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The Real Estate Investor's Guide to Financing by David Reed

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CHAPTER 3

The Players

More than ever, the people and players you associate yourself with both during your property search and throughout your loan closing can affect the profitability of your investment.

It’s critical that you know not just who each of the players is, but who each one is in relation to your investment. Some you can negotiate fees with, while others will be an integral part of your real estate team, helping you to find and acquire the right property while still making the numbers work. After all, that’s what it’s all about, right?

We’ll identify the various people in the real estate transaction, explain their function, note their average costs, and label them “critical,” “important,” or “necessary.”

Critical Players

The Lender ...

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