There is this misunderstanding that the only people who use hard money (or OPM) are the people who have bad credit, bankruptcies, short sales, and foreclosures on their record and can’t get access to cash any other way. While this is true in some circumstances, many very successful real estate entrepreneurs use hard money each and every time they buy a property.
Why would real estate investors with liquid and sizable cash reserves on hand still prefer to use OPM (Hard Money Loans) every day of the week? Why would heavy-hitters, with gobs of personal cash, regularly use OPM?
Habitual, hard-core Deal Makers understand that if they leverage their own cash reserves, they simply tie up their own money for 6-12 months. This makes it impossible to buy more properties based on the amount of money in their bank accounts, which serves as proof that they can service loans on varying cash-flowing properties.
By leveraging OPM, they keep their own money liquid, which means they can do more deals, more often!