How to Find Private Investors for Real Estate

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Real estate gurus often suggest the use of other people's money to increase your investment leverage. You may find that private investors are not involved in the daily aspects of building or managing real estate. Private investors typically wish to participate as silent partners or suppliers of capital. Using a variety of resources, you might locate private investors to fund your real estate development projects.

Step 1

Join an investment club to find private investors for real estate, many of which list their activities online. Use real estate investing club networking sessions to discuss funding opportunities for properties you want to buy. Ask real estate investing club members to provide contact information for private investors in your area.

Step 2

Look for classified newspaper ads that seek private real estate investments. Call private investors to pitch your financing request for property types you intend to acquire. Get details about the terms and requirements for several investors. Add private lenders that offer favorable terms to your list of resources for real estate deals.

Step 3

Inform your colleagues of your need for private investments to fund real estate deals. Use social networks such as LinkedIn or Facebook to locate contacts who share real-estate-related interests. Inquire about private lending sources that are used by social network members within your sphere of influence. Ask members of your social network to have private lenders contact you, or ask them for phone numbers for private investors you can call about real estate deals.

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