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Turnkey Real Estate Investing

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 REI Nation, 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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3 Ways the Post-Pandemic Real Estate Market is Changing

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jul 23, 2024

2020 turned the real estate market as we know it on its head. While the fundamental rules of the business stayed the same, there’s no denying that the housing market reacted unpredictably. That’s not surprising in light of the uncharted territory of a global pandemic.

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6 Ways to Take the Speculation Out of Real Estate Investment

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Jul 18, 2024

By nature, real estate investing isn’t a particularly speculative investment. While the level of speculation varies among investment strategies, real estate will always be more sure (and secure!) than betting on the stocks of unproven start-ups. At the same time, real estate investors may fall into speculative habits – habits that ultimately increase risk.

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4 Reasons to Bet on SFRs Despite Market Challenges

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jul 16, 2024

This year, you might have heard some discouraging things about the real estate market. Naysayers have debated the feasibility of SFR investing when real estate prices are at an all-time high. Various legislative efforts might change the real estate landscape. Here’s the thing – it’s not that real estate investing is a bad idea. It’s more about perspective.

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6 Essential Steps to Establish Your SFR Emergency Fund

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Jul 11, 2024

Have you ever watched a trapeze act? Performers dazzle crowds with their impressive aerial feats. They balance, swing, and fly through the air! These acts are entertaining no matter what, but some feel the need to up the ante by removing the safety net. The tension – and entertainment – comes from the knowledge that a single mistake could mean serious injury…even death!

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The Pre-Investment Checklist for Aspiring SFR Investors

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jul 9, 2024

Before embarking on a new and potentially risky venture, you must be adequately prepared. You wouldn’t go on a long trip without packing a suitcase! And the most experienced travelers know that a checklist ensures all the essentials get packed.

In the same way, real estate investors must prepare before they start their investment journey. It’s all too easy for inexperienced investors to get in over their heads. It takes solid preparation to set the stage for success – do you know what you need to do?

Never fear – we’re here to give you the definitive checklist for preparing for your first real estate investment.

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How to Make Up for Lost Time in Real Estate Investment

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Jul 5, 2024

Are your investment goals out of reach as a “late bloomer” investor? Sure, in this business, time is of the essence. The sooner you can get started, the better. That doesn’t mean you’re disqualified from real estate investment success if you don’t start until your forties, fifties, or beyond!

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7 Things Elite Real Estate Investors Do Differently

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jul 2, 2024

Anyone can be a real estate investor. But elite investors – those who genuinely excel and build lasting wealth through real estate – are built different. It’s not that they have some innate greatness or skill that others lack. Instead, they have the drive and discipline to establish habits that bring their investment success to new heights.

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6 Red Flags to Watch for in Investment Markets

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Jun 27, 2024

Picking the right investment market can be tricky. There are tons of factors that contribute to an area’s potential…or downfall. Real estate investors know the power of location – but picking the right places to own property isn’t always easy. Sometimes, seemingly beneficial qualities, like rapid property appreciation, can backfire when the market becomes untenable to buyers and renters. 

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Cash is Dethroned. Long Live Leverage!

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jun 25, 2024

We’ve all heard, “Cash is king.” The phrase was coined in 1980 by author George N. McLean as a business maxim: “Avoid credit, remembering that cash is king, credit is a slave.” The phrase reemerged and grew in popularity with the 1987 stock market crash. We’ve seen plenty of professionals and investors hold to this philosophy since.

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Smart Ways to Secure Lower Property Insurance Premiums

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Jun 20, 2024

Insurance is one of society’s necessary evils. So many times, paying our premiums seems like a waste…until we have to make a claim, that is! Whether we like it or not, property insurance is an unavoidable expense in real estate investing. And with insurance premiums set to hit a record high in 2024, investors are feeling the cash flow squeeze.

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