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Walking in Memphis just got a whole lot nicer!

The view from the newly opened Big River Crossing puts the Memphis skyline into beautiful perspective. Memphis is rolling out the welcome carpet...and the future beckons. 

You feel the confluence walking the mile or so across the active rail/bicycle/pedestrian bridge. Beneath your feet the muddy Mississippi flows fast with busy river traffic, overhead the occasional FedEx plane. The sound of the future converges on the mid south, the distribution capital of the world. This transportation town is bursting with opportunity. Memphis is opening her door. Let Whitco and The Whitington Company show you around. While others sell you motivational packages and talk, Whitco properties puts systems and proprietary formulas into action with proven results that work in any market. It is all about the knowledge! It is all proven in the data!

Memphis remains attractive to the international investor. The whole southeast market is a viable target market for the investor in residential, multi-family, and commercial, with entry strategies at all levels.

From the small one penny home investor to big REIT there is high rate of return in tangible property. With commercial and warehouse Investors flocking to the Mid-south it will insure stable investment with slightly higher returns than the east or west coast for the forcible future. There is strong growth and the city looks bright! A new day with new leadership for the city and metro Shelby County. 

The Election is over and as we head into transition and a promising era of continued economic growth, embrace this coming new year refocused with the strength of our team behind your portfolio. Memphis is a great place to buy rental property with a dynamic market to put your dollars to work. Where other markets are starting to see median rental rates stagnate Memphis is on the incline. Memphis will remain one of the top rental markets in the US with a great rent to price ratio and renters are staying renters much longer.  We are data driven! Let us show you the numbers. Using our business analytic apps, we are able to demonstrate direct demographic comparisons. No questions are left unanswered in our consultation.

Whitco Investments and The Whitington Company team offer guided real estate tours showcasing investment portfolios and demonstrating houses at varying stages of the process. Inventory potentials and educating the investor on the market with pocket focus areas, we put our boots on the ground. There are many stages that an investor can feel safe stepping into the process. We have the knowledge and expertise as investors and property manager ourselves with many years under our belt. We can empathize with every situation. As a turnkey full service agency let us help put money into action with our proprietary system. Real Estate education and information is all over the internet. We streamline and personalize the data for you. Once the investor is ready we have the expertise to locate and build a sustainable portfolio to sell or hold. 

Location analytics, insights about a property and its neighborhood are as essential as financial analysis. Stop relying on your gut and let us show you the technology to find and close deals that build and maintain your real estate investment portfolio. It is important to communicate and fully understand whether you are a first time investor or real estate guru. Insights trumps hindsight!

Come take a tour with The Whitington Team, we might even bring along Mae—our property hound:

Whitco Property Hound

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Whitco Welcome

For twenty years now, we've shared this welcome poem with clients upon signature for their new home. The first 4 lines are from the movie "It's a Wonderful Life," you'll recognize it on TV every Christmas. Along with the poem, we include a gift basket of local fresh-baked bread + bottle of wine + Himalayan pink salt (Costco) + candle.

Bread - So you never go hungry. 
Wine - So your life is always sweet. 
Salt - So there is always spice in your life. 
And a Candle - So you always have light. 

Bless this house as we come and go
Bless this house as the children grow
Bless our families when they gather in
Bless this house with love and friends. 

May the roof above us never fall in. 
And may the friends gathered below it never fall out. 

Walls for the wind, a roof for the rain, 
and drinks beside the fire. 
Laughter to cheer you and those you love near you, 
and all that your heart may desire! 

Home is where friendships are formed and families are grown; 
where joy is shared and true love is known; 
where memories are made and seeds of life are sown. 
This is the place that people call HOME.

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Cooking with Frank

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Cooking with Frank

93°F Memphis, Tennessee

Frank Whitington, owner of Whitco, is also a well known chef and foodie. With a history of French culinary training, he has developed a cooking skillset that requires no recipe to impress. 

While it may be hotter than two goats in a pepper patch outside, baked red snapper hits the spot just right. 

The lady peas were bought fresh from the Agricenter International Market in the Memphis area, but you can also buy them at your local grocery store frozen. 

Pineapple Red Snapper + Lady Peas

Ingredients

  • Red Snapper (or any slice of your favorite fish)
  • Lemon, 1 sliced thin
  • Pineapple (fresh), cut into thin chunks
  • Shallots, 1/2 c sliced thin
  • Lady Peas
  • Jalapeño pepper, sliced 

Glaze

  • Orange Juice, 1 cup
  • Soy Sauce, 1 tbsp
  • Honey, 2 tbsp
  • Ginger (fresh), 4 slices
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions

Preheat your oven to 425°F. 

Poor the lady peas and sliced up pepper in a large pot, cover with 2 inches water, boil for 30 minutes or longer depending on how many peas you have.

Lay out the fish, skin side down, on a flat pan covered in foil. 

Prepare the glaze: bring all of the ingredients together in one pot on your stove. Boil them until the mixture becomes syrupy, or reduced to one-third of it's original volume. Throw the lemons, shallots, pineapple into the glaze. Poor this mixture on top of the fish, making sure the fish is covered in glaze. Roast the fish at 425, uncovered, until the fish is done. You'll know the fish is done when it's no longer translucent and has a nice flaky texture.

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Frank Whitington, Owner

As a Senior Real Estate Consultant born and raised in the barbecue capital of the South: Memphis Tennessee, I'm the owner and oversee all operations of TPM Realty (Property Management) and The Whitington Company of Realtors.  After a brief four-year stint in California working as an agent and restaurant manager, my career path led my back to my roots in Memphis. Upon my return, I joined RE/MAX Company of Realtors and spent my time working up the ladder in the real estate industry, gaining and maintaining important business and interpersonal connections throughout the Mid-South area. Eventually, my entrepreneurial spirit led me to branch off and open my own business.

My true enjoyment of Real Estate & Property Management comes from working closely with clients to find the best property available to meet their needs, whether a first home or an investment property to add to their portfolio.

The successes I have enjoyed in my career has stemmed from my business goals and philosophies which include: being honest and trustworthy with a strong sense of ethics and the utmost integrity; professional, responsive, efficient, friendly and caring; deliver superior customer service and hold to a high standard of excellence.

In my leisure time, I enjoy cooking barbecue, spending time with my family, and hitting the tennis courts.

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