Glossary of Common Real Estate Terms

If it sometimes seems like real estate professionals have their own private lexicon, you’re correct. There is a whole bank of terminology in the real estate industry that professionals use to communicate value, property details and processes. These terms help real estate professionals do their jobs more efficiently, but they...

Continue Reading by Antoine Martel Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

3 Ways That Turnkey Rentals Save You Time

Of all the resources you have, time is the most valuable. It’s the one resource that is absolutely finite. And, it’s the one resource that everyone has equal amounts of on a day-to-day basis. While you can edge ahead of the competition by acquiring more money or more knowledge, you...

Continue Reading by Etienne Martel Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

How to Find the Best Property Management Company

Whether you’re investing in a turnkey rental property with a property management company already in place or you’re searching for your own property management company, you only want to work with the best. The property management company will essentially be your investment partner. As with all things investment related, you...

Continue Reading by Etienne Martel Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

How to Choose a Turnkey Rental Company

Not all turnkey companies are alike. Although many companies call themselves “turnkey,” they vary widely in terms of services offered, the quality of the properties for sale, how clients are treated and much more. You need to conduct due diligence and use discretion when shopping for the turnkey rental company...

Continue Reading by Etienne Martel Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

All Your Fears About Being a Landlord Addressed

Have you thought about owning rental property, but you’re nervous about being a landlord?  Sometimes lack of money and opportunity aren’t what keeps people from investing in buy and hold real estate. Sometimes people are just downright afraid to be a landlord. But fear shouldn’t stand in your way of...

Continue Reading by Etienne Martel Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Good Credit is Essential For Real Estate Investment Success

For recent college graduates, it can be more of a challenge to get the funding to invest in your first real estate property. You may not have two years of W-2 income to show financial stability, or you may not have a sufficiently robust credit history to demonstrate fiscal responsibility....

Continue Reading by Etienne Martel Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Stock Market vs. Real Estate

Which is the better investment – the stock market or real estate? There are arguments for both sides. But when you have a limited amount of money to invest, as most people do, your decision carries more weight. Your stock broker (the one who gets the commissions) will undoubtedly advise...

Continue Reading by Etienne Martel Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Why You Should Diversify Your Investment Portfolio With Real Estate

Every investment advisor will tell you that diversification is of the utmost importance in your investment portfolio. Diversification helps you to reduce risk exposure, maximize gains in any economic climate and minimize losses. No matter how much you have to invest, it’s wise to spread it out among a variety...

Continue Reading by Etienne Martel Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

What to Expect From a Rental Property Manager

The turnkey rentals in Memphis and the other markets that MartelTurnkey invests in come with property management already in place when we sell to our investors. Property managers offer an array of valuable services that most landlords appreciate for their contribution to a passive income experience. As the new owner,...

Continue Reading by Etienne Martel Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Why a MartelTurnkey Rental is the Best Kind of Passive Income

People talk about all kinds of ways to get passive income, but not all passive income investments are equal. Some will give you more of a hands-free experience; others require more attention than people might want to let on. It’s important to know exactly how much personal involvement your investment...

Continue Reading by Etienne Martel Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

6 Advantages of Owning a Turnkey Rental Over a Vacation Rental

A turnkey rental has a number of advantages over vacation rental properties. If you’re just getting started in real estate investing and trying to decide whether you should run an Airbnb or buy a turnkey rental, be sure to review the following advantages before you make your choice. 1. You...

Continue Reading by Etienne Martel Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Here’s Why College Students Should Start Saving Now to Invest in Real Estate

There’s a common misconception in society that real life begins after college. This myth is an impediment to growth and an unjust narrative on what young adults are capable of accomplishing early on. There’s no better evidence of this than in the area of real estate investing. The earlier you...

Continue Reading by Etienne Martel Tuesday, May 7th, 2019