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My name is Mike Lautensack and I started real estate investing in 1999 as a way to generate passive income and long-term wealth. Despite numerous mistakes and, what I like to refer to as "learning experiences", I started to have some real success by 2005 and made the leap to a full-time real... More
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Discover the Secrets of How to Fund Your Real Estate Deals with Private Lenders
  • Real Estate Investors - The 9 Top Ways to Find Private Lenders 1 comment
    Mar 9, 2010 8:38 PM

    I a sure you are aware the mortgage market in this country has collapsed. I do not mean "it is slow" or "down slightly", I mean it has COLLAPSED. It is almost impossible for a home owner to get a mortgage and down right impossible for real estate investors to get traditional mortgages.

    The solution for the next couple of years will be private lenders. But how does a real estate investor find private lenders. Well, finding a private lender is not nearly as difficult as people think. Here are the top 9 ways to find potential lenders for your real estate investing business.

    1. Elevator Speech: Prepare a "60 second" elevator speech and network with everyone you know including friends, family and business associates. Spread the word you are looking for investors.
    2. Real Estate Investment Clubs: Join your local REI group and network and spread the word you are a real estate investor and looking for private lenders to invest in your deals.
    3. Join professional networking groups: You can join networking groups like BNI and be sure to join and deliver your "60 second" elevator speech at opportunity.
    4. Postcards: You can purchase lists of high net worth individuals and send a postcard inviting them to call you to get free information form you or attend an informational seminar about your real estate investing business and private lending.
    5. Letters: Send letters to a high net worth list as above or send it to people that have already called or emailed you from your postcards.
    6. Small Local Newspaper Ads: You can place ads in small newspapers offering the reader to attend an educational seminar or request a free report.
    7. Flyers: Post flyers at senior centers and areas where high net worth people attend and traffic.
    8. Speeches and Presentations: Offer to give a 30 to 60 minute educational presentation about real estate investing and private lender.
    9. Internet: You can spread the word through social networking sites like Twitter or Facebook. However, I strongly urge you to simple offer to provided educational information and do NOT make an offer to borrow money through internet sources. Advertising directly through the internet will attract attention form your state SEC department and I assure you that this is not the attention you want to attract.
    10. BONUS -- Talk, Talk and More Talk: Talk to everyone and spread the word about what you do and what services you provided.
    If you would like more information on this topic or to learn more real estate investing tips, ideals or "real world" investing strategies please go to my blog at

    Mike Lautensack is a full-time real estate entrepreneur, coach and mentor in Philadelphia, PA and creator of the Private Lending Presentation Kit. This powerful done-for-you kit is loaded with tools and techniques to attract and develop a consistent stream of private investors into your real estate business. To learn more about this kit and receive your FREE eBook go to Real Estate Investing Blog.

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    Need advice on selling a percentage of ownership in a golf course housing development. Divorced and no longer desire to be a partner with the ex. How do I market this sale?
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