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Madison Spotlight Event: Think Like a Lender, Be a Better Borrower!

  • 11 Oct 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Madison REIA, Fitchburg


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Think Like a Lender, Be a Better Borrower!

Have you ever wondered how lenders think? Well, here’s your chance to get inside the head of a lender (it’s a scary place- lol). Come prepared to ask questions. All your lender questions will get answered.


Here’s what we’re going to cover:

  1. Experience. Why it matters and how to get some (even if you’re brand new).
  2. Deal Analysis. What does a lender look for in the numbers?
  3. Comps. Why does accuracy matter?
  4. Profitability. Why your profits matter to the lender’s success.
  5. Reserves. What are they and why they matter? What will your lender look for?
  6. Attitude. When you talk to a lender, how to best present yourself and the deal.
  7. Credibility Package. What is it and why will it put you higher on the lenders list?
  8. Plus, more. Much more…

Watch the video below!

Speaker: Jeff Cichocki

Jeff Cichocki

Jeff has been a hard money lender since 2010 and a real estate investor since 2004.  As a hard money lender, Jeff manages a hard money investing fund.  Through both his personal ventures and lending through the fund, he has been involved in over a thousand transactions.  As a lender and investor, Jeff has seen and done just about every kind of deal imaginable; everything from a simple wholesale, to rehabs, rentals, subject-to, lease with the option to purchase, seller finance and lending.  Jeff has been involved in many creative purchase and sale situations.

Jeff loves giving back to the real estate community. He helps out as co-host at the Central Wisconsin REIA in Wausau.

The Schedule (2nd Monday):

  • 5:30 pm - Check in at the reception desk, visit with your friends and colleagues, get settled in to start
  • 6:00 pm - Welcome from Chris Hake, brief announcements, and introductions of Vendors
  • 6:15 pm - Raffle prizes from our Vendors, Local topics discussed, Have's and Want's
  • 6:40 pm - Break out into un-constructed networking, first-time guests meet with President and Founder, Chris Hake
  • 7:00 pm - Spotlight speaker to present for 90-minutes
  • 8:30 pm - Meeting adjourned, closing comments by Chris Hake
  • Meeting after the meeting: TBD LOCATION

Additional Meeting Information:

Meeting Location:

Madison REIA

2809 Fish Hatchery Road

Fitchburg, WI 53713

Members are always FREE! First-time guests are always FREE! After that, non-members are $20!

WiscoREIA's Madison Meetings are always on the 2nd Monday of the month from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm!

Monday, October 11th from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hosted by: Chris Hake

WiscoREIA PO Box 961, Eau Claire, WI 54702

‪For inquiries, please send a message to Francesca Miranda, WiscoREIA Executive Director
(608) 616-5277‬‬ • membersupport@wiscoreia.com

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