Determining What Really Creates Success in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Sometimes it can be a challenge to discern what is really going to bring your real estate investment career to the next level. What’s going to help you punch up and reach new heights for your passive income? Can you make it by way of renovations and ROI? Relying on tenant retention? Making things easier and more streamlined with the latest technology?

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Topics: risk management, real estate investment, investment property

4 Pitfalls New Real Estate Investors Never See Coming

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Investing in real estate is a great gig. We absolutely love this business. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be here! Not only is it one of the most rewarding and engaging ways to invest, but it’s also people-centered and people-driven. How often do you find that?

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Topics: risk management

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

Are You Accounting for These 4 Hidden Costs in Real Estate Investment?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

In real estate investment, we all want to see our profit margins grow. Most of us try to do that by improving our properties, raising rental fees, and scaling our portfolios over time.

However, we often overlook the biggest cost of all...our time! 

How often are you spending your valuable time on things that you wish were just done for you?

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Topics: risk management

4 Unexpected Ways to Reduce Risk in Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Feb 6, 2017

When you hear the word “risk” as a real estate investor, what comes to your mind? You’re probably thinking about big things. The risk of buying a bad property. A lemon. You think about due diligence and ensuring that your property isn’t a dud. But there’s so much more to real estate investment risk than just when you buy your property.

And there’s so much more you, as an investor, can do to reduce your risk as an ongoing effort to make your investments more profitable.

You might not even think that some of these things are reducing risk. Some are ongoing actions

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Topics: risk management

4 Risk Management Strategies for Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Hands off real estate investment sounds like a dream. Real estate investors can kick back and relax while other people worry about the day-to-day details, leaving you to chill while the money rolls in. Right?


We hate to break it to you, but no investment comes that easily—not truly successful investments, anyway. Not the kind that come with long term, mind-blowing success and the results that you really want.

(You know the kind we’re talking about!)

No, truly successful real estate investors know that even passive investments demand work. They need input, and there’s no time to kick back and twiddle our thumbs. Even if you don’t have to be involved in the daily going-ons of your investments, risk management and due diligence are the big two that should always be top of mind.

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Topics: risk management