American Association of Private Lenders
Formed in 2009, the American Association of Private Lenders (AAPL) is the first national organization representing the private real estate and peer-to-peer lending industry. Our membership includes private money lenders for real estate, hard money lenders, mortgage fund managers, brokers and service providers from around the United States.
National Lending Experts
The mission of the National Lending Experts (NLE) is to provide a platform for real estate investors, brokers, private lenders for real estate, capital providers and service professionals to exchange ideas, concepts, information and to collaborate. The NLE is built around a group of Advisors that represent a unique piece of the private lending process and are experts committed to providing a resource to our network and assist in the growth of their business.
National Private Lenders Association
Preferred Trust Company
Founded in 2007, Preferred Trust Company, LLC is a licensed Trust Company specializing in Self-Directed IRAs. They custody alternative assets, such as real estate, precious metals, and digital currency to name a few. Preferred Trust Company’s priority is to provide exceptional customer service while educating account owners about the tax advantages of investing in alternative assets that they know. This wealth-building strategy enables clients to expand their knowledge, complete real estate transactions with ease, and seamlessly maximize their retirement strategy with a diversified portfolio.
Preferred Trust company continues to set the standard for the quickest processing times, fewest transaction fees, personalized customer service, and the highest standard of compliance in the industry.
Corridor Funding is proud to partner with Bigger Pockets, a platform that connects lenders, brokers, and investors while offering a community of 2+ million members.
Think Like an Appraiser
John and Kalen Sledge researched their first value-add real estate project in 2012. John was a residential real estate appraiser and knew they needed to “think like an appraiser” to determine the renovation budget for the project and to decide where to use their renovation dollars. John always dreaded the appraisal of a home where renovation mistakes were made but could have been avoided with proper research and due diligence. Using John’s expertise gained while appraising 10,000+ homes and analyzing over 50,000 comparable sales John and Kalen created a process to analyze the buy, to determine the quality rating of the home before and after renovation, to estimate the ARV, and the renovation dollar amount for their own projects.
After 8 years of successful real estate investing and streamlining their research process, John and Kalen are now teaching others how to research and “think like an appraiser” before buying real estate. Think Like an Appraiser is an education company offering classes, resources, webinars, “Q&A” sessions, and one-on-one coaching. They provide several learning platform options to meet the current needs of each student and create an experience where true understanding takes place.