When it comes to selecting commercial lenders to work with, the process can seem overwhelming and a little intimidating. But it shouldn’t be. The lender you chose should try to create the very best scenario for you and a win-win solution for you both. While traditional lending institutions can be challenging to obtain a loan from, that does not mean you are destined to “go it alone” or put your business dreams on the backburner until the economic climate is exactly perfect.
Finding commercial lenders that are willing to work with you and believe in your vision is not impossible. It can be time consuming to meet with and narrow down the right one, however. It’s time well spent, however. Once you find the right lender to work with you, the benefits are endless.
To get started, meet with people that you already work it – such as your local bank where you already have a financial relationship and probably know and trust people. While traditional banks can be more difficult to obtain a loan from, it’s still a very viable option. If you already work with them and have money with their institution, they are more likely to offer you a fair deal. So it doesn’t hurt to start there.
The truth is, it’s very uncommon to submit a loan package and get approved by the very first lender. You may even have to submit your application up to 50 times. So there is no reason to lose hope. You also want to make sure your needs are aligned with the type of institution you are submitting to. For example, if you require a large loan, you may find little success with a small bank or credit union. You can look to online marketplace lenders or other options such as private lenders or hard money lenders.
If you have a reasonable loan size amount, look to local lenders. They will already be familiar with the local economic environment and may be versed in your nice or specialty. In fact, it’s a great idea to look for a local lender that has past experience with a loan like your own that you are looking to obtain. Once you find the right lender, you can start with the pre-approval process, get all your documentation and business plan ready for presentation, and continue the process to loan approval!
Level 4 Funding LLC Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel: (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701
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.