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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.

Recent Posts

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The Makings of a Truly Passive Rental Property

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 19, 2022

Most people who invest in anything are after passive investments. Active investors must dedicate considerably more time, energy, and expertise to building their portfolios. Those are things that people don’t often have – and building wealth can’t wait until you have them.

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A Catch from Scratch - Memphis Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jan 18, 2022

This week’s Transformation Tuesday is from Memphis, Tennessee.

You would never know that this monster rental property was down to the very studs when it was purchased by REI Nation. But we saw potential in this DIY-gone-wrong, and with the help of our team of expert renovators and local contractors turned it into fantastic home a fit for a large family.

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COVID-19 Highlights the Value of Secondary Real Estate Markets

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 12, 2022

As 2021 came to a close, The New York Times published a piece entitled “The Pricey California Market? In 2021, It Got Pricier.

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Obscure to Outstanding - Birmingham Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jan 11, 2022

This week’s Transformation Tuesday is from Birmingham, Alabama. 

This spacious property held a great deal of potential, if you could see it through all of the brambles and fencing! Despite the overgrown exterior, the interior was in decent—if not outdated—shape. Stained flooring and less-than-functional features were in need of replacing, certainly. Thanks to our team of renovators and local contractors, now this beauty is resident ready! 

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6 Essential Tax Prep Tips for Real Estate Investors

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 5, 2022

It's never too early to start prepping for tax season. For real estate investors, filing taxes can be a complicated and frustrating process, so the sooner you get started, the better off you’ll be. Get your financial house in order and take advantage of every tax benefit, break, and exemption you can!

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Rehab Walkthrough: December 28, 2021

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jan 5, 2022

If you’ve been following along for a while, you may remember when our VP of Texas Operations, Ryan Flannery, recorded a video of a home assessment he completed in South Arlington. Fast forward a couple months and he’s back, but this time he's taking us on a tour of all the work REI Nation has done on the home and how it's become resident-ready!

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Star-Crossed Success - Dallas-Ft. Worth Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Jan 4, 2022

This week’s Transformation Tuesday is from Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas. 

If it wasn't clear we'd landed in Texas, perhaps the stars on the double garage doors of this property might have given us a clue. In its original state, the exterior of this property was styled as a true rancher with dark red and brown features leading up to the front door. Inside, more red hues and wood panel overload were there to greet you. Old flooring and outdated colors added to the hectic feel of the residence. It was certainly due for a do-over. 

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The Investor's Guide to Setting Actionable New Years' Goals

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 29, 2021

For the real estate investor, the grind never really stops. As we look ahead to the new year, knowing what goals to set – and how to achieve them – is paramount to your success. After all, no one wants to fall prey to the slogging cycle of failed new years’ resolutions.

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On the Split-Level - Little Rock Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 28, 2021

This week’s Transformation Tuesday is from Little Rock, Arkansas.

Split-level homes make for a fun challenge: how to give it a modern update without losing all of its 80's character? The combination brick and blue siding made for lackluster curb appeal, and though there was evidence of a well-tended garden it had been buried in let-go landscaping. Inside, dated and dark features made the home feel closed in. With a little elbow grease, however, this home has a whole new flair. 

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The 2021 Real Estate Market: A Year in Review

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 22, 2021

The past two years have brought us a wildly unpredictable world. Let’s be honest, a lot of us are still on edge! The pandemic has stoked public health concerns, wild political debates, financial turmoil, and an unpredictable – if surprisingly high-performing – real estate market.

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