Acquiring capital through a commercial real estate loan is typically one of the first step a company takes in making a major real estate investment. That being said, this part of the process can be extremely difficult and time-consuming, depending on how a company goes about applying for a loan. Whether your company has struggled to get loan terms that line up with your company’s timeline or are having trouble getting funding in the first place, putting yourself in the shoes of a lender can help you get closer to your mark.
The following considerations are a few of the top concerns a lender will consider when deciding whether or not to approve a loan request and work with a new client. The better you understand a lender’s expectations, the better you can tailor your loan application to meet these requirements.
● Am I confident this borrower will pay off the commercial real estate loan off? First and foremost, the borrower is going to want to understand how much the business is making, and how much your business expects to take in as a return on the money your business is borrowing. The lender’s top priority is to make a profit on lending out your company’s much needed capital.
● What does this borrower’s credit history say about their reliability? With a closer look at your company’s credit history, a lender can determine how well your organization has handled credit. The higher your score, the more comfortable a lender will be with loaning out larger amounts of money at more reasonable interest rates.
● How much of their own money is the borrower willing to put up? The more capital your company is willing to put up in the beginning, the more invested your organization appears in the project. Showing a lender that your company intends to see the project through to the end despite any obstacles helps to build the lender’s confidence.
● Can the borrower offer me collateral to ease my concerns? Collateral offers a “just in case” scenario to lenders in case the borrower’s loan becomes delinquent. When companies offer up their own collateral, lenders will be more willing to negotiate on other terms. As far as your business goes, collateral will have to be something valuable enough that the lender accepts it as a consolation prize for your organization backing out on the loan. It may take offering up land, stocks or other real estate assets for your company to get the money it needs from a lender.
By keeping up to date with industry news resources and the latest expert blogs, your company stays in the know about important trends that impact loan terms.
Traditional lending institutions can’t always give your company necessary insights (or loan terms). That’s when it’s time to turn to the services of an experienced commercial real estate loan specialist.
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About the Author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.