Commercial Lending In Texas – Do I Need A Commercial Broker?

1page_img3-bigYou have decided that you want to take advantage of some of the unique potential of the commercial lending market in Texas, but you are unsure of how to proceed. Maybe you like to do things for yourself and make it a learning process, or maybe you simply don’t have the time to do it yourself. If so, then you need to decide if it is in your best interest to hire a commercial broker.

Deciding whether or not to utilize a mortgage broker is a big decision and one that is entirely up to you as an individual and as a business owner. It is quite possible that a broker could make your commercial lending experience very easy, but there is also a chance that using one could cost you a significant amount of money.

When deciding whether you need a commercial broker or not, there are several things to consider. First, is the amount of time that you are willing to spend hunting down your own lenders. If this is a project that you would like to devote many hours to, on the phone and in person, speaking with lenders and setting up appointments, then using a commercial broker will not save you time. Maybe you even like this part of the process and do not mind spending the time to do it. However, if you do not want to spend the time to shop around to different banks and lending sources to track down the perfect commercial lending program for your needs, then hiring a commercial broker might be an excellent investment for you because of the time that you are bound to save.

Another deciding in factor is whether or not you are familiar with the commercial loan process in general. If this is your first time, it might not be a bad idea to get a recommendation from a colleague or mentor and work with a commercial broker. They will know much more than you do at this point. However, if you are experienced in this, and have a good handle on the process, then perhaps you don’t need one. If you have done many investments, then you might even have some preferred lenders to cut through some of the leg work.

If you have a unique situation, whether it be for qualifying, for the terms of the loan, or for something else, it also might be in your best interest to work with a commercial broker. Lenders want to get as many qualified loans out as possible and might not take the time necessary to hear your specific situation, unless you have a professional to advocate for you. Whether you decide to use a commercial broker or not is a decision only you can make, but there are many benefits to securing commercial lending in this manner.

What if I tried commercial lending in the past, but was not happy with the outcome?

If that is the case, that it is probably very important that you work with a broker if you are looking for another commercial loan. They will be able to find lenders to compare for you and you will have more choices than you did before. If you didn’t have a good experience the first time and you would like to try again, having a commercial broker as your advocate could drastically change your experience in commercial lending.


Dennis Dahlberg
Level 4 Funding LLC  Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177 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.

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