like most new investors, you likely feel nervous along with excited. After all, you just made a massive financial commitment. What if it doesn’t work out? What if you do something wrong? You don’t want to ruin your investment!

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Topics: new real estate investors, turnkey investors, new investors

The Big Thing You Should Know Before Investing in Turnkey Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Oct 26, 2018

When we think about the principles of finance, money management, and investing, I think most of us, on a basic level, understand that owning real estate is a good thing. It’s ingrained in us that we should own a home. The American Dream has lauded it for centuries.

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Topics: passive income, new real estate investors

Thinking Like a Homeowner VS Thinking Like an Investor

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Oct 3, 2018

Successful real estate investors all have this pivotal moment where their thinking makes the critical shift from average homeowner to investor. You see, mastering an investor mindset is an overlooked yet critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to investing in real estate. Because we often think of investing as something we do “on the side” and not as a highly skilled job, we don’t often think of ourselves as truly in need of any training or in need of a fundamental shift in thinking to succeed.

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Topics: new real estate investors

6 Common Investment Myths That Trip Up New Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Sep 21, 2018

What is holding you back from fulfilling your potential as a real estate investor? That might not even be the right question to ask. Maybe you haven’t started yet. Maybe you’ve been making mistakes. Sometimes it comes down to this: we’ve got this whole investment thing wrong from the very beginning. Maybe we’ve been listening to the wrong people and leaning into bad advice.

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Topics: new real estate investors, investment myths

What You Think You Want VS What You Actually Need from Your Turnkey Company

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Sep 5, 2018

Sometimes what we think we want and what we actually need can be two radically different things. The same can be true of our real estate investment journey, especially for new investors who may not have the years of experience to know how to expertly navigate the business.

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Topics: customer service in real estate, new real estate investors

5 Things New Real Estate Investors Wish They Knew After They Got Started

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sun, Aug 27, 2017

New real estate investors spend a lot of time preparing to invest. They read, analyze, research, weigh strategies, examine markets, and eventually, come to the point where they feel ready enough to jump in with both feet. But as with anything, experience is the true teacher.

We all quickly learn that real estate investment isn’t quite how we pictured it in our head...and there are a few lessons we’d wish we’d learned before we got started.

Save yourself wasted time, energy, and stress. Learn these five valuable lessons now.

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Topics: new real estate investors

Critical List | 7 Actionable Steps When New Real Estate Investors Feel Totally Lost

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Aug 9, 2017

Investing in real estate can get overwhelming, especially when you’re new to the game. It’s filled with a lot of different processes and variables. When your investments are totally self-directed and filled with possibilities that span markets nationwide, no wonder new investors find themselves feeling paralyzed!

If you’re at a loss as to what to do next, don’t worry. We've all been there. The Clothier family has been investing at some level in Memphis and Dallas for the better part of 30 years! So we know how overwhelming it can be in the real estate investing business! We've worked with over 1,600 real estate investors and currently manage over $500 Million in assets for our clients. So pay attention to the 7 steps below that you can take towards real progress in your real estate investing career. It's invaluable advice that we can honestly say has helped us get to where we are today!

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Topics: new real estate investors

6 Essentials for Every New Real Estate Investor's Toolkit

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, May 9, 2017

Every real estate investor starts in pretty much the same place: feeling more than a little nervous, with a vague ‘in theory’ idea of what they’re doing, and with a lot of work ahead of them.  

For new real estate investors, getting your proverbial ducks in a row can seem like a huge task from the get-go.  For everyone that reads our blog and sees a $100 Million company, just remember that there was a time when we were beginners too!  Memphis Invest knows exactly what it feels like to be getting started and the details an investor needs to pay attention to.

There are so many details to take care of and so many things that you need before you can really get going!  However, our experience has shown us that investors often put the emphasis on the wrong "must-haves" and "must-dos".  Investors have to stay focused on the right priorities and a big priority is the environment a real estate investor creates to work.

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Topics: new real estate investors

Conquering Nagging Thoughts Every New Real Estate Investor Has

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, May 2, 2017

New investors have a lot on their shoulders—a mixture of hopes and dreams for a bright financial future with some anxieties that it might not work out quite like they’ve built it up in their minds.

When it comes to real estate investment, we never really stop having some of these thoughts.

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Topics: new real estate investors