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Chris Clothier

Entrepreneur, writer, speaker, ultra-endurance athlete, husband & father of five beautiful children. Chris puts these natural talents on display every day. As a partner at Memphis Invest, Chris addresses small and large audiences of real estate investors and business professionals nationwide several times each year. Chris is also an active writer, weekly publishing real estate, leadership, and endurance training articles.

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7 Simple Financial Habits That Make Millionaires

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 22, 2020

So many of us treat our financial health like a new year’s resolution: something to break and forget about a month into the new year. If you’ve struggled to maintain healthy money habits in the past, know that you’re not alone and you’re not a lost cause. Financial freedom is possible. Wealth-building? Possible. A great retirement? Absolutely.

Financial success isn’t beyond your reach, no matter where you are starting this year. That isn’t to say it won’t be challenging: but it is also infinitely rewarding.

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Junkyard Mess to Bright Success - Oklahoma City Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jan 21, 2020

We’ve got another extraordinary transformation - this week from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma! Overgrown grass crept through the cracks of the front yard pathway and trash piled high in each room; from the inside out, this house was desperate for someone to rid it of its many burdens and make it a home again. Luckily for us, there’s nothing that our expert team of licensed contractors can’t handle. To see how we turned this space from homely to homey, check out the photos below!

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5 Standards of Excellence in a Passive Real Estate Investment Market

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Jan 17, 2020

This year, we’ve embraced a new identity as REI Nation. In the beginning, we had our sights set on Memphis, Tennessee, to provide investment opportunities for passive real estate investors. Memphis remains a huge part of our story — it’s our home base, our first love, and looking better than ever in terms of investment opportunities. 

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Inside REI: Fall/Winter 2019

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Exciting Changes Coming to Memphis Invest!

We have been hard at work this year and some BIG changes have been happening at Memphis Invest. We’ve grown to over 110 full time team members in four states. The Clothier family purchased a 40,000 sq. ft. Class A office building in Germantown, TN. to move our corporate headquarters into. We made three C-Suite hires for the first time including our first Director of Human Resources, CIO and CFO. All three are incredibly additions to our company and strengthen the leadership team at Memphis Invest. We are on pace to grow our clients portfolios by nearly 20% in one year to over 6,000 properties under management. If you know our company, you know none of this is happening by accident. It is all planned and the culmination of these changes is coming with the new year…

On January 1, 2020, Memphis Invest is taking the next step in their nearly two decade journey to becoming the most trusted and only truly nationwide Turnkey company. We are officially changing our name to REI Nation reflecting our growth into eight markets and highlighting our plans for our third decade in business.

Memphis Invest was started by the Clothier family to give passive real estate investors a trusted and consistent investment experience. Our focus has always been on high touch customer service and excellent property management. As we have moved into different markets, the brand ‘Memphis Invest’ has always stood for quality and service no matter what city we were operating in. The strength of the Memphis Invest brand has been earned by our team every day and has helped us to acquire and manage over 2,000 properties in cities outside of Memphis for our clients.

As we move into 2020, we have been working on taking the strength of our brand and renaming it REI Nation as a more appropriate reflection of our growth and reach. Today, we operate in Memphis, TN; Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, TX.; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK.; Little Rock, AR., and St, Louis, MO. With team members in every city trained to our specific standards and every property expected to perform to our high expectations, REI Nation will always be a Memphis Invest’ company and those same standards and expectations will continue.

Our team is already reviewing several additional cities across the southern belt from Texas to Florida to North Carolina to plan and transition our future growth. In 2020, REi Nation have plans in place to purchase and renovate 1,060+ properties in our current cities. The same great customer service and excellent property management will be provided.

We are excited for what the future holds for REI Nation, our team and our clients. By the end of 2020, REI Nation will be closing in on $1 billion in asset value under management. As our markets grow, our team grows and the value of our clients portfolios grow, REI Nation will continue to operate with the same core values that have made Memphis Invest the gold standard of the Turnkey real estate investment industry.


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Dissecting the 2020 Real Estate Market

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 15, 2020

We’re now several weeks into 2020, and with so many predictions about a real estate crash over the holidays and in the new year, we’re left wondering: is a crash coming at all? We know that there’s only limited stock one can put in real estate market predictions. The facts point to a few things:

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Retro Revival - Little Rock Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jan 14, 2020

This week’s Turnkey Transformation is located in Little Rock, Arkansas! When we first laid eyes on this property, we saw how much it was bursting with potential. From its brick fireplace to gorgeous bay window, we knew this home would be a special one for its future residents. To see the complete transformation, check out the photos below!

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3 Ways Real Estate Investors Manage Unexpected Risk

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Jan 10, 2020

On some level, most of us fear the unexpected. We dread to see the other shoe fall or the tables turn. There’s an inherent level of risk in every investment. We know that by now. One of the greatest advantages we have at REI Nation — in turnkey real estate investment — is that we greatly reduce the risk and room for error for our investors.

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How Savvy Investors Succeed in an Oversaturated Business

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Over the past decade, investing in real estate has become more popular than ever. Whether it’s due to the onslaught of fix-and-flip shows or the undeniable opportunities found in a post-Great Recession America, there are millions of real estate investors in the United States today. Even in 2012, real estate investment was a $9.2 billion industry with some 28 million self-identified real estate investors

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Outdated Flat Comes Back To Life - St. Louis Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jan 7, 2020

This week’s Transformation Tuesday comes from St. Louis, Missouri! This ‘60s flat was trapped in time, with green and blue walls and contrasting oak-colored floors. We got rid of the groovy interiors that were past their prime, and turned this house into something much more modern. To see the end results, keep on scrolling!

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When Does Real Estate Investing Really Work as a Retirement Strategy?

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Jan 3, 2020

All of us want to secure our financial future. More and more, we see that Americans are ill-equipped to support and sustain a worthwhile retirement — if they’re able to retire at all. But let’s look on the bright side: real estate investment is consistently rated as one of the best investments you can make. That designation comes from millionaires. 

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