Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Great investment property with $200+ NET cash flow and over 25% Equity!

4644 Benoit--Lovely Home in Southeast Memphis

Location: Southeast Memphis

Smart investors know that a nice three bedroom two bath brick home with a 2 car front load garage and a fenced back yard near schools is a great discount priced investment property. Add the fact that Memphis Invest already has a turn key system to assist you in purchasing the property, rehabbing the investment property to bring it up to date, marketing and managing the investment property to acquire a quality tenant and you have a proven system for building a cash flow portfolio of Memphis investment properties. This property is located in a very nice part of Southeast Memphis which has been a very popular area for renters over the past year. Set on a large well maintained lot, this property features a nice porch outside for entertaining, galley kitchen, large living room, and nice sized bedrooms. This Memphis Invest cash flow property would be a great asset in any investors portfolio!
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Price: $64,900.00
Estimated Rent: $995-$1,095
Estimated Cash Flow: $100-$200
Annual Taxes: $1,954.24
Rehab: $10,000
Estimated ARV: $109,000-$118,000
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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Parking Spaces: 2 Car Attached Garage
Year Built: 1980
Square Footage: 1754
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Why is Memphis such great city for Real Estate Investors? Read on....

If there is one thing I don’t want to be referred to as, it’s an expert. I prefer to be considered an experienced investor - not an expert investor. With hundreds of transactions under my belt and most of them in the Memphis, TN. investment real estate arena, I have learned a thing or two about the ins and outs of real estate. As an owner of Memphis Invest, I have had the pleasure of personally speaking with hundreds of investors around the country over the past few years and would like to think that I have gleaned a gem or two about what investors really want from those conversations. Those conversations helped mold Memphis Invest and our philosophy about investing into what it is today - THE premier real estate investing company in Memphis and the only one offering a truly hands-off, turn key alternative for real estate investors in Memphis.

Our philosophy was punctuated yesterday at the Urban Land Institute’s presentation of Emerging Trends for Real Estate in 2009 here in Memphis. While the overall picture of the real estate market was deemed precarious at best, the Memphis market remains one of the true bright spots in the real estate market. The ULI’s main focus was not on Memphis or residential real estate, but the panel that spoke after the presentation pointed out several facts that Memphis Invest has known about the residential investment market in Memphis and real estate investors for years.

1. Memphis continues on a steady growth cycle in both job creation, new development and property value. The metropolitan area does not take wild rises or dips in these areas - just fairly steady growth and slight dips.

2. Memphis is home to some of the country’s great corporations including, Federal Express, Autozone, Medtronic and International Paper. It’s central location also makes Memphis a great business hub for many small to medium sized companies. It’s easy access to rail lines, ports and world class airport make it the distribution capital of the country which means a continued supply of quality jobs.

3. Memphis ranks as one of the top “affordable” cities to live in in the country with the suburb of Bartlett, TN. recently being ranked as one of the top 100 suburbs in America. The cost of housing ranks among the most affordable in the nation and well below national average.

4. Vacancy rates continue to stay below the national average, while the percentage of Memphians renting their dwelling continues to eclipse the national average by almost 90%. With over 45% of the cities population renting, the opportunity to keep an investment property occupied with a quality tenant remains high.

The single biggest piece of information to come from the ULI’s presentation pertained to the way investors conduct their business in today’s market. It was clear that they wanted investors to know it was time to get back to basics and do business with proven companies. Building a strong team of advisors and companies to work with will be key in the coming years. Surrounding yourself with proven companies who have a history of success is paramount to the success of the individual investor.

Memphis Invest was built on the notion that investors need to surround themselves with quality proven individuals and companies. Being active investors ourselves, we knew the types of services and experience level that investors wanted to see in order to feel comfortable investing far from home. The owners of Memphis Invest have purchased hundreds of real estate investment properties for their own portfolios and assisted other investors in purchasing nearly 200 quality, discounted real estate investment properties in Memphis in 2008. Those properties provide monthly cash flow to those individual investors and are the backbone for their wealth building portfolios. By concentrating on the fundamentals of real estate investing and also the fundamentals of great customer service, Memphis Invest offers a true turn key option for real estate investing in Memphis. With a majority of our clients located outside the city of Memphis, sticking to those fundamentals has been the key to our success. Having that philosophy validated by what we saw from the ULI’s presentation on emerging trends makes our success that much sweeter.

