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Looking to Excel in Real Estate Investment? Collaborate!

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Mar 31, 2015

One of the fundamental lessons we’re taught in kindergarten is that of teamwork. Teamwork isn’t something that everyone enjoys, but in life, it’s very necessary. For real estate investors, it can be essential. There are plenty of sayings, books and poems that go back to a single, central idea: two are better than one.

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5 Key Qualities in Successful Real Estate Investors

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 27, 2015

There’s really no short cut to real estate investing success. So many people try to find some magic combination that will turn them into overnight millionaires with ultra cash-flow producing portfolios.  Some real estate investors do find spontaneous success, it’s not the standard. It is often a long, patient road for many real estate investors to reach their standard of success and to develop a performing, self-sustaining portfolio . Some never reach it at all.

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10 Must-Have Travel Apps For Real Estate Investors

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Mar 24, 2015

It seems like we’re always on the go. Whether for business or for pleasure, it’s a good idea to take advantage of modern technology when it comes to your travel plans. There are plenty of useful smartphone apps — many free — available on a variety of devices that can streamline your plans and made any trip less stressful.

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5 Awesome Real Estate Blogs You Should Be Following

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 20, 2015

We’ve recommended some other real estate investment blogs to our readers before. After all, it’s not enough to pull from one source — there are plenty of great blogs out there, offering different perspectives, flavors and insight that can shape a well-rounded, informed investor. We encourage you to scour the Internet! Seek out new voices in the industry.

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Top Tips for Turning Real Estate Investing Intentions into Action

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 18, 2015

We all know what they say about good intentions. We also know that most of us intended to keep our New Year’s Resolutions, but just a few months into 2015 and we’ve already wasted a chunk of change on our gym memberships and let too many papers pile up in the office.

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Top Tips for Closing Real Estate Investment Deals More Quickly

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Real estate investors, especially active investors, make deals all the time. We most often look to buy — after all, investors are interested in snatching up suitable properties to generate investment income. Selling also plays a big part in the real estate investment business. There will come a time when it may make sense to streamline a portfolio and either sell or possibly trade into different properties.

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Why Customer Service Should Be Your #1 Business Priority

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 13, 2015

For many businesses, customer service can be an elusive art.  However, offering the best customer service possible should be at the top of your business priorities, even at its' most demanding, inconvenient and difficult times.  Real estate investing, especially from long-distances and with Turnkey companies can be very taxing on the mind and uncomfortable or some investors.  More than ever, real estate service companies need to be great at customer service.

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Memphis Property Management Company | By the Numbers!

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Premier Property Management Group Continues To Impress

Premier Property Management of Memphis and PPMG of Texas have both been seeing this same trend their management portfolios since the4th quarter.  A rise in rental rates over-all, a rise in demand for our services and a decline in vacancies.  Each city have seen increases in lease extensions coupled with fewer monthly move-outs.  We cannot say for sure that these trends are company specific or if they are related to the cities themselves as there is very little published data. 

What we can say is that an increased focus on staff, training and service to tenants has absolutely paid off.  We continue to have the outlier properties that take  a little longer to rent for no rhyme nor reason and we continue to turn down un-qualified applicants only to have them complain.  However, both scenarios continue to occur on a decreasing scale and happy, satisfied tenants continue to extend leases at an increasing rate.

Over-all, we are thrilled with the job our teams in Memphis and Dallas are doing!  Here is a quick breakdown of some key numbers:

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How Far to Take Your Investment Property Renovations

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Your investment property is not your home.

There, I said it.

It’s something every investor knows, but that doesn’t stop some from getting tripped up when they get a vision in their minds of what they want their investment property to be.

We have to hold ourselves back at times when we are renovating properties that real estate investors will purchase from us as investments.  It is easy to justify each dollar as a smart investment, but harder to make each dollar pay off in return.

It’s not a bad thing to want your property to be the best possible version of itself, but focusing too hard on shaping it into your vision of perfection can end up draining your time and money faster than you can think. Before you know it, it’ll take several years of renting to even begin to make up for the cost of property renovations.

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Hey Real Estate Investors-Stop Stressing! 5 Steps To Eliminate Stress

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 6, 2015

Sinking stomach. Swimming head. Anxieties galore. Stress can be taxing on us mentally in ways that really hinder productivity and contentment. Stress can also have long term physical repercussions. Blood pressure and other heart problems can stem from stress, along without diseases and bodily ails.

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5 Great Blues Places When Visiting Memphis For Real Estate Investing

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Memphis is synonymous with the blues. This southern city is the hallowed ground of the soulful genre, and others, such as rock & roll and jazz, have their roots built from the blues. From W.C. Handy to B.B. King, Memphis has been host to musical innovators turned blues superstars.

So, the blues are hot in Memphis, but so is our company, Memphis Invest, and the opportunity to invest in a solid, long-term investment market and team.  This is a great time to come to Memphis and visit our team, our offices and our city and maybe even catch some blues while you are at it!

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Don’t Gamble: Investment Strategies for Deals on Real Estate

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 4, 2015

With the rush of foreclosed homes on the market in the past few years, investors were jumping into the business from every direction.  Here in Memphis, the investment real estate market was booming due to the rush of foreclosures and most were caused by a slowing economy and not necessarily an over-heated housing market.  That created a scenario where not only were houses available, but renters were in abundance as well.

As the real estate market is now recovering, easy buys on bank-owned homes are becoming more scarce. Some investors are opting out of real estate because properties aren’t as easy to acquire. As serious investors knows, the real estate market will continue to change constantly over time. 

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