By Tim Houghten
Steady, Sizzling, Superior Real Estate Strategy
What’s the secret to winning in the real estate race? The tale of the tortoise and the hare used to be a staple in everyone’s education. That appears to be a part of the lesson plan that’s been torn from the pages for many today. Do you remember who won the race? What we all need to remember is the horde of hares that rushed themselves right out of the running just a few years ago. So how can real estate investors achieve steady cash flow, sizzling returns, and superior long term results, without risk of burning out?
WINNING REQUIRES WISDOM
Soccer games don’t have all the breaks of American football. In order to win it not only takes great team work, but superior stamina. It also requires that players know when to sprint into action and push, and when to act tactically. True wisdom is the meeting point of knowledge and knowing the right time to act. In real estate it takes stamina to maintain gains for the long run. It requires intelligent execution of action, knowing when to hold, and what to focus on.
Yet, in the current environment where anything but rushing in like a bull seems strange, who on earth would have the courage to moderate their growth and pace on purpose?
An exclusive interview with Partner and VP of Sales & Marketing at Memphis Invest, Chris Clothier reveals a firm that has been willing to do just that. The net effect of the approach certainly seems to be wowing a sufficient number of savvy investors. And given the number one turnkey real estate company’s status as one of the best known, and most respected brands, a blossoming WOW Club, and being crowned with Inc. 500 recognition, it seems to be working.
The 3 S’s of Memphis, Tennessee’s Most Successful Turnkey Real Estate Company
Chris Clothier says “The high-level training and licensing I received as a professional soccer coach have paid off tremendously in business by helping me to stay focused on long-term development both of myself, our clients and our team.”
While others are increasingly concerned about sharing their secrets and playbooks, Chris has become very active on the online real estate forum BiggerPockets. Asked about this participation in the new sharing economy he says: “When I was 18 years old I was lucky enough to attend a Zig Ziglar event. He said something on stage that really had a profound effect on many of us attending that night. He stated that you could have anything you wanted in life, if you help enough other people get what they want in life.” That’s a philosophy the Clothiers continue to practice on a daily basis.
On ensuring sustainable growth when others find it impossible to throttle their ambition Chris said, “Going into 2016, as leaders of our company, we began planning for moderating our growth rate, and spending the next 15 months improving upon our processes, hiring additional team members, and implementing a new, interactive training program to create even greater congruency. It is easy to grow too quickly and in a haphazard way. We feel that this is a perfect time to re-calibrate everything we do, and how we deliver our services to our clients and tenants as we prepare to begin growing more rapidly again in 2017.”
What are the results of this approach to building a real estate machine? As of today, Memphis Invest’s founder says, “We now have over 1,125 clients, offices in Memphis, Dallas and Houston, with a team that is 63 members strong, and are on-pace to close 600+ transactions for our clients this year alone.” There’s nothing sluggish about those digits.
UP YOUR GAME…
Whether just starting out in real estate, or seeking to expand an already formidable real estate empire there is no question that it’s worth checking out what’s going on in Memphis. Investors can scoop their Free Passive Income Jumpstart Package, and detailed analysis of three solid rental property markets, Houston, Memphis, and Dallas, at MemphisInvest.com.