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Memphis Invest to host Turn-Key Real Estate Company Mastermind

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Apr 25, 2011

MEMPHIS, TN, April 25, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Memphis Invest, GP, a private real estate investment firm owned by the Clothier family of Memphis, Tennessee and a leader in the field of Turn-Key real estate investing, is preparing to host a first for this new and quickly developing industry.

"There is a huge void when it comes to standards for both ethics and quality in an industry like Turn-Key real estate and with our experience, we thought it was appropriate for a company like ours to lead the way in trying to develop those standards with our peers," says Chris Clothier, the middle son and co-owner of Memphis Invest, GP. While Masterminds are common in today's business world, the Clothier's believe this will be a first for their industry. With the Mastermind devoted solely to improving the business practices and standards of quality and service within the industry, those participating are expected to hold each other accountable and see quick changes within their businesses.

The Clothier family invited close to two dozen companies to apply for a seat at the table on April 28th and 29th in Memphis and whittled the first meeting down to 10 quality companies from those applications. They expect the group to expand to 15 companies by the second meeting in July. With companies traveling from California, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Texas, Alabama and Florida for the first meeting and companies from Pennsylvania, Louisiana, New York and Missouri already committed to the July meeting, this group is proving to be a solid mix and great representation of multiple investment markets.

"We wanted to get a good cross-section of the industry but also made it clear that there are no secrets when you participate in a Mastermind like this," says Clothier. "Everyone had to be on board with opening up to the group about their business and be prepared to offer advice and criticism as well as be open to receiving advice and criticism."

The Clothier's named their Mastermind 'REI Edge' and picked that name with a purpose in mind. After participating in the Mastermind, all of the companies will have an edge on other providers in their cities due to offering a higher level of service and quality. MemphisInvest.com has proven that concentrating on quality and service will lead to sustainable growth and higher satisfaction among your clients.

"This is not about learning to make more money or sell more houses - it's about learning to provide great customer service and the highest quality of work so your clients build portfolios with you for years to come. That's how you build a sustainable business that remains profitable"!

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Memphis Real Estate | Investors Cheer News of Partnership With France

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Apr 20, 2011

As a real estate investor myself and as a partner who works with real estate investors from around the world, it is music to my ears when I hear about the leadership of our city being proactive in telling the great story that is Memphis, Tennessee.  I have spent countless hours on the road over the past 18 months, talking to investors from coast to coast about the advantages of Memphis as a real estate investment city and how companies like MemphisInvest.com are not alone in turning the city around.  When stories like this one come out, it makes my job easier and makes my investment portfolio poised for growth in the very near future!

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Real Estate Investing | 4 Advantages of Self Directed IRA's

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 19, 2011

Every day, regular people and seasoned investors alike are looking for ways to diversify their investments and investing in real estate has always been a favorite alternative.  With Self Directed Individual Retirement Accounts coming into favor with investors, investing in discount properties has never been easier.  MemphisInvest.com has put together a quick list of some of the advantages to using Self Directed IRA's:

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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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Investment Property News | Memphis 'A Most Undervalued' Market - CNN

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 5, 2011

Many of the recent articles you read on the housing market seem to convey almost polar opposite messages.  Markets are up, other markets are down and no two pollsters, spinsters or prognosticators seem to agree on exactly what is happening.  Real Estate Investors have to get past all the white noise of the national housing market and get down to the fundamentals of particular markets that provide quality, stable investment opportunities.

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