Best of luck with all of your Real Estate investing endeavors in 2009.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

8 Outstanding Properties - Great monthly CASH FLOW and EQUITY!

Memphis Invest continues to impress it's investor clients with fantastic opportunities in the Memphis, TN. investment real estate market.  With an approach centered on customer service and assistance with developing true Wealth Building portfolios, Memphis Invest strives to separate themselves from other similar operations located in Memphis.  "Every company has their own spin on what it means to offer great customer service" according to Kent Clothier" we just concentrate on actions rather than spin."  Those actions have led to an explosion in growth for the Memphis based family-owned investment company.  " This year, our growth has come from a tremendous outpouring of referrals from our clients nationwide. "  Those referrals have helped propel Memphis Invest into the #1 website for investors looking for a turn key approach to investment real estate in Memphis.  "We are building long-term relationships with our clients and by providing a truly turn key solution to investing in Memphis, we are also creating a simple to understand and easy to follow guide for first time or passive investors."  

With Memphis Invest closing in on 200 transactions for the 2008 year and customers doing the talking for them, who needs spin?  

Visit the Memphis Invest website at to get more details on the ease of getting started investing in Memphis and the great investment properties that offered in their turn key system.  You can also view available properties and research some of the facts that make Memphis such a great investment city.  You can also contact them directly at 1-877-773-9998 or locally at 1-901-751-7191.

Friday, November 14, 2008 Real Estate Seminar

Realtors, Brokers, New Investors,
and Seasoned Investors

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Saturday, December 6, 2008
8:00am - 4:00pm Corporate Offices
130 Timber Creek Drive
Cordova, TN 38018

To Reserve Your Seat NOW Call Carol Henderson at 901-751-7191

Local Real Estate Experts Share Their Strategies and Ideas That Have Propelled Them To Ultimate Real Estate Success

Here's what you'll learn:

* How to make a fortune in the $700 Billion Bailout Plan

* How to ignore the media and focus on the greatest real estate opportunity in our lifetime

* How to invest safely and profitably in today's market

* The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

* What properties should you invest in

* How to buy houses TODAY with NO MONEY

* How to identify the best exit strategy for your property


Absolutely NO books, tapes, or seminars to sell - NOTHING!

If you have every thought of investing In Real Estate, then you cannot afford to miss this!!

You will hear from the Premiere Real Estate Investing Team in Memphis, Tennessee

#1 Site for Real Estate Investors

This team has bought and sold OVER 200 HOUSES in 2008!!! was just featured in PERSONAL REAL ESTATE INVESTOR MAGAZINE with a Cover Story highlighting their success in real estate

This is the team that put Memphis Real Estate Investing Back On The Map!!

If there was ever a group that you would want to hear speak about Memphis Real Estate Investing.......this is it.

8AM - 4PM
**Lunch Will Be Provided**
180 Timbercreek
Cordova, Tennessee

To Reserve Your Seat NOW
Call Carol Henderson



* Forming Your Own LLC For Real Estate
* Real Estate Contracts
* Rehabbing - How To Control Costs
* Short Sales
* Wholesaling
* Working With a Coach or Mentor
* Fix and Flip
* Starting With Limited Funds
* Building Long Term Wealth




There is a window of opportunity right now in real estate...

NOW is time to get involved!

Call 901-751-7191
To Reserve Your Seat NOW


Don't let another year pass without starting on the path to financial freedom!!


"Great day to spend to learn how to earn. A wealth of Information. I am glad I didn't miss it. I am a realtor and an investor, but the information that I learned today was, can I say, 'priceless.'" - Ellis R.

"The seminar today was great, once again. I learned many things that will help me to become a better investor. I appreciate everything you do to have these seminars. Thanks for sharing your knowledge to make us better. You are all great! "
- Natasha B.

