You may wonder who actually owns your owner-financed mortgage after you sell your note to American Equity Funding (AEF) or other mortgage buying companies. Following the purchase, we (AEF) have note ownership and receive the payments. In many cases, however, it is in the best interest of our client to broker the note to a bank or other financial institution. In these situations, the payments are then received by the new buyer and American Equity Funding simply ensures a smooth process.
The following examples illustrate the decision to either keep or broker your note:
Keeping the Note
American Equity Funding recently closed a private mortgage for a client in less than two weeks, including the signing of the contract to the seller receiving funds. In this case, AEF felt that keeping note ownership and servicing this note was the best option. Credit must also be given to the note seller who quickly provided a well-documented package. Amazing things happen when we work together as a team!
Brokering the Note
Another repeat client had more than one mortgage note and was serious about the need to sell them quickly. He called American Equity Funding on Christmas Eve and stated the request to finalize the purchase before the end of the year for tax purposes. This was an unusual situation and the note seller had done due diligence in preparing.
Extra help was solicited and our exceptional team worked diligently throughout the holiday, completing the transaction by the required deadline. Needless to say, the note seller was extremely excited! American Equity Funding felt that this pool of notes would be best serviced by brokering it to a financial institution from out of state who was very happy with the purchase.
These various circumstances illustrate our commitment to excellence for every client, regardless of whether we keep or broker your note.
Banks are not typically set up to deal one-on-one with note sellers and do not want to compile the needed documentation. Therefore, they rely on companies like American Equity Funding to be resources in finding and providing properly documented notes. Both note sellers and buyers alike benefit from our professional services.
The process of selling an owner-financed note without help can be very stressful and difficult, especially for first-time note sellers. American Equity Funding prides itself on fast, friendly, and exceptional service and we welcome the opportunity to assist you!
Owner, American Equity Funding