Tue, 4 April 2017
Obtaining funding can be one of the more difficult aspects of real estate investing. How do you go about finding the right lender? My guest today is making the process quicker and easier by marrying technology and real estate to create an online marketplace where investors and lenders can connect.
Ross Hamilton is the CEO of connectedinvestors.com, the world’s largest network of real estate investors. He began investing in real estate at the age of 19, and soon realized that the more connections he had in the real estate investing world, the more lucrative business could be. He leveraged his understanding of technology to create what he calls “LinkedIn for real estate investors” and became wildly successful during the property value upswing. Ross then had the foresight to diversify prior to the crash, and even thrived during the crash by investing in real estate in military towns.
Ross continues to grow his portfolio as well as his network of real estate investors, as he seeks to change the way money flows through the industry. Listen in as he explains how the Connected Investors platform pairs lenders with investors, how to spot a fake lender, and how technology will continue to affect the future of financing via crowdfunding portals and social networks.
[3:22] The key to success in real estate
[3:38] The evolution of funding real estate investments
[6:54] How the Connected Investors platform connects investors with lenders
[8:35] The success of CiX
[10:10] The types of debt supplied by CiX
[12:43] How CiX helps investors with the equity component of funding
[14:54] The prevalence of scammers posing as lenders
[18:21] How to qualify lenders and identify scammers
[20:02 ] The future of financing
[22:43] Ross’s advice for investors struggling to find funding
Connect with Ross
Direct download: MB_059_-_The_Future_of_Real_Estate_Financing_-_With_Ross_Hamilton.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT