Why Asking the Right Questions is Important While Finding the Right Hard Money Lender

Working with the right hard money lenders is important on so many levels. Many things need to be considered like the location, property type and intended use for the loan. That is why choosing a lender that specializes in hard money is a good idea. Just make sure to ask the right questions to know you are choosing the right one.

A reputable lender will have no issues openly answering any questions that you have. Some questions that are commonly asked include, who decides approval of the loan? Is there any way I can speak directly with that person? Which law firm do you work with to document the information? Don’t be afraid to ask any questions that you may have.

Asking about providing references is also common and it is totally fine to ask for them or to even ask for examples of similar transactions that have financed or approved. Hard money lenders that shows signs of being reluctant to answering these questions or shows any hesitation, could be a red flag and should cause you to dig deeper to find out more information about the lender.

Feel free to ask about how they can work with you if you are unable to qualify for any conventional loans because of things like poor credit. Establishing a trusting relationship with your hard money lenders is going to help you in the long run. You always want to be upfront with your lender and feel comfortable talking about your finances and needs with them. In return, they should always be upfront with you as well.

Always discuss your plans for the future and what you are using the extra funds for.

The first thing to do is decide how you will use the funds and how you want to restructure repayments. Always be thorough with your research. Once you are able to find the right property you want to use your extra funds for, discuss all of these things and what you plan for the future with your lender. They should be involved in the process to help you make the best financial decisions for your plan.

Trusting your hard money lenders is one of the most important factors.

When working closely with anyone on your finances, you want to make sure you trust them completely. Finding a reliable lender will make you feel comfortable asking any questions that you may have and feel comfortable discussing all of your finances. Your lender should be open to answering any questions and should be as helpful as they can throughout the process.

Dennis Dahlberg
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.

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