Private Money: 5 Things Every Real Estate Investor Should Know

Posted on Mar 16 2015 - 5:35am by Lance Edwards
Jay Connor - Real Estate Investment Leader

Jay Conner, real estate investing leader

Need the cash for your real estate deal, but don’t know where to get it? Don’t think you’ll qualify for a bank loan?

While discussions about private money and private money lenders are sometimes met with confusion, misinformation and sometimes skepticism, this very real way to fund your deals can mean the difference between closing fast with no cash or credit of your own… or not closing at all.

Jay Conner, best-selling author of the No. 1 business book The Masters Of Real Estate: Getting Deals Done in the New Economy, recently shared a wealth of knowledge to Deals & Dollars Weekly about how to make private money work for you, borne from his own experiences as a real estate entrepreneur.

In this lesson, Jay answers your most asked questions, including:

What is private money and who are the private money lenders?

When is the best time to use private money?

What are the benefits of using private money?

Why do private lenders want to work with real estate entrepreneurs?

What is the best way to locate private lenders?

With an 800 credit score and never having missed a loan payment, you would think banks would bend over backwards for a guy Jay Conner. So, you can imagine to his dismay after a long relationship and $1 million credit line that the bank would suddenly deny him the funds he needed to close on two properties in the midst of the Great Recession.

“[The banker] clears his throat, and he said, ‘Well, Jay, we had to collapse your line of credit.’ I had never heard of a line of credit being collapsed before, but it didn’t sound good,” Conner said.

“They had no reason to cut me off other than, the banker said, ‘I’m sorry Jay, we’re not making loans to real estate investors anymore with the economical climate as it is.’”

For entrepreneurs like Jay, it could have meant disappointment. For others, defeat.

Yet, even as the global financial markets were hurdling towards collapse, Conner soon discovered a way to attract more than $2 million in shaky and stable markets alike without ever having to go through a credit check, worry about personal income, or qualify with the bank again.

“My definition of coincidence is God’s way of staying anonymous, and I was introduced to this incredible world of private money,” he said.

Six years after his banker denied him the cash he needed, he and wife Carol Joy celebrate more than a decade in a real estate business that boasts a seven-figure income set on autopilot in eastern North Carolina.

Read on to discover more about private money on page 2.

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