"Very informative seminar with a wealth of information. Concepts covered could be implemented today to jump start your real estate business. Very in-depth coverage on how to find real estate deals. Worth every dollar spent! " - Debbie S.
130 Timber Creek
Cordova, Tennessee 38018
Phone 888.773.9998

$1000 Cash
Do you know someone that might be interested in purchasing cash flow properties from
We pay for referrals. $1000 per house sold. Make the introduction for us and we will take it from there.
Contact Chris Clothier at 901-212-9647 for details. | 310 Timber Creek | Cordova | TN | 38018

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Positive Cash Flow Memphis Investment Property-Deal of the Day

3792 Caravel
Memphis, TN 38115

Here we have a nice home located in Southeast Memphis. This home is conveniently located to shopping, churches, schools, and the freeway. Features of this home include a nice backyard with a deck and a tool shed, shaded lot with mature trees, kitchen with double ovens, central heat and air, and a nice living room with a fireplace.

If you are looking for something that will cash flow $200+ per month, with little or no money down, this would be the ideal property for you.

To see more info about us or any of our properties, visit us at the Homepage.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 to be featured in Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine will be featured in the November issue of Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine.

"We are humbled and equally thrilled that we are being recognized and featured in this nationally recognized magazine," says Kent Clothier, President and CEO of "Our team has worked very hard over the last few years to develop and bring a portfolio of products and services to our clients that would set us apart." has grown into the premier real estate investment company in Memphis, Tennessee. Through its "turn-key" program it has allowed passive real estate investors to participate in the purchasing of and profiting from cash-flow properties in Memphis, Tennessee. This program allows both out-of-state and local investors to have "peace of mind" knowing that not only is their property producing monthly cash flow and an equity position, it is being professionally managed and maintained by a local team of experts that are looking out for their best interest.

"The biggest thrill for me as the founder of the company is that our referral network continues to grow at a staggering pace. We do very little advertising, yet we have new clients come to us everyday after being referred by an existing client", says Clothier. "This means that we are doing something right and providing the service that we are striving for everyday."

Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine will be available in stores the first week of November.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 Being Recognized as Industry Leader

What a crazy month it has been here at With the recent announcement of being the featured company in the upcoming November/December edition of the national publication "Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine", to being invited to speak at different investment associations across the country, and lastly, to the purchasing of our new state of the art office complex, the staff here at Memphis Invest has been busy assisting investors across the country purchase wealth building and income producing properties at a more feverish pace than ever. With the addition of portfolio management to our turn-key system, investors realize we have significantly separated ourselves from the competition.

As we continue to establish ourselves as the premier real estate investment company in the country, investors have been flocking to us like never before to get started in real estate investing. With the collapse of Wall Street the past few weeks, more and more investors are looking for places to park their money. They realize we at Memphis Invest are going to take care of their investments and manage them to the best of our ability.

An email I received yesterday from an investor in New York summarizes our commitment to your success: "I just wanted to thank you and everyone at Memphis Invest for the peace of mind that you have given me while purchasing investment properties from you. Even though I am 1200 miles away from the properties that I have purchased, I am able to sleep well at night knowing that you are taking care of all of the management details for me. I have owned and managed properties in the past and know what a headache that it can be."

If you are looking for hassle free real estate investments that WE HANDLE AND MANAGE for you, come to the #1 site for real estate investors at

All of our properties can be viewed by going to our Available Properties Page . Most of our properties can be bought for NO MONEY DOWN and have great positive monthly cash flow. Visit us today and see why experts are declaring Memphis Invest the premier real estate investment company in the country.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Licensed Property Management

There are many people/companies who try to emulate what we do with our turn-key approach. Many of these companies say they offer everything we do, including property management. One thing these companies lack is being a LICENSED property management company. I recently spoke with Bert Less of Leco Property Management here in Memphis who manages over 1,000 properties in the area. Here is what he had to say:

"As an owner of rental property have you ever considered using a non-licensed property management person to handle your rentals? Don’t do it. First of all, someone not licensed that is managing property is breaking the law. The Tennessee Real Estate commission clearly states: “It is unlawful for any person to engage in the business or capacity of a rental location agent in this state without first having obtained a license from the real estate commission.” Additionally, it requires training and years of experience to manage rentals. Remember these people are making decisions for you that could have serious implications. For example, using non-skilled vendors to repair gas lines or sewers could come back to haunt you if they are not performed correctly. Someone that is not in the business on a daily basis may not know whom to call. A good property management company will match the right vendor to the right job thereby saving you money. You have to have a certain amount of business to create a loyal group on vendors. Section 8 does require a management agreement between owners and management companies before they will execute a lease. As stated above it is illegal to execute an agreement if you are not licensed. A non-licensed person could not legally evict a tenant; they cannot appear in court on your behalf. Additionally, an un-licensed individual would not be bonded in the event of missing funds or if someone just ran off with your money. A licensed real estate agent has a recovery fund with the state in the event of a missing money claim."

