5 Sentences Real Estate Investors MUST Avoid for Success [Video!]

5 Sentences Real Estate Investors MUST Avoid for Success [Video!]

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Chris Clothier

Chris Clothier began building his rental portfolio in 2003 as a successful entrepreneur looking to diversify his investments. He quickly gravitated toward passive investing, establishing a portfolio of over 50 single family homes in Memphis, Tenn. As an original client of his family’s firm Memphis Invest (now REI Nation), Chris experienced firsthand what a passive investor endures when purchasing out of state. In 2007, Chris moved his company and family back to Tennessee, wound down his brokering company, and joined REI Nation as a partner and director of sales and marketing.

Experience
Since joining REI Nation, the business has grown into the premier turnkey investment company in the country and a standard bearer for best practices in the industry, managing over 6,000 investment properties for 2,000 passive clients. In addition to managing the development and implementation of sales and marketing processes, Chris serves as an ambassador for the company, working with the team to help potential investors define their purpose for investing in real estate and educating peer companies on best practices.

REI Nation clients’ portfolios hold a value of close to $800 million in single family assets in seven cities. The company has been featured as a six-straight year honoree in Inc. magazine’s list of the 500/5,000 “Fastest Growing Companies in America.”

In 2019, Chris’ team assisted 600 investors with purchasing just under 1,000 fully-renovated and occupied turnkey homes. Chris led the re-brand of his family’s company on January 1, 2020, from Memphis Invest to REI Nation.

Chris is also an experienced real estate speaker and addresses small and large audiences of real estate investors and business professionals nationwide several times each year, including IMN single family conferences, the PM Grow property management conference, and the Ignite conference in Las Vegas each December.

Chris continues to hold a sizable single-family rental portfolio in both Tennessee and Texas. Along with his family, he owns several commercial buildings in the greater Memphis area.

When not working with the team at REI Nation, Chris is busy raising five kids, operating a racing company in Memphis, and serving as CEO for The Cancer Kickers Soccer Club, a Memphis-based 501c3 providing comfort and care for kids battling childhood cancers.

Founded in 2017 by Chris and Michelle Clothier, the non-profit organization focuses on providing a team environment for kids to find encouragement and strength in their battle. The company worked with over 500 children from six countries in 2019.

Press
Chris has been featured in stories published in Money Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and DN News, as well as the Memphis Business Journal. In 2018, McGraw-Hill Publishing purchased Chris’ manuscript, The Turnkey Revolution, and worked with Chris to publish his first book in May 2018.

Chris also publishes two weekly blogs at ChrisClothier.com and REINation.com. Chris has also published articles on the BiggerPockets Blog since 2009.

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The real estate investing world is full of long lists. As bloggers and real estate writers, we love to write lists. We have lists of things to do daily. Lists of things to do monthly. Lists of things to say. Lists of things not to say. Lists of things to do and even lists of things not to do. I think you get the point!

As the owner of one of the top turnkey real estate companies in the country, I am lucky that I get to have a lot of interaction with investors. I love talking with other investors, no matter their experience level. What is surprising is that all of us can get into little ruts where we need reminders. No matter our experience level in life or investing, these ruts can hit us in all aspects of our lives, and they can affect our mindset.

I was recently asked a question from a real estate investor about mindset. They were questioning their own inability to get over the hump and stay motivated, positive, and moving forward. The grind was wearing on them, and they were questioning whether or not to keep moving forward as an investor.

Related: 5 All-Too-Common Excuses That Keep Investors From Succeeding

Much of the issue had to do with the language they were using. I jotted ideas down during our conversation that turned into a video that I thought many other investors could use. Grab a pad and pen, and jot down these five sentences that you need to avoid if you want to be successful, not simply as an investor, but in anything you take on in life!

Related: Confessions of a Hesitant Investor: How I Let Go of Excuses, Took a Chance & Started Buying Property

5 Sentences Real Estate Investors Must Avoid

Successful people, not just successful real estate investors, are very careful with their words. They make sure to let these words come out of their mouths. They also surround themselves with people who avoid this language as well. Here are the five sentences you MUST AVOID!

  1. “I am too busy.”
  2. “I do not have enough experience.”
  3. “I am waiting for the right time.”
  4. “I don’t have the money.”
  5. “I can’t!”

If you can avoid or remove these sentences, phrases, and even thoughts, you will be putting your mindset in the right frame and pointing yourself in the right direction.

What phrases do you avoid as a successful real estate investor?  

Be sure and share below for all of the readers to compile an incredible resource for other readers to turn to when they need a little reminder.