The Best Laid Plans

By Susan Lassiter-Lyons | Real Estate

There is a line in “To a Mouse,” by Robert Burns: “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.” Which roughly translated means the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Last year was a rebuilding year for my business. I changed many of my foundational systems and processes […]

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How to Close a Private Money Deal

By Susan Lassiter-Lyons | Real Estate

You’ve found a money partner, you’ve made the presentation, and your partner has agreed to invest with you. How do you close the deal? The process itself is pretty much the same every time Prepare the loan package and schedule the closing. Prepare the closing instructions for the title company or the closing attorney, and […]

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Private Money Program Samples

By Susan Lassiter-Lyons | Real Estate

Last week we looked at the fundamentals of how, exactly, a private money program operates and how to determine, exactly, how much to pay invaluable private money partners. Now, it’s time to dig a little deeper into the setup of your investor relations division and create a specific (but flexible) private money program tailored to […]

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