Quest Funding seeks borrowers from
various sources, including real estate and mortgage brokers. We
encourage you to consider referring your borrowers to us. Our promises
to you and your borrowers, and some FAQ can be found below:
Referring Borrowers or Investors to Us:
to You, as a Broker:
- Quest Funding Services will perform all reasonable due diligence
and exhibit the same dedication and competence, in an attempt to meet
your borrowers' funding needs, as if they were our own customers.
- Quest Funding Services will not exclude you "from the loop"
of work with your borrowers. You will receive updates of our progress
toward funding your borrowers. As a matter of fact, we reserve the
right to request to request that you "run down" docs, from the
customer, if they dawdle in providing what we require during
- Our agreement for compensation to you, in exchange for the
referral, will be specific and in writing and we will not evade our
responsibility to pay the referral fee within the agreed-upon time
after the funding is accomplished.
- We will keep our own processing, underwriting or similar fees to
reasonable levels, and these will be disclosed to you and your
borrowers prior to them becoming payable obligations of the borrowers.
- We will not fund a borrower, or refinance one we have previously
funded, just for the sake of earning fees for a lender, you,
another broker or ourselves, when it is obvious to us that the
borrower will default on the loan during its term OR if, at the time a
hard money loan is funded, we are inclined to believe that refinancing
to a permanent loan is unlikely to be possible for a borrower
whose intent is to retain the property for an indefinite period of
time. We do not "loan to own", nor do the lenders/brokers we represent
or deal with.
- We will be honest with any borrowers who we cannot fund.
We will not unreasonably keep them "hanging" in hopes of being funded
when we have become conviced that we cannot help them.
- You will be paid a referral fee on future fundings we obtain for someone you referred to us.
- We will, upon your request, keep you informed of our other
services which you can offer to your customers for a fee.
- If you have your own private investors, we offer to find
investments for them. You and we may, when appropriate, trade investor
lists. Make no mistake about it. This will increase your own fundings,
NOT deplete your investors. (Don't think that any investors doesen't
invest elsewhere anyway.) When allowed, by law, we will pay you on a
contingent basis if such referrrf investors choose to invest in
private loans through us. Ask Us For Details.
Why We Prefer Referrals to Co-Broker
We prefer to fund loans for
your customers when you specifically know or control them, and we prefer
to be able to work directly with the customer. That is why we prefer referrals to traditional co-broker arrangements. Our experience is that it
is usually, especially unproductve when, say, a broker brings a customer to you
and then you bring them to us. In other words, we prefer a chain from
customer to lender NOT to exceed:
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*** Note that with some funding sources (REIT,
REIMC, SBA or Life insurance funds, we are already forced to deal with
correspondants/brokers. Adding more entities to the chain just makes it
more cumbersome and less likely to close the funding.
- Mainly, broker-to-broker-to-broker funding requests are usually
"over-shopped". They simply DON'T CLOSE! How many times have you "spun
your wheels" trying to get such a loan approved only to find out that
the loan had been shopped and over-shopped to the lenders/brokers you
approached? Think about it...why would a broker have contacted you,
another broker, if the funding could have been accomplished directly
with a commercial or, even, hard money lender? We want to close loans, not waste
our time or yours.***
- With a chain of brokers involved between the lender and the
borrower, time is wasted and document requests are often inadequately
or incorrectly transmitted. Documents can also be lost and the
confidentiality of personal information compromised.
- Quest Funding Services makes various disclosures which we deem to
be professional and honest, even when no lawy or regulation requires
them. We, frankly, do not want to be forced to worry about whether
such disclosures reached the borrower(s).
- We keep you "in the loop" and pay your fee without the requirement
for you to process the funding request or chase down documents. There
is no need for you to be involved with the "busy-work" when you could
be looking for more business. (On the other hand, we sure hope you
will assist us if a borrower is slow to meet our document requests.)
REASONS TO REFER INVESTORS TO
QUEST FUNDING SERVICES
Typical Referral Fees:
Note: As you probably know,
nearly all commercial loan broker fees are "add-on", as opposed to
yield-spread premiums paid by the actual lender, though YSP's are paid
by some institutional lenders.
We limit your fee to 2 points,
maximum, when the loan is funded by our own investors or from the
Worldquest Fund we are establishing. This keeps us, and you, competitive
in the hard money (we prefer to call it "alternative funding")
When we fund your borrower thru a third-party
(institutional, etc) lender, the fee paid to you is 20% of the net
fee received by Quest. Total points vary with the loan,
borrower, property type, use and lender, subject to the lender's
guidelines. Very large loans could pay you a very small number of
points...maybe even only 1/4 point. BUT that is still $250,000 on a
$100,000,000 loan! Not too bad, considering we do all the work for
Interested in making from 30-60% of the net
commission and still not have to process, package, underwrite or close
For a limited time, and in limited
territories, Quest Funding Services is seeking to partner with
independent contractor Regional Affiliatess who are honest, dedicated, competant
and professional originators. You additional training and
support that could be worth thousands of dollars, yet you also get to
concentrate on originating loans. All we need is the customer
introduction, a signed application and a basic loan
package. The rest is up to us. We deal with the
customer, complete the application package, match the borrower to the
right loan program and handle everything through to
Your basic commission is 30%, the highest we
know of online. But, you will have the ability to make as
much as 65% when you reach certain funding levels within the previous
quarter. And you STILL just have to originate...we do the
rest and you get the benefit of a national company to support your
There are other options to make money also:
If you refer a third-party broker to us, who submits a customer
that succeeds in getting funding from, or through, us, you get paid.
Send a client to us who hires us to prepare a business plan or
private placement memorandum, and you get paid. Introduce us to an
investor who allows us to place their investment into a private loan,
and service the loan, and you get paid when the loan closes AND a
portion of the interest during the loan term. And, there are many
other benefits of representing Quest. Sound good to
Then call us and make your future
all that it can be
Aren't Referral Fees illegal?
majority of RESPA-controlled residential originations, that is true.
But, except for a few tricky exceptions, referrals related to most
commercial or hard money originations are perfectly legal. Obviously,
when a referral fee is illegal, we can't pay them. We value our freedom!
Please note that we have a policy of disclosure that meets or exceeds
that which is required to be made to borrowers. As in everything we
do, we believe that honesty is the best policy.
Limit Funding Services According to the Following
general, our services are available nationwide, but we limit our
services to some degree to ensure compliance with federal and state
laws. We aim to protect ourselves, and you, by remaining in compliance
with national and local laws and regulations which control or limit our
are able to oriignate such loans in NJ and Florida
as originators, thru Mega Financial Network, LLC (of
NJ), for qualified borrowers. We invite you to discuss your desired
funding with us. We will tell you if we can both help you and comply
with the law.
- Except through a cobroker arrangement as permitted by law, Quest
Funding Services will not originate or arrange a commercial debt
instrument if it is for a property in a state with commercial
licensing laws to which Quest Funding Services has not complied.
- Except on a legal cobroker basis, @uest Funding Services does not
originate or arrange such instruments if they are subject to the
control of SEC regulations or subject to the control of state
securities regulations to which we have not, or cannot, comply.
- Except in those states in which we can orignate residential loans
as originators for Mega Financial Network of NJ, or in which a
cobroker arrangement can meet all the precepts of all relevant laws,
Quest Funding Services does not originate loans on 1-4 unit
residential properties, owner-occupied properties or any similar
property that is suvject to RESPA guidelines. ***