Make sure the company you work with is licensed. You can check here:

As you can see, this is not something you want to mess with if you are an investor, especially out of state. Our investors feel comfortable knowing that we own a licensed management company to take care of their investments hundreds of miles away. Visit us today at

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Mid-Year Report

As we enter the second half of 2008, I thought that I would update you on the continued growth and progress at

The 4th quarter of 2007 marked the eighth quarter of the current housing downturn (as measured by housing’s contribution to GDP), making it already the fourth worst housing downturn in modern times, and many now predict that, before it turns around, it is going to be the longest and deepest since the Great Depression. Non-GSE mortgage lending (i.e., loans not sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or FHA/VA insured loans) has been devastated by the collapse of the private secondary market. This collapse in late summer was caused by significantly worsening mortgage credit fundamentals and tremendous uncertainty and fear among investors about declining housing prices and future credit losses. As a result of the housing bubble bursting, delinquencies and non-performing home loans increased rapidly in 2007. Importantly, as I write this note nearly all housing industry participants from home builders and home buying and selling consumers, to lenders, to investors are pessimistic about the near-term outlook for the housing and mortgage markets, and, as often happens, market expectations can become self-fulfilling.

Ironically, these same dynamics are what are fueling the dynamic growth and expansion of our business and offerings to our clients. Memphis Invest is uniquely positioned and qualified as the market leader in providing our clients access to inexpensive properties for cash flow opportunities. We see hundreds of buying opportunities each month and continue to help our clients achieve their wealth building goals through these properties.

We understand that purchasing property in this environment of national “hysteria” can be somewhat daunting. That’s why our “turn-key” approach has been so successful and has helped our clients take advantage of unprecedented buying opportunities in Memphis. So far in 2008, our clients have purchased hundreds of homes using our turn-key approach.

Investors recognize that having a team of experts to assist with the complex strategies, techniques, experience, and management of this process is critical in this real estate environment. By working side by side with our clients in the development of their real estate portfolios, we are pleased that we have helped many of them to begin achieving their financial independence.

As more out of state investors rush to Memphis to purchase property, our turn-key approach has had to continue to expand its offerings. As many of you know we currently manage the entire process for our clients if they so desire. This includes property acquisition, assisting with financing, overseeing rehab, placing tenants, and property management. In addition, we are now assisting many of our clients with long term planning and portfolio management. We feel strongly that creating a cohesive plan for both your long-term and short-term goals through your real estate acquisitions is critical.

Lastly, Memphis continues to be the “perfect storm” of opportunity in real estate. As many markets struggle around the country, Memphis Invest and the Memphis real estate market represent a truly unique combination for our clients to take advantage of this phenomenon. Although we certainly cannot predict the future of our market, we do know that historically this market has consistently provided an opportunity for cash flow properties and long-term wealth building. Because of this, we look forward to continued growth and fully understand that now is the time to make the most of this opportunity for our clients. Wholesales 108 Houses in 180 Days

Hundreds of real estate investors from around the country continue to praise and their turn-key approach to real estate investing. This approach to the business has allowed us to buy and sell over 100 houses in the first 180 days in 2008.

From the most seasoned investors to the newest investors, all are experiencing the peace of mind of purchasing cash-flow properties from Here's why:

The turn-key program handles every aspect of the transaction for the investor:

* Locating and purchasing of property
* Assisting in private money and hard money financing
* Providing of insurance agents, appraisers, pest control, etc.
* Closing attorneys and title agents
* Managing of rehab and repairs to property
* Locating, screening, and placing of tenants
* Property management and collecting of rents

To learn more visit: or call us at 1-877-773-9998
Memphis is the 17th largest city in the United States, with over 40% of the population renting. While other markets have experience huge price swings up and down, Memphis continues to experience slow and steady appreciation year end and year out. These factors with the addition of many others, have created the "perfect storm" for real estate investors to purchase quality cash flow properties in Memphis,Tennessee for long term wealth strategies.