Violin Soloist and Attorney Share Success via Level 4 Funding


When Sharon Chen and her husband William needed a hard money business purpose loan, they knew just where to go—Level 4 Funding. Busy professionals don’t have time to “play around” to find the right loan, William explained. And Sharon and William are successful, busy professionals indeed.

Success on Stage

Sharon was born and raised in Maryland, to parents originally from Taiwan. Her father is a well-respected physician and both of Sharon’s brothers followed proudly in his footsteps—one works for Johns Hopkins University, the other became a gynecologist.

The only girl in her family, Sharon opted out of medical school but took an equally prestigious path. She started playing the violin at just 2 ½ years of age, and eventually went on to attend Harvard College.

Sharon played the violin in the Harvard symphony and became a concertmaster, which is the highest ranking violinist in an orchestra. As a concertmaster, Sharon led the violin section in maintaining unity, and typically played all of the violin solos during a performance. When it comes to Sharon’s musical talents, her adoring husband William says “she is a genius.”

William is a successful banking attorney handling business investors, legal contracts, and legal consultant work. Originally from Switzerland, he and Sharon met and married in New York. Starting 10 years ago, Sharon unfortunately began suffering from an unusual medical condition, and together she and William have traveled throughout Europe and the US in search of the best medical care and cure. They visited Arizona as one of their destinations, prior to heading back home to New York.

After the New York tragedy on September 11, 2001, William and Sharon decided to head west and make Arizona their home. The couple have been proud Phoenix residents ever since.

Nothing but the Best

When it comes to Sharon’s medical care, William settles for nothing less than the best. Their travels around the world are proof that he puts his money where his mouth is.

William’s high-quality philosophy translates into his family’s financial transactions as well. He originally heard about Level 4 Funding from his trusted colleagues in the real estate industry. Unwilling to waste time or risk his personal finance transactions being handled by a mediocre team, he dealt directly with Mark Gowlovech at Level 4 Funding.

“We can’t afford to take shortcuts. Good work is worth paying for,” says William. “Go where service and quality count, like Level 4 Funding.”

William speaks from experience, and just wrapped up his second transaction with Level 4 Funding. He is impressed with Mark Gowlovech professionalism and expertise, and glad he took his colleagues’ advice to reach out to Mark when he needed a quick response on his first loan.

“He’s very easy to work with,” says William, “and he takes time to understand your story and situation. He’s great at putting everything together, and finding ways to make solutions fit your needs.”

Like many of us, William knows that some traditional lenders can be extremely slow to make decisions, and require hours of time to wade through large stacks of paperwork. William prefers the private client boutique-style experience he’s received with Mark and team.

Success Tips from the Professionals

William and Sharon’s track record as successful professionals speaks for itself. Among the best of the best at what they do, they shared additional tips for life and lending.

“Life is made up of two things,” advises William, “your occupation and your hobbies and leisure pursuits. Work hard to get paid well at your career. Then pay someone to work hard and give quality service and results to you.” The cost of incredible service and better quality is worth paying for, William stated firmly. Getting a high-quality loan has just as much value as buying reliable quality clothes and dining at the best restaurants.

Hard Money Loans are serious business,” William continued. When you need something done, find a professional who can help you get the job done right, and go with them. It’s the same as a critical home repair. If you have a plumbing issue, you find the best plumber and have them handle the job. If you try to do it yourself, you risk errors and waste time—time you could be spending making more money in your area of expertise, or time you could be spending enjoying leisure pursuits. “Don’t play around to try to find the [least expensive] deal,” he advised. Go where service and quality count, like Level 4 Funding.”

William and Sharon continue to be highly complementary of Mark and team. As two-time clients and connoisseurs who settle for nothing less than the best, they should know. In summary William stated:

“Excellent work, Level 4 Funding makes things a lot easier. I’m busy, Sharon’s sick, and we can’t afford to take shortcuts. Good work is worth paying for.”


Happy senior business man making his notes at workDennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC 
Private Hard Money Lender

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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.