Real Estate Investors - Learn How to Avoid Hard Money Lenders and Discover Private Money Sources

One of my coaching students recent asked me how to raise money for real estate deals since she was having NO luck raising money through hard money lenders. In fact, she had just paid some "guru" $25,000 to take a course and the whole course was about how to raise hard money.

Once she and many of the other students in the Guru's class start talking they discover that no one was having any luck raising money with money hard lenders. They quickly learn that most hard lender money are out of business. The few that remain have such high lending requirements that the deals made no sense when you have to put up 50% of the proceeds, sign personally, put up cash reserves and pay interests north of 25%.

She was very confused and upset to pay this kind of money to get information that was grossly outdated and useless in today's world.

I quickly explained that the answer of how to raise money for real estate deals today is to use "private money" not hard money. The difference is with private lending you are dealing directly one-on-one with a private person who may want to invest in your business. You are not dealing with banks or hard money lenders who have no money in today's post financial crises.

Private lending is a consistent source of money to purchase discount real estate deals that you can go back to again and again and again. The more you use private money lenders, the more money that will become available as you as you develop that relationship.

It is important that real estate investors understand that for the next several years you will need to use and develop a private lending program as other sources of money will dry up and be very difficult to get.

I invite you to learn more about Private Lending and get FREE instant access to a 60 minute audio and 20-page eBook titled "Discover the Secrets of How to Fund Your Real Estate Deals with Private Lenders!" by going to http://realestatewealthtoday.com/FREE-eBook.html

Mike Lautensack is a full-time real estate entrepreneur in Philadelphia, PA and creator of the Private Lending Presentation Kit. This powerful done-for-you kit is loaded with tools and techniques to attract and develop a consistent stream of private investors into your real estate business. To learn more about this kit and receive your FREE Real Estate Wealth Newsletter go to Private Lender Money Kit.

Private Money Lenders - Where to Find Them and Grow Your Real Estate Investing Business

To locate private money lenders people have employed many different successful techniques.

For instance I heard of a real estate investor that found their investor standing in line at a grocery store. It was a long line and he started up a conversation with an older gentleman standing behind him. The topic came around to real estate after the gentleman asked what the investor did for a living. As soon as the investor said he was a real estate investor the gentleman perked up and said how ironic because he was looking for an investment since the stock market had tanked. It is as easy as that. Now that investor is a millionaire and retired at 35 all because he had the guts to talk with someone while standing in line at the grocery store.

Answer ads placed from for sale by owner properties is another excellent way to find private investors. Having an excellent real estate agent on your side will help you greatly research these properties before you waste your time and the sellers asking for a loan they cannot provide. Most multiple listing services provide agents with a way to see if the owner owes anything on the property and how much and to what bank. Weeding out the properties that do not qualify in the comfort of an office is much better than after you have spent the time and energy to plan an offer and get the earnest money agreement to the seller only to have it rejected because they owe too much on the property.

You can still go to another private money lender, instead of working with the home owner but it makes your life a lot easier and makes your business run a lot smoother if you can know before putting in an offer on a property the exact situation the seller is in. This gives you so much more purchasing power because now you can plan your offer to satisfy what the seller needs and also what the property can provide. This also makes your offers a lot more successful so you are not wasting tome on investments that will never make you any money.

The biggest and best techniques when working with private money lenders is to treat them with the respect you would a boss or a prestigious client and keep them informed of your decisions and you will have an excellent contact for years to come.

I invite you to learn more about Private Lending and get FREE instant access to a 60 minute audio and 20-page eBook titled "Discover the Secrets of How to Fund Your Real Estate Deals with Private Lenders!" by going to http://realestatewealthtoday.com/FREE-eBook.html.

Mike Lautensack is a full-time real estate entrepreneur in Philadelphia, PA and creator of the Private Lending Presentation Kit. This powerful done-for-you kit is loaded with tools and techniques to attract and develop a consistent stream of private investors into your real estate business. To learn more about this kit and receive your FREE Real Estate Wealth Newsletter go to Private Lender Money Kit.