You pick up the morning paper and read the headline, “Government directs that ALL BANKS will invest all deposits in Government Securities. NO MORE REAL ESTATE LOANS to private companies or individuals!” You are in the business of acquiring Real Estate, houses, apartments, land, etc. for resale or for long term investment. Will this news TOTALLY shut you down? OR what if the banks are going to continue to make Real Estate Loans; but not to you? This could be for any number of reasons; too many loans all ready, marginal credit, bad location of Real Estate, etc., etc., etc. OR what if you’re just tired of jumping through hoops, kissing the banker’s rear end, and in general going through the hassle of dealing with banks.
There are great opportunities in our current economy for acquiring Real Estate at prices not seen in years. Bad times for some, good times for others. Therefore, for the Real Estate investor, entrepreneur, developer, etc. success will depend a great deal on being able to have or obtain funds with which to acquire said Real Estate.
So, what do we do if the banks are off limits to us? PRIVATE LENDERS! Create your own funding sources with Private Lenders. There is an unlimited number of individual people and organizations that have funds available to invest. Most of these people and organizations are receiving low returns on their funds. They would obviously like to increase the return on their investments; however, either they don’t know how or they are afraid to invest their money wherein they have no say as to how the money is used. Examples: Stock Market, Mutual Funds, REIT’s, etc.
Investing in these ventures is, in my opinion, a sophisticated “Crap Shoot”. You roll the dice and sometimes win, but mostly lose. Investor’s would like a better way; however, they don’t have the time or knowledge to do better. You can educate these investors and convince them that you can show them how to dramatically increase their returns.
By being diligent, knowledgeable, and honest you can make them feel comfortable at investing with you in Real Estate. You can develop both short term and long term investment funds from these investors. You want to develop a “partnership” and feeling of trust between you and the investor. Once you are able to do that, the news will spread to other investors and you will not have to worry about the banks again.
These posts are the opinion of the author who is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or investment advice. If such advice is required or desired, the services of competent professional persons should be sought.