Once you’ve made the decision to begin passively investing in real estate, it’s time to decide which firm you’d like to work with. At Walnut Street Finance we make the entire process as simple and secure for our investors as possible - including the process of collecting their returns. You’re probably wondering how, exactly, we do that and what those steps are.
Below we’ll walk you through the process so that you can be well on your way to investing with Walnut Street Finance.
For many investors, their initial interest in investing begins when they realize they’ve got a sum of money saved up for a rainy day that isn’t exactly doing anything for them. When you’ve got funds sitting in a bank account you have easy access to it, which is great, but it isn’t helping you to increase your wealth at all. And so, these folks decide that it’s time to put their money to work.
After considering various investment options, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, our investors have obviously landed on investing in the real estate market, which has an entire subset of investment opportunities in and of itself. They could choose to buy themselves a few single-family vacation homes and utilize them exclusively. They may look into purchasing a few rental properties - either residential or commercial - and take the landlord route. Or, if they’re much more hands on they may decide to either purchase a property to fix-and-flip, or buy land to develop and, in either situation, intend to sell the property at a profit down the line. The issue with these options is that they all take time, tie up your funds, and require some form of work - whether it’s maintaining (or paying someone to maintain) the properties, complete the renovations, or moving through the purchase and sales process.
While our investors should of course take their time and do their due diligence as they research investment companies, we at Walnut Street Finance also take our due diligence very seriously. In an effort to protect our investors’ funds, we conduct a thorough review of every borrower proposal that comes across the desk, speak with the borrowers about their past experience with that particular type of proposal, and - if the loan is approved - make visits on site to ensure that work is being completed in accordingly (with all permits being pulled, appropriate materials being used, etc.) while also reviewing that all work is being completed on time and on budget.
We also distribute your funds across multiple projects at any given time, so that if one project falls behind or goes awry in some way, your entire investment isn’t affected. However, in the event a project does seem to be going south, Walnut Street Finance also steps in to remedy the situation, whether that means taking over the entire project through a process we call Active Forbearance or simply assisting the borrower with getting back on track.
Here’s the part our investors are the most interested in - how do they collect the returns on their investment? Well, it couldn’t be any simpler. After you’ve invested your funds, and we’ve invested it into profitable projects, you simply sit back and wait for your monthly check to arrive in your mailbox. There aren’t any monthly forms to fill out or work that needs to be done on your end - we (and the borrowers) handle all of the heavy lifting so that your money can work hard on its own without you having to lift a finger. And that is the beauty of investing with Walnut Street Finance.
If you’re ready to move forward with investing with us, download our Executive Summary and then get in touch!