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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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5 New Year's Resolutions for Passive Real Estate Investors in 2020

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 31, 2019

The new year (the new decade!) has a lot of exciting things in store. For our part, we’re looking forward to claiming our new name: REI Nation. The same premier services, properties, and advisers you trust, but with a new name to fit our expanding business and ambition. While we have our own new years’ focus and resolutions in the works, we turn the question to you as a passive real estate investor.

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Pile of Slats to Beautiful Flat - Houston Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 31, 2019

This week’s Turnkey Transformation comes from Houston, Texas! Our goal with this home was to transform it to rent-ready conditions. This required getting rid of broken tiled flooring, painting over neglected walls, and cleaning out a junked backyard to make this home perfect for its future residents.

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Trashed Nightmare to Mid-Century Flair - Dallas- Ft. Worth Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 24, 2019

This week’s Turnkey Transformation is located in Dallas-Ft.Worth, Texas! This house had a handful of beautiful features that had gotten lost over time from neglect. From the stone walls and mid-century geometric window pattern, to the delicate trimming along the roof, our team made sure this home came into clear focus for future residents. Check out the pictures below to see how we polished this relic and made it an asset for the present!

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A Passive Investor’s Quick Guide to Risk Management

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Risk. Every investor has heard the term, and often very early on. Despite this, we often misunderstand risk — putting it into simplistic terms and talking about “risk management” as if everyone inherently knows how to do this. 

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The State of the Real Estate Market in 2020

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 18, 2019

Real estate experts far and wide seem yet to have come to a real consensus about what we can expect from the real estate market as we start a new decade in 2020. It’s true, there are several conflicting factors that could see the real estate market go either way. It’s a mixed bag on whether we’ll see a boom or a bust, if 2020 will be more of the same or if we’ll see some radical shifts in the market.

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Abandoned Abomination to Prime Destination - Memphis Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 17, 2019

This week’s Tuesday Transformation is located in the beautiful Bluff City -- Memphis, Tennessee! There’s no denying that this home needed a good team to flip it back into shape. Between a new fence on the outside and a fresh coat of paint on the inside, we stayed busy fine-tuning this home for its future family. Take a look for yourself to see the changes and additions our expert team applied to this property below!

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Are You Moving Forward with Investment Portfolio Growth?

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 13, 2019

As a real estate investor, few things are more crucial to the health of your financial future than the health of your portfolio. But what constitutes as a healthy real estate investment portfolio? What is your responsibility as a passive investor? Even though you are technically a “hands-off” real estate investor, your role still demands attention. Think of yourself as the captain of the ship! While your crew gets the heavy-lifting done, your hand is at the wheel, steering the ship towards its destination. 

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Yes, Real Estate Investors Can 'Pay it Forward' This Holiday Season

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Dec 11, 2019

It’s the season of giving. We’re surrounded by the warmth of family, friends, and (if we’re lucky) a nice warm drink and fresh-baked cookies. This time of year is unlike any other. It’s easy, however, to get wrapped up in all there is to do and lose sight of the people who live outside your personal bubble. Sure, it might seem a little strange to talk about holiday giving and real estate investment. As investors, however, we’re in a unique and ideal position to give back.

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Wicked Wreck to Harmonious Homestead - Dallas-Ft. Worth Turnkey Transformation

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Dec 10, 2019

We’ve got another amazing transformation this week coming to you from Dallas--Fort Worth, Texas! This one was a doozy. With a rotten fence straight out of a horror movie and a slew of forgotten furniture littering the yard, our team wasn’t sure what kinds of horrors might lie within these walls. Lucky for us, there’s nothing our expert team can’t flip from sham to glam.

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Secondary Markets for Long-Term Real Estate Investment Success

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Dec 6, 2019

The real estate market moves in cycles. We come to expect the natural ebb and flow of the real estate market. There will be both times when profit is easy and other times when it becomes more of a challenge. Though buy-and-hold real estate investors are less impacted by the real estate cycle (as their investments are designed to serve in one’s portfolio for decades), it makes selecting the right markets and the right investment properties no less important.

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