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Become a Real Estate Note Investor

Who can become a Real Estate Notes Investor?

For now, IRESE is open to accredited investors. SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) provides strict guidelines to definition for accredited investors, please read SEC definition to determine if you qualify. IRESE welcomes Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Partnerships with a valid Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Sole Proprietors who meet SEC definition.

For an International Investors, we require a passport of the Authorized Representative (who signs the docs) and the company’s Articles of Incorporation. The other requirement is an investort to have a US bank account, so we can do a next day transfer of funds.

We are working towards the goal to offer investment opportunity to the public. If you would like to be notified about future investment opportunities at IRESE, please register here.

Do I need to be licensed?

You do not need to be licensed to be an Investor on IRESE. Although we refer to you, other individuals and your company as "Investors", the Real Estate Notes are being originated by IRESE through registered brokers and then sold to you, making you a share purchaser. The term "Investor" is used through the site for the sake of simplicity.

Your role as an IRESE "Investor" is that of a security purchaser, and your rights and obligations as a purchaser or prospective purchaser of IRESE Real Estate Notes are set forth in the Real Estate Notes Registration Agreement . Although you are referred to on the IRESE website as a "Investor," you are not actually financing any products directly to property owners, but are, instead, purchasing securities from IRESE. All securities financed through IRESE from its own funds and originated by registered brokers, and then sold by IRESE to the winning bidder or bidders on the exchange. Registered broker is the originating broker or lender for licensing and regulatory reasons and is licensed in all states where licensing is required. IRESE uses the term "Investor" instead of "security purchaser" for the sake of brevity and simplicity, and for the convenience of IRESE users who appropriately view IRESE as a marketplace meeting real estate financing needs.

In addition, we will request for the following documentation for your Institution:

  • Institution documentation (articles of incorporation, partnership agreement, operating agreement, articles of organization, etc.)
  • Form W9
  • Entity Certification Form
  • Copy of a driver's license or state ID card for your primary representative. For an International Investors, we require a passport of the Authorized Representative (who signs the docs).

You can always upload required documents securely online by going to Account Documentation.

Is anyone guaranteeing Real Estate Notes?

All notes are secured by real estate mortgage that is being financed. In turn all mortgages are secured by a real estate property. Despite on security provided by the real estate property, we encourage Investors to diversify their portfolio and understand their tolerance for risk before investing.

If a Real Estate Note is more than one month late on a payment, IRESE engages a foreclosure agency on the Investor's behalf and reports late payment to the credit agencies. Learn more about late Real Estate Note payments.

How do I decide what Real Estate Notes to Invest in?

As a Investor, it is your responsibility to follow some basic investing guidelines when making decisions what notes to invest in:

  • Diversify: If you place many small bids among many notes, the risk that you will lose all of your money on one note is much lower than if you place one large bid with one note.
  • Know the risks and bid accordingly: On all of the Real Estate Note detail pages, you will be shown the property and owner information like DTI(debt-to-income) ratio, LTV(loan-to-value), owners credit rating score, and other information. Learn more about credit, property and employment data provided with every note. Together all the information provided creates a risk profile associated with each note. Learn more about Risk Profiles.

Can I sell my Real Estate Notes that own in my portfolio?

IRESE is an exchange that facilitates original issue of Real Estate Notes through an auction and supports ongoing trading of those notes among Investors. If you have purchased notes and do not wish to continue to hold them in your portfolio you can offer them for sale on the exchange.

Do I have to pay taxes on the money I make at IRESE?

Your income from note interest is normally classified as taxable income. Every tax year that you earn more than $600 in interest, IRESE will send you tax forms summarizing your taxable interest income earnings, and report your earnings to the IRS. Learn more about Investor tax reporting.

IRESE does not provide tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

How do I get started as a Investor?

Before you get started, view how investing works.

To become an Investor, you must be registered with IRESE. If you are not registered, you will be asked to fill out a quick registration form. Registration is free. Register now.

Once registered, click the "Become an Investor" link, and you will be asked to provide your Social Security or Tax Identification number and a few other personal details so that we can check your identity if your register as Sole Proprietor. This won't affect your credit score.

If you are a company who has a U.S. bank account and Business Employer Identification Number (EIN) you will be asked for additional information:

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Form W9
  • Certificate of Authority for your primary representative
  • Copy of a driver's license or state ID card for your primary representative. For an International Investors, we require a passport of the Authorized Representative (who signs the docs).

There is no fee for becoming an Investor. Become an Investor now.

Learn more about identity verification for Investors.

Are there any limitations on Real Estate Notes Investors?

Investors are bound by the terms of the Investor Real Estate Notes Agreement and Real Estate Notes Risk Disclosure for Real Estate Notes. They must also familiarize themselves with IRESE's Rules for Investors policies located on IRESE's policies page. Investor may only one account on IRESE marketplace.

Now I am an Investor, what's next?

Once you've set up your account for Investing, you will need to transfer funds to IRESE, and then you can start bidding and trading.

How do I purchase Real Estate Notes?

To place bids on a Real Estate Notes auction or trade an existing notes on the exchange, you will have to first transfer money to IRESE from your bank account. You'll be asked to enter the account details for the bank account you want to use as a funding source for any bids or trades you offer. You can transfer money between IRESE and your bank account, in both directions, at any time at no cost. Learn more about transferring funds to IRESE.

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