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Archive of Chris Clothier

In 2005, Chris Clothier (G+) began working with other investors and has since helped hundreds of investors purchase over 2,300 properties in Memphis, Dallas and Houston through the Memphis Invest family of companies.

Chris has written 78 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Real Estate Investing

Want To Know What Works In Real Estate? Spy On Your Competition!

by Chris Clothier September 5, 2013
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Nice title, huh!?  This will probably get more than a few looks and probably some who will not read past this point and think the article is about “spying” on your competition in the “dirty” sense of the word.  It is not. If you want to know what is working when it comes to marketing, […]

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Real Estate Deal Analysis & Advice

Contrasting Turnkey Real Estate Investments And The Dot-Com Craze!

by Chris Clothier August 14, 2013
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I have written this statement so many times in articles on this blog, but it always seems relevant:  I love to read books and have found that may be a huge reason for my growth as a business person.  That and stumbling and bumbling through mistakes, but both can teach us a TON of lessons […]

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Real Estate

4 Qualities of Excellence in Real Estate Investing

by Chris Clothier July 31, 2013
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I wish I were creative enough to take credit for the title, but I actually found the title somewhere else.  In fact, I found it two years ago this weekend when my youngest daughter was born.  I picked up a pamphlet in the hospital as we were leaving.  It outlined the hospital’s “Circles of Excellence” […]

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Real Estate

4 Signs You Are Ready To Get Started Investing In Real Estate

by Chris Clothier July 24, 2013
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Around the world, real estate investment is an excellent source of income for many people. IN the U.S. in particular, baby boomers and the “x-generation” crowd are both coming to the same conclusion at the same time:  my retirement may depend entirely on what I do in the next few years.  For many, using real […]

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Real Estate Technology

How To Attract 10,000 Visitors A Month To Your Real Estate Website

by Chris Clothier July 5, 2013
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I guess that headline may be a little misleading.  Technically we only had 9,700 visitors to our website last month, but considering that 6 months ago we were averaging between 4,000 and 5,000 visitors each month, I figure I can fudge just a little!  How we accomplished that doubling of visitors is spot on though […]

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Real Estate

How To Keep Tenants Longer…and a Strategy For Finding New Renters

by Chris Clothier June 28, 2013
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As real estate investors, when we buy a property that we intend to rent to others, we’re doing so with the goal of receiving a return on our investment. Ideally, of course, we’d like to start receiving said return as quickly as possible. But what happens when, for whatever reason, the property doesn’t immediately draw […]

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Real Estate Investing

How To Compete In Today’s “New” Real Estate Market

by Chris Clothier June 12, 2013
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Have you ever heard that “history has a tendency to repeat itself?” Growing up, I always thought of that phrase as it related to world politics or some huge issues effecting all of humanity.  The older I get, I  realize that it relates to so many other minor occurrences in life.  As a real estate investor I […]

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Real Estate Investing

Why Some Hedge Funds Will Absolutely FAIL at Single-Family Rental Investing!

by Chris Clothier May 29, 2013
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Before reading further, I want to make it clear that the term “Hedge Fund” is a very “broad term” and that I am not writing this to stir up a bunch of anti-Hedge Fund comments.  The fact is, the introduction of big buyers into the market has both helped and hurt and probably will continue […]

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Real Estate

How To ‘Survive and Thrive’ With a Real Estate Partnership

by Chris Clothier May 22, 2013
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What are partnerships?  Have you ever thought about what it really means to have a partnership and what does it mean in the real estate business?  I can tell you that partnerships can be both hard and easy and sometimes in the same day!  While there are many different ways to make money in real […]

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Investor Psychology

Four Productivity Improvement Tips To Make You A Better Real Estate Investor

by Chris Clothier May 17, 2013
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“Time is what we want most, but what, alas! we use worst…” –William Penn If that quote doesn’t kick you right in the gut, then congratulations — you’re among the tiny percentage of people who can comfortably look themselves in the mirror and honestly say they use their time as wisely and efficiently as possible. […]

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Real Estate Deal Analysis & Advice

How To Know If You Can Trust The Real Estate Advice You Get?

by Chris Clothier May 7, 2013
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I was laughing this past week at some of the responses I received when I wrote a slightly different blog article for my website.  I wrote a “Best of the Best” list of my favorite restaurants for real estate investors to visit in Memphis when they are in town viewing the city.  I have been […]

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Real Estate Investing

Is Fear Of Success In Real Estate Holding You Back?

by Chris Clothier April 30, 2013
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I can clearly remember the first day I ever worked for someone else.  I walked through the doors to my new office, got acquainted with my surroundings, grabbed a bottle water, looked out my office and decided right then and there that I would fulfill my one year contract and then I was out of […]

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Real Estate Investing

Viewing Investment Real Estate From Different Perspectives

by Chris Clothier April 16, 2013
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I have always wanted to get into photography.  It has always seemed like an interesting hobby to me.  What I have found most fascinating when I look at photography books or see pictures on-line is that a simple change of perspective, direction, lighting or angle can produce two different images of the same subject.  I […]

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Real Estate Investing

4 Most Common Mistakes When Buying Turnkey Real Estate

by Chris Clothier April 3, 2013
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I have been working with turnkey buyers for the past 6 years and I have come to find that there are some common mistakes that many investors make when they start looking at turnkey properties.  Some of the mistakes cost investors money.  Some of the mistakes cost investors time.  All of the mistakes carry little […]

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Real Estate

Learn on Your Own or Hire A Coach…The Best of the Best Always Have Coaching!

by Chris Clothier March 28, 2013
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I am not a big “quotes” kind of guy.  You rarely ever read articles where I am throwing around quotes from other people as validation for my point, but I am about to make an exception.  Warren Buffet…before you decide to stop reading, this quote and article has nothing to do with his recent comments […]

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